Our Team

Meet The "Fierce Girl Band" of Tailored West

Meet the "fierce girl band" team members of Tailored West Cañon City and Colorado Springs. The passion and dedication of each team member is what makes Tailored West strong and thriving!

Nanci Kezar | Owner & CEO

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Tailored West Fashion Boutique was founded by Nanci Kezar and opened its doors in Cañon City, Colorado in 2013. The brand and boutique are the culmination of Nanci's acquired passions, hard work and vision.

Read more about Nanci's story






Brianna Freda-Reed | General Manager - Cañon City

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Brianna has been working for Tailored West from the very beginning. She has followed the business through 3 moves, 4 franchises, and even met her husband through the business! Helping and watching the business grow has been such a wonderful experience for her. She can truly say that she loves going to work and working with such a fierce girl band. She is so proud to work at a business that is fully female run that inspires women everyday to be their true self and embrace it.

In addition to being TW's general manager, and being the operations and staff trainer, Brianna spends her time away from the store teaching and training Aerial Silks dance and fitness. She is also a dog mom to a pretty little mixed breed pup named Willow, whom you may have met or will meet at the store every so often.

 

Janet Bergin | Operations Manager

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Janet has been involved with Tailored West ever since she stopped in the first location in east Cañon City in 2013. After years of building a relationship with Nanci as a friend and as a loyal customer, Janet began helping with Tailored West festivals and events. She later was brought on as a consultant to assist in graphic design, branding, website maintenance, technical support, and online order fulfillment Janet also formulated, produced and designed Tailored West’s Essential Oils line. In 2018 through 2019, she was a key component in launching Tailored West’s two franchise locations. In the winter of 2021, Janet was officially hired as the Operations Manager at the Cañon City location.

In her spare time, Janet enjoys teaching yoga, hiking, and traveling with friends. She continues making and selling her essential oil blends and is becoming a certified color and image consultant.

 

Bri Conley | Assistant Manager - Cañon City

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Bri has a love for fashion! In Winter 2021, Bri applied for the Sales Associate position. She can now be found on the floor welcoming customers, guiding their shopping experience and occasionally modeling for the online shop.

Bri has been continually promoted, first to a line lead and she carefully maintains the stock levels of many important product lines. In June 2022 she was promoted to assistant manager of the Cañon City store.

Outside of work, Bri enjoys working with different art mediums such as painting and jewelry wire wrapping. She also loves to hang out with her family, walk and hike with her four dogs, and jeeping.

 

Braelynn Powell | Manager of Chapel Hills Mall Location

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Braelynn has been working for Tailored West since March of 2022 as a Sales associate. Now Braelynn serves as the Chapel Hills Mall manager.

Braelynn is loving working alongside amazing Women of faith who are willing to invest their time and expertise into her!
A great joy to Braelynn is working with our guests helping them find the perfect ensemble and showing them with her warm and sincere customer service skills just how very special they are!
In Braelynn's free time she enjoys partner dancing, hiking, reading a good book that encompasses lessons. She enjoys spending quality time with family and friends.

Linda Kear | Bridal & Special Occasions Alterations

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Linda started at Tailored West in June 2017 after being recommended for her sewing skills and knowledge as a former consumer studies teacher. She can be found in the back of Tailored West Cañon City as the head of Bridal and Special Occasions Alterations. Linda, who has been sewing and making her own clothes since grade school, uses her talents for intricate wedding and formal dresses and complex alterations. She is well versed in lace, beading, and more. She also sews many of Tailored West's signature clothing collection.

When she's not behind a sewing machine, Linda enjoys hiking, walking and spending time with her children and grandchildren.

 

Sydney Goodwin | Alterations

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Sydney Goodwin is Tailored West’s head of the everyday alterations department. She discovered Tailored West when someone from her previous job had mentioned an opening. Looking for a change and to broaden her skill set Sydney interviewed for the alterations position. Having been accepted for the job meant a lot of hard work and apprenticeship to catch up and be qualified for the post. Still on a road of learning Sydney takes each new project with care and dedication to her craft. 

Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, Sydney has seen a small portion of the world having lived in three provinces, five states and three countries including Brazil.  

Now she lives with her husband, two cats and a steadily growing indoor plant jungle and is excited to continue growing her skills as an artist and tailor. 

 

Betty Johnson | Alterations

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Betty Johnson came to Tailored West having been trained in the art of alterations. She joined the Tailored West team in 2016 bringing with her many previous customers. Betty assists in the division of general alterations, specializing in uniforms, menswear, and mending.

Betty's life is depicted by a strong faith in God, dedication to her family, her church, and her community. She has served in hospice, and the entire team truly appreciates her loving and caring heart.

Megan Corbin | Alterations Chapel Hills Location

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Megan is a TW trained alteration specialist.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dianna Carver | Jewelry Designer

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Dianna came into Tailored West looking to learn to sew, and after multiple interviews was hired! Now she works closely with Nanci creating jewelry to perfectly match and enhance the look of Tailored West’s signature fashions as well as learning to sew in the production room.

Dianna grew up in Fremont county where she could be found working with her animals in 4-H or on an art project for school. She was always interested in drawing and painting in art class, but after graduating she found herself turning her interest to jewelry. Her passion for jewelry started with making simple necklaces and bracelets as gifts and grew to her discovering a love for fashion, creating a bridal jewelry line and participating in several Colorado fashion shows before eventually finding her way to Tailored West. Dianna still loves doing any kind of art project, when she’s not working on jewelry she occasionally works as a professional face and body painter. In her free time now she’s most often on her horse or enjoying the beautiful Colorado scenery with her dogs.

 

Holly Gust | Sales Associate - Cañon City

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I am happy to say that Tailored West found me in 2019 when I came in to the store to do some shopping and I left as a model.  How cool is that! From there I became a sales associate. I truly love when a guest comes in not knowing what they are looking for, and I get to be a part of that experience helping them to find a piece or pieces they love and feel confident in. I absolutely love our team of strong women, and I can’t imagine a more enjoyable and supportive work environment.

Outside of Tailored West I am a wife and mom. I have a smart, beautiful little girl that is my whole world. We love to vacation, although it's usually always to Disney. In my free time I love getting crafty, from painting to making jewelry and bows. I also enjoy the outdoors, helping at the family ranch, fishing, camping, and swimming in any body of water I come across.

 

Allyson Reish | Sales Associate - Colorado Springs

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Allyson first heard about Tailored West when her friend, Shelby (Manager of the Chapel Hills Mall location) shared a social media post about the Cañon City location. A few months later, Allyson kept her interest in Tailored West as Shelby and the Tailored West Team began opening the Colorado Springs location. Allyson was hired in the Summer of 2021 as a Sales Associate part time. She loves that she gets to work for people that have such positive attitudes and enjoy the work that they do. She also really enjoys that some of the many of the items sold by Tailored West are made by talented members of the Cañon City team.

Outside of work, Allyson can be found either somewhere on a Country Bar dance floor or 100% unavailable on a plane to her next adventure, in a new place.

 

Amber Harrington | Sales Associate - Colorado Springs

Amber Harrington Tailored WestAmber began working at Tailored West in August of 2022 and has loved every moment of it! She enjoys getting to work alongside such dedicated women in such a God filled atmosphere, where every detail matters. Amber loves getting to assist in any way that she can whether with her coworkers, or customers. This job has truly been an answer to prayer for her and she is excited to see where the Lord takes her both with this company and her personal life.

In her free time, Amber pursues dancing and acts as an instructor at Kaleidoscope Dance. She is also pursuing her degree at UCCS in Secondary Education with an emphasis in English.

Rachel Rooks | Production Assistant

tailored west meet our teamRachel began her exciting work at Tailored West in mid August 2021. Rachel doesn't have previous sewing knowledge, but loves new experiences and challenges. Rachel is learning every aspect of the back of the house, including freight management, inspection, online sales fulfillment, sewing, and custodial.
In her spare time, Rachel can be found playing with her horses and spending time with her son.

Amber Harding | IT Genius

Amber Harding Tailored WestAmber has been with Tailored West for many years and is an IT genius!