Who We Are

Meet the Team!

A selfie of Erin Cassell, founder and tie artist behind Roll Up N Dye

Erin Cassell

I am so thankful for all of these wonderful folks who keep us Rollin’. I couldn’t ask for a more talented, dedicated group of people to work with.

I have been a lover of tie dye since my college days, studying theatre at Western Maryland College over 10 years ago. Back in June of 2011, after being asked to teach tie dye to a group of 50 kids at a summer camp, a light bulb went off. I finally figured out what I wanted to be when I grew up! I was inspired to start a tie dye company. So, I started my company, Roll Up N Dye, out of my garage, in July 2011 that same year. My only option was to travel to the parties and events.

Eventually, I outgrew my garage, and found studio space. I love to hold workshops and parties in my studio on Red Branch Road in Columbia, Maryland. Now folks have the option of to coming to us. Cool, right? I teach kids and adults how to make their own art pieces. I can do in home birthday parties and events at Cultural Festivals, Arts Festivals, and all kinds of other places.

I love creating all types of tie dyed items. Tie dyeing and teaching others combines my love of performance, teaching, art, fitness, giving back to the community. I am living in a dream. I hope you will come be a part of this colorful world, of tie dye!

I am a mom to an awesome, independent, free-thinking little girl. I love to swim with the Columbia Masters Team, and spend time with family and friends.

An image of the sculptural artwork of Melissa Burley

Melissa Burley

Melissa Burley is my festival sidekick and Party assistant. She graduated with an Art Degree from Maryland University. She took her of love of design, and skill with colorful composition and worked as a floral designer for 20 years. She currently works at Artex as an art handler. She is also a very talented sculptor. She is a resident artist at Montpelier Center for the Arts in Laurel, Maryland. She helps out at parties and is my sidekick at festivals. She is a blast and is probably the most chill person I know. You can see her work at her website.

A portrait of Will Yan

Will Yan

Will is a sophomore at The University of Maryland College Park. He is earning a double major in Art History and Studio Art. He is busy with his classes. But, he still loves to come help with events when he can find some free time.

Renuka Purimetla

Renuka is an Adjunct Instructor at the Community College of Baltimore County. She is also a certified ASL interpreter. She has fun assisting with our Team Building Events. She has a lot of experience working with groups, leading them and creating a welcoming atmosphere that invites participants to relax, open up and create freely.

The Business Team behind Roll Up 'N Dye

Business Team

As a small business owner, I have come to depend on swimming in order to keep my mind from racing, to help me focus, to relieve stress. It is my moving meditation. Swimming keeps me sane. I melt into the water and feel like it holds me, it supports me and my stresses melt away. My mind enters into a place of peace. Maria the small business coach, Coach Sue, Sara the book keeper, Angie social media guru and blogger, and Jess the tax attorney (not pictured), …it seems so many other team mates either help me with my business, purchase my art, spread the word about my workshops, or attend my workshops. These amazing women, my friends, these career retired super moms volunteer their talents to help me keep up with the business part of business. (it requires numbers and other stuff that hurts my brain). I am so grateful for them!