~ Get To Know Us ~
Recently, a woman asked me why I got into this business. It brought back memories of my college days, working part time for a mall department store. Somehow, this experience must have had a profound effect on me…I’ve been working, teaching, and learning this business for 45+ years now! Probably because, most of the time, it doesn’t feel like work—I truly enjoy being with people. It’s always a special moment when I see a smile on the face of our customers who have come to shop & spend time with us.
As you read a little bit about our staff, I hope you get a feel for the friendships we have here together. Some of our staff have been here over 17 years, some as short as a few months. (We have one special lady who was with us for 25 years until she retired not to long ago...Beverly)! The experienced ones, the ones with fresh, young faces and those in between…they are all here to assist you with your shopping needs.
Dean and I want to thank you for visiting us.
We hope to see you very soon, here at t.s.Dobbins!
Olivia joined t.s.Dobbins in May of 2019.
We're delighted to have Olivia on our team, as you would think, she's been in this business for a long time! Just stop in to chat with her & you'll know what we mean. Now for the surprise...Olivia has recently graduated from Dallastown Area High School! She is headed to college this Fall, attending Mt. St. Mary's University, Maryland. She loves volunteering, reading, biking, camping, bluegrass festivals & of course, traveling with her family & pet dog, Tucker!
Mandy is our weekend warrior! She works full time all week long & then joins us when we are open Thursday evenings & most every single Saturday!! She has been with us since 2003. In that time, Mandy has shown many of our customers all the good things that t.s.Dobbins has to offer them! She is always very honest and helpful. When Mandy arrives here at the shop, even our pets are delighted to see her...she showers the air with her positive attitude!
Kim is part of our weekend & special events staff. She works full time in the home health care industry & recently managed a local cosmetic dermatology business. She has always loved locally owned boutiques & believes strongly in the value of personal service offered by these businesses. In addition, being here at t.s.Dobbins, Kim is able to see many of the wonderful people she has known in the community through her other professional roles. Relationships, beautiful apparel & accessories, & the staff at t.s.Dobbins...Kim says she can't imagine anything better!
Deb joined the t.s.Dobbins staff in March of 2020 after a full time career in Human Resources. Because she has been a
long-standing customer of t.s.Dobbins,
Deb knew she would surely enjoy selling here, too! Married with 2 children, Chris & Jodi, she & her husband Todd enjoy 7 grandbabies with one more on the way!
Add this to the mix...2 dogs, Sealee & Bailee.
She enjoys time with her family, friends, relaxing at the beach and
playing (not-so-serious) golf!
Abby is one of our newer associates having just joined the team in June of 2020.
She spent her senior year of high school studying abroad in the South of France (which makes her bilingual)!
Since then, she has received both her diploma from Dallastown Area High School & Lycée Saint Gabriel in Saint-Afrique, France.
Abby loves music, volleyball and spending time in conversation with her friends, family & customers here at t.s.Dobbins!
Norman & Iggy!
We would be remiss not to introduce you to our family! Norman was rescued from the York County SPCA in March of 2007, when he was just 4 months old.
All Norman wants is lots of love! We adopted Iggy in 2014, a purebred born at the York County SPCA.
She is still very young at 5 1/2 years, and loves all the attention she can get! They are, most times
in the back room of the shop...ready for any
"kid" or "kid at heart" to love them!!
It doesn’t seem like it was that long ago that I met my husband...but we have known each other for over 40 years & just celebrated 40 years of "wedded bliss" this past September!
In spite of those facts...we work together everyday! Dean joined us over 8 years ago, taking control of the business side of t.s.Dobbins. He has taken many of the responsibilities of running our business under his wing, allowing me more time to enjoy our customers, complete the buying,
merchandising & marketing of the shop.
In our spare time, we both love to play golf & try to enjoy the game no matter what the scores total!