Meet the Team at Allison's!

 

No store is successful without a great team of people running the show behind the scenes and out front! This team works well together and strives to make everyone feel welcomed and satisified with their visit, each one striving to keep the founder, Gord Allison's mission alive and well!

Annette & Scott     Vander Waal

Our Director

(Third Generation)

& our CIO/CFO

Both are Bibliomaniacs

ANNETTE

Director & Bibliomaniac

(Third Generation)

Annette enjoys a multitude of genres but has a strong draw towards suspense/thrillers and non-fiction based around black history and the World Wars. Having been in the store her whole life, she has a deep seeded loyalty to the family legacy and continuing it into the future. She was running back and forth to Wisconsin to make sure this legacy continues but just recently has moved back to help the legacy even further.

 

SCOTT
CFO/CIO & Bibliomaniac
Scott is a co-owner and our tech & numbers guy but he loves reading about Quantum Physics, Politics, fictional adventure, science fiction and history. He is the creator of our new Point of Sale & Labeling Systems which was a "side project" for him outside his job in Milwaukee, WI. Scott is Annette's spouse and now retired from the IT Industry and looking forward to finally making the North Bay area his home.

Kelsey
Sales Associate II - New Book Inventory Control & Bibliomaniac

Kelsey 

Sales Associate II - Inventory Control & Bibliomaniac

 

While not originally from North Bay, Kelsey has come to make North Bay her home. Kelsey spends her time reading true crime and multiple general fiction authors, she also has an affinity for reading indigenous authors both fiction & non-fiction.  One thing she truly enjoys is seeing customers leave with books in their hands!

Maddi
Sals Associate I & Bibliomaniac

Maddi

Bibliomaniac

Maddi is a self-declared bibliophile or book wizard - her main mission in life is to connect readers to finding their heart & soul in a book! When she's not crying over imaginary characters, she writes reviews on her blog or is baking desserts. Maddi spends her time reading young adult & Adult romance, paranormal, fantasy/sci-fi and sometimes will dabble with non-fiction. 

Kelsey-Lynn
Sales Associate I & Bibliomaniac

Kelsey-Lynn

Bibliomaniac

 

Kelsey-Lynn moved to North Bay in January 2018 for school as a Personal Support Worker and is now in school for Nursing. She loves to curl up with her cat Hades and read true stories and paranormal adventures. 

Karly
Sales Associate I & Bibliomaniac

Karly

Bibliomaniac

Karly came to us as a Co-Op Student from Chippewa then ended up coming on Part-Time during her studies. She's an avid reader of YA but has been known to branch out. She always eager to help out with her friendly quiet manner. 

Jayden
Student Inventory Assistant & Bibliomaniac

Jayden

Bibliomaniac

 

Jayden, the youngest member of our team, was born and raised in North Bay. She is currently attending high school and enjoys reading young adult novels and a variety of biographical memoirs. She looks forward to assisting you with your reading needs.

Lizzy

Bibliomaniac & Currently on Leave but still doing Bookkeeping
(Another Generation of Allison's!)

Lizzy

Bibliomaniac & Currently on Leave but still doing Bookkeeping(Another Generation of Allison's!)

 

Lizzy is a 4th generation in the bookstore! She started as our speedy and meticulous cleaner, learned the ropes on on Customer Service and became a valuable Team Member with her knowledge of stock and willingness to help out. She has grown to appreciate various non-fiction genres, classics and Canadian fiction as her primary reading preference. While she is currently on leave due to COVID-19, she is still with us doing back office work and helping her aunt keep things a little less chaiotic in there. Her passions are her  son, her fiancee and her fur-babies.

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