Q&A WITH THE TEAM IN EVANSTON, IL

TERRA MALLARDI, STORE TEAM LEADER

Where are you from? 
I was born in California, but grew up in Bethesda, MD, just outside of Washington, DC.  

Tell us about your pet (because, let’s be honest, that’s what we all want to know). 
I have Border Collie/Greater Swiss Mountain Dog mix named Lexi whom I adopted when she was 16 weeks old from Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter in NJ. She’s now 12 years old and just as adorable.   

When you’re not at work, what’s your favorite thing to do? 
My husband, Marcus, and I love seeing live music and watching movies. We are big movie buffs, but Horror is our favorite genre. 

SARA WHITE, ASSISTANT TEAM LEADER 

Where are you from?  
I was born and raised in California, and moved to the Chicago area since 2012.  

Tell us about your pet (because, let’s be honest, that’s what we all want to know). 
As far as I can remember, I've been the "crazy cat lady." I always had cats growing up, so it was essential I have cats as an adult. I currently have two amazing cats named Charlie and Zoe. Charlie is a gray/brown tabby who I adopted with my fiancé as a three-month kitten from PAWS Chicago. Zoe is a gorgeous long-haired seal point with stunning blue eyes. We aren't sure if she's a Ragdoll, Birman, or Siamese, but we do know she is absolutely beautiful! She was also adopted from PAWS Chicago.  

When you’re not at work, what’s your favorite thing to do? 
Honestly, my favorite way to spend my time outside of work is lounging on the couch in comfy clothes, watching Netflix, and hanging out with my kitties & dude. Although, I do have a crazy obsession with The Golden Girls and actually named my Charlie after Rose's husband in the series. I know the entire series and have watched it more times than I can count. I'm also a knitter (when the weather is right) and love to bake lots of sweet concoctions!