Both originally from the Madison area, Maggie and Corey journeyed to NYC together where Maggie attended the Fashion Institute and Corey landed a programming job at Etsy. After a couple years out east, they were ready for a change in pace and moved back to Madison in the spring of 2013.
Since then, Corey has adjusted to working remotely for Etsy, launching two huge projects including Etsy Wholesale and most recently, Etsy Manufacturing. Corey travels back to NYC frequently and when he’s not traveling or programming, he’s DJing dance parties with Maggie and friends or playing D&D.
After moving back to Madison, Maggie knew she wanted to launch her own handbag line and began on her entrepreneurial journey. After implementing a sewing studio space inside of local maker space Sector67, directing a successful fashion show (MadRunway) and working as the Marketing Director at a local contemporary designer boutique, Maggie launched her digitally printed handbag line, Maggie Modena.
Starting in January, Maggie and Corey and their two dogs (pug, Rhea & frenchie, Toad) will be living on the road in their new RV, Rita Vita. They plan on starting in Austin, heading west and then make their way up the west coast as the weather warms up. Not only are they looking forward to finding special qualities in each place, but meet people who truly make a place special.
Here, Maggie and Corey will write about their travels, the RV lifestyle, working on the road, and meeting new people, all with the idea in mind that you only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.