For general inquiries about the Missouri Bead Retreat, please send an email to: mobeadretreat[at]gmail[.]com.

Retreat Organizers

If you have specific questions about a particular aspect of the retreat, please feel free to contact one of the retreat organizers below:

Karla Repperger

As the main organizer of the retreat, Karla is responsible for working with Alhonna Resort, communications to retreat attendees, handling retreat finances, maintaining the website, class scheduling and general day-to-day tasks related to planning and excuting the retreat. Contact Karla at mobeadretreat[at]gmail[.]com.

Melissa Villadiego

Melissa is responsible for the design of each year’s theme, organizes the donations from our sponsors which usually finds its way into our amazing goodie bags or Door Prizes! Also, she handles most of our online communications including the Facebook Discussion Group & Lampwork Etc and helps coordinate the group dinners and equipment sign up. Contact Melissa at melissa[at]villadesign[.]org.

Bryan McGee & Fred Linders (not pictured)

We don’t know how the retreat would function without Bryan and Fred! They help coordinate the Friday afternoon set up with Bryan working with a local oxygen vendor to set up 12-16 large oxygen tanks for torching, while Fred hooks up his specially created manifolds to split the oxygen & propane tanks for 10-12 torches. Many thanks!