"My customers tell me that I love my job. In fact I am passionate about it. There is nothing more satisfying than supplying a solution for a space and then seeing the customer's delight at having not only a functional, but also a beautiful place to put everything. Everyone has "stuff", it is a part of life, but finding a place to store it is where I can help.
As one of the principal designers with California Closets I bring extensive experience and passion for the job. I'm known for the ability to blend needed storage solutions with the design aesthetic that best defines the client's space.Listening, creating and problem solving are hallmarks of my practice. Be it a home, work space, residential development or any organizational need, I am excited by the uniqueness & challenge each project brings. I love working with California Closets and look forward to working with you!
My background is furniture and home décor. I have worked at Eaton's and Ethan Allen, and as a wholesale representative. I have designed trade show booths and was always rearranging the sales floor at Eaton's. I'm fascinated by how things go together and love to do puzzles. I have found an exciting career with a wonderful company that pays me to do what I love. A home storage problem is very much a puzzle to me.
A fascination for all things organized, an art education from Emily Carr College of Art & Design and a diploma of Interior Decorating, plus a sincere interest in people makes being a Design Consultant with California Closets my dream career. Not only do I get to create functional and beautiful spaces which allow me to use my talents and education but the best part of all is meeting some truly wonderful and interesting people.
What I love about being a Design Consultant is hearing the excitement in my customer’s voice when they talk about how much of a difference their system has made in their lives. I also love puzzles so this career was an easy choice for me. What makes me successful is I believe there’s a place for everything and everything has its place. I piece together the specific needs of my customers and design a system that is not only perfect for their storage needs and personalities, but also ideal for their homes.
"As an Interior Designer I have 10 years experience helping people find the perfect look for their homes. I’m naturally curious and love helping my clients fit their whole life into their space. Therefore working for California Closets is the perfect fit for me. I love seeing the excitement on my clients’ faces when they see that not only can they fit everything in, but it looks wonderful too.
A love of clean, crisp design; a strong sense of functionality and a sharp eye for décor has lead me to this wonderful career at California Closets!
"Thanks to growing up with my father’s home improvement company, I have quite literally a lifetime of experience in the home design industry. My background encompasses a wide range of exterior home improvements, kitchen, and bathroom renovations. But with a natural and borderline neurotic obsession with organization and an intuitive sense for solving puzzles, this career at California Closets is the perfect fit for me.
Emma has been with California Closets for over a year and brings unmatched enthusiasm and creativity to the business. Emma's educational background has focused on technology and fine art. Her time at UVIC, BCIT and VCC have provided her with excellent portfolios in both graphic and interior design. Emma loves working with people and thoroughly enjoys bringing value to her client's homes through designing beautiful custom storage systems. She is thrilled to have found the career of her dreams at California Closets.
"It is my pleasure and joy to guide my clients through our process. I love to discover what people need and want in a space, how they expect their home improvement projects to go, and what makes them tick.I bring a lot of passion to work with me every day. Passion for organization and efficiency, passion for understanding my clients and creating gorgeous systems that are extremely functional. Passion for changing lives.
John is a well known expert in custom cabinet manufacturing in British Columbia, and has been a key contributor to California Closets Vancouver's success since its beginings in 2000. In 2008 he joined us full time. His unique knowledge and obssessive commitment to only bringing in extremely efficient, environmentally friendly and superior quality materials as well as state of the art manufacturing processes and equipment to our business makes him a unique asset to our team.
Don has over 8 years of experience as a Customer Liaison at California Closets Vancouver. Drawing on his education and experience in management and customer service Don finds interacting with customers and problem solving the most rewarding part of his career.
Steve has been with California Closets Vancouver since the very beginning, now with over 12 years of experience he has almost done it all from Production, Installation, and his current role in Engineering. He is instrumental in engineering the most complex system designs created by California Closets Vancouver. Prior to his work here Steve attended BCIT for Carpentry and soon after worked for a Plastic Fabrication Company. Steve finds his role at California Closets very satisfying because it is ever changing.
Phong has over 8 years experience at California Closets and has held positions in Production Management. Phong currently is a team member in Engineering and is Chief CNC Programer. He programs all the "high tech" production machinery in the woodworking shop. Phong performed a key role in implementing the new and highly efficent machinery that California Closets Vancouver has recently added. Phong believes that the most rewarding part of his job is the continuous challenge.
For the last 10 years Luciana owned and operated an architectural interior design company in Brazil. Luciana brings to California Closets a degree in civil and architectural engineering as well as a master's degree in enviromental engineering. Luciana enjoys the daily challenge of engineering for California Closets. In Luciana's words "customers are like a round piece with very creative ideas and the engineering software is like a square piece. The challenge is to find the best way to get the two to fit together."
Siamak has worked for the past 5 years in a well established kitchen cabinetry company. He began his career in our industry from the ground floor and was promoted through the years to the position of Production Manager. Siamak has a diploma in Communications Management and Data Management. Each day he is excited to come into work as he loves the custom nature of our business.
Sid has over 5 years of experience working in Production at California Closets Vancouver. Sid finds the growth and continuous improvement in the Production department motivating and satisfying.
"I have a year of experience in what I like to call 'Office Moral Optimization'. Upon my arrival here at California Closets I instantly improved the already positive enviroment in the office. My daily activities include sunbathing, greeting employees as they arrive, and making sure everyone has finished eating. I have also more recently taken on the official role of cleaning the lunchroom floor. I'm always interested in where people are from and if they might have any 'friends' like me at home so I am always sniffing for clues.