Meet The Staff

The BGR Family 


Paige and Kyle

Owners

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What is your role at BGR? Describe a typical or memorable day on the job:

Paige: I am typically purchasing or dividing the incoming inventory. I love days where I get to see my favorite brands like Tea, Hanna Anderson, and Peek! I also love seeing the Disney Princess dolls come in.

Kyle: I’m usually the one cleaning the gear like strollers, pack n plays, and exersaucers. You name it and I was probably the one who gave it a good ol’ cleaning. I’m also one of the purchasers and you can even find me ringing you up on the register. I’m like the Jack-of-all-trades!

What is your favorite part of your job:

Paige: I love working with my husband and best friends! I also love creating organization for our backroom and planning events like our Halloween and Christmas parties!

Kyle: I love working with my wife! I also really enjoy finding out how things work. For instance, finding out how a stroller’s folding mechanism works and where to WD-40 it if it’s getting a little squeaky or how to take off its wheel and replace the inner tubing it if necessary. It makes me feel like a mechanic!

When you’re not at BGR, where might we find you:

Paige: I enjoy relaxing at home on days off – watching Netflix and playing video games. I also enjoy shopping for scrapbooking supplies, checking out comic book stores and going out to the movies.

Kyle: Relaxing at home with Paige. I also really enjoy going on long walks. I like finding different routes to get home or to my favorite comic book shop!

What is something people would be surprised to learn about you:

Paige: I’m a hardcore Game of Thrones fan and I love the zombie-killing video game Left 4 Dead.

Kyle: I’ve studied ceramics and pottery for 9 years and I love it! I’ve gotten really good at molding pots to the perfect shape and firiing them with the most beautiful glazes.


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Tyra:

Sales Manager

What is your role at BGR? Describe a typical or memorable day on the job:
My role is to make everyone happy. I am a manager so I do a little bit of everything, from saving the tagging ninjas from the random spider to helping out with purchasing and dividing. A typical day is me starting on the sales floor then slowly proceeding to running around helping as many of our BGR friends and team members as I can!

What is your favorite part about the job?
Just about everything! Sure-cleaning up the occasional baby spit isn’t the most exciting thing to do but hey, it’s good practice! My other favorite part is seeing the excitement on my BGR friend’s faces as I help them find all the goodies they are looking for and learning the different stories of each and every person who walks through our doors.

When you’re not at BGR, where might we find you?
Somewhere outdoors exploring with my husband! We both love the outdoors, but we also enjoy binge watching Netflix when it gets cold outside.

What is something people would be surprised to learn about you?
I have a HUGE heart for animals and the homeless. My ultimate goal in life is to open an animal rescue and a homeless shelter to help get those in need back on their feet. I also love children (I have nieces, nephews, and a god daughter!) though I do not have any of my own, I can’t wait to have them! I also want to open and run my own bakery in the La Mesa Village.


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Mary

Assistant Manager

What is your role at BGR? Describe a typical or memorable day on the job:
I enjoy doing a little bit of everything at BGR like tagging clothes and testing the toys. I am usually out on the sales floor where all the action is! A memorable day on the job for me would be doing some purchasing and also helping and meeting new BGR friends!

What is your favorite part of your job:
My favorite part of my job is working with my close friends and family and helping other families find just what they need! I practically grew up with Tyra and Elisha so I love getting to work with them now.

When you’re not at BGR, where might we find you?
I am usually out and about with my friends! We enjoy nights out on the town and also having intense nights of Mario Kart Racing. I am also a big reader and love Stephen King books!

What is something people would be surprised to learn about you:
I am super shy. Once I warm up to you I am quite the opposite!


Desiree

Inventory Preparation

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What is your role at BGR? Describe a typical or memorable day on the job: I tag and prepare clothes, then get them out onto the racks. It’s always memorable when we dress up for Halloween and have fun with the kids!

What is your favorite part about the job? My favorite part of the job is getting to work with my daughter and son-in-law. What could be better than working with people you love : )

When you’re not at BGR, where might we find you? On our days off, my husband and I like to walk at the beach or take our books to read at the bay.

What is something people would be surprised to learn about you? I am a real lover of rock and roll. Not too many things better than a Bon Jovi concert right up front!


