ASID Ones to Watch Winners + Scholars

MEET THE 2021 ASID ONES TO WATCH SCHOLARS

Taneshia Albert

Assistant Professor

Auburn University

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Taneshia Albert

Professor Taneshia West Albert is an enthusiastic educator and design practitioner. Her research and creative scholarship explores: cultural identity, meaning and trauma; diversity and inclusion; and digital literacy. Her design career is focused on design for healthcare environments, corporate interiors, and higher education spaces with a unique background in Medical Equipment Planning and Facilities Design and Construction. Her community service, both within and outside of the university in which she is employed, focuses on issues of inclusion, diversity, and equity within education, design education, and the interior design profession of historically underrepresented group- specifically those: from marginalized ethnic groups, who are uniquely physical and cognitively abled, and who are lower socioeconomic groups.

Mari Ansera, CID

Senior Interior Designer

HGA

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Mari Ansera, CID

Mari Ansera, CID, is a Senior Interior Designer at HGA, where she leads interior projects for workplace, education, cultural, and healthcare markets. With more than 12 years professional experience, she approaches the design process with empathy, listening first then driving deeper to understand each client’s strengths. She provides space for the most marginalized to voice their perspectives. She believes interior design is about designing beautiful and functional spaces—and bringing human dignity and equity to our built environments. By creating spaces that holistically address the needs of the individual, she creates rich and inviting designs that support the unique mission and strategic goals of each client.

Raul Baeza, ASID

Senior Designer and Associate

IA Interior Architects

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Raul Baeza, ASID

Raul Baeza, RA, RID is a Senior Designer and Associate for IA Interior Architects in Austin, TX. With over 13 years in the industry, Raul brings his experience with interior, environmental graphics, and furniture design to provide clients with a complete vision. Raul works with his clients to develop a design that communicates and nurtures the cultural fabric of their company and community. As Senior Designer, Raul is responsible to be a steward for the client’s functional, aesthetic, and budgetary goals throughout the design process. He has designed spaces for clients including, Google, Dropbox, LegalZoom, HomeAway, SailPoint, and Galvanize.

Raul has been published in Interior Design Magazine, Interiors + Sources, On Office, and The Business of Furniture magazines. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Architecture and Master of Architects from the University of Texas San Antonio. He is a licensed architect and interior designer in the state of Texas.

Fabiola Catalan, ASID

Senior Interior Designer

Gensler

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Fabiola Catalan, ASID

Through the years, my design approach has always been simple. Create experiences that bring people together.

I am an includer at heart. I thrive in positive environments, yet enjoy the journeys of hard challenges.

Born and raised in a small farm town in Northern California, I respect the natural characteristics of materials and approach all design with a sustainable eye. I value design thinking, curiosity, and creating forward-thinking designs with a unique experience.

In my spare time, I enjoy giving back to the next generation and bringing sparks of color and beauty to our communities.

Rebecca Hernandez, Associate ASID

Director of Special Projects

Meyer Davis

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Rebecca Hernandez, Associate ASID

Rebecca Hernandez is a Guatemalan-American designer born in Albany, New York. She moved to New York City thirteen years ago, receiving a degree in studio art. Rebecca’s early career involved a position in distribution for Printed Matter, a non-profit artists’ bookstore in Chelsea. She also worked in a variety of artists’ studios, as well as for a handful of contemporary galleries and independent retailers. Inspired by her work in visual merchandising, she pursued a degree in interiors. Rebecca worked full time while in school and was eventually hired by Will Meyer and Gray Davis as a receptionist. She has since worked her way up to become Director of Special Projects for Meyer Davis, overseeing select interior projects for high profile clients, acting as director of marketing, and spearheading the studio's product company, William Gray. She now lives in Hudson, NY with her husband and young daughter.

Jeanette Kim, ASID

Senior Interior Project Designer

Perkins & Will

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Jeanette Kim, ASID

Jeanette has a passion for workplace environments, with experience in corporate headquarters, ground-up and renovations, small-scale offices, luxury showrooms and experience centers. Her holistic approach to design includes a commitment to learning and experimenting – channeling curiosity into continuous improvement for her and her clients. With an emphasis on celebrating brand identities and prioritizing human experience, she considers the end user during all phases of a project. By combining responsible design with a motivation to amplify diverse stories, she seeks to challenge possibilities and find opportunities for lasting positive change and cultural influence. Jeanette is committed to defining solutions that inspire, connect, and empower people, with honesty and joy.

