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Store Manager: Nancy Marcus
Nancy is no stranger to the retail world. She’s worked as a buyer for Woodward & Lothrop and Filene’s, as a store manager for Annie Sez and Woolrich, and even managed our former Orvis Marlton location for two years. A native of upstate New York and now a resident of ‘South Jersey,’ Nancy was drawn to Orvis for its culture. As she told us, “The culture is warm and inviting and Orvis treats its employees with respect. And that's how I treat my customers as well.” However, we have a hunch that it’s not just customers who are lucky to get this treatment. Nancy’s two granddaughters most definitely benefit from these virtues as one of Nancy’s favorite pastimes is hand sewing Halloween costumes for the girls. She’s turned them into everything from unicorns and pirates to Tinkerbell and even Olaf the snowman. So, whether you need intel on the latest outdoor apparel and gear or a little inside advice on which characters are trending this Halloween, Nancy would be more than happy to oblige.
Fishing Manager: Dayle Woodward
After 38 years of teaching physical education, most teachers would probably look forward to retirement. Fishing Manager Dayle Woodward is not like most teachers and, after hanging up her whistle and clipboard, Dayle picked up her fly rods and started a new chapter at Orvis. A native of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Dayle grew up on a dairy farm in a family that was, as she puts it, ‘outdoorsy.’ Orvis catalogs were always in the house, she told us, and “I would absorb those catalogs like others would absorb a Sears catalog.” So, it should come as no surprise that, despite only picking up a fly rod a mere 20 years ago, that it quickly turned into a passion. An aficionado of the classics, Dayle finds herself drawn to the Orvis fly rods of yesteryear; her two favorites being a 1949 Battenkill pre-patent 8' 5wt and a 1954 6'6" Deluxe, both produced under the watchful eye of legendary rod builder Wes Jordan. Dayle’s favorite fishing destination (thus far) remains Montana, but the chalk streams of England are calling, and a trip across the pond remains high on her bucket list. You certainly won’t need to raise your hand to get this teacher, baseball coach, and 4H fly-fishing instructor’s attention on your next visit to Orvis Plymouth Meeting, but the education you’ll get from chatting with Dayle will definitely be worth the trip.