Ashley D'Annunzio, comic book aficionado and store manager at The Pop Culture Company
How she got the job: "I was a subscriber here for about three and a half years when I was in one day talking to Rober, the owner, about my upcoming change in careers. I had been a nanny up until then and I wasn't sure where I was going, I just knew I couldn't stay where I was. Rober mentioned that they needed some help around the store and asked if I'd like to join the PCC family. I was so excited I actually didn't believe him! After about a year and a half, after expanding our store and our staff, I was promoted to manager."
What she does: "I am the store manager here at The Pop Culture Company. I work the sales floor five days a week selling comic books, vintage and new toys, statues, and other pop-culture merchandise. I am considered the 'all-ages' specialist around here, since I love kids and read the most all-ages titles. I also do the typical management tasks like answering emails, putting together the employee schedule, and customer service issues. I also maintain relationships with vendors we buy from and other companies we do events with. I also schedule and plan the store's events like sales, comic book conventions, and Free Comic Book Day amongst other things. Also, cleaning. I do A LOT of cleaning. Who knew books and toys collect so much dust?!"