The Girls who Make it Happen

It’s a special place.
It’s a thousand words.
It’s a wonderful parade.

What a great weekend. I almost felt, ok, I did feel, like I was back in the art fair days. I so wish I could explain all the butterflies I’d get when setting up my tent before sunset. The hustle and bustle of it all was easily overshadowed by the anticipation of the folks I would soon be chatting with. I loved seeing the same faces every year. It was like we were family. We chatted as though we knew each other for years. I got to watch their kids grow up and even better I got to be part of it. The fun part. The looking cute part. Ha, I kinda got to keep their little girls young for as long as we could.

Gosh, I’d usually meet the mom when her babe was just a little one. Before long she was 7. I miss those days. I can remember thinking I would be doing art fairs until I was 50. And that was never a complaint. I loved it. I loved everything about it. Then I met Lynette.

1And of course with a name like Lynette you know she is gonna to be the brains to my creativity. Born and bred in the direct selling world she introduces me to a whole new idea. The thing about Lynette and me is we don’t always agree with what each other is saying nor do we always understand the reasoning behind it. That doesn’t matter. I know it kinda seems like it would and it should. We TRUST each other. And that is the coolest thing. That is the thing that matters. I know at the end of the day she wants nothing more than for Matilda Jane to be the best is possibly can. And sometimes from 9-5 I think she is nuts, then the day ends and I’m like “YES!! I get it. Let’s do it”. I think creative and business minds just kinda take a bit to understand each other fully.

So when Lynette told me there were 100’s of girls out there just like me, I was like “Huh?” I remember her saying, “Denise, there are so many talented women out there that want nothing more than to build relationships, make a difference in others’ lives and be with their kids”. I totally remember that.  I had always imagined my job doing art fairs as a “schleper”. You know, you pull a trailer, set up a tent, sweat in the heat of the sun, then tear it down at dusk. Lynette was right. It was way more than that. It was about relationships and making a difference. I was doing that without even realizing it. Gosh, I love when Lynette puts things into words that I can’t form in my brain.

(I love this baby!)

So back to Lynette. Yup, she was right. And so I cut back on the art fairs and we started our very own little direct selling company. Little?  Who am I joking. Huge. Amazing and yet still feels so natural.

I spent this weekend at Platinum cutting new pieces and our army of just under 500 Trunk Keepers set up their “art fair”.

It is amazing when you are so scared to put something in someone else’s hands and trust them to do as good as job as you did. To carry out the story of Matilda Jane. When you put that trust in them it is amazing what  can happen. I was so nervous not to be doing the shows, so nervous to let it go. BUT I trusted Lynette and I knew she would never steer me the wrong direction. She never has. And this Sunday afternoon I am in complete awe of all of our Trunk Keepers and all they do. I wish I was better with words so I could say in a beautiful way how much I love, treasure, and respect them. Because I surely do. With all my heart.

Shannon said it best, our Trunk Keepers are a “Group of fantastic women possessing a rare (almost unheard of) combination of values, personality, motivation and passion for Matilda Jane.”

3And a huge thanks to all you photographers for creating so much eye candy. I love the life you bring to Matilda Jane.  Thanks AnnMarie of Linden, Michigan for letting me borrow your gorgeous shots.

So let’s hear it for your favorite Trunk Keeper and I’ll pick a few TK’s to send a surprise to.

P.S. Seven years ago —and today I am proud to call OG one of my best friends

Hope - March 7, 2014 - 9:00 pm

Jamie Markely! She helps me with EVERYTHING, without a complaint or any frustration, and believe me I can be frustrating!…I <3 her!

Laura Davidson - March 7, 2014 - 7:33 pm

I bought my first piece, the Hotline Pinkbird, years before I ever had a girl (my son is almost 5 and my daughter just turned one), and ever since, I have loved every chance I get to order through Leslie Wills. She is so much more than a trunkkeeper; she is a role model in our community, active in her church, always helping others, and is one of the most genuine people I know. She is beautiful, which is apparent to all who meet her, but her true beauty lies within. She’s an awesome person, and I’m proud to have her as my TK, and more importantly, as a part of our small KY town.

portia - March 7, 2014 - 4:54 pm

I would like to give a huge shout out to my TK…Tarren Whitley. She is simply the best and the will forever be a part of our family! My DD simply adores her and knows she has all the pretty “Jane dresses” 😉

Mimi - March 7, 2014 - 11:25 am

Heather Pearce is amazing! I completely trust her, and she never fails and even goes beyond expectations! She really makes time to help and answer everybody’s never-ending questions. I’ve never been so happy with my orders ever since I started working with her and Jaime. I will forever be loyal to this team!

Carrie - March 7, 2014 - 9:57 am

Sarah Carpenter Van’tHof !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! She is so fun and patient! She always takes the time to answer my questions and is so sweet. She has great ideas for mixing and matching the clothes, and, I feel goes above and beyond in every interaction! She deserves something special!

Lisa Fowler - March 7, 2014 - 12:04 am

Jessica Starost, Jessica Starost, Jessica Starost! She’s a hard-working TK, wife, and mother, and she is always doing the most thoughtful things. And her love for MJC is honest, infectious, and fun! I adore her, and it would make my day to hear the excitement in her voice over getting a little special something from you.

Jaime Miller - March 6, 2014 - 6:50 pm

Can words even describe this new world of MJ that I have grown to love and enjoy? I was introduced to my trunk keeper, Heather Pearce, through a lovely friend and do not know what I did before Heather! She has so relatable as a mom, business woman, and fellow MJ lover 🙂 I love introducing other Janes and MJ lovers to Heather, as I know they are in good hands and will be taken care of like family. Heather represents everything I know Matilda Jane stands for and I am proud to have her as my Trunk Keeper and Friend!

Alison Harris - March 6, 2014 - 2:21 pm

I not only have an AMAZING TK, I have an AMAZING TK that happens to also be my big sister. Brea Freeman out of Goodlettsville, TN is by far one of the best ladies I know. Let me just let you in on why…She loves the Lord, loves her hubby, loves her kiddos, has 5 kiddos and still loves them (did you hear me say 5???), loves her family, loves to go junkin’ and be random, loves that she fought and won against nasty skin cancer, loves to eat at great little diner places that many people wouldn’t give a chance, and LOVES her job at Matilda Jane. Is it stressful…YES. Does she rock at it…MOST FOR SURE! Brea is a hard worker and always has been. She dreams big and builds her success simply because she is lovable. She loves her customers because Denise loves her Trunk Keepers and wants her hands and feet of the company love others too. She believes in MJC and what it stands for and when she discusses her success of being a TK, she completely by-passes what she makes or commission or whatever and talks immediately about how much the company gives back to communities around, countries that need love, employees that support each other to no ends of the earth, and overall how being a TK has made her the woman that she is because of the connections and support she has through MJC. Thank you for loving my sister. She is one of the coolest gals I know, but loves me and my family like no one business. I love you Brea! and we love MJC!

Autumn Goldin - March 6, 2014 - 1:06 pm

That’s my gorgeous TK Jen Kraydich and her two little sweetpeas. She works super hard to put a smile on a lot of MJ lovers (the momma’s LOL) & their own littles’ faces…would LOVE for her to feel the love back! She deserves it 😉

Sally Cavanaugh - March 6, 2014 - 12:48 am

Phoebe Hart is the most amazing trunk keeper. She hasn’t been a trunk keeper long, but she’s a total rock star and gives 100% to keep her Matilda Jane momma’s happy. She’s genuine, kind, loving and makes each and every show a true day of excitement and fun. For my most recent show she brought her trunk over in the middle of a snow storm and didn’t complain once. Hands down, she’s amazing! I appreciate all the hard work she does for us! Phoebe Hart, you’re the BEST!

Alicia S - March 6, 2014 - 12:01 am

It would be really hard to top Ashley Gertz!!! She goes above and beyond in everything she does and with a smile too.

Candace Wolfenbarger - March 5, 2014 - 4:24 pm

Rah Rah Rah,
Sis Boom BaM —
My favorite Trunk Keeper
is Colleen PhaM!!!

I often kid with Collen that she is Super Woman, and I truly believe it! She is a super star in my eyes, and the fact that she is an excellent Trunk Keeper is an added bonus. Colleen demonstrates personalized attention and concern to each individual she is in contact with, which I believe is a testament to her genuine kindness and work ethic. Her attention to detail is remarkable and she is beyond generous and sweet. She inspires and motivates me to be a better person.

Jennifer Shultz - March 5, 2014 - 3:43 pm

What a great blog and THANKS for giving us a platform to thank our awesome Trunk Keepers for all their hard work. They put so much time in, at parties, glued to their computers, and helping us set up AWESOME shows. My Trunk Keeper didn’t return this season, there are three in my area and choosing a new one was a big deal, I LOVE having shows and the right TK makes a big difference, I thought about it and something told me to give the new one a chance. I emailed her, asked, why she wanted to be a TK, what her own shows were like, etc. I feel in love with her instantly, I had a show for her on release day and I would be lying if I didn’t say I was nervous, would her carting be fast enough, my guests and I hate to hear those dreaded words, SOLD OUT! She was fantastic, no one would have even guessed it was her first show, she just did my R2 show and was just as professional and educated as before, I am so happy we met and would love for you to show her some love for all her hard work, I know she spent hours getting everything right and it showed. Kelley Earhart, you are a GREAT TK and face for Matilda Jane, I could not be happier that we met and now I can call you not only my TK but my friend!!! Kelley Earhart is from Cincinnat, Ohio and she makes Matilda Jane an experience, not just buying clothes, I wish I could post pictures 🙂

Ashley Smith - March 5, 2014 - 11:33 am

Love my TK Leah G!!! She is awesome!

jennifer c - March 4, 2014 - 9:39 pm

I can not say enough amazing things about my TK Sarah VanHoff. She is so much more then my TK although she is the best TK around!! She is my friend,confidant, and Artfair partner in shopping and wine!!Oh,and she is MURDER on my credit card!!!I love her so much,my Jorie loves her Millie,my boys love her boys…She is what makes MJC about so much more than ”just clothes”.

Nicole G - March 4, 2014 - 9:23 pm

Sarah Vant’Hof knocks my socks off every release. Her real life artistic flair is a perfect fit for MJC and her giving spirit makes me confident in inviting my friends into this world to share my passion for clothing every release when I host a show with her. Life is more fun when you can work with your friends <3

Ariean Krieger - March 4, 2014 - 8:55 pm

Well, I must say…I have the BEST Trunk Keeper ever! Laura Ash is stylish, just one of the girls…so fun to be around. I feel like she has been a friend for years! She’ll drive through freezing rain to put on a show! Super talented in mixing and matching combos too…Thanks, Laura, for my Matilda Jane addiction! I’m hooked!

Leilani Michel - March 4, 2014 - 8:54 pm

I adore my TK! I met her almost accidentally, and never dreamed that as I discovered the sweetness and fun that is Matilda Jane I would also discover a sweet friend. Kristen Fridley is a woman of principle who is not afraid to make the right choice–even when it is a difficult one. She doesn’t just take the easy way out. She has passion and a sense of humor, and really represents those core MJC values. I am proud to know her and grateful to have her as my TK!

martha campbell - March 4, 2014 - 4:42 pm

AMBER SMITH!!!!!!!!! I have the BEST, most talented, and personable trunk keeper EVER. I love her soooo much!!!!!! She just has an “eye” for things, especially Matilda Jane. SHe is really so “cool” and just a joy to be around. She loves her job and it is infectious. More importantly she is a friend for life. She keeps my little girls looking little and keeps me with a smile on my face. She embodies everything that you as a company stand for. She never meets a stranger and makes you feel welcome no matter where you are. She is a great extension of your company!!! West Tennessee girls are dressed precious, thank you Denise and Amber(aka best tk ever)!!!!

Katie Clark - March 4, 2014 - 4:38 pm

The best TK ever is Lyndsey Grider! She makes sure her customers are happy and well taken care of. She also is doing a wonderful job of moving MJ here in the land of smocks and appliqué! She made me a believer in MJ and I am now addicted! Lyndsey definitely rocks!!!

Erin Jackson - March 4, 2014 - 4:37 pm

I bought a few pieces of MJC during the Gypsy Blue release from a TK from Illinois.  I live in Delaware, there was not a TK close, and I liked the clothes yet they were a hassle to buy. I always felt that I was bothering the TK with the questions I had. I didn’t buy another piece. Fast forward to days before the 2nd release of GH. I’m at work and my customer has a MJ Hobo bag. I noticed of course and a friendship was formed. She has taken the time to explain the unpredictableness and now our closets are mostly MJ. Because of Lizette Williamsen I have been welcomed into this MJC community and the smiles on my girls faces when they twirl warms my heart every time! Thank you Lizette for opening my eyes to the true meaning of Matilda Jane!!

