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Rising Stars: Meet Albina & Trevor Myers

Today we’d like to introduce you to Albina & Trevor Myers.

Hi Albina & Trevor, we’re thrilled to have a chance to learn your story today. So, before we get into specifics, maybe you can briefly walk us through how you got to where you are today?
So we are a new business that we started in October of 2020. Trevor has always been good at building and making things. Back when he was a kid, he worked with his Aunt Claudia in the woodworking business making custom wood home decor for her business. Then as life took over, we got married, had kids and our passions sort of took a backseat. We both started working full time and were so busy for any possible side endeavors. Then Covid hit, and all of a sudden we found ourselves out of a job. I was lucky enough to go back to work but we realized quickly that this was our chance to do something with our love for creating! We were finally not super busy and we finally could do something that we wanted! It was our time to try something! So we took a chance and started WhistleStop Shop OC! And now, on almost our one year anniversary and it has become such an amazing part of our life. We are so honored to create for all of you. We can’t wait to grow this business even more.

I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle free, but so far would you say the journey have been a fairly smooth road?
It certainly hasn’t been an easy road! Lots of obstacles mostly financial. As you can imagine, it is very challenging to start a new business in the middle of Covid and financially the funds weren’t there so we did a lot of little things to raise money so we could buy equipment in order to build what we needed.

Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
We make custom handmade wood home decor. We specialize in custom family signs, tier tray decor and our holiday lineups are definitely some of my favorite things that we build. What I am most proud of is that we have been able to build this business from the ground up in the middle of a global pandemic and we continue to grow and improve every day. I think what sets us apart from other handmade home decor is that we are extremely particular in everything we do. We have to make sure that it is clean and perfect before it goes to its new home.

Before we let you go, we’ve got to ask if you have any advice for those who are just starting out?
I feel like we are still learning every single day as we have barely been in business for a year. The only thing I would say is to just go for it! If you are passionate about something, don’t hold back and just give it your all!

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