Meet the Staff

Meet the Staff of The Twig Book Shop

Claudia Maceo, Manager, AKA Twig Big Wig

Claudia retired from teaching after 30 years and began working part time at Viva Bookstore.  One thing lead to another; before a year had gone by she had moved to The Twig and become manager just as The Twig moved to The Historic Pearl Brewery. She reads across genres, but loves fiction, poetry, and children's books the most. Matching people with books they will love is the most gratifying part of her already exciting job.

Nancy Gebhardt, AKA Harry Potter Trivia Champ

After teaching for 35 years I knew I wanted to work part time and The Twig seemed the perfect fit.  What reading specialist wouldn't want to be surrounded by books?  I am the event planner for the book shop and enjoy visiting with authors and publishers about their work.  Historical fiction, nonfiction and middle grade books are my passion. I have had the opportunity to meet many fascinating people from around the world with whom I can share my love of books.


I am an artist who sustains my intellectual curiosity by reading and selling books. Since January 2017, I have helped people find the book they are seeking and have worked with exceptional staff at the Twig who assist me with their expertise. I learn from our customers about books unknown to me and truly enjoy the conversations that open new windows.  My favorites are history, biography, memoir, art, photography, and natural science.  I have a soft spot for children's books with beautiful illustrations.  I hope to see you soon at the Twig!

Sarah Stone, Head Girl for Slytherin

Recruited by my Mother, I have been with the Twig since November 2017. I am a Thriller extraordinaire that enjoys staying up late reading with my bunny, Libby. Come talk thrillers with me. When I'm not at the Twig, I am running a successful bespoke menswear company called the Perfect Shirt.   

Sam Jimenez, Bannerman to House Stark

Sam has been working at The Twig since April 2017 but he’s been living inside books for as long as he can remember. He’s “the sci-fi guy”, your go-to for escapes into the realm of dragons and mages, space pirates and living planets, superheroes and their culturally relevant allegories. When he’s not drifting off in his literary spaceship or talking about the history of film, you can usually find Sam at the front desk. Just look for the beard.


A former teacher and accidental baker - who may or may not be slightly addicted to cookbooks.  She has been known to compose spontaneous haikus and volunteers with the San Antonio Feral Cat Coalition.  Most of all, she loves talking to people about what they are reading . . . and will read almost anything, although she prefers Jane Eyre to Elizabeth Bennet and Gregor to Harry. 


"I am a speech pathologist by degree, with a Texas Real Estate Broker's License, who used to run marathons and half marathons. I love the outdoors, and  I have always loved the escape reading provides.  I was instrumental in helping our neighborhood create and maintain a book club that has been extremely successful...even during COVID.  In a frame of mind to want to slow down my previous careers to be able to enjoy life and read more, I started pursuing THE TWIG...and here I am.  I love the books, I love the staff that I work with, and my favorite of all is engaging with everyone who comes into the store." 


Keziah prefers mysteries but reads everything.  Having been raised being read to everyday and being home schooled, helped develop her love of reading.  She even volunteers at the library.  Keziah has also been an entreprenuer when she opened her own business as a baker!   We, at The Twig, have appreciated that on many occasions.  


Want to join the staff? Thanks for your interest in working at The Twig Book Shop! "The Twig" is not currently hiring. However, we always accept resumes & applications.  Email your resume' to