Meet Our Staff

Treasured Garment Restoration Team

Polly Nemec

Owner

Certified Wedding Gown Specialist and Specialty Sales. Polly holds a B.A. degree from Hamline University. In 2008, Polly was responsible for the vision and starting the specialty niche business in TGR, while keeping the focus on core values of high-quality cleaning and excellent customer service.

She has served on the international Board of Directors for the Association of Wedding Gown Specialists and is currently the President of the Minnesota Cleaners Association.

Monica

Wedding Alterations & Design

Monica went to Holy Angels in Richfield with the nuns! After graduation, she attended the U of MN and got a degree in Clothing Design with a minor in textiles. She started sewing when she was 5 making Barbie dresses by hand and learned to sew from her mom. By the time she graduated high school she had already sewn several wedding gowns and prom dresses.  Monica’s favorite thing about her job is the joy and happy tears of a bride who feels amazing in her dress!

Liz

Wedding Gown Specialist

Liz loves the outdoors, gardening, and adventures on her motorcycle.  She loves her job because it provides skills and challenges to keep her adventurous side strong! She loves to help people restore their memories and the people she works with!

Joanne

Wedding Gown Specialist

Joanne’s been with St Croix Cleaners for 10 years and has transitioned to being a crucial part of the TGR family for the last year. Now, Joanne loves the challenge of working with wedding/specialty gowns and seeing the before and after of her work. Joanne is a grandmother of 2 granddaughters (and another on the way) and loves to spend her weekends antiquing and hiking at local parks. Joanne’s strive to make everything perfect for each bride is what motivates her everyday!

Vitoria
Wedding Gown Alteration Specialist

Vitoria started sewing as a child and has been sewing in the professional setting for over 35 years.  Her favorite garments to work on are wedding gowns, and she loves to work on their intricate beading.  Not only is Vitoria fantastic with alterations, she also speaks 3 languages, Portuguese, Spanish, and English! Come visit her at our Loring Park, Minneapolis location!

Emily
Cleaning and Wedding Gown Specialist

Emily is our newest edition to TGR! She loves seeing new and interesting garments every day and figuring out the best way to clean each piece. Emily is also a talented singer who enjoys performing in the church choir. She also crochets for fun and is soon selling her makings to a boutique! Emily’s favorite part about working at TGR is getting to work with awesome people and work on cool projects like wedding dresses and vintage items.