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!

Alexa Blackwell

Project Manager Director

Christie Berkowitz

QC Manager & BIM Specialist

I love to cook! Recently, I became a vegetarian, and it has been so fun experimenting in the kitchen to turn some of my favorite meals into meatless meals.

Ashley Ferguson

Interior Designer

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

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!

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. 

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!

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!

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.

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Kelly Miller

Director of Portfolio Operations & Integration

Emily Haley

Portfolio Strategy Manager

Meredith Comin

Emerging Market Director

Tina Rogers

Business Development

Amelia Warrener

Marketing & Brand Manager

Taylor Spaziano

Marketing Coordinator

Chelsey F.

Accounting Team

Glen P.

Accounting Team

Rebecca A.

Accounting Team

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

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