Jill Terrill // Owner of Joy & Co.
Our somewhat fearless leader, Jill Terrill, has been a maker as long as she can remember. Her Grandma Ella taught her to see beauty in the little things and she hasn’t stopped looking and seeing it yet. Her mom, Cara, lead the way as a woman entrepreneur. Jill figured out a way to mesh the two into Joy & Co. She works hard each day to give people tools and permission to follow their creative journey. There is a “Maker” in each of us “and we all have things to say."
Annette Block-Valdivia // Manager
Here at Joy & Co., Annette is our beloved manager and person who holds the fort together. She hires, trains, works with vendors, and ensures a consistent flow within our floor space. Originally from Illinois, Annette taught special education in Chicago for about 26 years, moving to Grand Marais after her retirement. She has a huge heart, and we're happy to have her on board!
Amy Flack // Customer Service
Amy Flack, master of customer service, grew up in Grand Marais with her 9 siblings. Her musical family has participated in the local music scene since the 1970's and she continues the tradition, performing with her band, 4-Shore. She had been part of Joy & Co. family since 2016. "This job renewed my interest in art of all kinds and my love for people. I love this store and the work we do!" We love Amy and her amazing laugh, which graces our space any time she is present. She has four grown children and nine grandchildren who also share her love of the North Shore.
Levi // Official Greeter
We call Levi the "Biggest Little Dog in Grand Marais." This Jack Russell Terrier/Long-Haired Chihuahua is our official greeter. He takes his job very seriously. Since the moment Annette adopted Levi from Ruff Start Rescue, he's oozed personality and become an integral part of our team.