Esther P - March 4, 2014 - 4:18 pm

I have never met my TK Rachel Jordan in real life but I hope that one day (maybe?) we can meet…preferably at Art Fair (a girl can dream right?). Rachel is amazing! She works tirelessly alongside my wonderful Jane Suzanne Broadhurst to make dozens of fanatical MJ moms happy. I adore my TK/Jane “Dream Team”. My MJ experience would not be the same without them.

Beth - March 4, 2014 - 3:59 pm

Colleen Pham Rocks the House! <3 her!

Nikki - March 4, 2014 - 3:38 pm

I have had the privilege of working with a few tk’s and they are all amazing in their own right. Amy Schena is amazing at responding to all my questions even on release day. Tara Miller is super sweet and I always love her style. I have known Nicole Downs the least amount of time and only communicated via the phone and email but there is something about that gal I love. I mean I want to drag her to a yoga class with me because I know the fun level would be kicked up several notches.

Allison Farmer - March 4, 2014 - 3:33 pm

COLLEEN PHAM! This trunk keeper is amazing. She is sweet down to the core and works so hard to make all of her customers happy. She recently had her 3rd baby and she just keeps going strong. I hear bits and pieces of her schedule and wonder how in the world she does it all. I truly admire her and her work ethnic. Thank you Colleen for all you do. You are more than a trunk keeper to me, you are my friend.

Casey Uhles - March 4, 2014 - 3:02 pm

Jennifer Taylor is the best TK! She’s always available to answer questions and she always gets sell outs. I really appreciate all of her hard work!

Stacie Petta - March 4, 2014 - 2:18 pm

I love that photo collage above! And yes a thank you to all the trunk keepers out there including mine – Meghan Stowers!

Brianna Salyer - March 4, 2014 - 1:17 pm

I have had the best experience with TKs! I have used two that are simply amazing! Kristen Fridley and I had an instant connection with our daughters! Her daughter had faced some health problems just as my Hannah Beth did! We talked about The Lord and all the goodness He had bestowed on us through these trials! Then there’s Miss Ashley Gertz! What a little firecracker, I love her! She may have numerous shows in a day but always makes me feel like I’m her top priority! She goes above and beyond to get us our wishlist. She has the sweetest personality and that’s what’s makes her such a successful TK! Did I mention I have never met either lady? That is what’s so amazing about Matilda Jane! I have met some of my best friends, prayer warriors and mentors through MJC! It’s a sisterhood that I am priveldged to be apart of. It would not be made possible without Ashley Gertz and Kristen Fridley!

Jacqueline Perrin - March 4, 2014 - 12:59 pm

My TK is Leah Grandstaff. I would never refer to her as my TK though…she is my best friend for life. I can honestly say she knows me better than any person on this earth. She is a hard working full-time mommy, wife and one heck of a trunk keeper. She will answer my questions at any time of day and knows exactly the kind of clothes I would want for my daughter. She is the most giving, honest, trusting, loyal and beautiful best friend anyone could ask for. She is hands down the best TK around and for sure the one I go to whether it be lifes twists and turns or what outfit I should pair for the day.

Z - March 4, 2014 - 12:55 pm

ASHLEY GERTZ!! She is simply amazing! I’ve never missed out because she literally goes the extra mile/hour to make sure my orders are complete. I don’t know how she does it but I sure do appreciate all her hard work. If I owned MJC, I would want allll my employees to be just like her 😉 we love you Ashley!!!

Shalaine - March 4, 2014 - 12:14 pm

There’s not a TK in my state but I’ve worked with Ashlee Johansen and she is amazing.I haven’t been able to meet her in person but just our conversations over the phone and through email are warm and friendly. She always takes care of me and I’m so grateful!We love our MJC!

Marla H. - March 4, 2014 - 12:07 pm

I love Brea Freeman! We met about a year and a half ago when I moved to TN, and I she’s amazing inside and out! What a beautiful person she is! She’s not just a TK to me. She’s a great friend! I can’t wait to get to know her even more in the future! Pick Brea!

Alicia - March 4, 2014 - 11:49 am

I was introduced to Matilda Jane through my best friend Ashley Gertz. Together we shared an addiction to little girls clothes, that I could never have imagined. Now that she has become a TK my collection has increased by so much! Ashley goes above and beyond for ALL of her customers and I can bare witness to that 🙂 Marylands Eastern Shore rocks MJ because of her!! Xoxo

Jessica - March 4, 2014 - 10:44 am

Leah Grandstaff is amazing! Soooo helpful & on top of everything & organized. This release was crazy with her freezing up but she still did fabulous & I can’t imagine doing her job! Tks rock!

Alicia Burns - March 4, 2014 - 10:31 am

All these ladies work so very hard, crazy hours waking up in the middle of the night to try and get those sold out items, driving all over God’s country spreading the love of Matilda Jane! My tk, Leah Grandstaff has opened her house to many people she had never met, helped with the multiple questions asked, sometimes twice! Embraced the little shoppers, spends countless hours on the phone, day or night!! Not just my tk, but a sweet friend!! I would like to say a big THANK YOU to all of our amazing tks!!!

Kathryn Keating - March 4, 2014 - 9:50 am

Kat Kempson from Frisco, TX is exactly the person that you want to be representing MJC! She has a HEART of gold!!!!! I have seen her show so much KINDNESS to so many different people. Isn’t that what it’s all about?!? She’s fun, creative, and loves Matilda Jane! She is an amazing mama to two precious little girls and she is able to keep perspective when things get crazy. She puts others needs about her own and sacrifices so that others can have something special. We LOVE Kat here in Texas and want y’all to know how much her girls LOVE her!

KaMarlowete - March 4, 2014 - 12:48 am

At my first MJC party, something horrible happened and I was accused of it. As the days went by, the women there realized I wasn’t at fault, but were still cold to me. Eventually, the blame got fully shifted and the incident was forgotten by all but me. It left a bad taste in my mouth. I love the clothes, but didn’t like how I was treated at that first party, (although not by the TK. It was other guests who were so surprisingly predatory.)

Then, about a year ago, I met our new trunk-keeper, and she just breathed MJC. Meredith Brockinton is such an ambassador for MJC that she makes me fall in love all over again with pieces I’d already talked myself into! She reminds us that when we buy MJC, we’re making a commitment to little girls who need us as much as our own little girls. She is kind, driven, honest, funny, and above all, generous. I’ve never had an experience with her that was anything but warm. She’s one of the few people in this world to whom I’ll text my credit card information, lol, and know for certain that it’s safe. She is a gem and I completely adore her. All of the NM girls do! We’ll miss you Meredith!

Alicia George - March 3, 2014 - 11:51 pm

My amazing TK and best friend, Jessica Flosi, discovered and fell in love with MJC back in November when she hosted her first trunk show. It was the shared passion for everything MJC is about that reignited our friendship after we’d begun to grow apart. She is now in her first season as a TK and is rocking it! She embodies the spirit andcharacter of Matilda Jane and is incredibly committed to bringing her customers the pieces that bring them and their littles girls such joy. She is so selfless and giving to all she meets. I couldn’t be more proud to call Jess my friend, and now my Trunk Keeper as well.

Tammy - March 3, 2014 - 10:43 pm

Traci Farina is a TK that to me represents MJ- her little thoughtless actions made me fall in love with MJ. She always is there when you need her and she goes out of her way to find everything you need.

Melissa K. - March 3, 2014 - 10:02 pm

I nervously attended my first trunk show back in November. I was relatively new to MJC, and was still learning the ropes. I didn’t know any of Mommas that I would be meeting, nor did I know my TK, Kat Kempson. Little did I know that I had nothing to worry about. My daughter and I were welcomed with open arms and they happily answered all my newbie questions. We were anxious to get to know our new friends and in doing so, I shared that my husband would be returning home from deployment in the next couple of weeks. I was planning for him to surprise our 2 year old daughter at our family Christmas pictures. I really wanted to capture that precious moment of reunion. Well, I hadn’t found the perfect dress for her until I walked into that trunk show and saw the Wonderful Winter Knot. It was the one. Sadly, I learned I probably wouldn’t get it in time, but Kat, having just met me, made sure I got the Wonderful Winter Knot in time. My daughter was wearing that perfect dress when her father saw her for the first time in many long months. That is an unforgettable moment that was made perfect by one very special and hard-working TK, Kat Kempson. She exemplifies what it means to be one of “The Girls Who Make it Happen!”

Holly - March 3, 2014 - 8:58 pm

Love my TK Lindsey Gilbert #700:). She is the best!!!!

Brittney Lewis - March 3, 2014 - 8:46 pm

Ashley Gertz!

I just discovered MJ about 6 months ago and I love Ashley! I feel like she’s a friend more than anything. She set me up with a Jane and personally answered any questions. She is so sweet and helpful and I feel blessed to have her as my tk 🙂

Karen V. - March 3, 2014 - 8:44 pm

I don’t even know where to start. Matilda Jane has been in my life for around 2 years now. About a year ago I attended a birthday of a friend of mines daughter, it was then I met my soon to be TK, Ashley Gertz. Her daughter was wearing an adorable dress and it was the talk of the party. I had to get my hands on some of these clothes! Ashley introduced me to your website and I fell in love instantly. Ever since that day, she has become more than just a pretty face but an awesome friend and an absolutely top of the line Trunk Keeper. It doesn’t matter if it’s the middle of the afternoon or the middle of the night she is ALWAYS there to help me out and not just with clothes. Thank You Matilda Jane for bringing Ashley and these one of a kind clothes into my life!

Jill - March 3, 2014 - 8:40 pm

Lyndsey Grider is an amazing trunk keeper!

Brittany davis - March 3, 2014 - 8:39 pm

Shoutout to my TK ashley gertz! I appreciate all the time and dedication you put into fulfilling our wish lists and finding what we need! You have made it an easy process to bring these adorable clothes into my home!

Kimberly - March 3, 2014 - 8:28 pm

My Trunkkeeper Ashley Gertz is the BOMB!!!! We gals call her “Fast Fingers Gertz”. She never disappoints!!!!! Matilda Jane has a dedicated, hardworking, crowd pleaser working for them. I know the release was Saturday night, but our girl is still working it today, Monday making sure she has everything on our Wish lists! She goes above and beyond for her customers, and we LOVE her!

Katelyn Cosby - March 3, 2014 - 8:05 pm

My TK is Ashley Gertz. Gosh, where do I start? Ashley is such a beautiful woman, inside and out. I had never hosted a show until I met Ashley and I thank God every day that our paths crossed. She represents Matilda Jane in every aspect possible. She’s always available for any question I may have whether it be sizing, combinations, new releases, or dates. But more importantly, to me, she’s available for my non Matilda Jane questions. My “how do I know if vaccinations are right for my child?”, “Talya just ate dish soap. What do I do?”, “Look at my silly girl covered in tomato sauce and wearing no clothes. What am I going to do with this child?” Ashley has became much more than simply my trunk keeper. She’s became my friend. I turn to her for advice, support, motivation, laughs, and tears. She lives the Matilda Jane desire of “spreading the love” to me every single day. Thank you, Matilda Jane, for taking a chance on a woman that is so passionate, funny, friendly, and loving. I have made a life long friend that I cherish so close to my heart.

Lauren Hand - March 3, 2014 - 8:00 pm

I LOVE my TK Kelly Jessup AND my JANE Linda Zaffram! They seriously are the best. They always are there to answer any questions. I love all of the combos they post and I ALWAYS get EVERYTHING on my wishlist.

Carrie - March 3, 2014 - 7:58 pm

******************** A L I N E B O U R Q U E ******************************
Aline goes out of her way to be kind, helpful, energetic, and fun! She makes me fall in love with Matilda Jane all over again every release! She makes the task of finding clothes for your child more of an adventure than a chore.

Melissa M. - March 3, 2014 - 7:16 pm

I have to say the best TK ever is Sara Stough, Proctorville, Ohio. She goes above and beyond to make sure all her customers get what they have ordered. Stays up late, and rises early, not to mention she has two beautiful girls of her own. My only daughter is special needs, and Sarah is amazing with her!! My daughter loves MJC!!! Sara is patient, caring and so loving. When my daughter sees her coming through the door, she knows she’s getting goodies!!! I want to thank Sarah for her hard work and dedication she shows for MJC and her customers!! Not only is she the greatest TK of all, but has also became a great friend of our family!!

