Owner & Buyer
Where are you from? CENTRAL Jersey! It does exist!!
Favorite activities and hobbies: Baking! If I am lucky enough to have some down time at home, you can usually find me in the kitchen whipping up something sweet! Oftentimes, I have little helpers too 😉
Something people don't know about me is: I used to be a cook (that explains all the baking!). I started out in pastry and moved to culinary. I still dream of having a bakery…but I LOVE toys and PLAY, so don’t worry! Also, I am a stage 3 triple negative breast cancer survivor.
Favorite toy as a kid: My plush puppy dog went with me everywhere. Its name is “doggy”. Yes, I said, “Is” because I still have it!
My favorite thing to do at Tildie's is: I like to "fiddle with the shelves and make them look cute" or as the pros call it "Merchandising.”
Manager & Toy Enthusiast
Something people don't know about me is: My house is almost like a zoo! I live with two humans, two cats, two guinea pigs, two snakes, and a pug.
Favorite toy as a kid? My dress up outfits and fake microphone, I put on many living room concerts for my parents.
My favorite thing to do at Tildie's is: Squish all of the Squishables and read new books when we get them in.
The best thing I've heard a customer say in the store is: Floof always gets the best reaction, people either love it or are freaked out when they touch it for the first time. I've heard the texture compared to many things but probably the most interesting was feta cheese.
*Michelle says…: We’ve been lucky enough to have Kayleigh on our team since before we even opened our doors! I love it when she opens a shipment and gasps about what’s inside! Kayleigh has a genuine love for toys & is always super sweet and helpful!
Assistant Manager & Builder of “Things”
How many siblings do you have? I have a lot of siblings. I have five sisters and two brothers. I am one of the younger ones in the middle.
Favorite food: Tacos! Without a doubt, hands down, 100% tacos! I literally could eat them every day.
Something people don't know about me is: I used to be a huge dare devil and did lots of BMX, but now I am terrified to jump even the smallest ramp.
The best thing I've heard a customer say in the store: It’s always great to hear people having so much fun going through the store looking at everything, but I love when I hear kids say they want to work here when they grow up. I have actually had a couple kids ask how many more years until they were old enough!
*Michelle says…: No one puts a display together with more enthusiasm than Bree! That’s why she has been unofficially designated the official ‘builder’ around here. We also share a love a Lacroix water, even if we disagree on the best flavor!
Want to know more? Visit the shop and find each of our Tildie’s Top Toy Picks! Look for the signs throughout the store. We look forward to meeting you soon!
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