A Pacific Northwest native, Jason hails from Portland and now happily calls Auburn home. After earning a BA in audio engineering and music technology from the Evergreen State College in Olympia, he found himself living all over the United States, from New York City to the mountains of western North Carolina. With years of experience in recording studios he is always up for an engaging conversation about music, audio production and sound in general. Yes, he's ALSO been known to dabble in painting!
Jason's extensive experience leading teams for Fortune 500 corporations keeps Auburn's busy public calendar rolling along as well as the robust corporate team building programs running like clock work - both VIRTUALLY and in the studio!
Contact Jason today to plan your FUN event! His attention to detail, friendly personality and knowledge of Painting With a Twist products, guarantees a TWISTIN' good time!
Angela is an Algona native, graduate of Auburn High School and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Arts from University of Washington. Her artistic gifts are vast - from metalsmith creations, fine jewelry work and large scale acrylic painted murals at music festivals. When COVID changed our way of life, she became the VIRTUAL class expert and led thousands of new painters on this now familiar platform! Her impressive sketching talents round out her portfolio and make her our Paint Your Pet expert! Her down-to-earth style, outgoing personality and HUGE smile draw crowds to her FUN classes.
Denise is a Pacific Northwest Native - born and raised in the south Puget Sound. She began painting in elementary school and refined her talent with years of internet training. Denise keeps busy with a full time career in health care, keeping up with her teenage daughter and tackling her many sunrise hikes! Painting With a Twist was home to Denise as a customer until she inquired about an instuctor position. It wasn't long until she was on the stage leading FUN classes! Her patient personality and impressive range of art skills draw crowds to her popular classes. Book your seats or Private pARTy soon.......
Tesha is a southern CA native who settled in WA about 15 years ago. She will admit the SNOW was a big adjustment! Her first art class was drawing in high school. She loves to paint florals, moon scenes and her favorite animal - turtles. She is also an avid gardener and proud mother to four wonderful children. Tesha is the OPEN STUDIO and Paint Pour expert in the studio. Join one of her fun classes to create you latest masterpiece! You'll hear her friendly, helpful voice when you call the studio on weekday evenings and most weekends.
Michele is an avid crafter, painter and all around creative contributor to the studio! She keeps the art organized, packages the weekly TWIST@HOME Shipments, answers questions and gives studio tours for walk-in guests. If you've ever participated in a VIRTUAL Corporate Team Building event that included touchless, door step delivery of your painting suppies, your kit was most likely organized, verified, double-checked and cheerfully delivered by Michele.
Rebecca is a Seattle native, Seahawks fan, and the proud Mom of a recent Central Washington University Grad! Her vibrant personality and wacky sense of humor keeps the energy alive in the studio! You'll see AND HEAR Rebecca on the busiest nights - she has over two decades of experience working in the food and beverage industry!
Brandon is an accomplished artist, film-maker and musician. He and his bandmates travel the west coast entertaining crowds in some of the most popular venues. When he's not on the road he spends his time leading FUN classes in our studio. Don't let his stature, tattoos and impressive beard fool you! He's a big ol' softie with a HUGE smile, kind heart and even goofier sense of humor. He loves sharing his love for art with everyone who crosses his path. Join one of his classes for a rockin' good time!
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Hannah is the studio Assistant who keeps everything organized behind the scenes. She packages most of the popular Twist@Home Kits, refills the paint, sets up for classes and keeps all of the art organized. Her PERFECT penmanship is coveted for Twist@Home labels, class signs and seat assignments. She is a straight A student at Auburn Riverside High School and an avid scrapbook aficionado in her spare time. She's so efficient and stealth as she moves around the studio completing her "to do list", you might have to wave to get her attention. She is usually listening to Korean Pop music in her ear buds!
Teri is one of the original team members of the Auburn Painting with a Twist studio and a key contributor to the studio's national popularity and success! She is a retired Project Manager from the aeronautical industry and designed our robust community engagement program. Her creative talents are as impressive as her organizational skills. She is a talented artist and facilitator as well. You may see her on stage for Corporate Team Building Classes.
Ann Marie is the proud owner of multiple Painting with a Twist studios and long-time Auburn resident. As a retired Healthcare Administrator, avid DIY creator and "Jill-of-all Trades", she brings a combination of fun creative personality and business operations know-how. She is proud and honored to represent the interests of other studio owners in the Western US, who elected her to the national Franchise Advisory Council.
The opportunity to have loads of FUN and be of service to the community drew her out of corporate world into the Painting with a Twist studios. Although she is the driving force behind the scenes, you'll regularly see her in the studios answering phones, chatting with guests - even occasionally teaching some of her favorite classes!