Father’s Day Reflections: Meet the Dads of Goulet Pens

Happy Father’s Day! While we are a young company here at Goulet, we still have several fathers on the team that we want to celebrate. All of their kids are under 10, but fatherly wisdom and dad jokes start early! We hope they (and all the dads out there!) have a fantastic day.

Drew, Customer Care Manager


How long have you been a father and what is your child’s name?
I’ve been a father since February 12 of last year (16 months). My son’s name is Archer.

What is your favorite part about being a father?
I think my favorite part about being a Father would be the bond that a baby brings to your marriage. I’ve been with my wife for 10 years, and Archer is a result of the love and dedication that we’ve been building all this time. He’s representative of a whole lot – every time I see him, I’m reminded of how amazing our love is and the amazing things we can accomplish. The crazy thing is that even after a decade, this is just the beginning.


What’s your favorite dad joke?
They have to be spur of the moment!

What is the funniest thing your child has done?
There was one time where a friend joked about Shannon (my wife) being pregnant again, and before either of us could make a “heck no!” remark, Archer inexplicably screamed. It was perfect – he started cracking up at himself as though he knew he was going to be a one-and-done baby. Also laughing at his own farts.

What Goulet items would you recommend to father’s out there?
Bulb syringes. Ha! Midori Traveler’s notebook. For special moments with your child. Or as a kayak diary.

Brandon, Fulfillment Specialist

How long have you been a father and what is your child’s name?
I’ve been a father for seven months, but I’ve known Nicole for five years. My wife and I got married in November so now I’m a step-father. Nicole is 8.


What is your favorite part about being a father?
Interacting with her. Playing games and teaching her about life.


What’s your favorite dad joke?
Nicole likes the “Made you look” game. I’ll do it and then she’ll do it right after. She doesn’t realize that you have to wait. Haha!

What is the funniest thing your child has done?
One time, our cat Roxy, she likes to fetch
balls. Nicole threw a rubber ball and it got stuck in the door well. It was
really funny. Maybe you had to be there…

What Goulet items would you recommend to father’s out there?

I love my Lamy Al-Star. It’s simple and even if you aren’t a
writing enthusiast, it’s a great starter pen.

Randall, Assistant Fulfillment Manager


How long have you been a father and what is your child’s name?
I have been a father for 8 months and her name is Sophie Renee.


What is your favorite part about being a father?
I would say my favorite part of being a father is seeing her smile.

What’s your favorite dad joke?
I don’t have a favorite joke but, I would say that I love playing peek-a-boo with her.

What is the funniest thing your child has done?
To me the funniest thing she has done is play music with measuring cups, because she is finally understanding that she can make noise.


What Goulet items would you recommend to father’s out there?
I would recommend a simple pen and notebook just so that they can jot notes down each day to help remember what is happening. It is fun to look back and see when she crawled first or started to talk.

Christian, Inventory Control Analyst


How long have you been a father and what is your child’s name?
Been a Dad for 5 months, 24 days.  My daughter’s name is Norah Lynn.

What is your favorite part about being a father?
Getting to “talk” and play with her.  Allows me to be a kid with her.

What’s your favorite dad joke?
How do you make a Kleenex dance? Put a little boogie in it!

What is the funniest thing your child has done?
Funniest thing she has done is gasp and kick her legs in excitement when you walk in her room in the morning.  It’s hilarious to watch her get so worked up because we are there.

What Goulet items would you recommend to father’s out there?
You got to organize your life and keep your “honey-do” lists straight, so I would recommend, the Midori lineup or a Leuchtturm Jottbook.

Jeremy, Order Processing Specialist

How long have you been a father and what are your children’s names?
I’ve been a father for four years. Ella and Noah are my kids.


What is your favorite part about being a father?
Watching them learn and grow and do new things.  Noah started walking on his 1st birthday. On the day I got home from work, he took his first steps.

What’s your favorite dad joke?
Why did the elephant paint her toenails red? So she could hide in the strawberry patch.


What is the funniest thing your child has done?
Ella told our neighbors that my wife and I are cousins. She didn’t understand family relationships. Also any time I wear a shirt she likes she tells me that I looked adorable.


What Goulet items would you recommend to father’s out there? 
TWSBI Vac 700. Because of the ink capacity. Who has time to constantly put ink in their pen?? Ink cartridges in a Jinhao with a Goulet nib is quick and easy, too.

