About Abby Reel:
Abby Reel grew up in Congerville, Illinois on an Angus cattle farm and started attending productions at Conklin's Dinner Theatre when she was 5 years old. Abby recalls the first time her dad, Les Reel, introduced her to Mary and Chaunce. "Mary," he said "I'd like you to meet the next Mary Simon!" His words were prophetic as Abby took her first job at the Barn II in high school as a busser, then waiter, then actress...and now the rebuild, management and vision of The Barn III. Abby started her college career as a Theatre Major at Illinois Wesleyan University, but after graduation pursued a Master's Degree in Counseling. For the past 15 years she has worked as a professor, counselor, advisor, marketing professional and all around tech geek in the field of Higher Education. She looks forward to bringing her many transferable skills to the Barn III venue. In addition to working in Higher Education, Abby has run a successful wedding business on the side for 10 years and looks forward to stretching her entrepreneurial wings in this new adventure. Abby lives with her husband, Jason Reel Haas, her two children, Leslie Marie, Amos and her mother, Carolyn Reel in Congerville.