Michelle Gresham - March 3, 2014 - 6:13 pm

While I don’t have the relationship that many of these lucky ladies have with their TKs as I have never been a Jane before, I would like to give a special shout out to TK #332 Kristen Fridley. When the Razzle and Happy Go Lucky Leggings that she carted for me vanished overnight, she stepped up and offered me her own daughter’s. These leggings are HIGHLY coveted, so it was very selfless for her to give them up to me. Talk about a DAYMAKER! Thanks again so much, Kristen!

Lauren - March 3, 2014 - 5:48 pm

Ashley Gertz (#598)is amazing! She cares about all her customers and has super fast fingers 😉

Samantha hall - March 3, 2014 - 5:30 pm

Jan Collins from LR, AR!!!! She’s always there for me no matter day or night!!!! I’m thankful for her!!!

Christy P - March 3, 2014 - 4:33 pm

Our TK is is Phoebe Hart from Wichita, KS. She is so kind and very helpful. She always makes it a point to make my girls feel beautiful!

Rachel D - March 3, 2014 - 4:29 pm

Love my TK Ashley Gertz!!! I knew nothing about this company until I talked to her, and now I am totally addicted! She gives me lots of advice on what to match up, what size I will need for my tiny little princess, and is there to walk me through the entire process if I need help. Thanks Ashley for letting me in on the wonderful world of MJ!!! 🙂 XOXO

Ana carlson - March 3, 2014 - 3:48 pm

Lauren M! This girl is REALLY amazing! She works so hard for us. I really don’t even know what it’s like to have orders not filled. She is A.M.A.Z.I.N.G. And we have some FUNNY stories about shoes- dragging

Mary Vaughn - March 3, 2014 - 3:38 pm

Amazing describes our trunk keeper, Natalie Kukla! She’s persistent and patient w/finding everything on our wish lists. She shows such care with families who love Matilda Jane Clothing, her Janes, and their guests. She is simply outstanding. I’m so glad she’s our trunk keeper!

Amanda - March 3, 2014 - 3:24 pm

You would never know that my TK is one of MJ’s newest. She works her butt off and can cart like crazy! Lyndsey Grider is the best!

Kelly - March 3, 2014 - 3:15 pm

Jackie Colvin! She is amazing, classy, passionate about MJ- really goes over and beyond all of the time for her customers Best TK ever!

Heather D - March 3, 2014 - 2:50 pm

My TK is Ashely Gertz and she is an amazing woman! If not for MJ, I wouldn’t have met her and had I not met her, I would’ve missed out on one of the sweetest, most honest, loyal, caring, and genuine people I know. Oh, and did I mention how beautiful she is too? 🙂 I’m proud to call her my friend! She has gone above and beyond for me and other customers to insure that we know the latest releases inside and out, choose the cutest combos and she makes the whole MJ experience a lot of fun!

Catalina E. - March 3, 2014 - 2:43 pm

I’m a Calfornia girl and my trunk keeper Jessica Staroast brought MJ to my daughter’s preschool a little over a year ago and I fell in love with these clothes! (Honestly, I had never heard of MJ before) Now we have a new shopping passion!! MJ clothes are so unique compared to everything sold in our local malls! Jessica is always so helpful when placing orders, she is always available and always makes us feel warm and conformtable in her home when we visit to view the new MJ collections. I love the fact the MJ clothing keeps my very tall 5 year old still looking like the little girl she is! Thank you Jessica for bringing these treasures to us and for always helping me with me MJ shopping needs!

Amy S - March 3, 2014 - 2:26 pm

Angela Brinker #571 is simply ANAZING! 🙂

Jeneal Rees - March 3, 2014 - 2:11 pm

My TK Jen Kraydich is the beautiful lady pictured here. Lovely inside and out! She’s rocks our shows all the time!!!

Brittany Waller - March 3, 2014 - 2:08 pm

My TK’s are so awesome. Shana Eppinger from PA and Rachel Lewis from OK. Awesome and helpful! 🙂

Cherie - March 3, 2014 - 1:43 pm

I’d like to give a shout out to my TK, Cathy Yohe, in New Cumberland, PA! She is a wonderful woman to know, so much more than a trunk keeper. Cathy is a very involved in our schools and community. She is warm hearted, easy going, attentive, thoughtful, sincere… the list goes on and on, oh! And I can’t forget her beautiful smile. Cathy’s husband, Greg, and their 4 children are all just the same. You feel so welcomed in their home. I met Cathy when our youngest daughters were in pre-school together. I remember going to my first trunk show not knowing how much I was going to fall in love. Thank you, Cathy, for the last 3 years of friendship and great customer service! I look forward to many more. :o)

Margaret Kessler - March 3, 2014 - 1:09 pm

I’d like to nominate Marcia Carroll here in CT for always going the extra mile to get me everything on my wish list!

JenF - March 3, 2014 - 12:55 pm

Shannon Armitage has been my TK for 2 years now! I appreciate her patience in dealing with me in the early newbie days! She has always welcomed everyone into her house and has been very helpful even under fire! While I don’t envy her on release days, I can’t imagine how she does it! Thanks Shannon!

Amy Morrow - March 3, 2014 - 12:48 pm

The best tk is Amanda Browning! She is as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside. She is always helpful and has such a passion for Matilda Jane… yall are lucky to have her!

Robin Moore - March 3, 2014 - 12:27 pm

Ashley Gertz is the most amazing trunk keeper. She works tirelessly to make sure all of our MJ dreams come true. With every conversation you can tell she truly loves being a trunk keeper. She is always patient, no matter how many times we ask “are you sure that matches”. Because let’s be honest, MJ is so much more than just “childrens clothes”. And it all begins with the relationships we have with our trunk keepers. We love you ASHLEY GERTZ!!

Bonnie Miller - March 3, 2014 - 12:17 pm

Ashley Gertz (#598) is the epitome of mjc, she is beautiful both inside and out! She will go above and beyond for her customers. On release day I have no worries, I send her my wishlist and go about my day 🙂 She is one of the many women I have met, through this company, that I now call a friend.

Heather Noel Conner - March 3, 2014 - 12:16 pm

A big shout out for Ashley Gertz!! <3 She is always so kind and helpful.

Melissa - March 3, 2014 - 12:08 pm


Jennifer - March 3, 2014 - 12:07 pm

Ashley Gertz (#598) is a new TK who is really working her tail off for her customers. Her can do attitude is a breath of fresh air and I’m enjoying the heck out of her! She is a ray of sunshine and I love her! She is my friend.

Melissa - March 3, 2014 - 12:05 pm

Well i have not yet met tk Carrie Kochel in person but so far has been as nice and as helpfull as can be with my questions concerns and etc,,, wouldnt expect any less from this lovely group of ladies MJK has representing how fun it could still be shop for our princesses and wish i had heard of them sooner ❤️ when my older daughter would still fit in most of the clothes

Jenn O. - March 3, 2014 - 12:01 pm

Shana Eppinger is not only a great TK but I am happy to call her my friend~ every release party is so exciting and full of a ” clothing high” for me that last for days~! She always goes the extra mile for all her Janes and guests~! L❤ve her~!!

Samantha church - March 3, 2014 - 12:01 pm

My TK Ashley Gertz is amazing! She works hard to keep all her customers happy! She’s one of a kind and she loves her job!

Beth L. - March 3, 2014 - 11:54 am

Lyndsey Grider is my trunk keeper, and she rocks! This was only her 2nd release, but she is already a pro! Seriously amazing!

Serenity Caudell - March 3, 2014 - 11:43 am

Gosh, what can I say about Shelly Hunter from here in Fort Wayne? I found her two years ago and over time our relationship grew into something so much more. I absolutely love the girl for her heart and integrity. I am so blessed to call her a dear friend. She epitomizes the very thing Matilda Jane Clothing is all about. Sending Love to you amazing gals at MJC!!

Amber Connors - March 3, 2014 - 11:42 am

Shana Eppinger is my tk from Zelienople, Pa. She is amazing and so sweet! I am truly amazed at how hard she works to make all of her customers happy. She has let me come by at night after work on a release day to look at the collection, because she knew that was the only time I had, even though she was still working and exhausted from the long day herself. I couldn’t ask for a better trunk keeper!!! <3

Haley Nassif - March 3, 2014 - 11:34 am

I love my TK friends Jackie Colvin & Ashley Gertz. They never let me down!

Beth - March 3, 2014 - 11:34 am

Ashley Gertz (#598) is beyond amazing. She will go above and beyond her duty as a TK to make sure her customers are happy. I have never once seen her complain about her job, and I know she truly loves what she does. The is most definitely THE BEST.

Jennifer Stubblefield - March 3, 2014 - 11:33 am

I love, LOVE Lisa Doan. She is so helpful and warm! She’s the best when it comes to mixing past lines with new releases.

Chelsea B. - March 3, 2014 - 11:25 am

Shout out to Jen Kraydich!! Sweetest most amazing TK I’ve ever met. Always so quick to respond and very helpful with sizes. Thanks Mel for introducing me to her 🙂

Cheray (Skyli Lakelyn Randall - March 3, 2014 - 11:24 am

I don’t know where to begin. When I started buying MJ, I thought I am going to have to see what is so special about these clothes. Geez people they are just clothes, well I was so wrong! I mean I have met the most AMAZING people through MJ, most of them not in person but hey I feel like they are my family, Brenen Miller (Payton Jo) has so been there from my start and helped me so much. I just LOVE her to the moon and back❤️ I have ordered from Jen Kraydich (my TK), and she is so AMAZING. She will do her BEST to get us what we want. I LOVE Matilda Jane Clothing on my good days and my bad, and on their good days and bad❤️ KayaBelle Demarigny is such a sweet and helpful person. I have so many I would love to mention, but list is so long. I do want to say I so Thank Bridgette Lott for all her hard work she does and Carli Kariuk for working so hard to keep us safe from scammers. These woman are AWESOME

Missy Jungling - March 3, 2014 - 11:24 am

My trunk keeper Shana Eppinger is absolutely AMAZING. She has this calmness about her and impressive professionalism. You are lucky to have her on your team. She has mad skills for carting everything I desire. She never disappoints! Matilda Jane is better because Shana is part of it!

beth hatch - March 3, 2014 - 11:09 am

Your an awesome tk n always get my items on wish list thanks for helping bmy girls look cute

iriis n. - March 3, 2014 - 11:00 am

Janette Puskar! Because she loves my girls, and has the patience of a saint when we come over to try on clothes. Because she has watched them grow from babies to big girls. Because we can meet over lunch and chat about anything and everything. We met over an 18m HB molly skirt and now we chat over size 8 dog days circle skirt 🙂 She has truly become a special friend <3

Oh, and she busts her behind for our shows 🙂

Mellissa Duffey-Ivashevsky - March 3, 2014 - 10:57 am

A big huge shout out to My trunk keeper Kimberly Vigier, not only is she an amazing trunk keeper- she is an amazing person. One of the most kind and generous people I’ve ever had the pleasure of getting to know. Thank you MJC for bringing together so many incredible women and giving me a friend for life.

Deana Olejnik - March 3, 2014 - 10:08 am

There are no words to say how much Jen Kraydich means to me! She completely took me under her wing and showed me what Matilda Jane is all about as a Jane and as a New Trunk Keeper. Without her, none of this would have been possible for me. Jen, your heart, support and kindness is beyond measure! I am so happy to call you my friend!

Stephanie O'Connor - March 3, 2014 - 9:44 am

I am a new TK, but I have to give a shout out to TK Jane Hurtig. Her faith and support in me has meant so much. I am so thankful for her!

Kristin Lochhead - March 3, 2014 - 7:57 am

When Ashli Smith recently became a trunk keeper, I followed her without a question. She is not only one of the nicest people you’ll ever meet, but the girl knows her Matilda Jane! Ashli is a true professional … she takes her role very seriously. But, she keeps her sense of humor and good hearted nature through it all. Nobody can truly understand what a trunk keeper goes through on release days (unless you are a trunk keeper yourself) but I know that she works her tail off to get all of us our beloved Matilda Jane. Through Matilda Jane, Ashli has also become a good friend and that is really what it’s all about. <3 you Ashli!!

Gina - March 3, 2014 - 7:53 am

Our trunk keeper BROOK VENTURA of louisville ky is amazing! She answers all of my texts about inventory even at 11 pm and is always so eager to help me and my friends cart their coveted pieces! In the craziness of release day and during my shows she deals with my chaos with a calm nature. Thank you for working so hard brook!

