Staff

lyn_bermanLyn 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.

Reaching out to help other women experiencing adversity was a natural direction for Lyn. Growing up with an alcoholic father, she witnessed years of violence at a tender age. She began working at age 15, married at 20 and had two children. After a divorce, she raised her kids as a single mom. Lyn has been happily remarried since 1978 and has two grown children and four grandchildren. The same passion that helped Lyn found Attitudes & Attire in 1996, keeps it strong today. And because of it, the lives of many women have been changed forever.  Contact Lyn at 214.746.4212 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Evelyn EarlEvelyn 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.

Evelyn moved to Dallas to follow her dream. She has worked in the retail industry for 15 years and been a wardrobe stylist for 25 years. Evelyn earned her Associates degree in fashion merchandising. She has three children, three granddaughters, and one grandson. Outside of work, her hobbies include reading, writing, and dressing ladies everywhere. Contact Evelyn at 214.746.4215 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Julie EastlandJulie Eastland, Core Program Director

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.

Julie served in the United States Marine Corps for 10 years. After resigning her commission, she soon was searching for what held meaning and purpose in her life. This led her to go back to school to earn a Master’s in Social Work from the University of Texas at Arlington. Having experienced a time in life when she needed the courage to make big changes and learn to trust herself, she wants to help other women experience the same freedom. Contact Julie at 214.746.4214 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Brandy BaxterBrandy Baxter, Boots to Heels Program Director

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.

Brandy is a United States Air Force Veteran. She is also a Mission Continues Delta Class 2012 Fellow Alumna and an Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA-Texas) Squad Member where she continues to serve in her community. Brandy has a B.A. in Communication, a M.S. in Management, is an Accredited Financial Counselor (AFC®) and a Certified Executive Coach. Contact Brandy at 214.746.4218 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Cristal OoiCristal Ooi, Volunteer Coordinator

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.

She spends most of her free time hanging out with friends and loves traveling. She learns a lot by traveling to new places and enjoys trying various kinds of foods. Contact Cristal at 214.746.4216 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Annabelle BaxterAnnabelle Baxter, Development Director

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.

Annabelle is a Kappa Kappa Gamma alumna. She attends St. Michael’s and All Angels Episcopal Church where she serves on Altar Guild. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with friends, family and her dog. Contact Annabelle at 214.746.4222 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

 

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