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,, 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

Katherine Shoaf
Radiate Textiles

Kelly DiFoggio
Stein Fibers

Andrew Blassingame
Gum Tree Fabrics

Elise Gabrielson
Crypton Fabric

Jack Eger
Crypton Fabric

Sydney Vigotov
Crypton Fabric