Jaclyn Moser, Associate ASID

Partner

Harken Interiors

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Jaclyn Moser, Associate ASID

Jaclyn is a partner and owner at Harken Interiors, a Chicago-based interior design studio with a focus on senior living, multifamily residential, workplace, and hospitality design projects. Harken Interiors derives its name from hearken, meaning to listen, and places a premium on uncovering, developing, and delivering compelling client narratives, beautifully functional spaces, and outstanding user experiences. Founded in 2015, Harken Interiors has imagined from the ground up, completed complex renovations, and connected existing designs with new development. Jaclyn holds degrees in Marketing, International Business, and Italian from Penn State and began her career in advertising with Disney. Jaclyn also has a BFA in Interior Design from Harrington College, and certificates in Hotel Design from Milan’s Domus Academy and Retail Design from London’s Central Saint Martins. With deep roots in hospitality and the human narrative, Jaclyn has translated that sensitivity, aesthetic, and vigor for details into each project throughout multiple sectors.

Camilla Watson, ASID

Associate Principal

ZGF Architects

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Camilla Watson, ASID

Camilla Watson is a leading interior designer at ZGF with a breadth of experience in corporate workplace design. She is dedicated to the integration of architecture and interior design and creating healthy environments that respond to the human experience. Camilla has worked extensively with companies such as Microsoft and, most recently the California Department of General Services, to design spaces that are flexible, innovative, and beautiful. Camilla enjoys collaborating with clients and engaging users to create designs that respond to their unique culture and goals—from big-picture conceptual visioning with stakeholders to detailing and FF&E.

Camilla earned an MFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design and BFA from the Harrington College of Design. She has volunteered and spoken at various events including the SCAD EMBRACE Diversity & Inclusion Conference, Metropolis’s Workplace Wellness: From Office to Home, and The Hip Hop Architecture Camp.

2021 ASID Ones to Watch Award Winners

Elyse Ayoung

Associate Designer

Gensler

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Elyse Ayoung

Elyse Ayoung is an Associate Designer at Gensler Boston. First generation American, she earned her BFA in Architecture from Massachusetts College of Art + Design. With ten years of experience, her current work focuses on workplace design in the consumer products, tech and private/financial service sectors centering around the future of workplace and shaping of environments that are inclusive, whole and purposeful. She is passionate not only about the spaces she helps to create, but the impact her lived experiences can and should have on design and the built environment; strongly believing that through design, we can tell stories that move one another.

As co-founder of the MiD Collective and a board member of BosNOMA, Elyse is committed to the success of the next generation of designers, working to build and enhance opportunities that expose them to interior design and architecture and ways in which they can impact their communities.

Leonardo Caion-Demaestri

Senior Interior Designer

Gensler

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Leonardo Caion-Demaestri

Born and raised in São Paulo - Brazil, Leonardo moved to the US to further his education. Upon graduating from the University of Michigan, Leonardo worked in highly-acclaimed design firms and gathered a wide project experience base. Leonardo also has an MBA.

As a licensed award winning Interior Designer, Leonardo's practice focus has been in technology companies, professional services, creative media, education, retail and hospitality projects, creating a well-rounded approach to all types of spaces and client demands. He has demonstrated high design innovation and sensibility, great client relationships and dedication to his career. Leonardo is an Associate at Gensler where he has been for the past 11 years and has served as Regional Technology Workplace Practice Area Leader. Outside of the office, Leonardo is a Co-Chair for IIDA NY and a member of CIDQ Writing Committee. He has WELL AP certification and is member of IIDA, AIA, and NOMA.

Candace Chan

Senior Designer

Revel Architecture and Design

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Candace Chan

Candace’s ability to quickly visualize creative designs and her strong technical skills has made her an asset to her team at Revel.

She has proven her versatility leading designs on multiple large-scale and complex projects. Her strength lies in her ability to work cross-functionally and bring various design practices together under a cohesive design vision.

