Our Team

At the heart of California Closets is our philosophy of customization and doing the job right on time, safely, and to the customer’s full satisfaction. Strong communication often - between our design consultants, production and installation staff, and our clients - means we keep our promise to deliver the premium service in your home that our products promise in the showroom.

Want to know who will be helping you design your storage solution, choose your finishes and accessories, and install your closet on time? Meet the California Closets Raleigh Team. We're proud of them and the work they do, and that means you'll be proud to have California Closets in your home, too. 

Graziella and Joseph Marengi, Owners

We are a family-run and family-oriented business. We stand behind everything we do. Joe and I are the proud owners of California Closets Raleigh. It is a brand and a business we know well; Joe worked with California Closets Boston for five years before we moved to Raleigh and bought the business.We did so because we believe the brand, our products, and our employees stand for the same things you want in a home storage solution: quality, innovation, and style. We can tailor any room and customize to our clients' specifications.

Valerie Kinney, Senior Design Consultant

Designing for California Closets has provided me with an opportunity to combine my experience of interior decorating with my love of organization. It is a wonderful feeling to help others in their quest to get organized, feel settled, and reduce stress -all at the same time. Building relationships with my clients helps me create the perfect space that speaks to them on a visual, personal, and functional level.

Amber Adcock, Senior Design Consultant

I love knowing that everyday I go to work to help people create spaces they will love living with. A storage solution really is a personal piece of furniture, whether its a walk-in closet in a master bedroom or a full pantry off the kitchen. Each project says a lot about the client and his or her style. I like to get to know clients to better understand their lifestyles and personalities.

Jessica Quison-Kress, Senior Design Consultant

After more than a decade of working and gaining interior design experience in Minneapolis, MN and becoming a certified kitchen and bath designer while running a flooring installation business, I was most confident to dive into the organizational industry and add to my expertise.  I had the privilege to begin this journey by first working for California Closets in Honolulu, Hawaii and then moving to North Carolina.  California Closets has given me the motivation, strength and means to keep pursuing my dreams as a designer.&

Lynn Cummins, Design Consultant

My passion is working with people to create organization out of chaos by redesigning the storage spaces in your home.  I look forward to learning about your lifestyle, listening to your needs and concerns, and helping you visualize the possibilities.  Together we can create unique storage solutions that will truly save you time and simplify your life! 

Amber Colo, Design Consultant

Amber Colo brings a diverse design background to California Closets. With a design degree from Meredith College and more than 20 years experience, Amber brings an experienced and discerning eye to each of her projects. Her commitment to customer satisfaction and delivering superior results to her clients makes her a perfect fit for Californina Closets.

Patti vandeVilet, Design Consultant

I pride myself on collaborating with my customers to get the best solution for their storage needs.  I truly enjoy the process of designing the perfect space that is created just for them! Whether it is a grand master walk in closet or a functional pantry or laundry room, It’s a great feeling to know that the finished product will be manufactured and installed with the same conscientious care as the design itself.

Monika Murphy, Customer Liaison

Hi, I am Monika Murphy and I am business veteran with a diverse and expansive background. My professional career spans across the banking financial services, IT and services industries. I have been a stay at home Mom for the last ten years and happy to be back in the work force. I am married and a proud mother of two daughters residing in North Carolina since 2004 after relocating from Atlanta, GA. I am native from Virginia Beach, VA and I attended Junior College for 2 years concentrating on Business Administration courses.

Julie Diggs, Customer Liaison

 “I love meeting and interacting with customers" I have worked in Real Estate and customer service positions in previous jobs and my position at California Closets allows for me to use my people skills and interact with new people every day. Our main focus at California Closets is to create per