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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.

Kate Wilson (she/her)

Assistant Manager

Kate is a ceaseless creative, and her parents fostered her early love for creative endeavors while working on their home most of her life, adding warmth through woodworking and knitting. She went to college in Chicago to become an Interior Architect. While there she fell in love with design as a whole. She took any class that would allow her to explore additional design options from ceramics, print making and wood working. When the pandemic hit, Kate lost access to the facilities and the projects that she had been working on. In this moment she found a broken sewing machine in her building's donation pile and she was off on her sewing journey. A few years and upgraded sewing machines later, Kate is still in an endless pile of projects. She finds the merger of her design background and sewing to be very satisfying and fulfilling. In her free time Kate can either be found working on a house project, in the hardware store, or on an adventure.
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
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.
Leah Traxel

Leah Traxel (she/her)

Class Coordinator

Leah has been sewing for about ten years and thinks the best part of making is choosing the fabric for new projects. While she can't estimate how many projects she has finished, but it's definitely not as many as she has started! Leah is interested in exploring embroidery as a new making experience. When not creating, she enjoys watching cooking shows and reality TV and reading romance novels. And while Leah started out with the shop as a shop assistant she has transitioned to coordinating our class calendar and the scholarships that accompany it!
Olivia Alaniz

Olivia Alaniz (she/her)

Social Media and Newsletters

Olivia lives in TX with her boyfriend and adorable menagerie of creatures, including two cats - Letty and Nate, and a border collie named Apollo. She is a self-taught quilter who started her journey back in 2018. She has dabbled in bag making and has found joy in the prep work and sense of accomplishment that comes with completing a project. While she's finished over 50 projects, she still admits to the classic crafter's corner of unfinished projects looming in her house. Olivia's next big crafting jump will be into garment making to fulfill her dream of making her own clothes. When she's not making things, you'll find Olivia with a mystery or thriller novel or tending to her indoor plants backed by her own soundtrack.
Danielle Jenne

Danielle Jennè (she/her)


Danielle has been sewing for about 20 years, with projects ranging from garment making, costume creation, and mending to fitting/alterations and home decor. She finds the most joy in transforming an idea into a tangible item and relishing in the satisfaction of its use. Danielle estimates having completed dozens of projects in the last five years alone. However, her creativity doesn't stop there; she aspires to delve into spinning and weaving. Outside of her sewing room, Danielle enjoys cooking and baking, particularly when she can share the delicious results with others. She also loves board games, puzzles, and yoga. For more adventurous endeavors, she delights in weekend trips, hiking, thrifting, attending concerts, and exploring new restaurants.
Rae Parks

Rae Parks (she/her)


Rae first learned to sew in high school - her aunt spent a week giving her an intensive sewing crash course and she emerged with her first dresses and shirts (and one hilariously disastrous pair of jeans for the failures-we-learned-from pile). After a long break from sewing, she picked it back up in the early days of the pandemic. Since then it’s been a source of joy and empowerment, a personal protest against the environmental impacts and labor exploitation of fast fashion, and a way to connect with the amazing sewing community. She is thrilled to share her love of sewing with others in the Wyldwood community! Rae is also an enthusiastic hiker and solo backpacker, a moderately successful plant parent, and a lover of sci-fi TV. Her professional background is in education and her ‘day job’ is in operations with a youth-serving Seattle nonprofit.
Steph Greear

Steph Greear (she/they)

Instructor & Website

Steph is a collector of hobbies and hoarder of books. Her best friend convinced her to learn to sew almost a decade ago so they could cosplay together from their favorite videogames, books, podcasts. Since then, she started quilting to emulate the well-loved pieces her grandmother made for the family and making her own garments that fit better and last longer than ones you could buy. Steph aspires to take more formal fashion design courses to learn how to design their own patterns to make accessible clothing options. And if she can ever find the time, she would love to do more historical garment making instead of just reading about it.  She lives in Sammamish with her partner and a yard full of gardening mishaps. Since joining the shop as an instructor, Steph has taken over running the website and hopes to keep building on the foundation Remy laid to grow Wyldwood and expand the community!
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.