With 12 years in the design industry, she has become a reliable leader in office culture and a true representation of her company’s core values. Always mentoring, leading by example, owning initiatives above and beyond her job description, she is a true force to be reckoned with.

Natasha Edwards

Project Architect

Little Diversified Architectural Consulting

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Natasha Edwards

Natasha Edwards is a practicing licensed architect at Little Diversified Architectural Consulting, an international design firm in Charlotte. She is in the Workplace Interiors studio specializing in corporate office environments. Previously, Natasha worked on retail projects and headed remodels for Sun City Hilton Head.

Edwards resides in Matthews with her husband and 2 children. She Vice Chairs the Matthews Planning Board (member 2018). Edwards recently co-authored a report on affordable housing in Matthews. Edwards served on the Matthews Silver Line Task Force for the CATS Light Rail.

Education: BA in Psychology, University of North Carolina at Asheville (year);  Master of Architecture, University of North Carolina at Charlotte (2010). She later organized an international design competition, Manifestation of Memory, at UNC Charlotte about the legacy of slavery in the U.S.  www.asmcompetition.com

Honors: AIA Charlotte Citizen Architect award (2019). “40 under 40,” Charlotte Business Journal (2020).

Quintel Gwinn

Principal Designer

Owner, Quin Gwinn Studio

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Quintel Gwinn

Quintel spent her formative years at an architecture firm designing large-scale commercial and community-centered spaces. It was through this experience that she sharpened her technical skills, developed a knack for project management, and learned the bolts of the built-environment business. In 2014, she launched Quin Gwinn Studio and surged into her creative future. Aside from her practice work, Quintel is passionate about the impact design has on our society at large. She embraces non-traditional roles as a spatial activist, community advocate and placemaker, addressing opportunities through transformation of space. She believes responsively created spaces are integral and poetic elements of a culturally significant built environment. She spearheads design projects focused on: adaptive reuse, identity, healing, inclusive public engagement, and cultural sustainability. In all aspects of her work, Quintel positions community and culture as an answer to how we might innovatively embed responsive design elements into the soul of a space.

Sherri King Parente

Senior Associate, Project Manager

HOK

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Sherri King Parente

Sherri brings over fifteen years of experience to the HOK interior design team. As project manager, Sherri is a highly collaborative team member, seeing projects through from the proposal stage to final photography.

She has extensive experience in the design of higher education and workplace projects. Her interest in workplace benchmarking carefully integrates project programs and space-metric analyses into the design of a project. Paired with her personal passion of environmental responsibility, Sherri has successfully led multiple projects through LEED and other sustainable building rating systems.

As co-creator of HOK Futures and the Philadelphia office internship program, she spends much of her time mentoring. She is actively involved with student events at her alma mater, Drexel University.

Outside of the office, Sherri spends her time outdoors with her husband and son running, hiking and exploring. She is also an avid hobby baker, which makes all that outdoor time necessary!

Ariana Lovato, Allied ASID

Owner and Principal Designer

Honeycomb Home Design

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Ariana Lovato, Allied ASID

Ariana is a first generation born Persian that paved her own way by starting her Award-Winning Design Firm, Honeycomb Home Design.

Through perseverance, determination, networking, marketing, and old fashioned hard work, Ariana has built her in-house team of 5 and juggles over 30 projects at one time.

By constantly taking continuing education courses, Ariana stays up on all of the latest code changes and strives to create safe, functional and stylish environments for her clients, who range from families on the go, to Doctors, Lawyers, Fortune 500 business owners and everything in between.

Ariana is the President of the Central Coast Interior Design Group, and the President of Girls Going Greater, which is a Non-Profit that helps support women in need.

Volunteering and being a guest speaker at local schools is something Ariana loves to do. Empowering and educating the youth is a great passion of hers!

Kaylen Parker, ASID

Design Assistant

Studio O+A

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Kaylen Parker, ASID

Kaylen Parker is a designer at Studio O+A where she specializes in workplace for large and small technology companies. She volunteers within her firm for charity work and sustainability efforts as well as working with the local professional organizations for student outreach. Furniture design has slowly been a focus for her in and out of the office. She recently mastered her NCIDQ exams and is excited to be among a group of highly talented designers of the same distinction. Her work has been recognized by ASID, IIDA and the University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture where she graduated in 2018 with a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design. She is an avid reader finishing 50 books a year.

