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9326 SW Bayview Dr., Vashon, WA 98070

INSTRUCTORS

audrey watson
Audrey has more than 35 years of business experience all closely related to the retail industry. It is her integrity, experience, straight talk to produce straight results that most often gravitates her clients to mutually focus on the success of their retail location. She believes in taking a “holistic approach to working with clients with full attention ultimately focus on cash flow.” With technology as a basis, Audrey utilizes best in class tools to manage cash flow, break even analysis, expense management, financial efficiency, along with advertising and marketing to position clients for exponential success.
The diversity within retail industry along with many years of experience in retail, point of sale systems and software make Audrey a highly sought after consultant for specialty retail stores looking to improve efficiency and their bottom line.

chris guillot

Chris Guillot teaches Indie Retailers and Makers how to improve profit in simple, achievable steps. With over 23 years of experience, Chris has taught thousands of retail merchants how to combine industry strategies with emotional intelligence in order to remain compelling in an ever-changing market. She’s the Founder and CEO of Merchant Method, and host of Retail Charm School, a video podcast that helps small business owners master the art and science of merchandising. Chris has been featured by Business Insider, Shopify, Vend, Big Commerce, and Total Retail.

jenn gallucci

Jenn Gallucci is a creative coach, tarot teacher, lunar wisdom guide and maker. She has 10 years of practice and study in the area of creativity, tarot, intentional living, intuition, yoga and personal spirituality and growth. In her previous life (before kids), she owned and operated an independent women’s boutique on Capitol Hill, Seattle, WA. Her training includes: Kaizen-Muse Creativity Coaching, Mama Bliss Coaching, Martha Beck Coaching, 200 hr. Yoga Teacher Training, and The Moon is My Calendar Moon Guide Training. She lives on an Island in Puget Sound with her two creative kids, two tuxedo cats, and 6 chickens.

jennifer ledrick

Jennifer is the artist behind Jennifer Spring Ceramics, a handmade ceramics studio creating modern wheelthrown and slipcast ceramics with inviting texture. She has built a successful following on Instagram and Etsy, which gives her the ability to create and sell work on her own terms.

jessixa bagley
Jessixa Bagley is an award-winning children’s book author/illustrator. She is a fine artist, comics creator, and illustrator with a BFA in painting and printmaking. When she is not creating work, Jessixa professionally speaks and teaches about picture book writing and illustrating to all ages and experience levels. She loves drawing anthropomorphic woodland critters-inspired by growing up in the Pacific Northwest. In 2016 her picture book Boats for Papa won the SCBWI Golden Kite Award for best picture book text as well as Washington State Book Award for Children’s Books. Her picture book Laundry Day received a 2018 Ezra Jack Keats Honor Award for writing. Many of her picture books are Junior Library Guild Selections including her latest picture books Henry and Bea and Daisy. Jessixa often illustrates for other artists and also collaborates with her artist husband, Aaron Bagley. She lives in Seattle with her husband and son.

lauren soto

Lauren Soto is a Product Manager for Shopify, working on the Shopify Fulfillment Network. She has experience working as a PM in eCommerce and fulfillment and is based-in the Pacific Northwest. When not working her day job, she and her husband also run their own, online-only store McCoy Kids (www.shopmccoykids) and hang-out with their 2.5 year old son, August.

 

lindsey ross

A lifelong entrepreneur, Lindsey Ross has been organizing the Urban Craft Uprising for 14 years, and craft show vending for 15. She is also the owner of Yarnia, a custom yarn shop in Portland, which she recently transitioned from a brick & mortar to an online-only business out of her home. She loves finding ways for businesses to run more efficiently, and designing systems to make that happen. She also loves spreadsheets…A LOT. On her off hours you may catch her biking around town with her husband and a jambox, catching live local bluegrass, clocking her 10,000 steps with her pitbull Tucker, or knitting simultaneously with any other activity that doesn’t require both hands.

lisa solomon
Lisa Solomon is a studio artist that moonlights as a college professor and graphic designer. Profoundly interested in the idea of hybridization (sparked from her Hapa heritage), Solomon’s mixed-media works and large installations revolve thematically around domesticity, craft, and personal histories. She often fuses “wrong” things together–recontextualizing their original purposes, and incorporating materials that question the line between ART and CRAFT. She also is focused on bridging the gaps between being creative, living creatively, and making a living as a creative.She received her BA in art in 1995 from UC Berkeley and her MFA from Mills College in 2003. She has exhibited and works with galleries both nationally and internationally, is in numerous private and public collections, and is continually tweeking artworks in her backyard studio. She resides in Oakland, California with her husband, daughter, a three legged and a fuzzball kitty, a pit-bull, a dachshund mutt and many, many spools of thread. She is the author of – A Field Guide To Color – a workshop work-a-long watercolor journal on color theory, Knot Thread Stitch, the Illustrator for 20 Ways to Draw a Chair and Draw 500 Everyday Things. Learn more on her extensive website: www.lisasolomon.com or follow her along on instagram: @lisasolomon

michelle Kline

 

Michelle Kline is an artist, performer, designer, and maker (www.xobruno.com).
She is also a mentor and personal coach for creatives, artists and entrepreneurs with a focus on growth mindset, brain function, hope theory, and mindfulness practice. Read more at www.Uncomfortable.Club/about-me

 

 

 

sean forest roberts

Sean Forest Roberts is owner of Forest Ceramic Company on Orcas Island, WA. With a degree in chemistry, he comes from a different background than most artists and businesspeople. Mostly self taught in ceramics, he created a large initial buzz on social media around an original process he developed using colored porcelain. Over the last four years he has garnered a very large following on Instagram, and through practice and research understands how to use the app to gain following, market your brand, and promote sales.

tiffany ju

I spent 6 years as a ‘maker’, having gone viral with Pinterest-worthy hand dyed ombré tights. In 2019, I ended that chapter with 15K in debt and bootstrapped a new accessories line that I proudly and responsibly manufacture in China. In 2020, I reached half a million dollars in sales and am continuing to further my journey towards responsible manufacturing, every day. I’ve been featured in Seattle Met, Bust Magazine, Gray Magazine, Buzzfeed, Popsugar, and various international print publications.

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