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
Customer service extraordinaire Amy Flack is a local. Her family has played music in the Grand Marais area since the 1970s, even earlier for her father. She began working at Joy & Co. in 2016, a job she said "has renewed my love of art of all kinds and my love for people. I have fallen in love with this store!" She has four grown children and nine grandchildren who also share love of the North Shore and our business. When she's not working with us here, catch her around town performing with her band 4-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 and he takes his job seriously. Since the moment Annette adopted Levi from Ruff Start Rescue, he's oozed personality and become an integral part of our team.