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 (she/her)

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 (he/him)
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 (she/her)
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!

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Maddi(she/her)
Sals Associate II - Social Media
Co-ordinator & 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. 

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Karly (she/her)
Sales Associate I & Bibliomaniac

Karly

Bibliomaniac

 

Karly is an avid Fantasy reader who is currently  continuing  her education in a field she's excited to be doing. She's always ready to help out so just let her know what you're after and she'll do what she can to help.

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Kelsey-Lynn (she/her)
Sales Associate I & Bibliomaniac

Kelsey-Lynn 

Bibliomaniac

Kelsey-Lynn has been on and off with the Team for the past few years while doing continuing her education! She's an avid reader of Fantasy & Paranormal as well as an interest Mythological tales. She is always there with a smile and ready to help wherever she can.

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Eleanore (she/her)
Inventory Assistant & Bibliomaniac

Eleanore

Bibliomaniac

 

Eleanore came to us as a co-op student and now has joined the team helping to keep things hitting the floor timely while continuing her training. She is an avid reader of many genres and pretty much tries everything from Classics to Contemporary Fiction to Manga. She is always happy to answer phones and help find your books however she can.