Meet The Team
Founder & CEO
Teresa is the owner and founder of ReTwist-T. Born and raised in the Midwest, and an avid learner, Teresa continues active careers as a Physical Therapist Assistant, Health & Wellness Coach, and Cosmetologist. It was her desire to reignite the creative fire in her family that led to establishing ReTwist-T, a sweet little fine art and repurposed goods shop. Her hand-crafted, rustic chic mixed media creations were met with astonishing success until, in 2019, she was able to open her first brick-and-mortar location in Sauk City, Wisconsin. Today, along with her growing team of local artists, artisans and curators, Teresa continues to explore the creative process while promoting health and well-being.
Teresa serves her community as a River Arts, Inc. Board Member, Aperi Animam Board Member, Member of the Sauk-Prairie Area Chamber of Commerce, Friends of the George Culver Library Board Member, Optimist Club Member and on the Social Justice & Equity Initiative.
Art Director & Studio Artist
Denise - Galloway Gallery & R&D Designs
Denise is a photorealistic artist working primarily in acrylics. Inspired by the country views of the Midwest and her own growing passion for visual expression, she uses natural textures, such as wood, for the base of her creations.
Due to her dedication, versatility and focus throughout her career, Denise is accomplished in many forms of visual arts practices. Her expertise in directing photoshoots, designing marketing and tradeshow materials, and preparing visualizations of engineering prototypes provides the backbone for the art direction and furniture design she now provides as an important component of the ReTwist-T Studios.
As a Studio Artist, Denise continues to participate in numerous Gallery Presentations and Art Exhibitions, with works held in a number of private collections across the Midwest. She invites you to stop by and share her artistic vision within the Galloway Gallery space at ReTwist-T.
Ron - R&D Designs
Ron's childhood love of farming, the windblown days of bailing hay and tinkering in the toolshed, have undeniably influenced his lifelong passion for natural materials, country living, and the intricacies of machinery.
Ron is a certified Industrial Maintenance Technician with expertise in welding, wiring and hydraulics. Now retired and taking a break from the blue prints and schematics, he is pursuing his creative passions: breathing life into his antique Case DC tractor and woodworking. Ron's custom framing skillfully accentuates the artistic reflections from the Galloway Gallery and his R&D furnishings are finished with a functional flair that can only be found at ReTwist-T!
AJ - AJ's Aloe Vera Soapery
AJ is a determined 10-year old pursuing his dream of owning a business. He began by watching soap making tutorials and then practiced his art with his first soap making kit! He enjoys shopping for new soap molds and selecting the colors, scents and shapes. AJ is on the Autism spectrum and making the product for his Aloe Vera Soapery is a really good sensory experience. His favorite soap scent is Bubblegum and his favorite soap to make is his army man soap! AJ is very excited to be a part of the ReTwist-T Team!
Artisan Beauty Products
Mallory & Lindsey - Aromatize
Mallory and Lindsey, the owners and artisans of Aromatize, have discovered that finding the perfect beauty product requires careful research. They create and personally test every product thoroughly to ensure that it is of the highest quality. They believe that NOW is the time to get to know yourself better, take care of your skin, and preserve your most essential ingredient - your natural beauty!
Caroline - Basement Treasures
Caroline grew up with parents who loved collecting antiques, and she is certain she also inherited that gene! Today she still has a special love for antiques, as well as finding special treasures, thrifting, and shopping in her basement. She is excited for this opportunity to share some of her curated treasures and love of all things pretty with others. Caroline joins us from Madison WI.
Cindy - Before & After
Cindy and her husband are retired and enjoying becoming first-time grandparents of two adorable granddaughters!
Their shared love for antique stores, flea markets, thrift stores (and of course the occasional tavern!) means you will often find them traveling the highways and byways discovering different towns and cities along the way. These "Thrifty Road Trips" always end with that one amazing treasure that can be re-imagined into a work of art! Cindy joins us from Mazomanie WI.
Audrey - Bracelets by Audrey
Audrey is a young entrepreneur who is excited to begin her creative journey! Currently honing her craft making beaded bracelets, she also specializes in braided friendship bracelets and Holiday ornaments and gifts for kids! Audrey joins us from Spring Green WI.
Soy Wax Candles
Jessica - Country Meadow Market
Country Meadow Market, LLC is a local, family business offering soy candles, melts and candle accessories. Jessica joins us from Poynette WI.
