Tamecula, CA/ Panama, FL
Our Founder, Tammy Bruce, is a lifelong artist and retired Naval Spouse. Started Mai Tai’s and Monet from her home in Ewa, HI in 2010. Whether painting on canvas, crafting gifts for others or assisting groups with decorative arrangements, she has shown a penchant for artistic detail in everything she touches. Her true passion, though, is sharing her love of art with others and showing them they, too, can create masterpieces. She continues to focus and support our many Instructors and growing Mai Tai’s & Monet Nationwide and Globally.
Donna Croyle, is our Coordinator and will be with you every step of the way when booking a party via phone or email with Mai Tai’s and Monet. Donna is also one of our many talented artists and has been with the company since the beginning.
(Our Origin) Island of Oahu, Hawaii:
Kimberly Ratliff is an essential part of our Hawai’i Mai Tai’s & Monet Ohana, as an Artist and Regional Manager. Kimberly discovered her passion for teaching art after earning her degree in Graphic Design, UH Manoa 2003 and teaching Graphic Design at Kailua High School. She joined our Mai Tai’s & Monet Ohana in 2013 upon returning to Hawaii for a second tour with her Navy husband and two young boys. Now with perminant residence on Oahu, Kimberly volunteers her time teaching art lessons for her sons’ public school classrooms. “I enjoy being able to do what I love with Mai Tais and Monet and the opportunities to do so with Fisher House, Goodwill, Fundraisers for schools events…” She enjoys lots of family/friends time, exploring the island(s) and good food and drinks.
Juli Brandwein, was born on Oahu and grew up in Las Vegas, NV. After returning to Oahu with her Army husband and three children, Juli joined our Mai Tai’s & Monet Ohana in April 2015 and has been a key part of our Ohana as our local Marketer and Instructor! She loves sharing her joy for painting with our clients and always has a funny story to share! Juli loves the color purple, giraffes, lotus flowers, painting on canvas and ceramics, and hopes to take pottery classes soon. Outside of art, her interests include going to the gym, spinning, lifting and Muay Thai.
Cheri Delostrico, joined our Mai Tai’s & Monet Ohana in 2016. She is originally from central Oregon, but now proudly resides in Honolulu, Hawai’i. Graduated from UH Manoa, with a BA in Art, she has always had a passion for art. Sculpting and painting are her favorites. Since joining Mai Tais and Monet, helping others with painting is a new favorite. In her free time you can find her hiking, kayaking, playing on the beach and of course, painting. Her lovely daughter, is often found with her on the adventures she encounters. “Showing others just how easy it is to create art is both fulfilling and a joy to see their faces at their accomplishments.”
Amy Nash, Originally from Baltimore, MD, Amy is married to an Air Force weatherman and currently calls Hawaii home. Amy joined Mai Tais & Monet at the end of 2017 after rediscovering her love of painting. Amy began painting in middle school and has always been crafty- she has been a craft coordinator for MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) groups in SC, NC, and HI. Amy spends most of her time with her 3 kids and husband at the beach and hiking outside or crafting and playing board games at home. Amy is excited to share her love of painting with others!
Sarah Coats, joined our Mai Tai’s & Monet Ohana in 2015. She is our key Representative/Instructor for the Virginia area. As an Army Brat who grew up in Europe most of her life, married (although she vowed never to) to an Army soldier with a son, daughter, and rescue dog from Hawai’i. Sarah has no ‘home’ per say as she considers herself a ‘3rd Culture Kid.’ Sarah studied Art her entire life & loves to draw, paint, sculpt & anything DIY. She now resides in the Northern Virginia area, closer to family and many friends from her overseas years. She has firsthand experience teaching and working with special needs individuals as her younger brother (now an adult) is severely autistic. She is a goofy ginger who loves to laugh and find the beauty in life.
Muffy Patterson, A native of the beautiful Great Lakes State Michigan, graduated from Michigan State University. She took her business and networking opportunities where the wind would blow, becoming an LPGA Golf Professional in southern California, and in short-order, she quickly saw other avenues to spread her wings, starting her own Public Relations and Development firm. After 16 glorious years in LA, Muffy met her soon-to-be husband…a military man, and life would quickly change. Muffy has developed a unique background and is all about the “side hustle” way of keeping busy. She is a baker who has been seen on the Food Network, freelances for ESPN, and now lends her energy to the aloha of Mai Tais and Monet, as one of their instructors launching the “Colorado Collection” of MT&M throughout the Rocky Mountain state.
Lauren Farmer Raised in Louisiana, I moved to the Florida panhandle for college. I have a bachelor’s in Fine Arts/Education from University of West Florida. Married with 2 teens, we recently moved outside the Pensacola area to the small town of Milton. I am an Elementary Art teacher and make my own art on the side. I also am teaching myself woodworking. Teaching all ages is my passion. I can’t wait to share what I know and love about art with others.
Whitney Sparling started her journey with Mai Tais and Monet in 2013 as one of the original artists on Oahu. She spent 4 wonderful years enjoying the beautiful beaches of Hawaii, and instructing painting classes all over the island. Whitney and her husband moved back to the beautiful Pacific Northwest in the summer of 2017 to start the next chapter of their adventure. While she misses Hawaii terribly, she has always loved the beauty and fresh, crisp air of Washington state. She is so excited for the opportunity to bring MT&M to everyone in her hometown and all of Snohomish County. She is loving all of the new possibilities and the endless inspiration for new PNW themed and popular paintings! Full time nanny to twins by day, painting instructor extraordinaire by night, Whitney is truly living her best life. When not painting, Whitney enjoys spending time with her family, friends and dogs. She loves camping, reading, kayaking, Harry Potter, and anything involving an adventure in the great outdoors!