From the company blog:
There are so many people to thank when I think about what it has taken to get me to where I am. This may seem a little overboard since I'm just setting up a company, not accepting an award or publishing a book. But this is a big step for me and I would be very ungrateful if I didn't take just a minute to give recognition to some of the people who have helped me through the years.
First, I am so grateful to my parents for giving me the opportunities to grow and stretch my creativity. They never discouraged me in any dream I've had. Dad is the one that said "Katie, why don't you go into interior design? You critique people's houses already". And I could never ask for a better mom, she has always been there for me no matter what. I could write all day about how wonderful she is. Any creativity I have, I got from her.
My wonderful husband Carter. There are so many things I could say to his credit. He knows who I can be and what I can accomplish, and his encouragement has changed my life.
I am blessed with the most wonderful family. All of my brothers and sisters and in-laws. I look up to every one of them and will never be able to thank them enough for everything they have done and continue to do for me.
I have had wonderful teachers and influences through the years. Mary Reeder, Lonnie Grater, Edoardo D'Angelli, Giuseppe & Guiseppina Fassina, Paolo Pizzinelli, Serafina Fassina, Lucia Muscardin, Cristina Baccella, Monica Riedel, and Marla Snow, just to name a few. My experience with each one of these people has had a huge impact in my life and has changed me for the better.
Finally, I would like to thank Chase Palmer for everything he has done to help me get this business set up. He has helped me with the ideas for the logo, the setup of the company, and has spent hours oh yahoo messenger with me, taking time from his work answering questions and being excited with me.