Meet Our Team

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Dimitra Mandalas
CEO Owner

Welcome! I am Dimitra of Dimitra Designs. My whole life has been preparation to my destiny which is the Dimitra Designs brand. I started out small- working from home with one of kind custom designs until I had enough clientele to open a store. I have been in business for over 30 years and I believe part of that reason is because I take my time when selecting someone to represent my brand. Many of my loyal customers have worked with me from selecting their pageant dresses to their wedding gowns, and everything in between! Their daughters became pageant girls who grew up to brides, who now have daughters beginning their journey in the pageant/prom world. Creating that family atmosphere is important me. Meet my staff who will assist me in welcoming you as your become a part of our Legacy.

Jessica Williams

Senior Bridal Consultant

Jessica was born in Mississippi and moved to Atlanta at the age of 5. Her family settled in Greenville in 2001 and she has worked with Dimitra since 2004. Jessica, having a servant’s heart, loves giving a joyful bridal experience to each bride she helps. Creating the whole “look” for the bride is what she does best! Aside from being a Senior Bridal Consultant, she has had the pleasure of singing at some her brides’ weddings. She is a lover of dogs, babies, and dancing.

“I am definitely a people person and genuinely care for my brides”

Jasmine Sheppard

Senior Bridal Consultant

Jasmine is also from Atlanta, GA moving here in 2001 at the age of 15. She has been working with brides since 2005 and recently got married. Jasmine never meets a stranger. She has a very happy and bubbly personality. You will experience true southern hospitality with every encounter you have with her. She is a shining light here at Dimitra Designs. Jasmine is a fan of 80’s movies, loves playing vintage video games, loves to cook, and draw in her spare time. Jasmine’s main concern is developing a relationship with each and every bride.

“I hope that every bride leaves looking at themselves the way that God and their fiancé sees them: beautiful”

Mary Grace Thomas

Bridal Consultant

Mary Grace is from Eastover, SC. She has a very bubbly personality and always greets customers with a smile. She attended the University of South Carolina where she majored in Psychology and Women’s and Gender Studies. While in college, she worked part time as a sales associate for a tanning corporation in addition to being a waitress. After helping both her older sisters plan their weddings and beginning to plan her own, Mary Grace quickly grew an interest in working in the bridal industry. We are so excited to welcome Mary Grace as the newest member of our Dimitra Designs family!

I always listen to every detail about my brides’ weddings because every detail counts towards my goal of finding their dream dress. I really enjoy working here!”.

Cheryl Brown

Bridal Consultant



“It’s personal, so I want them to feel that finding the dress is just as memorable as their wedding day. I hope that each client turns into a lasting friendship”.

Makayla West

Bridal Consultant



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Jonathan Trivette

Senior Pageant & Prom Consultant

Jonathan is a native of High Point, NC. He earned degrees from Spartanburg Methodist College, North Carolina School of Arts, High Point University, and a Master of Clinical Mental Health Counseling Degree from Wake Forest University. Jonathan's involvement in the pageant industry began three decades ago. He has been a production vocal, dancer, and emcee, Executive Director of two local Miss America Franchises winning over 40 awards for from the MAO for his local programs, served on the Board of two Miss America State Pageants, founded the Miss Collegiate America Pageant System, and served in various other capacities including a Field Operations Intern for the Miss America Organization, Judges' Trainer for numerous Miss America State Organizations, and has judged local, state, and national pageants in the Miss America, Miss Universe, Collegiate America, and International Junior Miss Systems. Jonathan has been the principle in preparing 18 state titleholders for the Miss America Competition; 14 of which placed among the top five with three others winning awards for interview or talent performance. He is a regular consultant for five Miss America State Programs specializing in interview preparation and wardrobe presentation. Jonathan serves as an advisor for Spartanburg County Schools on the production of high school pageants. Please call to schedule your personal appointment with Jonathan.

“Designers dress ideals. I make ideals realities finding the perfect dress to suit the design of each woman for her special occasion”.

