Meet The Team

DaRonn Washington Book Nook Owner

DaRonn

I’m DaRonn.  I am the owner of The Book Nook. I have been in the book industry since 2017 and have a bachelor’s in business.   I got my start selling online and out of the back seat of my car until I was able to live my dream of opening a brick and mortar store.  

 

Favorite Quote: “It takes a lifetime of hard work to be an overnight success”

 

Favorite Books: The Alchemist & Good To Great

 

Favorite Movies:  Spaceballs & Back-to-the Future

 

What I like to do when not working: Hanging out with my kids, watching movies, eating out.

Brittny Book Nook Bookstore

Brittny

It’s Brittny here! My experience with the book industry has been on-n-off these last few years. My true passion is data analytics. So it’s been a dream come true working with the Book Nook.

 

Favorite Quote: It’s a sports reference but I feel it ties into all aspects of life: “Success isn't given. It's earned. On the track, on the field, in the gym. With blood, sweat, and the occasional tear."

 

Favorite Book: The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared

 

Favorite Movie: Bella

 

What I like to do when not working: Relaxing with a good book, exploring the outdoors with Winston, or in the winter-time a good (video) game.

Winston Book Nook Bookstore Dog

Winston

My name is Winston and I'm the store greeter. I like meeting new people (though I have my shy moments).

 

Favorite Quote: “Good Boy”

 

Favorite Book: Whatever book I happen to fall-asleep on

 

Favorite Movie: Any movies with dragons

 

What I like to do when not working: Making people happy and finding food.

Virginia Book Nook Sales Team

Virginia

My name is Virginia! I help customers around the store with my knowledge of literature. I am an avid book lover who will read just about anything I can get my hands on.

 

Favorite Quote: "That person who helps others simply because it should or must be done, and because it is the right thing to do, is indeed without a doubt, a real superhero"

-- Stan Lee

Favorite Books: Frankenstein & On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous

Favorite Movies:  Captain America: The Winter Soldier & Hidden Figures

What I like to do when not working: Playing tennis with friends, drawing, and hiking.

Morgan  Book Nook Sales Team

Morgan

I'm Morgan, and I've always loved delving into new worlds and meeting new people through books and movies. I believe that storytelling is one of the best things we possess as humans!  

 

Favorite Quote: "Have courage and be kind"

 

Favorite Books: Circe & Pride and Prejudice

Favorite Movies:  Knives Out & Tangled

What I like to do when not working: Hang out with my dogs, play improv games, spend too much time playing The Sims 4.

Chris Book Nook Sales Team

Chris

I work at the Papillion location. In the back, I help process orders and shipments. On the sales floor, I work with customers, helping them to find items and offering recommendations and helpful information.  

 

Favorite Quote: "We are like sailors who must rebuild their ship on the open sea, never able to dismantle it in dry dock and rebuild it there from the best materials." --Otto Neurath

Favorite Book: Brothers Karamazov

Favorite Movies:  Young Frankenstein

What I like to do when not working: I like reading, writing, and camping, and hiking with my kids.

Hannah Gilmore Book Nook

Hannah

Hi I’m Hannah! I love everything about books and enjoy helping people find a new exciting read! I believe books are music for your mind but in written form.

 

Favorite Quote: “Everything happens for a reason.”

Favorite Book:  As of now... Silent Patient

Favorite Movie:  Avengers Infinity War and The Notebook

 

What I like to do when not working:

I love watching sporting events with my family, being with friends and reading!

Ashley Fouche Book Nook

Ashley

I'm a sales associate, and I believe I was given the opportunity to work here due to the joy I get from helping other fellow readers find a fun adventure to take home with them!

 

Favorite Quote: “Take me with you. For laughs, for luck, for the unknown. Take me with you.”

Favorite Book:  The Last Unicorn

Favorite Movie:  Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

 

What I like to do when not working:

Drawing and writing are my creative hobbies, so when I'm not working you can most likely find me doodling away while listening to YouTube videos.

