Today’s sewing machines are fun, easy to use, and technologically advanced giving you the opportunity to create one masterpiece after another. Stop in the store nearest you so our sewing enthusiasts can show you which machine fits your needs, and how we can make your sewing more successful and fun! Check out our calendar for the next fun class and come watch for a spell…you’ll see why the sewing hobby and profession is making a comeback…there are more ideas, fabrics, and opportunities than ever before.
Tim has worked with Rich’s since 1993. He began in the sewing machine business in the Seattle area. With an easy going personality, infectious laugh and well-known sewing machine repair skills, Tim has become a customer’s favorite at Rich’s. In 2002 Rich’s expanded into the Albany market and Tim became the Store Manager. In 2010, Tim became the Service and Distribution Manager. In 2017 Tim accepted a position as the Salem store manager. An outdoorsman at heart, Tim enjoys hunting and fishing in his spare time.
Julie has been at Rich’s for a number of years and is great at keeping us all organized. She is now the Education and Events Manager at Rich’s. Julie is known for her vast knowledge of available parts and notions and can get you just the right foot or thread to make your project perfect. With an upbeat personality and a quick laugh, Julie makes customers quickly feel at home when visiting Rich’s. With a wonderful knowledge of all the products Rich’s carries, including notions, accessories, software and machines, Julie is a great resource when considering a new machine. When not working at Rich’s, Julie enjoys sewing, cooking and spending time with her family.
Pam retired after many years of teaching before working at Rich’s. She loves spending time with her children and grandchildren. Pam also enjoys traveling around the world with her husband, and has visiting several countries. She has been an integral part of Rich’s team for nearly fifteen years, and of course, she loves to sew!
Emily has been working for Rich’s since August of 2014. She has been sewing for many years and worked in Portland sewing draperies before coming to Rich’s. Emily enjoys many hobbies, but sewing is her favorite. She loves to create garments and crafts and has started quilting. When not working, Emily spends time with her two children who often ask to do crafts with her.
David has a career based in marketing and has been the marketing manager with Rich’s for twenty years. David has been promoted to general manager recently. Married with two children David is a golf enthusiast and enjoys chess and backgammon.
Brian has been part of the Rich’s family for about five years now. Brian handles sales and service in the Albany store. Brian is an aircraft mechanic by trade and was in the service. His hobbies include building muscle cars and motorcycles. Brian is married and lives in the Albany area.
Kaitlin is relatively new to the Rich’s team, but she learns quickly and is happy to help however she can. She enjoys a variety of hobbies including sewing and crochet, and has recently completed her first quilt! Her many years in customer service have helped her learn a variety of skills that she puts to good use. When she’s not working on a project at home or working at the store she’s spending time with her husband or visiting other family.