Our Team

Meet the powerful individuals who inspire us everyday and keep the wheels turning.

Our Team

We are continuously motivated and inspired by the people surrounding our company, and we know that the fight for social equity is not won alone, but rather together as a united force.


Co-Founder & CEO

Amy is our fearless leader. She's the driving force behind Rebel Nell and the reason we keep pushing forward. She has the world's biggest heart and is always eager to help those in need.


Co-Founder & COO of T.E.A.

When it comes to attention to detail, no one does it like Diana. Down to the tiniest piece, she is the perfect person to see a project through to the end. She makes sure that all T.E.A. operations run smoothly, and occasionally lets us snuggle with her adorable dogs.


CFO of T.E.A.

Keri's everyone's best friend. She's genuinely interested in learning about people and figuring out how she can have a positive impact on their lives; making her the perfect person for our non-profit. She also brings the guacamole and starts the dance parties!


Digital Sales & Marketing Manager

Taylor is our in-house Amy translator – taking all of the exciting new ideas that come up and turning them into action. She now focuses her energy on the making the online store the best around, and she's the one behind the scenes of Rebel Nell's social media strategy. #BossBabe


Director of Development

Danielle is the best kind of crazy. Her passion for helping others and her can-do attitude makes her a great asset to the team. She is constantly coming up with new ideas to connect and involve the community in the work T.E.A. does.


Self-Sufficiency Coach

Tonia gives us warm fuzzy feelings. She is the mother of the group, and is always ready to listen and encourage others. With a background in social work, she provides day-to-day support for our Creative Designers, and makes everyone feel like a winner.


Retail + Customer Service Manager

Molly is the smile-iest. She handles all of the events we participate in and host, and she's the driving force behind the Rebel Nell retail store. As a VFA fellow, she is passionate about entrepreneurship, and is always down to explore new places.


Production Manager

Azzie is the life of the party. With her sharp wit and larger than life personality, she often has us rolling on the floor laughing. When we find ourselves in a bind, Azzie's the one who holds it all together and gets it done. She started with us as a Creative Designer, and worked her way up.


Assistant Production Manager

Nechelle is EASILY the most kind-hearted person you will ever meet. She welcomes each new team member as if you’ve been a part of our family forever, and is incredibly patient in teaching our craft. Her flexibility, persistence, and positivity in even the tightest situations inspires us every damn day.


Digital Marketing + Ecommerce Associate

Afi just gets it. She takes everything we throw at her, and turns it into magic. Starting as a summer intern, she wowed us with her attention to detail and her ability to write catchy captions on the fly, so we're so happy she stuck around!


Production Consultant

Britt is a sunflower of a human being. As a self-taught silversmith with a creative and thoughtful eye for design - Britt never says no to a challenge and never fails to turn a product concept into reality, always exceeding expectations.


Production Consultant

Jayson is arguably the person that made us feel like a “real” jewelry company. At only 17, this gem taught us soldering skills, how to cut production steps, and introduced us to the wonderful world of dog memes.


Creative Designer

Alicia is the strong, silent type that brings an incredible peace to our studio. She’s a diligent and focused worker but don’t let her seriousness fool you, she will crack jokes or sneak a goofy look your way when you least expect it.


Creative Designer

Benita has the sweetest soul. She is one of the most fashionable people we've met, and definitely the most resilient. We met Benita through our partnership with Freedom House, and we haven't stopped smiling yet!


Creative Designer

Delores has a heart of gold. She is the kindest, and is always the first to ask how your day is going. We met this lovely lady, gave her a tour of our studio, and decided she couldn't be a better fit for our team!



We adore Nadia. She is always a smiling face around the shop, and she's a big help with all the things that pop up daily for a small business. If you see her around the retail store, say hello, but don't say anything bad about Justin Bieber – or else.

Our Graduates

At Rebel Nell, we're dedicated to the empowerment and education of our employees to further the objective of enhancing their lives. We could not be more proud of these Rebels!


Creative Designer

Karen is the original Rebel Nell badass. She's super sassy and doesn't put up with excuses. While a part of Rebel Nell, she was our den mother. We're incredibly proud of Karen, she's now working hard to provide resources to returning citizens. Karen also serves on the Rebel Nell advisory board.


Creative Designer

Mykira is incredibly hard-working and dedicated. When she was employed by Rebel Nell, she worked tirelessly while also supporting her children and a second job. She's now working in the home health care and automotive industries.


Production Manager

Patricia is the most creative person we've ever met. She has the unique ability of transforming discarded materials into the most beautiful works of art. With us since the beginning, she has proven herself invaluable.


Creative Designer

Eonka is soft-spoken, but has a huge heart. She loves children, taking care of others, and is the biggest Lions fan we know. True to her passion, she is now working in elderly care.


Creative Designer

Brittany has the most positive outlook on life. While working with us, she had a way of rallying the team and getting everyone to work toward a common goal. Brittany took our entrepreneurship classes seriously and started two businesses of her own...a home health care company and a sweet treat business.


Creative Designer

Claudine was our very first hire from a refugee support organization called Freedom House Detroit, and we could not have asked for a better match! Despite speaking very little English, Claudine caught on very quickly to our jewelry making process, came every day with a big smile, and even taught us a little French!


Creative Designer

Shyanna is one loving momma. She is extremely ambitious, and is always looking to where she can help. Her giving personality made her a great fit for this team, and she always made everyone feel included and like part of the family.


Creative Designer

Sweet Bri! This lady has the most contagious smile – in the best way. She always brought happiness into the shop, even on the hard days. We are so happy to have had her on our team!


Creative Designer

Cortlandtrish (or Cohill, as we call her) was one of the most focused people we've ever met. She was always ready to roll up her sleeves and get down to business, which made her a great addition to the team.


Creative Designer

Perhaps the most musically-inclined team member we've had, Brenda is always the one to break the silence in the best possible way. She’s an amazing mom to four equally amazing kids, but if you’re not careful she’ll probably steal your snacks.