Our mission is to deliver a
experience to EVERYONE
that walks through our doors.
Select Shades is a collection of locally-owned, family-operated sunglass stores based in Atlanta. We feature sunglasses from the most recognized brands in the world as well as start-up, regional, and entrepreneurial brands that have unique stories and styles.
From: Charleston, SC
Family: Wife, Kristen and fraternal twins, Noah & Lily.
For Fun: Atlanta United games and playing soccer!
Free Time: Finding unique restaurants, with a focus on desserts.
Fact: Jason doesn’t like symmetry. If you enter our stores and see the sunglasses facing several different directions, that’s Jason’s handiwork.
WHO WE ARE
From: Lakeland, FL
Family: Bachelor, but proud uncle of two gorgeous nieces, Cora & Ava.
For Fun: Florida State football!
Free Time: Travel to unique places and explore spontaneously.
Fact: Jonathan would turn his childhood bedroom into a retail store and make his parent’s “purchase” items like stuffed animals and books. He’d “ring them up” using an adding machine and ticker tape.
OUR SELECT SHADES FAMILY
Aaron's career in the logistics industry started at Expeditors International, a fortune 500 logistics firm. During his tenure there, he oversaw customs brokerage operations for several key accounts, including J.C. Penney, Hewlett Packard, Western Digital, and Asics America. In 2018, he joined Select Shades, bringing his international logistics knowledge to our events business.In his free time, Aaron enjoys fishing and playing videogames.
DIRECTOR OF LOGISTICS
Kate is a new hire coming from Charlotte, NC (Go Panthers!) but no stranger to Atlanta. She is a part time lifestyle blogger and social media enthusiast! Kate graduated from Kennesaw State University with a Bachelors in Communications (focusing in social media / marketing) and Leadership Studies. Kate has been working in social media / marketing for the past four years , most recently working for Bumble and several local Charlotte companies. As a self proclaimed "fashionista" Kate can always be seen with a great pair of shades - sunglasses are an accessory and you can't have too many! When Kate isn't traveling for gifting events, on Instagram, or working on our new website, she is spending all her spare time with her two year old son, Max - who also owns several pairs of great glasses! She is a Chick-fil-A fanatic, lover of Dr.Pepper, and all things fashion! She is so excited to be a part of the Select Shades family and looks forward to all that is to come!
CREATIVE & SALES DIRECTOR
John’s heart pumps for family, sunglasses, cars and tech. Lucky for him, he gets to spend most of his life doing that which he enjoys! John started in the sunglass industry as a part time sales associate over ten years ago with Sunglass Warehouse. Since then he grew with Sunglass Warehouse to a district manager, led a team for Sunglass Hut, was an independent contractor in corporate gifting, and was a sunglass and optics sales rep. During that time frame, John was also diagnosed with ocular melanoma and lost his right eye to the treatment of his cancer which helped further strengthen his passion and stance on eyewear for everyone! In 2017, John joined the Select Shades family full time, bringing his knowledge and love of shades while helping streamline the business to grow.
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS