You see our toys all the time, but now it's time to meet the faces behind the toys! Each team member was asked the same few questions just so you can get to know each of us in a small way. Now, you will notice one of the questions is asking which team people are on, #TeamJesse or #TeamStacey. This all started when the Bannor's purchased the building we are currently in and they were remodeling it. One of them wanted some color added to the rooms (#TeamStacey) and the other one wanted them white (#TeamJesse). We all chose sides that day and ever since then, we have had a running joke in the shop!! 😄 If we are all really honest, we are all #TeamBannor, but we do like to have lots of fun while we work so the joke lives on!!
Take some time and meet the fantastic team that makes and ships your toys!
Name: Jesse Bannor
Role at Bannor Toys: Chief Operating Officer, Co-founder, Builder of Toys
Family: My wife, Stacey and three kids, Emilie (18), Ethan (12), Eli (6), and our dog, Sherman
What do you enjoy doing when you are not working? Fishing, Camping and Playing Pool
I never leave the house without: Pants and my truck, I literally forget everything else
Favorite Movie: Pool Hall Junkies and Fried Green Tomatoes
Favorite Song: "Millionaire" by Chris Stapleton
Favorite Bannor Toy: The Shape Sorter was my favorite toy to design.
#TeamJesse or #TeamStacey: #TeamJesse
Name: Stacey Bannor
Role at Bannor Toys: Boss Lady!! (Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder)
Family: My husband, Jesse, and three kids Emilie (18), Ethan (12) and Eli (6)
What do you enjoy doing when you are not working? I love catching a movie by myself!
I never leave the house without: My phone and keys
Favorite Movie: Love Actually or The Little Mermaid
Favorite Song: Currently, I am loving "Confidence" by Sanctus Real or "Bones" by Maren Morris
Favorite Bannor Toy: Giraffe Push Toy
#TeamJesse or #TeamStacey: #TeamStacey (Duh!!) 😀
Name: Jeremy Lindley
Role at Bannor Toys: Shop Assistant
Family: Wife, Amy; 3 kids: Kirsten, Bailey, and Carter
What do you enjoy doing when you are not working? Relaxing with my family
I never leave the house without: Clothes
Favorite Movie: It's a Wonderful Life
Favorite Song: "Amazing Grace"
Favorite Bannor Toy: Roll-A-Rattle
#TeamJesse or #TeamStacey: I am paid to say #TeamJesse
Name: Mardi Peasley
Role at Bannor Toys: Shop Manager
Family: My incredible husband, Damian, three beautiful children, Trendan (15), Matai (12), and Charis (8)
What do you enjoy doing when you are not working? Being with my family and reading
I never leave the house without: Water
Favorite Movie: The original Beauty and the Beast, The Greatest Showman, and Twister
Favorite Song: Anything my husband sings, "I Can Only Imagine" by Mercy Me, "Raise a Hallellujah" by Bethel Music, "What if I Stumble by DC Talk", "Don't keep Heaven Busy", "Take the World" and "Say Goodnight Instead" all by JohnnySwim (I just really like music!!)
Favorite Bannor Toy: The Cash Register or the Toy Camera
#TeamJesse or #TeamStacey: #TeamStacey all the way!!!
Name: Amy Kleinwort
Role at Bannor Toys: Shipping, Assembly
Family: Husband, Steve (32 years) and 3 kids
What do you enjoy doing when you are not working: Reading, Swimming and Scrapbooking
I never leave the house without: Water!
Favorite Movie: Mulan or The Bourne Series
Favorite Song: "Burn the Ships" by For King and Country
Favorite Bannor Toy: Shape Sorter
#TeamJesse or #TeamStacey: #TeamStacey (ha ha ha ha)
Name: Brandy Clemen
Role at Bannor Toys: A little bit of everything
Family: Husband: Dave, 2 girls: Sarah and Norah and our dog, Max
What do you enjoy doing when you are not working? Hiking with the dog, taking care of my indoor jungle, and spending time with my family
I never leave the house without: Chapstick and dog poop bags!
Favorite movie: I am not much of a movie person...the books are usually better.
Favorite song: I am a sucker for 90's alternative!
Favorite Bannor Toy: Whale Push Toy and Silicone Blocks
#TeamJesse or #TeamStacey: #TeamBannor