Barber herder. Friendly tank. Gold star laugh. Weirdly nimble.
ABOUT: Born of a man hailing from Estado Libre Asociado de Puerto Rico and a woman from the rough and tough streets of Chicago, Vinc is a pretty cool guy from Elgin, IL. Vinc has long been nicknamed Tank because, well, just look at him. Fridge would have worked too. He’s good at lifting things. But he is more a slim Chris Farley-type of sturdy fellow, which is why he has also earned the nickname of Hummingbird. You can often hear his hearty chortle echoing through the shop, leading the fun on the Beardsgaard Snapchat and using his prior experience managing the inventory of a massive lingerie store to keep our shelves in order here. Which is a bigger and bigger job all the time.
He is a musician (please tell me you’re a fan of the black and ivory keys), singer (all about that bass), amateur photographer (isn’t everyone at this point), professional insomniac (sleep is overrated). He is married to his high school sweetheart (and future murderer), nearly 10 years after a shockingly quick Stockholm Syndrome (although she can never escape him, he’s too adorable).
FAVORITE THINGS: Music, peanut butter, video games, peanut butter, ALL OF THE RICE, action movies, comedies, horror movies, horrible B through Z movies, Donatello specifically (the rest can go screw), soft, fluffy rodents, bothering Amanda, crisp bite-sized snack items, long car rides, photographee, peanut butter & jelly, Snapchat filters, the color green, theology, The Divine Comedy -Dante Alighieri, and just a little bit of peanut butter.
FANDOMS: A capella aca-everything, Power Rangers, Marvel, Linkin Park (we know, we know), Lego, Andrew Lloyd Weber, ALL HAIL OUR LORD TIM BURTON! more specifically The Nightmare Before Christmas (BEST. MOVIE. EVER.), Supernatural (of course), Devil May Cry, Marvel (especially The Hulk and Spiderman), Transformers: Robots in Disguise, Dragonball and its incarnations, Sense8, Stranger Things
Vinc Tank Photography
The Shopkeep position is so much more than simply manning the desk. The Shopkeeps of Beardsgaard are jacks of all trades, and masters of some, people wranglers, ringleaders, emcees, schedule Tetris-ers, and whatever else that individual Shopkeep brings to the table.
In Vinc’s case, he’s an aspiring shutterbug, and boy howdy are there a lot of things to point a camera at around here, and you’re already seeing more and more of his shots on our social media channels. And you can check out a bunch more of his work on his own website, Facebook page and Instagram.