Lauren Afghahi Stack
Co-owner, Creative Director and Lead Buyer
Lauren was born and raised in the Lone Star State. She graduated from Texas Tech University with a Business Marketing Degree. She enjoyed being a cheerleader at Texas Tech and was inspired to join the fashion world while attending TTU. Beginning her career in Dallas, Texas at Neiman Marcus she learned the value of excellent customer service. While working at Neiman Marcus, Lauren briefly interned for RSC Productions learning about runway fashion and falling in love with the excitement of fashion shows. She went on to work as a stylist at New York Fashion Week and spent 7 years working in wholesale fashion in premier contemporary women's clothing lines, traveling to New York to show the lines to major retailers and international accounts. After coming home to raise her children, Lauren felt inspired to keep pursuing design and fill her creative outlet.
Lauren is inspired by celebrating simplicity and prefers classic and timeless yet fresh designs. She also loves the art of giving!
Lauren loves spending time with her husband Mitch. They starting dating at 14 and 15 years old, reconnected at 19 and the rest is history. They are blessed to have lived over half of their lives together and truly know everything about each other. Lauren's passion for her children dominates her life and that's exactly how she prefers it.
Mitchell A. Stack
Co-Owner and Business Manager
Mitch was born and raised in the Lone Star State. Mitch graduated from Texas Tech University with his Bachelor's in Business with an emphasis in entrepreneurship. He also earned his Master's of Energy Business from the University of Tulsa. Mitch has had an entrepreneurial spirit from a young age and has had his hand in many different industries along the way. For the past 7 years Mitch has worked his way up to Vice President of Operations at Avra Oil Company in Dallas, Texas. Mitch has a business mind with a love for good ol' hard work and enjoys working in his shop and doing yard work in his spare time.
Mitch loves life with his 2 children and being a husband and dad are his favorite roles. Mitch and Lauren prefer to work side by side. She is the vision and Mitch is the know how. They are the perfect balance for one another. They love bouncing ideas off one another and seeing the final product. They compliment and serve each other well.
Portraits by Elley Arrington
Elley is from Midland, Texas. Currently, she is completing her senior year at Abilene Christian University and majoring in art. She has always loved fine art and creating just about anything. Elley has had many opportunities through the university, her sorority, and the local fine arts studio. She has
created large scale pieces like designing sets and sorority letters and also small scale pieces that are easily hung on a bedroom wall. Her dream is to, one day, create her art work for a living and teach on the side. Elley loves working with people and to bless them through the unique gift she has been given.
Kate Cotter - Shipping Coordinator and Events Assistant
Kate grew up in west Texas, and moved to Dallas in 2008.
She has worked as a sales representative for Victoria's Secret and loved it because it was an opportunity to make other women feel good about themselves.
She loves to travel and is inspired by diversity and beautiful things.
Her goal is to do everything she does with excellence.
Kate is a junior board member of the Wayne and Jo Ann Moore Charitable Foundation and a member of the Junior League of Collin County.
Kate is currently living in Frisco and working toward a degree in psychology.
Spends her free time doing Pilates and hanging out with her sweet baby boy.
Calligraphy by Lauren Logan
Lauren was raised in the dusty surroundings of West Texas and quickly developed a desire for adventure. She left home for Ole Miss, 14 hours away, as soon as she graduated high school and spent some of her favorite years in Oxford, MS finishing her Bachelor’s, cheering on the Rebels, and developing a serious love for Southern food. After college, she relocated to Dallas, Texas and began working in sales and marketing with a family insurance company. It was during this time that the idea of learning how to write beautifully became more than just an interest and pastime. While working full time in group health insurance and studying for a Master’s of Science Degree in Human Relations and Business, Lauren also began courses in professional calligraphy under renowned calligrapher Susie-Melissa Cherry at Southern Methodist University and Cherry’s own private studio. About a year later, she had her certificate, which she hand lettered herself.
With the help of great friends and a bit of luck, Lauren was partnered up with a gal who owned a local invitation and letterpress company, and the rest was history. Lauren spent the next few years honing her craft and addressing a few thousand envelopes for wedding guests all of the country.
Lauren is inspired by all things aesthetic. She appreciates beauty, balance, and ingenuity. Everything from fine art and interiors to nature motivates her artistic talent. She is a thinker and a dreamer and enjoys working with clients’ specific desires and visions to come up with the perfect piece of artwork for them.
The love for adventure and the great outdoors eventually lead Lauren to beautiful Colorado. She currently resides in Vail with her pup (and best hiking buddy) Angus and she works for an extraordinary fine art gallery. Surrounding herself with spectacular scenery, artwork, and inspiration, she is excited to further her passion for creating unique hand letterings to help clients celebrate and commemorate their biggest moments in life.
Jen is originally from the Boston area, but now resides in north Dallas with her husband and 3 kids. She started working at a family owned flower shop 17 years ago where she first discovered her love for flowers and design. After 5 years, Jen dove head first into the clothing retail industry working for Nine West, Ann Taylor, and now manages an Apple Store. What hasn't changed though is her passion for floral design - she has been hired for weddings in Texas, Oklahoma, and Massachusetts. Jen does other special events such as showers & birthdays, along with helping people cope during the toughest times in their lives, doing arrangements for funerals. Everything she does is custom made, so if you have an idea, preference, or vision, contact patina & peonies - we know we can make it a reality!