Meet Some of Our Experts
When it comes to giving the perfect gift, we have some real experts in house.
With over twenty trained and enthusiastic hobby and toy professionals on staff, it is hard to single anyone out. We have heard you like knowing more about our team, so here are a few of the most passionate people in the business that keep our customers up to date on the best quality hobbies and toys available on the market.
Cheryl, All Locations
Cheryl is a toy and hobby expert and great with kids too! After 10 years as a hobby wholesaler, she decided to open Hobby and Toy Central to engage closer with the kid in all of us, developing minds, talent and promoting some good old fashion fun! Cheryl is known for finding the perfect gift for everyone on your list in minutes. Give her the facts and she'll lead you to the perfect gift!
Jaimie, All Locations
After 18 years of working at Hobby and Toy Central and training nearly every staff member, Jaimie is the go-to expert on just about everything in the store! While puzzles and mind games are Jaimie's favourite, her 4 and 6 year old boys make it easy for her to love toys and hobbies too. Her favourite part about working at Hobby and Toy Central is when people come back just to tell her how happy they are with the product she helped them find. She finds it especially rewarding when a child shares their love of the new toy or hobby with her!
Nikki is the go-to girl for infant and toddler gifts. If a close friend is having a baby and you want to get a not-so-boring gift, she's your girl. She can point you in the right direction and save you wading through all of the baby toys. Nikki is always looking at what's new and keeping track of what's popular. If you're invited to your co-worker's child's birthday don't worry about what to get, ask her! She can help you find a gift that is sure to be the hit of the party and withstand the test of time. Come in with your toughest challenge!
Jessie, All Locations
Do you have R/C questions, need help, or are looking for Litehawk and/or Carrera parts? Then Jessie is the guy you want to talk to! Jessie has the knowledge and the experience to help you solve or fix a problem, or even teach you how to fix it yourself. We have a great selection of cars, planes, boats, and of course... helicopters to introduce you into the R/C world fast and easy! It's so cool to see a kid's face light up the first time they hold the controller! Jessie would be happy to help guide you to the perfect RC!
Maggie is a mother of two school-aged children, and has first-hand experience in the panic of discovering her child has been invited to a birthday party – and accepted – and it's scheduled for the next day! She can help you find a gift that captures a child's attention and leaves you feeling confident in your choice. She has also discovered a number of activities that can keep kids occupied and content on long car rides. She looks forward to helping select your next hobby or gift.
Annette is assistant manager of our Mapleview location and is our go-to person for adult puzzles. She always has one of the latest on the go, finding them to be the perfect way to relax after a long work day. She really enjoys sharing her hobby with others, and particularly enjoy helping senior clients comb through the piles of puzzles to find the most appealing pictures. She loves watching people’s faces light up with discovery when they pull things from the shelves and is most thrilled when she can make sure that everyone, young and old, leaves the store with a smile.