MELISSA MCGRAW-PETRUSCH . owner . designer . photographer
Melissa has been involved with the art world in one way or another ever since she was a little girl. She started her professional art career after earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Graphic Design from Mercyhurst University in 2001. Her love of graphic design has given her the opportunity to design branding for both local and national companies. Founding Woo Woo Workshop in April of 2012 has now allowed her to work every day with her two passions - art and animals. Her days consist of taking care of many aspects of Woo Woo Workshop, from brand design to stamping to photography. Her most rewarding part of doing what she loves is receiving feedback and photos from her customers around the globe. Melissa spends her free time watching classic films, collecting vintage movie stills, illustrating, spending time with family and her pup, Lilly and two cats, Tori and Izzy.
FRED PETRUSCH . production manager . quality control
After a 16 year career in the manufacturing field, our production and quality manager Fred, decided to further his education in a discipline near and dear to his heart, veterinary care. While earning his degree as a veterinary assistant from Great Lakes Institute of Technology in Erie, PA, Fred had the opportunity to work with our local animal shelters and the pets housed there. It was through the lense of this environment that lead him to a greater understanding of the need for proper pet identification. Fred uses his knowledge of metals and their properties to produce the highest quality handmade pet id tags. His emphasis on quality control and the longevity of the products handmade by Woo Woo Workshop is coupled with Fred's desire to bring our customers these unique items at an afforable cost. When not in the workshop, Fred enjoys golf, remodeling, cooking, gardening and good times with friends and family.
HALLIE MCGRAW . strategy director . marketing
Hallie's business journey began by receiving her BA in Business Management from Mercyhurst University in 2001. Her thirst for a greater understanding of organizational culture and operations led her down a diverse career path. Working at businesses large and small, Hallie has gained a unique perspective on many facets of business management and strategy. She has a broad understanding of corporate and small business operations, organizational wellness and business policy. An entrepreneur at heart, Hallie is poised to bring her dedication and knowledge to help support the mission of Woo Woo Workshop. Her personal interests vary from being an avid golfer, music, to enjoying spending time with her Mia kitty, family and friends.
ANNE SHULL . fabric artisan
Anne learned how to sew as a little girl from her grandmother, a memory that she holds close to her heart. With over 30 years experience as a fabric artisan; Anne's attention to detail and quality control are beyond meticulous. She takes great pride in each Woo Woo Workshop item she creates. Her craftsmanship and abilities are valuable assets to the Woo Woo Crew as they reflect her dedication to bringing you the best product possible. Anne's other interests include, cooking, interior decorating, gardening, spending time with her family and of course her two miniature Schnauzers, Andrew and Annie.