Kim Holloway

Senior Bridal Consultant

Her name is Ms. Kim, but we call her Ms. Magic. She is a native of Greenville, SC and a mother of three beautiful girls. Ms. Kim has over 25 years of experience in the pageant industry at both State and National levels. Over the years she has participated as a pageant mom, consumer, consultant, and coach. Ms. Kim was introduced to Dimitra when she was searching for a custom pageant dress, and they have been like sisters ever since! She is also the neatest and most organized person in the store. Don’t come to her house making a mess or you will surely get put out (LOL). Come in and check out her trophy cabinet that features some of her winning clients.

“They call me Ms. Magic because I can look at a girl and know what size she is and what dress she will win in”.

Hope Vandiver

Senior Tuxedo Consultant

Hope is an Anderson SC native. She is the mother of 3. Hope has AA Degree in Marketing/Management and Certificate in Fashion Merchandising. She has had a flair for fashion since a very young age. She has worked in the fashion industry over 40 years at many capacities. Hope is known by many as Ms. Tuxedo or the Color Queen. Ms. Hope strives to give her customer the ultimate look of uniqueness and distinction and to make sure that they are comfortable with their attire to give them the desired look need to spearhead their magical occasion.

“It’s personal, so I want them to feel that finding the dress is just as memorable as their wedding day. I hope that each client turns into a lasting friendship”.

Kiarah Beaty

Bridesmaids & Tuxedos Consultant

Kiarah is from Greenville, SC. She is very compassionate, loving, and family oriented. She is a graduate from Greenville Technical College where she earned an Associates of Arts degree. She is also a graduate from The University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Science degree in Retailing with a concentration in Fashion Merchandising and Digital Innovation. With the goal to become a Fashion Forecaster, Kiarah enjoys designing, sewing, and working with different fabrics and colors. With her passion for fashion, Kiarah puts her knowledge to exceptional use every day to better serve our customers.

“To me, every day is a fashion show and to be a part of the Dimitra Designs Family is truly a blessing because it allows me to showcase my creativity and my passion for the Fashion Industry”.

Nicole Hester

Ordering & Logistics

Nicole is from Anderson, SC. She has an undergraduate degree from Lander University and is currently working on her master’s degree at Anderson University. She is a very family-oriented person who enjoys movies and loves to keep up with the latest pop culture. Nicole also loves fashion and arts and crafts. She is all about business! Nicole’s job is to make sure that each detail that the bride communicated with the consultants is conveyed in their wedding gown, bridesmaids order, and special occasion gowns. Nicole is an organized and detail-orientated worker. She checks, double checks, and often triple checks each order because once the gowns are ordered, there’s no going back!

“It fills me with so much joy to know that what I do can help the bride feel confident as she reaches her wedding date”

Diana Mazo

Operations & Marketing

Diana is from Medellin, Colombia. She moved here in 2004 and started working with Dimitra in 2006. She has a wonderful son who is the love of her life. She takes her job very seriously but is the jokester in the office. Diana finished her schooling with a degree in graphic design. She later decided to pursue a master’s degree in marketing and international business. Diana is a very organized and determined worker. Her ability to see the final product of a project before it even begins, truly makes her a great blessing to the business.

“I feel blessed to work with Dimitra because I can use my creativity to further grow this business but still be great at my most important job of being a parent”

Kaitlyn Escher

Social Media

Kaitlyn was born in Marietta, GA but has lived here in Greenville most of her life. She attended The University of South Carolina Upstate where she majored in business administration with a concentration in marketing. Kaitlyn loves love and was a social media intern for a local wedding venue in the summer of 2019. She is a very creative and diligent worker who takes pride in creating new content for all social media platforms.

“Creating new and exciting content is my favorite thing to do. I feel like I’m part of a family and I strive to grow our network and share our clients story’s in a beautiful way.”

Alterations Team


Dimitra takes great pride in selecting each seamstress based off their skillset and experience. Our highly qualified seamstresses take their time to execute each detail imagined by the bride. These trusted individuals can take the gown of your imaginations and make it a reality.