Q: What brought you to Prescott; how long have you been here?
A: Michelle Beck moved to Prescott in May 2003 with her two boys Elliot and Henry, who were 5 and 3 at the time. Michelle’s husband Dr. Daniel Beck, an anesthesiologist, joined Prescott Anesthesia. Both Michelle and Dan, lifelong Midwest residents fell in love with the small town charm and fabulous climate that Prescott has to offer.
After visiting the Beck family many times, Maria Gannon and her family made the move to Prescott in 2017. In January 2018, Michelle and Maria opened Purple Clover Boutique.
Q: How did you become interested in your career field?
A: Maria owned a salon in Faribault, Minnesota for 30 years. Besides offering her services as a cosmetologist, she added retail items to her store and found she loved finding unique items and attending markets to find great things to sell.
With a background in pharmaceutical sales and a strong love of fashion, Michelle always had a dream of opening a boutique.
When Maria moved her, the two combined their interests and decided to open Purple Clover.
Q: What is the biggest challenge of your job?
A: Both Michelle and Maria find the biggest challenge they face is continuing to find unique clothing and accessories for the store. Brands can come and go quickly, and even established brands can change design and not offer the same quality as they did in the past. Of course it is always a challenge to choose the correct sizes and amounts of items needed in the shop.
Q: What is the greatest reward of your job?
A: The greatest reward for both ladies has to be the wonderful relationships made with customers who come in the store. Many customers have become friends, and helping them with their wardrobe or to find gifts for others is immensely gratifying.
Q: What is your favorite Prescott activity?
A: A favorite activity for both Maria and Michelle is enjoying the wonderful weather Prescott provides for outdoor fun!
There is always a new area to explore or a new trail to hike.