Our Team

The Clothes Mentor management team has more than 80 years of franchise and retail industry experience in the resale niche. This experience will help you to maximize your investment and reach your business goals.

 
Ted Manley
Vice President of Clothes Mentor
Ted Manley - Vice President of Clothes Mentor

Ted Manley is the Vice President of Clothes Mentor. He has been Vice President of Clothes Mentor since November 2013. Ted has held many management positions with Grow Biz International, now called Winmark. He was President of all Winmark Brands, including Once Upon a Child, Plato’s Closet, Music Go Round, and Play It Again Sports. There are currently over 1,000 locations for the four brands.

Chris Berquist
Director of Clothes Mentor
Chris Berquist - Director of Clothes Mentor

Chris Berquist is the Director of Clothes Mentor overseeing the brand operations. Chris has over 35 years’ experience in retailing and franchising. He held leadership positions with JCPenney, Kohl’s and Sears department stores. His experience includes planning, purchasing, store operations and human resources. Chris has over 12 years’ experience in the Franchise industry which includes consulting and heading a resale brand of 450 plus stores across the United States and Canada.

Amy Donnelly
Director of Inventory Management
Amy Donnelly - Director of Inventory Management

Amy Donnelly is the Director of Inventory Management for Clothes Mentor. She held a previous role of Franchise Business Consultant. Prior to joining Clothes Mentor in 2013, she spent 8 years in retail management with Limited Brands.  Amy holds a BA degree.

Dan Goetz
Franchise Business Consultant
Dan Goetz - Franchise Business Consultant

Dan Goetz is the Franchise Business Consultant for Clothes Mentor in the West Region. Previous to joining the Clothes Mentor Corporate staff in February of 2014, he worked in leadership positions with Aèropostale, Old Navy, Gap, Banana Republic, and Target stores. He attended the University of Minnesota-Duluth and St. Cloud State University. He brings a strong background in Operations, Merchandising, and Human Resources to the Clothes Mentor team.

Courtney Holmer
Franchise Business Consultant
Courtney Holmer - Franchise Business Consultant

Courtney Holmer is a Franchise Business Consultant for Clothes Mentor. She was  previously the New Store Coordinator for Clothes Mentor starting in 2012. Prior to that, she spent 18 months in management at the company owned store. Courtney attended both UW-Stout and AIU in London, England for Fashion Merchandising and Buying. She started with Clothes Mentor in 2009 as a store intern also designing Clothes Mentor trend guides and other training materials used in the franchise system.

Heather Ellingsen
Franchise Business Consultant
Heather Ellingsen - Franchise Business Consultant

Heather Ellingsen is the Franchise Business Consultant for Clothes Mentor's Mid-Atlantic region.  She joined Clothes Mentor in December 2014. Heather has over 25 years of retail experience from Maurice's, Kohl’s, and Macy’s. She brings a strong background in multi-unit management, operations, merchandising, and human resources to the Clothes Mentor team. Heather holds a BS in Retail Management and Merchandising  from the University of North Dakota.

Linda Berg
Franchise Business Consultant
Linda Berg - Franchise Business Consultant

Linda Berg is the Franchise Business Consultant for the Clothes Mentor Southeast Region. Linda joined the company in 2016 as the Store Manager of the Clothes Mentor corporate store and has held the positions of Area Manager and Franchise Operations Manager. Linda worked for Gap Inc. for 12 years at both Old Navy and Gap in various management roles including flagship store manager, training manager and district manager. Her retail experience also includes 12 years at Mervyn’s in several management and training roles.

Angie Schatschneider
Director of Marketing
Angie Schatschneider - Director of Marketing

Angie Schatschneider joined Clothes Mentor Franchise in December 2018. Prior to Clothes Mentor, Angie worked for franchisor, Batteries Plus Bulbs for 15+ years in her career progression up to Marketing Director and most recently Creative Services Director. She brings to Clothes Mentor Franchise years of experience in formulating marketing plans to drive sales through customer retention, paid search, social strategies, traditional media and by executing omnichannel, retail-based programs in today’s ever-changing world of marketing.    

Maria Castellon
Creative Project Manager
Maria Castellon - Creative Project Manager

Creative Project Manager

Ashley Hubner
Senior Graphic Designer
Ashley Hubner - Senior Graphic Designer

Senior Graphic Designer

Nicole Johnson
Social Media Coordinator
Nicole Johnson - Social Media Coordinator

Social Media Coordinator

Watch this video to learn more about how our experienced team helps Clothes Mentor franchisees succeed:

 

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