Meet Our Team
We can’t wait to meet you! Here is a little bit about some of the faces you will see at Gabriel’s Closet:
Deb “Coco” Byers
While Deb is an accountant by day, her favorite role is mom to her three adult children, and as Grandma “Coco” to her grandchildren. As a long-time resident of Park Ridge, and now Des Plaines, she is passionate about supporting the local community. 25 years ago, she was the owner and operator of Hey Diddle Diddle, a successful children's consignment boutique in uptown Park Ridge. She is excited to now bring this dream back, adapted for today’s generation with her daughter, Laura.
Laura “LZ” Palumbo
Born and raised in Park Ridge, LZ is excited to connect with local moms. She is mom to Michael and Gabriel, wife to Luke, and a dedicated coffee drinker. She has spent the past decade working for non-profits and in pastoral counseling. She now strives to use her background to care and advocate for families in our community and in our city through many of the ways Gabriel's Closet seeks to proactively give back.
The innovator behind our web design and software implementation is long-time tech aficionado, Luke Palumbo. By day, he is a dedicated father, husband, avid reader, die-hard Packers fan and “mate” at Trader Joe’s in Chicago. In grade school, he developed a keen interest in technology, learning to rebuild computers and format operating systems. He uses this interest to meet the tech needs of his immediate and extended family. He has also become an early adopter and regularly submits reviews for the latest tech products which he beta tests. Luke is the creative lead on our web design and meets all of our technological needs. His knack for design and software prowess is what makes our online shop and software integration possible. While you may not see his face everyday, he is our key “behind the scenes” partner.