Cheryl and Hailey H. - March 3, 2014 - 12:58 am

Thank you for the opportunity to recognize and show some love for my amazing TK Shannon Armitage. She is an amazing woman, that I’m so blessed to now call her my friend. She is a great support system. She shows empathy and love. You see, I have a special needs daughter with several medical issues. Shannon knows about my daughter’s therapies, doctors appointments, procedures, illnesses and she checks-in to see how my daughter and I are doing. She’s a busy lady and makes time for us. She’s such an amazing person.

Amy McKay - March 3, 2014 - 12:28 am

L- loyal
I- incredibly giving
S- sacrificial
A- Amazing

B- beautiful inside and out
E- excited about each release
A- always thinks of others first
V- versatile
A- approachable
N- never stops (she’s available 24/7)
She’s simply the best TK and I’m so thankful for our friendship. I often joke that if anything ever happened to me, to make sure my children and the MJ are to be given to her to care for;) It’s not just clothes, it’s a relationship forever etched into eternity. I love her more than words can express!!!

Mary Goldberg - March 3, 2014 - 12:26 am

Lisa Rapo is amazing, thoughtful, and always looking for ways p give back. She is a great friend and just an all around wonderful person! I’m so hapoy to know you. Thank you for introducing me to Matilda Jane when our girls were still itty bitty.

Kelsey Bottorff - March 3, 2014 - 12:24 am

Jennifer Taylor, she’s the bee’s knees!! 🙂 She is so good to answer questions, and always goes above and beyond for us! 🙂 ♥♥.

Mary P. - March 3, 2014 - 12:03 am

Shannon Armitage gifts us with her warm soul for each release and every moment in between. She opens her heart and home to us and brings a smile to each and everyone’s face. From early morning release day phone calls to late night texts she always makes me giggle and cherish her friendship! For all her love, surprises, and sweet gifts for the little ones, she truly deserves a surprise of her own.

Renee - March 3, 2014 - 12:01 am

Shannon Armitage is always on top of everything!!! She always gets what I want and sizes us just right! She is so well organized and knowledgeable about Matilda Jane. She has so much passion and drive for this company and sold me on it years ago…I just keep coming back for more! Love her, Love MJC!!

Tracey Rutherford - March 2, 2014 - 11:55 pm

I feel in love with Matilda Jane a year and half ago at a local trunk show when I meet Jennifer Taylor. Little did I know then both my daughter’s closets would be filled with this adorable and cute clothing line but I would have an awesome person to but it from. I can always count on Jennifer to help with outfit pairings because I’m not the best at it and will be the first to omit. Today I hosted my first show with Jennifer and loved seeing all the kids running around with Matilda Jane clothing on, it just melted my heart. A huge kudos goes out to Jennifer for all the time she spends making sure her customers are always taken care of. Thank you again for such an awesome day!


Marla - March 2, 2014 - 11:44 pm

I’m not gonna sugar coat it, my “first thoughts of MJ” when my daughter was born was umm– NEGATIVE I did’t understand what the fuss of it all, its a show then order, then ship>? I want stuff I can touch and want now, seemed more of a hassle. Im a “See it – Love it- BUY it” momma I wanna touch it – walk around it and take it to a register bag those lovely’s up and they are going home gal!! So the thought of a “TK/Show” I presume now, was just a :FEAR:
Then a friend called me and said I know your a “persnickety momma” but ____ has some old MJ shes wanting to sell and I told her you had first dibs. We set up a meeting place and when I got there, I never opened the bag, I didn’t want to waste her time or mine, I knew I wouldn’t like it, but I said what the price for all and wrote a check and took it home. I brought it home and it sat on my daughters dresser for a week. and I was like well guess I need to look @ my “Yard Sale Clothes” I opened it up and I know my face changed from drab to fab in seconds, as my daughter came rushing over and said momma, thats sooo pretty!! I was amazed, memorized, and the fabric were just way to much cuteness for this momma to handle!
Then I found a friend, and then another friend who knew A TK as they are referred to. I was learning the “ropes” of MJ and my TK was like my saving grace! She guided me, help me size, and talked me thru alllll of “my fears of MJ” Releases/Promos/RandomShows/Last Minute add on’s you name it shes like lighting responding and not once has she let me down. Shes amazing! There is days Im sure she wants to pull her hair out with tons of momma’s probably asking the same questions sizing/colors/match this? or This? setting up shows, tearing down shows, the phone calls, ordering, tracking orders. Shew I’m exhausted typing her DUTIES! PLUS BEING A MOM! Shes always in sweet mode, a lil pep in her step kinda attitude that makes the friendship with her mean that much more, to what you are supporting. Its not just a “Clothing Company” anymore. It’s gave me and a whole lotta “groups” a new set of friends, those that in a instant would give you that Mighty Acorns shirt right off their back, some you have never met just chatted with, @ any second are willing to help with a question, a concern etc! and that is what Im happy to support! MY T/K JILL HILL, Heres to you! You know you ROCK!:-)

Rachel Hess - March 2, 2014 - 11:40 pm

Four years ago, I drove 3 hours to see some clothes in person that I had only heard about online. I was so nervous as I approached the house of this “trunk keeper” that I was sure was going to treat me like a silly woman who knew NOTHING about these beautiful clothes. Instead, Shannon opened the door to her home and I walked into a friendship. Shannon Armitage has been far more than a trunk keeper to me. She has been a shoulder to cry on, a friend to laugh with, and company during long trunk shows. When I found out that we would move to NC from CA, one of my first thoughts was, “Can I keep Shannon as my TK???” And for the last 3 collections, she has face timed me while she premiers to show me the clothes and help me with my orders! I am so blessed to have her in my life!
Thank you Matilda Jane for placing Shannon in a place where I could find her! Love you friend!!

Nicole May - March 2, 2014 - 11:39 pm

Ashley Gertz is the most amazing TK!! She goes above and beyond all her TK duties and I am also proud to call her a friend!!!

Misty w - March 2, 2014 - 11:23 pm

Dawn Stanley-Stevens! I’m new to MJ and was unable to purchase an item with a dress I loved that I bought from an mj online trunk show. Found Dawn thru a mutual friend and within the next few minutes….she found what I needed/wanted! Above and beyond!!!! Wow!

Brandy Bradicich - March 2, 2014 - 11:08 pm

Kristy Hamilton out of Bryan, TX is the best Trunk Keeper!! She works her rear off working for us!!

Sharon Neves - March 2, 2014 - 11:07 pm

Shannon Armitage from Northern California is simply the best! I love her! Really I DO! We have become fast, life long, where have you been all my life, friends. That amazing person that you wouldn’t know what you would do without, and wonder..gosh what have I been doing without you for so long! I love that she has introduced me to Matilda Jane! My girls look so adorable in it! Such a wonderful product! She DESERVES whatever surprise you are giving away! xox

Kristen Hill - March 2, 2014 - 10:47 pm

My trunk keeper is my best friend. Her passion for MJC is contagious! Love my TK, my sweet friend, Jill Hill!

Tara - March 2, 2014 - 10:28 pm

Shelly Hunter, Fort Wayne in the heart of MJ. She is the kindest of kind, with the biggest of hearts. She has done so much for me outside of just “buying clothes” She is a mother, a wife & works another job & somehow? she still put me & her other “customers” in such high priority! I am so glad that now, she isn’t just my trunk keeper but a friend 🙂

Heather Lake - March 2, 2014 - 10:21 pm

4 hours! 4 hours is how far my TK, Jesse Guest-Felsk drove! 2 up and 2 back, in this crazy, horrible, Northern Michigan weather! She had worked her tail off this weekend, hardly seeing her three girls, and loving on my two. My guests loved how accomadating and knowledgable she was about the product, and we love her devotion to Matilda Jane and her clients! Today could not have been such a success without Jesse…all 3 of the MJ girls in this house can’t wait till she is back in the Fall! <3

Amy O - March 2, 2014 - 10:21 pm

A big thank you to my wonderful TK… Jennifer Royster. I first joined the MJC world when my babe was 5 months, I had a friend give me some (amazing HTF) pieces before she was born and to say the least it peeked my interest!! Now there is not a day that goes by the my 18m doesn’t wear a piece or four…or five. Jennifer has been an amazing guide into this beautiful and fun world. I (like everyone) ask every dumb question and probably bugged her to death with inquiries into sizing and coordinating pieces, she has gone above and beyond to happily answer every question and I have enjoyed getting to know her! She is hardworking mother of three and LOVES her MJC family!

Jen Gray - March 2, 2014 - 10:04 pm

My TK is Tiffany Lubienski. She is so full of energy and style. I knew her from care group at church and she has a beautiful heart. She has great communication and her enthusiasm about MJC is contagious!!

Amanda L - March 2, 2014 - 10:03 pm

Sarah Van’tHof is my amazing Trunk Keeper and she goes above and beyond in customer service, well really all things Matilda Jane— but she’s also such a personable TK that I consider her a sweet friend as well!

Christy Martin - March 2, 2014 - 9:54 pm

Kelly Jessup is the best TK hands down. She is a carting machine, very responsive with questions and always puts everyone else first. She is a true gem. She is a rockstar she always finds the sell out items and is passionate about Matilda Jane clothing. Thank you Kelly for all you do!

Keshia B - March 2, 2014 - 9:53 pm

Joy Pine is hands down the best TK! I’m still relatively new to the Matilda Jane world and she has been an absolute blessing to me. She embodies everything that MJ stands for. I am a mother of three wild boys and although I don’t have a little girl to shop for she has told me from the beginning that I shouldn’t miss out on the fun that is Matilda Jane!

Melissa Lowry - March 2, 2014 - 9:48 pm

Leslie Paszek is the best. She is so good about helping me pick out clothes for my daughter and myself. I always love coming to her open houses she is so welcoming and easy to be around.

Becky Simerly - March 2, 2014 - 9:25 pm

Kristy Haynes of Johnson City, TN, is my TK. Our daughters take dance at the same dance school. One day I was waiting for my daughter’s class to be finished and picked up a MJ book. It had Kristy’s contact info on it, so I immediately emailed her so that I could be put on her mailing list. I had purchased MJ for quite awhile, but without a TK. Turns out we took dance together from the same teacher as our girls. What a small world! She is so helpful, sweet, and very knowledgeable about what to put together to make the cutest outfits. I felt welcomed in her home the very first time that I was there! She rocks!

Richele Caporelli - March 2, 2014 - 9:23 pm

Jennifer Taylor is my tk and she is one of the most kindest women I have ever met! We have a small little group of about 8 of us who order from Jenn every release and I love it. We are like our own little community. Jen makes sure everyone is set w their wants and almost every time if not every time gets us everything we’ve asked for. I always get my sell outs too!! She’s a wonderful mother to her darling daughter a great friend and a fabulous tk! I love being on her team! mj has brought so much joy to my life and meeting the amazing women behind it (my tk) was just a plus that came along w it. Thank you mjc and Jennifer Taylor!! Much love always <3

Rebecca Edwards - March 2, 2014 - 9:07 pm

Jennifer Taylor is my favorite! So very personable and sweet and eager to help out in any possible way!! I wish she could come to Wisconsin and host a show for me <3

Trish Rhynold - March 2, 2014 - 9:02 pm

Hello ladies of MJC!
I would like to nominate my lovely TK Alise Peters. We have only known each other a short time, but in that time she has been patient, kind and generous with her time and support. We met through a friends show, and now are doing shows together! I am so pleased to say I met not only a TK but a lovely friend!

Michelle Kellum - March 2, 2014 - 8:58 pm

My trunk keeper Brea Freeman is amazing and I feel blessed to call her a friend.

Heather weichbrodt - March 2, 2014 - 8:58 pm

Katherine Zielke, of Ortonville MI.,started as my tk but I am now so happy to call her my friend. I can’t say enough about her! She truly does not feel like just a TK. She is awesome at getting us all the MJ we want, but I’ll never forget when, a few weeks after I had mentioned my son wanted a talking Olaf toy but couldn’t find one anywhere, she texted me a photo of her sweet kids holding a talking Olaf they found for Milo!!! Her husband had it to me the next day! I am still so grateful!!!
She sends surprises with each of our packages, she texts to check up on us all the time, my twins LOVE miss Katherine and when she comes to visit for shows they are beyond excited.
Most importantly to me, as a mommy, is the type of mother she is. Her children come before anything in her works and it shows. She inspires me to just slow down and enjoy my children even more than I already do. Just to take them in and never forget all that makes them little. She’s so genuinely in love with her family. It’s beautiful to see.
She has become a cherished friend to us all and I’m so grateful to have her in our lives! She IS what keeps us coming back for more mj!!

