Gretchen’s been at the helm of Werremeyer since 2000. If you had the privilege of knowing her father, you realize she has his talent for making connections. For her, there’s only three degrees of separation. She is strangely good at parallel parking. Can whip up a tasty meal for eight in an hour. Yes, she is 6′. Never liked basketball until her sons began playing, now she is hooked. Has a horse named Ringo, a dog named Tucker and a cat called Steve. Loves to read magazines, fashion, design, home and cooking. Has a husband who should have been a rock star!
Gretchen graduated from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena with a BA in graphic design and packaging.
Cheryl is celebrating her 20th anniversary with Werremeyer this year (she started in grade school, right?) She doesn’t like hot liquids unless it’s French onion or chicken tortilla soup. Diet Dr. Pepper is her caffeine of choice. She grew up in a dog household but prefers cats because they are more independent (and easier to leave when traveling). She’s not a fan of scary movies. Driving Highway 40 is scary enough, especially when it snows. Has a print catalog fetish but does most of her shopping online.
Cheryl graduated from Webster University with a BA in Management, with an emphasis in marketing, and minor in computer studies.
Ann “Campbell like the soup” is known by name at the House of India. Ultimately believes in humanity. Believes semicolons are grossly underused. Lives on a lake; loves to read out loud. Remembers amberlith and color keys and bluelines. Prefers Newcastle to Bud. Her coffee cup’s always half full. Laughs at most things. She’s a seamstress, but her husband picks out her clothes. Can spot a baby at 50 yards, and doesn’t take it personally that her kids relocated to San Fran and New York City.
Ann graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a BS in Design and a VorKurs Certificate from the Allgemeine Kunstgewerbeschule Basel.
Originally from Chicago, Andy’s very happy he followed his wife to her home town of St. Louis. Loves print and web, but especially signage and environmental graphic design. Huge football fan (or soccer as they call it in this country). A supporter of Arsenal. Still thinks Rakim is the best rapper alive. Favorite movie character and haircut – Val Kilmer as Iceman in Top Gun. Still cannot grow a full beard. Proudest moment – seeing his children grow every day. Proudest moment as a designer – seeing his custom restroom sign designs featured in SEGDesign magazine.
Andy graduated from Loyola University of Chicago with a BA in visual communications, and also attended School of the Art Institute Chicago classes on Loyola’s Smith Scholarship.
Paul has to carefully regulate his caffeine intake. Very carefully. He frequently wears cardigans. Very frequently. He rarely drinks soda, but when he does, he prefers Fitz’s Root Beer. Orders clothes from Japan. Prefers air drums over air guitar. Gets a kick out of the Step Up movie series. Claims it’s for the dancing. He used to collect Hot Wheels as a kid. And had Transformer bedsheets. And drew on the walls. With crayon. Recognizes that Eddie Van Halen is the greatest rock guitar player of all time. Period. Enjoys using both halves of his brain every day. And when the weather is right, both feet. Pedaling to Werremeyer.
Paul graduated from Columbia College with a BFA in graphic design.
Alison is our newbie. Rocketing from an intern position in 2010 to a full-time family member. She makes sure to say “good morning” really loud when arriving at work. Goes to as many concerts as possible – from classical to dubstep. She loves pastries which is why Zumba and yoga are a weekly occurrence. Has been showing horses since she was 12. Could spend all day at Barnes & Noble. Her office nickname is “Ninja.” She is a huge movie buff and even if the movie is awful, she has to finish watching it. Actually wears clothes with colors – bright colors. Can’t give up her college email address, but that’s okay.
Alison graduated from William Woods University with a BS in Graphic Design and a minor in Business Administration.
Sherri will tell you she’s a boring “bean counter,” but this entrepreneur not only founded and runs her own accounting business, she’s also an experienced gardener, snow skier, and golfer.
She loves spending time with her two children, whether it’s family game night, or walking their two dogs, Dakota and Lady. Has lived all over the U.S., and swam in the Pacific and Atlantic oceans, as well as the Gulf of Mexico by the time she was five. Went to high school in Germany. Prefers cold weather. Is married to an Air Force veteran of 20 years.
Sherri graduated from Hickey College with an AS in Accounting.
The newest member of Werremeyer, Mellissa is also newly married and a new resident of St. Louis. With no sense of direction and unreliable GPS, she has already toured much of the metro area.
She loves to cook, however, she also loves peanut butter and miracle whip on white bread. Can’t stop herself from proofreading restaurant menus, road signs, etc. Likes Hitchcock movies, 60′s blues, and 1840′s fiction. Loves that her daughter and husband randomly, and sometimes jointly, break out in song or dance, or both.
Mellissa graduated from Campbellsville University with a BS in marketing management and a BS in communications with a minor in journalism.