CGW is a club for amateurs and professionals who like to make historical, science fiction, or fantasy costumes.



Costumer’s Guild West, Inc.
1917 Crestshire Drive
Glendale, CA 91208
(Mailing address only)


The 2018-2019 board of directors:

President: Mela Hoyt-Heyden

Vice President: Gina Cowley

Treasurer: Sarah Pierce

Corresponding Secretary: Heather Pritchett

Recording Secretary: Cheryl Avirom

Director at Large: Colleen Crosby

Director at Large: Shawn Crosby

Director at Large: Geri Rex

Director at Large: Danelle Garrison



2018-2019 Committees & Appointed Positions
(Note that the president is on all committees):

Costume College Dean: Maegen Hensley

Parliamentarian: Diane Yoshitomi

Scholarship Committee Chair: Colleen Crosby

Bookkeeper: Natalie Meyer

Membership Development: Natalie Meyer

Website Administrator: Gillian Bailey

Social Media Coordinator: Becky Thelin

Facebook Group moderation, CGW: Eric Gerds, Becky Thelin, Colleen Crosby

Facebook Group moderation, Costume College: Eric Gerds, Rebecca Thelin, Colleen Crosby, Dani Crum, Heather Pritchett

Operations Department:  Eileen Smolenski

Outreach Coordinator: Open

If you are unsure of who can help you:

Do you have a question about the way the CGW works? Or even what it is? Contact our our Member Development chair or our President.

Do you have questions about CGW events? Contact our Vice President.

Do you have questions about Costume College? Contact our Dean or Assistant Dean.

Do you have questions about payments for dues, refunds for Costume College® or a check that hasn’t been cashed? (Please allow six to eight weeks for checks to be processed before inquiring.) Contact our bookkeeper, Natalie Meyer.

Are you interested in submitting an article to Squeals, the CGW newsletter? Are you getting Squeals? (Are you a member? – if not, join now!) For these and other items about our newsletter, contact our editor.

Would you like to know about minutes of meetings, the By-Laws or the web page? Contact the Recording Secretary.

If you need an effective ombudsman, we have Directors at Large, whose duty is to carry members’ concerns to the Board as a whole. Please e-mail them for comments, suggestions, or just to find out what they think about CGW things. They are:

Heather Pritchett
Cheryl Avirom
Maryann Jones




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