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Team

JIM
LARUE

Owner

AT ALLEGRA Since 1988
FROM Evanston, IL
EXPERIENCE

  • Clemson University, BS in Engineering Technology
  • University of Houston, MBA
  • Formerly with Square D Company, Sr. Sales Engineer in Houston, College Station, and St. Louis
  • Many years of experience with creative customer solutions and value enhancement

INTERESTING FACTS

  • I am happily married to my wife, Janice, and we have two teenage sons, James and Jake
  • I enjoy playing golf, watching baseball, snow skiing, and community service

STEVEN
MAY

Manager

AT ALLEGRA Since 1991
FROM Glen Ellen, IL
EXPERIENCE

  • Over 30 years experience in the printing industry

INTERESTING FACTS

  • Outside of work, I am exceptionally proud of my beautiful daughter, Riley, who makes straight-A's in school. I am a huge fan of the Dallas Stars, a shared passion between father and son, Ethan.

HILLARY
HUENS

Account Manager

AT ALLEGRA Since 1999
FROM Dallas, TX
EXPERIENCE

  • 20 years of print shop experience

INTERESTING FACTS

  • I enjoy reading and gardening
  • I love being a mom

CHRIS
HUENS

Mailing Services

AT ALLEGRA Since 2005
FROM Plano, TX
EXPERIENCE

  • Over 20 years experience in printing (letterpress and offset)
  • Certified Mail Design Professional
  • Continuing education in USPS postal regulations

INTERESTING FACTS

  • I love spending time with my wife and son
  • I enjoy being outdoors and music

KIMBERLY
PICKERING

Sales & Graphics

AT ALLEGRA Since 2006
FROM Plano, TX
EXPERIENCE

  • Charter class of Plano West Senior High School
  • BFA in Communication Design from Texas Tech University

INTERESTING FACTS

  • Dog lover with a chorkie named Bandit and a chihuahua named Ellie.
  • Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority
  • My husband and I like to brew our own beer and compete as LapDog Brew Co.

CAROL
SIMPSON

Customer Service & Graphic Design

AT ALLEGRA Since May 2017
FROM Texarkana, TX
EXPERIENCE

  • Over 20 years in the print industry
  • BFA from Stephen F. Austin State University

INTERESTING FACTS

  • I enjoy spending time at art museums and photography.
  • I have 2 dogs: Ginger and Stella, and 2 cats: Rosie and Sophie

KAYLYNN
WEIR

Digital Specialist Support

AT ALLEGRA Since March 2008
FROM Richardson, TX
EXPERIENCE

  • 14 years experience in the print industry – digital printing, bindery, management
  • Associates Degree from Collin College

INTERESTING FACTS

  • My husband and I were high school sweethearts and got married on our 12th anniversary
  • We host a bi-weekly board game evening

STEPHANIE
SHIN

Customer Service

AT ALLEGRA Since November 2016
FROM Houston, TX
EXPERIENCE

  • Associates degree from Richland Community College
  • 12 years of experience in customer service

INTERESTING FACTS

  • I enjoy reading, spending time with my family, and baking!

MELLISA
NGUYEN

Customer Service

AT ALLEGRA Since 2018
FROM Dallas, TX
EXPERIENCE

  • Graduated from The Art Institute

INTERESTING FACTS

  • My coworkers tell me I have an infectious laugh!

ERIC
JOHNSON

Graphic Designer

AT ALLEGRA Since 2018
FROM Lawrence, KS
EXPERIENCE

  • Degrees in Graphic Design and English from JCCC/University of Kansas

INTERESTING FACTS

  • Co-founder of SeedCo Studios in Lawrence, KS
  • I am an avid fan of Kansas Jayhawks basketball. Rock Chalk!
  • I work in mixed media art when not doing graphic design at Allegra

CAROLINA
VASQUEZ

Customer Service

AT ALLEGRA Since 2019
FROM Mesquite, TX
EXPERIENCE

  • Pursuing a Bachelor's in Business Management

INTERESTING FACTS

  • I'm working full-time and going to school full-time!

MARTIN
STOVER

Digital Production Specialist

AT ALLEGRA Since 2019
FROM New York State
EXPERIENCE

  • BS in Computer Science from University of North Texas
  • Over 30 years of print shop experience

INTERESTING FACTS

  • I have lived here so long I remember when LBJ Freeway was being built
  • I enjoy spending time with my wife and our dogs on our farm in East Texas
  • I never tire of driving my Mahindra tractor!

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