The Gypsy Sisters
Amy grew up in West Texas on the famous Pitchfork Ranch. After high school she attended Texas Women’s University in Denton, Texas. While studying design at TWU, Amy was on the University Honor Roll and the President’s Honor List. Amy has been a buyer and visual artists for Cowboy Up, Smith Brothers, and the Bar S Ranch Store. She also held the position of Designer & Market Researcher for Cruel Girl and Cinch Clothing, as well as buyer for The National Cowgirl Museum & Hall of Fame Gift Shop, before venturing out on her own as a freelance buyer, designer and visual merchandising consultant. Her years of experience in the industry, her amazing ability to see a trend before it is a trend and her unique style and design sense are why she is now the Vice-President & Co-Owner of Gypsy Soule. She has helped build a brand that is taking the western style scene by the horns and refusing to let go.
Amy is very close to her family and spends a lot of her spare time with them and her friends. She and her husband, Chad, live in Fort Worth, Texas, where you can catch them out enjoying live music or a ranch rodeo in the stockyards on any given weekend.
Lorinda Graham-Van Newkirk
Lorinda was born and raised in California, bringing that California cool to all of her projects. She had an early interest in rodeo from barrel racing to rodeo queen. Lorinda pursued her education in Agriculture Communications at California State University – Fresno. With a sense of style and fashion that could only have come from her soul, she has quickly become one of the leaders in her industry. She is an award-winning business owner with over 15 years’ experience in all aspects of the retail world. From managing annual budgets to designing pieces from scratch, she is involved every step of the way. Lorinda started her first jewelry line in 1996. When she re-located to Texas in 2003, she started VanGlow, and the jeweled flip-flop was birthed. In 2006 she joined forces with Amy Moorhouse to create the unstoppable Gypsy Soule. She is the President and Co-Owner of Gypsy Soule.
Her two greatest accomplishments are her two beautiful daughters, who have already developed their own sense of style. Lorinda, her husband Joel, and their two daughters call Weatherford, Texas home, where the neighbors are never surprised to see her rollerblading around the house with the girls.