Valinda is a WA State native and recent graduate with a degree in Computer Science - although her true love has always been ART! She has formal training and enjoys designing art at home - especially cartoon sketches, glow-in-the dark scenes, and mandalas. She loves to travel - including taking her Chihuahua, "Spike" on new adventures. She is an absolute people-person and LOVES spending time with friends as well as meeting new people. Valinda manages many of the behind-the-scenes functions of the studio, so you may chat with her about a Private Party, Corporate Team Building Event or Bachelorette Celebration. She has nearly a decade of food and beverage experience helping manage her family's Food Truck business. Whether you're in the studio or joining us VIRTUALLY, Valinda is excited to SEE you and have some FUN painting!
Angela is an Algona native, graduate of Auburn High School and holds a BA in Interdisciplinary Arts from UW. Her artistic gifts are vast - from metalsmith creations, fine jewelry work and large scale acrylic painted murals at music festivals. 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.
Danielle has been an artist her whole life! She earned a Bachelors in Fine Art from Weber State University and attended Art Center School of Design in Pasadena, California while working with the top concept designers in the games and film industry. Her skills include painting and drawing as well as digital art and design. She loves new technology and new mediums to create artistic expression. Her FUN, engaging personality coupled with her depth of corporate experience make her one of the most requested instructors for our VIRTUAL Corporate team building programs.
Katie is a self-taught artist who has been painting and sketching since she was a child. Her natural talent is paired with graduation from the artist training program at the Painting With a Twist Home Office in Mandeville, Louisiana! Her fun, outgoing personality and beaming smile make her a crowd favorite. She loves bold colors, sketching cartoons as well as landscapes and sunsets. Katie manages many of the studio's social media outlets behind the scenes while she chases around "Hank the Tank" - her vibrant and sassy 2 year old.
Rebecca is our fun-loving, wacky, all-around helpful woman in charge of the fast-paced food and beverage service! She is a Seattle native, Seahawks fan, and the proud Mom to a wonderful 22 year Central Washington University son. 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!
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'll see her on the stage for most of our Corporate Team Building Classes.
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!
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!