Amanda Ijames - March 2, 2014 - 8:57 pm

Jennifer Taylor is my Tk and to she is amazing doesn’t even come close!! She always goes above and beyond to make sure our orders get filled! Pulling late night and early mornings! We truly appreciate all her hard work and long hours!!!

Natalie Keeton - March 2, 2014 - 8:50 pm

Kelly Jessup!<<< hard working trunk keeper right there. Always takes care of my needs and makes sure we get our pretties!

Jessica - March 2, 2014 - 8:48 pm

Cammie E. #89! Best TK out there!! Met her when my little girl was 18 months and here I am with a 7 year old and still shopping with her!! She’s fab!

Alicia Muller - March 2, 2014 - 8:44 pm

My Trunk keeper, Jennifer Taylor is fabulous. She goes above and beyond to make sure every one of her customers is happy and satisfied. She is always available, she comes up with the most adorable combinations, and answers all of my numerous questions over and over again. I am proud to call her my Trunk Keeper and even more proud to call her my friend. Thank you, Jennifer, for all you do! We all love you!!

Holly Franklin - March 2, 2014 - 8:42 pm

Jessie Guest-Felsk – she is amazing and ensures that we are able to get the items we want. She also ensures that the MJ quality and uniqueness are known by all her customers. She is an awesome TK!!!

Cheri H. - March 2, 2014 - 8:38 pm

Sara Spitler is someone I call a friend. Such a patient and sweet girl. And showing me some love when having some harder times. Love her.

Brittney B - March 2, 2014 - 8:30 pm

When I first started to fall in love Matilda Jane I was blown away with all of it. Platinum, the clothes, this unique company. I had so many questions and ideas and and and! Then I met my trunk keeper. She brings a new level of dedication and passion to these clothes. The joy on her face to see her friends walk through her door from release to release is warm and comforting and simply fun to experience. I am so grateful and honored to have gotten to know my trunk keeper as well as have.

Reading this blog post makes my heart so very happy. Not only to hear how incredible your trunk keepers are (not to be so bold as to yell from a mountain top how I already know how amazing my TK is), but to be able to see the love for them being shared. Erin does so much. I see it. In her smiles, ideas, generosity, dedication and persistence to do the best she can do for her customers. I admire it more than words.

I am so proud and honored to say that Erin McCauley is my TK. I love you, girl! xoxo

Kristin Smith - March 2, 2014 - 8:18 pm

My trunk keeper is Sarah Vant’hof and she the best friend a Jane could ask for!! She is so hardworking and dedicated. She prides herself in catching all the lovelies our hearts desire. She goes above and beyond to avoid disappointing us and even in stressful situations she is full of grace… Thank you Sarah for one great show after another 🙂

Rebecca Lewandowski - March 2, 2014 - 7:40 pm

We love our TK Shana Eppinger!!!! She is the sweetest and she rocks every release. She works so hard to get everyone what they want and has a knack for making it happen, release after release! She is a rock star!!!! 🙂

Kristy Korba - March 2, 2014 - 7:30 pm

Jill Hoglund from Delano, MN!! Not only is she the best TK ever!! She goes above and beyond to make her customers happy answering numerous phone calls and emails. All with a smile 🙂 She’s sweet, kind, funny, caring, friendly, and trust worthy! Jill has become one of my closest friends! I’m glad I showed up at her house for a show last year! My girls and I lover her to pieces!!!

Linda Z - March 2, 2014 - 7:19 pm

Kelly Jessup is the most amazing, wonderful, genuine and awesome TK. I am thankful to have been paired with her as a Jane through another local mama. I love that we have a personal relationship and she goes above and beyond for the mama’s in my show!! She finds the unfindable and takes amazing care of us. She is a carting queen and puts her customers first. She emulates all that is MJC and she is so easy to worth with! You found a good one. Thank u Kelly for all u do :)) xx

Rasa Katkute - March 2, 2014 - 7:10 pm

I always have a big smile when I think of Matilda Jane and the clothes that make my baby girl look so adorable, and these smiles would not be possible without my TK Eva Zelinsky. She makes my shopping expierence so enjoyable and special each and every time! Not only checking to make sure I have everything on my list, but also showing me things I didn’t know I wanted, and end up loving. She makes you feel like you are her best friend, and its an awesome feeling to shop with your best friend! 🙂

Brianne G - March 2, 2014 - 6:56 pm

Erin Wainwrightis the best! She just sort of fell into my lap after a funny accident and I am so lucky to have found such a great team! I have always received everything on my list, and I know she works so hard to make it that way!

Erin M - March 2, 2014 - 6:44 pm

Kristy Haynes in Johnson City, TN is so super sweet! She’s down to earth, welcoming, kind, and perfect for the role of trunk keeper! Kristy is very enthusiastic and has such a passion for what she does. She deserves something awesome. 🙂

trina barlow - March 2, 2014 - 6:43 pm

Trunk keeper???!#/ That is one of the last names that comes to my mind when I think of Daphne Tuten. She wears many hats in her life and in my life. She lives states away and thru Matilda Jane we have became the best of friends. I have watched Daphnes business grow the last few years but all the while and at the end of the day she is more than clothes. As is Matilda Jane.. I think that if there was a perfect mold of a trunk keeper Daphne would be that image.

Rachel - March 2, 2014 - 6:31 pm

I’d like to take this opportunity to nominate Joy Pine. Not only is she one of those rare people that’s beautiful on the inside and out, she works hard for her family and friends. She is so welcoming to everyone and I am so thankful Matilda Jane brought this sweet lady into my and my friend’s lives!!

amber - March 2, 2014 - 6:27 pm

Oh my gosh I really Love these girls although I’ve never met in person but I hope someday I will Lizette Williamsen and Shannon McElroy…They are Amazing!!

Lindsey Jonas - March 2, 2014 - 6:21 pm

Eva Zalinsky is the best TK I have worked with! She went above and beyond for me yesterday. You can tell she truly cares about MJ!

Angie Mack - March 2, 2014 - 6:02 pm

Lyndsey Grider!! She helps a newbie like me with all my MJ questions and never loses patience!

Jene price - March 2, 2014 - 6:00 pm

Ashlee Johansen is my trunk keeper, and I love her! When I first fell in love with MJ there was not a trunk keeper in my area or even my state of Idaho, but Ashlee stepped up and helped me. I have stuck with her because she is always so helpfully and friendly and responds so quickly to all my crazy emails! She is the best!

Jenny Yoon - March 2, 2014 - 5:58 pm

Being in Canada, it has always been incredibly hard to buy MJC without paying a fortune for it, never mind actually getting to go to an actual trunk show. Then, you hired Lisa Nelson, a wonderfully creative, caring, and funny woman from North Dakota. I remember our first phone conversation….she was relatively new to your company then. I convinced her to travel 3+ hours and cross the border with her samples, so that we could experience our very first “live” trunk show. We were both nervous, but very excited. It funny, our relationship is a lot like the one you have with Lynette. We don’t always see eye to eye, but we “get” each other. Since that day, we have had countless trunk shows, have met countless amazing like minded women, and have created a community here. An MJC community. I’m incredibly grateful for the opportunities I’ve had to have real trunk shows, but in reality, it’s about supporting a friend, and getting to meet and deal with all of the lovely women that “get it”. I can think of nobody more deserving than her, and thank you for such a wonderful post, and a great reminder of the things that matter.

Seth - March 2, 2014 - 5:48 pm

My favorite Trunk Keeper is my wife, Erin McCauley. I witness her set her alarm in the middle of the night to get up trying to catch some items that she was unable to get for her customers earlier in the day, I hear her talk to her customers and treat each one of them the same (no matter what they spend), building friendships with her customers and her sister trunk keepers (I think that is what she calls her trunk keepers that have become such good friends with each other) and shedding tears for customers and trunk keepers that have gone through difficult times. I know that she struggles with being gone from her family when she is doing trunk shows. But when I hear her laughing and witness the people that come into our home to attend her trunk shows it is more than “just a clothing company”

Erica S - March 2, 2014 - 5:43 pm

My TK is Angela Applegate from Memphis. She is always amazing to my little girl. She is always so bright and cheery and gracious. We decided to spread a little love with her this weekend as well, and it was so nice to be able to do something for her for a change!

Misty Devotie - March 2, 2014 - 5:34 pm

Kelly Gony Jessup is Ahhhmazing! I have ordered from a few different shows in the past and being fairly new to MJ I started out searching for the right group of compatible Mommas that were a great fit for me. I finally found that with a Fabulous Jane (Linda Zaffram) and a Fab TK Kelly. I cannot express how thankful I am to have found these ladies. You are so lucky to have them as part of your team. Kelly has gone out of her way to find things when they were impossible to find. Her dedication and kindness is unbelievable. Matilda Jane makes our girls feel beautifully special but the friendships we make from this experience will be something to cherish for a lifetime.

Anna Renken - March 2, 2014 - 4:54 pm

Lauren M in Colorado! Not only is she an awesome TK, she is a wonderful person and friend. So loyal, so fun, so real!

Karina - March 2, 2014 - 4:48 pm

Rachel Jordan is my TK and goes way behind my expectations to get me everything on my wish list…every time! She’s great:)

Erica - March 2, 2014 - 4:46 pm

I second Laura Ash! She is just the BEST! I recently moved away and am so SAD I won’t be seeing her sweet face anymore! She took such good care of me and my Matilda Jane princesses (ok Divas). Please send her something special!

Dawn LaForte - March 2, 2014 - 4:42 pm

Julie LaForte is a wonderful trunk keeper! She did a show for me and then I attended her 2nd release at her home yesterday. It was crazy, insane busy! She helped every person with open arms and a smile! I love that she has introduced me to Matilda Jane!

Anne - March 2, 2014 - 4:37 pm

AMY SCHENA! I trust her with all my MJ needs 🙂 Wish we live closer to one another; I would be at her trunk show for every release if we did!

Sarah Maurer - March 2, 2014 - 4:28 pm

Darcie Kiessling. She is wonderful. I am addicted to the adult line and she knows my size without even looking it up, which seems trivial but I think it is important because it shows she knows me. She is always available for me and I trust her completely. I did not know her before Matilda Jane but I consider her a friend of mine now!

kendra miller - March 2, 2014 - 4:12 pm

I wanted one pair of socks that I had seen… somewhere. Called up MJC and lo and behold right here in Fort Wayne, Shelly Hunter could help me. I told her upfront that I wanted one pair of socks. Despite my “small wishlist”, she worked around my schedule and my (back then 6) kids and came to meet me for a personal fashion show. My little daughter wanted to try on everything. It took hours. But that day turned into an intro into the world of MJC, a half a dozen “starter closet” outfits, and a whole lot of cuteness! I’m totally hooked. I don’t know that I have missed a release since. I credit her patience and generous gift of time for helping me to fall head-over-heels for MJC.

Bridgette L - March 2, 2014 - 4:11 pm

I’ve been with my TK Robyn Shirley since Fall 2008. She has to be one of your most loyal and positive employees 🙂 Love her!

Jessica - March 2, 2014 - 4:09 pm

I barely even think of Aly Zamore as my trunk keeper because first and foremost, she’s a friend. I would have probably never met her because she lives about an hour and a half away but thanks to Matilda Jane, this beautiful lady has become a part of my life. We both have two girls and when they get together, they play perfectly together as if they see each other each week instead of twice a year. Aly spoils me so I’d love for her to get a little spoiling from the company responsible for bringing Aly-Cat into my life!

Grace Consacro - March 2, 2014 - 4:02 pm

Eva Zelinsky, in NJ, is a fabulous TK. She is always there to answer a question, suggest a combo, and goes way above and beyond to ensure customer satisfaction. Love her!!

Teresa Mann - March 2, 2014 - 3:56 pm

My TK is Leslie Wills. She is such a beautiful person inside and out. She goes out of her way for all of MJC lovers. She has such a wonderful personality and love for what she does. You got a one of a kind when she started with MJC.

Abby - March 2, 2014 - 3:55 pm

My favorite tk, the best tk, and frankly… A wonderful friend is Amy A. She and I have gotten to know each other over the years and for that I can only thank MJC. She is such a special person, so caring and dedicated. She works tirelessly on release days and all month long, always answering my frantic ” do you have” calls… She has carted items for me that she knows I want any time of the day or night and never complains! I have picked up needed items from her at 8am on a snow day and she greeted me with a big grin. And somehow she still manages time for friends, family, and church. She was so overwrought yesterday when she wasn’t able to cart every single item on my (long) wishlist. She told me she wished she had “thicker skin”. My comment to her? “You wouldn’t be the dear friend I love if you had thicker skin”.

Please honor my dear friend and beloved tk, Amy A

Kari - March 2, 2014 - 3:55 pm

Shan Eppinger. We have never met but she is always a big help!

