They have worked together their entire married life in several different careers. They were sales reps for Adidas Sporting Goods in the Midwest, next they turned a century old Catholic Church in Door County Wisconsin into a fine dining restaurant which they owned and managed for 27 years. During this time they started The Arbor Shoppe which was located adjacent to the restaurant. The shop was an eclectic mix of art, antiques and treasures. In 2016, thinking that it was about time to retire, they sold the restaurant, shop and their Wisconsin home and became permanent residents in Stuart, Florida. Well, retirement for them wasn't quite enough so when they discovered the consignment shop was available, it did not take them long to decide this was their next career. It seemed a perfect fit and was right across Federal Hwy from Mariner Sands, where they reside. It is only traffic light away!
Gary and Mary Ann were both born and raised in Michigan. Gary graduated from Michigan State University with a packaging engineering degree and Mary Ann graduated from Western Michigan University with a Business Administration Degree. They met 12 years later in Chicago and were married after knowing each other seven weeks. Gary had three daughters from a previous marriage. They were 8, 11 and 14 at the time and lived with Gary and Mary Ann in Libertyville, Illinois. Now all three daughters live in southeast USA. They blessed Gary and Mary Ann with 4 beautiful granddaughters.