Meet Our Staff

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Raquel
Thomas
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1. What do you like about working at TKD?
Walking to work, spending the day with my dog and people I love, and making beautiful things for brides.

2.What is your favorite TK piece?
Plume Headpiece

3. Favorite Musical Artist?
Biggie Smalls

4. Favorite Candy?
Chocolove XOXOX Dark Chocolate With Almond & Sea Salt

5. Favorite Ice Cream Flavor?
Vanilla Swiss Almond

6. Do you have a pet?
A pit bull named Blue and two cats that ran out of the house a couple days ago, I hope they come back...

7. Guilty pleasure?
Hosting parties with my friends very very late at night!

8. What do you like best about Sea Cliff?
Probably Friday night music at the beach in the summer.

9. Do you have an interesting skill/hobby?
I'm an awesome cook; gonna give you a list cause I’m so interesting. I love CrossFit even though I’m not great and I’ve been making jewelry since i was twelve.

10. Sushi or tacos?
Sushi! Is that really a question?!
1. What do you like about working at TKD?
Number one thing: I like being my own boss. Ultimately, I enjoy the camaraderie with the employees and the family type setting.

2.What is your favorite TK piece?
That's a tough one! Even though I don’t have favorites I would say the Nayha earrings.

3. Favorite Musical Artist?
Oh, thats sooooo hard! I don’t have a favorite because it's hard to pick a genre, but it's between Chris Cornell and Layne Staley.

4. Favorite Candy?
Hi-Chew

5. Favorite Ice Cream Flavor?
Coffee

6. Do you have a pet?
A pit bull named Blue who is my best bud and studio mascot.

7. Guilty pleasure?
Not a big sweets guy, so I'd say beer.

8. What do you like best about Sea Cliff?
Theres no other vibe like the one in Sea Cliff, completely unique and truly feels like a community.

9. Do you have an interesting skill/hobby?
I'm a dedicated, lifetime martial artist.​

10. Sushi or tacos?
Oh, sushi​, spicy and lots of it.
Kristen
Ashleigh
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1. What do you like about working at TKD?
The people are awesome and Tom and Raquel are the most caring bosses.

2.What is your favorite TK piece?
Moonlight, it's from the new line and Raquel designed it.

3. Favorite Musical Artist?
Oh god, really?! I have no idea; I don’t have one. Anything except rap...

4. Favorite Candy?
Hi-Chew

5. Favorite Ice Cream Flavor?
I'd rather have an Italian ice.

6. Do you have a pet?
I don't.

7. Guilty pleasure?
Piña Coladas

8. What do you like best about Sea Cliff?
The weird and charming people.

9. Do you have an interesting skill/hobby?
I sail and not a lot of people know I do that.

10. Sushi or tacos?
I love both so I'll go for the healthier one: sushi.
1. What do you like about working at TKD?
I like the work environment; it's really casual and fun and everyone's always laughing!

2.What is your favorite TK piece?
Oh, gosh... I really like the Esposa headpiece. It's more complicated to make, but it's a pretty color combination.

3. Favorite Musical Artist?
I don’t have one, that's the truth. I've listened to Nas and Britney Spears lately.

4. Favorite Candy?
Haribo Peaches

5. Favorite Ice Cream Flavor?
Cherry Garcia Yogurt

6. Do you have a pet?
Yes! Otto, my miniature dachshund.

7. Guilty pleasure?
Reality TV and anything on Bravo.

8. What do you like best about Sea Cliff?
Running into people all the time. Everyone is really friendly on the street.

9. Do you have an interesting skill/hobby?
Painting and Gardening

10. Sushi or tacos?
Sushi
Erin
Krystal
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1. What do you like about working at TKD?
The environment and the people I work with.

2.What is your favorite TK piece?
The Kayla Set

3. Favorite Musical Artist?
I like everyone, but I'll choose Ja Rule.

4. Favorite Candy?
All of the above, but I'll choose blow pops.

5. Favorite Ice Cream Flavor?
Cookies and Cream

6. Do you have a pet?
I have a dog.

7. Guilty pleasure?
CrossFit

8. What do you like best about Sea Cliff?
I didn't grow up here, but it's a cute town.

9. Do you have an interesting skill/hobby?
I played college basketball.

10. Sushi or tacos?
Sushi
1. What do you like about working at TKD?
I would say the staff that work here along with "Budgis" otherwise known as Blue.

2.What is your favorite TK piece?
I can’t answer that question, every piece is unique and beautiful.

