Our People

Sammy & Carolyn Catalena

Sammy and Carolyn are the owners and founders of Catalena Hatters. Sammy is a PRCA rodeo stock contractor and producer. He has been involved in the rodeo business for over 35 years and graduated Texas A&M University, class of '72. His interest in custom hats began in college working for a local hat shop. Carolyn runs and oversees the day-to-day operations around the store with 30 years experience, she knows her hats! 

Travis Catalena

Travis, is the son of Sammy and Carolyn and has been working on hats for most of his life. He has done it all from washing to making and shaping hats.

Scott Catalena

Scott is the youngest son of Sammy and Carolyn and has grown up in the store.

Lidia Sanchez

Lidia works the front desk and is the face of Catalena Hatters to most customers. She works mostly with customers and handles orders. She has worked at Catalena Hatters for over 20 years and knows as much as anyone about hats.