Meet Our Leaders

 
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JAnice Burkhart

Janice is our founder and fearless leader. She opened Heart to Heart Bridal in 2004 when she was still teaching Family and Consumer Sciences full-time at Penfield High School. While Janice loves working with brides, her true passion is sewing! Most days you will find her in the back of the shop, working on alterations. Janice has two sons, Matt and Eric and a beautiful granddaughter, Smith!

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Sarah Ashworth

Sarah has spent her entire adult life working for Janice and Heart to Heart Bridal. Janice was one of Sarah’s high school teachers and she started working for Janice when she was just 16! After working in Manchester all through college, right after graduating from Nazareth College, Janice and Sarah opened Heart to Heart Bridal in Webster. Sarah has been managing our Webster location since the day it opened. When Sarah is not working at Heart to Heart Bridal, you can most likely find her spending time with her husband, Ryan, and their dog Daisy.

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Emily Bartolotto

Emily is the Assistant Manager in Webster. Emily has been working for Heart to Heart Bridal since 2016. She started while she was finishing college with the intention of just working Saturdays, and quickly grew to full-time! Emily’s sister, Sarah, was a Heart to Heart Bride and when Emily sent in her application we immediately knew we had to hire her. Emily’s passion is working with our brides. She will be your best friend though the process of finding your wedding dress and we promise you will love working with her! When Emily isn’t at Heart to Heart Bridal you will most likely find her either babysitting (she loves kids!!) or spending time with her family.

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Valerie Kean

Valerie has been with Heart to Heart Bridal since 2005. She started part-time when her daughter was in preschool. Valerie loves it when a bride find their dress. She says there is a dress for everyone! When she isn’t at Heart to Heart Bridal you will find her spending time with her husband, Richard, and her children, Al and Sammi. As Valerie is an avid runner, you may “run” into her at area races.

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Jenn crandall

Jenn has been working for Heart to Heart Bridal part-time since 2015. Jenn took the plunge and came on full-time as a Master Stylist in January of 2019! If you are a “Jenn Bride”, as she affectionately likes to call her brides, then you know, this girl is a hoot! She will keep you laughing through your entire appointment and she knows how to celebrate like no other! When Jenn isn’t at Heart to Heart Bridal you will most likely find her spending time with her boyfriend, Mike, and her very loved cat, Gracie! Jenn and Mike are embarking on a new adventure as first-time home buyers in June of 2019!

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cassandra wallace

Cassandra started working at Heart to Heart Bridal in 2012.  She has been interested in fashion since she was a young girl, which led her to apply for a position. Cassandra is a calm and patient soul.  She loves to form new relationships with brides, learn their stories and support them in their dress buying process. Cassandra’s fashion sense is evident when she picks new bridal dresses for our future brides. When she is not at Heart to Heart Bridal, Cassandra loves to spend time with her family, friends and serving in her church. Cassandra is a loving cat mom to her two kitties, Mia and Vaughan.

All photography provided by Callie Lauren Photography