Hi! We're Pat and Veronica!
Monkee's of the Pines was founded in 2003 with the dream of bringing the best of women's fashion to the ladies of Southern Pines. After almost 16 years, the original owner lovingly passed the care of her store to us. We are incredibly excited to continue the Monkee's tradition of excellent customer experiences, while continuing to offer quality fashion.
We are a mother/daughter duo who have been loyal Monkee's customers for many years. We love the brand and can't wait to build relationships with our community and customers!
I grew up one of eleven children in Wayne, New Jersey. I worked through college earning a BS in Business with a concentration in Marketing and Management. While I have had success running and growing a family business in Raleigh, I have always been passionate about fashion. I have four children, three of which are daughters with first names beginning with V (Veronica, Virginia and Victoria). We all fell in love with Monkee's both in Raleigh and also, in Wilmington when Victoria attended UNCW. When an opportunity to be part of the Monkee’s Franchise became available, it was a no brainer and V3P became a long-awaited dream come true!
I attended the University of the South in Tennessee where I played basketball, and rode for the University’s equestrian team. After graduating I moved to Charleston, South Carolina where I earned my Master’s degree from the Citadel and the College of Charleston. I have been working as an elementary school educator for six years - teaching all ages, from Pre-kindergarten to Fifth grade. While I find education incredibly rewarding, I have always been interested in fashion and my time in Charleston grew my interest in the boutique industry. I am so excited to start my new and exciting career as a Monkee’s franchise owner and feel so blessed to have my mom as both my partner and mentor.