Deb - Deb's Designs
Deb embraced the upcycle movement several years ago when she began crafting her cozy sweater mittens. She strives to capture practicality and individual uniqueness in her work. Warm hands make warm hearts! Deb joins us from Sauk Prairie WI.
Craftsman & Painter
Fred, Jacque, An & Dan - Dozer Designs
A family-centered art and woodworking team, Dozer Designs, in collaboration with Jacquelyn's Creations, join us from Michigan.
Carol - Fancy Fool Creations
Carol, of Fancy Fool Creations, not only enjoys fashioning articles using traditional methods and materials, but she also seeks to take the art of handcrafting to the next level! From her earliest memories, colors and textures have filled Carol's craft room with happiness. She has explored the nuances of delicate tissue carnations and silk floral arrangements, to stained glass and vintage jewelry art. But, at the end of the day, painting with thread remains her greatest passion. Whether it be a nostalgic moment working with plastic needles, yarn and punch card pictures, tying a quilt, or finessing a last French Knot on a quaint embroidery scene, the fanciful little pieces from Fancy Fool Creations are guaranteed to brighten a corner or make you smile. Carol joins us from Waunakee WI.
Hand-crafted Cat Toys
Nikki - Gideon-Jo Creations
Nikki, of Gideon-Jo Creations, enjoys sharing her pleasantly active home with her daughter, their Frenchie and three cats! Not always a Maker, Nikki found her creative inspiration while shopping on Etsy during the holiday season of 2020 when she purchased a handmade cat toy and realized, "I could make something like this for my own cats"! And thus began the venture of Gideon-Jo Creations. Nikki enjoys creating new characters, though many of her toys are inspired by famous characters which customers seem to find just as engaging as the cats do! Nikki joins us from Wisconsin Dells WI.
Jessica - In My Apron Pocket
Jessica has enjoyed a love of painting for many years inspired by watching her grandmother paint on china. Her passion has since grown to include molding, firing, and painting ceramics in her home studio! Jessica is able to remain versatile in her creations, with everything from lighted pieces, soup crocks, mugs, and even bird baths! Jessica joins us from Sauk Prairie WI.
Karen - Juno Originals
What started as paintings of original pet portraits, cute little cats and adorable dogs, did not stay there long. Karen's journey to becoming Juno Originals progressed quickly as she began to dive into the world around her more and more. She became inspired by wildlife and the secrets held in nature. Today, Karen's artwork reflects both the love of pets and the appreciation of nature in a fun and colorful format! Karen joins us from Madison WI.
Nan - Nantique
Nan's love for the unique and whimsical began with collecting dollhouse miniatures in the 70's. The years that followed found her and her husband pursuing careers, family, and discovering the fun of collecting life-size accessories and furniture for their many homes! Nan is excited to bring her "finds" to you in hopes that you will enjoy continuing their history as you make each "Nantique" part of your home! Nan joins us from Black Earth WI.
Curator & Jewelry Designer
Ashley - Pink Pocky Creations
Ashley started her business during Quarantine to find a creative outlet. She believes everyone should dress in what makes them happy! Ashley noticed that modern jewelry wasn't fun enough, so she came up with funky designs with child-like flair. She also specializes in unique thrift clothing that adds some spunk to your wardrobe. Ashley joins us from Sauk Prairie WI.
Curator, Woodwork & Textiles
Rita & Linda - RJ&L Unlimited
Rita and Linda are a team of curators seeking out the cute, quaint and quirky! Their finds range from artsy to vintage, and everything in between, but no matter what appears from their most recent haul it is guaranteed to be a fun surprise! These crafty curators join us from the great state of Michigan.
Sculpture & Curator
Milo & Vicki - Stonehouse Sculptures Etc.
Milo is a professional Maker, refashioning metal into delicate sculptures and a wide range of other unique creations. Vicki is a skilled fabric artist and quilter, with a love for little quirky vintage pieces as well! As a team they enjoy traveling to local art and craft fairs sharing their work! Milo & Vicki join us from Sauk Prairie WI.
Coconut Wax Candles
Emily - The Whipped Wick
Emily is a scientist by day and works in a self-proclaimed "candle lab" by night. Her brand centers around creating products that bring a little extra whimsy to someone's day! In her spare time she fosters dogs (just adopted out her 6th one), and explores our beautiful state on hikes with her husband. Emily joins us from Sauk Prairie WI.
