Meet Board & Brush Downers Grove Owners
Katie & Mike Ilic
After graduating from the University of Illinois, Katie started her career as a high-school math teacher at Neuqua Valley in Naperville where she also coached the sophomore volleyball team. Eight years later, she left the classroom behind to stay at home with her daughter when she was born. She traded in calculators and lecturing, for diapers and sleepless nights! Mike attended NIU and will always be a Husky at heart. He was a Senior Manager at Accenture for 18 years before leaving that behind to become a Board & Brush studio owner.
Katie & Mike attended a workshop for their anniversary and thoroughly enjoyed their experience. They were immediately hooked and knew that a business, like Board & Brush, would be perfect for their family. Katie’s passion is teaching, and Mike is a DIY junkie. Owning and operating a Board & Brush studio is not only an exciting new adventure but also gives them the flexibility to spend more time together as a family. It hardly feels like working when you love what you do every day!
Katie and Mike met on a blind date back in 2011, and the rest was history. Family is their number one priority. Katie has a small, close-knit family and Mike has a huge (and loud!) 100% Croatian family. Some of their favorite things to do are to take their two Yorkie puppies for walks around the neighborhood, spend summer days at the pool, make dinner together, and snuggle up with a good movie
Make Your Own Personalized Sign at Board & Brush Downers Grove
Pick your preferred custom wood sign design, sign up for a DIY wood sign workshop that best works
for you and your friends or family, and then show up for a fun, instructor led, hands-on
Board & Brush Downers Grove is located on Main Street in historic downtown Downers Grove. It is close to Ballydoyle Irish Pub, across the street from the Cellar Door and just down the street from the Pierce Tavern. Ample parking available in the parking garage behind the studio, take Curtis St. to Mochel Dr.
Have any questions? Please feel free to contact us via phone or email. We are happy to help and
would love to see you in our wood sign workshop very soon!