Nick Gillespie

Name

Nick Gillespie

Company/Organization

Rested Pillow Mattress Company

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What Does Your Company/Organization Do?

We make mattresses in Michigan and created a mattress store like no other.

Age

39

Accomplishments

In chronological order:

– First to graduate college in family

– Elected to public office at age 19

– Worked for Country Music Television

– Won Whirlpool Corp. Salesman of the Year

– Married Allison Smith

– My son, Griffin

– Rested Pillow

What else do you hope to accomplish by the age of 40?

Lose 50 pounds. But I might need an extra year.

Education

University of Michigan

Residence

St. Joseph, MI

Where were you born?

Royal Oak, MI

What was your first job?

Bagger at Meijer

Best advice you ever got?

“Don’t worry about what people think.” – lifelong advice from my Dad

Who inspires you most?

My bride. Sounds cliché, but if you met Allison, you’d understand

That one thing about you we’d be most surprised to learn.

I acted professionally with Jeff Daniels

What do you love to do in your downtime?

Movies, music and family

What book are you reading now?

Get Your Ship Together: How Great Leaders Inspire Ownership from the Keel by D. Michael Abrashoff

Volunteer activity you love the most.

We keep charitable activity/donations private

What motivates you to give back to your community?

I grew up in a very rural, isolated area. It’s really great to be a part of a close knit community like ours. You can easily connect and help each other.

What Superpower would you most love to have?

Time travel

What does this honor most mean to you?

It’s great to be recognized – thank you! And coming from Pat Moody, who is not only a pillar of the community but has been such a great supporter of Rested Pillow, it means a lot.