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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 (404) 749-4851 [email protected]

When she first started studying Chemistry and Environmental Science, Christina Graff never imagined that she’d be working in an environment that’s quite different from her original path. As our Commissions and Account Guru, Christina not only brings an analytical head to the Just Got 2 Have It team – she also brings a warm, fun-loving spirit that creates the perfect balance for her role here.

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.

Daniel Slack

Daniel Slack

Creative Director

(404) 210-9783 (404) 749-4851 [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.”

Michael Parece

Michael Parece

Showroom Manager

(404) 749-4850 (404) 749-4851 [email protected]

Michael comes to JG2HI with many years of retail management and over 20 years of visual merchandising. Michael will be in charge of all product and floor related responsibilities. He will be assisting Daniel with both Vegas and Atlanta showroom setup.

Karen Hatfield

Karen Hatfield

Customer Service & Showroom Support

(404) 749-4850 (404) 749-4851 [email protected]

Karen has the experience in this industry that will help you shine. She was a former rep for 3 years and has had her hand in the trade show business for a long time working 3 additional years with Karen Alweil Studio and Daniel Richards showrooms..

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!" .

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.

 

Sales Managers

Nicole Norton

Nicole Norton

Sales Manager, Mid-Atlantic & Northeast

(513) 415-1742 [email protected]

Nicole has been in the industry of sales and leadership for 10+ years, and found you can make a living by building new friendships, determination, and having fun along the way! Her passion for sales started when she worked at a local golf course and was a Pro Shop Assistant. She sold golf accessories and beverages and quickly found out that if you love what you are doing, it's not work!

View the Mid-Atlantic Trend Team View the Mid-Atlantic Lifestyle Team View the Northeast Team

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.

View the Southeast Gift Team

Marla Boyd

Marla Boyd

Sales Manager, Southeast Glam 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 Glam 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.

View the Southeast Glam Team View the MINK Team

Kasey Carlile

Kasey Carlile

Sales Manager, West

(949) 524-0598 [email protected]

I have been in the gift and lifestyle industry for over 20 years. I started as a territory rep for RUSS Berrie and Company, which is where I spent the bulk of my career. I was promoted to management in 2 short years, and worked my way up to running the entire West Coast sales force. As a manager at RUSS, we all kept key accounts. I have remained a sales person throughout my entire career. I feel this gives me the ability to always know what the trends are and what is happening in the industry.

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