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.

Every one of our employees at California Closets is passionate about the work we do. Our team is dedicated to finding ways to serve you better, and we'll do whatever it takes to turn your vision for your home into a reality. 

Leslie and Scott Seigel have owned California Closets Orange County for 32 years.  Learn more about the Seigels, their experiences and achievements, and their commitment to the community. 

Dwell in possibility! 

Robin Roy

My friends and family will tell you how proud I am to work for California Closets.  I've never had a job where I receive SO much positive feedback from clients!  This is easily my favorite part of the job.  That's the happy ending, but getting there is where the fun lies. 

Lori Ramos, Project Coordinator | Builder Division

As an Interior Designer I have spent a lot of time thinking about space, so five years ago when I became a Designer at California Closets my horizons extended and my imagination was ignited.Today, I am recognized as a Senior Designer with one of the most innovated and trusted companies.  My expertise allows me to collaborate and partner up with people to bring together their objectives and make their dreams a reality.  These visions go beyond "Closets" and have taken me to an extensive range in design.

Tarja Hull, Designer

#1 Design Consultant in Orange County for 2010

Missy Almester, Designer

 As a designer, the most important part of creating a design is you.  During the initial consultation, I'll spend a good deal of time listening to you.  I'll ask leading questions that help translate information that is essential to me as the designer.  I'll transform that information into feeling, formulating thoughts and developing ideas that give fulfillment to the creative vision.  Mixing in imagination, I will create a design that encompasses everything that you have hoped for.

Lynn Esola, Designer

Years ago while acting as owner-builder with my husband on our complete home remodel I was introduced to California Closets by our architect.  From that day forward I was hooked. For the past six years I have been an award winning designer with California Closets and look forward to turning spaces in your home, which may seem like chaos--into a serene and beautiful space. Yes it is possible!

Sue Bell, Design Consultant

Organization is my life’s mantra. My goal is to share that with each and every one of you. The secret to my success is my ability to hear what your needs are and to translate that into the design I offer you. Together we will spend as much time as necessary to assure you that I am going to create the perfect solution and allow you to feel totally comfortable with the California Closets process.  There is nothing I love more than following up after the installation is complete to hear your exclamations of how the closet has exceeded all your expectations!

Debbi-Lee Irwin, Design Consultant

When you contacted California Closets you made an excellent choice. We have the knowledge and experience to transform your home to the peaceful sanctuary you deserve.

Ellen Berman, Design Consultant

I am a graduate of Parsons School of Design in New York.  Upon graduating I was fortunate to be able to design for Cole of California, Catalina Swimwear, and Ardee Sportswear to name a few.  After 17 years in the industry, I decided to make a career change and attended U.C.L.A to study interior design.  

Joan Sugino, Design Consultant

California Closets, by definition, sets the bar for storage space design and installation. So, I chose California Closets, the best, so I can offer you, the best, tailored solutions for your projects.

LaNay Locher, Designer

One year ago my husband and I remodeled our home.  Our contractor suggested we work with California Closets for our storage needs.  While having an interior design background, I was very eager to consult with an expert from California Closets.Our designer was amazing!  She asked us what we wanted and listened to our ideas.  She shared suggestions that provided us with the best use of our space, all while meeting our goals!  The entire process was seamless and the result was exactly what we wanted!

Michael Rosen, Design Consultant

It’s been my privilege to have worked on very creative levels with gifted people from all over the world from many different walks of life in order to bring their most brilliant ideas and products to fruition.  One of my greatest passions has been working with my clients to help transform their dreams and inspirations into reality.

Trish Morrow, Designer

The best part of working as a designer for California Closets is that I love collaborating with people to help them get their space just the way they envisioned it, or even better, grander than they could have possibly imagined.

Caren Sutcliff, Design Consultant

As a designer, the most important part of creating a design is YOU! During the initial consultation, I'll spend a great deal of time listening to your and your specific needs. We will work together gathering information, deciding on product and design concepts, so that I will ultimately be able to deliver an ideal solution for you.One of my greatest passions has been working with my clients to help transform their dreams and inspirations into reality. At California Closets we create what you dream about!

Michelle Carlson, Design Consultant

Having worked for 15 years in the commerical industries organizing work environments for Fortune 500 companies, I am happy to be able to transfer my experience, knowledge and enthusiasm to the residential world.My goal in every project is to meet and exceed my client's expectations and be available to them 110% of the time. I am firmly committed to my clients and their needs. I will always strive to create solutions that my clients are thrilled with, as well as to work together to develop a relationship that continues into the future!

Karen Hendrix, Design Consultant

Interior Design has always been a significant part of my life since I was a young girl. I was the girl that redecorated my room and my parent's home as often as the seasons changed!I studied Interior Design at the University of Georgia- "Go Dawgs!", and started my career in a field that I love. I have worked in all areas of design including space planning, lighting, color, furniture and accessories. I love my clients and value the relationships we create while working together on a project.

John Wenskunas, Design Consultant

My experience with California Closets since 1999 and paralleling careers in architecture, interior design, and general construction throughout the Midwest has led me here, to beautiful Southern California.Creative, passionate and enthusiastic for the service I provide, my goal is complete customer satisfaction, as well as a positive and memorable experience. Keeping up with the latest design trends and material, I create stunning, modern solutions that fit your unique needs.

Fariba Lajevardi, Design Consultant

Interior Design has been a passion of mine since I was a young girl. Whenever I walked into a room, I loved trying to find way to reorganize and give the space a new style. As a result of this I decided to pursue a career as an Interior Designer. After completing the Interior Design program, I began working professionally. I started small, working with friends and family. Later on, I was introduced to California Closets and became a part of the team.

Heather Records, Design Consultant

Anyone that knows me, knows how passionate I am about my career with California Closets. It's hard to hide my enthusiasm for design; and combined with my love of customer service, often times I forget that I am actually working! I came to California Closets with a Bachelors Degree in Interior Design, as well as 8 years of experience in residential and hospitality design, however I have finally found a career that I genuinely love!

Valerie Hoisington, Designer

 "Form follows function" is one of my favorite quotes by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright, because as a designer, space in it's best use is a primary goal.  I look at each project and the surroundings it involves as a puzzle.  It is up to me with my knowledge and experience to help you facilitate the best use of that space, putting each piece into it's perfect place.

Karen Ayala, Designer

I have been a Designer with California Closets since 2004 and am certified in Home Staging and Design from Haverhill Institute for Design. I genuinely believe I work for the best company in the industry. I'm always impressed by the dedication of every member of our California Closets team, to make sure every customer's needs and expectations are met. Each member of our team comes highly experienced with expertise in their own field; I know that I can count on them to keep the promises I make to my clients.