About Us

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ring your packing and shipping problems to us for an eco-friendly solution! We have the expertise to get the things you care about, safely and on time, to the people you care about!

Candace C Childs

Candace C Childs, General Manager

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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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TJ Michelakos

TJ Michelakos, Shipping and Packing Specialist

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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.

Kevin Curley

Kevin Curley

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evin Curley is currently attending Sierra College and American River College. He plans to transfer to Sacramento State University, and pursue a degree in Kinesiology, and will ultimately become a Physical Therapist. Being an athlete, Kevin's love of sports sparked his interest in the field, and he enjoys learning more about the human body whenever he can. Kevin loves to engage in conversations about new subjects and is always looking to learn. He was born in Woodland, California, and graduated El Camino High School with the Class of 2016, where he played football for the The Eagles for 4 years.

Avonlee Janik

Avonlee Janik

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vonlee Janik is 20 years old and currently attending American River College. She plans to transfer to Northridge University in Fall 2018, and pursue a degree in Cinema and Television Arts. Her ultimate goal is to work in post-production and she enjoys exercising her skill set in the Sacramento area, filming weddings, graduations, anniversaries, birthday parties and other events. Avonlee loves to make an impact around the world as well and has been participating in service trips every year, for 8 years. Her love for helping others will take her to Honduras for a 2nd time this August, where she will be building a school with 20 other college students. She was born in Oakland, California, and graduated Mira Loma High School with the Class of 2015.

Jan Sangl

Jan Sangl

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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.

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