Our Team

Craig and Annette Anderson purchased the business on April 1st 2011 with the goal to enrich the Greater Corvallis Community with quality sewing and vacuum products, and the highest level of customer service.
We are hon­ored to bring over 20 years of ex­per­i­ence to this com­mu­ni­ty as the new ow­ners of Corvallis Sewing and Vacuum Center. We look for­ward to bring­ing a re­newed em­pha­sis in cus­to­mer ser­vice and pro­duct know­ledge, along with the fi­nest pro­ducts in the in­dus­try.
" At Cor­val­lis Sew­ing and Vacuum Cen­ter we share a pas­sion for our pro­ducts and our cus­to­mers. We would love the op­por­tu­ni­ty to earn your bus­i­ness with ser­vice as our ethic." - Craig
 
 Vacuum Technician and Sales, Bradley Luker
Brad is the newest addition to our capable staff.  He is a quick learner, always has a smile and is ready and willing to help!

A surprising fact about Brad that you may not know.....he loves music and plays bass in his church worship team.

Welcome Brad the next time you're in!

Sewing Machine Technician, Jerry Walker
Jerry is our in house expert when it comes to fixing or fine tuning your investment.  He has been factory trained, attends continuing education workshops and has been in the industry over 15 years.  We consider Jerry the most finely skilled Technician in this valley!

Something about Jerry you may not know....he is in the Army Reserve.  Way to go Jerry, we're proud of you and appreciate that you serve us in this capacity!


 
Sales and Ordering, Marcia Henderson
Marcia is an awesome part of our capable staff.  She keeps all of our special orders straight and is interested in seeing each of your projects.  Marcia owns a 41-year old Bernina sewing machine, a Serger, a ScanNCut and a Miele vacuum which gives her the experience you need to make an informed decision. Marcia also teaches our sewing machine owner education classes.

Marcia loves to inspire people to sew and not be afraid to try new projects. A surprising fact about Marcia that you may not know.....Marcia has travelled to China twice with a friend who was adopting a new child each visit.

Stop in and say hi!

 Sales, Lisa Sanders
Always quick to help and truly the wittiest one of the bunch, Lisa has been a great addition to our fabulous staff.  Her beauty, brains and brawn are a tough act to follow!  Lisa owns a Miele (she uses it EVERY day!) and a Viking Sewing Machine.  She has taken and observed our classes, is knowledgeable about our great products and is truly capable of helping you with a smile and a laugh or two!
 
A surprising fact about Lisa that you may not know....she loves Dutch Brothers....ALOT!

Stop in and say hi!



TEACHING STAFF

Barbara Sullivan

Barb is the Queen of the Dream Machine and all that is FTC-U.  She teaches our Embroidery classes three times a month, keeps us informed with all of the Brother Updates (which are FREE) and is an inspiration to all of us.  Barb owns a Dream Machine with over 21 million (Yes, that's MILLION) stitches on it and she was Craig's first "Dream" sale!
 
A surprising fact about Barb that you may not know....she and her husband, Dave, like to buy properties and fix them up to rent or sell.  They are fantastic at it!

Sign up for an Embroidery class and you, too, will learn how amazing Barb is and what an excellent asset to our team she is.

Denise Zipp

Denise came to us as the ScanNCut Expert and began teaching our SNC classes but we have found that her talents go far beyond that!  Denise has sewn all of her life and can answer any sewing question you may have.  Denise is always on a quest to learn and has become very familiar with all of our machines as well as the software that goes with them.  She has an incredible talent for listening, bakes the best cookies (attend her class & you will get to eat one) and is a true gem to work with. Denise currently owns a ScanNCut, The Dream Machine and a Miele vacuum.  These qualify her to help you with your machine questions and ultimate purchase.

A surprising fact about that Denise you may not know....she grew up playing Violin and still owns the violin she learned on!

Sign up for a SNC class that Denise teaches or attend one of our Open Sew days and you, too, can witness her fun, bubbly personality!

 
Rachelle DeSpain
Rachelle joined us after purchasing a ScanNCut, a Dream Machine and attending one of our events.  She has become a fun addition to our staff with her energy and enthusiasm.  Rachelle maintains our website to the best of her ability as well as our email campaigns.  This has been a fun "job" for her after spending 30 years working for a large corporation.  Rachelle has been able to fill in teaching embroidery classes when help is needed and co-teaches our ScanNCut class.  Besides her Brother machines, she also owns a Miele vacuum and is available to answer any questions you may have about our quality products.

A surprising fact about that Rachelle you may not know....she has a knack for home decorating and had her own business helping others with their decorating needs.
Stop in or sign up for one of her classes.  She'd love to meet you!


COMPANY INFO

  • Corvallis Sewing and Vacuum
    541.752.0011
  • 920 NW 9th Street, Suite One
    Corvallis, OR 97330
  • MON-FRI: 9:30-6 | SAT 10-5, Closed Sunday