MEET OUR TEAM


bits of lace ruth brennanRuth Brennan Owner

Registered nurse and entreprenuer, Ruth Brennan, became took ownership of Bits of Lace in 1999 and has since then grown the local store business, launching an e-Commerce site in 2010 and opening a second store location in Mount Pleasant.

Erin Vance General Manager & Buyer

Erin Vance was raised in Sumter, South Carolina where she attended both the University of South Carolina and the College of Charleston. While there she studied Broadcast Journalism and earned a B.A. in Communications. Erin’s previous work experience includes Store Manager at Copper Penny Shooz and Assistant Branch Manager Enterprise at Rent A Car. Currently, Erin lives on James Island with her newlywed husband, Charlie and their two dogs Doc and Tickles! Erin enjoys listening to live music, trying new restaurants, and zip lining through the Appalachian Mountains. Her favorite thing to do in Charleston is spend a day at Folly Beach and enjoy rooftop cocktails! Her favorite part about working for Bits of Lace: “My favorite thing about working for Bits of Lace is the sense of team unity amongst all of the employees. We like to work hard, get things done, and its nice being rewarded for your hard work. Working in the heart of downtown Charleston is rewarding because I get to meet new customers and see them leave happily educated on bra fit.”

Alison Allen Store Manager

Alison Allen was born and raised in Texas and California, before moving to Charleston in 2011. Alison has over 10 years experience in retail where she worked for Margaret O’leary in Santa Monica, CA. Aside from the retail sales and management skills she acquired while working in California, Alison also modeled for previous boutique stores. Alison has one sister and two brothers, and currently lives on James Island. One of Alison’s pastimes includes cooking homemade meals; she enjoys the challenge of making her own ingredients! Being out in the sunshine is one of Alison’s favorite outdoor activities. Whether she is boating, at the beach, or throwing a ball to her dogs she is enjoying soaking up the Vitamin D! Her favorite part about working for Bits of Lace: “I love my coworkers! At work we are like a well oiled machine, and then after work we all have a fun time together. That dynamic is very important and it is a rare quality to have in a company like ours!”

Christine Brennan BEC Fulfillment Leader
Christine is from upstate New York where she grew up with her parents and 11 siblings. Her 26 years of industry experience in customer service and sales, includes working as a Sales Executive for a large Amusement Distributor. Her  recent relocation to Charleston from Charlotte has not only allowed her to be closer to the beach, but has also, given her the opportunity to live closer to her family. When she isn’t working, Christine spends her time doing things outdoors such as, camping, hiking, fishing, scuba diving, and grilling out with family and friends! Her favorite thing about living in Charleston is being able to go out onto the boat and lay out on the beach almost all year long. Her favorite thing about working at Bits of Lace is having “the opportunity to assist customers in finding the perfect bra for any occasion, and then fitting that style to their unique lifestyle, plus I love working alongside the wonderful and knowledgable employees at the company!”

Kate Ryan BEC Customer Service Leader

Kate was born and raised in the southern town of Augusta, Georgia with her parents and brother. She attended Albion College where she graduated with a B.A. in Studio Art. Kate has previous work experience in selling wedding gowns and managing a women’s shoe store. Currently, Kate resides in Charleston, SC with her two dogs, Jake and Finny. She enjoys taking her dogs to the park, attending concerts, and all things fashion related. Since moving to Charleston, Kate likes to try new restaurants or go to the beach in her spare time! “I love helping women find a bra that fits them properly and seeing how it makes them feel beautiful!”

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Sasha Wright Content Writer

Sasha was born and raised in the country music capital of Nashville, Tennessee. She attended Gallatin High School before moving to Memphis, Tennessee. Currently, she lives in Memphis with her husband Ryan and two children, Liam and Neely. Her previous work experience includes 10 years working positions in retail management and customer service. When she isn’t working Sasha spends her time working with photography, a passion she has always had an interest in. She loves to capture candid moments in her family’s lives. Her favorite thing to do in Memphis is attend a Redbirds or Grizzlies game! She also enjoys going to the zoo and trying out local restaurants and shops! “I love working at Bits of Lace because I enjoy seeing the new gorgeous pieces that are coming out for our customers to shop and then coming up with creative ways to tell our customers about them!”

Caroline Waite BEC Content Manager

Chris Haley IT Assistance

Charise Cassetta Accounting