Until mid-2011, Alyson was manager of the combined Merchandizing and Marketing departments. Since then, she's taken on a variety of management roles, including setting up our new recruiting and hiring processes in 2013. More recently, she's been involved in early-stage new project development. Although she has lived in the South since 2002 (leaving behind New Jersey), she refuses to eat grits or say "y'all," though she has developed a fondness for sweet tea and fried chicken. She is a self-diagnosed ailurophile, but we secretly think she's just building a cat army.