Past Pioneering Designers & Makers

A concept created to amplify the original work of western artists & makers across America, the Trailblazing the West series began in Sept. 2022 showcasing exclusive & unique pieces fashioned by innovative craftsmen for the Savannah 7s customer.

From hand-painted leather goods to fine art photography, jewelry, Pendleton jackets and everything in between, enjoy a look back at our past featured designers who truly demonstrate what it means to blaze their own trail.

Learn more about Trailblazing the West and where it is headed from our owner, Ryley Wimer, in our Haute on the Ranch Blog: A Year Of Pioneering Designers.

Trailblazing the West: Meet the Makers

St. Paul, OR

Kelly Gregory

The Branded Belle | Est. 2020

From coffee shop owner to denim jacket designer, Kelly Gregory started creating after a couple of her friends asked her to embellish their outerwear.

Douglas, OK

Erin Trusner Fischer

Trusner Designs | Est. 2011

Creating for over 12 years now, Erin says her graphic design business started by accident after she was asked by the financial company for which she was working to draft a holiday party invitation.

Blanchard, OK 

Sara Warnick

Sand Plum Soul Designs | Est. 2016

Working as a supervisor in a fast-paced orthopedic clinic, Sara was searching for a creative outlet and was encouraged by her grandfather to try silversmithing.

Hominy, OK

Katie Eason

Agvokate Designs | Est. 2020

As an advocate for the cattle industry and a longtime artist, Katie meshed her two worlds to form a digital illustration and design business focused on producing ag, farm and ranch inspired products.

Dusty, WA

Alex Callaghan

Alex Callaghan Photo | Est. 2017

Inspired by her family and life on a ranch, Alex started taking photos of her surroundings to capture and preserve the moments that mean the most to her.

Lampasas, TX

Allie Falcon

Allie Falcon | Est. 2015

An agricultural communications graduate, Allie spent time working in corporate marketing where she befriended the firm’s graphic designer and discovered her own love of creating.

Lockwood Valley, CA

Madeline Hansen

Written in Sage Design Co. | Est. 2019

Right before graduating college with a degree in animal science, Madeline’s cat accidentally broke her laptop and she decided to replace it with an iPad, where her homework turned into dabbling in digital artwork.

West Salem, WI

Cassie Everson Martin

Wanderlust Skulls | Est. 2016

As an agronomist and retail employee for years, Cassie turned her attention to creating skull art after painting one for her home and receiving numerous compliments and interested buyers.

Fayetteville, TX

Kim Neuendorff and Jessie Gibbons

XOXOart & Co, LLC | Est. 2012

With a master’s degree in illustration and a career as an art teacher, Kim was working as a freelance artist on the side when she decided to start her hand-painted and printed design business, with daughter Jessie shortly following suit.

Norco, CA

Amanda Richardson

Hdwest | Est. 2013

As a self-employed artist for years, Amanda began hand painting leather after a local shop asked her to get creative with a pair of boots.

Lindsborg, KS

Jill Elwood

Baby Blue Roo | Est. 2017

A former sales rep for an animal health company, Jill started creating jewelry as a way to stay busy after the loss of her daughter Rylee, eventually establishing Baby Blue Roo in her honor.

arcadia, ok

Brett McPherson

Designer's Brew | Est. 2007

After first learning about the term "interior designer" in the 5th grade, Brett's interest in the field has developed into an almost 20–year career.