Janna Makaeva is CEO and co-founder of Cutting Edge Stencils and it’s main creative force. She has a masters degree in zoology and botany, worked for many years as a decorative painter and has many passions and interests. Together with Greg they enjoy interior design, gardening, growing their own organic veggies and fruits and beekeeping. Janna is also a pianist, a seamstress, a cook and an aspiring herbalist. “Do It Yourself” has been her mantra through her entire life, and she loves to inspire other creative people out there to make beautiful things with their own hands.
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Greg Swisher co-founded Cutting Edge Stencils with Janna Makaeva in 2009. Prior to that he ran his successful decorative painting company Spec Fin Designs for nearly 25 years. Greg has extensive experience with decorative painting, color, design and woodworking and loves to share professional “tips and tricks” with today’s DIYer. Greg is also an accomplished musician, plays guitar in a rock-n-roll band and produces our videos, music and all!
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Michelle Zakko is the Social Media Manager at Cutting Edge Stencils. She is self proclaimed color and stencil design enthusiast. She hopes to inspire you to bring some pops of pattern into your life. Consider her your personal stencil collaborator! In her spare time, she loves doing diy crafts with her three boys.
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