Who Are We?
Mugged is more than just helping you find the perfect coffee mug that fits you and gives you a laugh while you're at it. Mugged is a family business that was created by Donald Duvall, who is a pretty big fan of coffee and laughing. As it turns out, he is also a pretty big fan of his little sister, Anna Duvall (ME). A big inspiration for the startup was to offer a way for me to earn money to pay for college. I'm a first generation student, meaning I'm the first in my family to attend college. With that being said, I pay for it on my own with a little help here and there from the family. Though, let me tell you, that is one fat price tag. So, here we are sharing our humor and offering you quality products!
A little about my incredibly giving brother. This guy is absolutely crazy! Get this, he has been professionally working in computer programming for over ten years. Normal, right? Just wait for it. Despite having a wife and two boys that are 2 and 11 months old, Donnie and his wife start talking and are pretty much like "Hey, let's buy a bus, renovate it, and then live in it and travel the country." The coolest part of all of this? They actually did it! They are successfully spending their days in the bus while Donnie continues to work at his company until they save up enough to start traveling in it.
As for me, I am no where near that cool. I mean, I do CrossFit and am obsessed with peanut butter, but I'm not uproot my life to travel with my family type of cool, you know? Let's see, I'm a rising junior at the University of Redlands that's located in Southern California. I'm an English major (yikes) I know, I know. In my defense, I went in thinking I wanted to teach, but then I realized I really enjoyed being involved in Student Affairs as I am also an RA at my university. Yes, halfway through my undergrad I decided to change my entire career path that I had burned into my brain since my senior year of high school. I mean, it could be worse and I could have waited another year! Now the plan is to graduate with my bachelors, then go to school for a masters in Higher Education and work in Residence Life and Housing and First Generation Programs. My goal is to help first gen students in the future and shape programs at other colleges that will compensate for the disadvantages first gen students face. Hence, having this awesome job of designing and marketing mugs so I can pay those tuition bills!
Hopefully you enjoyed reading a little piece about the sarcastic creator behind the mugs. I like to think I'm funny even though I've been told multiple times that I'm not. At least my mom laughs at my jokes and mugs. Not the vulgar line of mugs though. She usually yells my full name and says "That's awful!" Secretly though, I think she laughs at them.
Anyway, a huge thanks for reading and I can't wait for you to join me on this journey of Mugged! Over time you will get to know me through blog posts, promotional videos, Instagram posts, Pinterest, and whatever else comes our way! Now, let's get Mugged.