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AccuQuilt – A Company of Quilters

Learn More About Our Work Life, Team and History

  • Steve Nabity – CEO

    AKA “Chief Energizing Officer”

    I’m a Nebraska Cornhusker who loves GO BIG RED football even with my Mechanical Engineering Degree from Iowa State, MBA from Kansas University and YPO Executive MBA from Harvard Business School. I married my high school sweetheart and have the two greatest kids on earth and one in Heaven. I’m happiest in the great outdoors racing Ironman Triathlons, hunting with our two black labs or traveling with family. I equate business to coaching a football team. My favorite sayings are Head West!, Where's the Puck? and It's only Creative if it Sells. My team is also familiar with other ‘Steve’isms’ such as Since Hector was a Pup and Monkey Butts. I am blessed with a great team and customers who challenge us to be the best. Thank you for your support and making AccuQuilt the best! Heading West!

    Likes – Ironman Triathlons, Family Activities, Tornado & Storm Chasing, Husker Football
    Favorite Quilt Block – Take 5

  • Lynn Gibney - Director of Marketing

    AKA “Master of All Creative”

    I was born and raised on a dairy farm in Morse Bluff, Neb., (pop. 128) where there was never a shortage of milk, cows or company (8 siblings). On a whim at 18, I moved to New York to be a nanny. I ended up spending 10 years on the east coast where I received a BFA in graphic design from the State University of New York at Purchase and started my career in a field that I absolutely love. At AccuQuilt, I’m the Marketing Director but I am also known as the ‘Master of All Creative’. I literally eat, sleep and breathe GO! green. When not at work, I’ve been known to design children’s books, partake in local art projects and of course, I quilt too!

    Likes – Family, Design, The Beach
    Favorite Quilt Block - Rising Star

  • Jamie Nichols – Controller

    I started with AccuQuilt in 2012 after honing my skills in the manufacturing sector. I was drawn to AccuQuilt as I wanted to join a team focused on being the best at what they do. The enthusiasm and dedication to providing the best product for their customers was clear when I toured the company and spoke with the employees. Every day brings new knowledge, new learning, new challenges and new opportunities which I enjoy.

    Likes – Outside of work, my boys and working on my masters degree keeps me busy.

  • Greg Gaggini - President

    AKA “Chief Opportunity Officer”

    I am a city boy turned country guy. Growing up in the suburbs of Chicago, I attended Western Illinois University earning my degree in Marketing. I met the love of my life in college and we have been married for 25 years. I have two amazing children who are both “Huskers”, they attend University of Nebraska, and Go Big Red is a common phrase. Our other child is a 120 lb black lab named Jake. My favorite phrase is “show me the math”. When I am not in the hunt for new opportunities or negotiating a deal you will find me spending time with my family, or fishing in Wisconsin.

    Likes – Family and Friend parties, Grilling Steaks, and Husker Foot Ball – Go Big Red
    Favorite Quilt Block – Flying Geese

  • Jason Mussack – eCommerce Site Manager

    AKA “Mr. Fixit”

    I’m a Husker alumni with 18 years of experience in online marketing and eCommerce technology. I bring innovative technology and a better online experience to as well as manage technology projects and marketing strategies. I enjoy AccuQuilt’s fun and collaborative attitude and improving the online AccuQuilt experience. My favorite things are camping with my wife and two kids, good BBQ, Husker football and technology that makes improves our lives. I’m known for problem solving and bringing calm to mix.

    Likes – Barbeque Cuisine, Water activities, Website Enhancement
    Favorite Quilt Block - Triangles

  • Jill Mellott – Corporate Purchasing Manager

    I joined AccuCut on 3/19/12—and became part of the AccuQuilt team 2/5/13 when the Purchasing Department was combined. I am responsible for Purchasing and Inventory Management for all items in AccuQuilt and AccuCut. I love the culture at AccuQuilt – it truly is a family – not just people you work with. I love the quilts—it reminds me of my Grandmother who loved quilting, and I am fortunate to have some of her hand made quilts, and hope to pass this love down to my two daughters. I was born & raised in Omaha and I started my career in Retail 15 years holding positions in Inventory Management, Buying and Category Management. I love the fast pace of retail and making sure that we are making our customer’s happy every day! I am married with two beautiful daughters who are the light of my life!

