Rob Spiro

Rob graduated from the University of Iowa with a degree in accounting; Rob spent ten years in public accounting specializing in small business and tax planning. From there, he branched out and opened a dry cleaning business, where Rob oversaw the day-to-day operations. Taking advantage of an underserved market, Rob and his partner were able to grow the company to one of the largest dry cleaners on the North Shore.

During his time there, Rob and his partners opened up Windy City Linen. Windy City Linen was started to provide a great service to another underserved market. By combining their production and retail experience, Rob and his partners were able to grow Windy City Linen in to one of the premier providers of event linen in the Chicagoland area.

Henry O’Young

Henry is one of the founders of Windy City Linen and the organization’s Director of Operations. He works directly with department managers to achieve the company goals. Henry prides himself on providing the best products and services, all while maintaining customer satisfaction and retention.

Prior to Windy City Linen, Henry came from a 3rd generation family of food manufacturing. Henry brings a wealth of management experience to the company.

Marcela Aduna

Marcela is the General Manager at Windy City Linen. Bringing along 16 years of event industry experience, Marcela joined the Windy City Linen Team in 2009 as a Customer Service representative.

Through her dedication and passion for service, she has helped Windy City Linen blossom from an up-and-coming company to what it is today: a successful and reputable business. Marcela strives to maintain a high level of customer satisfaction through exceptional service.

Debra Jenkins

Debra brings 22 years of linen industry experience to her role as a Windy City Linen Sales Representative. She joined the team in 2009. When not at Windy City Linen, Debra also doubles as a police commissioner for the Village of Island Lake.

Debra is actively involved in many Special Events in her community. Debra is married with four furry children, and is a huge advocate for Save-a-Pet and P.A.W.S. She loves to travel and help less fortunate people.

Rachel Fersten

Rachel graduated from The Ohio State University with a business degree. After working in a family business for nearly 20 years and working for a brief time in the insurance arena, Rachel was able to better understand people’s needs as well as building strong relationships to her clients.  She believes one of her special attributes is bringing colleagues together in her industry.  Rachel believes that customer service extends beyond the work environment and considers many of our clients friends.  This usually goes way past their events.

Rachel has always felt that giving back is a very important and rewarding part of life.  She has been on the board of her synagogue as well as various charitable organizations.  Currently, Rachel is on the board for a Not for Profit organization called Rebecca’s Dream.  This brings awareness and support for persons with depression and bi-polar disorders, especially among teenagers and young adults.

Rachel considers family to be the most important part of her life. She is most proud of her two children, Marlee and Jarett and has a special place in her heart for her crazy dog, Shadow.  Marlee currently attends the Milwaukee Institute of Design and Jarett is a freshman at Deerfield High School.  When Rachel isn’t working, she likes to spend time with her family and friends as well as ballroom dancing, traveling, reading, shopping and just enjoying life.

Rachel brought a vast array of business expertise when joining the Windy City team and looks forward to expanding her work experience, while serving her clients as the company continues to grow.

Kathy Carlson

Kathy Carlson has been in the linen industry for 15 years. She brings a vast knowledge of the Special Events industry with her, as well. Prior to joining the team, Kathy worked in the Hospitality industry, specializing in Hotel Catering. Kathy is married; she and her husband Roy love to travel. They also enjoy spending time outside kayaking, boating, snowmobiling, and skiing.

Shirley Dupree

Shirley Dupree brings several years of linen industry experience as well as an absolute passion for customer service to the Windy City Linen family. She also enjoys volunteering at Feed My Starving Children, a wonderful organization feeding children all over the world. Shirley also brings expertise in event planning to non-profit organizations in helping them with their events such as planning, scheduling and all of the logistics for booths at county fairs and outreach events.

She loves to travel and has a particular fondness for New Orleans, as her family has deep roots in Louisiana. However her first love is the great city of Chicago. She was born and raised on the northwest side and one of her favorite spots is Navy Pier on beautiful Lake Michigan.

Pamela Jennings

Pamela started her career as a Nutritionist in the food service industry and eventually started planning special events.  With over 14 years in the industry, she enjoys taking the vision of a client and turning it into a reality and creating just the right look for their special event. “Its all in the details”.  She enjoys exceeding her client’s expectations.

Pamela lives in Chicago with her husband Tom.  She loves the outdoors, traveling, cooking for family and friends and a good adventure! When not planning special events she loves being a tourist in her own city and trying new restaurants.

Maritza Mendoza

Maritza started her career at Windy City Linen as a Customer Service Representative. She joined the team in 2010 and has over 15 years of experience in the Special Events industry. She is committed to providing the best customer service experience to our clients. Her professionalism has allowed her to grow with the company.