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Meet the Principals

Do you often find yourself saying “I just gotta have it!”? Well so do we! So there you have it, by changing the “gotta” to “Got2” we found ourselves in business.

Friends and business partners Michelle Ruby and Barbara Knight are not only crazy about shopping; they are passionate about the gift industry. They absolutely love what they do and want to share it! That is why their mission is:

“To continually bring you the latest in fashion and trends while keeping you in touch with tradition. Searching the world for items that you simply… Just Got 2 Have!”

We pledge to provide you the quality of service that will bring you back again and again. Our hope is to exceed your expectations every time and if we fall short, that you pick up the phone and call either one of us. We’ll not only take care of the problem, but make sure it doesn’t happen to you, or anybody else again.

Come visit us in our Atlanta Gift Mart and Las Vegas Market Showroom, or give a ring to the friendly Just Got 2 Have It! Brand Concierge in your area soon!

 

Our Team

Christina Graff

Christina Graff

VP Finance & Administration

(404) 749-4850 | [email protected]

Christina’s career with JG2HI began in 2010 with her role in a part time commission data entry position. As a result of her 25+ years of financial reporting, accounting and Human Resource experience her position quickly evolved and grew along with JG to that of our VP of Finance & Administration. She oversees accounting & financial reporting for 3 separate multi-divisional agencies, over 140 vendors and nearly 80 sales reps.

Alison Blackmore

Alison Blackmore

VP Sales Operations

(281) 684-1771 | [email protected]

Alison began working for Kris & Co. in 2013 as a Sales Coordinator for our NE Division. As a result of her commitment, attention to detail and acting as a tremendous resource to the sales team she rose to the role of Sales Manager in 2014. Alison has proven to be an asset in building strong relationships with her sales team and vendor partners. Alison’s degree in Business, her experience as Sales Analyst at Honeywell Consumer Products Group, and drive has made her a great fit for our organization.

Kelly Bristol

Kelly Bristol

VP Business Development

(917) 692-2985 | [email protected]

Kelly is a gift, home, and stationery industry veteran with 25 years of leadership experience. She previously served as the Vice President of Marketplace and Buyer Engagement at MarketTime, Vice President of Tradeshow Business Development with the Dallas Market Center, Show Director for the National Stationery Show, and Director of Business Development with Purchasing Power Plus. She has a keen eye for great products and has developed strong relationships with vendors in our industry. She serves on the board of Gift for Life, the gift and home industry’s sole charitable organization. She is a strategic partner to our current and prospective vendors to further accelerate our growth and market share well into the future.

Daniel Slack

Daniel Slack

Creative Director

(404) 210-9783 | [email protected]

Daniel has years of expertise ranging from retail store owner to costume designer. He has most recently owned and operated a national visual merchandising company.

Daniel and his team have won numerous national awards for design and visual merchandising – not to mention being the sole reason behind Just Got 2 Have It’s multiple “Best of Floor” awards.”

Lyric Jenkins

Lyric Jenkins

Digital Marketing Specialist

(404) 749-4850 | [email protected]

Lyric is a Mass Communication graduate from East Tennessee State University, class of 2020. With a strong focus on advertising and marketing, Lyric brings a passion for creative communication to our team.

Lauren Davis

Lauren Davis

Showroom Manager

(404) 749-4850 | [email protected]

Lauren graduated from The University of Mississippi with a degree in Business Administration and a minor in Psychology. Lauren joins us with a background in real estate, showroom management and customer service.

Annslie Fossett

Annslie Fossett

Sales Coordinator

(404) 749-4850 | [email protected]

Annslie is a Business Administration graduate from the University of West Georgia and joins the JG2HI team with a background in small business retail and marketing. When Annslie is not in the JG2HI Atlanta Showroom, you can find her cuddled up with a cup of coffee watching rom coms or spending time with her husband, Dillon, and their French Bulldog, Nash.

