This week's #wcw and #RouteSpotlight is Vera Haynes, our new Assistant Store Director! She's been shopping at Route since coming to Mizzou, so when Vera saw the job posting online she couldn't wait to apply! "I'm looking forward to helping build links between our community and the communities where our products come from. I love talking to customers about the backstory of the products they are buying and watching them get even more excited about their purchases."
Vera's dream vacation would be a trip to Sanibel Island with the family. Her siblings have both gotten married and moved far away from Missouri, so going their yearly trip to Sanibel is the one week where everyone gets together. If Vera could play a part in any film she would have loved to play Zuzu Bailey in It's A Wonderful Life so she could deliver the line, "Teacher says, 'every time a bell rings an angel gets his wings.'" What's her current favorite item in the store? "My favorite item in the store right now is the alpaca teddy bear. I'm pretty sure it's the softest thing I've ever touched and it looks so adorable."