Years in Kitchen business: 15+
Awards & Certifications:
- Associate’s Degree in Culinary Arts.
- Showplace Million Dollar Club 2006
- Several design course and product training completion certificates
Describe yourself professionally:
My education after high school was in the culinary arts. I am a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY. I worked as a professional cook for about 11 years before changing careers. I have been designing kitchens now for over 15 years, so my customers will be in good hands. I worked for Norfolk Kitchen & Bath when we had a little store front on Washington Street in Braintree from 2001 until 2007 when I moved to PA. After 8 years working for other companies in PA who only supply cabinets, I am back and I can tell you, there is no other kitchen & bath company like Norfolk! This company has grown a lot while I was gone and we are still growing. I’m glad to be back, happy to see the growth, and I look forward to growing even more with the company!
Advice/tips for home owners when purchasing a kitchen:
Be patient and open-minded during this process. It will often cost more and take longer than anticipated.
What do you love about designing kitchens?
I love that, although it is a very technical occupation, it also allows for sparks of creativity. When the project comes to fruition, it becomes very satisfying to know that I have helped someone’s dream become a reality.I LOVE
One of our installers once said that he always felt comfortable and confident and breathed a sigh of relief whenever he went out to install one of my jobs. He said that he would always know everything would fit and there would be no major issues.
Your most proud accomplishment
Having one of my designs be professionally photographed for a cabinet company’s literature and website.
Any special skills or interests?
Playing drums, singing, motorcycling, camping, fishing, going to concerts, and bowling with my son.
Fondest memory of a previous customer:
Getting “repeat business” from previous customers is always very rewarding to me.
What do you like to do for fun?
Cook & entertain with friends, tinker with my drum sets, play the drums, perform live music, and rebuild/restore drum sets.