Building on thirteen years of industry experience with a broad range of skills in both interior design and architectural project delivery, Melissa is a highly resourceful designer with a strong work ethic and creative spirit. She received her Bachelor of Science in Interior Design from Bowling Green State University in 2005 where she competed on the women’s volleyball team and graduated with honors. She became a licensed interior designer in 2014 and a LEED Accredited Professional in 2008. Mel loves the creative process involved in each unique project and enjoys the challenge of translating conceptual designs into buildable spaces. She and her fellow interior designers foster a team-oriented studio and strive to engage with the local design community whenever possible. In 2018, they launched the Santa Barbara Holiday Window Walk event with great success along State Street to aid in the revitalization efforts and hope to continue the event for years to come.
Prior to relocating to Santa Barbara in 2017, Mel and her husband stepped away from their careers in Los Angeles for a 22-month travel sabbatical where they explored 35+ countries on five continents and gained invaluable creative inspiration. As a native Midwesterner (what’s round on both sides and high in middle? O-H-I-O!), Mel loves meeting new people and taking advantage of California’s great outdoors. When not in the office you can find her taking in a concert at the SB Bowl, enjoying the beach, hiking in the hills above the city, or planning her next adventure.