Meet The Knotty Nail Team
Becky - Owner & Founder
Becky is the creator of The Knotty Nail and the mastermind behind the patterns, workshops and custom art pieces. She cuts, sands and stains every single piece of wood for workshops and custom pieces and she runs the behind the scenes work of the company. She left her job as an executive officer at a non-profit to pursue the wonderful world of self-employment in 2017 and is loving every minute of it.
Becky has three children - Mara (17), Noel (5) and Flyn (3) and two fur babies Oliver (dog) and Maui (cat) and is married to Andrew (see below). When not running her empire, Becky loves traveling, beaches, eating delicious food and spending time with her family. Originally from eastern Iowa, her favorite places in Des Moines are the Downtown Farmers Market and Saylorville Lake.
Fun Fact: While a junior at Central College, Becky's softball team won a national championship in Salem, Virginia.
Vicki - Workshop expert (Council Bluffs/Omaha)
Meet Vicki, Council Bluffs & Omaha's one and only workshop expert! Originally from Council Bluffs, Vicki resides in a kick-ass house in the woods with her hubby and her two babies, Evelyn and AJ. Her favorite workshop pattern is Iowa with a Heart.
Vicki loves a good craft beer, traveling and spending time with her family. When she's not working for The Knotty Nail, she designs killer displays for grocery stores, hits up local fairs and festivals and lavishes herself in fancy body products. She loves to visit Newport, Oregon or anywhere on the Washington/Oregon coast. Her favorite place in Omaha is Lauritzen Gardens.
Fun Fact: Vicki has written a series of romance novels and is working on having them published.
Kristin Hunter - Workshop Expert (Des Moines)
Originally from Urbandale, Kristin now resides in Altoona with her husband Joe and two sons, Derek (7) and Andrew (5). Her favorite pattern is the house with a heart.
When she’s not working for Knotty Nail, she runs her own in-home daycare and is a chauffeur to and from sports for her sons. Kristin and her husband are Iowa Hawkeye fans and enjoy football season tickets. She loves to spend time with her family and in her backyard pool.
Her favorite places in Des Moines are the Downtown Farmers Market, the Blank Park Zoo and Wells Fargo Arena for concerts.
Meghan - Workshop expert (Des Moines)
Meet Meghan, one of our fabulous workshop instructors! Meghan lives in Ankeny with her two fur babies (cats), Caroline and Lester, and grew up in Waukee. When not working with The Knotty Nail, she’s a rockstar elementary special education teacher. In her free time, she loves to craft, read, cook/bake and watch baseball (Go Cubs! Go Red Sox!).
Meghan’s favorite pattern is too hard to choose, but she loves the cactus, Iowa love, arrows, tulips, and pineapple. Meghan also loves to travel, especially visiting a beach. Her favorite places in Des Moines is Drake University, where she attended undergrad, and Principal Park.
She can say the alphabet backwards super fast and she’s attempting to teach herself sign language.
Jen Wong - Workshop Expert (Des Moines)
Jen was born in Des Moines, where she resides with her husband and three daughters. When she's not working for The Knotty Nail, she works as a Compliance Officer for the State's Housing Agency. She is active in her children's school, and loves spending time with her family, dogs, traveling (especially her girls' trips), shopping and crafting.
Fun fact: Jen has been obsessed with The Knotty Nail since hosting her first Sips and Strings in 2016. She also hosted the very first workshop in the new Studio. She can't pick a favorite pattern, because they're all fun!