About New Hampshire Antique Co-op, its facility, antiques, dealers and business. About New Hampshire Antique Co-op, its facility, antiques, dealers and business. About New Hampshire Antique Co-op, its facility, antiques, dealers and business.
About New Hampshire Antique Co-op, its facility, antiques, dealers and business.
About New Hampshire Antique Co-op, its facility, antiques, dealers and business.

STAFF BIOS

Samuel J. Hackler, Founder & Owner
>> sam@nhantiquecoop.com

Sam Hackler's lifelong interest in art and antiques sparked the inspirations which led him to open New Hampshire Antique Co-op in 1983. Founded and still operating as a group shop, Sam has always strived to create a flourishing, sophisticated antiques and art marketplace by listening to the responses and needs of antique dealers, art buyers and retail customers.

Sam presided over the former Granite State Antique and Appraisers Association and is a founding steering committee member of the Charles Parsons Fund. This fund, established under the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, provides scholarships and grants to further the study of New Hampshire's rich history of fine and decorative arts.

In addition, Sam is a partner of Jason Samuel Fine Art & Antiques, principal of the Active Appraisal Group and a member of the New Hampshire Antique Dealers Association.


Jason S. Hackler, Manager & Owner
>> jason@nhantiquecoop.com

By the early age of eight, Jason’s enthusiasm for antiques and collecting was already apparent. Rocks and minerals were the first finds, carefully catalogued and displayed on his bedroom shelves. Four years later, when his parents, Sam and Eileen Hackler, opened New Hampshire Antique Co-op, Jason shifted his collecting to Americana. Often the youngest bidder at auctions, Jason would accompany his parents on antiquing forays throughout New England. After college, Jason interned at Strawberry Banke Museum (Portsmouth, NH) and Historic Deerfield (Deerfield, MA). He also attended the Institute Program at Winterthur (Winterthur, DE).

Jason formally joined New Hampshire Antique Co-op full-time in 1994 after he earned a bachelor's degree from the University of New Hampshire. The Hacklers have since focused their energies on expanding the business to include exhibiting at premier antique shows in New England and New York, establishing a custom bench-made furniture line, and completing a major expansion of New Hampshire Antique Co-op.

Jason has served as an officer of the Granite State Antique and Appraisers Association, is a founding steering committee member of the Charles Parsons Fund (a New Hampshire Charitable Foundation entity), and has held auctioneers licenses in both New Hampshire and Massachusetts. Other credentials include partner of Jason Samuel Fine Art & Antiques, principal of the Active Appraisal Group, member of the New Hampshire Antique Dealers Association, past member of the Advisory Council for the Currier Museum of Art, board member of McIninch Gallery at SHNU, and past board member at Sharon Arts Center/New Hampshire Institute of Art. 

Jason also holds a real estate license and specializes in antique and unique properties with architectural and historical significance.


Rebecca Connolly Hackler, Marketing & Design Director
>> rebecca@nhantiquecoop.com

Rebecca joined New Hampshire Antique Co-op in 2004, bringing with her 14 years of experience in the antiques business as the co-owner of Upstairs Downstairs Antiques in Boston, as well as her graphic design, art history and photojournalism knowledge from Boston University and Massachusetts College of Art & Design, where she earned a BS degree and BA degree respectively. After meeting Jason Hackler at New Hampshire Antique Co-op in 2001, the two married in 2003.

Raised in an original 17th-century house in Massachusetts, Rebecca was immersed in the culture of American antiques from early on. She designs web, print and in-house materials for New Hampshire Antique Co-op and keeps customers informed of current shop happenings such as sales, exhibits, lectures, promotions and other related events.


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Debbie Bass, Sales Associate
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Prior to joining NHAC in 2015, Debbie was a realtor in Las Vegas, where she also directed a Montessori school. In addition, Debbie owned and operated an import/export company in Miami, as well as taught school for many years (Pre-K through high school) in South Florida. Debbie recently returned to her native Lyndeborough where she grew up in an antique home built in 1732. From early on, her parents fostered a love of antiques. Her father introduced her to country auctions and he built an iron forge to recreate iron works. Her mother was involved with the local historical society and has long held a keen interest in genealogy.

Debbie holds a BA in Art History and a BSEd from the University of Miami. She always wanted to work at a major museum housing a large Egyptology department; while no one has brought in a mummy yet to NHAC, she is enjoying working in an art & antiques environment! Her interests include jewelry making, computer technology and her pets.


Gregor Bernard, Sales Associate / Social Media & Creative Specialist
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Gregor is an accomplished freelance illustrator and graphic designer. He is a resident of Milford (just eight minutes from the shop by bike!) and thoroughly enjoys his work at New Hampshire Co-op. His enthusiasm for old things started as a boy spending lots of time at his grandparents' 1765 home in Massachusetts where he would rummage through all the stuff in the attic, barn and sheds. The stories told about the treasures by "Gram and Gramp" are some of his fondest memories.


