Region 2S

Arizona, Southern California, and Hawaii


Michele Wise

Michele Wise

Regional Director

Riverside, CA

ufdcrd2s@ufdc.org

Welcome to Region 2 South. Michele has been a member of UFDC since 2010. She first learned of UFDC through a doll repair lady who invited her to attend her first doll club meeting in Fullerton. CA. After joining, she served as treasurer and club president.  She moved to Riverside a couple years ago and joined that doll club also. She loves dolls and doll people.  “I have gained so many new friends through collecting dolls and I love learning about and seeing dolls I wouldn’t normally collect.”

Michele is a non-discriminatory doll collector, pretty much, if it’s a doll – she collects it!  (with few exceptions) She collects everything from very old wooden dolls to BJDs with china heads, parians, French fashions, bebes, composition, Betsy and Barbie dolls. She’s drawn to the history, the fashion, and sometimes just the silly little grin that captures her heart.  She loves researching and redressing dolls to their appropriate style, hoping they will last another hundred years.

She keeps her collection on a spreadsheet that she takes with her to shows so she’ll have whatever measurements she needs when she is doll shopping. She attends as many shops and shows as she can and serves as a doll judge for local events.  She lives with her sweetheart Scott in a Victorian home, the perfect setting for antique dolls.  She loves hosting period events. Michele has three married sons with two wonderful grandchildren.  She retired from AT&T two years ago where she was an engineer and area manager.


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