John - With My Own Hands
John has a fascination with all things in the natural world. As a retired large animal veterinarian and a farm raised childhood, John's connection to the animals, land, and forests is deep and spiritual. Woodworking, especially lathe creations and animal forms, are his joy. He loves creating art of beauty and utility.
"God puts the beauty in the wood - It is my honor to reveal it".
John joins us from rural Prairie du Sac WI.
Marketing Manager & Textile Artist
Tanya is the Marketing Manager and Website Designer for ReTwist-T. Her creative specialty is in textiles and fabric arts. Born and raised in the Midwest, Tanya graduated from University of Northwestern with a degree in Business Management and Herzing University with a degree in Graphic Design. An aspiring author and blogger, she is always looking for opportunities to connect stories and inspire creative perspectives.
Tanya serves her community as a Sauk-Prairie Area Chamber of Commerce Board Member, Promotions Committee Member, on the Sauk-Prairie Police Commission, Friends of the George Culver Library Board Member, and Optimist Club Member.
Gallery Manager & Studio Artist
Angelica - Angelica Yvonne
Angelica is an interdisciplinary artist based out of Madison, Wisconsin. She holds a bachelor's degree in Art and Design from the University of Northwestern, St. Paul.
Through the undergraduate Fine Arts program Angelica worked as a Teaching Assistant, curating for department shows, assisting with permanent collection management, as well as the installation and deinstallation processes in the gallery spaces on campus.
Currently Angelica works as an Art Instructor and freelancer.
Handcrafted Textiles & Apparel
Kris - 2nd Chances
Kris has a passion for home and family and focuses her craft on creating high-quality goods for infants and kids, as well as fun fabric necessities for kitchen and home! She often incorporates vintage or "re-loved" fabrics into her work, which makes them truly one-of-a-kind. Kris join us from South Central Wisconsin.
Amelia - AOE Crafts
Amelia is a skilled young entrepreneur pursuing her vision to positively impact her community through leadership and creativity. She began her crochet journey as a form of relaxation, creating Stress Ball Plushies for her friends and classmates. Her selection has since expanded into seasonal and every day characters that are happy to go everywhere you go! Amelia joins us from Poynette.
Artisan Beauty Products
Anna - Badger Valley Soaps
Anna has been making all natural, small batch, hand-crafted products since 2012. She takes special care to ensure her products are natural and safe, using essential oils that are sustainably sourced. You will not find any fragrance, dyes, parabens, or toxins in her products. Anna is excited to share her soaps, lotions, lip balm and beard oil with your family! Anna joins us from Spring Green WI.
Theresa - Custom Baskets
Theresa is a local artisan with a passion for weaving fascinating and functional creations with a world of history behind them. Basketry has ancient and modern roots, having filled homes with woven baskets, plates, and décor for centuries. Through the use of natural fibers like grasses, bamboo, and various woods, this tradition lives on! Theresa is committed to sharing her heart for creativity by teaching classes, participating in local art fairs, designing her own unique baskets, and as a member of the local Basket Weavers Guild. Theresa joins us from Sauk Prairie WI.
Home Goods & Honey
Sarah - Bohemian Dreams Studio
In her free time Sarah loves to shop local and holds a deep appreciation for natural and repurposed items which flows into her creation of natural heating pads, pillows, baby blankets, swaddles, bibs, and tea towels! But, the fun doesn't stop there. Sarah, along with her husband and 3 helpful kids started a family business, Peaceful Valley Honeybee Hives! They care for their hives, process and extract their own honey, and make whipped body butter and tinted lip balm using the beeswax and honey--the end product is a natural blend of organic and fair trade ingredients. Sarah and her family join us from Lodi WI.
Curator & Apparel Design
Christina - The Bundled Boutique
Christina is an old soul who grew up antiquing and believes vintage is here to stay. She lovingly curates a collection of unique pieces for you to discover and give them a new home. From vintage inspired apparel with a Midwest twist to retro décor, you’re bound to find something that sprinkles a bit of vintage into your modern day life! Christina joins us from Waunakee WI.
Handmade Boutique Earrings
Stacey - Country Road Creative Co.
Stacey is a busy lady who works as a high school counselor, is married to a combat-disabled medically-retired Recon Marine, is a recent grad school grad, a cancer survivor, and a mama of two! This doesn't stop her from tapping into her creative side as a favorite form of self care, allowing her to renew her desire to bring happiness to others! Stacey joins us from Wisconsin Dells WI.
