Kelly was born in the Tri-Cities, Washington, but grew up in a Saint Paul suburb in Minnesota. After graduating high school Kelly attended college at Minnesota State University, Mankato, studying Criminal Justice and Sociology. Kelly moved to Oregon in 2008 and was married in 2011. With 11 years of experience in Specialty Retail, Kelly was a wonderful addition to our team when she joined AniA in early 2014! In her free time Kelly enjoys exploring the Pacific Northwest, hiking with her husband and son, reading, and crafting. Kelly’s favorite designers are WToo, Lazaro, and Willowby.
Originally from West Virginia, Lindsay moved to Portland after living in Charlotte, North Carolina. Lindsay attended West Virginia University, majoring in Fashion Merchandising, and immediately began her career in management at a specialty bathing suit store after graduating. After moving to Portland, Lindsay joined our team at AniA bringing with her an impressive 10 years of customer service and retail experience. In her free time Lindsay loves to travel. Her most memorable experience traveling was in Florence, Italy, during her study abroad in college. Since moving to the Pacific Northwest, Lindsay has focused on exploring the visual aesthetics the West Coast has to offer- From Vancouver, B.C. to San Diego, California! Lindsay also enjoys attending shows at local venues. Among the many designers AniA carries, Lindsay's top three favorite designers are Watters, Theia, and Truvelle.
Shelley moved to Portland in early 2013 and studies Psychology at Portland State University. Originally from Oregon, she lived most of her life in new Hampshire and is happy to be back where she feels at home. Shelley graduated from cosmetology school in 2008 and worked in a vibrant salon where she loved experimenting with color and design. Shelley joined the Ania team in June 2013, bringing with her a healthy passion for design and enthusiasm to make everyone look their best. In her free time she enjoys dabbling in painting, attending Pilates, fun bike rides and trying all of the wonderful food that Portland has to offer! Shelley's favorite designers are Tara Keely and Theia.
Born and raised in London, England, Sophie went to Nottingham Trent University for Fashion Marketing. In 2009 Sophie moved to Los Angeles to attend the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. While living in LA, Sophie worked for a celebrity stylist and managed two Kitson locations before moving back to England to work as a buyer. After being long distance for 3 years with her now-husband, Sophie moved back to the states and was married in January of 2015. Sophie and her husband are parents to a beautiful King Charles Cavalier named Dexter. In her free time Sophie enjoys hiking, cooking British food, going on dates with her husband, and sampling at local Oregon wineries. Sophie’s favorite designers are Watters, Lazaro, and Willowby.
Born in Burbank California, Aisling was raised in Santa Clarita before moving to Washington in 2007. In 2011 Aisling graduated from Washington State University with a degree in Psychology. Shortly after graduation, Aisling started in bridal in 2012 when her husband was transferred to the McChord Air Force base in Tacoma. Since, she has worked in two other bridal boutiques before joining the AniA team in 2015. Aisling enjoys spending her free time playing with Quorra, her Puggle, shopping, and horseback riding. Aisling’s favorite designers include Lazaro, Tara Keely, and WToo.
I was fascinated by the wedding industry when I was planning my own wedding in Portland, 1998. At that time there was not much information available online or otherwise. I had to rely on attending bridal shows and reading magazines to figure out the venues, caterers, photographers, and most important of all, my gown. It was such a memorable experience for me that it inspired me to work in the wedding industry. I love keeping up with all the bridal fashion trends, designers, and styles every season. Seeing our brides fall in love with the gowns we offer at AniA is incredibly rewarding. My favorite designers at AniA include Lazaro and Theia.
Meet Our Support and Marketing Team!
Haley & Kalani
Originally from Illinois, Kalani moved to Portland in September of 2012. Kalani joined the Ania family in March of 2014. She loves playing with her pup, sewing and DIY projects, listening to music, and staying up to date on Game of Thrones. Some of Kalani's favorite designers at Ania include Truvelle and Watters.
Born in Monroe Washington, Haley is a native to the Pacific Northwest. After joining AniA in early 2014 as support and marketing staff Haley saw a need to improve Ania’s web-presence. After countless hours collaborating with Kalani, the two were able to produce the very website you are viewing today! In her free time Haley enjoys weight training, snowboarding, and taking photographs of her cat, Spaceman Spiff.