Our Team

With more than 20+ years of California Closets experience, Bruce Cote is proud to helm California Closets Northern Chicago area and Greater Milwaukee.

Our hardworking, experienced team of office, sales and production personnel serves homes in the Northern Chicago area and Greater Milwaukee. We look forward to serving you and providing you with the excellent customer service that sets California Closets apart.  To find out more about Bruce Cote, we invite you to Meet the Owners.

Please schedule your FREE in-home Design Consultation today, or call to find out more.

Joanna Harig, Design Consultant

I love problem solving and doing puzzles.  It is such a privilege to be invited into a home, identify my customer’s needs and then put together a plan I know they will love for years to come. 

Barbara McCandless, Design Consultant

I began my career in the custom closet field in 2003.  I lived in the San Francisco Bay Area, where people live in smaller homes due to the ultrahigh cost of housing.  With a family of five, I had to make the most of every square inch of storage space.  After designing closets for several homes of my own, I became a professional closet designer, my “dream job.” 

Debra Leb, Design Consultant

I feel so fortunate to be able to utilize my skills and expertise in a way that makes a real difference in people’s lives. After spending 13 years in the fashion industry working as a Midwest Regional Merchandiser for Donna Karan, TSE Cashmere and Escada, I joined the design team at California Closets. 

Kristy Lombardo, Design Consultant

From newlyweds building their first house together to closet veterans turning a spare bedroom into an amazing walk-in closet -- every space and every client is unique and has a story. That's what makes my job so enjoyable; I am able to meet so many different people and help restore organization in their lives.

Pam Scalise, Design Consultant

My mission as a California Closets designer is to create spaces that are perfectly functional, aesthetically pleasing, and that are representative of each unique client’s organizational needs and character.Getting organized and eliminating clutter is a great way to reduce stress and ease the function of everyday life. With each consultation, I’m excited to be part helping my clients to accomplish that goal.

Carlene Wolfe, Design Consultant

While my career started in fashion design, I turned to organizing and decorating simply because I just couldn't help myself, it's a passion I've always had. I love working with clients to help them achieve their goal of a more organized and beautiful home.If you have a vision, I can help you achieve that. If you need helo with a vision, I can help you out by finding out what your needs are and help you achieve a look that you'll be thrilled with that is truely functional and fantastic. No job is too big or too small.

Caroline Adamo, Design Consultant

I am an experienced designer with a degree in Interior Design from the University of Tennessee, with over 25 years of design experience in a variety of fields; office, kitchen and housing. I offer my clients innovative solutions that are functional to meet their needs and captures their personal life style.

Lorinna Uram - Design Consultant

I love people. I am fortunate and have been to many places in the world. I have met so many people of varying cultures and I have so thoroughly enjoyed those experiences. I have marveled at our differences as well as those things that make us very much the same. As a designer, I meet new and different people every day. This keeps my job forever changing. I like that very much.

Debbie Winscott - Design Consultant

10 years ago, I joined California Closets because I love organization.  I not only help people organize their closets, I help them organize their lives -- showing them how being organized can save them time and money, and reduce stress, too. I am inspired by the challenge of maximizing space.  I like to give my clients more useable space in their closets, or office, or whatever area I am organizing.  

Maureen McManamen - Design Consultant

My name is Maureen McManamen and I started with California Closets in 1997 after spotting a "Help Wanted" sign while driving by a new showroom in downtown Naperville. I had always loved organization, found the product appealing and thought, "Why not?" I pulled over to fill out an application and that day changed my career path.It proved to be a good fit because I quickly went from working in the showroom to working as a designer and was even able to put my teaching background to work training some of the new designers over the years.

Vicki Gianacakos - Design Consultant

My name is Vicki Gianacakos. I have worked as a designer for California Closets for over 2 ½ years. I love working for California Closets because every day is a new challenge. You get to meet new people, go into their homes and help them organize and design their spaces. I love my customers because they come from all different backgrounds. I enjoy getting to know them on a personal level as well as a professional level.