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 (16), Noel (4) 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.

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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.

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Fongh - Workshop expert (Des Moines)

Meet Fongh, Becky's right hand woman and the face of many workshops. Fongh has been a part of The Knotty Nail since the fall of 2016 and teaches workshops and assists at special events. Her positive attitude and willingness to jump in and assist makes her an essential part of the team. Her favorite workshop pattern is Iowa with a Heart.

Originally from Urbandale, Fongh has a son (Jackson) and enjoys traveling and being a foodie with her main man, Jered.  When she's not working for The Knotty Nail, she works for a large non-profit,  makes delicious egg rolls and spends time with her friends. Her favorite places in Des Moines are Blank Park Zoo and anywhere she can shop. 

Fun Fact: Fongh can understand Chinese (Cantonese) and Tai Dam but cannot speak it.


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.