David Ferree: Co-Founder & CEO, Anson Belt & Buckle

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David Ferree is the CEO and co-founder of Anson Belt & Buckle. He graduated from East Carolina University and is a soon-to-be father of two.

My Goal of the Day:

Personally, I am dealing with trying to rebuild our house from damage due to Hurricane Florence.  I currently I have the goal of every day doing something, anything, that will move us closer to getting our family back in our home.

Career wise, Black Friday/Cyber Monday is approaching fast.  So lately, my daily goal is to take actions each day that will prepare us to have the most successful Holiday season possible. 

My Thought of the Day: Carpé Diem

My Action of the Day: Signed a lease for new office space (our first official office outside of my home)!

My Deed of the Day: Letting my wife sleep in :)

My Tip of the Day: Happy wife, happy life.  

My Pic of the Day:

This is a sonogram of our baby girl that we are expecting in March!  

A Day in My Life:

What do you love most about Your City?

What I love the most about my city is we get to have three in one.  I live in Morehead City, NC, which is located on the North Carolina coast.  I say Morehead is really three in one because of the close proximity of both Beaufort, and Atlantic Beach, NC.  With the historical significance of Beaufort and the beautiful beaches of Atlantic beach, living in Morehead means that you are 5 mins from either of these other great little towns that have a lot to offer as well. Being located so close to makes it really feel like you’re living in all 3.  Well, technically the last two months, we actually have been!  We had significant damage to our home from Hurricane Florence so we had to move out to a rental on Atlantic Beach. We stayed there a month before finding out that home also had damages and we would need to move out of there as well. We luckily found a great rental on the waterfront of Beaufort and are adjusting nicely.  We are extremely fortunate to be able to enjoy such great towns all right within 5-10 mins of each other.  That’s what I love the most about my city!

Favorite breakfast meal & restaurant? 

My favorite breakfast meal would be one with french toast, bacon, scrambled eggs (w/cheese), grits and orange juice, as well as a cup of coffee. My favorite restaurant is Amos Mosquitos in Atlantic Beach, NC….but they don’t serve breakfast, only dinner.

What are you doing at:

6:00 AM – Sleeping

10:00 AM - It’s always something different, but usually knee deep in emails, tickets (from our support email) and conference calls by then. 

12:00 PM - Favorite Lunch spot/meal?

Moore’s BBQ , pulled pork plate.

7:00 PM - Eating dinner with my wife and son (4 yrs old), getting ready for bath and bedtime. 

11:00 PM - Relaxing with my wife, then when she falls asleep I get right back to emails, tickets and taking care of anything that I didn’t get to earlier that day. 

What drink do you need to get through the day and at the end (and how many)?

Coffee in the morning, usually 2-3 cups. Then water in the evenings.

Most used App/Favorite Instagram Account?

Most used app would probably our Zendesk app that we use for customer support.  My favorite Instagram account would be DadThreads, great style inspiration and supporter of our belts. 

What should everyone try at least once? 

A sausage biscuit with yellow mustard and grape jelly on it. 

Where do you enjoy getting lost?

I’ll be honest, I don’t think I’ve ever enjoyed being lost. It’s kind of scary. If I’m lost, I’m not in control, and that makes me uneasy lol.