Our Team

Meet our UE Crew

We love all aspects of pysanky, batik eggs and all other Easter egg fun. Ukrainian Eggcessories is a small Canadian company run by Kathy Verrelli.  We may be small but we have an amazing team of talent to support our customers from around the world.

Owner & CEO

Hi! I’m Kathy, owner of Ukrainian EggCessories. I love my job! My biggest joy is serving and connecting with customers. I strive to keep the tradition of pysanky alive, and support all egg artists and enthusiasts. I also host Pysanky Toronto, an annual 4-day pysanka retreat. When I’m not working, you’ll find me spending time with my boys, curling, or boating in Georgian Bay.


Kathy Verrelli

UE's Graphic Designer

Meet Jen, the graphic designer and illustrator behind UE's brand. She also created the Happy Egging lathe table and divider rings, available eggsclusively from UE. Jen has just published, "Endless Egging" a book for batik egg artists. Find it on Blurb.ca.

Jennifer E Kwong

Inventory Management & Order Fulfillment

Meet Kelleigh. She's UE's back house staff who's busy with inventory growth and order fulfillment. She works at the speed of sound and is a quality asset to the UE team! During Kelleigh's off time she's exploring the world of investing.

Kelleigh Dennis

Gentle Giant

Meet Sam. He's our gentle giant and Kathy's 2nd son. Sam's in university studying game development. When he's not in school he splits his time helping with order fulfillment, kistky assembly & is our order drop off guy. He also wrote all the small bios for each of our dye colours on our website.

Sam Verrelli

Inventory Counter

Keeping the numbers added up!


UE's Social Support

Lucy Girl

Beeswax is my superpower

Meet Lorraine, our eggstraordinary beeswax specialist. She makes the UE beepucks, tea lights, 8" tapers, and 5" mini tapers.


Ptashka Owner

Support Team and Cheerleader of Pysanky Toronto and Pysanky For Ukraine Day. 

Tanya Mykytiuk