Shane Confectionery has been a family run business since 1911 and that is exactly how we treat each other, like family. We listen to each other's ideas, help each other out during our busiest holiday seasons, and most importantly make each other laugh. We are always searching for new ways to improve our product and how our customers experience the store. All of these things make working at Shane Confectionery SWEET!
People often think that Ryan was actually born in the middle 19th century, just in time to taste the bitter effects of the Civil War and the industrial world it wrought. He is a craftsman at heart, and the curator of the Rose Valley Museum at Thunderbird Lodge, an experimental bohemian utopia from the turn of the 20th C. He digs the music of the Grateful Dead, plays 1860s base-ball, and finds escape amongst the pines at his Adirondack log cabin named WA-BE-SA-BE.
Eric’s larger than life mustache is indicative of his flare for fun, but one that’s tempered by a philosophical (sometimes zaney), but mostly pragmatic, approach. Eric daydreams of being a part-time farm hand, starting a lifestyle blog called “Nuance,” and creating a characters-from-history bowtie business inspired by his two small children, but his true calling will always be as a Confectionery Imagineer TM who aims to open a Confectionery Museum.
Maybe it was all of those boardwalk candy shops from his youth that turned him into the veritable candy expert he is today. Or maybe it’s the fact that he’s seen Britney Spears in Vegas 11 times. Those things are related… right?
HEAD CHOCOLATE MAKER
Aspiring Elvis impersonator. Jersey Devil hunter. Has been to 95 Phish shows. Can eat 15 tacos.
CHOCOLATE CAFE MANAGER
The reigning Queen of the Chocolate Cafe, Vicki enjoys coffee, karaoke, and 1980’s new wave. If she gets a microphone in her hands it would be futile to try to get it away from her.
SHANE PRODUCTION MANAGER
Abigail loves baleen whales, sour beers, and embroidery, she's weary of the possibilities proposed by the theory of a multiverse, and she has hand dipped over 502,080 buttercreams as of this week.
CHOCOLATE MAKERS ASSISTANT
Rachel continuously asks coworkers to dare her to eat outrageous volumes of candy, but not a single person has taken this request seriously. Rachel has also asked that coworkers refer to her as The Captain, but no one will do it. She looks forward to the possibility of at least one of these things happening in the future.
SENIOR CANDY MAKER
If Tessa could have dinner with any three famous people, it would be Jackson Browne, Ina Garten, and Rick Riordan.
DESIGNER & MEDIA CONTACT
Pavia likes sewing her own clothes, thunderstorms, and hearing people's ghost stories. She dislikes amusement parks, the term "old timey", and how Starbucks labels its drink sizes.
HISTORIC OUTREACH & TOURS
Enjoys long walks in the woods and discussing the cultural implications of the 1858 Bradford sweets poisoning. May or may not be a 300 year old witch.
ONLINE STORE MANAGER
Recently made aware of the cosmic irony of his cardboard box allergy. Taxidermy school dropout.