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Jennifer Branton,
Chief Executive Officer

Jennifer D. Branton is a passionate professional driven by an indefatigable work ethic. Known for her "hands on" management style and her entrepreneurial spirit, Jennifer is fearless when it co mes to tackling challenges, facilitating change and taking action. In the office, she is typically the first to arrive and the last to leave. one of her favorite quotes, attributed to Thomas Edison, is "Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work."

Jennifer joined Vera Lee in 2001, where she focused her talents on the management of the sales team. In 2002, she was promoted to Vice-President of Vera Lee Garment Company, Inc., at which time she focused on the company's daily operations.

By 2004, after having revamped and streamlined many of the company's systems and processes, Jennifer began serving as President of Vera Lee. In August of 2005, Jennifer and her partner purchased the then 73-year-old company and reorganized it as VLGC, LLC, after which she has continued leading the company as its Chief Executive Officer.

In 2007, Jennifer saw the need to diversify and expand VLGC, LLC's product offering. Recognizing the importance and impact the personalization trend would have on the industry, she created a new division of the company; originally dubbed Memory Weavers.  This division was created specifically to introduce the woven "photo throw" to the funeral industry. Memory Weavers made its debut in March of 2008 at the ICCFA Convention in San Diego, Ca.

In 2010, Jennifer began focusing on the development and growth of the newly renamed division, Woven Remembrance.

She defined the Woven Remembrance™ philosophy and product line and began experiencing incredible success with the marketing program.

Since then Jennifer and the incredible Woven Remembrance team have continued to improve the designs and processes of the company.

During her sixteen years with VLGC, LLC, Jennifer's passion, work ethic, resilience and vision have left their mark on every aspect of the company.

Jennifer resides in Weatherford, Texas with her husband, Marshall and their kids, dachshunds Rudi and Eddie, guard cat Sally and four horses, Dottie, LeRoy, Ima and Ella.

Hobbies: Golf, barrel racing, riding her Harley, roping, gambling and reading.


Kathy Brown, 
National Sales & Marketing Director



An over active imagination, walking to the beat of a different drum and living on the edge have all been factors leading to the “awesome” concept and design skills of Kathy Brown.  Her keen sense of style, art appreciation and ability to translate life into art was paramount in the early stages of the development of the Woven Remembrance brand.

She now shares her love and appreciation for the throws created by Woven Remembrance across the United States with funeral home partners as the National Sales & Marketing Director.  Her belief in the product is steadfast and true.

Although born and raised in Texas, Kathy traveled extensively with her family across the United States when she was younger and it had quite an impact on her. She earned an accounting degree from the Community College of Charlottesville, VA but her real love was discovered when she studied web and art design at the Art Institute of Fort Worth recently.

Today, Kathy oversees the day to day art operations and “puts eyes” on every throw that goes out the door. 

Hobbies: Lodge Ceremony, motorcycle trips, playing with her cats, Symen, Tesky and Minnie and spending time with the love of her life....her husband, Thomas.


Janie Pitifer, 
Lead Graphic Artist

Janie Pitifer joined the staff of Woven Remembrance in May of 2011 and  quickly rose to become the lead designer by showing exemplary skills and talents in developing the design elements necessary to produce the successful Life Throw concept.

Her love of print and design began at an early age in her home town of Chicago, Illinois and was later developed by receiving an ACC in Printing Communications and a Bachelor of Visual Arts from the Fine Arts faculty of Westwood College in Illinois.

Janie lives with her husband, Jace and their Catahoulas Guinness and Growler. Janie is very dedicated to going to the gym everyday and working up a good sweat. She is really in to physical fitness and nutrition.  

Hobbies include: Working out at the gym, gaming, music, drawing and walking her dogs in the park.


Jack Cole, 
Production Supervisor

Jack became part of the company when it was in its infancy.  He assisted in the equipment set up and the development of the systems and processes related to production and the original design of the tapestries. He left the company briefly in May of 2011 to fulfill a previous obligation.

Jack returned in August 2012 to head up production for the company.  His attention to detail and strong work ethic are just a couple of his strengths.

Jack lives with T.C., his wife of 30 years, in Weatherford, Texas.  

Hobbies: Traveling, golf and gardening.



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