GOOD Morning Wilton is starting a new business feature, showcasing the people behind the local businesses. Let them know you’ve read about them on GMW.com!

Today we’re spotlighting Marie Wendorff, who has a great Wilton-based business called Witchy Poo.

Business Name:  Witchy Poo

Describe your business:  Online and traveling accessories boutique. After years identifying trends as an accessories designer for Steve Madden in Manhattan, I opened my own online shop, shopwitchypoo.com. For eight years I had a store in Wilton Center. Now Witchy Poo is entirely online and traveling boutique appearances.

Witchy Poo is a reflection of me, and I carry trendy finds from all over the world, including of-the-moment jewelry, bright colored watches, neon sunglasses, scarves, bold handbags, mod-print beach tunics and even accessories for the younger set—all priced well below similar items at national vendors.

Check out my Facebook page, where I regularly post vlogs about where I am and what’s happening in my life.

Posted by Witchy Poo Accessories on Wednesday, January 13, 2016

How long have you had your business in Wilton:  11 1/2 years

What do you love most about your job?  Hmm that’s a tie! Shopping the market to find great product and seeing how happy people react to what I find.

What sets your business apart from any other?  My prices, selection and customer services.

What would people be surprised to learn about you and your business?  I am the middle child of 10!

Also, despite my blonde good looks and finely tuned fashion sense, what many don’t know is that I’m an active philanthropist, working to help victims of domestic abuse break the cycle and reclaim their lives.

I’m a mother of three who has experienced it firsthand. I became an advocate for women in abusive relationships, and have spoken on the Oprah Winfrey show, at the State of CT General Assembly and at Public Hearings.

I’ve made it my mission to become a force for change. I’ve held multiple clothing and food and toy drives to help those in need, both in Wilton and as far away as Haiti. In 2009, I founded Families to Families, a nonprofit organization that helps local families in need, and work directly with Wilton Social Services and local schools and Houses of worship to find out what the local needs are and makes sure they are met, quietly and confidentially.

What was the most memorable work experience you’ve had in Wilton?  There are so many but I guess there are two again…how blown away by how many people walked through my store’s door on opening day and how sad people were when I closed my store. I guess people really do like me!

Any funny anecdotes/recollections/story from your work here?  You must not know me if you are looking for a story for me to tell! I have a million! They are all long and of course funny, so I think! I guess my video from today… I posted a video of me not realizing that I had, what I would like to think was a snowflake hanging from my nose the whole time! Eek!

What do you love about doing business in Wilton?  I love the people! We live in a true community where people love, care and support one another. I am happy to be a part of that!

What do you hope to teach/give your customers?  Ah this is good one! Clean out their closets, drawers and jewelry boxes. If you haven’t worn something in a while donate it! Oh, and to make sure they have a clean nose before posting videos of themselves on social media!

How can people contact you?  shopwitchypoo@aol.com

What other Wilton business do you like and would recommend to GMW readers?   Aroma Spa, Melissa is the best!