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meet-the-team

MEET THE TEAM


ALAINA YOUNG ALAINA YOUNG

ALAINA YOUNG

FOUNDER & CHIEF CREATIVE OFFICER

Alaina draws from (get it!) her worldly upbringing and studies in Art History to create the designs that are uniquely Q Squared NYC. As the Chief Creative Officer, Alaina oversees all the visual aspects of the company, including product design and brand imagery. Originally from NYC, Alaina began her career in TV/Film production design, but made the move to Q Squared NYC when her mother Nancy said "please?" Alaina likes to spend her spare time binge-watching Netflix, cuddling with her two doggies Molly & Oliver, and trying to figure out what she's going to wear next.

NANCY YOUNG MOSNY

NANCY YOUNG MOSNY

FOUNDER & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Many roads traveled brought Nancy to co-found Q Squared with her daughter Alaina. First off, Nancy's career started as an editor at a premier fashion and beauty magazine​, and she eventually made her way to opening her own home accessories retail store. "Elegance with ease" was her common theme throughout, and now at Q Squared, Nancy's skills focus on daily duties that include inspiring the team and being the first to say "It's 5 o'clock somewhere" while uncorking the wine.
NANCY YOUNG MOSNY

KAREN M. SCANLON KAREN M. SCANLON

KAREN M. SCANLON

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Channeling her love for bullet points and timelines, Karen brings her meticulous attention to detail to her role as head of operations. Before landing at Q Squared NYC in 2011, Karen studied philosophy at NYU, taught English in Japan, and earned her master’s degree from the University of Manchester. Now she happily spends her free time playing with her shih-poo C.C., bookmarking recipes to try at home and shamelessly reading YA dystopian novels.

SHANNON McALPINE

SHANNON McALPINE

VICE PRESIDENT OF SALES

University of Richmond graduate with a B.A. in Music Composition and Theory, Shannon brings her background in retail sales and management to her role as Vice President of Sales. After business hours, Shannon enjoys cuddling with her dog Kingston, dabbling in the fine arts and crafts, and traveling the world whenever she can sneak out of the office.
SHANNON McALPINE

ZHENG FAN ZHENG FAN

ZHENG FAN

MANAGER OF OPERATIONS

Zheng (pronounced "Zen") joined the Q Squared Team in 2014 as Manager of Operations. Hailing from Toledo, Ohio and graduating from the University of Michigan with a B.S. in Brain, Behavior, and Cognitive Sciences, Zheng has transitioned from saving lives as an EMT to saving tabletops across America. Besides Melamine, some of Zheng's favorite things include hanging out with his dog KC, exploring delicious foods, and of course the Cleveland Browns.

DESIREE GAMOTIN

DESIREE GAMOTIN

MANAGER OF MARKETING

Originally from Toronto, Desiree brings her experience at newsrooms and digital agencies to her role as Manager of Marketing and Communications. Long before being adopted into the Q Squared NYC family, Desiree studied English Literature and Media Studies at the University of Western Ontario. A stereotypical Canadian, she spends most of her free time adventuring outdoors, surfing the Rockaways, and doing yoga to Drake songs.
DESIREE GAMOTIN
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