“If you look for truth, you may find comfort in the end; if you look for comfort, you will not get either comfort or truth” – C.S. Lewis
Your top 3 favorite Podcasts/Books?
For podcasts, anything political. For books, anything theological or historical.
What is something people in your industry/niche have to deal with that you want to fix?
I want to fix the connection between the design team and the execution project by the field team. The design team’s intent has likely been a 6-12 month process. Handing that off to the production team takes a lot of communication, organization, and superior management. Being Design/Build solves many of those headaches, and we have a running start, as opposed to just an Interior Design firm, an Architect, or a General Contractor working alone. We’ve also worked on creating and hiring strategic positions that serve the design and field teams, bringing continuity and holistic thinking. Our management software is very advanced and connects design, field, sub, vendor, and client in one interactive, dynamic, vertically integrated platform.
What do you do at Spaces Renewed?
I oversee all sales, marketing, business development, and interior design.
What are your credentials/experience for working in your position?
I have been a certified kitchen and bath designer through NKBA (National Kitchen Bath Association) for over ten years. I’m confident that I have an expert-level understanding of kitchen and bath remodel and design, although it covers much more than attractive surfaces and finishes. I love understanding design’s nuts and bolts, not just the pretty stuff. I am also an interior design associate through ASID (American Society of Interior Designers) – this association is more focused on fine details, luxury materials, creative space, color, and finishes. I’ve been in sales for nearly 20 years, which has taught me to listen to what a client asks, even if they cannot express or explain it. I love being able to show a client a design that they had never considered, only to find out it was what they needed and wanted! I also sit on the Leadership Council for the NFIB (National Federation of Independent Business). It allows me to advocate for small businesses on a state and federal level. It combines my love of public policy with the worthy cause of serving the underrepresented community of small business owners.
What’s your Archetype?
Spiritual, Intellectual, Advocate
What do you like about working at Spaces Renewed?
I am a driven and high-energy person. I couldn’t imagine a career without meaning. What I love about Spaces Renewed is that we are changing people’s lives. Creating a forever home for a family that perfectly meets their needs, displays their personality, and brings their vision to life is the ultimate reward. Some other benefits? This job is always challenging, never boring, and always advancing!
What’s your background?
I started as an intellectual and academic. I was in graduate school intending to be picked up by a think tank, a consulting group, or a university. How lucky I am that those plans have changed! While I still love the hobby of being a pollical junkie, my life and career are infinitely more rewarding as a wife, mother, small business owner and advocate, and design professional.
What are the values that drive you?
Personal responsibility, loyalty, standing for truth, effort, and urgency in anything I work at, whether with my kids, home, job, or church.
What do you enjoy doing when you are not working?
We love to be outside – camping (in an RV, of course!), boating, fishing, and anything involving the ocean. We love to travel, although, with five young kids, that looks different these days. My perfect scenario would be on the beach in Hawaii, watching my big girls snorkel, my son fish, and my babies splashing in the baby pool.