Sarah Schwuchow, ASID, NCIDQ, CID

Owner/Principal Interior Designer

Sarah Jacqueline Interiors

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Sarah Schwuchow, ASID, NCIDQ, CID

Sarah Schwuchow, ASID, NCIDQ, RID is the Owner and Principal Interior Designer of Sarah Jacquelyn Interiors, a full-service residential design firm in Chicago, IL. Sarah received a BFA in Interior Design with Honors from the Illinois Institute of Art - Chicago. She joined ASID as a Student Member in 2010 and served as Student Chapter President. Upon earning her NCIDQ Certification in 2018, Sarah became a Registered Interior Designer and CIDQ Ambassador. In 2019, She created the ASID Illinois NCIDQ Committee and Study Group to help fellow designers pass the NCIDQ exam. In 2019, Sarah was honored with the ASID Illinois Rising Star Award. She is currently serving as the Communications Director (2019-2021) of the ASID Illinois Chapter and is working towards her WELL AP Certification. Sarah truly believes that design impacts lives, cares deeply about helping others, and is dedicated to educating people on the value of Interior Design.

Marianne Starke

Assistant Professor

Texas State University

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Marianne Starke

Sarah M. Urquhart is an Assistant Professor of Interior Design in the College of Applied Arts and Co-Director of the Design Thinking & Education Research Group, a collaborative research lab. Through her research, she seeks to understand how designers learn and how learning interventions can be used to make design education more accessible, effective, and equitable particularly for the LatinX and Black communities who remain under served by design. Current research examines threshold concept trajectories in design and cognitive design skill factors that mediate first-year success in design programs.

Sarah Urquhart

Assistant Professor

Texas State University

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Sarah Urquhart

Sarah Urquhart is an Assistant Professor of Interior Design in the College of Applied Arts and Co-Director of the Design Thinking & Education Research Group, a collaborative research lab. Through her research, she seeks to understand how designers learn and how learning interventions can be used to make design education more accessible, effective, and equitable particularly for the LatinX and Black communities who remain under served by design. Current research examines threshold concept trajectories in design and cognitive design skill factors that mediate first-year success in design programs.

Nicole Zack

Senior Interior Design

Nelson

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Nicole Zack

Nicole Zack is a skilled interior designer and licensed Architect with experience in design, architecture, and urban planning. Based out of NELSON’s Chicago office, Nicole has worked on a wide range of projects across the workplace practice ranging from thought leadership to headquarters projects over 100,000 SF.  Working collaboratively at Nelson to advance the workplace design in Chicago and across the country. She has a passion for Human Centered Design and keeping her clients at the center of her work. She strongly believes design has the ability to impact lives with research and empathy at the forefront of every project.

