Meet the Wild Ones


Lisa A. Shanley, Ph.D.


  • Dr. Lisa Shanley earned a B.S. at Eastern Illinois University in Fashion Merchandising, an M.S. at Illinois State in Clothing and Textile Science, and a Ph.D. at Oklahoma State University in Apparel Design and Textile Science.
  • She was an associate professor at Auburn University where she taught apparel patternmaking, grading, garment construction, and apparel production processes for 9 years. She has presented her work at more than 30 conferences and published 24 technical papers.
  • As a consultant, Lisa has developed prototype garments for the U.S. Navy and Dow. She was awarded TC Squared and Navy Research Fellows and over the course of her near decade long university career, she competed for and won nearly a million dollars in competitive contracts and research grants.
  • Lisa is the sole programmer for Wild Ginger Software, Inc. She began her programming career in 1992 with the development of her very first pattern making program - SchemaCAD for DOS.
  • Paul and Lisa married in Auburn in 1991 and started the company that would become Wild Ginger Software, Inc. in 1992. They currently live just outside Nashville with their three cats - Winston, Bella, and PJ.

Karen Campbell


  • Karen Campbell learned to hand sew when she was 5 and started making her own clothes at age 12. Commercial patterns were just a starting place for creating her own designs. While living in Japan she studied flat pattern design and tailoring.
  • She has taught sewing and flat pattern design to children and adults and written articles on design and construction techniques. She has also done Costume Design. Many of her designs & flat pattern techniques are featured in "The Costume Book" by Mary Burke Morris.
  • She currently lives in Colorado Springs, CO with her husband Jim and three cats - Zoey, Rainbow, and Sky. She has two children - Brian and Susan and four grandchildren - Oscar, Agnes, Harvey, and Opal.

Paul S. Shanley


  • Paul Sylvester Shanley learned to sew when he was 18. Today, he continues to learn about the fine arts and technical skills involved in apparel design and construction.
  • After a brief apprenticeship with a Florida theatrical costumer, Paul focused heavily on prototype development, design, and construction within the functional and protective apparel industry. He has consulted on apparel issues for the U.S.Army, U.S.Navy, duPont, Dow Chemical, GX-Tech and others.
  • He continued to work with his wife Lisa on product development, technology, and marketing while managing his own private consulting business.
  • He has been a judge and emcee for Make It With Wool contests held around the country each year.