Sa Voix Collective Bios
Board member + design consultant
Kristen is fashion business and creative consultant living in Austin, Texas whose clients include: the ethical fashion brand, Raven and Lily and luxury hair accessories brand, Lelet. With almost 20 years experience in the fashion industry, she began her career at Fossil in Dallas Tx and then moved to NYC where she designed accessories for large fashion brands including Cole Haan, Kate Spade and most recently Tory Burch. kristen is on the board of Sa Voix and feels honored to encourage and support the young makers and burgeoning designers of the savoix products through her knowledge and experience. For her, Sa Voix is a place be empowered to express the creative voices each young woman was born with.
Board member + design partner
Morgann is the Owner, Designer, and Maker behind A Well Worn Story located in Forreston, Illinois. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Iowa State University in Apparel Merchandising, Design, and Production with a focus in Creative Design, and spent a semester abroad studying Fashion Design at the London College of Fashion. During her time in London, Morgann developed a passion for leatherwork, fair trade, and sustainable fashion. This passion lead her to starting a business using reclaimed materials to create high quality, sustainable goods. Morgann is a Designer at Sa Voix teaching sewing skills and leathercrafting. To her, Sa Voix is a safe space for women to be creative, share their stories, grow together, and empower others.
Board member + digital strategy consultant
Eric is a dot connector, and a storyteller. Eric help brands, businesses, and organizations find and create the right connections, uncover and answer the right questions, and ultimately empower them to make confident decisions. He is the Senior Creative Strategist for Bludog Design where he has worked for the past 10 years. Eric helps seamlessly string together the myriad and complex pieces of the whole, so that the messages and the meaning make sense—to the people with something to say, and, perhaps even more importantly, to the people they're trying to reach.
Michael J. Hlis
Board member + accountant
Michael is an accountant specializing in manufacturing finance currently working in the manufacturing industry. He received his BA in economics from University of Colorado at Boulder and MBA in accountancy at Depaul University in Chicago. During his years in working in manufacturing finance, he has learned the fundamental processes and procedures required to run a lean manufacturing organization minimizing waste and maximizing efficiency. Michael is on the Board of Sa Voix. To Michael, Sa Voix is an important example of the successes of empowering women and providing opportunity to those who could otherwise be left behind.