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Meet our team!

Tawnee Kinnebrew (she/her)


Tawnee Kinnebrew is the owner and founder of Wyldwood Creative. She opened Wyldwood Creative to share her love of making with the community. She is a maker of all things and has at least 10 WIPs at any time. When she's not at work she loves hanging out with her husband Taylor and their pack of dogs, Zeus, Gus, and Willow. Oh and a fat ass cat named Stella. She loves living in the PNW, a good round of pub trivia, and all things trashy TV. She has a passion for teaching and keeps things light and fun in her classes. Owning Wyldwood is a dream come true and she is so thankful she gets to do what she loves every day.
Maggie Franquemont

Maggie Franquemont (she/her)

Online Fulfillment Specialist

Maggie is a Renton local, who simply hung around the shop until Tawnee offered her a job. She finds cutting fabric and helping folks with their projects soothing and fun. Maggie is what Mr. Bingly would call "accomplished" - she knits, crochets, sews, quilts, embroiders, paints, etc. etc. She unfortunately does not have a thorough understanding of the modern languages and therefore Mr. Darcy would find the term too liberally applied. When she isn't in the crafting room she likes to watch PBS, bake, and play video games. She also enjoys wandering around the Pacific Northwest doing a whole variety of outdoor activities and photographing the flora and fauna. Her favorite dinosaur is the stegosaurus.
Kael Zayas

Kael Zayas (she/her)


Kael has been interested in sewing since she could hold a needle and thread! She's moved on from using a hotel sewing kit to turn t-shirt scraps into doll dresses, but only in scale: one of her current favorite projects is upcycling old clothing into new creations for her two young children. When not at Wyldwood, you can find Kael serving local families as a doula or talking to her beloved flock of backyard chickens (probably that second one). If she never had to sew another face mask again, she'd be fine.

Areas of interest: garment sewing, Língit moccasins, hand quilting, knitting, saying "I could make that!"*
*50/50 success rate

Would love to learn: Língit button blankets & regalia, the finer points of tailoring
Remy Nixon

Remy Nixon (he/they)

Website and Communications

Remy is Wyldwood's resident computer-tinker-er and communications person! They love being able to put their background in technology and their love of quilting to use for a business whos "passion for being good stewards of the planet and the community matches my own". They live in Seattle with his husband and two small children. When they're not figuring out how to hack our own website to make sliding-scale classes work, you can find him slowly making a single quilt, throwing pillows at his kids, drinking coffee at their neighborhood cafe, doing puzzles (jigsaw, logic, any kind of puzzle!), or violently killing invasive blackberry plants with Seattle Green Partnership. He's looking forward to helping our store and our sewing community grow and evolve as a space that feels safe and is equitable for everyone!
Ashleigh Vessey

Ashleigh Vessey (she/her)

Class Coordinator

Ashleigh is the newest member of Wyldwood, but is no stranger to the shop. Being a lifelong crafter of all kinds, Ashleigh set out to learn to quilt when Wyldwood moved into her neighborhood a couple years ago. Ashleigh's mom raised her to always ask if she could "make it herself" before buying elsewhere, including gaudy dresses from every wedding or school dance she attended (Ever had flowers hot glued to a dress while you're wearing it? Ashleigh has). Ashleigh brings to Wyldwood Creative her expertise with all things logistics and operations, with background in event planning, NFL games, and non-profit fundraisers. When not in her crafting room, she spends time with her husband and two dogs, rolling critical failures while playing D&D, and being really, genetically bad at karaoke. Ashleigh's motto is "Hoarding craft supplies and using them are two separate hobbies".
Jaynie Healy

Jaynie Healy (she/her)


Jaynie is a self-taught sewist, crafter, and artist. Her grandfather was tailor for Sears-Roebuck in the 1960s and even though he didn't teach her how to sew, two of her most treasured possessions connect her to his work: a classic formica table that he used as a sewing-table and a beautifully tailored tweed swing coat that her grandmother wore. Jaynie has been active in the Seattle sewing community for many years: working in fabric-retail, teaching sewing classes, making her own clothes, doing production-sewing, and occasionally sewing costumes for local performers (including a couple of famous drag queens). She believes that creative acts have the power to bring peace and healing to everyone, regardless of skill or experience. She is currently in training to become an Art Therapist at Antioch University Seattle. When she's not engaged in crafts, art, or school, you'll find her reading, watching classic films, swimming, cooking, or drinking fancy cocktails. She lives in Bremerton, WA with her partner and beloved dog, Smash.