The KidStuff Resale Committee

KidStuff Resale is operated 100% by volunteers!

Jenni Perz
KidStuff Resale Manager

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Hello! I’m Jenni, one of the Co-KidStuff Resale Managers!! I have an amazing and super supportive husband and 2 smart, energetic and kindhearted girls! I have a teaching degree in special education and enjoy crafting, being outdoors and spending time with my wonderful family and friends. I have been a long time shopper and supporter of KSR. I truly love this AMAZING resale that benefits so many families in our community. Our resale is unique and is run entirely by volunteers, including me and Lynelle! 

Lynelle James
KidStuff Resale Manager

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I sold at my first resale in 2016 and have sold ever since! I have two energetic boys and live in McHenry with my husband. I joined the KidStuff Resale Committee in 2021 as Donations Supervisor and transitioned as Resale Manager with Jenni in 2022. I'm a stay at home mama, but in a previous life I was a photographer, nanny, and massage therapist. I enjoy coffee, hiking, dry British humor, and finding a good deal!

Alex Perley
Thursday Night Set Up/Resale Assistant

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Samantha Josefowski
Thursday Night Set Up

Sam Josefowski, Thursday night setup manager. Sam lives in Wonder Lake with her husband, 2 kids, 3 dogs and 900 fish. It’s never a dull moment at the Josefowski house. When she’s not working resale or being mom, she also is a Girl Scout troop leader and plays roller derby. Sam has been a member of MoMCO since 2016 and a part of KidStuff resale since 2018. 

Jen Thorud
Equipment Supervisor

Hi! I am Jen Thorud. I have been the Equipment Supervisor and on the KidStuff Resale Committee for about 5 years now! I had recently moved to McHenry County and volunteered at my first Resale without realizing how great it was. Soon after, I jumped at the chance to be a part of the committee. I have an awesome family and two girls who enjoy my Resale finds as much as I do.

Christa Gibbons
Equipment Supervisor

Christa has been a seller/ resale volunteer since 2017. She lives in Crystal Lake with her husband and 2 kids, Jackson (10) and Savannah (6). Christa works in marketing for a local IT/ cybersecurity provider. She enjoys traveling, exploring the National Parks, and a good cup of iced coffee.

Laura Straight
Quality Control Supervisor

I’m Laura, mother of two and an avid KSR shopper/retailer for about ten years now. I am part of the QC team, where we try to ensure the quality of the products reaching the sales floor meet or EXCEDE your expectations! I love that so many local families and my budget benefit from the sale. It also has been such a great opportunity for me to get involved and give back to our community.
In my professional life, I am an associate buyer for ALDI.
When I’m not working or tagging clothes for the next resale you can find me reading, horseback riding, running, drawing, or eating crab rangoon.

Brenda Gerstad
Quality Control Supervisor

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Rachel Bussert
Floor Supervisor

My name is Rachel, and I am a mom to two crazy boys! We also have an Australian Shepherd. In my spare time (which is basically non-existent) I enjoy baking and reading! Fun fact about me - I love wool clothing.

Katie Carlon
Friday Set Up Floor Supervisor/Resale Assistant

Originally from Michigan, Katie and her husband moved to the area in 2006 and have three children, two dogs, two cats, and five chickens. She discovered the KSR in 2011 during the 8th month of her second pregnancy. She volunteered at the following resale and has been involved ever since. She was one of the six women who created the non-profit group Moms of McHenry County (MoMCo) and is the secretary on the MoMCo board. For the resale, Katie is one of the Friday Set-up Supervisors who are responsible for managing the organization and distribution of products on the sales floor and fills the role of assistant to the KSR Managers on Saturday. She is also one of the paper/pin distributors for sellers.
Katie is a psychotherapist who works with children and adults at a nearby non-profit agency. In her spare time, Katie enjoys reading historical romance novels, ignoring housework, and stressing out her family by overcommitting.

Kerry Hess
Large Holdings Supervisor

I’m Kerry Hess and I’m 1/2 of the team handling Large Item Holding with Holly Magdalin! We keep an eye on any of your purchases that are too big/bulky to hold o to while you’re shopping. 
I’m a mom to a fun 10 year old son & married 26 years to a wonderful &supportive husband. We have 2 crazy dogs & have been in the area 10 years. I’m  a FT x-ray technologist in Algonquin.
I’ve been working with KidStuff Resale since 2018 and I love it! We have the best group of mom volunteers, and I’ve been able to save TONS of money each sale getting my son geared up! This is the best sale in McHenry County!

