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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!
 
Name:
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
 
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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!
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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
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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?
YAY, I love JUNK BONANZA!
 
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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!
Kim
 

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