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Women's View Radio: Jessica Nelson

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Thirty-one year old Jessica Nelson became interested in antiques and all things vintage at a young age. This native Ohioan was dragged by her parents regularly into antiques shops and she developed a love and appreciation for older items as she found that they always had a story to tell. For years Jessica fantasized of opening a brick and mortar vintage clothing shop, so it was suggested to her that she start by opening an online store on Etsy.com, a place for vintage and hand-crafted items. She debuted Green Mountain Relics in November of 2010 and after having success with this venture, opened Mountain Mantiques in March of this year--a shop focusing on "manly" antiques. 
Unfortunately, the shops are not Jessica's "day job!" By day, she is the Assistant Director of Admissions at Marlboro College in southern Vermont. She earned a B.A. in speech communication from Miami University in 2003 and an M.A. in communication studies from the University of Iowa in 2006. She resides with her cat, Milano, in Brattlboro, VT, and spends her weekends hunting for treasures at antique stores, garage sales, thrifts stores and auctions. She has also started to "upcycle" some items--taking old items and giving them new life--to be featured in Green Mountain Relics soon.