YTP Texperts

Welcome to Young Textile Professionals’ “Texpert Connections”. This series features industry veterans who want to share their expertise and experience with our young professionals. This is a way to evolve our networking and connect YPs with mentors from all areas of the industry. We wanted to also give YPs the power and flexibility to work with a mentor on their schedules. Here you can read each mentor’s profile, get a sense of which mentor would be a great fit, and contact them directly. All have years of experience and great Texpert advice! We will also help to facilitate mentor/mentee relationships through social media and virtual events throughout the year.

Contact the Katies, youngtextileprofessionals@gmail.com, for more information on mentors, upcoming events and getting connected!



Annicia Adams Durka
Design Director of Woven Product at P/Kaufmann Fabrics 

Walter Bridgham
Sr. Business Development Manager – Home & Interiors, N. America at Lenzing Fibers 

Brandy Evans-Moore
Upholstery Designer at TerMolst

Jana Platina Phipps
Founder of Home Couture Collection
aka the Trim Queen

Brian Rosenstein
CEO of TSG Finishing

Amy Van Dorp
Executive Director of WithIt