Raised in Southern California, Beatrice was always a builder - she studied literature & creative writing, and received a professional Fine Arts Certificate in Writing by the age of 17. She started her degree in one of her passions, investigative journalism - but within a few months, witnessed the disruption of print media, as over 50% of local newspapers shut down or were overtaken by national conglomerates. Disheartened by her lack of future career options, she decided to pivot and dive into another passion of hers - Culinary sciences. She studied Food Science & Culinary Arts at the San Francisco California Culinary Academy, and ended up working in some of the most high-profile fine dining kitchens in San Francisco (at the height of the restaurant boom in the early 2000's). After working her way up to Executive Chef & consulting for almost a decade, she decided to pivot again -and jumpstart a new career into Retail strategy. She worked as a Corporate HRBP director for a major luxury national retailer, creating initatives & future strategies for innovation.
She'd kept her passion for investigative journalism, and use her skills to research what was academically proven to be best - especially when she had her first son in 2017. By then, BPAs had been banned by the FDA in all baby bottles and sippy cups - yet almost single bottle & cup on the market was still made of plastic. Beatrice couldn't believe it - multitudes of research as early as 2012 had already proven that all plastic was harmful to babies, even if it was BPA-free.
Yet everything available for her to buy for her newborn was still plastic.
So she decided to make her own - she built her company and designed her product on the train coming in and out of Grand Central every day (commute was 1 hour 20 minutes each way!) - and by Fall 2019 launched her first glass sippy cup to a close group of Mommy friends from all over the country. She named her company, Tabor Place, after her great grandfather Clarence Tabor, who was a residental archeitect - he built homes for functionality but with a timeless simplicity. By early Spring 2020, Tabor Place was thriving on Amazon, and she was already pregnant with her 2nd boy. She lost her job during the pandemic - and Tabor Places' sales skyrocketed.
She's since relocated to Northern California where she lives with husband of 15 years and 2 sons, and continues to research endocrine disruptors, the food supply chain - and how harmful plastics can be to future generations.
She's got multiple plastic-free products in the works for 2023 - and can't wait to make it easier for busy parents to use less plastic.
|Certifications||Plastics Experts · Nutrition Consultant · Expert in Endocrine Disruptors · Food Science|