Meet the Team

BYOG corporate logo apparel president Cathileen Marchese

Cathileen Marchese


I am originally from New England and I love adventure involving anything outdoors. In my spare time I love to travel, workout, and water and snow ski! When I am home, my favorite thing to do is make homemade spaghetti and meatballs and drink good red wine.

Owning and building BYOG has been very rewarding. Helping customers with creative solutions each and every day is my passion. One of the best parts of the day is when I open up my email and have new projects to work on – I tell everyone, every day is like Christmas.

Michele Deering

Embroidery Manager
California State University

Prior to coming to BYOG, I owned and operated my own embroidery business out of my house for 10 years. Making the move has been the best decision I’ve made! I manage the Embroidery Department, ensuring that your garments are produced with the utmost care and your designs are reproduced impeccably on garments. I enjoy working here – every day is different with new challenges. Working with a great team helps me push through these challenges to deliver high quality products that you will be proud to wear. I enjoy running and playing with my dog Dani.

BYOG custom embroidery manager Michele Deering
BYOG custom business shirts sales specialist Jacqui Peters

Jacqui Peters

St. Mary’s College of California

Working at BYOG has been such a wonderful experience – I enjoy meeting new people, helping them from design concept to the completed product. It’s so much fun seeing the finished product, and seeing how my customers react to seeing their order. I love how everyone is close to each other in the office, and when you need help there is always someone to turn to. Outside of work I enjoy reading my favorite books, hanging out with my family and friends and making people laugh.

Michelle Washington

Purchasing Manager

2017 marks my 10 year anniversary with BYOG. As the Purchasing Manager, I enjoy overseeing every single order that comes across my desk. From processing the work order, purchasing the apparel, invoicing the final product and seeing the excitement on our customers faces when they see their vision on custom apparel and/or promotional products. When I am away from the office, I enjoy spending quality time with my husband and my ever so fabulous daughter. We enjoy spontaneous adventures, entertaining at our new home and the occasional lazy Sunday.

BYOG custom embroidered hats purchasing manager Michelle Johnson
BYOG printed promotional products manager Mike Daw

Mike Daw

Print & Production Manager
San Jose State

I started out at BYOG as a Production Artist and soon after became Production Manager. I oversee production, equipment maintenance, the art department, and all incoming/outgoing merchandise. Being a leader is important to me. There’s always a new way to grow and improve in this industry, especially in that capacity. Every year brings on new challenges and it’s always exciting to see what new things we can accomplish as a team. Apart from what I do for a living, I enjoy heavy music, horror movies, weight lifting, Japanese beer, and spending time with my wife Alex and our kitten Loki.

Amy States

Creative Director/Graphic Designer
Art Institute of Pittsburgh

I work as a graphic artist here at BYOG. I enjoy taking on custom design projects, and I regularly work with the customers to help finalize the artwork they need to their specifications. I am originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and am experiencing all the wonderful things the bay area has to offer. I enjoy traveling, bike riding, photography, and painting.

BYOG custom safety vests creative director Amy States
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