Our Staff

Here you'll find the book on everyone!

Dan

Owner

Dan

I play drums, do pottery on a potter’s wheel and like driving fast cars on racetracks. Being with my family in the outdoors; hiking, skiing, fishing, and walking my dogs all bring me joy! Stylish, colorful, and well-made women’s dress shoes evoke wonderful memories of growing up in the shoe business.

Marci

Buyer

Marci

I love spending time with my family and and if I could be anywhere other than here, besides with my family, I’d be on a tropical island soaking in the vitamin D. I enjoy colorful, comfortable shoes and wanted to do something in beauty or fashion when I was little, fitting, right?

Josh

Stock

Josh

I love sports! So much in fact, that I want to be a play-by-play announcer for an NBA team. I even would be at a Cavs game if I could be anywhere at this very moment. I think that makes me a fun person to be around and I easily make connections with others.

Sydney

#1 Daughter

Sydney

I love spending time with my family and hiking, especially in the Metroparks! My favorite brand would have to be ECCO because they're comfortable and stylish!

Lana

Lead Buyer

Lana

I love walks on the beach and spending time with my boys. I have the best job on the planet because I get to buy shoes for a living and I've been at Mar-Lou for over twenty years.

Mary

Floor Manager

Mary

I empathize with customers and love to have a conversation. My colleagues think I'm funny, they're wrong. I love the beach and being with my boys. My favorite style of shoes are flats.

Linda

Floor Manager

Linda

I enjoy hiking and spending time with my husband and family. I like flats, wedges, boots, I love them all!

Danguole

Inventory Specialist

Danguole

When I was younger I wanted to be a dentist, but now I think this is the perfect job for me! I’m meticulous, which helps me do my job well. When I’m not at work you can find me watching a good movie wearing comfortable shoes ;).

Yelena

Bookkeeper

Yelena

I love spending time with my daughter when I’m not at work, preferably on a warm, sunny beach wearing Fly London sandals!

Nathan

Facilities Manager/Sales

Nathan

I’m very patient and kind, which is perfect for this position! In addition to my responsibilities for keeping Mar-Lou’s facilities running like clockwork, I love selling SAS and Ziera because they work well for almost every customer and they’re comfortable. When I’m not at work you can find me giving back to the community by volunteering.

Jane

Sales Associate

Jane

I’m a very friendly, easy-going person which, in my opinion, helps me do my job, selling lots and lots of Riekers, my favorite brand! When I’m not at work I am most likely spending time with my family.

Kia

Sales Associate

Kia

If I could be anywhere at this very moment, I'd be in Hawaii soaking up some vitamin C and D! The skills I bring to Mar-Lou would be my communication skills. I love to chat with everyone and anyone, which makes working here perfect for me. I think my co-workers would all agree I'm a very talkative person!

Iryna

Inventory Associate

Iryna

I love to travel and spend time with my family. During my travels, I have learned the importance of comfortable, high-quality shoes. I'm excited to have found a store that has such a wonderful wide variety of them!

Rachel

Sales Associate

Rachel

I have been in retail since I was 18 and I'm happy to join the Mar-Lou store. When I'm not at home with my husband and two beautiful daughters, I love helping people find just the right shoe, pairing fashion with comfort. My favorite brand is Ziera because it's a great fit for everyone.

Jen

Marketing & Communications

Jen

I'm fun-loving, outgoing, and incredibly passionate about health, wellness, and nutrition (I literally eat an apple every day!). I love spending time with my family, watching sci-fi movies, and playing along with Jeopardy! I also adore paper crafting, stickering, writing, and creating unique snail mail for my many penpals. My fave shoe brands are SAS, Gabor, and Sorel!

Olga

Inventory Associate

Olga

I love helping people find super comfortable shoes that fit really well -- it makes them happy and it makes me happy! When I'm not working at Mar-Lou, I enjoy going camping and fishing in the greater Cleveland area -- I love being in and around nature. My favorite food is pierogi and my favorite shoe brand is Ecco. I really enjoy working here!

Kate

Web Content Creator

Kate

I'm so excited to be living and working in the USA as I'm from Kyiv, Ukraine! I adore rock music & my favorite band is Ukraine's very own The Hardkiss. I enjoy watching epic, moving films & my go-to snack here in America is avocado toast. My fave shoe brand is HOKA -- they're super comfy & colorful!