Staff

JPKS Staff and Teachers - Find out more about us below!

Rebecca Long - Proprietress

Rebecca, owner of JP Knit & Stitch, loves the art of making! She has been creating since learning to sew with her mom at the age of 6, woodworking with her Dad at 10, crocheting at 15, and later fell in love with knitting at 35. Rebecca originally worked in the corporate world — a fifteen-year career focused on wealth management and investment structuring in New Jersey, New York, and Boston — before deciding to stay home with her three sweet children, Cooper, Madyson, and Sydney.

When not at the shop, you can find Rebecca with her husband, Jeff, chasing after their kiddos and doggies (Molly & Gus) and competing in sprint and half-Ironman distance triathlons...a family that “Tri’s” together, stays together!  She is also passionate about reading, developing her yoga practice, dyeing her own yarn, and of course, knitting, sewing, and crocheting.

Her vision is to create items that are handmade, not homemade. Yes...there is a difference.

Jill Thompson Beach - Manager of Operations

Jill is a Kentucky girl living her best life on the East Coast! Jill started knitting a few years ago and has been knitting almost every day since. In addition to knitting, she loves traveling, reading, and hanging out with her two dogs, Nina and Evie. She lives in Salem, Massachusetts, with her husband, Aaron, an actual scientist. As a child, Jill learned how to sew, quilt, and crochet from her Granny (who is still an avid crafter at the age of 89!). When Jill has some free time, she loves to take hikes with Aaron and the dogs, explore cute New England towns, and make her own clothing.