Stefani – Inventory Manager
Although Stefani is new to the bridal industry, she is already in love. She came to us with a ton of customer service experience, so her transition into bridal was an easy one. She says that her favorite part of a new bride’s experience is the look in her and her family’s eyes when she finds THE dress. She loves it even more when she reads emails from brides telling us that their partner cried a little. Who doesn’t love happy tears? “I love that there’s a place in town where women who typically feel uncomfortable shopping, can go to find a dress for one of the most important days of their lives. They get to feel gorgeous, because in the words of Earl Dibbles Jr, ‘girls are like country roads, the best ones got curves!'” When Stefani isn’t at Strut, she is playing fetch with her two puppies at the dog park, or indulging in a scoop of ice cream with her boyfriend.
Helen – Store Manager
Helen is our Store Manager. With an extensive knowledge of the bridal industry and over 30 years of experience supervising/managing bridal stores, Helen is driven, dedicated and has a real passion for the bridal business. She has the biggest heart, too! She loves helping connect our brides with wedding vendors that can help with their big day. She said, “Weddings have always been a passion of mine. I believe that this is a joyous celebration and you will cherish the memories forever. I strive to be your support and guide you through this special journey.” Helen is married and has two kids, and she can even help you find the perfect no-smudge lip color. What can’t Helen help with?! She’s awesome!
Ronnie – Stylist
Ann – Stylist
Ann is the co-owner of Strut and splits her time between the Long Beach and Tempe locations. Still, she loves working hands-on with brides and keeping current on bridal trends. Ann was inspired to open Strut after her own disappointing wedding dress shopping experience years ago. Now she’s happy to be a Strut Bride who rocked a fitted gown for her five year vow renewal in October 2014. “I just think every woman, regardless of their size, has the right to have the full bride experience, to try on amazing, current, trendy wedding dresses. We all deserve to look and feel amazing on our wedding day.” Her favorite website for wedding planning inspiration is Off Beat Bride. “I get so excited when one of our brides is featured on that site!” When Ann isn’t working, she spends time with her husband and crazy rescue dog, Chauncey. She tries every new restaurant in town, so if you’re looking for something yummy to eat in the Phoenix area, ask Ann!