Meet Our Staff

Treasured Garment Restoration Team

Polly Nemec


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.

Heather Allgood is the TGR Team Lead. She has worked in the customer service field for 15 years and has 4 years of dry cleaning experience at St Croix Cleaners. Heather works on vintage items, wedding dresses, costumes and other specialty items. Her favorite part of working in TGR is seeing the before and after of preservation and restoration pieces, especially wedding gowns. Her favorite piece to work on was a silk wedding gown from the 1800s!


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!

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!

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 also has a bachelor’s degree in biology with a heavy focus in chemistry. She’s also a talented singer who enjoys performing in the church choir. She 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.