MEET OUR CREW
Jim is the captain of the ship we call Shipwreck LTD, also known as Shipwreck Mercantile. He started selling jewelry on the white sand beaches of Panama City Beach which lead to the beginning of his drive for retail. He began the Shipwreck enterprise in 1977, and over time it turned into a store with not one but two locations, one measuring over 43,000 square feet. He's the boss, and he's forever greeting both employees and customers with a smile. When he's not in the Front Beach location, he can be found either at the Carillon store, the beach, or some exotic/foreign destination.
Tessa is the second in command when it comes to most things Shipwreck LTD. She makes sure everyone and everything is running smoothly, as she should. She's kind of a jack of all trades: a buyer, marketer, photographer, manager, designer, and sales person. She knows her stuff so it's no surprise that she's often found giving advice and helping out her employees and her friends. She works hard everyday, whether she's buying clothes at the tradeshows or in Atlanta designing and networking. We love her because she's a bright spirit and we're happy to call her our boss lady. When she isn't around the office you can find her swimming with great whites in Africa, riding elephants in Thailand, or simply (and we think her favorite) laying on the beaches of Hawaii.
Raquel is the master of the upstairs office. She knows all sorts of things and can always be counted on to help out in the most important of situations. Ask her all your questions and she will have all the answers. She can often be found paying accounts and helping with invoices, but in moments of need she's happy to run down to the register to help out on a busy day. Raquel has been with Shipwreck for many years so it's no surprise that she's essential in keeping our team organized. Without her, we could not float. We could not swim. We could not exist without her organization skills and varied skill set...so we kind of aspire to be like her. When she isn't hanging with us at the shop you can find her down at the beach with her Yeti or at home cuddling her adorable cat Triscuit!
Georgia is our Ramblin Gamblin Accountant! She's has been with us since the beginning so she knows all the in and outs to this big Ship. Georgia controls the operations and business functions upstairs. She works with our Managers and staff to make sure things at Shipwreck are always running smoothly. Honestly we would be a sinking ship without her. (She also fully stocks the store with candy to keep us all on a happy sugar high!) When she isn't at the store you can most definitely find her slaying away at the casino in Biloxi!
Another one of our great, smiling faces is our floor manager//amazing men's buyer Jojo. She's been here for quite some time, as most of our VIPS have, and she knows absolutely everything about men's buying... and basically everything else. When we have a question on design, or advertisement, we run it by Jojo just because we want to know her opinion. Jojo's opinion matters. She's the best at training new employee's as well as working on the floor & behind the scenes. She's guaranteed to make you laugh and we couldn't be happier to call her ours. When Jojo isn't at work you can find her hand in hand with her beautiful wife Kim, a handful of their fur babies, and some heavenly hash from the local diner Corams.
Our newest to addition the Shipwreck crew is our Internet Sales Manager, SAS. Her initials spell her nickname, but she can definitely get a little sassy. SAS makes sure our web store is amazing and updated with all of our fun merch. She also helps with our insta, marketing, merchandising ladies boutique, helping customers on the floor, and assisting Tessa with buying and all sorts. SAS is a bright spirit who is always down to help whoever, at any time. When SAS isn't at the shop, you can find her cooking or baking (always trying to learn a new cooking skill), drinking wine and beer with her hubby, or at the beach.
Charlie is an awesome manager. He's also been with Shipwreck for like... ever and it's also no surprise that he kind of knows everything. He designs some really cool things and knows a lot about what's what in the Airbrush and Tee Shirt department, but I wouldn't put it past him to know the workings of our Boutique too. Everyone that calls basically calls for him, which makes us feel bad because he's eternally busy. Luckily, he's also eternally smiling, and he helps everybody with a smile. If you can't tell, we here at ShipwreckLTD like to smile. Charlie has the most adorable grandson so anytime he has off (which is basically none) he is with him!
Sarah is the warehouse manager. All receiving goes through her, so if you have a question about what's new in the goods at ShipwreckLTD, she's your girl. If you order from us, she's the gal that packages up all your pretty things with TLC. She works out of the door that we office ladies work in, and we're super stoked that she's the first face we see. She's always working overtime and after hours and her work doesn't go unnoticed. We love her quick wit and hardworking character, and we hope to keep her for forever & ever. In her free time Sarah is an incredible artist and loves a night with her wife and a couple of cold ones kept chilly with her corkicle :)
Ms Ruby was and still is the heart of Shipwreck since she began working here many moons ago. Anyone who has worked for us for the past 20+ years or stepped into the doors of the store has been touched by Miss Ruby. If you were having the worst day ever she would be there with warm arms, a smile, and a bowl full of candy. She was the epitome of what a hard worker is. If we could've, she would of been our employee of the month, every month. No amount of words will ever be able to communicate how much she meant to all of us or even to describe how amazing of a woman she was. She was our family. Thank you Ruby for teaching us all that with a coca cola, some candy, and a whole lot of love; life is a sweet one. We love you Ms Ruby and you will forever be so so missed.