Diann - Diann's Designs
Diann has been quilting for many years and her artwork, pieced together in her home studio, incorporates a variety of designs. She strives to remain steadfast in the details of quilt making in order that future generations can continue to enjoy these icons of tradition, family and the comfort of home.
Handmade Boutique Bracelets
Suzi - Dover Design
Suzi, owner and designer of Dover Design, has worn many hats during her life…daughter and wife of a dairy farmer, medical assistant, office manager, and now jewelry designer! Her interest in crafts started when she was young, being mentored by her creative family and friends. Suzi started small, making jewelry for herself, until she got brave enough to give some as gifts. She discovered that creating unique, stylish and comfortable designs with leather and cork was both fun and challenging. Eventually the recipients of those early gifts started to request more and more designs...and that’s when she realized that making bracelets had become her favorite passion!
Suzi joins us from Mazomanie WI.
Soy Wax Candles
Jaci - Fox Ridge Candles
Jaci's soy candles are handmade in small batches. Each is hand poured, which means that they make the recipe from scratch with full control of all the ingredients. Jaci strives to make her soy candles in the most natural way possible, which is better for you, better for us, and better for the environment. Jaci joins us from Madison WI.
Kristin - Honey Creek
Kristin specializes in curating the necessary trappings of a fine vintage wardrobe. Her coordinating hats and gloves, dresses and shoes offer a one-stop-shop to create a complete ensemble perfect for your next stylish dinner party or holiday soirée. Kristin joins us from Sauk Prairie WI.
Handmade Boutique Jewelry
Samantha - For the Love of Crystals
Samantha is a busy single mother, full-time paralegal, and small business owner who embraces Art as her treasured outlet. In fact, making beautiful things for others to enjoy is her primary self-care practice. A Sauk Prairie native, Samantha recently returned to the area after 25 years away! It’s true what they say – we always find a way home.
Mary - Mary Murray Art
Mary is a watercolor and mixed media artist who is inspired by flowers, color and nature, and especially enjoys creating whimsical floral pieces in her home studio.
“Learning to paint with watercolors
has been life changing for me.
It brings so much joy!
I encourage everyone to try painting.”
A teacher and author by trade, Mary has always sought ways to incorporate her creative heart into her work. Her business, CareMore Creative Life Services, opened in 2017. In this capacity she is able to provide care, friendship and art activities for seniors in their homes. Her newest venture, “Painting on the Porch”, began in 2020 as an outreach program at her home, where she shares the joy of painting with the children in her neighborhood. Mary joins us from Mazomanie WI.
Peggy Marxen - The Farm on Badger Creek
Meteor, Wisconsin native Peggy Prilaman Marxen recounts her family's farming life in her book "The Farm on Badger Creek: Memories of a Midwest Girlhood. Her tale traces the journey of her settler ancestors to the modern day. This labor of love is a celebration of the hardy people who carve out a life in our rural communities. Peggy joins us from Middleton WI.
Rikky - ReWined, Etc.
Welcome to a little craft obsession gone wild! Rikky skillfully brings together seemingly unlikely pieces to create beautiful and unique home goods, from wind chimes to trivets, cutting boards to trays, her natural colors and textures are a guaranteed compliment to any space. Rikky joins us from Sauk Prairie WI!
Jaclyn - Sticks & Stones
Jaclyn brings her adorable handmade repurposed vintage ornamental finds to the ReTwist-T space! From ornaments to framed seasonal art, she is sure to have your creative space looking fun and inspiring. Jaclyn joins us from Sauk Prairie WI.
Erin - SweetPea Creations
Erin, of SweetPea Creations, graduated from UW-Stevens Point with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. Her artistic emphasis, 3D design, has taken the form of beautiful beaded works using the smallest of beads. She is now excited to embark on a new entrepreneurial adventure, SweetPea Creations, in order to share her works with everyone! Erin joins us from the Sauk Prairie Area.
Build-to-Order Furnishings, Mantels & Doors
Bill & Stew - Wisconsin Timberworks
Wisconsin Timberworks was founded on a passion for old growth wood and the great American barn. Visionary craftsmen, Bill and Stew reclaim the history and heritage and create one-of-a-kind
harvest tables, mantels, doors, accent beams, counter and
bar tops and more! Their goal is to pass on the history and craftsmanship of days gone by…one board and one beam at a time.
“Turning reclaimed barn wood and fallen Wisconsin hardwoods into beautiful home architectural accents and furniture for the next generation is what we do!”
Bill and Stew join us from the Sauk Prairie Area.