meet the team
It takes a village to create the Bad Madge magic, here's who help make it possible!
Fritz | The Mascot
Fritz is obviously the most important member of the Bad Madge team. He's always ready to greet you and is welcoming of pets and cuddles. He's friendly with other dogs and will be willing to share his treats. He is very popular and has many friends in the neighborhood who come to visit. To be honest he runs the shop and makes sure everything is going smoothly. It's not easy but someone's gotta do it.
Terrence Burns | Store Planner
Terrence is one of the most wonderfully unique and creative souls you’ll ever meet. When you visit the store, Tanya wants you to feel the nostalgia with Bad Madge being its own mini department store. As our visual merchandiser at Bad Madge, he just knows what works to capture her vision. He studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and is not only a merchandiser but a designer and artist. He is a believer that kindness goes a long way. If you catch him at the shop doing his thing he’ll most likely catch you off guard with a funny quirky joke (he’s the king of jokes).
Brian Musial | Merchandising
This is Brian. A local from Pacific Beach, he spent almost 20 years in Northern California, where he picked up the bug for flea markets and buying vintage. With a distinctive eye, you can count on him to find items that are weird, one of a kind, and with a good dose of humor. Brian is part of the merchandising team, and you can find him in the shop mid-week hanging art and moving furniture around the shop. Check him out on Instagram @oatesgeneral
Melissa Singo | Operations Manager
Melissa is a San Diego native and grew up in Chula Vista. She has an Associates of Arts Degree in Fashion Merchandising from Fashion Careers of California. Melissa’s background includes visual merchandising for Bad Madge Productions and Sears. She was Assistant Fashion Show Producer for Bad Madge Productions. She assisted in coordinating large scale fashion shows, small mall informal shows and everything in between. Her job at Bad Madge includes behind the scenes production with refurbishing furniture, maintaining the backstock inventory, assisting with buying, maintaining the plant patio and keeping the store looking fabulous. Melissa is looking forward to being a grandmother soon. She enjoys concerts, helping her family and caring for her parents.
Kaitlin Williams | Sales Floor Manager
This is Kaitlin! A local San Diego writer, digital designer, and jewelry artist who graduated from UC Riverside in 2018 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Creative Writing. They enjoy theatre, singing, making people laugh, watching scary movies, and making jewelry. You can find their jewelry and stickers on their Etsy shop theshopaftf.etsy.com or on instagram @theshopaftf. Kaitlin is so excited to be a part of the Bad Madge team and looks forward to welcoming everyone in!
Ansley Wilson | Social Media Assistant
My name is Ansley Wilson, my pronouns are they/them/theirs and I am proudly non-binary. I LOVE Bad Madge, and am beyond grateful and happy to be working here surrounded by some of my favorite things: fun people and funky vintage. I graduated from SDSU in 2020 with a degree in Applied Art & Design with an emphasis in Ceramics, as well as a minor in Feminist Studies. You can find my artwork around the store in the form of mugs, bowls, and vases or planters or on my Instagram @nakedceramics. My work celebrates the things that society has deemed ugly, unacceptable or uncomfortable, accentuating fatness, stretch marks, cellulite, scars, acne, skin color, body hair, and gender expression— all of which I find exceptionally beautiful and worthy of being seen, touched, and held in their clay and human forms.