Welcome to the first in an occasional series of profiles of your Junk Bonanza team!
You know that it takes a village to produce four Bonanzas a year — twice in Minneapolis and once each in Portland, OR, and San Diego, CA! Now you can learn a bit more about the people who make it go!
First up: Our spreadsheet and organizational wizard, Krista Belle, shown here at the most recent JB Minneapolis show, decked out for the downpour!
Krista Belle Mickelson
Bonanza job:
Director of Operations
Born and raised:
Born in Idaho and raised in northern Idaho and eastern Washington
Place you now call home:
Two! Chicago AND Los Angeles
kb1Job you do when you’re not working on Bonanza:
I am a destination event producer, which entails lots of travel. (Pictured in Taormina, Sicily!)
Been with the Bonanza since:
February 2014
Favorite Bonanza memory:
Our first Bonanza in San Diego. It was such hard work, but seeing it all come together was amazing!
You knew you loved junk when…
…I first witnessed the genius of Ki Nassauer and saw her vintage suitcase display in her old apartment in LA.
Favorite leisure activity:
Pilates and boxing
Favorite food or meal:
Anything seafood — oysters, crab, sushi
Guilty pleasure:
wine and cheese (pictured with fiancé Jonathan at a winery in Juliaetta, ID)
Book on your bedside table:
“A Visit from the Goon Squad” by Jennifer Egan
No one would ever guess you…
…have a terrible fear of clowns and anything clown-related.
On your junking bucket list:
junking in Europe!
Anything else?
You can read more about Krista Belle and the Bonanza team, here! We look forward to seeing you at the next three JB shows! Minneapolis SEPT 22-24, Portland OCT 14-15 and early next year in San Diego, FEB 17-18!

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