Meet our staff members
We are so lucky to have the most amazing staff! When you come in, you’ll see why.
Hey y’all! I’m Emily and I am just going to tell you a little about myself, first and foremost I have two beautiful dogs that I love to pieces! Tillie is a Great Pyrenees mix and Evvie is the cutest little mutt you’ve ever seen! Aside from loving on them, my fiance and I are 100% into crossfit. He is the head coach at a local gym and got me hooked from day one! I love doing anything outdoors and of course eating all the Mexican food I can. I’m from Waco, Texas so you know it was kind of hard getting used to the different Tex-Mex up here but I have grown to love it! I started working here at Normans in December of 2016 and am now the Assistant prom manager and LLOVVEE it! It is seriously so much fun finding girls their dress! I’m not going to lie… I have a time or two been emotional because of how happy a bride or prom girl is when they find “the one”. Sometimes there is so much happiness floating around it’s hard not to be overwhelmingly happy with them! This is one of the best jobs a girl could have and I love it! I can’t wait to meet all of our future brides, prom girls, and bridesmaids! Thanks for reading my about me! <3
Christian Douglass hails from Lebanon, Missouri. She graduated with her B.F.A. from Oklahoma City University in 2014 and joined the Norman’s team later that year while completing a Graduate Certificate Program at Missouri State.
As the “Bridesmaids Specialist,” Christian loves seeing all the creative ways brides express their wedding themes through their bridal parties. If there’s one thing she wants brides to know, it’s to embrace their vision and not judge it through anyone else’s eyes–after all, they’ll be the ones looking at the pictures ten years down the road!
- How long have you worked at Normans Bridal? Since 2014
- What are your favorite hobbies? Golf, travel, and of course my granddaughter
- What is your favorite bride story? Every story is my favorite
- Do you have any pets? One sweet yorkie named ‘Sophie’
- What does the word ‘family’ mean to you? Always #1 and always there for me
- What accomplishment are you most proud of? Being named Stylist of the Year by DYSB in 2018 and my family
- How would you describe yourself? A go getter and completely committed to whatever I’m doing
- If you could possess one super-human power what would it be? To be at 2 places at one time!
- What are you really bad at that you wish you could be better at? REMEMBERING THINGS and my golf game
- What is your favorite part about being a bridal stylist? Finding that perfect dress, just like I did for my daughters wedding.
Katie began working for Normans in the fall of 2012. She graduated from MSU with a degree in fashion designing and shortly after applied at Normans in hopes of sharing her knowledge and love of fashion with brides. Katie’s favorite bride moment is when the bride first realizes that she has found “the” dress. It all becomes so real at that moment. Outside of making brides dreams come true Katie is involved in helping and teaching at her church. She loves spending time with her family and being the ‘best aunt’. Katie also enjoys geeking out at movies, reading books and doing craft projects.
Hello, I am Katlyn Ashe. I have worked at Normans Bridal since 2013. I graduated from Missouri State University with a degree in Fashion Merchandising and Management. Bridal was always the direction I wanted to go toward with my schooling so being at Normans Bridal has been a dream job for me. My main goal is to always make every bride leave feeling like a stunning beautiful woman, even more excited for her big day having just found the perfect dress and to have had an amazing experience that is something she will cherish as a memory for the rest of her life.
I am from a town just north of Springfield, called Fair Grove. It is where I grew up and I love the community environment of a small town so it is where I chose to stay and now live happily with my wonderful husband. Family is something that I value and hold very dear to my heart. An interesting fact about me relating to family is that I do have an identical twin sister who also happens to work in Springfield. So if you see what looks like me around town after consulting with me and it seems like I am being weird or don’t know you, its just that it really is NOT ME and most likely is my twin sister! Luckily it always makes for a good laugh when the customer comes back in and tells me about that. Lastly I will say that faith is how I live daily and a saying that I love to think every morning is “Be obsessively grateful”. I am grateful for everything and everyone in my life and then to have a job that I get to be a small part in someone else’s life in such a big way is something that I am immensely grateful for everyday.
Hey, I’m Tara. I’m a Senior Bridal Stylist with an intense affection for the industry. I began my journey with Norman’s Bridal in 2005 and it has been one of the most gratifying experiences of my life. Over the years I have worked with every type of dress, for every type of wedding, and more importantly, with every type of bride! Currently, I am enrolled at Missouri State University as a Fashion Merchandising and Design major. It is, and has always been my goal to make sure that every bride I work with has the experience of a lifetime. Weddings are such important moments in our lives and I am thrilled that I get to be part of that for so many of our brides!
As a young girl growing up in Texas I started to become interested in all things fashion at an early age. From dresses, to shoes, to handbags and jewelry I have always had a ‘passion for fashion’. My family moved to Missouri when I was a teen, and I graduated from High School just down the interstate in Lebanon. I still live there with my husband and our three beautiful children. We love being around friends and family, singing karaoke, playing games, and of course shopping!
Hi everyone! I am Katie Brown. I graduated from The University of Nebraska-Lincoln (GO HUSKERS) in May of 2019, with a degree in Fashion Merchandising and a minor in Business Administration. I am originally from Fort Scott, Kansas where I met my husband in high school and we have been together ever since. We also have the cutest cat named Joey who is our world. When I am not spoiling our cat, I love eating Italian food, spending time with my family and friends and shopping!
During my junior year of college, I had the opportunity to intern at a local family owned bridal store in Lincoln and that is where I discovered my love for the bridal industry. I worked there until I graduated and then when my husband I decided we were going to move to Springfield I knew that Norman’s was where I was meant to work. I am such a people person and so I really enjoy working with all types of brides to help find the perfect dress for them! I always tell my brides that we are going to become fast friends because dress shopping really is such a personal experience. I love my job and absolutely know that this is what I am supposed to do!