Our Team

At the heart of California Closets is our philosophy of customization. Experience has taught us that no two customers are the same. Especially when it comes to finding personalized solutions to organization challenges. California Closets Design Consultants are trained to provide you with a distinct and unique storage design that embraces your belongings and the way you use your living spaces.
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Meet Our Design Team Here:

Caren Antone, Design Consultant

I have been a design consultant with California Closets for over five years. One of my biggest strengths is my ability to understand a client’s needs, lifestyle, and values. After listening to what a customer wants, I can combine this information with creativity and experience to craft an ideal storage solution.

Jessica Ballesteros, Design Consultant

The California Closets Experience, in my mind, is always about the customer. I listen to every client’s needs, because that is the only way I can deliver the best customer service.  Once we know where we are going, it's easy to find the path.As a Design Consultant for California Closets, the best part of my day is providing solutions for my clients that simplify their lives. It is so gratifying to help and bring a smile to their faces.  When a customer sees their new storage solution and understands how their life will change for the better, their happiness is palpable.

Bianca Betancourt, Design Consultant

The most essential part of creating a beautiful space is to develop a true connection and relationship with my client. It is extremely important to me that I grasp a clear understanding of my clients wants, needs, and goals. Every client has a different life-style, personality, and design preference, it is my job to distinguish and deliver.

Jenn Chin, Design Consultant

California Closets is a stellar company to work for as their customer service is a main priority and that is something I truly believe in as well. Aside from that, one of the main reasons I love my job is having the opportunity to meet new people every day. It is both challenging and rewarding tackling on new projects and the stimulation is never ending. For me, the rapport always comes first which leads to an understanding that I truly want to help find the best solution. In reality, we all want to connect to one another, that makes the experience more enjoyable.

Jack Chirico, Design Consultant

On Design:I enjoy the challenge of transforming existing closets from the ubiquitous single pole to a more attractive, well-organized and efficient closet. Using a combination of storage and organizational components to create a well-designed and flexible closet, that makes any space look and function better by making the best possible use of the available space.Then choosing the perfect finishing touches to give your closet its unique personality that reflects your lifestyle.On Relationships:

Fumie Collier, Design Consultant

Although clients initially come to me seeking a resolution for their project spaces; they are very attune to their own needs and it creates a wonderful relationship of collaboration. The end project always leads to an aesthetically improved visual space, coupled with superb function and a superior product. In addition, my favorite part of the process, is seeing the realization when my client experiences that they didn't just make a decision to use California Closets to add organization to a space, but they enhanced their lifestyles in an amazing way!

Sheri Eckard, Design Consultant

As a 15-year veteran with California Closets, I am well versed in collaborating with my clients to create a wonderful solution and working with our custom computer program to provide each client with their own 3D rendering of their storage space.I appreciate that every client and their needs are unique and that allows me to use my experience and creativity to work with them to create a space that is as unique as they are.I love all of the accessories that we have available for our closets and pantries. They make life a little easier and enhance an already great product.

Melody Enella, Design Consultant

A truly great design is timeless while incorporating current trends and the latest in materials, but always striving to achieve the most proven aspect of design: balance.

Julie Fellers, Design Consultant

My favorite part of my job as a Design Consultant is connecting with my customers and discovering their objectives, needs and personalities. I enjoy taking time to introduce them to the wide variety of options California Closets offers that can truly customize ordinary spaces and make them a joy to use every day. 

Nancy Hall, Design Consultant

My job is to always listen to customers with an open mind and fresh ideas.When I joined the company in 2004. I was trained thoroughly by California Closets and the training never stops - California Closets’ commitment to growth and efficiency means systems get updated and upgraded as new technologies develop and evolve.

Natalie Hanes, Design Consultant

I enjoy getting to know my clients and collaborating on a designs that will help make their lives easier and more beautiful. It’s amazing what a nice organized closet, office, mudroom, garage, media center can do for your overall attitude! My education and training have lead me to California Closets, where we are passionate about our products and continue to educate ourselves and be the best in our field. I love our Virtuoso line combined with high gloss Parapan drawer faces and anything with Chroma counter tops.