Melanie H - March 2, 2014 - 3:55 pm

I adore my fabulous TK & friend, Leigh Manns! She is kind & hard working & faithful & so sweet! I have been hosting shows with her for 5 years now & she always is a joy to work with!! I’m so thankful for her!

Annmarie Walker - March 2, 2014 - 3:51 pm

Denise, So humbled and honored to have you share these pictures here!!! Your friend Lynette nailed it..It’s true… all the joy Matilda Jane has brought to my life personally–through the friendships formed through trunk shows, watching my girls laughing and twirling in their MJ dresses, to my own confidence when I wear Matilda Jane. Shouting out love to TK#700 Lindsey Gilbert…Matilda Jane couldn’t have found a better TK…EVER!!! xoxoxo Wishing her the best on her newest journey

Lyn Long - March 2, 2014 - 3:45 pm

Can I say my TK Jen K ROCKS! She is a very special lady in so many ways. She is a lady that goes above and beyond for her customers! Her communication through releases is the best that I have ever had, and her janes as well! She is a beautiful women inside and out! Xoxo

Alyssa - March 2, 2014 - 3:45 pm

We have an amazing new TK, Christi Reed. This is her first season with MJC and she is amazing! Even though we are having a never ending winter here in MI, Christi’s Spring previews help bring a little sunshine to the winter landscape.

Janelle - March 2, 2014 - 3:45 pm

Rachel Tracy is amazing!!! She really takes care of us every release day and works her tail off to get us everything we want! She always puts her clients first and is extremely patient with how crazy we can get! Thank you so much for all you do Rachel!!

Nikki - March 2, 2014 - 3:40 pm

I was lucky enough to find a wonderful tk, Tiffany Lubienski and I couldn’t be more thankful! She has helped my friends and I cart some beautiful pieces. She is a beautiful lady inside and out and sooo glad she is my Trunk Keeper!

Maryann E. - March 2, 2014 - 3:28 pm

I feel so incredibly blessed to have found Kelly Costa!! Although we have never met and live over 700 miles away, she goes above and beyond to help me host shows for my family and friends across the country! I thought that being in the military and constantly on the move would limit my ability to spread my love of MJ, but Kelly has made me feel like I live right down the street and have been forever friends!!
Kelly, thank you so much for your hardwork and dedication to me and my shows and making it possible to be a Jane 🙂

Ashley White - March 2, 2014 - 3:27 pm

LOVE LOVE LOVE my trunk keeper Nicole Mayfield!! She has such a passion for MJC that shows! She is ALWAYS so helpful in helping me find the right sizes and coordinating outfits!!! She has definitely got me hooked and makes me super excited to see the new lines that come out!! I had a great time hosting my first trunk show a few months ago and can’t wait to have another!! Nicole you ROCK!!

Lindsey Hendricks - March 2, 2014 - 3:13 pm

Jennifer Taylor is the best TK there is! I’ve known her for years (pre-Matilda Jane). She is such a hard-working lady, that goes above and beyond for everyone. She is so sweet, real, and down-to-earth. Have I mentioned she’s the best?!? She is also a single mom (toughest job ever!) to a cute little girl & the reason I got hooked on Matilda Jane. She deserves a sweet surprise for all her hard work & dedication.

Katherine - March 2, 2014 - 3:08 pm

I really ❤️ Ashlee Johansen way out here in UT! She’s sucked me into MJC and I can’t thank her enough!

Amy - March 2, 2014 - 3:02 pm

Amy Wampler is doing an amazing job!

Shannon - March 2, 2014 - 2:58 pm

I LOVE Teresa Lastrico! She goes above and beyond to make everyone happy with a smile and lots of humor 🙂 The best thing about MJ is the friends you make along the way. I am lucky to count Teresa as a friend.

Nicole - March 2, 2014 - 2:57 pm

Phoebe H of Wichita is an amazing trunk keeper. She goes a above and beyond for all of her customers big and small. Not only is she friendly and always willing to go the extra mile for people to find why they need she is also very generous! during the big Xmas sale she donated her commission to Mighty Acorns. I’m telling you she is one fantastic lady! I am so blessed to have her not only as my dear friend but also as my TK! Love MJC and everything you represent through your staff and business! From the top to the bottom you all emulate a passion for helping others through business and charity.

Angela H - March 2, 2014 - 2:49 pm

Brea! I’ve only met Brea Freeman once, at my house, when she set up my very first trunk show! She has a warm, caring spirit that symbolizes MJC to a tee!!!

Courtney Schultz - March 2, 2014 - 2:47 pm

I LOVE my tk Nicole Mayfield in northern Indiana!!!! She’s so awesome, and makes the shows a blast. I have two sons and I still try not to miss a release! I’ll think of SOMEONE to buy for 😛

Brooke Knaszak - March 2, 2014 - 2:43 pm

I met my TK, Lisa Paul, over the phone. She was very patient, with answering all my questions. (I was a newbie) I was on modified bedrest at the time and had had a very rough pregnancy, we ended up chatting for over an hour and she shared some of her experiences with me during her pregnancies. We soon became amazing friends. She has been one of my biggest cheerleaders in starting my own business. Just recently when I was having a very rough day, she dropped a little MJ surprise on my doorstep with a beautiful note. I am so very thankful, 3 years later that MJ brought me a wonderful friend and person in my life.

Lil - March 2, 2014 - 2:42 pm

I just gotta say that Gina F. Totally rocks. She’s a friend, someone I can totally depend on. She will shop for me if I send her a text & ask her, she know what I like!! Her fingers are fast & as a Jane my ladies love her as I do.. I’ve never met Gina but consider her a dear friend. She’s been my tker a long time & I plan for it to stay that way!!! And lastly but very importantly… We almost never get sold out notes from her. If we do, we know it’s her bad. She’s awesome!

Leslie Howie - March 2, 2014 - 2:36 pm

Brittany Reeder, my TK in La Quinta California, is the best! This is her first season and is doing an amazing job. Her first in home show was mine on February 1st. She braved all my crazy friends and our kids. Clothes flying and orders being taken. She rocked that first release day! Since then she has helped to make all my shows a success. She takes my super early texts or late night emails. Always gets back to me right away. I look forward to building this friendship:)

Tracie Hinton - March 2, 2014 - 2:35 pm

Jen kraydich is absolutely the best… I’m way down in ms, and I still stay with her and wouldn’t dream of using another tk…she is always there to help and even search for pieces that seem like such a dream… I wish I could actually meet her in person!! Love you, Jen!!

Adrienne - March 2, 2014 - 2:30 pm

I’m so lucky to have met Traci Farina through Matilda Jane! I saw a label on a darling little girl, looked you all up on the webpage, and thought, “oh, why can’t I just place an order?” Then I met Traci, and now I understand! From the first time I was able to go hang out at her home and meet her little girl to all the help and advice she has so kindly provided (even when I’m thinking out loud and it isn’t all making sense) she’s an all around good egg and friend.

Leah Ferguson - March 2, 2014 - 2:29 pm

Kat Kempson is a rare gem. She is more than my TK, I call her a close friend. She is truly an amazing person. I have never seen such a selfless person and she goes up and BEYOND for her girls. All of her customers. I just don’t know anyone that works so hard and is SOOOO passionate about MJ and it’s AMAZING other ventures!

Stephanie T. - March 2, 2014 - 2:26 pm

I’ve never met my TK, Jill Hoglund, in person, but I love her patience and willingness to help. I love all of her real life pictures she shares. Her combinations are always perfect.

Carrie Kelley - March 2, 2014 - 2:22 pm

You have a super-star in Trunk Keeper, Lisa Rapo. Not only is she passionate about Matilda Jane, she has a true heart for charity and for friendship. Lisa sponsors several girls through the Mighty Acorns Foundation, traveled to Art Fair last year with her customers (and then put on an apron and helped out) and she is a genuinely kind woman. I truly hope that you see the potential of Lisa Rapo to make a lasting contribution to your growing organization.

Stephanie - March 2, 2014 - 2:19 pm

My trunk keeper Lindsey Gilbert #700 may be new but she has already proven just how dedicated she is! We look forward to having her over again this Fall!

Suzanna Jorel - March 2, 2014 - 2:19 pm

OMG! I’m reading back my comment and it says almost one of a kind. Kat IS one of a kind 🙂

Stephanie - March 2, 2014 - 2:18 pm

My trunk keeper Lindsey Gilbert #700 may be new but she has already proven just how dedicated she is!

Angie Grooms - March 2, 2014 - 2:11 pm

BREA FREEMAN!!! She has that “rare combination” of those awesome qualities your TK’s must possess to be successful! She has a genuine spirit and a heart of Gold!

Amanda B - March 2, 2014 - 2:07 pm

We love Teresa Lastrico! She does an amazing job with unending patience for all of our questions! She always has “in real life” pics ready for us on release days, so we know the best combos!

Kari Bennett - March 2, 2014 - 2:02 pm

Sara Spitler!!!!!! The kindest, nicest, honest TK. Her integrity is something I admire. LOVE her!!!

Holly - March 2, 2014 - 2:00 pm

My trunk keeper is Mandy Dixon. She is always willing to help and knows what I like and even the size I need for myself and my neice. She goes above and beyond.

Renee maples - March 2, 2014 - 1:57 pm

Angie huff is my amazing TK. She is such a sweet heart and she works her tail off! I love being one of her Janes.

LeAnn H - March 2, 2014 - 1:56 pm

Dawn Stevens (League City, TX) is my TK and I’m so happy that my addiction of MJ gets to be done through her. She’s wonderful about questions, extremely knowledgeable about all the different pieces, and goes out of her way to make sure that I’m a satisfied customer. Release 1 of WP, she had a four day old baby girl!!!! Release 2 at her home yesterday, she discreetly nursed that beautiful baby girl without sitting down while still answering questions from us MJ mommas, bc she’s trying to show us what pieces would go together, etc. So thankful for her!!

Angie Dowling - March 2, 2014 - 1:55 pm

I would like to vote Heather Becker, Im new to MJC and she has had the patience of a saint with me, answering all my silly questions and explaining how this crazy addiction works.
She got me hooked after 1 trunk show and now I can’t get enough of it.

Kaitlin Petersen - March 2, 2014 - 1:46 pm

My TK, Lindsey Gilbert is doing a fantastic job! And this is her very first season! She is also the TK standing next to Anne Marie in this very blog post!

Cyndi - March 2, 2014 - 1:46 pm

Denise, I have had the pleasure of getting to know a few of your wonderful and amazing trunk keepers. For the past three years I have been shopping with your professional and extremely dedicated TK Brea Freeman. Brea, is not only my go to TK for MJ pretties . . . she is a super sweet, funny, selfless and kind hearted individual that I feel fortunate to be able to call her my friend. Brea, makes me smile! I/we cannot say “THANK YOU” enough to Brea and all the TKs for working so hard to get us the sought after MJ pretties. Brea, you and your team ROCK!!! 🙂 <3

Crystal - March 2, 2014 - 1:40 pm

A year and a half ago I was invited to a show not know what all to expect. Now here I set with new friends and a great love for Matilda Jane. That tk was Bethani Hayes from Tn! She is the best! Such a kind heart! And a true example of what Matilda Jane is all about!

Marina - March 2, 2014 - 1:34 pm

Rachel Barkules gets my vote! We have formed a great relationship! She is always willing to answer my questions and understands my crazy MJ obsession!

Maria Boone - March 2, 2014 - 1:33 pm

This blog could not have come at a better time! Just this morning my AWESOME TK Kayla Busby ONeal messages me with news (I won’t go into details) that made my day! Something that she did not have to do! She goes above & beyond and I am so appreciative of her!!! She is doing an AMAZING job!
~Maria Boone~ xoxoxo

Jen Vess - March 2, 2014 - 1:33 pm

I so wish I lived closer to my trunk keeper so we could REALLY know each other, but for now I’ll settle for how awesome she is at hooking me up during her VERY small trunk shows!

Angela barbian - March 2, 2014 - 1:28 pm

I absolutely love Jessica Nevermann she goes above and beyond what she ever has to do for me and the guests at my shows! She is amazing!!!

Teddi L - March 2, 2014 - 1:24 pm

Where do I begin?!? April Blair has become so much more to me than just my tk. She’s a part of my family and I cherish our friendship. We don’t just talk during release days or the new season. We talk about real life. She’s works so hard at her job and her customers love her. Of course there are gonna be sell outs but I wouldn’t pick another tk in the whole world because I’m more than a Jane to her also, I’m a friend. Love Matilda Jane so much more because of her amazing heart.