Tara

Team Leader

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What is your role at BGR? Describe a typical or memorable day on the job: I dabble in everything at BGR from tagging clothes and cleaning toys to customer service and register. Every day I’m bouncing around, doing different tasks and meeting different people!

What is your favorite part about the job? My favorite part about working at BGR is helping customers find exactly what they’re looking for. If you’re not finding it on the rack, I love looking in the back and bringing out things that just arrived for you to look at it. It’s like being a personal shopper! Plus I get to spend my day around the other wonderful people that work at BGR!

When you’re not at BGR, where might we find you? I have an amazing family that I love spending time with! My husband and I got married June 23, 2009 and we have a 4-year-old daughter who is pretty adorable. On days off, I am going around town with them – shopping, going to parks, the zoo, Sea World, Legoland, all the fun stuff!

What is something people would be surprised to learn about you? I’ve been a customer at BGR since we were in the little store next to the CVS and my dream job was to work here.


Kat

Team Leader

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What is your role at BGR? Describe a typical or memorable day on the job:

A memorable day would be a particularly productive day. My role is mostly in the back room cleaning and processing toys, clothes and accessories and it’s always nice when you can get a lot out on the shelves. Get the bins cleared out and fill the shelves on the sales floor! Every now and then you’ll see me helping out on the sales floor.

What is your favorite part about the job?

My favorite part about working at BGR is the wonderful people I get to work alongside when I’m here. It’s also fun to see toys and books I enjoyed as a child, it’s a nice blast from the past.

When you’re not at BGR, where might we find you?

When I’m not here I work full-time as a barista at a local coffee shop and bakery. However, when I do have a free time I enjoy getting fresh air in this beautiful city of ours or you can find me relaxing with my kitty cat, Baby Belle.

What is something people would be surprised to learn about you?

Up until I was about 10 or so I thought I was allergic to Big Foot. Both of my older sisters had several allergies and when I was little I asked my mom what I was allergic to and I guess so I didn’t feel left out she told me Big Foot, and I believed her for a long time!


Mandy

Sales and Inventory Preparation

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What is your role at BGR? Describe a typical or memorable day on the job: Sometimes I am tagging clothes or toys and other times I get let out onto the sales floor to help people shop. Helping people out on the floor is one of my favorite things to do!

What is your favorite part about the job? I love shopping for people. My favorite is being able to find just what someone is looking for, finding things that I know customers love.

When you’re not at BGR, where might we find you? If I am not at work, you can find me with my two little girls outside or out line dancing! I love being active and trying out new places and activities.

What is something people would be surprised to learn about you? I am a San Diego State Aztec! I graduated with my degrees in Sociology, with focus of family. I love to learn about how and why people act the way they do.


Lorayne

Sales and Inventory Preparation

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What is your role at BGR? Describe a typical or memorable day on the job: I am usually found behind the scenes cleaning toys or tagging cute little clothes. Once and awhile, you’ll find me on the sales floor which is fun too, because I do love getting to chat with our customers!

What is your favorite part about the job? Posting toys on social media! I love posting items that parents are looking for. I also love keeping our toy shelves stocked!

When you’re not at BGR, where might we find you? Running our 4 kiddos place-to-place and coordinating their lives on Pinterest.

What is something people would be surprised to learn about you? I’m a 3rd year Poli-Sci student! I’ve been going to school full time since moving to San Diego a few years ago


Cameron

Sales and Inventory Preparation

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What is your role at BGR? Describe a typical or memorable day on the job: My role at BGR is to clean and prepare toys, but I do a little bit of everything to. A memorable day on the job is when I accomplish my daily goal.

What is your favorite part about the job? My favorite part about the job is cleaning the toys and posting pictures on instagram and facebook, I feel that’s what I’m best at. I also enjoy the people I work around because everyone’s so friendly!

When you’re not at BGR, where might we find you? If I’m not at BGR you might find me sitting at home watching movies, working on cars or hanging out at my brothers’ house. You also might find me at the offroad races at Lake Elsinore!

What is something people would be surprised to learn about you? I think people would be surprised that I’m into classic rock like Led Zeppelin and other greats like them.