The Raymar Family

We are a family business of artists. Our passionate staff works hard to make and deliver our panels to you. While we would not exist without our entire staff, we invite you to meet the creative female forces behind Raymar.

Emilie C. Dietrich President / Creative Director

Emilie is captain of the Raymar ship. She is the creative and business brains behind Raymar. It is her mission and passion to add more beauty and meaning to the world by crafting art panels with the finest materials. It is her hope that with the right foundation for one’s artwork, artists can bring their creative visions to life. 

Prior to Raymar, Emilie graduated from the University of Notre Dame’s business school and became a foreign exchange and commodity broker with the Chicago Board of Trade. Financially successful yet creatively stifled, she left finance in search of a more artistic life and attended Parsons School of Design in NYC. In 2008, Emilie was called to carry on her family's business. Emilie took up the reins of Raymar and has grown the company into one of the leading producers of archival art panels in the industry.

When Emilie is not directing Raymar, you will find her painting watercolors, portrait modeling for artists, baking French patisseries, playing classical piano or collecting her next passport stamp.

 

Catherine Dietrich Founder / Artist

Catherine is the creative idea master behind Raymar and the reason we exist. She loves to dream up new products and art solutions. Her ultimate goal is to provide her fellow artists with the best supplies so they are free to create.

Outside the office, you will find Catherine passionately painting in her studio. A true artist since birth, she beats to her own creative drum. Catherine draws inspiration from many artists, but her favorites include Pierre Bonnard, Edouard Vuillard and the Bay Area Figurative Artists.

When she eventually takes off her artist apron and business beret, Catherine also loves to work in her beautiful rose garden, pen short stories, visit art museums, attend the symphony and ballet, interior decorate and travel to Paris.

 

Elizabeth Aspland Manager / Customer Service

Elizabeth is our queen of customer service, the voice of Raymar and our expert in all things shipping and accounting. Between juggling phone lines, processing orders or answering your special requests, she keeps our office running like a well oiled machine, all with a friendly smile.

Elizabeth joined Raymar with a strong background in communications and social work, which is why she delivers such stellar service. Despite a background not in art, now after 14 years with Raymar, she is a font of technical art materials knowledge and has developed a sincere appreciation for the talent and passion involved in creating a work of art.  

When she takes a break from our phone lines, you will find Elizabeth spending time with her husband and two beautiful children, going to hockey games and reading. She expresses her artistry with her amazing custom cupcakes and baked goods along with some occasional event planning and catering adventures.