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Melanie Yager 

Owner/ Designer at Tornado Alley Designs


(580) 290-9321



Woodward, Oklahoma


A Bit About Me

Hey Y'all, I'm Melanie and I am the owner of Tornado Alley Designs. I was born and raised in the middle of the Sonoran desert in Phoenix, Arizona. As an adult I moved to the small town of Woodward, Oklahoma and started a family. My husband Trey and I have four kids; three boys and a girl. We live on five acres of beautiful land with a live creek running through our property. We have two miniature dachshunds, a few livestock guardian dogs and several other animals. In 2021 I got my degree in Sociology, specializing in Social Work, however, I probably won't ever use my degree because I enjoy working for myself too much. Some of my hobbies include being a taxi service for my children, drinking too much coffee, binge watching Netflix, being socially akward, holding gates, going camping, and yelling at little league games.

I started Tornado Alley Designs in 2014 as a side hustle, it has grown to become my full time job and passion. Tornado Alley Designs is a one woman show. Leatherwork... that's me, attempts at marketing... me too, shipping department... oh, that's also me, feel like Karen and need a manager... I'm your girl. With the exeption of some occasional help from my older kids or husband, I do it all around here and I wouldn't want it any other way. I love creating new products for Tornado Alley Designs and I have about 100 different projects going on at once. I'm extremely grateful for my customers. When you choose to shop small at a company like mine, you are supporting your typical American family, you're helping me pay for baseball gear and gymnastics classes, not some billionare CEO wanting to buy a fourth vacation home.

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