With an undergraduate degree in Art History and graduate degree in Business Communications, Della has always been focused on art and communicating healthy living to those around her. After 15 years in the foodservice industry training and educating her team on heavy equipment, she decided to follow her passion and her dream of becoming an entrepreneur. Her experience in custom clothing design, painting and drawing combined with her art and communication background, fits perfectly with Relan’s mission to repurpose existing materials into fashionable, unique items to promote sustainability.
Della’s passion for the environment, a sustainable lifestyle and her customers is evident in her work and her life. She creates products to fit her client’s needs whether it be surf board covers, guitar cases or hockey bags. If the material can be cut and sewn, Della can create the desired products. Della is a certified yogi and health coach, promoting sustainability in all aspects of her life.
Della is currently working on building an on-line community around sustainability where companies and individuals can discuss and develop ways to integrate stewardship into their work, home and life.
Della currently serves on the Board of Directors for ReUSE MN, a non-profit organization dedicated to connecting reuse, rental and repair businesses to the residents of Minnesota.