Spotlight Series: Meet Claire Krenz from Apple Valley

Meet our Apple Valley Sales Manager, Claire Krenz!

What is your role at Warners’ Stellian? 

I am the Sales Manager at the Apple Valley Store.

Tell us more about your role.

I wear quite a few different hats, from salesperson to management. First and foremost, my job is to assist my coworkers and manager and keep the store running smoothly and our clients happy. I help upset customers to find solutions and keep the store looking clean. I do a bit of everything; from assisting with new hire/vendor training managing the floor plan.

What do you like most about your job?

I have one of the best teams at my store. I’m very thankful for getting to train under my manager Jodi and I have wonderful coworkers. I love seeing people succeed in their positions. I also get a lot of joy from helping customers; One of the most rewarding parts of this job is when a client comes in upset, and leaves laughing.

Tell us about your family.

I have a very tight knit family. I lost my father in 2018 but I was very lucky to have him for as long as I did, because he was an amazing man. I have one older Brother who is a data engineer for Target, and my sister is an EMT in Hennepin County. I am extremely proud of both. My mom is a teacher in Lakeville, and we are very close. She’s a huge inspiration to me. Now my family is also my partner Cody and my adorable husky puppy Atlas.

What was your first job?

I worked at Culvers, it’s the first place I picked up a lot of customer service experience. I had a lot of fun there.

What do you like to do on your days off?

I love going on adventures! Cody, Atlas (our husky), and I often take our days off to go up north and fish or hike. I play guitar, love music, and have a passion for cooking.

What three words would you use to describe Warners’ Stellian?

Family, Supportive, and fun!  


What’s your favorite appliance, and why?

Induction cooktops and ranges. It’s the way of the future! Great temperature control, easy to clean and extremely safe. It’s also fun to demo induction cooking with clients, they are always amazed!

Tell us something about you that would surprise us or that most people don’t know.

I love classic rock. I am a bit of a geek about Led Zeppelin and collect Vinyl’s.

What is the one thing you cannot live without?

My planner. I keep a very detailed calendar, so I do not forget anything important. 

If you had to eat one meal every day for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Oysters Rockefeller.

What is your favorite thing to do?

I love being on a boat in 80-degree weather.

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