Shannon Zappala & Regan Kelaher
The Goverre girls are nothing short of "Wonder Women." They do it all, between their booming business and their families, Shannon and Regan took some time to chat with us. Read on to get to know the girls behind Goverre!
Tell us a little about yourselves...
What part of San Diego do you live in? Shannon lives in San Marcos; Regan lives in Encinitas
Favorite color? Shannon- Yellow; Regan- Green
Favorite Netflix Series? Shannon- House of Cards; Regan- Bloodline
Would you consider yourself a morning person or a night owl? Shannon- night owl; Regan- morning person
Favorite item of clothing? Shannon- I love all my jeans!; Regan- My high-waisted, ripped- knee jeans
Favorite travel destination? Shannon- Maui, HI; Regan- Turks & Caicos
Coffee? Tea? Matcha? Shannon- English Breakfast Tea every morning; Regan- Tea
What is your favorite thing about Hi Sweetheart? Where do we start?! The way the products are displayed in a color coordinated and theme-related way is gorgeous. The store has a bright, cheery, beachy vibe that can't help but put a smile on your face when you enter. We LOVE Hi Sweetheart!
How did you meet & partner up? Regan and I (Shannon) met 7 years ago when our kids were in preschool together...specifically, we were all on a field trip to the pumpkin patch. Have been friends ever since.
How did you decide on the name "Goverre"? We wanted the name to be one word and unique. We like GO because our glass is portable and VERRE is the French word for glass...so essentially it means 'to-go glass.'
Did you foresee Goverre being as "hot" as it is? Not really?! Ha! Well, we definitely REALLY hoped it would be 'hot.' We did a lot of 'proof of concept' before we hit the ground running, so we knew overall people would most likely like and/or buy it. However, have been overwhelmed and extremely grateful at how well it's been received.
Favorite music to listen to while packing up Goverre to ship out to all your adoring fans? 90s hip hop and Bruno Mars!!
What are YOUR favorite wines to drink out of your Goverre? We love a crisp Chardonnay, especially during the summertime. Rose is always delicious, too!
As entrepreneurs with families, how do you balance it all? We're still trying to figure that out! ;) It is hard but fortunately, our husbands have been very supportive and super hands on with the kids through this entire journey. We could not do this without their support.
What was your favorite part about appearing on Shark Tank? Oh gosh! So many things...the adrenaline of doing your pitch on set in front of The Sharks, the outcome of getting three of The Sharks (Mark Cuban, Lori Greiner and Robert Herjavec) to invest, watching it air on TV for the first time. It was a surreal and incredible experience.
Follow these ladies on Instagram! @goverregirls