Holly Magdalin
Large Holdings Supervisor

I’ve been connected with KSR since 2016 and haven’t turned my back since! I’ve been selling and purchasing for my littles Nora (8) and Dean (4) and officially became part of the awesome committee in August 2021!. Our favorite part of the resale is me coming home with their goodies and surprising them with not only items they NEED but also fun items I wouldn’t be willing to pay full price for!

Johonna Hummel
Donations Superisor

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Nicole Perry
Donations Supervisor

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Nicole Perry is currently the Donations Coordinator for the Kidstuff Resale. She's been involved with the Resale since 2018 and has also served in the past as the Floor Supervisor. Nicole is a Moms of McHenry County member and currently serves on the Board as the Outreach Director. Nicole has lived in McHenry County for 16 years and lives with her husband, three children and five cats. In addition to serving with the Resale and MomCo, Nicole is involved in leadership and service roles at her church and also works as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Private Practice as well as teaching part-time with Aurora University. In her free time she enjoys spending time with family, reading, volunteering, taking walks and hiking, being anywhere by the water, fishing, singing, playing piano, and any kind of relaxation like naps, meditation, or retreats.

Michelle Singleton-Mangin
Check Out Supervisor

Michelle lives in Crystal Lake with her husband and two teenagers. She graduated from Penn State University with a degree in Journalism but spent most of her career in corporate training management. Upon staying home to raise her children, Michelle began volunteering to help better her community. She currently serves as President of Moms of McHenry County as well as President of the Board for The Break Crystal Lake Teen Center. She volunteers as a Liaison and School Outreach Coordinator for the AFS Intercultural Student Exchange Program. As a 2022 graduate of Leadership Greater McHenry County, Michelle serves on the LGMC Youth Program committee. In her free time, she enjoys reading, scrapbooking/card making, and spending time with her family.

Marisa DeNicolo Hann

Finance Supervisor

I grew up in the western suburbs of Chicago and attended Illinois Institute of Technology for a bachelor's degree in material science and engineering. I previously worked in the architectural glass and the automotive industry, but now I'm a stay at home mom.  In my spare time I enjoy reading (both fiction and non-fiction), various crafts, baking, gardening, and being outdoors in general. Currently I'm practicing no-till gardening, and I'm interested in expanding to agroforestry in the future. I've lived in rural Woodstock since 2018 with my husband and 3 kids.

Melissa Thornburg
Finance Supervisor

Melissa has been volunteering for 12 years, and working in the checkout room has always been her favorite. She is a SAHM to Noah (15), Joanne (13), and Hannah (10.) Melissa is a former teacher who enjoys volunteering at her kids’ schools and teaching Awana. She loves traveling to new places with her husband, reading, and coffee. 

Shannon Morreale
Clean Up Supervisor

Shannon has been a seller since 2018, but this is her first sale as a committee member. She has 3 kids: Andrew(9), Max(7) and Charlotte(3). They live in Cary where she also owns a State Farm agency. Shannon spends most of her free time at her kids’ sporting events or hanging out with friends. She is excited to be a part of the committee!

Melissa Putz
Clean Up Supervisor

Hi I am Melissa! I am a single mommy to a beautiful intelligent 10 year old boy. I originally found the resale over 10 years ago when I was frantically trying to raise my niece and nephew. I was faced with fulltime work, full time school, and raising 3 kids. I had little time to offer but volunteered anyway. I have not looked back. I now work professionally  as a project manager for a major retail manufacturing company. I love the pace and excitement centered around the resale day. Life is busy and stressful, but never miss an opportunity for a hike in the sunshine.

Bonnie Sabin
Supervisor Assistant

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Epiphany Vasquez-Holmes 
Social Media/Marketing Supervisor

Epiphany lives in Crystal Lake with her husband and 2 children. Currently she is a SAHM that is going back to school for a degree in psychology. In her past she has been involved in the board for a Lyme disease awareness, volunteered at domestic violence shelter and worked in the insurance industry. In her spare time, Epiphany loves to read, cook, go to museums, and start new hobbies that she probably wont have the time to finish. Epiphany is the Preschool coordinator for MoMCo! She hopes to meet new people as well as help other parents find their "village".