Gayla Carlson started selling handmade crafts at local shows in 1997. Today Gayla is the CEO of Jubilee Creative Studio, LLC. Since her daughters joined the business in 2011, Gayla's duties are now more focused on research and development as well as all the website technicalities.
Sara K. Anderson is our Studio Manager and Graphic Designer. Sara has a degree in Graphic Design from John Brown University and has many talents. She works full-time managing order fulfillment and all the daily activities that go on in the studio. Sara also brings her amazing design skills to the studio by designing all our graphics and new products as well as working directly with all our custom order clients. Sara is the steady rock that keeps everything moving along and always has a balanced perspective even if the rest of us are going crazy. Thank God for Sara!
Amanda Abramovitz manages all our social networking and customer service. She has a degree from John Brown University in Marketing and we feel so blessed to have her skills in the studio full-time now. Amanda does a stellar job making sure all of our sales and promotions get communicated to our customers through Facebook and Twitter. If you should call or email the studio, you will likely communicate with Amanda who loves interacting with customers. She also assists with shipping on busy days and is always willing to learn a new task. Amanda's enthusiasm for business and missions is benefiting Jubilee Creative Studio in many ways.
Stefanie Borkert is a very happy mom of three preschoolers who works from her home. Stefanie manages our blog, Rags-n-Rhinestones, and our inventory files by working at night and during the children's nap times. Stefanie has a masters degree in Information Science from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Her writing and editing skills and her attention to detail have been invaluable. Stefanie is a pastor's wife who really doesn't have much spare time so we feel very blessed that she is able to contribute so significantly to our family business.
Dorothy (Dot) Abshier is our very faithful "organizer." She is Grandma & Mom to the rest of the staff and works one day a week. Dorothy does an amazing job keeping all our inventory labeled and organized.
Shane Carlson is our "Jack of All Trades." He can fill orders, stock inventory, haul off recyclables or any other job we throw at him. Shane is a student/athlete with outstanding grades and athletic skills. As you can see from his picture, when he's not studying or practicing basketball, you will find him at a lake, a pond or a river. We hope that he stays interested in the family business for a long time.
Ok, so maybe Linn Carlson doesn't spend that much time in the studio but he is our voice of wisdom and always provides good counsel and advice. He occasionally does a bit of heavy lifting as well. Linn has always been incredibly supportive of all the Jubilee Creative Studio ventures and he is a very important part of our team. Linn is husband, daddy, grandpa, uncle or son-in-law to the rest of the staff.
Flora Borkert is the future of Jubilee Creative Studio. She loves to pretend that she is working in the studio and, of course, we hope that someday she really is!