Faye's Staff

 

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FAYE WETZEL

Founder/CEO/CMO/Owner
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Her name’s on the door.  After 25 years, she still enjoys every aspect of the business.

 Our  very own superhero, she always seems to be in two (or more!) places at once. Don't be surprised if you hear her on the radio in the morning, see her in the store that afternoon, and then catch her on TV in the evening.

Faye has five stepchildren and 11 grandchildren.

Hobbies: Reading; movies; cooking; eating; and spending time at home with Rick and their 3 dogs.

Community Involvement: Director, Woman's Center of Wisconsin Foundation; TEMPO Professional Woman's Organization; Board Member, Oconomowoc Lake Club; 2012 Woman of Influence.

FAYE WETZEL
RICK WETZEL

Owner
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Rick is married to Faye, and together they own Faye's.  After a career in engineering and technology, he decided to make a science out of this thing we call fashion retail. Rick soon realized it's akin to herding cats.
Rick is in charge of All Things IT and also helps maintain the website.

Rick has two children and 5 grandchildren in Minneapolis.

Hobbies: Woodworking; wilderness camping; cooking; SCUBA diving and taking dogs Panama Jack, Emmitt, and Jane to the dog park. 

Community Involvement: Board Member, Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin.

RICK WETZEL
MICHELLE K

COO/CFO
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Michelle works shoulder-to-shoulder with Rick and Faye as the 3rd member of our Executive Committee. She holds the titles of COO and CFO.  Pretty much indispensable!

Hobbies: Hiking in the woods; attending her kids' sporting events; and trap shooting (just a true-blooded Wisconsin woman).
 

MICHELLE K
LINDA L

Head Buyer/Sales Associate
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Linda leads our buying team. We strive to stay a step ahead of the game with Linda at our helm. One day she's wardrobing her clients on the sales floor in Mequon, and later that week she's on the red eye from Vegas market back to Mequon for hugs from her 3 children. Then it's off to the Big Apple. When she isn’t scouting trends she's in negotiations with designers and vendors. I don’t think we can recall a vendor ever saying "no" to our Linda. Are you getting the picture? This woman is a machine!

Hobbies: Spending time with family and friends (and cooking for them- did we mention she's an amazing cook??) 

Community Involvement: Linda coordinates holiday meals for the Ronald McDonald House.

LINDA L
MICAELA

Stores' Manager
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Micaela joined Faye's in April 2015. No stranger to the Milwaukee retail scene, she held management positions at J Crew, E Street Denim, and Mayfair's Coach Store. We welcome Micaela's professionalism and passion for the business.

Micaela manages both Faye's locations.

Hobbies: Spending time with her 8 year-old daughter, Sophia. She loves flea markets and consignment stores- a whiz at finding treasures to decorate her house!

MICAELA
AMANDA

Personal Stylist
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Amanda has spent time as a personal stylist and a visual merchandiser for some of the best contemporary retailers in the country. 

It was during these career stints that she realized her true passion was building customer relationships in a boutique environment. 

Amanda joined our Brookfield staff in October.  We welcome her calm presence and keen eye for detail.

Hobbies: Being outdoors, photography, traveling and experiencing new cultures; time with family and friends.

AMANDA
CAROLINA

Marketing Assistant
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A Spaniard in Milwaukee via Houston, Carolina left the European corporate fashion world last year in search of something different. With a Bachelor's in Business Administration and certified in Image Consulting, she brings the best of both worlds to Faye’s. Carolina loves our company’s “family” feel -- structured but always welcoming of new ideas. She looks forward to helping Faye’s continue to make a difference in the Milwaukee fashion scene.

Hobbies: reading; traveling; discovering new restaurants; and exploring Milwaukee with her husband and pup.

CAROLINA
EMILEE

Visual Merchandiser
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A Midwesterner and “fighting bee” through and through, Emilee left Iowa, where she double-majored at St. Ambrose University in PR and Journalism.  As our Visual Merchandiser, Emilee’s boundless energy and creativity keep the stores fresh and pretty which can mean dealing with the arrival of hundreds of new pieces a day! Dogs and donuts are her thing (which we frequently have both of at our stores), and she has loved fashion ever since she could walk in Barbie heels.

Hobbies: dog sitting; trying out new restaurants; shopping (obviously); thrifting and antiquing.

EMILEE
ELLEN

Personal Stylist
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Ellen started with Faye's in the Summer of 2015. She has a 15 year career in boutiques.  A 9 month foray into corporate retail only reinforced her need to be local:  buy it, support it, work it. Ellen fits the mold of everything that is Faye's. In her words, “Faye’s is a collaborative family of the sisters I never had.”

Hobbies: Pursuing the homemaking arts of cooking, decorating and gardening, anything relating to animals, reading, and volunteering.

ELLEN
ELLEN K

Personal Stylist
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Ellen has worn several hats over the years--  from Senior Design Artist for a graphic studio; to mom of three daughters; volunteer for various local charities; and head of operations for her family’s business. As a stylist at our Brookfield store, she fulfills one of her lifelong passions: outfitting every woman to look and feel her best.

Hobbies: spending time with her husband and three daughters; running 5k’s; hiking; traveling; and dining at local chef owned/run restaurants.

