Kellas began sewing at a very young age. By the time she was 12 she was making her own clothes as well as designing and constructing clothes for her dolls.
Kellas discovered the theater in high school and was soon designing and constructing costumes for the drama department. It was during this time that she also met Grey Badger, an actor and theatrical technician who would later become her husband.
After graduation, Kellas went on to a career in theatrical costuming, first in college, the later in regional theater. She has over 25 years of experience in theatrical costuming including 10 years as both a dresser and head stitcher at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, OR, home to one of the largest costume shops on the west coast.
Over the years, Kellas amassed a great deal of experience in a wide variety of sewing styles and techniques, constructing many period costumes for both men and women. She became an expert at the construction of corsets, tailored doubles and intricate renaissance gowns, many of which have been displayed in OSFA's museum. Kellas is also a specialist in working with leather and has created many one-of-a-kind leather garments.
Grey Badger is best described as a jack-of-all-trades. Over the years he has been among other things, a fire fighter, an actor, a published author, a high school and college English teacher, and a systems analyst.
GB, as he is known to his friends, experience in sewing started shortly after his marriage to Kellas, when she began to draft him to assist her on various projects.
GB's interest in comparative religions began in high school and grew as he entered college. He has explored the spiritual practices of several Native American tribes, many of the Eastern tradions as well as the more well know Western religions. His exploration of the Pagan traditions has been quite extensive. GB is a Druid Adept with the AODA.
GB is a self taught draftsman and pattern maker. Together he and Kellas hand draft nearly all the patterns for their creations.