    3 Favorite Things – Family, friends and spending quality time together!
    Favorite Quilt Block – Grandmother’s Flower Garden

  • Tammy Miller - Events Manager

    AKA “Ring Leader”

    For 13 years, I’ve been on the AccuCut / AccuQuilt team.  While working for various departments, I have enthusiastically landed in my favorite role as Retail Sales Manager. I strive on putting together a rock-star sales staff so AccuQuilt can provide its customers with the best products and service. Most importantly, I’m a proud mother of two teenage daughters.

    Likes – Daughters’ Softball Games, Friends, Outdoor Activities
    Favorite Quilt Block – Cactus Flower

  • Pam Heller – Executive Assistant

    I’ve worked at AccuQuilt for four years, and would love to give you a tour of our facility! As part of my job, I have the pleasure of working with quilters, retail stores, and quilt guilds. Quilting has been a part of my life for almost 20 years, and I'm hooked! One of my most precious treasures is a quilt that my great-grandmother and her sisters made. The pattern is Grandmother's Flower Garden and is completely pieced and quilted by hand.

    I'm married and have two sons. All my guys are amazing artists, and are learning to quilt. I also have a granddaughter, Oakley, who is two and all sort of sass and sweetness. Having a new generation of possible quilters is thrilling. Family and traditions are important to me. For example, at our house we only eat warm, fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies - along with a glass of cold milk!

    Likes – Airplanes, Quilting, Creighton soccer
    Favorite Quilt Block – Grandmother’s Flower Garden

  • Jim Kinkennon – RMA Technician

    I come from a family of quilters—from my grandmother to my wife. I taught school for 35 years and recently retired. When AccuQuilt moved to Omaha, I was so pleased to find the perfect position for me.

    Likes – Grandchildren, Retirement, Recumbent Bike
    Favorite Quilt Block – Jacob’s Ladder

  • Karen Crotty – Distribution Center Team Member

    I have a professional sewing background which fits in perfect at AccuQuilt. I am the proud parent of four children and 4 grandchildren. I used to show horses across the country, but traded in four legs for two wheels. My Harley is my release and freedom.

    Likes – Harley Davidson Motorcycles, My Granddaughters, & Bike Week
    Favorite Quilt Block - Star

  • Erica Bottger – Direct Sales

    I’m a mostly self-taught quilter with a sewing background working with costumes and a work background in sales and training. I’m currently learning the ins and outs of machine embroidery! I love spending time in our Dream Studio and always have several project ideas “brewing”. I’m married and have two wonderful daughters. My favorite quilt block is anything with a star!

  • Nick Tabor – Manager of Information Systems

    I am originally from Massachusetts. I got my Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems at UMass Dartmouth. I have been in Omaha for almost 5 years now. I enjoy managing the IS for AccuQuilt, and getting to work with a great group of people.

  • Cathy Munderloh – Accounts Payable

    After 20 years in plant accounting and 7 years in corporate accounting, I started my “second career” at AccuQuilt in November 2014. To be able to merge my knowledge in accounting and my love of quilting has been a dream come true! With four daughters and three wonderful grandchildren to make quilts for, I have lots of projects in the works. I also enjoy cross stitch, knitting and reading a good book. My favorite block is the Snail’s Trail.

  • Tom Flanagan – Fulfillment Specialist

    Born and raised in Nebraska, Tom was worked for AccuQuilt for just six months. He has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing from UNO. Tom is currently working on a fantasy novel. He’s also written some plays for Apollon. When Tom isn’t writing, he’s collecting coins or reading the works of other authors.

  • Derek Hoeg – Fulfillment Specialist

    Graduated from Millard South, and was born and raised in Omaha. Has worked for AccuQuilt for two years. Though Derek considers himself creative, he’s more of a painter than a quilter. Video gaming is one of his favorite past times. Derek also likes to hang out with family and friends. He is always willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done.

  • Jackie Jacobsen – Fulfillment Specialist

    I have been in distribution work for over 20 years, and I enjoy the fast pace the job brings, as well as having a hand in making the customer happy. I have a four year-old daughter that keeps me on my toes. I love enjoying quality family time with my sport loving family – die hard Nebraska Cornhusker fans! We also love Creighton Blue Jays and the New York Yankees. In my free time I enjoy bowling and playing board games. I have yet to make a quilt, but I’m sure I will one day. My favorite quilt block is the Hunter Star.