Staff

Welcome Mallory!

Welcome Mallory!

Mallory Valentour has been with us for so long that she doesn’t seem like a new employee. After completing two successful internships with us, Mallory has officially joined our team and is an inspiring force to Passion Works artists and staff. Her creativity shines and adds flare to  our window and store displays. She is a friendly and knowledgeable voice […]


Alyssa Cardwell

Alyssa Cardwell

In 2007, Alyssa made her way from Mansfield to Athens to attend Ohio University where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Outdoor Recreation and Education. She says she was inspired by the community of Athens and the beautiful environment and chose to make Athens her home. She says she was also inspired by the rich […]


Laurie Gregg – Business Manager

Laurie Gregg - Business Manager

In my book, Laurie Gregg has the toughest job in the house. She’s the reality-check gal who does everything she can to insure accuracy in inventory, sales reports, daily register receipts and yearly balances. Laurie is the one who looks and time and materials that go into every product and piece of fine art to […]


Wayne Savage – Studio Coordinator

Wayne Savage - Studio Coordinator

Wayne Savage has been the Passion Works Studio Coordinator since March 2011. Wayne comes to us having a rich background as an artist, as an administrator and as an advocate for adults with developmental disabilities. He was a one-time director of the Zanesville Appalachian Arts Project, owner/operator of the SAVAGE ART Gallery in Zanesville, a […]


Amy Fronek – Customer Service

Amy Fronek - Customer Service

Please join Atco and Passion Works staff in welcoming our newest staff member, Amy Fronek! Amy’s is our new Customer Service Representative for online and call-in orders. She has a rich background in customer care and has taken to her new assignments with ease and grace. We’re so pleased to have Amy with us as […]


Chris Biester – Artist-in residence

Chris Biester - Artist-in residence

Chris Biester is an Artist-in-residence at Passion Works Studio. He began his career with Passion Works as a volunteer. Chris enjoys the process of inspiring, as well as being inspired by the artists in the studio. While he has a wide array of artistic experience, Chris focuses on drawing and painting. His personal endeavors include […]


Christine Chandler Miles – Artist-in-residence and Production Artist

Christine Chandler Miles - Artist-in-residence and Production Artist

Christine Chandler Miles has been involved in many aspects of the visual and performing arts for many years. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and a Masters in Education from Ohio University. A strong supporter of the Athens community, Ms. Miles is the designer of the Athens Flag that flies over city buildings […]


Todd Jacops – Graphic Designer

Todd Jacops - Graphic Designer

Todd Jacops is the Graphic Designer at Passion Works Studio. He uses his technical expertise and extreme creativity to introduce Passion Works to audiences close and far away through his skillful development of the Passion Works web site, newsletter, brochures and products. Todd received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Kent State University with a […]