Randolph “Randy” finally decided to listen to his wife, (which doesn’t happen often) on leap day 2016 and plan his exit from the world of corporate restaurants into something a little more personal. There has never been regret in working for companies like Darden and Clancys. In fact, Randy feels a great amount of gratitude for the 25+ years of experience he gained and the opportunities provided. Over the last two decades he has attended the Culinary Institute of Tuscany in Italy, taken courses at The Disney Institute, completed “Embracing Leadership Excellence” at Rollins College, and more importantly mentored and developed numerous hourly employees for management positions that have afforded them a better life. Managing restaurants was never the plan when Randy graduated high school and began taking classes at IUPUI, but fast forward three years later and he was already a kitchen manager! When his wife graduated from nursing school, they both were on career paths, ready to get married, and financially able to begin a family. This is where the real adventure begins and is actually when the concept for The Foxes Boxes was born.
Rachel is a master “multi-tasker”, has BIG ideas, loves to get things done, and is pretty persuasive. These sound like great traits, but often get Rachel in way over her head, which happened on leap day 2016 when she persuaded Randy that they should put their ideas for The Foxes Boxes into full gear. Sure, she still had a semester left of graduate school and they do parent three teenagers, but it just felt like the “right” time in her gut. This is how Rachel thinks, and this is how she ends up in places like Kenya with The ONE Campaign and ABC World News, or involved with nonprofits that are making the world a better place to live. Rachel loves to foster connections—she sees opportunities for the public, private, and nonprofit sectors to work together and make an even greater impact in our communities and our world. This is why she is pursuing a Master’s in Public Administration and aims to build a business model through all that she has learned to do just that—bring people together! All of this being said, if you asked Rachel what the best part of her life is, she would instantly begin talking about her family. Thanks to Randy’s success in the restaurant industry, Rachel could stay home with their three kids for 14 years!! Of course, she still had many irons in the pot: she worked from home as a telephone triage nurse and planned Disney vacations through a local travel agency, so they could take discounted trips while the kids were young. It’s safe to say, Rachel will keep things interesting at The Foxes Boxes.
Isabel will not be seen much “in-person” at the restaurant, but have no doubt she will show up on Skype when there is big stuff happening. After graduating from Isaac Bear Early College High School in 2015, Isabel followed her passion and moved to New York City to attend Hunter College as a Muse Scholar. Isabel was born for the city—she is driven, focused, and fearless. In just one year she has done more than what some do in a lifetime. She serves on the College Board at the MET, volunteers for the American Theater Wing, plus has interned at TACT (The Actors Company Theater) and Storyville Entertainment, been a production assistant for the spring theater shows at Columbia University and Hunter College, was a seat filler at the 2016 Tony Awards, and the list could definitely go on. Isabel is a double major in Theater and Media Studies and a double minor in Creative Writing and Gender Studies. She gets her ambition from her mom and her sense of humor from her dad.
If you want to talk cars, music, piercings, or gaming, Jackson is your guy. Jackson has BIG plans and his quiet determination is intense. For those who get to know Jackson they quickly learn that he is wise beyond his years and a born leader. He will be getting his diploma a year early from Isaac Bear Early College High School, in order to get a jump start on his goal to become an audio engineer in the music industry. Last year, Jackson and his dad did the ultimate I-40 cross-country drive. They started here in Wilmington and ended in Pomona for the opening day of Warped Tour 2015. Once Jackson experienced the west, he knew that was where he wanted to be. In the meantime, Jackson spends his evenings training for Spartan races and his days planning his future. Even though Jackson did not grow up in Indiana, the Midwest work ethic is in him. When there are things to be done, Jackson always jumps in to lend a hand……chances are he could be running The Foxes Boxes before he leaves for school next year.
Henry is like the menu for The Foxes Boxes—indescribable and unpredictable! Henry is the kind of person that just needs to be experienced. The creative talent he possesses leaves all around him in awe. Henry can dance, act, sing, paint, write, sculpt, sew, design, and make everyone around him laugh, but what is truly unique about Henry is the way he connects with the people around him. Henry is an old soul, which probably explains his passion for vintage clothes. Over the last year Henry has been an intern at Second Skin Vintage in the Castle Street Antique District, volunteered at The Wonder Shop, attended a summer Mannequin Madness workshop at FIT (Fashion Institute of Technology) in NYC, and continues to add to his vintage fur coat collection. Henry attends Wilmington Early College High School with plans to graduate high school with an Associate’s in Fine Arts before heading off to find his own way in NYC or maybe even Paris—wherever the inspiration takes him!