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.