Meet The Team
We believe that every employee's home life is important, not only to them, but to our business as a whole. We practice set work schedules every week that allow our employees to benefit with appropriate time off to spend with their families. We offer every Sunday off as well as holidays such as New Years, 4th of July, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Our employees appreciate the time off they have off to attend worship services, build family values, and spend time with their friends and loved ones.
Alan: Alan is one of our sales and customer service representatives. He has been with us since 1994 and came to us with 20 years experience in the home furnishing industry. In his free time he enjoys singing karaoke, playing guitar, boating, jet skiing, wake boarding, cooking, grilling and eating. Alan is married to a wonderful and beautiful woman that is the light of his life and he has an Autistic step-son that he loves dearly - a Special Olympic Gold medalist who has brought about new “hobbies” such as Autism Walks, Special Olympic competitions and mostly spending quality time with family and friends.
Lisa: Lisa is one of our sales and customer service representatives. She has two daughters that both attend Sam Houston State University. Most of her sewing experience is from making costumes, home décor and alterations through the years. She is a member of Aggieland Pets with a Purpose, where she takes her dog Bella to visit assisted living, the juvenile detention center, events and elementary schools. She also enjoys gardening,horseback riding and photography.
Dione: Dione is one of our sales and customer service representatives. She loves spending time with her wonderful husband and four beautiful children. In her free time she enjoys reading, cooking and baking, gardening, tree trimming, swimming, and going to the local gym. Her favorite part of working at SewVacDirect is meeting new people from all over the globe and getting to try out the various machines we sell.
Butch: Butch has been with our eBay sales department for 12 years and has 5 years previous ecommerce experience. He enjoys woodworking, driving his classic 1931 Model A Ford and family time with his wife, children and grandchildren.
Doug: Doug is our Operations Manager. He began working in the sewing machine field as a teenager and now has 35 years of experience. He has four wonderful children and enjoys spending time with them supporting them in their schooling, play and extra curricular activities. He also is an avid automotive enthusiast and enjoys building and racing cars with a close knit group of fellow automotive enthusiasts.
Dale: Dale is a business advisor for the company. Dale began working in the sewing machine industry in 1961 while attending college. He now has over 50 years experience. Dale enjoys spending time on his ranch and raising cattle. His favorite hobby is raising and training his hunting dogs,hunting quail, pheasant and deer.
Bryan: Bryan joined us in 2006 after moving back to his home state of Texas. He spent the previous 4 years at a Volkswagen restoration parts distributor in Los Angeles where started at the bottom and worked up to warehouse manager. He enjoys cnc machining, metal fabrication, woodworking and anything radio control.
Sam: Sam is one of our Warehouse Logistic Specialist. He enjoys meeting new people and spending time with his family. He's a huge basketball fan and his hobbies include watching movies and staying active. His life's ambition is to catch a river monster.
Derek: Originally from Waller, TX, Derek has 4 years of commercial truck driving experience. He enjoys spending time with his wife and growing family. Derek's long term goals are to eventually open up a small gym and after a period of time, earn his flight instructor licenses. Derek has traveled out of the country a few times, and would love to take a vacation to Greece and Rome, as he is a huge fan of Greek mythology and Roman history.
Ariel:Ariel works in accounting. She is currently studying business and accounting because business is what interests her the most and she loves expanding her knowledge in those areas. She learned to sew at a young age right here at Sew Vac Direct and now works here! She currently owns two sewing machines of her own but enjoys the liberty of using the huge selection of machines here whenever she chooses. She has been involved in karate for 3 years and is making steady progress in attaining her black belt. During her free time she likes to read, shop, spend time with friends and siblings.
Faith:Faith works in Human Resources while attending college. She is studying Business and Family Law. She enjoys dancing, painting, shopping, hanging out with friends, spending time on pinterest, playing with her Husky named Harley and sharing quality time with siblings.
Hamish: Hamish is our service technician. He comes to us with 13 years in fast paced manufacturing. In his free time he likes to hang out with friends and family. Hamish also spends a lot of time in the pool hall practicing billiards.
Chandler: Chandler is our Web Content Creator. Chandler joined our team in August 2016 and brings with him over 20 years experience in Web site and Graphic Design. Chandler is married to the love of his life and enjoys spending time outdoors in the yard and garage. Chandler is an avid car nut, spends countless hours restoring his 1967 Mustang and 1981 Camaro, and is always on the lookout for the next great build. Chandler and his wife love their pets and are heavily controlled by the needs of their two superdog Morkies, Mindi and Shelbi.
Alex: As one of our Warehouse Logistic Specialist, Alex is enrolled in Sam Houston State University with the hopes and dreams of graduating in two years with a degree in business. He enjoys working with power tools and building useful things out of pallets and also has a passion for the culinary arts.
Justin: is a graduate of Texas A&M University with a degree in Communication. He is also a leader in his church, serving as the youth pastor. He has many hobbies that keep him busy in his free time, including board games, watching sports, and writing poetry. He values learning, teaching, spending time with family and friends, and making connections with others. He is always up for learning something new and interesting and hopes he can help others do the same.
Kyle: Kyle come to us with 10 years of retail and warehouse experience. Kyle enjoys spending time with friends and family, golfing, bowling, working at the ranch, and anything outdoors. His interests include vintage furniture, design and architecture. He is in the ongoing process of making his '96 Bronco a daily driver.
Trystan: Trystan helps keep our site attractive and informative by creating pictures and advertisements to highlight new machines and current sale prices. Trystan enjoys creating art, online gaming, spending time with family and most of all spoiling and lavishing tons of love on three sweet little birdies.