Meet the Girls
It’s high time you get to know us beyond our names.
Owner, visionary, and wearer of many hats. I’ve owned Bella Vita since 2001! You can usually find me in the store checking on customers, employees, shipments and everything in between. When I’m not at Bella Vita, I love squeezing in a little extra time with my two munchkins, Sage and Steele. You can contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
My Favorite Line: Bella Notte Bedding
A wearer of many hats, Brent is the co-owner and reason you are reading our website right now. He manages our web office, works with our software vendors, and handles all things tech. He ensures that our store and site stays up and running, both smoothly and effectively on a daily basis. When he’s technical wheels aren’t turning, he enjoys spending quality time with Stephanie and their kiddos, Sage and Steele.
Brent's Favorite Line: Alex Marshall Pottery
Product Manager/Assistant Buyer
Laura is our go-to girl for working with vendors to get products in and on time. A Bella Vita girl since 2012, Laura handles our daily lists of orders, inventory systems, and any special requests that come in. When she’s not searching for new products, this Vols alum can be found binge watching her favorite TV shows and day dreaming of her next beach vacation with her family.
Laura's Favorite Line: Uashmama Bags
Better known as the bookkeeper queen around here, Tammy is who keeps all of our financial plates spinning. We're not sure where we would be without her! When she’s away from the Bella Vita tribe, Tammy can be found outdoors: whether it's hiking, working in her flowerbeds, or even relaxing at Greers Ferry Lake. She also spends time with her poodle pup and enjoys visiting Downtown Memphis.
Tammy's Favorite Line: Ellen Hays Jewelry
One of our top sales leads and overall favorite person, Jennifer’s big smile and even bigger personality wins the heart of everyone who meets her—which works out well since building relationships with our customers is one of her favorite things! She can’t go a day without avocados, hummus and a big belly laugh. When she’s not with the Bella Vita crew, you can find her spending time with her two twin girls, who make her head spin.
Jennifer's Favorite Line: Etta B Pottery
Visual Displays Manager
There’s a reason our store is the most beautiful on the block, and it’s all down to this girl right here! Lee Karen’s keen eye for beauty and her perpetually sunny attitude make her the ultimate visuals guru. When she’s not dreaming up new ways to refresh the store that will make your heart go pitter-patter, you can catch her rooting on her alma mater (Roll Tide!) and spending time with her husband, Bio, and son, Remi.
Lee Karen's Favorite Line: Montes Doggett Pottery
A graduate of the University of Memphis, Kamryn helps receive all of our shipments and prepare our products to be put out on the sales floor for you. When she’s not unboxing new product, you can find her spending time with her pitbull puppy, Quinn, or chowing down at local Memphis restaurants with her friends. Las Delicias and Pete & Sam's are her favorites!
Kamryn's Favorite Line: Nest Fragrances
eCommerce Product Lead
Catie wears several hats as our eCommerce Lead. Not only does she upload products to the website, but she also ensures that everything runs smoothly from the time a customer places an order online to the time it arrives at their doorstep. When she’s not maintaining our site, you can find her refining her calligraphy skills, spending time with her two cats, or most likely watching reruns of The Office.
Catie's Favorite Line: ABLE Bags
Always willing to lend a helping hand, Allyn works to serve all of our online customers and give them a stellar shopping experience on the other end of that computer. As a Memphis native, she loves exploring new spots in the city with her husband and two kiddos. If she wasn’t working for Bella Vita, she might come out of her retirement as a National Oreo Stacking Champion!
Allyn's Favorite Line: Christina Kober Rings
Our resident Marketing gal, Emry, is the reason you see every email and social media post. Her love of organization and personal shopping comes in handy as she works to make sure you're notified of the latest and greatest products at Bella Vita. When she's not planning the next in-store event, you can probably find this Ole Miss grad training for her next marathon.
Emry's Favorite Line: PJ Harlow Apparel
Wearer of All Hats
Laurie's Favorite Line: Vicki Denaburg Art
As Inventory Assistant, Meredith is responsible for placing orders with our vendors for the very special items you've had your eye on. Originally hailing from High Point, North Carolina, this Ole Miss alum loves to spend time with her hubby, Bailey, and sweet little girl, Hensley.
Meredith's Favorite Line: Bogg Bags
As a sales associate at Bella Vita, Macy helps our customers to ensure an enjoyable and easy shopping experience all while sporting a big smile on her face. When away from the Bella Vita tribe, you will likely find her studying for her Marketing classes at the University of Memphis, taking classes at Hot Yoga Plus, or enjoying fun times at the dog park with her pup, Fin!
Macy's Favorite Line: Virtue Jewelry
As an Inventory Assistant, Ashley works mostly behind the scenes to help process the products we offer at Bella Vita as we receive them from our artists and vendors. Our tagging queen gets them ready to showcase in our store. In her spare time, this Chick-Fil-A obsessed gal loves to spend time with her husband and daughter, Raegan, while also helping run a local dog rescue.
Ashley's Favorite Line: Barefoot Dreams Apparel
As a sales assistant, Krista enjoys learning about every detail that goes into running Bella Vita and getting to know customers on a personal level. When you see her on the sales floor, try and hold a conversation with her and not smile—it's impossible! When she’s not with her Bella Vita fam, you can find her serving up shots on the tennis court or walking her precious golden doodles.
Krista's Favorite Line: Simon Pearce Glassware
Our little ray of sunshine, Carly, helps make sure that every display at Bella Vita is in tip top shape. You can often see her on our sales floor, helping Lee Karen in put together beautiful displays to showcase our products. When she’s not at Bella Vita, this basketball obsessed girl can be found spending time with her friends or trying out all the new hot spots in Memphis.
Carly's Favorite Line: Turkish Ouzhak Rugs
As a sales assistant, Ann loves to help customers in finding the perfect pieces for their homes. When not with the Bella Vita tribe, Ann can be found practicing yoga or spending time with her husband and two girls. Word to the wise, if she ever challenges you to an arm wrestle, respectably decline…she is the reigning champion in her house and can beat anyone!
Ann's Favorite Line: Sarah Robertson Art
With a 100 watt smile and an endless supply of energy, Medley is eager to serve our customers as one of our sales assistants. When she’s not at Bella Vita ready to brighten your day, you can find her teaching P.E. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic School or working her magic as a realtor. This gal's got her hands full, but she wouldn't have it any other way!
Medley's Favorite Line: EMYO Art
As a sales assistant, Shelby helps to make sure that our customers find everything they need. When away from the Bella Vita tribe, this native Memphis girl can't go long without getting some snuggles from her sweet baby boy. He'll even tag along to her art studio, where she creates beautiful paintings. (Like all Bella Vita girls, she's a lover of all things beautiful!)
Shelby's Favorite Line: Casafina Dinnerware
Beth’s favorite aspect of working in our bridal registries is helping couples select the perfect items for their new home together. When not helping our brides with their happily ever after, you can find Beth squeezing in a workout at Orange Theory, spending time with her hubby at Shelby Farms, or giving some lovin’ to her sweet weenie dogs, Charlie and Rusty.