We recently had a private walkthrough and chat with Owner Mallory Tarschis of the fabulous bridal boutique, Betsy Robinson’s. At only twenty-six years old she is taking the bridal industry by storm and bringing her own new style to the shop. Mallory is actively involved in the Associated young adult division which has helped her to broaden her community in Baltimore.

Here are 11 things to know about Mallory:

You grew up in Ohio, how did you learn about The Associated and what made you want to get involved?

While I was doing my undergrad at the University of Cincinnati, I learned about The Associated from Etz Chaim, a program that combines social programs and relevant educational experiences for anyone on their Jewish journey. Once I moved to Baltimore, I quickly learned the term “Smalltimore” when I found out I had a friend from college who worked at The Associated. She connected me to all the different Associated events, and I am now getting involved more with IMPACT, The Associated’s young adult division.

Why do you think it’s important to get involved in the Jewish community in which you live and work? 

I think it’s important to get involved in the Jewish community because the community that I grew up in gave so much to me. I went to Jewish overnight camp, I participated in BBYO, and I even participated in a local cotillion ball. It’s important to give back to the faith and identity that is so much of who I am today.

How would you describe the perfect wedding?

The perfect wedding would be free of stress – allowing the bride and groom to take in the moment and really enjoy it. Someone told me for my wedding “hold hands with your significant other and don’t let go” otherwise someone is going to pull you this way and that way and you’ll end up spending the night separately. But your wedding day is about the love you share for each other so it’s important to spend it together.

How would you describe your style?

My style is more fun and colorful.

What is your typical day in the office?

Every day is different but of course super busy. I see a lot of brides and their friends and family members a day. I get the opportunity to meet a variety of people and hear their personal stories. I also spend time talking to the designers, coordinating alterations and deciding what dresses to buy to bring into the store. And of course, there’s always the administrative part of my job.

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The Associated Contributors

The Associated Contributors are writers from The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore.