Robin has had a varied business background mainly in the UK where he was Managing Director of the Chem-Dry Carpet Cleaning franchise. This involved building, what proved to be the largest cleaning franchise in the UK. He brought this experience and expertise stateside to his business venture to Alpine Art in 1997. He continues to guide the staff with his enthusiasm for exceptional customer service, integrity, and quality.
Apryll has been involved in the art and framing business for over 20 years with business management, art consulting, customer service, & employee development experience. Her experience in fiscal planning, operational efficiency, building business relationships, problem-solving, project management, staff supervision, training, and team building has helped in leading Alpine to where it is today. “I feel so fortunate to spend every day surrounded by art and to work with those who love and appreciate art. Everyone should be so lucky.”
Cathi has been framing for over 33 years and has been with Alpine Art since 1996. Her expertise is in helping customers to design the perfect framing for any project whether it is grandpa’s Boy Scout Patches, Family Photos, or a 70-piece project for a Commercial Space. Cathi is one of a select few Certified Picture Framers in Utah, as an experienced framer her exquisite eye has directed numerous jobs. Her strong interpersonal communication & leadership skills are focused on customer satisfaction. “I love my job! My Art is Framing Your Art!”
Susan has both Account Management and Design experience with over 15 years working in Commercial Interiors Industry. Her expertise is in administration, business development, project coordination management, and sales. As our Community Manager, she is responsible for managing communications, PR, social media, events, and content creation. Susan holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Utah and an Associate Degree in business from the Salt Lake Community College. She enjoys working with large corporations and individual clients to create beautiful spaces with a personal touch.
When we closed our sister company, The London Market in the winter of 2017, we acquired the talents and abilities of Brandy Withers. She is new to custom framing and is excited to work with talented, creative people who love art and help to preserve cherished memories. Her customer service experience and attention to detail make her a valuable part of the team. From soup to nuts, you will find Brandy upfront assisting with administrative work or custom-framing large production projects. She always has a happy, positive attitude and her laughter fills the gallery. She enjoys spending time outdoors with her family of all boys and dogs Rome and Roxie. Brandy is an avid reader who enjoys gardening and creating unique gifts for loved ones.
As a first-time customer in 2015 at Alpine Art’s gallery, Katherine immediately knew she wanted to join the family of Alpine’s talented employees. Having relocated to the great City of Salt from San Francisco, Katherine brings to Alpine her love of art, a keen eye for aesthetics, and her dedication to customer service. She particularly enjoys working with her clients to bring their artwork to its full potential. She is a piano teacher with over 20 years of experience, teaching in her home studio in Salt Lake City. She also has two daughters, three dogs, and a very demanding husband, who need her constant attention. When not at the piano or in the gallery, Katherine enjoys spending her time on the trails and mountains in the beautiful landscapes of the Wasatch Front.
Tony started working at Alpine Art in 2001, the same year as the Space Odyssey. He is incredibly talented and witty. He is an integral part of producing work for one of Alpine’s largest accounts. His primary responsibilities are to custom cut moulding and build frames. He is passionate about filmmaking and has won numerous awards for his work.
Laura has been framing since September 2011. She is a native of Southern California and has a particular love of photography and design, which she studied informally since high school. Laura is creative and calm. Working with five other framers, she keeps the group focused and the work flowing. She manages the material ordering process and makes sure projects come together as planned.
Ella has been framing for over 27 years. She began her framing career at Mac’s Craft & Hobby and then Reuel’s Art & Frame prior to joining our team of framers 8 years ago. “I have the best job in the world!” Ella exclaims. “The best part is working with my hands and making things beautiful.” She appreciates the talented group of framers she works with every day. “Problem-solving is a big part of framing. Every job is different and you have to figure things out using the best restorative practices. We have a great team that is resourceful and creative.” On her days out of the frame shop, Ella continues to create making crafts, jewelry, and gardening. She enjoys spending time with her long-time love, Tom, and their cats Riley and Asher.
Mia is currently working to obtain an Associate of Arts Degree at the Salt Lake Community College where she is studying figure drawing and painting. She appreciates the flexibility of her work schedule to accomplish her goals. Mia joined the framing team a year ago and loves being able to use her creativity and attention to detail to provide custom framing for her clients. “I’m doing something creative that is going to make people happy rather than just sitting behind a desk in a gray cubicle.” When not working or going to school, Mia enjoys the outdoors with her dogs Bruce and Bella hiking, and camping.
Eric has a love for art and has been part of the local Salt Lake City art community for over a decade. He is an artist and creates stunningly intricate designs on panel. His paintings are very process-intensive and meticulous which translates well into framing. Eric is happiest working with his hands whether in the frame shop or at home. He pays attention fo every detail to create something beautiful. He enjoys his free time with his husband Brian and their dog Murray and cat Arthur.