Meet the Presenters
CEO, Stetson Worldwide
Pam Fields has an extensive and successful track record delivering results online and offline in consumer goods manufacturing, distribution, marketing and product development for start-ups, turnarounds and ongoing businesses. From her start in the cosmetics business at Avon, L’Oreal and as part of the founding team of Gryphon Development at The Limited, Inc., Pam moved to the accessories industry where she was President of Tag-Heuer’s US subsidiary. In 1993, Pam launched Fieldwork, a general management consultancy working with an elite roster of clients including The Gap, Timex, Swiss Army Brands, Playboy, Bulova and Warnaco. She joined Stetson three years ago as Chief Executive Officer.
Pam lives in NYC with her husband and her two children. She is an avid equestrienne and skier.
Hilary designs houses not merely as showcases for dinner guests but daily living. Heminway has decorated city apartments, country houses, plantations, ranch houses, beach cottages, ski getaways and contemporary homes.
Hilary’s talents were evident even as a young school girl when she decorated cast off shoe boxes with beautiful results. Her rearrangement of the family crèche at Christmas marked the beginning of an abiding interest in purposeful design and thoughtful management of space, always with a touch of humor.
In her spare time, Hilary restores sheep wagons, wall tents and travel trailers by turning them into whimsical living spaces. She refers to herself as a chameleon and maintains an understated unpretentious approach; “comfort” is her main objective. As a proud mother of two, Heminway divides her time between Connecticut, Montana and wherever her frequent flyer miles may take her.
Owner and Designer
Double D Ranch
For Double D Ranch out in Yoakum, Texas, 2010 was proof of the wisdom of the scripture that Pete Seeger and the Byrds borrowed for the song “Turn! Turn! Turn!” There is indeed a time for everything under heaven.
It was the 20th anniversary year of the inspired apparel and home furnishings company. Family matriarch Margie Lee would celebrate her 70th birthday. Kids would be going off to college. Spring and fall collections for 2010 would be designed, manufactured, photographed, and taken to market, where there would be fashion shows and parties and order writing. Two decades removed from the first Indian blanket coat that had started the whole business almost by happenstance would find the family business thriving and everyone poised for a very special year.
A time to laugh. A time to dance.
But it would also be the year of the family patriarch’s passing, the sudden loss of one of the Ds in Double D Ranch. D for Doug, D for Dad. On June 6, 2010, the big shoulders of the business died unexpectedly of heart failure. An entrepreneur by nature, Doug McMullen had begun as a businessman selling watermelons in central Texas when he was just a boy. He had moved on to cars (owned a Ford dealership) and motorcycles (rode at Sturgis) and racehorses (prided himself on all his winners but especially 2007 World Champion gelding Illegal Memories). The guy who had always been there with guidance and advice for his girls was gone.
A time to weep. A time to mourn.
But he had gifted his three daughters — the other D is for daughters — with a similar go-getter zest for life and a never-say-die ethic for anything worth doing. So they carried on in the spirit of a man who had loved “family, fast cars, faster horses, a good Harley ride, an all-night canasta game, telling tale tales, eating jelly from a jar, and Margie’s sweet tea.”
And so sisters Cheryl, Audrey, and Hedy, along with their mom, went to work. The fall collection would come together in the same historic building in Yoakum that had once been a harness and buggy shop. The collection would be shot in the historic abandoned opera house-meat-market-bordello they use (along with resident bats) as a warehouse for props. They would go to August’s Dallas Market and enjoy the fruits of 20 years of hard work, imaginative design, and retail adventure.
A time to mend. A time to heal.
And a time to rock. Because that’s what Double D Ranch does. And if the photo of him on his motorcycle in front of a huge Old Glory is any indication, Dad Doug wouldn’t have had it any other way. What he’s seeing from over yonder is Double D Ranch in a new season — the full bloom of its signature vintage-loving, award-winning crossover cool.
Artist, Woodcarver, Mountaineer and Lover of Life
Artist and adventurer AMBER JEAN has achieved national notoriety for her sculptures and functional art furniture. Her work is infused with her connection to and appreciation of the West yet reflects influences from her formal art education in Europe and America. Amber is a gal with gumption living a non-traditional lifestyle that inspires all who cross her path. She boldly delves into life…finding adventure, irony, humor, and a twist to even every-day experiences.
Amber’s passionate pursuit of rock climbing, mountaineering and ice climbing have provided acute insights into a philosophy of living fully. She will share analogies from the world of climbing and studio life in an entertaining, inspiring, and enlightening presentation for non-climbers. The presentation offers an alluring vision to spark an adventurous attitude in every day living by exploring the wide variety of ways in which people endeavor, push their limits, and honor the human spirit.
Woven with stories and breathtaking photos, her presentation offers tools to help shift attitudes and shape the ability to deal with various challenges life inevitably presents. Amber Jean has been featured in several nationally syndicated magazines and four books. She has appeared in numerous television and radio interviews sharing her love of art, adventure, and the West. WOOD magazine just named her one of America’s Wood Working Greats. Born in Wyoming and raised in Montana, Amber continues to find solace and inspiration by living in the woods at the end of the road near the top of a mountain in Paradise Valley.