Shellie Pierson

Shellie Pierson

Showroom Coordinator

(818) 359-4110 | [email protected]

Shellie has over 20 years experience in all areas of retail. She owned a small boutique for a few years, managed several popular shops in Southern California and did freelance merchandising and window displays. She has worked for showrooms at The Reef in Los Angeles and more recently Just Got 2 Have it in Las Vegas. She has a great understanding of day to day business operations, and is a perfect fit as our Las Vegas Showroom Coordinator.

Mitchel Linton

Mitchel Linton

Data Specialist

(404) 749-4850 | [email protected]

Mitchel Linton who you may recognize, is formally a team member and long-time friend of JG2HI. He has worked as a Showroom Manager and has experience with show set-up and sales. After a few years of retirement and part-time work, he agreed to return to join the fun on a full-time basis. Mitchel has a background in IT and database management and will be taking care of all the behind-the-scenes processes that makes JG2HI efficient.

Parrish McBride

Parrish McBride

Administrative Specialist

(762) 224-0680 | [email protected]

An alumni of Georgia Southern University, Parrish started with Just Got 2 have It in April of 2017 and has been evolving and growing with and through the company since. She is a proud mother to a wonderful baby girl, Doris Ann.

Alicia Stewart

Alicia Stewart

Accounting Specialist

(404) 749-4850 | [email protected]

Alicia graduated from the University of Vermont in 2007 with a degree in English. She has five years’ experience in the brand representation/B2B industry and learning that opportunities lie in the most unexpected places. Alicia's previous position was eliminated due to COVID-19 but... "It was a blessing in disguise because I found my new home with JG2HI in June 2020 and I’m excited for what lies ahead!" .

Teisha Resilard

Teisha Resilard

Data Specialist

(404) 749-4850 | [email protected]

Teisha graduated from Florida Metropolitan University with a degree in Science and Accounting with over 10 years accounting background. Teisha joined JG2HI Commissions team in April 2022 and looks forward to growing with the company.

 

Sales Managers

Marla Boyd

Marla Boyd

Sales Manager, Southeast Lifestyle and MINK

(904) 874-5819 [email protected]

Marla is a retail professional, with a career that has spanned over 25 years. Prior to taking the position of Sales Manager, for the Southeast Lifestyle division of Just Got 2 Have It! Marla worked for Stein Mart in a buying capacity for 21 years. Following a successful career with Stein Mart, Marla had the opportunity to work with a startup jewelry company as their National Sales Manager. Marla is an innovative merchant who has had a consistent track record throughout her entire career.

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Bridget Boccaccio

Bridget Boccaccio

Sales Manager, West

(201) 874-8015 [email protected]

I am originally from NJ and was formerly a Special education teacher, but I have always dabbled in retail.  Most notable is the 15 years I spent working with Pier 1 where I embraced my knack for seasonal resets and transforming store displays. My career then led me to Paddywax, where I held various roles gaining experience in National accounts, forecasting, and sales rep/agency management. Having worked with JG2HI on the vendor side, I believe I bring a unique perspective and have always found joy in building strong relationships with representatives and customers alike.

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Staci Coelho

Staci Coelho

Sales Manager, Mid-Atlantic and Northeast

(860) 918-3182 [email protected]

I am thrilled to be a part of the JG2HI team. I am a native New Yorker and I have lived in Connecticut for over 20 years. I’ve worked in the industry for over 25 years, in many different capacities on both sides of the table. Besides my love of travel and pretty things, my favorite part of this job is building relationships. I live in Glastonbury Connecticut with my husband Dean, my daughter Zoe, my 18-year-old twins Alex and Ben, and our Labradoodle Cooper.

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Katie Gale

Katie Gale

Sales Manager, Southeast Gift

(205) 504-6826 [email protected]

In September 2009, we were lucky enough to have Katie rejoin our organization as Sales Manager. She is the right hand to Principal Michelle Ruby when it comes to managing the reps and their territories.

Her main focus is making the day-to-day life of the team run smoothly. Whether it be training a new rep on the road or working with customers during the shows Katie always has a smile on her face and a can do attitude. Her enthusiasm is contagious.

A true southerner, Katie will charm you and make you feel as if you’ve been a part of our family for years.

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