Ray C. Higginbotham, Design Consultant

In 1982 , my partner and I opened our first California Closet Franchise in Fresno. After over 30 years it is still very satisfying changing peoples lives by helping them store their possessions in a way that makes it easy to locate as well as pleasant to look at.Although closet design was my first area of concern I now enjoy developing office and garage work areas and storage.

Bob Holcomb, Design Consultant

Whether it’s a crowded, inefficient closet, a dysfunctional home office, or a stuffed-to-the-gills garage, Bob Holcomb relishes a design challenge.At a complimentary in-home consultation, he’ll use California Closets' proprietary CAD program to tailor a personalized solution that marries beauty and functionality.  3-D renderings of the project allow Design Consultants and customers to plan the project together, visualizing color, shape, and design details from all angles.

Brandy Jackson, Design Consultant

It is my goal to simplify the lives of my clients through intelligent design and luxurious touches. Because every space is unique, I approach each project like a puzzle and strive to create a design that not only provides the most efficient use of space but also aligns with my client’s personal needs and style. I just love our leather wrapped and EcoResin inserts! Leather is such a fun and unexpected way to bring texture into a design, and our line of EcoResins has plenty of varieties to complement any style.

Lois Johnson, Design Consultant

One thing that has helped me prepare for my role as a design consultant is that I worked in Real Estate prior to moving to CA and assisted buyers through the interior selection process for a luxury condo development.  We worked together preconstruction through move-in. This really gave me an edge on how to work closely with clients to choose personal touches for their home.

Monika Kerstens, Design Consultant

With my European background and having lived in London, New York, Chicago and San Francisco over the past ten years, there is one thing I can say - I really had to learn how to organize the available space and squeeze every inch out of it in the most efficient way, within aesthetic constraints. After having obtained a Masters Degree in Law, I decided to pursue my true passion and enter the design world. In 2000 I designed my first furniture, which reflected very contemporary streamlined European design trends.

Kristel Knittel, Design Consultant

I’m a designer with experience in interior architecture and design, and a life-long love of furniture design. I’m passionate about designing unique spaces and pieces that are just right for their users. I’ve travelled the world and been challenged by great teachers. I’m completing my design education at the Academy of Art University, and have been a member of IIDA since 2009. I also grew up in around carpenters and tinkerers, and love spending my free time working on carpentry or metalsmithing.

Cheryl Lindsay, Design Consultant

I worked with another closet company that gave me a foundation as a designer.  Now, I am extremely excited to be working with California Closets as they are truly an exceptional closet company with resources, product, service and quality that is far beyond what I have seen from the competitors!

Joni Lorber, Design Consultant

From a background in interior design and many years in bed, bath and kitchen remodelling, I admire the organizational solutions and design flexibility offered by California Closets. After several years of designing with California Closets in the Bay Area, I love the diversity not only of the closets I design, but of the people who’s homes are my office and canvas. My passion is first listening to and understanding the needs of my clients, then working together with them to create a vision in reality.

Evie Macfarlane, Design Consultant

I have been a designer with California Closets for 10 years and it’s been fun. I really enjoy meeting my clients and coming up with a design that fits not only their space but how they live. I ask a lot of questions and pay attention to details, many of my clients commented on my patience.Working with our cad program really gives the client a true sense of what their closet, office, garage or unique space will look like. We have a great product, and also great installers.

Abbe Miller, Design Consultant

When I work with customers, my goals are very straightforward: Create simple and effective organization solutions that make people happy.The key to a successful design consultation is listening. I enjoy meeting new customers and hearing what they have to say about their homes, their spaces, their lifestyles, and their aspirations in order to blend all of the elements together to create a storage solution that will fit perfectly.

Katy Milton, Design Consultant

My design philosophy stresses form and function in solutions that will work today, tomorrow and in twenty years. Life is dynamic and ever-changing and your storage solutions should reflect that. I believe simplifying the chaos of your surroundings will simplify your life.

