Lyn Berman, Executive Director/Founder
Lyn is doing what she loves. As executive director for Attitudes & Attire™ she’s changing the lives of hundreds of women, one at a time. By helping women rediscover their value and worth, Lyn and her staff plant the seeds for personal growth, offering hope and a new direction toward self-sufficiency.
Lyn began her professional career in retail fashion and has been an image consultant for more than 20 years. She began volunteering with various nonprofit agencies and discovered her true passion—helping disadvantaged women. Lyn worked for an agency that served women on welfare, where she observed that job training did not address less tangible skills. She knew they should be taught effective interview skills and professional work demeanor, as well as reminders of their own worth, and belief in themselves. In 1996 she founded Attitudes & Attire with $500 of her own money and one volunteer, advising 65 women that first year.
Evelyn Earl, Boutique Manager
Evelyn oversees the Attitudes & Attire boutique and all of our client dressings, working directly with clients and managing volunteers. She is also responsible for all operations relating to the boutique as well as coordinating clothing donations, including sorting, sizing, and labeling. Evelyn also works with donors on clothing drives throughout the year.
Evelyn serves as role model for our clients, preparing them for workshops and dressings and taking an active role in ensuring clients have a positive experience and clothes that are just right for them. Evelyn has been with Attitudes & Attire for nine years. Prior to her position with Attitudes & Attire, she worked at the post office for 23 years.
As the Core Program Director, Julie facilitates a workshop series on self-esteem, interviewing skills and transition tools for women embarking on new journeys in their lives. Her goal is to provide a safe, encouraging environment for women to build confidence from the inside out.
Brandy directs our seminars exclusively for women veterans. Through these special group sessions, she creates an environment for female veterans to connect with peers who understand their unique experiences and the challenges they face as military members who return home. Her passion for working with veterans began the day she realized she was a veteran herself—seven years after separating from the military! Because her husband remained on Active Duty, she only identified as a spouse for those seven years.
As a volunteer coordinator, Cristal is responsible for developing and maintaining paper and electronic workshop filing systems, creating and maintaining agency/client databases, ordering office supplies and maintaining inventories, answering and handling telephone calls, creating spreadsheets and reports, and coordinating events.
Cristal, after leaving home from Malaysia at age 21, decided to get a college education in the U.S. She enrolled at Northwood University in Michigan. After having worked in school and studying English for a while during her first year here, she seriously considered the possibility of studying for a degree. She earned her Bachelors degree in business administration, specializing in finance and management information system from the University of Central Arkansas. Then, she continued on to attain an MBA from Webster University. Years after she graduated she moved to Dallas and began volunteering at Attitudes & Attire.
As Development Director, Annabelle is responsible for coordinating special projects as well as the marketing and PR for Attitudes & Attire™.
Annabelle was born and raised in a small town in the Texas Panhandle. She attended Oklahoma State University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and Broadcasting with an emphasis in Public Relations. Immediately following graduation, Annabelle moved to Dallas and began working at Neiman Marcus. From there, she spent several years working at Dupree/Miller & Associates which is the #1 nonfiction literary agency according to New York Times bestsellers. Recognizing her passion is nonprofit organizations, she began working at Best Buddies Texas which provides one-to-one friendships and job opportunities for people with disabilities. Annabelle has completed 27 hours toward a Master of Liberal Arts at Southern Methodist University.