Adam, Fulfillment Manager

How long have you been a father and what is your child’s name?
I have only been a Dad for about 3 months now. My son’s name is Hudson Xavier.

What is your favorite part about being a father?
My favorite part about being a dad is singing and playing the guitar for him and exposing him to new music. He has listened to Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Debussy, Vivaldi, Barber, Radiohead, Queen, Pink Floyd and various other 90’s alternative rock and classic rock bands. It’s fun to see him respond to music. The worst is going to be sharing my Lego’s. That’s gonna be tough.

What’s your favorite dad joke?
I don’t know any Dad jokes yet. Sorry. Ask me again next year.

What is the funniest thing your child has done?
The funniest things my kid has done is not sleep for the first few weeks of his life. That was hilarious.

What Goulet items would you recommend to father’s out there? 
I am a big fan of the Monteverde Invincia line of pens. Those pens are nice and heavy, and I like the feeling of a nice strong pen in my hand. I use my Nighthawk more than any other pen. I keep it inked up with Rohrer and Klingner Cassia and I always use a stub nib. If you’re someone who doesn’t have great handwriting, a good stub nib will just add a bit of sophistication to your cursive with no effort whatsoever on your part. The Nighthawk I keep in my office, but my daily carry pens are my silver Jinhao with a Goulet 1.5 nib, and my extra-fine yellow vanishing point. I keep Mahatma Gandhi in my Vanishing Point, and I swap out colors in my Jinhao constantly. It’s my test pen. When one color is used up, I try a new one that I’ve never used before.

I would also highly recommend a Midori passport size travelers notebook. I was lucky enough to pick up one of the limited edition traveler’s star notebooks. I keep lined paper for grocery lists, and my honey-do list. I use it as a planner, for doodling, and you can by the zipper pocket and card file for photos of your kids to pull out every once and a while. The really nice thing about this book is that when I have filled up one refill, I can take it out and save it for my son to look through later as he learns to read. That’s a big part of the reason I bought it. It was intended to keep as a journal that I would file away for my wife to read when we got into or golden years, but now my son will receive the same benefit.

Brian Goulet, Co-Owner and CEO


How long have you been a father and what are your children’s names?
My son Joseph is 5 and my daughter Ellie is 3.

What is your favorite part about being a father?
My silly answer is that I love dad jokes. I’m pretty corny at heart, and having young kids to laugh at my groaner jokes is just the best. I’m a hero to them no matter what I do (at least at this age!). My more serious answer is that I know that God created me to be a father and I have felt no greater sense of fulfillment in my life than to lead my family well.


What’s your favorite dad joke?
Haha, yes, I did have some influence in our asking this question to our company dads 🙂 There are so…many…good dad jokes out there, but the one most meaningful to me is actually the first joke that my son learned when he was about three years old. He heard Percy tell it to Thomas the Tank Engine and for about 6 months he’d literally fall on the floor laughing at himself each time he told it, “What does a snowman eat for breakfast? Snowflakes!”

What is the funniest thing your child has done?
My daughter is an endless stream of cuteness and joy, she regularly wears tutus and neon garments of one kind or another. Pretty much just watching her being three years old is entertaining. My son’s a little more reserved, though he says spontaneously profound statements that totally blindside us! One of the best ones was where Rachel and I were discussing some challenges we were facing with our leadership and communication (like communication’s ever an issue with a group of 30 people, right?). Joseph was 4 and we didn’t suspect he was even listening to anything we were talking about when he comes out with, “…Mommy, people just need to know themselves.” He then proceeded to blow bubbles in his milk and giggle as they touched his nose.


What Goulet items would you recommend to father’s out there?
For a nice pen, consider pooling together with your other family members and get a Lamy 2000 or matte black Pilot Vanishing Point. Trust me, if your dad’s like me he  would rather have one nice pen than three ties, a new battery for his power drill, and an electric razor. For a gift that keeps on giving, I’d say look at the Goulet Pen Tuning Set, so your dad can tinker with some of his old, fussy nibs and get a little geek-out time to himself with his pens.

We hope you enjoyed getting to know a little more about the dads of Goulet Pens.

Happy Father’s Day!

Write on,
The Goulet Pen Company Team

2017-10-11T13:49:39+00:00 June 21st, 2015|A Goulet Life|18 Comments