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Meet Corri

How old are your kids and how long have you lived in Westport? We have lived in Westport for 16 years. My daughter Sarah is 20, Amanda is 19 and my son Spencer is 13.

How did you end up where you are now in terms of your job, or whatever passion project it is you might be doing? I’ve been in the retail business for over 30 years. When my children were little I couldn’t find the clothes I wanted for them – hip, yet tasteful – so I started to sell them myself. I ended up repping several brands and worked out of my basement and at local events. As I represented more and more brands, I decided to start buying wholesale. I always wanted to open my own store, filled with the latest trends and must-haves for babies, girls, boys, teens and women. My business quickly outgrew my house, and Groove was born!

What is your favorite family activity to do in Westport or the surrounding towns? We love to be outside in the summer, whether by the pool or around town. We also love trying new restaurants and are fortunate we have so many options in town.

What’s your favorite app right now- for you- and for your kids? Waze! How can you drive around Fairfield County without it?!?

If you could pick one restaurant or store to come to Westport that isn’t here now, what would it be, and why? It’s a toss up between Chop’t or Taco Dumbo.

What is one thing people would be surprised to know about you? I’m a dog lover. I have 4 dogs at home. Dogs are always welcome at Groove!

If you weren’t doing what you are today, what do you think your career path might have been? I have a masters degree in elementary education, so I probably would have been a teacher.

What is your most marked characteristic? I’m very hard working and determined.

What was your most memorable family vacation and why? We went to Israel this year for my son’s Bar Mitzvah. The trip was a special time for all of us – the beauty, the history and culture were amazing. We all came home with memories of a lifetime.

What do you most value in your friends? I value loyalty and honesty.

Is there anything else about Groove you might like us to know? Groove works with several organizations including STAR, Abilis and the Weston Schools Community Class vocation program to employ special needs students by giving them real life work experience within our stores.

My family is also a host family for the “A Better Chance” program. We enjoy spending time with our Scholar on weekends, and now that our girls are away at college it’s nice to have another child in the house with our son.

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