Staff Spotlight: Abby

Abby, our ReStore Sales Floor Manager, joined our team in late October. If you’ve been to the ReStore lately, you’ve most likely seen her working on inventory, assisting customers, and making sure the sales floor is running like clockwork.

“It’s been interesting learning the inner workings of the store,” Abby said, describing how she enjoys working in the fast-paced environment and learning about the interesting items that end up at the ReStore.

As a homeowner and part-time property manager, Abby has learned a lot about home improvement— before she started working as one of our managers, she even shopped the ReStore to find supplies for lots of projects at home. In her words, what makes the ReStore unique is “the fact that it’s a thrift store, and it’s also a construction thrift store.” She said she got great deals on lot of the items she needed to make her home her own, and that piqued her interest in the ReStore.

Abby is looking forward to growing and learning as she works at the ReStore. Her interests and her role at the store are truly interconnected.

“I can gain knowledge as I work here, and I can gain knowledge from home that I can put into play here,” she said.

On top of enjoying the fact that the ReStore offers discount materials for home renovations, Abby appreciates its connection to Rockford Area Habitat for Humanity.

“Habitat ReStore is a good asset to the organization,” she said.

When Abby isn’t at the ReStore, she is often spending time with her two dogs, Bandit and Suzy—she absolutely adores them! Abby is also a big movie buff, and loves TV shows like “The Crown” and “The Queen’s Gambit”.

We are so thankful for Abby—she is truly an invaluable member of the ReStore team!