Marcia Bell ~ Owner of The Avant Garde'n
Accountant by trade. Junk lover at heart. Grateful for the fun loving, dedicated group that run our store. Wife to one handsome man. Mother to two beautiful daughters. Step grandma to one near perfect boy. Grandma to two spoiled canines.
Blessed beyond measure. Queen of The Avant Garde’n
Metal-crafting, creativity driven artist who is next in line for the Avant Garde’n throne. She is currently in a loving relationship and enjoys creating art in many forms from jewelry to furniture.
Becky is our Long Distance employee living in South Carolina. She is our Web Content Manager But~ anytime she comes back to the Ozarks she always finds time to work a day or two in the store because Selling~ is her REAL passion. Becky enjoys spending time with her family and friends and is a loyal KC Chiefs and Royals Fan! Her two Favorite Products in the Store are: Cheerful Giver Candles AND INIS Fragrance Line, come see WHY they are her favorites!
Graphic design guru and marketing enthusiast. Currently attending Missouri State University and pursuing a degree in Marketing: Advertising and Promotion. Small town guy with six younger siblings and a passion for art and design.
Our Tuesday ~ Wednesday girl, came to us via The Feathered Nest where she was the co-owner. Pam is from Northern Missouri. She is business minded and junk loving! She is the wife to her best friend. She is mom to a beautiful daughter. She is Nana to a very spunky granddaughter and a grandson! Pam is fascinated with old homes and history. She is coming up on her four year anniversary with The Avant Garde'n and we have treasured every moment she has been here! Come in on Tuesdays or Wednesdays and let Pam help you find the perfect piece for your home.
Our Thursday girl is our in house science guru. She is our resident expert on everything from mixing chemicals to bugs. Terresa is a retired Science teacher and she enjoys gardening and her grand babys. Terresa is wife to a retired Principal. Mom to two daughters and one son. She is Gigi to the smartest, kindest and most important little girls that she knows. Come in on Thursdays and let Terresa warm you with her warm hospitality.
Kim Eastlake is the newest member of The Avant Garde'n family. She has been married to her college sweetheart for almost 36 years. She has two terrific daughters (Lauren Eastlake also works at The Avant Garde'n!), a great son-in-law and two awesome grandchildren with loads of personality. Kims interests include camping, boating, crafting and decorating. Kims background is in Elementary Education but she is a "junkie" at heart! She is always looking for the hidden treasure. Stop by The Avant Garde'n and let Kim help find your hidden treasure!
Our Saturday Superstar is Lauren Eastlake. She has a background in Advertising, Marketing and Graphic Design. Lauren is our resident celebrity look a like so you may think you have spotted Amy Poehler when you walk in the door! Lauren is Mom to one adorable pup Henry. Lauren is the perfect combination of a creative mind and a caring soul so pop in on Saturdays and let Lauren win you over with her million dollar smile.
Our everyday worker bee! Tessa Kelly is mom to a beautiful daughter, Journey. She has worked in customer service for over ten years. When she's not working with us she can be found fishing, watching the races, or baking. She is currently attending Evangel University's Adult Studies program to obtain a bachelor's degree in Behavioral Health.