Store Manager: Sue Vail
Sue came to Orvis in November 2014 with 40 years of retail management under her belt. Most recently, Sue was a manager for Coldwater Creek, and prior to that she was a manager for Bath & Body Works. Sue has a reputation for people development and running high-volume stores with happy teams! She says her success comes from a true belief that the customer is first priority, and taking care of her team is critical to achieving that success. Sue lives in Glassboro, NJ, with her husband, Les, of 33 years. They have two daughters, Lauren, who just finished her degree at Rowan University, and Dana, who is a special-education teacher. They also have two, not-quite official daughters, Nicolette and Chloe, their beloved dogs. When she's not at Orvis, Sue loves spending time with her family and friends, especially her two grandsons, Anthony and Jeremy.
Fishing Manager: Bruce Turner
Bruce Turner caught his first bluegill at age 4; he processed his first pheasant at age 10. Needless to say, fishing and hunting have been in Bruce’s DNA since the beginning. And it clearly runs in the family: His kids and grandkids have all followed in his footsteps, developing a deep passion for all things outdoors. A New Jersey native, Bruce has always been involved in fishing or hunting in some way throughout his life, and even co-owned a fly shop for 13 years. But in the more than 50 years he’s been fishing, teaching the sport he loves to others is what gives him the most satisfaction. He tells us, “Nothing gives me greater pleasure than to work with a customer who is just getting started in fly fishing. I love sharing my knowledge and pointing them in the right direction.” And pointing them in the right direction is what Bruce does best at Orvis Princeton. So, whether you’ve been fishing for as long as Bruce has, or if you’ve never even picked up a fly rod, Bruce looks forward to having the chance to help you out, give you the guidance you need, and put you on the path to your next angling adventure.