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

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.


T.E.A. Executive Director

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


T.E.A. 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 Sales & Marketing Manager

Amanda can calm any fire. She is the perfect person to handle all of our customer service operations, and handles every situation with grace. Be sure to say hi if you see her in the store!


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!


T.E.A. Program Director

Since joining the T.E.A team in June 2020, Crystal is the most excited to meet the ladies and jump in to help in any way possible. Crystal strongly believes the work the T.E.A. and Rebel Nell have embarked on is truly life-changing and aligns directly with her core values!


Creative Designer

Cool, calm, and collected – Monique has it all under control. Her level head and her eye for fashion make her a great addition to our team.


Creative Designer

That twinkle in our eye comes from this wonderful lady. Ethel joined our team in 2020, and has been helping out with our product photography!


Creative Designer

We are Team Russell. As our first male hire, Russell is a wonderful addition to our team. We even got him to model for a photoshoot during his first week!

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!



Adrian is one smart cookie. She approached every day in the studio with a great attitude that lifted everyone up, and her drive was a force to be reckoned with.



Alicia is the strong, silent type that brought 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.



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 found ourselves in a bind, Azzie was the one to holds it all together and get it done. She started with us as a Creative Designer, and worked her way up to Production Manager.



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 loved having her in the shop!



Bianca is a sweet and sassy lady who kept us laughing and on our toes. She was always a joy to have in the shop, and can make anyone laugh.



Perhaps the most musically-inclined team member we've had, Brenda was 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.



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!



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.



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!



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.



Danielle has the most calming energy. She brought great balance to our studio, and was always so caring and humble.



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 have been a better fit for our team!



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.



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.



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.



Natia is your best friend. Her sweet and friendly personality made her a joy to have in the studio everyday, and her dedication was so inspiring to all of us.



Nechelle is EASILY the most kind-hearted person you will ever meet. She welcomed each new team member as if you’ve been a part of our family forever, and her "no problem" attitude kept everyone sane.



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.



Sandrine will keep you guessing. Originally from Congo, she brings so much positivity to the shop. Her laugh is contagious, and she speaks 6 languages! We couldn't be happier to know her.



No one does fun like Shameika. Her bright personality always lifted our spirits, but she was also always open to sharing her more thoughtful side with us too.



Sheree has never met a stranger. She's a bubbly and outgoing shining light, and was always so caring to everyone on our team.



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.



Toni is full of personality. She was so personable with everyone she met, and made everyone feel like an old friend.