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Kirsten Dickerson

 

KIRSTEN DICKERSON

(Founder, CEO)

Before starting Raven + Lily, Kirsten’s career was divided by her passions for social justice and fashion...

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Cameron Crake 

CAMERON CRAKE

(Director of International Production)

After graduating from Texas A&M with degrees in Finance and Economics, Cameron moved to Kampala, Uganda to work with Sseko Designs, a like-minded social business. As the International Development Director for Sseko Designs, Cameron gained experience navigating the challenges that come with working in a developing country.

Living abroad and working first-hand with artisans solidified Cameron's belief that providing employment opportunities is the most powerful way to transform the lives of impoverished women. She is incredibly passionate about the idea of redeeming business- using it to transform lives and make the world a more beautiful place.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wendy Ditmer 

 WENDY DITMER

(Chief Operations Officer)

After spending over 20 years focused on manufacturing, distribution, and supply chain operations, Wendy used her passion for social justice to help Dell and many other large multinational electronics companies improve human rights in the global supply chain. Her work in electronics led to similar roles in apparel companies and now, with Raven + Lily. 

Working for a B-corp that empowers women to use their skills to emerge from poverty is a natural fit that combines Wendy’s operational background and social bent. After extensive travel, she has seen how business can positively influence the social fabric of a community. She is glad to be part of a company that feels the same way! Wendy holds a Master of Arts degree in Public Policy and Administration from Northwestern University and an undergraduate degree in Computer Science from Purdue University.

 

 

 

 

 

Leslie Russell 

LESLIE RUSSELL

(Lead Designer)

After graduating from the University of Texas, where she studied apparel design and received the "Best Collection Award" her Senior year, Leslie moved to New York to pursue a career in the fashion industry. While interning and freelancing at Zac Posen, she found her niche in draping and pattern drafting. From there, Leslie continued to develop her technical design and pattern skills for Suma Chander, an East-meets-West luxury designer. After 4 years in New York, Leslie felt a pull home to be near family and back under big Texas skies, and moreover, to find a way to continue to do what she loved, but with purpose. A big believer in fair trade and ethical, sustainable fashion, Leslie is dedicated to further developing her design skills at Raven + Lily, a company whose mission is so in tune with her own.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jessica Saathoff

 

JESSICA SAATHOFF

(Design Assistant)

Jessica started at Raven + Lily in August of 2015 as a design intern. Soon after completing her degree in Apparel Design from the University of Texas she started working as a design assistant for our in-house designer, Leslie. Jessica works with Leslie to bring her timeless designs into reality.

This is the beginning of Jessica's career in design. She is learning so much about pattern making from her boss and mentor, Leslie. She is happy and grateful to be a part of an amazing company that is trying the better the world through fashion.