Meet the 2020 ASID Ones to Watch Scholars

Kendra Locklear Ordia, ASID, RID, LEED AP

Assistant Professor of Interior Design

University of Nebraska

Santiago Rivera

Regional Foundations, Associations & Organizations Regional Leader

Associate

Gensler

Greer May, Allied ASID

Associate Principal

Studio 11 Design

Mike Goetz, ASID, AIA, LEED AP

Senior Project Designer

HOK

Heather Sutherland, Allied ASID

Interior Designer II

Perkins&Will

Kelsey Davidson, ASID

Principal Interior Designer

SALT, LLC

Taruan Mabry

Senior Interior Designer

ICRAVE

Madison Kester, ASID

Interior Designer

Gensler

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Jennifer Auman

Senior Designer / Job Captain

HKS

Moira Gannon Denson, ASID

Associate Professor of Interior Design

Marymount University

Melissa Hanley

Principal/CEO

StudioBlitz

Brooke Horan, ASID, LEED AP, NCIDQ, EDAC

Studio Interior Design Lead

HDR

Shelby Mamizuka, ASID

Senior Associate

OPX Global

Kylie Ponton, ASID

CEO/Principal Designer

Ponton Interiors

Nestor Ramos Marchena

Architect, Interior Designer

Selman Arquitectos

Laura Hendrix

Senior Associate

Senior Interior Designer

Polk Stanley Wilcox

Brennen Birch

Junior Designer

Home Studios

Shane Jones

Designer Account Executive

Sherwin-Williams

Lindsay Jones, ASID

Interior Designer

The H. Chambers Company

Rich Kinnard

Senior Associate

ForrestPerkins

Meet the 2019 ASID Ones to Watch Scholars

Suzanne Frasier, ASID
Suzanne Frasier, ASID

Associate Professor at the School of Architecture and Planning, Morgan State Uni

Maria Martin, ASID
Maria Martin, ASID

Founder, Design Appy

Ngozi Brown, ASID, AIA, NCIDQ, EDAC, LEED® AP ND
Ngozi Brown, ASID, AIA, NCIDQ, EDAC, LEED® AP ND
Suzanne Frasier, ASID

Maria Martin, ASID

Ngozi Brown, ASID, AIA, NCIDQ, EDAC, LEED® AP ND

Xie Xin, Allied ASID, LEED GA
Xie Xin, Allied ASID, LEED GA

Interior Healthcare Designer, Perkins + Will (NYC)

Lida Lewis, ASID, WELL AP Faculty, LEED AP IDC
Lida Lewis, ASID, WELL AP Faculty, LEED AP IDC

Designer, Advocate, Educator, Thought Leader

Brooks Morelock, ASID, CID
Brooks Morelock, ASID, CID

Designer and Senior Associate, Gensler (NYC)

Xie Xin, Allied ASID, LEED GA

Lida Lewis, ASID, WELL AP Faculty, LEED AP IDC

Brooks Morelock, ASID, CID

Marylena Sevigney, Allied ASID, WELL AP
Marylena Sevigney, Allied ASID, WELL AP

Chief Solution Officer, Mindful Making & Design

Molly Baker, ASID
Molly Baker, ASID

Project Interior Designer, Senior Associate, Perkins + Will (Seattle)

Marylena Sevigney, Allied ASID, WELL AP

Molly Baker, ASID

Meet the 2019 ASID Ones to Watch Winners

Susanne Angarano, ASID, CID, NCIDQ
Susanne Angarano, ASID, CID, NCIDQ

Principal and Senior Interior Designer, Ashley McGraw Architects

Riz Walker, Allied ASID
Riz Walker, Allied ASID

Senior Designer & Strategist

Georges Fares
Georges Fares

Interior Designer

Susanne Angarano, ASID, CID, NCIDQ

Riz Walker, Allied ASID

Georges Fares

Megan Dobstaff, NCIDQ, LEED GA
Megan Dobstaff, NCIDQ, LEED GA

Senior Associate, Gensler (NYC)

Kimberly Prescott, ASID, NCIDQ
Kimberly Prescott, ASID, NCIDQ

The Design Manager for Arkansas Children’s Planning, Design and Construction

Laura Burton, Allied ASID
Laura Burton, Allied ASID

Principal, Laura Burton Interiors

Megan Dobstaff, NCIDQ, LEED GA

Kimberly Prescott, ASID, NCIDQ

Laura Burton, Allied ASID

Adam Nash, ASID, IDEC, NCIDQ, LEED GA
Adam Nash, ASID, IDEC, NCIDQ, LEED GA

Assistant Professor of Interior Design at the University of the Incarnate Word

Normalinda Sidney, NCIDQ
Normalinda Sidney, NCIDQ

Architectural Designer

Arjav Shah
Arjav Shah

Senior Interior Designer, Perkins + Will (NYC)

Adam Nash, ASID, IDEC, NCIDQ, LEED GA

Normalinda Sidney, NCIDQ

Arjav Shah

Jolene Mudri, MBA, NCIDQ LEED AP
Jolene Mudri, MBA, NCIDQ LEED AP

Associate, Stantec

Aiko Tanabe
Aiko Tanabe

Senior Project Designer, Perkins + Will (NYC)

Sara Silvestri
Sara Silvestri

Associate Designer, Gensler (NYC)

