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Team Biographies

The JReaM Team is chock full of talented & helpful women. Here are the faces & names that you can expect to see serving & teaching you at the next retreat!

Jessica Madden, JReaM Leader

Jessica has been a Creative Memories consultant for over 18 years. She is the hostess with the mostest! She is the one-stop answer to all of your questions. She pulls the team together and is the creative force behind these awesome, fun, positive and high energy retreat!


Holly Carota, JReaMate: Top Best In Show Winner/Technique Expert

Holly has won the "Best In Show" Award at almost every retreat for years.  We decided the best way to give others a chance at winning was to take her out of the mix and add her to the JReaM Team!  Now, guests at the retreat can learn from the Best at one of Holly's sessions!  Holly will show guests what she was planning to enter in the contest if she were a guest.  It's always something inspiring and amazing!

Amy Cunniff-Bleau, JReaMate: Technique Expert

Amy has been scrapbooking for decades, and uses a beautiful, creative style in her albums.  If you want to learn how to make beautiful layouts while learning techniques that can be used over and over again - while also being frugal - Amy is your woman!  Be sure to check out Amy's amazing blog by clicking the link below!

Jamie Devlin, JReaMate: Right-Hand Woman

Jamie is Jessica's right hand man and she brings over two decades of Creative Memories product knowledge & album-making experience to our retreats. She has been helping with the retreats since they began in 2003. If you are looking for that special something - whether it be paper, embellishment, idea or vintage CM product, Jamie is sure to have it!

Julia Rubinstien, JReaMate: Technique Expert

Julia is a Close to my Heart consultant, and brings more than a decade of album-making experience to our retreat team. She is an acclaimed speaker & teacher and she teaches all manner of decorative techniques. Everyone benefits from her beautiful layout creation lessons!

Amy Mantor, JReaMate: Special Project Expert

When it comes to projects, whether they involve Cricut Techniques, tips and tricks, various types of mixed media - including baked goods - Amy is on it!  Amy has a BA from Cazenovia College where she majored in Art.  She has years of experience working with various types of media and is never afraid to try something new and fun!

Annette Holleger, JReaMate: Technique Expert

Annette feeds her mind and soul through art and crafting. It also helps her avoid housework! She has loved paper crafting and been an avid rubber stamper for over 20 years. Her art includes mixed media, altered books and art journaling. These paper crafts lead her to scrapbooking and a whole new group of friends. She is a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, certified Copic instructor, certified instructor for Michael's Arts and Crafts, and offer a monthly card classes at Art Smarts. She also happens to be super sweet & kind!

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