Brooke m - March 2, 2014 - 1:24 pm

Brook Ventura is amazing!! Her hope always feels so welcome and inviting and se always works so hard to find me every piece I want! I have only known her a few months but I already feel like she is a great friend!!

Angie B - March 2, 2014 - 1:16 pm

Elizabeth Foley is great! I knew when her daughter Annie Kate came in to see my Anna Kate , we were going to see eye to eye. She is so kind. She never acts bothered, even when I change my mind a million times. I appreciate her so much and would love for her to get recognized.

Jordan Carroll - March 2, 2014 - 1:13 pm

Hollie Mann is one amazing mama, friend and TK! We’ve not even met ‘in real life’ and still she goes above and beyond for her clients. It would make my heart happy to see her honored!

Heather - March 2, 2014 - 1:10 pm

Brea Freeman, hands down. There aren’t enough adjectives to describe just how awesome she is. Not to mention a great friend. Matilda Jane, you lucked out getting this gem!!!! Love her!!!!

Lauren geurtsen - March 2, 2014 - 1:08 pm

My vote is for my trunk keeper Lisa beavan. She embodies all that you said about trunk keepers and then some. Her passion for the company is inherent every time we talk about upcoming releases and shows, and she is 100% loyal to you, Denise and for all the company does in outreach programs. Just recently she mentioned wanting to help out a friend of mine who lost her son to cancer by donating the proceeds of an upcoming show to a cancer foundation in his name. She truly is an impressive trunk keeper and I am so lucky to be a Jane for her!

Gran - March 2, 2014 - 1:05 pm

Tracey, Sara Spitler is such a special person. She didn’t even get upset with me when I met her and gave her a “too big” hug and broke her sunglasses.

Meghan may - March 2, 2014 - 1:04 pm

I can not say enough about my AMAZING TK Jennifer Lennington here in IL!! She was the 1st to introduce me to this amazing clothing line and I have been hooked ever since. This wonderful lady goes above and beyond for me and all the people that order. With raising little people of her own she has always found the time to do an amazing job even when I have a million questions from myself or other ladies ordering! She is a total rock star!!!

Deyanira Mora - March 2, 2014 - 1:04 pm

Gone are the days when I would only admire Matilda Jane clothes on the website or in the gorgeous photos of others. I met Teresa Lastrico when I requested information online and she called me to
give me the wonderful news that she was a new (and only) trunk keeper in Bakersfield, CA. She not only introduced me to the wonderful world of Matilda Jane, she’s also become a great friend. Teresa is smart, creative, helpful and oh so fun to have around. I love that she is just as excited as me for every release. She has made “MJ sightings” very possible in our little city and how exciting is that?! I am so thankful for all Matilda Jane does for my precious daughters and I and also for leading me to such dear people such as Teresa!

Brandy Vann - March 2, 2014 - 1:01 pm

Mindy Blagg is THE best TK!!! She has a true heart and passion for MJ, and she really cares about her customers- keeping an eye on inventory, snagging must have sold out items, you name it! She is so precious to me, and I’m so thankful for MJ and her friendship!

Ashley - March 2, 2014 - 1:01 pm

Carrie Fields is the best trunk keeper! She did 2 trunk shows yesterday to make sure all her customers were able to get all their cute mj clothes. Always working hard to make sure you get what you want, even pulling over to the side of the road to order barefoot ruffles when they became available again.

Paulina M. - March 2, 2014 - 12:54 pm

Lisa Rapo is the best! Goes above and beyond to get you what you want. She works hard and has tons of moms to take care of, but she always makes me feel like I’m the only client she has! Love her!

Stephanie D - March 2, 2014 - 12:54 pm

I absolutely love my TK Janette Puskar!!!!! How she puts up with my millions of questions and emails I’ll never know… lol. We’ve been in the MJ world for a year now and I am so thankful to have had a wonderful TK like her to help me get started!!

emily - March 2, 2014 - 12:53 pm

Sarah Ommen is awesome! We were friends before she became a TK. And she filled my FB feed with her gorgeous daughter’s mjoftheday until I gave in to temptation and ordered 1 gorgeous dress. And now I’m hooked! Sarah has been helpful and inviting and great at finding hard to find pieces! You rock Sarah!

Kristanley Lindsey - March 2, 2014 - 12:52 pm

Teresa Lattice has been amazing! Answering all of my silly questions and just all around being helpful. She’s awesome!

Brooke Cooper - March 2, 2014 - 12:48 pm

My TK Jennifer Lempesis is the best EVER! She is such a great TK, and such a sweet person. Though we have only met online, she takes just as much time and goes out of her way to help with things as if I was right there with her. She has made me love the clothes, the company even more. Love her!

Jaime Reifschneider - March 2, 2014 - 12:47 pm

My TK, Brook Ventura, is the sweetest, hardest working TK I have met. It doesn’t matter if you buy little or the entire collection she treats each and everyone of us the same. She values her Janes and “custys” and it reflects in her tireless efforts to get all of us those hard to find pieces. Her dedication, spunky & hilarious personality, and advice coordinating pieces makes me think she is the best.

Kelli Unkel - March 2, 2014 - 12:46 pm

I was SO thrilled to see my favorite trunk keeper ever (the best one I’ve ever worked with) featured on your blog – She’s the main picture with her two girls. Jen Kraydich. Her dedication to her customers and true caring sets her above. Over the past year and a half she has become one of my best friends. She is an amazing woman and Matilda Jane is so lucky to have her.

Shauna & Bev - March 2, 2014 - 12:45 pm

Jane Hurtig, KS, is terrific. She is so helpful and knowledgeable with ideas. She is fantastic…now my 3 granddaughters have lots of wonderful outfits that are so interchangeable and special and unique. Thanks!

Jennifer Cain - March 2, 2014 - 12:44 pm

Erin McCauley makes me giggle, can bring a tear to my eyes, and gets stuff DONE!!!! Thank you lovely

Lori Davina - March 2, 2014 - 12:37 pm

Erin Wainwright is an amazing Trunk Keeper and I am proud to call her my friend! She always goes above and beyond for her customers and Janes. Her beautiful daughters are a true testament to what a wonderful woman she is, so glad our children get to play together and wear these beautiful clothes that let little girls shine.

Brittnie Shultz - March 2, 2014 - 12:37 pm

Lyra elbash out of Richmond is the most amazing tk EVER! Seriously I couldn’t ask for a more helpful tk. She goes above and beyond. She has never made me feel like this is a job for her. She is def great at what she does but it is more than a job for her! She is a wonderful wonderful person and does so much for for her janes and customers. It would be amazing for her have the chance to recieve a little surprise herself!

Allison Marth - March 2, 2014 - 12:35 pm

Jaci Fendley is my awesome trunk keeper! Love, love, love her.

Karastin M - March 2, 2014 - 12:34 pm

Jen Kraydich is my TK, she is a beautiful person inside and out (who am I kidding, she’s stunning, just look at those pics up top!). She works so hard for each and every one of her customers and I am lucky to have her! <3

Casey M - March 2, 2014 - 12:33 pm

Joy Pine in little Ole Lebanon Tn. She made me fall in love with MJC several years ago and came to my baby shower 3 years ago when I was blessed with my one and only little girl. She gave Lolly her first piece of Matilda Jane and shared so much happiness for me to finally get my little girl she knew I wanted so desperately. She will never know how much she has meant to me with her giving heart and her love for Jesus. She has made me strive to be a better person and she is the true meaning of her name. She is a complete Joy. Matilda Jane is blessed to have her.

Kelly folbrecht - March 2, 2014 - 12:33 pm

Jen K is my TK and she is amazing and ill never forget when she got lyla her amazing mj blanket when i didnt think i would get one 🙂 i will never stray from my TK

Mary Graham - March 2, 2014 - 12:29 pm

Julie LaForte is the BEST Trunk Keeper. She is always there to answer questions and offer suggestions. She is sweet, kind ad patient. I’m not only blessed to call her my TK, but also my friend.

Summer Haynes - March 2, 2014 - 12:24 pm

Brea Freeman is the best:)

Stephanie Casto - March 2, 2014 - 12:23 pm

My super favorite TK is Heather Ramsey! This girl is completely vested in MJ. She allows me to camp out at her house on release day from sun up to sun down (and usually later)……We order clothes, go through the endless possibilities of combos, share ideas and stories, on and on. We refresh all afternoon, trying to catch our soldouts! She never stops trying! I may not get everything I want on release day….but she surprises me a day or three later with ‘Guess what popped up?’. Reignites my enthusiasm ALL over again. These tk’s never quit trying:) But my TK is the very best and hardest working! She’s the new and improved TK2.0 🙂

laura hawley - March 2, 2014 - 12:23 pm

Before discovering this world of MJ i never thought that clothes could bring people together in ways Ive now been lucky enough to see. Katherine Zielke from Ortonville, MI has gone So far above and beyond than she’s ever needed to. Both R1 & R2 have been in the middle of snow storms here in Michigan and during the first release several of us got stuck in her subdivision and she was out there with a shovel and kitty litter trying to push huge SUVs out of the snow (in a skirt no less!!) And now for release 2 when there is a snow emergency and we can’t park on the roads, her husband offered to bring his truck down to plow the streets instead of having to wait for the big plows to come through. She truly loves all of her ladies and loves this company. I’ve definitely made a new friend for life and definitely understand when people say “it’s not just clothes”

Beth Cueter - March 2, 2014 - 12:21 pm

When I found MJ, I found a clothing line that I love, and a TK I adore!! She is truly one of a kind!!

Tiffany Hemphill - March 2, 2014 - 12:20 pm

I have had so much fun getting to know our TK Jen Lempesis over the last year! She is so helpful and very hardworking, and definitely always making us laugh! We have a wonderful group of MJ moms and she takes care of us all, kind of like our queen bee 🙂

Tracey Burke - March 2, 2014 - 12:19 pm

Sara Spitler is the best so kind, caring & has a huge heart!

Kristin - March 2, 2014 - 12:18 pm

I met my TK Lisa Paul back during Hammond Bay. I hosted my first trunk show with her and the rest is history! I was totally hooked on MJC and have pretty much hosted or cohosted a MJ show every release since. Lisa is an amazingly talented TK, but she has also become one of my dearest friends. We totally clicked from day one. She is the best!

Brenen Miller (Payton Jo) - March 2, 2014 - 12:17 pm

Eeeeep!! So excited to see my beautiful TK Jen K! I met Jen many moons ago when I was drooling over her daughters closet. I had no idea at the time what Platinum was, but she quickly gave me a crash course. From that moment on I would go to Jen for advice around the MJ world, and one sunny day all my TK dreams came true! My friend became a TK, I signed up to be her Jane and it was a match made in closet-land. Each season we have successfully grown our show-together. She is ever patient, fun to work with, and a carting queen. I adore Jen and her girls, and look forward to many more seasons with our team.

#VIP show rocks the house!

Sarah Harper - March 2, 2014 - 12:16 pm

Jamie Powers is the ninja of trunk keepers! She goes out of her way for her customers and Janes. And today, she is willing to drag her world of MJ through rain and ice so that my daughter and I can still have a wonderful night with our friends!

Erika L - March 2, 2014 - 12:14 pm

Cindy M (TK 552) from MD is amazing! She is hands down the BEST TK ever!

Stacey C - March 2, 2014 - 12:11 pm

I work with my husband at our business consulting firm and one thing we focus on for business owners is disciple, duplicate, delegate. I love reading your story and seeing how you went through this process. My trunk keeper is new, so I look forward to building a new friendship with Holly Hatch, as my story continues with Matilda Jane… maybe someday I could be so honored as to be one myself… =)

Mama Hope - March 2, 2014 - 12:10 pm

Kathleen Smith in Franklin, TN.
She makes magic happen for me.

Liz gosky - March 2, 2014 - 12:10 pm

I have never met my trunk keeper personally as I live over three hours away but Kelly Ewbank has been nothing short of awesome like I live next door. Thank you Kelly!

Heidi Adam - March 2, 2014 - 12:09 pm

Even though we’ve never met because my purchases have always been through email, Kelly calls me after every purchase to give me her personal touch. I really, really appreciate her hard work to get me all the beautiful MJC items I want. Thank you Kelly Costa!!!!

Cheri - March 2, 2014 - 12:09 pm

My trunk keeper, Shawna Pesina, is amazing! She loves what she does, and it shows in the way her face lights up seeing the Matilda Jane clothes on the little girls she dresses.

I got to know Shawna when she was a guest at a Thirty-One party where I was the consultant, and I loved the way she lit up the room. When I found out she was an MJ Trunk Keeper, and I saw the cute outfits she put together for a friend’s daughter, I fell in love with the company…and it’s been such a delight getting to know Shawna better in the last several months.

