MEET THE EIC TEAM!
Tina Beauvais, Founder and CEO
Tina is a "Mompreneur", who started EmBraced In Comfort in 2009, in response to her daughter's need for more comfortable and functional undergarments to wear under her Scoliosis Brace. Tina has a Bachelor's in Industrial and Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan, and, prior to starting EIC, she worked with companies around the world to implement effective manufacturing strategies. Tina also learned to sew at a young age, working alongside her Mother, Cynthia (dec), who had her Masters in Apparel Design and Textiles. Tina's Father was an Engineer. EmBraced In Comfort is a perfect marriage of both sewing and Engineering skills, as well as part of Tina's mission to help others who have gone through what she and her family have gone through in their Scoliosis journey. Tina has been married to Andrew, who is a middle school and high school principal, athletic director, and varsity coach, since 1998. They have two children - Cynthia, who was diagnosed with Scoliosis at age 6 (currently 16) and Vaughn, who was diagnosed at age 5 (currently 14). Andrew also has Scoliosis and was diagnosed when he was 16. Tina also loves to serve her church, currently as the Council President, and plays violin, keyboard, and sings vocals in a band (His Own Devices). She is also active in the Thumb Area Community Theater, having played various roles both onstage and as a Director. In addition, she has her black belt in Tang Soo Do.
You can get to know her family better at Her family Scoliosis support blog, or on the EmBraced In Comfort facebook page.
Phone: 989-575-3000 or 248-880-4851 (cell - texting welcome)
Tina and EmBraced In Comfort in the news:
O&P Edge, April 2013
Tina Beauvais Awarded the prestigious AATCC Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, 2014
Small Business Development Center of Michigan Featured Success Story
ABC News, Flint, MI
Scoliosis Quarterly, Fall 2014 Issue
Jennifer Peckham, Production Assistant
Jennifer has been with EIC since October of 2016. She brings years of sewing experience to the team and is a collector of vintage sewing machines. Jennifer has two beautiful daughters and is married to EIC’s “hunky handyman”, Bryan, for 24 years. She’s also been a Girl Scout leader for many years. Jennifer is an incredibly hard worker, with a memory of steel. She keeps things running smoothly, keeping your orders organized and moving through the workshop in a timely manner. She has an excellent eye for detail and a heart of Gold. She keeps us entertained with witty stories and is our “resident Mom”, because she has great advice about nearly everything and is a great listener. She loves that she can make a difference in her job, stitching comfort into nearly every garment that goes out the door.
Debra Zamora, Production Assistant
Debra is our resident Jester. She has a Masters in Puns and a PhD in Sarcasm. She has been with EIC since October of 2016. She keeps us on our toes and helps us to remember to not take life too seriously. Deb has a husband Rick of 30 years, one son serving our country in the Marines, and one son in heaven. Her blood runs red, white, and blue. She also has a business designing and making jewelry and a budding talent in photography! Although she likes to joke around, Deb is a seriously hard worker and she literally runs all day to keep things moving through the shop. She has her hand in nearly every order that goes out the door and will pitch in with whatever is needed. She juggles tasks just like a good jester would juggle in the Queen’s court and life around EIC would be extremely boring without her!
Casey Hickey, Production Assistant
Casey is our newest addition to the EIC team. She has been married to her high school sweetheart for 11 years, and has three children, ages 5, 6, and 9. She has her degree in Child Development and has worked with children since she was 15, including previously running her own daycare center. Her hobbies are scrapbooking, gardening, and leading her Girl Scout Troop into awesome adventures! She looks forward to learning some new skills, with the BIG KIDS at EIC. Welcome, Casey!
WE ARE A FUN-LOVING TEAM, BUT WE TAKE OUR MISSION SERIOUSLY.
Photo credit: Debra Zamora