3. Favorite Musical Artist?
Romeo Santos

4. Favorite Candy?
I'm not a candy person, but I guess Hershey's.
 
5. Favorite Ice Cream Flavor?
I'm a plain jane, vanilla.

6. Do you have a pet?
I have one cat that lives with me, but technically I have four cats and two dogs.

7. Guilty pleasure?
None 

8. What do you like best about Sea Cliff?
Everyone here is artistic and it's an artistic town.

9. Do you have an interesting skill/hobby?
No hobbies, but I love doing things with my daughter.

10. Sushi or tacos?
Both! You can’t ask someone that question!
Jasmine
Cody
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1. What do you like about working at TKD?
I love our our working environment. It's in the heart of Sea Cliff so we always get friendly faces walking past, and everyone at TKD is amazing.

2.What is your favorite TK piece?
The Moonlight Headpiece in Ivory Cream!!!

3. Favorite Musical Artist?
Hozier

4. Favorite Candy?
Sour Patch Kids Xtreme!

5. Favorite Ice Cream Flavor?
Mint Chocolate Chip

6. Do you have a pet?
Yes! I have a Maltese named Chuba at home and I recently got a pet Beta fish!

7. Guilty pleasure?
Watching Game of Thrones for the upteenth time.

8. What do you like best about Sea Cliff?
Sea Cliff is a tucked away gem that I can peacefully walk around in and see friendly faces anytime of day, anytime of year!

9. Do you have an interesting skill/hobby?
I have to say I'm quite the skilled crochet-er.

10. Sushi or tacos?
Psssh. Sushi!
1. What do you like about working at TKD?
It's very relaxed here. Easygoing people and nice to have Blue play with his ball right by my feet.


2.What is your favorite TK piece?
The Prima Comb is probably my favorite.

3. Favorite Musical Artist?
Cat Empire or Tommy Emmanuel

4. Favorite Candy?
Banana Runts although they are hard to find.

5. Favorite Ice Cream Flavor?
Mint Chocolate Chip, but it has to be a milk shake regardless of my lactose intolerance.


6. Do you have a pet?
I have two chihuahuas and some koi fish.


7. Guilty pleasure?
Westworld


8. What do you like best about Sea Cliff?
It's got some beautiful views so running at the beach is amazing.


9. Do you have an interesting skill/hobby?
I have played the guitar for years and I also play ultimate frisbee most days of the week.


10. Sushi or tacos?
Tacos, although I would never deny myself some sushi.
Kyle
Maya
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1. What do you like about working at TKD?
It's my family business so it's a very comfortable environment for me here. I enjoy working here.

2.What is your favorite TK piece?
I like the Nayha earrings.

3. Favorite Musical Artist?
That's a hard one. I'm gonna go with Red Hot Chili Peppers.

4. Favorite Candy?
I'm gonna have to go with sweet tarts.

5. Favorite Ice Cream Flavor?
Vanilla

6. Do you have a pet?
We have our pit bull, Blue.

7. Guilty pleasure?
Snacking All Day

8. What do you like best about Sea Cliff?
I can basically walk or longboard easily and quickly to every place in Sea Cliff.

9. Do you have an interesting skill/hobby?
Martial Arts

10. Sushi or tacos?
Sushi
1. What do you like about working at TKD?
I like that TKD is a family-run business and welcoming environment. Everyone is very friendly.

2.What is your favorite TK piece?
I'm new so I don't have a favorite yet.

3. Favorite Musical Artist?
I'd have to say Childish Gambino.

4. Favorite Candy?
Skittles

5. Favorite Ice Cream Flavor?
Vanilla

6. Do you have a pet?
A dog named Zoey.

7. Guilty pleasure?
Justin Bieber

8. What do you like best about Sea Cliff?
It's a quiet town which is great.

9. Do you have an interesting skill/hobby?
Professional Surfing

10. Sushi or tacos?
Sushi
Juliet
Blue
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1. What do you like about working at TKD?
I get a lot of assistance and it's fun.

2.What is your favorite TK piece?
The Juliet Belt

3. Favorite Musical Artist?
Michael Jackson

4. Favorite Candy?
Airhead Strips

5. Favorite Ice Cream Flavor?
Strawberry

6. Do you have a pet?
Yes, I have a dog named Blue.

7. Guilty pleasure?
Taco Bell

8. What do you like best about Sea Cliff?
All of the parks.

9. Do you have an interesting skill/hobby?
I like to play the piano.

10. Sushi or tacos?
Tacos
1. What do you like about working at TKD?
My humans love to give head rubs and there are so many tennis balls to play with.

2.What is your favorite TK piece?
Hard to focus on jewelry with a ball to chase.

3. Favorite Musical Artist?
Snoop Dogg

4. Favorite Candy?
Bologna

5. Favorite Ice Cream Flavor?
Coffee

6. Do you have a pet?
I have two adult humans and four smaller humans, they make great pets.

7. Guilty pleasure?
Popping Soccer Balls.

8. What do you like best about Sea Cliff?
Running around Roslyn Park with all my friends.

9. Do you have an interesting skill/hobby?
Love catching frisbees.

10. Sushi or tacos?
Deer Antlers