I have been especially impressed with the perseverance and hard work Shawna has shown, especially with the challenges of yesterday’s release. She bent over backward to make everyone happy and fill wish lists, despite the personal sacrifices involved. I would love to see her hard work and dedication recognized!

Stephanie Page - March 2, 2014 - 12:07 pm

Jane Hurtig is the bomb! She is beautiful inside and out and truly represents the heart of Matilda Jane. I love her.

Suzanna Jorel - March 2, 2014 - 12:04 pm

Oh and did I forget to mention I always get my sell out items??

Caroline Ruta - March 2, 2014 - 12:04 pm

My hands down favorite TK is Jen Kraydich!!! So sweet, always willing to answer questions, and so passionate!!!! Love her to pieces!!!

shana hice - March 2, 2014 - 12:04 pm

Jennifer Brooks is a fantastic TK–and even better than that she has become a wonderful friend. She is a sweet mommy whose encouraging words melt my heart. From the outside looking in, I see her as a strong faith based family oriented woman who seems like her job as a TK is more fun than work. I think she would be well deserving of a surprise 😉

Suzanna Jorel - March 2, 2014 - 12:03 pm

Kat Kempson from Frisco TX almost is one of a kind. A few weeks ago I won a HUGE prize from you guys and yesterday was the first day Kat was able to congratulate me in person. She was SO happy for me. I told the story about how I thought I was getting one piece and wound up with 3. She said, THAT’S MATILDA JANE!! They’re unpredictable like that. Her genuine excitement for me touched me to the core. Yes, she’s creative and yes, she knows how to throw together a great combo. But the love and care she had for us is something unique and beautiful.

Christina Faust - March 2, 2014 - 12:02 pm

Rachel Tracey #283! She is a breath of fresh air and the calmest person in the room! She is a TK but also someone I call my friend! Be it sellouts or any other issues, she always goes above and beyond to help in any way! We love you Rachel!!

Lisa Moline - March 2, 2014 - 12:02 pm

Jen Kraydich, the gorgeous TK at the top, has become a fast friend! She goes above and beyond to help her customers get what the want. <3

April nix - March 2, 2014 - 12:01 pm

Jen kraydichs I ordered from her thru Brennan miller and that team is sooo nice and very efficient they know what they are doing! I’ve kinda been a floater since I’m new and feel like I’ve finally found a place to land and be apart of. I love that I have them to order from. I don’t think they would steer me wrong 🙂 Thank you

Mary - March 2, 2014 - 12:00 pm

My daughter is my favorite trunk keeper! This is her first season and she has worked so hard already! Plus, she is 7 months pregnant and hasn’t let that stop her. You go, Jennifer O’Neal!

Mary - March 2, 2014 - 11:59 am

Melanie Newburn is new but she has a real passion for the product. She is dedicated and has great customer service. You are lucky to have her.

Christine - March 2, 2014 - 11:59 am

Love love love Annie Hill. She’s always responsive, helpful and just plain sweet! Even on the chaos of release day, she’s always happy and calm!

Candace Meese - March 2, 2014 - 11:59 am

My TK, Jennifer Kraydich, really goes above and beyond to please each one of her customers. Her love for Matilda Jane, hard work and commitment shine through!

Lindsey bessing smithers - March 2, 2014 - 11:58 am

I can honestly say Brook ventura has been the best trunk keeper in the world ! She’s my first and will be my last. I enjoy being her Jane and I see how much passion and countless hours goes into what she does. She’s the sweetest most selfless person I can think of and always aims to make everyone happy. Being a tk is a think less and stressful job but she does it with grace!

dawn D'Angelo - March 2, 2014 - 11:58 am

Brea Freeman rocks our shows everytime -love that girl

Melody Haynes - March 2, 2014 - 11:56 am

Leslie Wills is my Trunk Keeper. She is crazy good at what she does! Being a Jane at her trunk shows is nothing less than fantastic!! I’ve had shows with her for multiple seasons. She has great style and an amazing way of showing her passion for Matilda Jane with new release! So thankful she is our MJC gal!

Adriana Stoltz - March 2, 2014 - 11:56 am

My favorite trunk keeper is Tiffany Lubienski, here in Knoxville, TN. She has a houseful of kids, a talent for capturing moments and a heart of gold! She’s spunky, full of energy and so sweet! Her trunk shows are always filled with a fun atmosphere, delicious treats and beautiful clothes! She makes you feel special the moment you walk in, whether is your first time or your 27th time! I love her heart, her passion for all things splendid and the way she connects with the little ones! 🙂 She showed me Matilda Jane and everything wonderful that comes with being a part of this big family and for that I will always be thankful!

Sarah Parker - March 2, 2014 - 11:56 am

I want to give a sincere thanks to my sweet Trunk Keeper, Laura Ash, from MO. She and I met just shy of a year ago at my first Trunk Show. She knows me and my daughter so well already. She pays attention to what we’re interested in is always kind and positive!

I love seeing her just as much as I love seeing the new clothes!

Darcy Thorne-Leonard - March 2, 2014 - 11:56 am

Sharon Soika- she is the best! So sweet!!! 🙂

Carrie - March 2, 2014 - 11:55 am

I absolutely love my trunk keeper Katie Reid. She’s not only amazing at what she does but she’s a wonderful friend!! Thank you to her and all the trunk keepers that worked their booties off yesterday and really every release!! <3

Lindsay Dickerson - March 2, 2014 - 11:55 am

I remember only a couple of years ago saying to myself that a little MJ can go a long way and so I bought 1 piece. I met April Blair of Knoxville and found that Matilda Jane wasn’t only about dressing your daughter (and yourself) in precious clothing, but also about the people and the service. I invited April into my home to do a trunk show and shortly after that 1 purchase. Now 2 years later I buy almost every piece from each release….and not just because of the designs, but because of April. Her personality is so endearing and she makes everyone around her feel at home. I feel like Matilda Jane for me wouldn’t be the same without her. She goes above and beyond for her customers and always does it with a smile. If it ever comes a day where April would have to step away from Matilda Jane (let’s hope that never happens), I know I would still have a friend that I enjoy catching up with and feel like we can pickup where we left off so easily. I am so lucky to have April as not only my trunk keeper, but also my friend… and Matilda Jane is lucky to have her as well.

Andrea Austin - March 2, 2014 - 11:52 am

Katherine Zielke from Ortonville, MI is an amazing person, wife, mother and Trunk Keeper. She exemplifies the MJ brand, both inside and outside of her home. She’s a real day maker. I am so happy to be able to call her my friend!

Jenny Bryan - March 2, 2014 - 11:52 am

Oh the keepers of the trunks! At first mention it sounds such a disposable job. Why not sell straight from the website like all the other companies? I’ll tell you why. April Blair takes time weeks prior to the release readying her home, organizing past lines, and contacting Janes to host shows. She wants MJ to reach all of us who love it so dearly. When release day arrives she is awake, going, and helping with her go-get-it- ness for hours on end making sure everyone gets their orders and she can grab as many hard to find items as possible. She emails and calls endlessly letting customers know they are cared for and that even the smallest order is important. She is always willing to answer question after question with a smile on her face- even if you know she has answered that same question 50 times over. Her job seems never ending but she has a great love of it and man is she ever good at it! She is a friend and a fabulous lady- I don’t know what I, or Matilda Jane, would do without her!!

Brandi Myrick Parker - March 2, 2014 - 11:51 am

I Love my trunk keeper Leigh Manns. We started out as Matilda Jane lady and Matilda Jane crazy lady (that’s me) and now over the past 4 years we have become friends. We have shared stories of what’s going on in our life. We have prayed for each other’s families and we even attend the same church now. She works very hard and has ALWAYS come through on release day. And you know the sad part??? She has BOYS. Yes 2 very handsome boys. I keep trying to tell her she can’t sell all this mj and not have a girl but she just gives me that you are crazy look and keeps on selling. She is kind, soft spoken and always makes sure I have my shorties lol. Even when I forget to order them. She deserves something special just because she ROCKS!!

susie - March 2, 2014 - 11:50 am

My local TK is Joy Pine and there are no words to describe her heart and love for MJC and her customers and her strong passion for her children in Kitale and her mission work there!!! I have known her all of her life and she is just “good people”:) Love her!

danielle evans - March 2, 2014 - 11:50 am

I stumbled into this mj family by mistake through Facebook about 7 months ago. I truly can’t tell you how grateful I am to have done so. I have met some wonderful moms and people I call true friends. Nicole Waters who I am proud to call my friend even though we live in different states and have not met yet sent my daughter her first piece of mj, along with a few other mommas that were so generous and welcomed me into this little world. My first experience with a tk was in February. I was beyond excited to find out the Eva Zelinsky lives about 15 minutes from me. Her and my jane Kristen Irausquin how not only been great and worked day and night to find me everything I had on my wish list but they have also been the most genuine caring women and there for me during a difficult time we have had with our 3 year old and some recent medical issues. People do not realize how much a text of message asking how your daughter is doing means and how nice it is to know people arw thinking of her. I am new but forever grateful to find matilda jane and the wonderful little family that comes with it. Thank you for everything all of you do to make these clothes and family everything that it is.

Tracy D - March 2, 2014 - 11:50 am

Ashley Gertz…best trunk keeper EVER! She goes above and beyond for us on release day, and I’ve only been with her for a couple of them, but I couldn’t be happier. She is AMAZING!

Katie Jo McKenna - March 2, 2014 - 11:50 am

We absolutely adore our TK Shana Eppinger. She graciously opens her home to us on every release day and makes us feel so welcome! I feel like a part of her family! She always shares our excitement of MJ and makes us a part of her family 🙂 Oh and she always manages to cart everything we needs which makes her superwoman in my eyes 🙂 Shana rocks my MJC world!!!

Melanie C - March 2, 2014 - 11:49 am

Love, love, love my TK Jen Kraydich who also happens to be the gorgeous lady in your top pic in this post with her two sweet girls! She works so hard and loves this brand more than anyone I know. Love her and all the pretties you bring us through her!

Jennifer Stahl - March 2, 2014 - 11:48 am

Kristy S is the best trunk keeper ever. We always say it is much more than clothes when our little group of moms have our girls together. But, it still takes a lot of time and planning and relationship building and fast fingers to cart all the stuff on release day. Kristy is amazing and deals with all of our crazy questions, us changing our carts at the last minute, and adding stuff after we see all the irl combos. Yesterday, I assume she got very little sleep, millions of texts and emails, but most if all she got a loyal customer who is so thankful for her hardwork. I also know that if she didn’t cart something it was because she tried her hardest, will keep trying to get dropped carts, or help with finding it in other shows. I have two dds and would have never thought I would be a mj addict, but Kristy makes it easy and I hope you send her something special for all of her hard work. Thank you Kristy.

Amber - March 2, 2014 - 11:47 am

I have been around quite a few trunk keepers and have to say Lyra Elbash is by far the best. She actually cares about your company and making sure each person has an outfit they love! I have loved her as my tk and now so happy I can call her a friend!

LLee - March 2, 2014 - 11:47 am

Julie Degraff.. Lexington, KY.. Awesome TK and has a heart of gold!❤❤

Emily Harrison - March 2, 2014 - 11:47 am

I have formed a great friendship with Ashli Smith. She is not only an amazing trunk keeper, she is also a busy mom to 7 gorgeous children. She puts so much into her work as a TK and still is able to be a supportive and involved mommy to her own. I cherrish the friendship we have made and I can’t wait to create more memories with her. I am going to also get the the chance to meet and greet with Brea Freeman who from what I hear is a wonderful TK as well and a great group leader. I can’t wait to spend my weekend with these ladies and host another trunk show! 🙂 love them and love this company!

Kristi Rice - March 2, 2014 - 11:46 am

Brea Freeman is an amazing Trunk Keeper. She is not just a Trunk Keeper she is a friend. She does everything in her power to make her customers and their little girls as happy as they can be!

Joann E - March 2, 2014 - 11:43 am

~~Shannon Armitage from Northern Ca. is simply the best. She is not only a super sweet person but also a friend. I met her from purchasing Matilda Jane and a friendship developed, that is what this awesome company does it brings wonderful moms together!!~~

Sarah Linker - March 2, 2014 - 11:40 am

Natalie Dobry is the best!! Great with putting combos together and answering all my sizing questions! Love her!!!

Tammy Pierson - March 2, 2014 - 10:39 am

I have made a friend for life with our TK, Shannon McElroy! She is funny, witty and SO hard working! Love that girl!