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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. I have worked for California Closets since the beginning of 2004, first as a Design Consultant, then Sales Manager and now for the past four plus years as the Design Trainer. I enjoy the process of helping new designers learn all the parts of being a successful California Closets Designer, from Space Planning to using the computer software to give their customers a feel for what their
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. Ever since, rather than merchandising clothes in the stores, I have been able to re-create personal space.
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. What I’m most proud of? Repeat and referral business. Above all else, I want you to be ecstatic with my service and California Closets. Just talk to any of my hundreds of clients -- many of whom have or would love to recommend working with me.
I have been a design consultant with California Closets for over 25 years and really enjoy workingwith the industry leader in this field. I was educated at Ray Vogue School of Design in Space planning and interior design.Each client has uniquely different needs and I feel that one of my most valuable strengths is to analyze and understand these needs and then creatively transfer this information to an effective organizational solution.It makes me proud to stand behind such a quality product and I love to hear the joy in my client's voices once a project is complete.
I’ve always had a passion for organization and creativity. Prior to joining the team at California Closets (CC) in 2011, I enjoyed an 8 year working relationship with CC as their customer. Being a Project Manager in the FACM Dept. at a continuing Elderly HealthCare Community, I repeatedly utilized CC’s services in residential renovations. When the possibility arose to be part of CC’s design team, I jumped at the opportunity. With over 16 years experience in construction management and interior design, I have developed a keen sense of design detail and space planning skills.
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.”