Jolene Mudri, MBA, NCIDQ LEED AP

Aiko Tanabe

Sara Silvestri

Meet the 2018 ASID Ones to Watch Scholars

Vivien Chen, Allied ASID
Vivien Chen, Allied ASID

Interior Designer, HOK

Hannah Grau, Allied ASID
Hannah Grau, Allied ASID

Head Designer, Fortuna Enterprises, LLC

Meena Krenek, ASID
Meena Krenek, ASID

Design Director, Gensler

Vivien Chen, Allied ASID

Hannah Grau, Allied ASID

Meena Krenek, ASID

Kate Magee, ASID
Kate Magee, ASID

Interior Project Designer, Perkins + Will

Haley Nelson, ASID, LEED AP, WELL AP
Haley Nelson, ASID, LEED AP, WELL AP

Senior Associate / Senior Interior Project Designer, Perkins + Will

Melissa Pribyl, ASID, WELL AP
Melissa Pribyl, ASID, WELL AP

Interior Designer, McCool Carlson Green Architects

Kate Magee, ASID

Haley Nelson, ASID, LEED AP, WELL AP

Melissa Pribyl, ASID, WELL AP

Bonny Slater, ASID
Bonny Slater, ASID

Regional Health & Wellness Practice Area Leader, Gensler

Sandra Diaz-Velasco, ASID
Sandra Diaz-Velasco, ASID

Owner/Principal, EOLO Design Architecture & Interior Design

Bonny Slater, ASID

Sandra Diaz-Velasco, ASID

Meet the 2018 ASID Ones to Watch Winners

Ariel Cox, Allied ASID
Ariel Cox, Allied ASID

Interior Designer, A.Clore Interiors

Cara Rude, ASID, NCIDQ, LEED AP BD+C, WELL AP
Cara Rude, ASID, NCIDQ, LEED AP BD+C, WELL AP

Associate Principal, Director of Interior Design, McCool Carlson Green Architect

Ariel Cox, Allied ASID

Cara Rude, ASID, NCIDQ, LEED AP BD+C, WELL AP

Meet the 2017 Ones to Watch Scholars

Gracie Andraos, ASID
Gracie Andraos, ASID

Design Excellence

Sarah Barnard,  Allied ASID, LEED AP, WELL AP
Sarah Barnard, Allied ASID, LEED AP, WELL AP

Volunteer Leadership

Nina Briggs, Allied ASID
Nina Briggs, Allied ASID

Education Leadership

Gracie Andraos, ASID

Sarah Barnard, Allied ASID, LEED AP, WELL AP

Nina Briggs, Allied ASID

Kelsey Kees, ASID, LEED AP
Kelsey Kees, ASID, LEED AP

Volunteer Leadership

Bridget Schmitt, ASID
Bridget Schmitt, ASID

Design Excellence

Angelita Scott, ASID
Angelita Scott, ASID

Education Leadership

Kelsey Kees, ASID, LEED AP

Bridget Schmitt, ASID

Angelita Scott, ASID

Erin Trofholz, ASID, LEED AP
Erin Trofholz, ASID, LEED AP

Design Excellence

Brooke Williams, Allied ASID
Brooke Williams, Allied ASID

Volunteer Leadership

Erin Trofholz, ASID, LEED AP

Brooke Williams, Allied ASID

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Francisco Barron
Francisco Barron

Design Excellence

Grace Eun, ASID
Grace Eun, ASID

Design Excellence

Corinn Hanson
Corinn Hanson

Design Excellence

Francisco Barron

Grace Eun, ASID

Corinn Hanson

Eric Haydel, Allied ASID
Eric Haydel, Allied ASID

Volunteer Leadership

Leah Hofferkamp
Leah Hofferkamp

Design Excellence

Julie Liepold, Allied ASID
Julie Liepold, Allied ASID

Volunteer Leadership

Eric Haydel, Allied ASID

Leah Hofferkamp

Julie Liepold, Allied ASID

Betty Torrell, ASID
Betty Torrell, ASID

Education Leadership

Natalia Trepchina-Worden, ASID
Natalia Trepchina-Worden, ASID

Education Leadership

Liz Wirgau
Liz Wirgau

Manufacturing Leadership

Betty Torrell, ASID

Natalia Trepchina-Worden, ASID

Liz Wirgau