Who We Are

Meet the amazing team behind Roll Up N Dye

A portrait 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. 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 Roll Up N Dye out of my garage in July 2011. 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 in Columbia, Maryland. Now folks have the option of coming to us.

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.

Tie dyeing and teaching others combines my love of performance, teaching, art, fitness, and 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!


A portrait of Renuka Purimetla

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.


A portrait of Jane Matt

Jane Matt

Jane is multi-talented. Not only is she leading the Roll up N Dye eco-brick bench adventure, she is a fantastic workshop leader and an absolutely brilliant personal organizer. Seriously, if you need your life organized, let me know!  I will connect you! She has the craft, upcycling, and tie-dye aspects of my business organized. She is a miracle worker!


A portrait of Sarah Cooke

Sarah Cooke

Sarah loves being out in nature. She is mom to a 9 year old dino expert and a big fan of awesome art. As a local librarian, she co-designs and teaches unique programming to enrich the lives of local tweens and teens in the Library’s after-school Homework Club.


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 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.