meet the team
It takes a village to create the Bad Madge magic, here's who help make it possible!
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.
Fritz | The Mascot
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
Nat Biendara | Sales Manager
Meet Nat! She graduated from SDSU in May of 2021 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Media Studies. She grew up in Apple Valley, California and moved down to San Diego for school in 2017. A few of her favorite things include writing short fiction, spending hours on Pinterest, watching too many movies and tv shows, diving headfirst into craft projects, and hanging out with her cat, Fig. She shares her art on her website, natbiendara.com. She’s excited to be a part of the Bad Madge team and meet some new South Park friends!
Michelle Staggs | Sales Associate
Michelle is a recent post grad who moved to San Diego from Ohio! She has a passion for vintage clothing and runs her own Etsy store when she’s not working at Bad Madge and is happy to answer any questions you might have or help you find the perfect retro outfit.
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 | E-Commerce Director
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!
Arielle de Fatta | Social Media Marketing Director
Arielle is a born & raised San Diego native, who is incredibly passionate about her local community and empowering small businesses. Primarily known for her blog and brand Pourstyles, Arielle has been working as a fashion stylist and marketing professional since launching her company in 2018. Coming from a background as a professional ballerina and musical theatre performer, Arielle's life as an artist always aids in adding a creative and disciplined flare to the work she now offers. Some of her biggest passions include vintage decor and fashion, watching black and white movies while sipping Champagne, and listening to rock 'n roll from the 60's and 70's. This old soul is thrilled to be a part of the fantastic Bad Madge team! Find her on Instagram @pourstyles