We have an outstanding group of girls that serve on our Staff. These girls do a variety of different jobs. Without their efforts we would not be able to run Taylor’s Closet. They were each chosen because they share in our vision to provide hope and love to girls in need. They have all become close friends to Lindsay and the family, and every girl has a deep relationship with Jesus Christ. Also, our staff works regularly alongside our other volunteers in the store to minister to the girls that visit Taylor’s Closet.
Lindsay Giambattista – Founder & Creative Director
Lindsay is the founder of Taylor’s Closet. In 2005, she started the ministry with the intent of simply giving her own clothes to girls in need. But soon found out her intention and more had been on God’s heart for quite a while. Lindsay continues her work as founder and Creative Director of Taylor’s Closet. Currently, Lindsay is at Savannah College of Art & Design studying fashion design.
Linda Giambattista – Executive Director
Linda serves as director of Taylor’s Closet. Her background is in the retail industry, where she worked for such companies as Guess, Liz Claiborne, Calvin Klein, and DKNY. Her heart is to go deeper into the lives of hurting girls so they can walk in freedom and victory.
Celine Souza – Clothing Donor Liason & Operations Coordinator
Celine is coordinator of all operations at Taylor’s Closet and as well is responsible for communicating with designers who donate their clothing to us. She loves fashion, but most of all she loves spending time with our girlies. Her dream is to see every hurting girl who comes to Taylor’s Closet come to know the love of their daddy God.
Jenn Busto – Community Relations Coordinator
Jenn serves as the coordinator of community relations for Taylor’s Closet. She’s a University of Florida grad with a heart to serve and a passion for the arts. Jenn fell in love with the mission at Taylor’s Closet and considers herself blessed to be part of the girls’ journeys to end the cycle of hurt in their lives. Her hope is for all girls to know just how beautiful they are in God’s eyes.
Shannon Reed – Designer
Shannon serves as the designer at Taylor’s Closet. She has a fine arts background and has just recently helped launch Linden Tree, Taylor’s Closet’s new furniture line. Her passion is creating, restoring, and transforming, and she is constantly inspired by the amazing testimonies of change in the lives of the girls that come in to Taylor’s Closet.
Manuela Boynton – Agency Liaison
Manuela serves as Agency Liaison. A mother of three athletic and energetic boys, Manuela loves spending time with her family. She fell in love with the ministry of Taylor’s Closet and loves shopping and talking with the girls.
Lynn Labate – Donor Development Coordinator
Lynn serves as one of the Donor Development Coordinators at TC. A mother of two teenage girls, she enjoys travel, reading, and shopping for a good bargain. She was drawn to Taylor’s Closet because of her heart for girls and women.
Fern Gonzalez – Linden Tree, Shopping & Events Coordinator
Fern has two roles at Taylor’s Closet. First, she coordinates all the shopping appointments for girls in our store as well as coordinates all of our fundraising events. Second, she oversees Taylor’s Closet’s furniture line, Linden Tree. In Linden Tree, Fern gives creative direction to each piece’s transformation in addition to working on marketing and networking for the furniture line. Fern’s heart is always touched to see each girl in person that inspired a piece. She is currently in school for Interior Design at Palm Beach State College and is working towards becoming a Registered Interior Designer with the State of Florida.
Jody Onstad – Office Manager
Jody helps oversee the organizational needs of Taylor’s Closet. Her heart has been touched permanently by the message of hope and love God gives to everyone who comes to Taylor’s Closet. She is grateful to be a part of a local ministry that is changing young girls’ lives.
Jodi Tanner – Back Stock Coordinator
Jodi serves as the back stock coordinator, organizing, receiving, and tagging our merchandise. A devoted mother, Jody stays active in her community and loves to volunteer at Taylor’s Closet because she believes the girls are our future. Any way we can help improve their lives adds to the betterment of society as a whole.
Board of Directors:
Lee Armfield ~ President of the Armfield Group
Linda Giambattista ~ Executive Director of Taylor’s Closet
Lindsay Giambattista ~ Founder of Taylor’s Closet, Student at SCAD
John Valley ~ President of Valley Foods Inc.
Chris Lloyd ~ Executive Director of Christ Church
Scott Boynton ~ President of Unishred
Terry Fee ~ Women’s Leader at Rio Vista Church