Charlie Culella is our thrill-seeking, secret-keeping associate creative director who brings an equal amount of experience and enthusiasm to the St. Louis team. See how he handles some of our craziest questions as you learn more about him in our latest questionnaire.
1. Inquiring minds need to know: HOW do you pronounce your last name? It’s a simple pop-culture math equation: Edward Cullen + Cruella De Vil = Cul-ella. Get it?
2. If your dog started talking but made you swear that you’d never tell a soul, would you keep it a secret? Only if she taught me how to speak dog — without that stupid human accent, of course.
3. What’s your go-to midnight snack? Besides the souls of the innocent?
4. If you could only dip your chicken tenders in one sauce for the rest of your life, which would it be? Some sort of creamy buffalo concoction. Do I get the lifetime supply all at once in a large barrel or Ziploc bags? Just curious.
5. What is the last movie you saw in theaters? “Rogue One.” Movies are few and far between when you have little kids, although I have seen “Despicable Me” 965 times, which has to be some sort of record.
6. If you had to choose a song to play on loop in the office, what would it be? Lately I’ve become partial to the Spanish version of “Hotel California” from The Big Lebowski. I think it would add some pep to everyone’s day.
7. If you were called on stage at a Beyoncé concert and asked to join her for a performance of “Single Ladies,” how would you do? After the shock wore off, I’d give her a run for her money. Contrary to what my wife says, I look A-MAZING in a leotard.
8. Describe your ideal vacation spot. My ideal spot would have unique culture, good food, friendly people and plenty of options to do anything or nothing at all. Throw in a smidge of danger, and you’ve got yourself the perfect spot.
9. What are some of your favorite things about living in St. Louis? You can experience city life and still enjoy the wilderness whenever you need an escape.
10. What excites you the most about joining the team at Jajo? Working with talented people and getting the opportunity to grow the company into the St. Louis market. That and the frequent video conferences. They kind of make me feel like a super villain.