Nadia Moore, Design Consultant

My philosophy when working with my clients is to always listen and make sure I understand their needs and wants. I believe in collaborating with my clients in designing a beautiful and personalized space they will love that essentially simplifies their lives.I have always had a passion for design. I believe that being surrounded by great design increases the quality and functionality of one’s life. I took my expertise to a new level when I graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Design.

Kenny Moss, Design Consultant

I have been in the customer service business my entire career, with the last 8 1/2 years spent working for California Closets. Working for the leader in the industry, having the visual computer design system we use, and offering our clients a Lifetime Warranty make me proud to represent California Closets.

Sheree Page, Design Consultant

The most important thing I do when I meet with a customer is to ask questions and discover their vision of an organized space and an organized life. This collaborative process helps me create a custom solution that realizes that vision.

James Paris, Design Consultant

My experience in Architecture and Interior Design have taught me one lesson.It is not my design, it is our design. Without my clients input, the design would not come to life.I embrace the diversity of my clients; their personalities, their values and the lifestyles they live. Listening to my clients empowers me creatively and produces a solution unique to their lifestyle. 

Stanella Penfield, Design Consultant

As a seasoned designer, I see the potential in under-utilized space, and make it my mission to create custom designs that take into consideration the lifestyle, living spaces, and needs of my clients. My passion is creating personalized spaces for clients, who want their designs to be anything from “just functional” to “fabulous!”

Suzanne Pequignot, Design Consultant

I truly believe in California Closets motto, “Simplifying home and life”. Uncomplicated spaces and lifestyles allow us to really enjoy our lives. As a designer, my passion is to transform regular spaces into functional and aesthetically pleasing ones.

Linda Pruchniak, Design Consultant

Being a good listener is first and foremost.  Having been an interior designer for over 20 years, I have helped clients find solutions to their decorating and space planning problems.Now, with California Closets I am enjoying helping clients get organized and making suggestions that can improve their space.

Mariaelena Robles, Design Consultant

Closets and storages DON’T have to only be spaces where you simply hang clothes or stack shoe boxes. Let’s put your vision and my design to WORK! Love the simplicity and function of your home or office with a customized solution. Ask my husband…. I am a neat freak!

Cygridh Rooney, Design Consultant

I love simplifying peoples’ lives by creating beautiful and long lasting solutions that have a positive impact in their daily lives. An organized life is paramount to the success of us all. By creating organized spaces that also have a great aesthetic, we can only add to our daily sense of well being.Communication with my clients is key. Listening to my clients’ needs allows me to create custom solutions that fit their lifestyles.

Steve Rothgery, Design Consultant

Complexity is the enemy of efficiency! I approach storage and organization as an engineering problem. I strive to find the most efficient and targeted solution possible, focusing on what is both practical and appropriate given the space and the client’s needs.

Meghan Sharp, Design Consultant

 I believe that it is a privilege to be asked into a customer's home. I value their time, respect their space, ask a lot of questions, and listen to their needs. I want to deliver exactly the space they have in mind.

Shelli Wahl, Design Consultant

Having worked for two completely different organizing companies in the past, I have to say that California Closets creates an atmosphere that makes it easy to give the individual experience to each and every client and ensure that they are thrilled with the final product.WORKING TOGETHERCreating a space you love is an exciting and fun process.  The more I know about what you want from any space, the greater your satisfaction.  this process all starts with understanding you and your unique needs.

Sarah Winge, Design Consultant

I love meeting my clients and knowing that every day is a different challenge as no two spaces are alike. Being able to talk with my clients to learn about their specific needs allows me to customize a space that is unique to their home and lifestyle.Creating an organized space, whether it is your closet, home office, or even garage can allow you to move through your daily life with ease. I strongly believe that an organized space can create a sense of calm in our ever-changing, busy lives.

Joanne Wright, Design Consultant

I worked as a commercial interior designer after graduating from college as an Interior Designer in Chicago and elsewhere in Illinois. After leaving the Corporate Interior Design business, and moving all over the country, I landed as a stylist, writer/producer in television and as a marketer in newspapers.Later I owned  my own business as a home stager and interior designer. While moving around I continued my fine arts education and am now a figurative Expressionist artist.