TORI SERPA CO-OWNER & BUYER, HEAD OF THE BRIT ROSE FOUNDATION
Tori graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University in 1984 with a double major in marketing and communication. After graduating, she worked as a Southwest Airlines flight attendant for twenty years. She is married to Roy, her college sweetheart. They have two children, Blake, age 29, and Brittney Rose, who is their own angel in Heaven. Blake has recently married and we have a new girl in our family Megan Trahan Serpa.
It has always been a dream of Tori's to own a boutique of some sort. She, however, was never certain if it would be an actual brick and mortar store, or an online business. Her true passions are volunteering for non-profits in her community, and now she has been able her marry my dream of owning a boutique and running a non-profit organization.
Since bringing her daughter-in-law, Megan, on board as co-owner and manager of the boutique, Tori is now able to put her full time and energy into the Brit Rose Foundation where she manages the community relationships and organizes any and all events between the foundation and the boutique.
MEGAN SERPA CO-OWNER & BUYER, OPERATIONS MANAGER
Megan was born and raised in New Orleans, LA and moved to Dallas nearly 5 years ago. She received her bachelor degree from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, where she was also a former cheerleader. Once in Dallas, Megan worked in marketing and business development for a drug and alcohol treatment center, where she gained valuable experience and knowledge on mental health and addiction.
Megan was part of the buying team for 2 years, but came on board as co-owner and operating manager in October of 2019. Since coming on board, she has helped re-locate Brit Rose to its current location on Lovers Lane and has fully taken over the operations on the boutique, allowing her mother-in-law, Tori, to put full energy into the Brit Rose Foundation. The two make a dynamic duo in their mission to spread awareness and break the stigma of mental health, one dress at a time!
ROY SERPA FINANCE
Roy is Operating Advisor of Atlantic Street Capital in Dallas, TX. Prior to Atlantic Street Capital he was President and CEO of Lakeview Health, a group of Residential Treatment Centers for the Medical & Clinical treatment of substance abuse disorders. He still remains on the Lakeview Health Board. In previous years Roy was CEO of Aspire Home Care, CEO and Partner of Jordan Health Services in Addison, TX and President of Chartwell Diversified Services. Roy is an industry leader with over 33 years of experience in the Healthcare services such as Home Health & Behavioral Health.
BLAKE SERPA STRATEGIC PLANNING
Blake graduated from the University of Mississippi with a degree in finance. He started his career as an account manager with EQD in Dallas. In 2016 Blake joined Lakeview Health as a sales rep and became Director of Sales Support in his time there. Blake now owns a behavioral health clinic in Forney, TX in partnership with his dad, Roy Serpa. Blake is now married to Megan Serpa and he cannot be prouder to have his wife and mother working together to honor his sisters legacy.
RIETTE GOUWS ONLINE, INVENTORY & MEDIA
As a mom the mental health of children is very near and dear to Riette’s heart. She feels privileged to be able to spread awareness of Brit Rose’s cause and raising funds for it in such a fun and accessible way. Riette is originally from South Africa, and now lives in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. She worked in corporate for almost 20 years, and is also a certified yoga and meditation teacher. She holds B. Sc (Applied math/computer science) and MBA degrees. Her hobbies include painting, knitting, crocheting, traveling, hiking, reading, and jewelry making.
NATASHA WATSON SALES ASSOCIATE
Natasha is an accomplished hair stylist and a licensed educator in the cosmetology field for the last 37 years. Her passion is teaching and working with children. She also loves clothing boutiques, jewelry and decorating and that is why she's a great fit for working at Brit Rose. She has two children, Jarred and Paige, and one amazing husband named Robert. And don't forget an adorable Pomeranian named Brooklyn . "My husband and I recently moved to Dallas and we are absolutely loving being in this great city."
KARLIE GUTA SALES ASSOCIATE
Born and raised in Frisco, TX. I will be graduating from the University of Mississippi in May 2019 with a double major in Managerial Finance and Real Estate. I will be starting my career at JLL as an Analyst for their Valuation and Advisory Services Team while still working part time at Brit Rose. This is my favorite place to come work at on the weekends, because the mission is so near and dear to my heart after loosing my beautiful cousin, Brittney!
MADISON CANSLER SOCIAL MEDIA PR
Madison has a B.A in Fashion Media with a minor in photography from SMU. She is continuing her education there and is currently getting her Master’s Degree in Advertising. Madison has a passion for social media and fashion and loves getting to combine the two to work for a good cause at Brit Rose. She loves to travel and loves her pets. She has a frenchie named Cher and a three-legged cat named Bella!
BLAYN KRAFT SALES ASSOCIATE
Blayn, born and raised in Dallas, TX, is a Varsity Cheerleader and Varsity Golf Captain at Woodrow Wilson High School in East Dallas. In her spare time, she is in National Charity League, working with charities such as Love of the Lake, American Heart Association, as well as UNICEF, and Key Club. Blayn has a passion for philanthropy and fashion, and loves getting to combine the two for a good cause at Brit Rose!
CATHERINE GALLOWAY SALES ASSOCIATE
Catherine was born and raised in Dallas, TX. Catherine graduated from Highland Park high school and attended the University of Alaska Southeast in Juneau, AK. During her time up north she encountered several close friends dealing with mental health concerns and got them to find the help they needed. While not obtaining a degree due to health issues with family members at home, Catherine moved back to Dallas, TX. She started working retail. This coupled with experiences up in Alaska, as well as in her own family surrounding mental health and suicide prevention, brought Catherine to where she is now- working at Brit Rose.
KENNEDY DAMM SALES ASSOCIATE