AD&D’s Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) represents diversity in business and labor in our community. Members volunteer their time, talent, and knowledge to help our program and our students be the very best they can be.

 

Contact

SCHOOL OF APPAREL DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT
at Seattle Central

1701 Broadway / Seattle, WA 98122

T / 206.934.3830

EMAIL

appareldesign@seattlecolleges.edu

Chris Karam

Co-founder and CEO, ChameleonPLM and AD&D Technical Advisory Committee Chair

  Chris Karam has led apparel and gear design, development and manufacturing teams for 30 years for leading brands and…

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Chris Karam has led apparel and gear design, development and manufacturing teams for 30 years for leading brands and private label retailers.  She holds multiple design patents for travel beverage containers, has led multi-national teams of up to 2000 members, and lived in Qingdao, China with her family while leading a business unit of a large, global manufacturer of performance outerwear and gear.  Chris graduated from the AD&D program and is currently Chair of the AD&D Technical Advisory Committee.  Chris and her husband Souheil Karam founded ChameleonPLM, a Seattle based company offering cloud-based product lifecycle management tools designed to streamline global product development for companies of all sizes.  Chris enjoys giving back to the industry by mentoring others, and in her spare time volunteers for her children’s schools and athletic programs.

 

 

Rebecka Churchill

Senior Design Manager Women's Sweaters, Tommy Bahama

    Rebecka Churchill is a designer in Seattle. She has over 15 years of experience in the local fashion…

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Rebecka Churchill is a designer in Seattle. She has over 15 years of experience in the local fashion industry, working with strong lifestyle brands in men’s, women’s, and children’s wear. Rebecka graduated from the School of Apparel Design & Development in 2004. She combines her passion for fashion and learning through volunteering and mentoring. She loves the Pacific Northwest and enjoys “fika” at the Swedish Club whenever possible.

 

 

 

 

Charlie D’Amato

Senior Manager of Product Development and Design, Classic Accessories, Inc.

  Charlie grew up behind a sewing machine working in his father’s company Tack and Stitch Upholstery in Buffalo, New…

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Charlie grew up behind a sewing machine working in his father’s company Tack and Stitch Upholstery in Buffalo, New York.

The sewing skills learned during those formative years proved to be a valuable asset as he developed his artistic abilities while earning a Bachelors’ Degree in Design with a concentration in Theatre From SUNY College at Buffalo.  The Theatre led Charlie to relocate in Seattle, Washington where he joined the world famous Seattle Group Theatre company serving in various creative positions of the design team. Ultimately, he joined the permanent staff as Resident Costume Designer and Costume Shop Manager.  Sadly, The Group was not able to continue normal operations due to lost funding and closed.

In search of apparel pattern making skills, Charlie attended SCCC AD&D program.  The program opened the industry doors, and Charlie explored a varied path of career development in Seattle through Men’s Apparel Design at Nordstrom, Private Label Backpack and Travel Accessories Design at Pacific Market International (PMI), Luggage Design and Creative Marketing at Carry Gear Solutions (CGS), and Travel Goods Manufacturing Sales and marketing at Grown-up Group.

Today Charlie leads a product development team of Merchandisers and Designers for Classic Accessories designing and developing lifestyle products for Outdoor Living.

Charlie continues to be involved with the SCC AD&D program by serving as a member of the AD&D Technical Advisory Committee.

 

 

Ruth Lancaster

Senior Technical Designer, Juniors Private Label Zumiez

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Delia Mulholland

Labor Business Representative, IATSE Wardrobe Local 887

  A graduate of the UW Drama program, Delia Mulholland has worked in the theatrical costuming field, both in costume…

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A graduate of the UW Drama program, Delia Mulholland has worked in the theatrical costuming field, both in costume construction and backstage wardrobe, for 35 years!  After working under Union contracts at theaters around the Seattle area, she began to take an interest in Union governance.  She is now both the Wardrobe House Head for the Paramount Theatre and The Business Representative for IATSE Theatrical Wardrobe Union Local 887. Her strong interest in practical technical training for costume construction personnel led her to join the AD&D Technical Advisory Committee.

 

 

 

Marylou Ozbolt-Storer

Designer/CEO/Owner, FibreArts Inc.

  Marylou Ozbolt-Storer along with her team has been creating Wearable Art Clothing for women for nearly 40 years. She…

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Marylou Ozbolt-Storer along with her team has been creating Wearable Art Clothing for women for nearly 40 years. She is owner of Fibrearts Inc located here in the NW.  National Art Shows such as the Philadelphia and Smithsonian Museums provide her the ability to connect with and sell to collectors, high end boutiques and galleries nationally.  After her education here in the US, she got her textile training in London England in the 70’s for textile and fashion design.

Marylou has been a board member of the AD&D Technical Advisory Committee since 1992.

When not in her studio or traveling for Fibrearts, Marylou will be found in one of her many gardens or hosting a wedding at her Shooting Star Event Gardens Wedding Venue.

 

 

June Rau

Fashion Content Manager/Corporate Fashion Consultant Director, Nordstrom

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Camille Steen

Senior Technical Designer, ExOfficio

  Camille Steen has worked in the apparel industry in a variety of roles. After growing up in Seattle as…

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Camille Steen has worked in the apparel industry in a variety of roles. After growing up in Seattle as one of six children, she attended Seattle Central and began her design career at Serac, Inc. an innovative skiwear company in the 80s, and later at Calvert Sports Apparel, where she developed skiwear, outerwear, sweaters and active sportswear.

At Nordstrom Product Group she worked as wovens designer for the Direct Sales division, and as technical designer for a variety of divisions.

Currently the Product Engineer Lead at ExOfficio LLC, she is also co-author of the popular Fairchild textbook “Technical Sourcebook for Designers”.

She enjoys fashion illustration and textile design, and exhibited her textile designs at the Printsource show in New York City as part of a BA program through The Evergreen State College, where she earned a BA in Apparel Studies.

Most recently she volunteers at Muses Conscious Fashion Studio, a program to teach job readiness and industrial sewing skills to immigrant and low-income women and men.