Edward Anderton has gained experience as a project manager and leader in his roles at Relance Tech and Microsoft. In his current role as cofounder and managing director at Scarlata Chocolate, Edward Anderton has increased revenues of the online chocolate boutique through a variety of creative marketing strategies. Scarlata Chocolate believes in giving back to the community and supports several charitable organizations, including Pioneer Human Services.
Pioneer Human Services, an organization dedicated to helping formerly incarcerated individuals successfully reenter society, has over 60 locations across Washington State. The nonprofit offers numerous programs centered on treatment, housing, training, and employment readiness for returning citizens in the belief that everyone deserves a second chance at living a healthy, productive life, despite his or her criminal history. Pioneer Human Services assists over 10,000 people each year.
A central part of the recovery services offered by Pioneer Human Services is built around its Roadmap to Success program. Since employment is an essential ingredient to successful reentry, the Roadmap to Success program gives participants the skills they need to find and retain a job. The 120-hour program trains students in time management, problem solving, teamwork, conflict resolution, and occupational skills. Following its successful completion, graduates are eligible to apply for one of a variety of occupational training programs or to a manufacturing apprenticeship program.
A longtime presence in the Seattle technology sphere, Edward Anderton has led Scarlata Chocolate since co-founding the boutique confectionery in 2012. Also a Latin dance enthusiast, Edward Anderton has competed in dance competitions and took third place in the Amateur Couples division in the Rose City Salsa Festival. He has also taught salsa and bachata dance.
Bachata began as rhythmic guitar music in the Dominican Republic. As a musical style, bachata was originally known as “bolero campesino,” with the term “bachata” used to describe informal parties in which guitar was the primary instrument. The languid lyrics of bachata have traditionally involved themes of love, deception, and remorse, as well as the concept of drinking away one’s cares. Over the years, bachata evolved into a style that maintains a distinctive bolero root combined with diverse rhythms from musical styles such as merengue.
Looked down on by the Dominican elite for many years, bachata dance ultimately gained popularity due to its infectious three-step pattern which, when combined with a hip motion, creates a unique sensuousness in the movement between partners.
In early 2012, Edward Anderton co-founded Scarlata Chocolate, where he now serves as the managing director. Edward Anderton is also an accomplished salsa dancer, having taught classes at Google in 2013 and 2014.
Salsa dancing is a fun and exciting way to exercise and express yourself through dance. If you are just getting started, the following are three common beginner mistakes you should avoid:
1. Moving too Fast - When you are just learning moves, it pays to take it slow, which allows you to focus on every step, turn, and detail. Some beginners start off trying to practice at full speed, but your speed will naturally improve as you get the moves down and the moves will become second nature.
2. Too Many Turns - When you see the pros dance, you will notice they turn frequently and with ease. However, as a beginner, too many turns can confuse both you and your partner, leading to exhaustion. While turns are important and should be incorporated, do not forget about all the other components that make up a good salsa routine.
3. Followers Trying to Lead - With salsa dancing, there is always a leader and always a follower. As the follower, you may get the moves down first and try to help your partner lead, but there cannot be two leaders. Offering feedback to your partner is encouraged, yet your primary focus should stay on learning your role in the dance and perfecting your technique.
Edward Anderton serves as co-founder and managing director of Scarlata Chocolate, where he manages the company’s customer facing events and operations. Edward Anderton is directly responsible for developing the company’s subscription chocolate service, Pandora’s Box, which serves hundreds of customers.
The Pandora’s Box subscription delivers some of Scarlata Chocolate’s best truffles and creations directly to your door on a monthly basis. Aside from offering convenience, the subscription also offers discounts and first access to some of the company’s newest chocolates, even before they are otherwise available for purchase on the company’s website.
Varieties offered include the standard mixed box of chocolates, a salted caramel-only option, and a vegan-friendly box offering vegan truffles. Subscriptions come in six- and twelve-month varieties. The six-month subscription costs just $19 a month, while the full year brings the price down to $18 per month on boxes that would regularly cost $25. Shipping costs an additional $4 per month.
To learn more about Scarlata Chocolate and their Pandora’s Box subscription service, visit the company online at www.scarlatachocolate.com.