ELLEN K
GRETCHEN

Personal Stylist
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Welcome back, Gretchen!

Gretchen took a "fashion sabbatical" in 2015 to explore the corporate world!  But, her love of fashion and our culture of building strong client relationships brought her back into the Faye's family. 

Energetic, intuitive, and savvy, Gretchen is the poster child for multi-tasking.  Selling cashmere sweaters or changing a light bulb -- whatever needs to be done, she's ON IT!

We couldn't be more thrilled to have her back on the selling floor in Brookfield.

Hobbies:  We never tire of Hank Tales -- Gretchen's dog, Hank, is a Doppelganger for Brewers' Hank.  (But, Gretchen's pup came first!)  Gretchen enjoys anything physical: running, water skiing, volleyball, hiking, and practicing agility with Hank.  She seeks life balance in her volunteerism and community outreach.

GRETCHEN
LAUREN

Personal Stylist
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Lauren hit the ground running mid-July in our Brookfield store.

During her college career at Rollins College in Winter Park, FL, she worked at a boutique similar to Faye's. So, when it comes to product knowledge and how best to serve our customers, Lauren knows the drill.

Lauren treasures time spent with family.  She loves a good book and soaking up the sun!  A lifetime fashion highlight was wearing a Carolina Herrera gown to her Service Club Charity Ball.

LAUREN
LINDA

Personal Stylist
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Linda to some, but to us she's LZ. LZ loves our customers, and they love her. She really knows how to style a customer from head to toe (she has been known to pull out her make-up kit from her days as a Bobbi Brown beauty consultant to add the finishing touches). As a matter of fact, LZ continues to makeover her colleagues, and, she's constantly reminding Faye to "wear a little more blush."
LZ may be small in stature, but her presence in the store is grand.  

Hobbies: Cooking (she's a foodie); and hanging out with her hubby! 

LINDA
MAGGIE

Personal Stylist/Assistant Buyer
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Maggie, our Indiana University grad, joined us in September of 2013. Her entire career has revolved around fashion -- her degree was  in Apparel Merchandising, and she previously worked at Kohl's Corporate. Lucky for us, Maggie prefers the specialty boutique atmosphere to a corporate structure. The girl knows and loves the fashion biz! 

Hobbies: Hanging with family; her pup, Stanlee; shopping; Thai cuisine.

MAGGIE
SAMANTHA

Intern, Buying
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Majoring in Fashion Merchandise Management with a minor in Business Administration at Mount Mary University, Samantha provides assistance to our buying team.  Faye’s is her first specialty store experience.  Samantha hopes to have a career in buying and is thrilled to be learning from the best!

Hobbies: dancing; spending time with family; and exploring new things.

SAMANTHA
SHEREEN

Personal Stylist
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Shereen has done it all:  produced fashion segments for major networks; consulted on global fashion buys; coordinated e-commerce ventures; and worked as a rep at a multi-line fashion showroom.  (And this is just a partial listing!)  So, when she moved back to her hometown of Milwaukee, she was looking for The Perfect Fit.  The stars aligned, and Faye's is thrilled to have her as part of our team.
In addition to her full-time sales position, Shereen has attended trade shows assisting our Head Buyer, Linda.

Hobbies: Spending time with family; spending time with her rescue dogs; being outside; learning to play guitar; and watching movies.

SHEREEN
SHARON

Executive Assistant
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Sharon assists MIchelle with all the behind-the-scenes work.  The business of the business is Sharon's business.
Hard-working, organized, level-headed, and a clear thinker, Sharon does a lot to keep our workdays sane (and fun).

Hobbies: Reading; working out; bird watching (she likes to attract them to her feeders outside); and staying sane while raising two "crazy" teenage sons.

SHARON
TAMI

Personal Stylist
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Tami's life before Faye's consisted of traveling the world with her husband, Don. and raising her son, Logan. (Don was a pitcher in Major League Baseball for 17 years, 5 of which he spent with the Milwaukee Brewers.) Tami is still very active in the baseball community running summer camps and clinics in Southeastern WI. 

Tami's previous experience also included hair stylist and styling for fashion shoots.

TAMI
TIFFANY

Personal Stylist
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Tiffany has spent the last 20 plus years in retail and half of them have been spent at Faye’s!  She's the VET at our Mequon store. We like to call her our Girl Scout...leave it to Tiff to get things done (and done right!). 

Hobbies: Reading a good book; Sunday matinees (she seldom skips); checking out local eateries with friends.

TIFFANY
INTERESTED IN JOINING OUR TEAM?

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We currently have long-term, part-time and full-time sales positions available. 

Requirements:
-A passion for selling, customer service, and building customer relationships
-Multi-year experience selling to women in a boutique environment or relevant experience
-Interest in and knowledge of current fashions and trends
-Excellent references from superiors, coworkers, and clients
-Availability some weekend days each month; some Thursday nights until 8PM
-Evidence of energy, self motivation, and a strong work ethic

We offer a stable and fun place to work. Please browse the rest of our website to learn about our business, staff, store hours, etc. We do not employ commissioned sales people, but we do pay for performance.

If you meet these requirements please submit an introductory email and resume. If you know someone who meets these requirements please send them this ad or direct them to our website. Thank you for considering!

INTERESTED IN JOINING OUR TEAM?