VISIT OUR WORKSHOP
We do not have a physical store. But if you are in the Naperville, IL (Chicago) area you can visit our workshop and see our products. To schedule a visit, please contact us. Let us know which products you are interested in seeing (or a general idea, for example: "wedding candles") and some suggested times you would like to visit.
Also, check out our Etsy shop dahliaWeddingBaptism!
Terry - Founder, CEO, Designer
Terry (Eleftheria or Ελευθερἰα) was born and raised in Hania, a seaside town on the Greek island of Crete. As a teen, she moved to the United States on her own and started a new life. With many close family members and ties still in Greece, she is very attuned to Greek Orthodox culture and traditions. With her husband she has raised four children, now all young adults.
She started her career as a surgical nurse, practicing for 20 years. Later finding herself drawn to more artistic pursuits, she worked as an interior decorator, silk-flower designer, and faux-finish and mural artist.
Fatima - Seamstress, Designer
Fatima has a passion for sewing, and is our head "sewist"; She sews both expertly and artistically! At an age of 8, her older sister began teaching her to sew. At 12, she began formal seamstress training under the direction of a neighborhood friend. She has sewn as a hobby all her life and makes some of her own clothes. She also loves expressing her creativity and craftiness through crocheting. We hope to employ more of Fatima's skills in our future products!
She was born and lived in Portugal where she was a high school math teacher for 15 years. In 2015, she moved with her husband and children to the US. Hobbies include biking, hiking and photography. She usually takes so many pictures of nature that she drives her family crazy. One of her favorite things about the US is the availability of volunteering work. With her fellow Portuguese speakers, she volunteers and raises money for a homeless shelter, the Hesed House. Fundraisers include selling homemade crafts!
Terry met Fatima when their daughters played together on the high school Ultimate Frisbee team.
Maria - Senior Designer
As a senior designer, Maria is great at both creating new product designs and figuring out how best make them consistently with high quality.
In 2006, her husband's work brought the family to us from Brazil! In Brazil, she successfully launched and ran a book & gift shop for 13 years. And somehow she also found time to teach piano. In the US, she continues to teach piano and plays flute in a concert band.
Maria and Terry met as neighbors and volunteering with the Naperville Garden Club.
Steve - Finance & Accounting; Operations
Steve, manages the finances of the business, keeping close tabs on all revenue, expenses and capital investments. He also assists on operations, building tools and stations to assist in the production process.
Scott - Chief Technology OfficerScott brings years of experience in the high tech world of semiconductors, computers and consumer electronics. He is focused on getting our products in front of more potential customers and making the buying experience more pleasant and frictionless.
SHARING OUR KNOWLEDGE
We are committed not only to bringing you the best products we can create but also the best information about Orthodox traditions