Team Twisted

Twisted's staff members are here to help!

ANNA - ManagerAnna

When Anna isn't knitting, you might find her out and about playing trombone and singing vintage swing music, dressed in the legal limit of sequins. She might also be burning up the karaoke stage with her comedian husband, Leo.


ANNY - ManagerAnny

Anny is a transplant from the Midwest and started working at Twisted just a few days after arriving in Portland. She knits, crochets, and is absolutely obsessed with hand dyers!


CAROL - Tech Editor, Momcarol

Carol is Twisted's tech editor extraordinaire (we got her a JaMpdx mug that says so), as well as stock girl, painter, life coach, curtain-ironer, and all around mom. That's because she is, in fact, Emily's mom. Many of Twisted's mantras started as her pearls of wisdom - including "touch it once", "let's make a list", and "it'll never be as good as it is right now". She visits us, and ensures we eat regular healthy meals, every few months.


CHERI - Customer Service Procheri

Cheri is a native Oregonian, born just 2 miles from Twisted. She loves the beach, but not the water; likes the mountains, but doesn’t ski; and loves cold rainy weather, but not winter coats. Cheri began knitting before you were born. She loves helping customers learn new things, achieve their goals, and pick out the perfect yarn. Amazing Cheri Facts: she lived in West Africa for 4 years, owned a yarn shop for 12 years, designed and knit over two dozen sweaters for her late, great, feisty chihuahua Riley, and is still happily married to her high school sweetheart.


CINDY - Social Media CoordinatorCindy

Cindy lives on a farm with her husband, 1 cat, 2 rabbits, 2 goats, and 11 chickens (Agnes, Bonnie, Edna, Frances, Gladys, Irene, Millie, Peggy, Phylis, Stella, and Wanda). Her husband is her favorite... but friends not-so-secretly suspect Irene is a close second.


DAWN - Facilities Manager, Customer Service Prodawn

Dawn was born a Midwesterner who is a Portlander at heart. True to that she has tried it all- knitting, sewing, needle felting, jewelry making, baking, pickling, canning, fermenting... She lives in the neighborhood with her bike commuting husband, roller derby/soccer daughter and gaming son. When not at the store, she is watching movies, reading fabulously trashy romances and forcing her kids on hikes.


ELINOR - Teacher, Editor, Customer Service Proelinor

Elinor has been a knitter for over 15 years, and has taught at several yarn shops in her storied career. She has an eye for catching mistakes before they happen, and lives for the "ah ha!" moment with students.


EMILY - Owner, Co-Founderemily

Though a Hoosier by birth, college at Stanford introduced Emily to the west coast and it stuck. During a year abroad at Oxford, Emily got a very bad haircut from a (still to this day!) very dear friend and resorted to a near buzz cut. The kindhearted English house mother taught her how to knit hats so she didn't freeze while it grew out. Emily enjoys backpacking, playing with technology, gardening, and refinishing furniture. Her person, Kirk, is a musician, writer, and host of your new favorite podcast. Her dog, Appa, is the cutest beastie ever.