Kayla was born in Yakima, WA, raised in Toppenish and is a proud member of the Yakama Tribe. She began drawing at the age of 5 and took her first art classes at the local YMCA. She enjoys water colors and oil based paints when creating at home. Although Kayla's favorite artists are traditional - Vincent VanGogh and Salvador Dali - she is the studio's quintessential millennial. When we asked what her greatest skill was she quickly proclaimed, "taking selfies"! The studio benefits from her green thumb (inside and out!) and her AWESOME Trivia creations! Kayla's kind demeanor and broad smile make her a crowd favorite!
Teri is the Studio Operations Manager and point of contact for community engagement and charitable partnerships. Her kind personality and background as a Project Manager keeps our daily operations and robust community engagement program running like clock-work! Her creative talents are put to great use creating custom donation packages. Teri is a talented artist and facilitator as well. You'll see her on the stage for most of our Corporate Team Building Classes.
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.
Morgan is a Denver, Colorado native, use to more sunny days than not and more snow than rain. While she is acclimating to a temperate climate, she plans to immerse herself in fun with all of you! She’s a self taught artist, but attends Metropolitan State University of Denver back home to achieve a BFA in Art Education. Her talents come from a place of true exploration into what it means to exist, from her perspectives and others. She specializes in improvised drawing, tattoo designs, and portraits, but has professional skills in watercolor and acrylic painting as well. With her enthusiasm for the arts and a good time, she offers an experience you’ll walk away from with fantastic memories and some fun and practical knowledge about painting!
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!
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 1 year old.
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!