Chris & Christie Stover
CFO, COO, Delivery Driver, Designer, Fixer-uppers, all around dynamic duo
Chris started working full time when he was 19 years old and taking a business course, and in that same business course he met his future wife and business partner, Christie. Like any good business partnership, Chris & Christie fulfill each other's strengths and weaknesses. He handles the back-of-house with finance, warehouse, and delivery logistics, and she handles the front-of-house customer experience and furniture design. For our Stover's customers, this combination results in a joyful environment to explore exquisite patio and fireplace products, tested by years of industry experience.
Fun Fact: They won't admit how long ago "19 years old" was, though let's just say that we hear a lot more of "oow, my knees," these days.
With Stover's since 2013
Casey's attention to fine design guides our customers' style and furniture setting. She came into the furniture business by working part-time at Christie's gift-shop landmark, Garden Pastimes. If you have any interest in a custom design, she'll guide you through fabrics, finishes, and frames to make sure you find the best furniture for your space. It's much more than a piece of furniture for her - it's a piece of your home.
Fun Fact: Casey is bringing a formerly-sad little house back to life, on Main Street, Boonsboro. If you want to get off topic, just ask her about house demo & ripping out 10-year old weeds.
With Stover's since 2003
An accomplished artist in her own right, Joey's creative vision helps customers choose the right details in order to create their intended design vision. Joey started at Stover's after serving as Creative Officer at Garden Pastimes, helping Christie create it into a local landmark. Because she has experience of purchasing products for Garden Pastimes, Joey easily transitions between personal patios and commercial buys.
Fun Fact: Always tackling new hobbies, she and her husband recently took up kayaking and squirrel hunting. You heard that right (though maybe they don't do it at the same time...)
With Stover's since 2014
After commuting to Bethesda for eight years, Sabrina ditched rush hour and joined the Stover & Garden Pastimes crew. Her experience in event planning developed her appreciation of design, and it prepared her for the sometimes complex, logistic coordination of special orders.
Fun Fact: Sabrina and her siblings are continuing their family tradition of farming, so she's normally working even harder on her days off. Interested in local, sustainably farm-raised, and delicious sausages and pork products? Look no further: https://www.harmonysprings.farm/
With Stover's since 2019
Chase's natural empathy allows our customers to feel comfortable in our showroom. With experience in metal work and carpentry, he has a keen eye for design, and can attest to the technical construction for patio and fireplace pieces. We're happy to welcome him to our customer team.
Fun Fact: Chase works part-time at Camp Journey, which provides support for young teens with emotional and behavioral challenges....and ladies, he's single.
With Stover's since 2019
A warehouse and delivery official, Ryan fulfills one of the most essential roles at Stover's, because he makes sure your product arrives safely at your house. Alongside Chris, he ensures that we receive furniture in perfect quality, and then delivers it to your patio.
Fun Fact: He's probably heard Chris say this more often than anyone else at Stover's, "oow, my knees."
With Stover's since 2011 (unofficially with Stover's since she could answer a phone)
Katie convinced the family to hire High Rock Studios to update the logo and design a website. After having so much fun working on it, she pursued a career with HighRock instead! Luckily Katie still provides much of the marketing support for Stover's, and you can catch her at the store on occasional weekends.
Fun fact: Hey! As marketer for Stover's, I get to write these bios and "fun facts" about my parents and close friends. I should have been more vicious... Dad snores!