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Meet Our Staff
K. "Gynger" Connolly Owner and President
Gynger graduated from Union College in Schenectady, with a BS in Mechanical Engineering, and began an 18 year career with General Electric, holding management positions in Sales and Marketing of Power Systems in the US and Europe.  She also achieved the status of "Master Black Belt" in GE's Six Sigma Quality program.  Also, during her tenure at GE, she acquired her Juris Doctrate degree, focusing primarily on contract and business law, for the negotiations of large turbine orders for GE. 
However, in 1998, when her second child was born, she decided to join her father in the operation of Rand Manufacturing Co. Inc., and, in time, forming the new division "Blinds, Shades & More".  In addition to overseeing all company operations, she primarily focuses on marketing and sales of commercial window treatments.
She lives with her husband, Brian in Niskayuna, NY.  They have 2 daughters who live locally.  Her hobbies involve boating, skiing and stained glass work.

Anthony Valente -  Lead Installer and Window Treatment Specialist
Anthony graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology with a degree in Fine Arts/Woodworking/Furniture Making.  He spent over 10 years at Draper Industries in Rochester as a window treatment installer, before joining Blinds, Shades & More as our lead installer and window treatment specialist. 
He lives in Niskayuna, NY with his wife, Melissa and daughters Sarah and Laura.

Julie Conto - Decorator and Window Treatment Specialist

Gemma DiVirgilio - Window Treatment Specialist

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