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J

My role at The Book Nook is to curate a pleasant experience for our guests. The type of literature I generally like tends to fall in the categories of healthy living, selfhelp, yoga philosophy, and ethics. I believe I was selected as a team-member, at this location, because of my love for the historical Benson area.

Favorite Quote: “I looked in temples, churches, and mosques, but I found the Divine within my heart.” —RUMI

 

Favorite Book: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up written by Marie Kondo

Favorite Movie: The Game Changers

 

What I like to do when not working: When I am not at work or teaching Yoga, I am at home either relaxing or working in my veganic garden.

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Shaee

Hi I’m Shaee! I am an avid book lover and I love helping customers find items and offer recommendations. I believe that books/the written word hold a lot of power especially in growing times.

Favorite Quote: Learn from other people's mistakes. Life is too short to make them all yourself. -Sam Levenson 

Favorite Book: The Light Between Oceans & Fahrenheit 451 

Favorite Movie: Anything Wonder Woman 

What I like to do when not working: Relaxing with a good book, exploring new restaurants, or spending time with my family

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Lara

Hello! My name is Lara and I am a sales associate for the BookNook. I enjoy helping get the books, movies, games, etc ready for people to find. I am able to see new genres and ideas everyday. It is so nice to learn and help people who love to read.

Favorite Quote: "Today is the first day of the rest of your life"

Favorite Book: Jane Eyre as a stand alone book and then Earth''s Children Series by Jean Auel

Favorite Movie: Sleeping Beauty

I enjoy the outdoors and attending baseball games. I am trying to work on not watching so much TV (I can watch cooking shows forever!) by starting to relearn crochet and cross-stitching.

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Hannah T

I have a great passion and love for the written word, and I really enjoy sharing that with others, especially when I get to help them find their next favorite book at our stores!

Favorite Quote: “We are made of star-stuff. We are a way for the cosmos to know itself.”

Favorite Book: Making me choose a favorite book is like making a parent choose their favorite child. I'll go with Geektastic as it's one I want a second copy of to keep pristine and preserved on my shelf. 

 

Favorite Movie: Princess Bride. Or Mulan. 

 

When I'm not working I like to write or draw while listening to music or spend my time watching videos on YouTube. 

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Juliet

Hi There! I'm Juliet, and I've worked at every bookstore Omaha has to offer, so of course I had to work at our newest! I'm pretty sure they hired me because of my wildly colored hair and not at all my years of bookselling experience.


Favorite Quote: "Poyo!" -Kirby


Favorite Book: Iron Widow by Xiran Jay Zhao


Favorite Movie: Jennifer's Body, When Marnie was There, or Cloud Atlas


I like to doodle, dance, and (roller) derby when I'm not at work!

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Natalie

I believe that my role on the team is to help make the store look good and make our products the best that they can be for our customers.


Favorite Quote: with great power there must also come great responsibility


Favorite Book: A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas
 

Favorite Movie: Pride and Prejudice 2005


When i'm not working I like to work on video editing and filming for my video editing degree.

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Elizabeth

Hi, I'm Elizabeth! As an avid reader myself, I enjoy helping people find their next book to dive into whether it be a fantasy world, an interesting memoir, or anything in between!

Favorite quote - " You can't ever reach perfection, but you can believe in an asymptote toward which you are ceaselessly striving." Paul Kalanithi

Favorite book(s) - "The Stand" by Stephen King and "When Breath Becomes Air" by Paul Kalanithi

Favorite Movie - Princess Bride

 

What do you like to do when not working? - Outside of work I can be found either practicing yoga, enjoying the outdoors, or reading! 

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Isha

My role is to help customers with their love for books while feeding my own. I find comfort in books and hope to bring some of that excitement to the team.

 

Favorite Quote: Tell me and I forget, Teach me and I may remember, Involve me and I will learn

 

Favorite Book: My Sister's Keeper

 

Favorite Movie: Any rom coms, Gone Girl, Spiderman 

 

When I'm not working I like to watch movies, fitness activities, cook, spend time with family and friends.

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Veronika

Bio coming soon.