About Us


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Candace C Childs

Candace C Childs, General Manager


andace manages the Carmichael Box Shop, having made the logical transition from building boxes for her clients’ to live in as an associate architect, to building boxes to hold her clients’ most treasured possessions. Candace spent the last 20 years living in Honolulu, Hawaii, and moved to Carmichael two years ago, with her two children. She applies her design background to everything she touches, from her logo design, to the creative use of packing peanuts as holiday tree trimming! Her quick wit and wicked sense of humor will be a bright spot in your day!

Candace holds a degree in Architecture from Washington State University. She is also an entrepreneur, developing floorplans, etc., an internet service for real estate professionals.

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Lisa W Long

Lisa W Long, Proprietor, Carmichael Box Shop


isa Long started her professional life with a degree in Costuming from U.C. Davis. She costumed for a frugal year, and then she got a real job. After working in retail, purchasing, production planning and operations management, she opened a MailBoxes Etc. store with her mom Nadine in 1987. In 1997 they left the franchise and “The Carmichael Box Shop” was born.

In 2007 Lisa’s friend Jan Sangl bought Nadine’s interest in the store. Jan and her sister Candace have been running the store since then, with the able help of TJ and Dan. Lisa continues to do the bookkeeping and to cheer everyone else on as they restyle and grow the business.

Lisa and her husband Dave live in Sacramento with their son, four cats and two dogs in a charming old money-pit of a home. She is currently employed full-time as a Patients’ Rights Advocate for Mental Health Consumers in Sacramento and Yolo Counties. In her spare time she....sleeps.

TJ Michelakos

TJ Michelakos, Shipping and Packing Specialist


Michelakos has been with Carmichael Box Shop for almost 5 years. He was a great help in transitioning the shop with the new owners in 2007. TJ was born and raised in Fair Oaks, and he graduated from Del Campo High School. He is currently working on his Bachelors degree in Art History from Sacramento State University.

Kenai Morgan

Kenai Morgan


enai Morgan was raised in Sacramento, and then moved to Auburn. At Colfax High School, Kenai was active in the Technical Theatre Program for 4 years. He focused on sound, lighting, stagecraft and electrical engineering; all of which sparked his interest and spurred him on to pursue Electrical Engineering in Telecommunications at American River Community College. He enjoys riding his fixed gear bicycle in his spare time and often uses it to commute to work and school. He also rides a unicycle...but not to work!

Jan Sangl

Jan Sangl, Proprietor


an Sangl made the move from a career at The Big Orange Box, The Home Depot, to a recycled cardboard box, when she bought the Carmichael Box Shop with her business partner Lisa Long. This was the perfect opportunity to package Jan’s customer service background with eco-friendly business practices. After 30 years working for corporations, such as Macy’s, May Department Stores, and The Home Depot, it is exciting to be able to think and work “outside the box”. It is also an opportunity to work with her sister, Candace Childs, who manages the Carmichael Box Shop.

A native of Seattle, Washington, Jan holds two bachelors degrees, one in Business Administration, and one in Textiles, from Washington State University. When she is not working in the shop she enjoys spending time traveling with her husband, Dan Mincher, and developing LightSmith Design, a landscape lighting design business, as well as floorplans, etc., an internet service for real estate professionals.

National Notary Association Member

Tanya Terry-Guy

Tanya Terry-Guy


anya Terry-Guy joined Carmichael Box Shop on June 1, 2013. Tanya and Jan worked together as buyers for Macys California, back in the 1980's, and this represented an excellent opportunity to work together again. Tanya was a buyer/head merchant at Emporium-Capwell, and Gymboree among others. Tanya has a great background in customer service and bookkeeping, handy skills to have on board as our business has grown! She and her husband Gene live in Vacaville with their two children.

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