Jim George, Sales Associate & Online Sales Manager
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Jim joined New Hampshire Antique Co-op in 2009, bringing with him an eclectic skill set not only from the antique world, but also from over 25 years as a freelance disc jockey. Jim holds a BS in Business Administration from the University of New Hampshire and is an active antique dealer at antique shows and online, specializing in milk bottles and dairy collectibles. For more than 10 years, Jim has been the volunteer show manager of the long-running annual Milford Congregational Church Antique Show. Jim brings his digital photography skills and antique expertise, gained from experience working with an auction house, to assist in managing NHAC’s online marketplace sites and posting of inventory to the web.


Denise Monroe, Estate Sale Manager
>> estatesales@nhantiquecoop.com

Denise brings to NHAC a roster of antiques- and arts-related accomplishments, including event planning for Fortune 500 companies at noted venues such as Boston's Museum of Fine Arts, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and Harvard University's Fogg Museum. In addition, she previously owned and managed her own consignment shop in Southern NH, and currently her sideline specialty is running estate and moving sales. She spent 25+ years in the corporate world, working as Executive Assistant to chairmen and presidents of Fortune 500 companies. 

Denise caught the "antique bug" when she started going to auctions to help furnish her parents’ bed & breakfast, The Maria Atwood Inn, in Franklin, NH. She has worked at auctions as a runner and dealer since 2007. Denise recently settled in Hollis, NH, with her mini-schnauzer, Cookie, and is a proud mom and grandma to her daughter, Jill, and her grandson, Jared.


Miki Osgood, Sales Associate & Interior Design Consultant >> staff@nhantiquecoop.com

Miki comes to New Hampshire Antique Co-op with a background in the arts, having studied art and architecture in Florence, Italy and Boston’s School of the Museum of Fine Arts. She became a buyer of fine and decorative art for Paine Furniture Company in Boston and later worked as one of their interior designers. Over a span of 40 years, Miki has designed for numerous private homes in New England, New York and Florida, as well as staging homes to be sold.

Miki has been a collector of art, majolica, silver and jewelry since childhood, which is what originally brought her to NHAC, knowing it to be a New England antique destination. When approached to join the team at NHAC, she was delighted at the prospect and jumped on board. With a keen eye for art and furnishings, Miki is more than happy to assist the clientele of NHAC with any questions they might have regarding art, antiques or interior design.


Jackie Parsons, Office Manager / Marketing, Sales & Design Coordinator
>> jackie@nhantiquecoop.com

After retiring from the corporate world where she worked in the electronic pre-press/graphic arts industry, Jackie joined NHAC in 2005. She brings her talents and enthusiasm for antiques to the shop and is an avid collector of Victorian cameos. Jackie volunteered for nearly a decade at the Currier Museum of Art in Manchester, NH, where she was a docent and served as the editor of the Currier's newsletter for volunteers.

Jackie is a familiar friendly face at the front desk at NHAC as well as behind-the-scenes. She not only designs NHAC's newsletter, ads, announcements and shop signage, but also manages consignments and provides invaluable office support and organization.


Michele Perron, Marketing Assistant & Sales Associate
>> michele@nhantiquecoop.com

After retiring from a 25-year career in business-to-business marketing, Michele returned to her native New Hampshire in the summer of 2010. Seeking to fill an old farmhouse with period antiques, she discovered NHAC’s exquisite offerings. When the opportunity arose to work at NHAC, Michele jumped at the chance to embark on a second career that married her passion for antiques with her background in marketing communications. In addition to assisting customers at the front desk, Michele pens NHAC’s e-newsletter and other email communications. She also maintains the shop’s customer database and keeps customers informed of what's new and exciting at New Hampshire Antique Co-op. 


Will Redmond, Sales Associate 
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Will joined NHAC in the fall of 2015. He is a recent graduate of Franklin Pierce University, completing a bachelor's degree in History. Will interned at the Historical Society of Cheshire County in Keene, NH, working on research, design and installation of exhibits as well as archiving materials and writing descriptions. In addition, Will interned at Crotched Mountain Foundation in Greenfield, NH, where he ensured web search engine optimization and wrote daily content for the Foundation's website. He also assisted the Marketing Director with marketing campaigns. Will's passion for antiques & history is right at home at NHAC. Will lives in Dracut, MA, with his girlfriend and has a pet snake, “Hissy Elliot.”


Dante Ruzinok, Sales & Online Marketing Associate
>> consign@nhantiquecoop.com

Dante's roots in antiques run deep - his immersion in the world of antiques was inherent as his family owned and operated an antique business. He joined the team at New Hampshire Antique Co-op in the fall of 2013, coming from the midwest by way of New York City where he studied painting and Northern Renaissance art. He has a Masters in Education and training in Museum Registration. After leaving the city life where he was working in museums, artists studios and, for a brief period, finance, he now lives in Temple, NH, where he enjoys a simpler life of hobby farming.


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