The Apprentice program was started in 2014 by the Guild’s President, Cherie Fretto and is managed by Linda Ehrenfried. This program helps aspiring new artists improve their skills and introduces them to many other important aspects of the industry.  New members are encouraged to participate in a 12 month program whereby a mentor/master artist is assigned to each individual based on their demonstrated interest.  Mentors will take the lead in supporting them through an ongoing one to one relationship, reviewing and critiquing their work and assisting them in obtaining the necessary skills to graduate the program and advance from beginner to intermediate level of artistry.  With the addition of the PDMAG Academy group on facebook, Apprentices share work with each other and they have access to the entire group of mentors in one place. The Academy is a judgement free zone on the internet where only apprentices and mentors have access. If is a place where they can choose to show their work in progress and receive tips. Upon graduation, members still have access to the Guild’s Mentors through the Facebook Professional Doll Makers Group page in order to ensure their continued growth and to share their work with other members.

Click on one of our mentors pictures to visit their page.

This page is a WIP. Please be patient with us as we develop this page.

Cherie Fretto​

Character Dolls and BJD

Lauren Jaimes

​Baby and Child Dolls

Kori Leppart

Character Fantasy Baby & BJD

Karen Baker

Fantasy and Character

Patricia Rowe

Character and Fantasy

Tanya Abaimova

Character and Fantasy

Sherri Williams

Baby and Child dolls

Phyllis Jorgensen Morrow

Fantasy and Character

Linda Ehrenfried

Character, Fantasy and Mixed media

Rosa Grueso

Fantasy and Character

Debbie Weimert

Character, Fantasy and child dolls

Tatiana Tofaneto

​Character, fantasy and BJD

Gayle Wray

Cloth dolls

Lisa Wroblewski

Character, Fantasy and Child

Rhonda Ingram

BJD and fantasy

Kat Lees

Cloths Dolls


Maisa Said

​Baby and child dolls

Kellie Beckett

Babies and Children

Jennifer Costello-Delcigno

​Baby and child dolls

Elsie Rodriquez
Babies and Child dolls

Linda Lyons

Character and Fantasy Paper clay

Marguerite Surich Noschese

Character and Fantasy

Aleah Klay


Claudia Raddi

Fantasy and character

Jack Johnston

All Dolls

Barbara Felts

Fantasy, Character, and Baby

Melinda Wood

Character, Fantasy and Baby

Noemi Smith

Fantasy, BJD and Baby

Roxanna Maria
Character and Fantasy

Leann Marshall

Fantasy and Character

Darel Medley



Apprenticeship Dues for all members joining after 12/12/16 are $ 99.00 a year to work with a mentor one-on-one. $59.95  to work in the academy only with which ever mentor is available to answer your questions. a One-on-one mentor will work with you in private chats and via email to help you improve without you having to post in the group. You can polish your pieces with your mentor until you feel comfortable sharing in the group. Many of our mentors share tuts with their assigned apprentices and can help you prefect the pieces you make by sharing their insights learn over many years of their own practice. Why struggle to figure something out when you can ask someone who already knows the answers.