Meet Mariah! Mariah is a sales representative and office manager at our Richburg, South Carolina warehouse location. Mariah started off working as a retail associate at a fireworks store, then was brought on full-time as a Winco sales representative. She is detailed oriented, keeps Matt and Bruce on their toes, can crunch numbers and knows her fireworks! She can hold her own and manages multiple projects at both the retail and wholesale level.

Title: Sales Representative/Office Manager

Location: Richburg, SC

How long have you been working for Winco? 7 years

How did you get started with Winco?

I first started as a retail associate working seasonally while I was in college and then worked my way up to the warehouse taking wholesale orders. When I graduated from USC in 2018, I jumped on full time with Winco and haven’t looked back since. Funny story- My degree is in Finance. Not sure how that translated into Fireworks, but man am I sure glad it did.

What is your favorite firework?

Medusa Fountain. It has awesome color and unique fountain shape. It packs a big punch for a fountain!

What surprises you the most about the fireworks industry?

My biggest surprise going into the fireworks industry was the amount of volume that is moved so quickly in such a short amount of time. Most of our customers sell for one week out of the year. They work incredibly hard to get product in, tagged, staged, and sold in a matter of days! They impress me year after year.

Favorite Podcast?

Crime Junkie!!

Are you currently binge watching any shows?

I love reruns of Law and Order. It does not matter how many times I go through all the seasons; I still watch them like it is the first time.

What do you like to do in your spare time?

I enjoy spending time with my family, friends, and dogs. I love being outdoors and crafting. You with either find me on a hiking trail or in my craft room working on a quilt when I am not here slinging fireworks.

Provide your favorite inspirational quote

“It makes such a difference,’ said Pooh, ‘to have someone who believes in you.’” – Winnie the Pooh

If you could meet anyone in history, dead or alive who would it be?

Anne Frank