About The Owners
Hi, everyone! We are Mary Jonelle Menz and Lacey Gubenko!
About MJ and her Family
Hi, I'm MJ! I have been shopping at Whoo Consigns since the Fall 2017 consignment sale. I was first invited to shop the New Mom Pre-Sale when my son Michael, who was just 4 months old at the time, was attending daycare at Little Footsteps which is located at the Wayne PAL – the same building where the Whoo Consigns consignment sale is held twice a year. I have always enjoyed going to garage sales and flea markets on the weekends with my parents growing up. There is just something exciting about not knowing what you are going to find! I also had the opportunity to volunteer and help run a large garage sale to benefit our community’s Mothers Club. Over the years, I had been to a few consignment shops but never heard of a children’s seasonal consignment sale before this. I realized this was such a great concept for moms to shop for everything they needed in one spot at a discounted price! I found some amazing deals on clothes and toys that were in impeccable condition for my son during that first sale. Since my husband Brian is always asking me to get rid of things, I decided I would sign up to become a seller for the next sale. When I learned that I could earn a higher percentage of my sales by volunteering, I signed up for that too! Since then, I have been a seller and team member volunteer! And now, we are both looking forward to the opportunity to run the sale! My husband and I have three boys. Michael is now 4 years old and our twins, John and Walter, are 2 years old. I previously worked as a nuclear pharmacist but love being able to spend more time with my family and friends now. Brian works as an engineer for a construction company in New York City. We enjoy traveling whenever we can and especially love visiting Walt Disney World with our children every year.
About Lacey and her Family
Hi, I’m Lacey. I am so excited to be a part of this wonderful event. When the opportunity came up to be part owner, there was no doubt in my mind, and I jumped at this opportunity as this has been a dream of mine.
I have been shopping at Whoo Consigns since 2019. However, I have been a seller and of course a buyer at other consignment events in Florida. I absolutely love this concept. Someplace where I can sell my girls gently used, sometimes new still with tags on them clothes, toys, shoes and more to other mothers, fathers, grandparents, caregivers, aunts and uncles and at such a great price, and then you make money from this. I can also find amazing items and so much more for my girls as well as my nephews and my friends’ children.
A little bit about myself. I grew up in New Jersey but lived in Florida for 20 years after college, where I met my husband Tony, who ironically grew up in New Jersey about 45 minutes from me. In 2019 he was offered an amazing job opportunity up here and we took it and moved back. He is a Pipefitter in the Local 274.
I am a mom to two amazing girls, Sophia 7.5 and Amelia 2.5. I also work full time as a legal assistant for a firm in Florida and I am also involved in the PTA for my daughter’s school as the Vice President.