Amelia O'Dowd, owner
In 2012 Amelia bought an ugly building, painted it yellow, and started selling hats. She’s a New Jersey native, lived in Boston for twelve years, and, somehow, mostly sounds like a normal person. She’s an art school drop out and Antioch University graduate, a founding member of Monkeyhouse, a Boston-based dance theater company, a French Bulldog momma, and a perpetual cheerleader for Dayton.
Anna is the artist who does all of our sidewalk signs. She’s aunty to what seems like half of Dayton, has a new hobby every few weeks - despite working both at Brim and Learning Tree Farm, and is a Dayton native who left home just long enough to realize that there’s no place better. Her favorite sales technique is to telepathically guide you to choose the hat she’s picked for you; if that fails, she’ll show it to you. Her life goal is to sell smoothies on a beachside.
Emily has made Brim an essential stop for all the neighborhood dogs as the reigning champion of treats. She is a boss with menswear, occasionally dabbles in womenswear and listens like it's her job (which it is) -- all of which makes her a top notch at helping customers find just the thing they didn't know they were looking for. She's a Dayton native, Wright State graduate, lover of all things outdoor, and wants you to check out her Spotify playlists.
Jane likes both cowboy boots and pumps, but she’s most often reduced to fashionable yet comfy shoes at Brim thanks to our uneven floors and frequent use of ladders. She’s a Dayton native, former DCDC dancer, has a BFA in Dance from OU and a masters in counseling from UD, but most useful of her degrees is her certificate from the school of hard knocks. If you’re very lucky you might catch her nightly dance off to Big Band era swing music.
Guinness, (mostly retired) shop dog
Guinness considers herself locally famous and gave the insider scoop on her love of Dayton to the Downtown Dayton Partnership. She's recently discovered her new favorite place - EmBark, where she gets her new favorite treats. She thinks her best feature is her ears so she rarely wears a hat. Now that she's mostly retired, she passed her impressive hat collection on to Tangerine who wears one everyday.