Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

Our talented team of designers, interior architects and purchasing agents work from our three studios to program, design, document and purchase all aspects of interiors for our clients.

Melissa Banko

Founder & Principal

The best advice I’ve received is: don’t follow the masses because sometimes the ‘m’ is silent. I strive to do things differently, not for the sake of being different, but to be innovative.

Steph Hyatt

Business Development

If I could master one skill, it would be flair bartending. Imagine me slinging mixed drinks like a female version of Tom Cruise in the 1988 movie Cocktail

Brittany Panachida

Business Development

If I had a warning label, it would definitely say: Warning! Personality May Be Larger Than It Appears

Betsy Distler


If I had a superpower, it would be to give our staff the tricks, tools and knowledge to make them in to designer superheroes! 

Jamie Culpepper

Studio Director

If I joined the circus, I would definitely be with the clowns. I love to make people laugh and I can paint my face really well!

Christie Berkowitz

QC Manager & BIM Specialist

Teyah Bouyer

Interior Designer

On my way to work I usually listen to anything that wakes me up and makes me feel like I can tackle the day! In all honesty, I listen to anything from rock to R&B.

Ashley Ferguson

Interior Designer

The three things I could never do without are chapstick, a calculator and Chick-fil-a!

Caroline Fritze

Interior Designer

If I could bring any fictional character to life, it would be Dwight Schrute. He would be a constant source of entertainment, and I bet his beets are actually pretty good. 

Megan Hoy

Interior Designer

If I had to choose between vacationing in Hawaii or Alaska, then I would choose Hawaii for sure! I used to be a competitive swimmer, so water is my element.

Kayla Jones

Interior Designer

If I were reincarnated as a famous landmark, I’d be Walt Disney World. It’s the happiest place on earth!

Elizabeth McLemore

Interior Designer

If I had a time machine, I would travel back to the Enlightenment period. The development of neoclassicism and the use of color has always been interesting to me!

Jan Reynolds

Interior Designer

I once zip-lined in the Dry Forest in Costa Rica. I was scared to death until I realized that the only other way down was walking past a coral snake!

Anna Warden

Interior Designer

My favorite book I’ve ever read is Me Before You. It is so well written that I finished the whole book in one day! 

Jessica Ybarra

Interior Designer

If I could live anywhere in the world, I’d choose a little house along the river in Avignon in the South of France. I’d spend my days riding my bike and enjoying the scenery.

Lisa Huber

Office Manager

If I won the lottery, the first thing I would do is write a note that says, “Be back in a minute!” and then buy a boat and sail off in it! 

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Kelly Miller

Director of Portfolio Operations & Integration

Emily Haley

Portfolio Strategy Manager

Amelia Warrener

Marketing & Brand Manager

Taylor Spaziano

Marketing Coordinator

Michelle Fox

Senior Controller

Chelsey Flegal

Junior Controller

Glen Parris

Accounts Receivable Manager

Rebecca Armstrong

Accounts Payable Manager

Our team coordinates and collaborates on a level distinct from other firms.

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