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                                       Professional Experience

Hospitality Furnishings & Design- HFD Corp.  Pittsburgh, PA

Executive Director of Brand Design & Programming- (June 2017- 2021)

Manage and develop brand relationships with hotel brand (Hilton, Hyatt Wyndham, Choice, Radisson, IHG)

  • Business development at the brand level and franchisee.

  • Oversee brand relationship between design team and hotel brand.

  • Project Managed high profile time sensitive and bespoke level projects

  • Mentored staff through the design process.

  • Developed conceptual design presentations

  • Developed and Oversaw strategic initiatives for brands.

  • Attended trade shows and designed booths for key brands, investment conferences, and major industry events.

ForrestPerkins  New York, New York

Associate/Senior Designer/Project Manager- (June 2016- 2017)

  • Produced and developed commercial level FF&E specification packages.

  • Rendered elevations for client presentations including coordination with external 3D renderer.

  • Produced detailed FF&E budgets for client and purchasing team.

  • Designed and project managed my own projects.

  • Mentored junior level staff through the design process.

  • Developed conceptual design presentations.

Champalimaud Design New York, New York

Senior Designer- (December 2014 –June 2016)

  • Produced and developed commercial level FF&E specification packages.

  • Developed and controlled project budgets throughout the design and construction process.

  • Communicated & coordinated approvals with clients/developers, vendors, & consultants.

  • Purchased FF&E for projects, overseeing the PO release, tracking, delivery, & installation process.

  • Managed professional rendering coordination between marketing teams, client, and designers.

  • Conceptualized, developed, and managed projects from beginning to final installation.

  • Sourced new innovative fabrics, finishes, & materials including attending trade show events.

  • Developed conceptual presentations for client presentations, and firm design competitions.

Axis Architectural Studio Englewood, New Jersey

Interior Designer- Independent Consultant (June 2014 – October 2014)

  • Conceptualized and developed custom FF&E packages.

  • Completed and presented all design boards for client presentations.

  • Oversaw project tracking, budgets, purchasing, and design development coordination.

CareOne Management Fort Lee, New Jersey

Senior Interior Designer (April 2012 – March 2014)

  • Managed and oversaw the design, development, and purchasing of all in house projects.

  • Managed and oversaw all outside design consultants, including budgets & contract review.

  • Selected and developed all FF&E packages for internal projects.

  • Coordinated FF&E/designs with facilities, procurement agencies, vendors, and GC.

  • Staged facilities interior spaces for tours and resident rooms marketing.

  • Traveled to job sites nationwide to oversee installations, & meet with GC/facilities.

  • Developed detailed FF&E budgets in excel for renovation & new construction projects.

  • Oversaw project tracking, budgets, and design development coordination.

  • Managed, motivated, and mentored the interiors department throughout design process.

  • Produced detailed FF&E specification packages and scope reports.

  • Purchased, tracked, and coordinated projects from design to final installation.

  • Completed and presented all design boards for client presentations.

  • Worked with internal & external purchasing teams to expedite po’s, quotes, & deliveries.

  • Designed, managed, & executed multiple projects at once from beginning to end.


SOSH Architects Manhattan, New York

Senior Interior Designer (October 2011 – March 2012)

  • Lead designer for two major casino projects. Designing areas including: guestrooms, suites, corridors, and public space lounges.

  • Selection and custom design of all FF&E.

  • Produced design documentation including floor plans, elevations, finish schedules.

  • Completed color boards for client presentations.

  • Produced budgets and excel spreadsheets for project cost analysis.


DYAMI Architecture Chestnut Ridge, New York

Director of Interiors- Independent Consultant (April 2010-January 2012)

  • Communicated daily with hotel ownership, the brands, procurement teams, & GC’s.

  • Produced commercial level FF&E specification packages.

  • Directed, managed, hired, and oversaw entire interior design team.

  • Completed and oversaw the color boards for client presentations.

  • Produced detailed budgets with purchasing agents to attain project goals.

  • Designed and specified custom FF&E including the review of all shops, CFA’s, & COF materials.

  • Managed and directed the entire interiors/architecture team involved in the project.

  • Designed, managed, & executed all interiors design from beginning conception to ending installation including all stages of the designprocess. (Specs, RFI’s, shop drawings, CD’s, CFA)

Geoffrey Bradfield Inc. Manhattan, New York

Interior Designer - Consultant (September 2009-January 2010)

  • Selected and specified FF&E for international and local residential projects

  • Created specification binders, material reference sheets, and color boards.

Wynn Design & Development- Wynn Resorts Las Vegas, Nevada

Interior Designer (October 2007- January 2009)

  • Produced commercial level FF&E specification packages for local and international projects.

  • Created specification binders, material reference sheets, and color boards utilizing metric system.

  • Completed Construction Documents: Floor Plan, Details, Sections, & Finish Schedules.

  •  Managed multiple projects in various phases of design process, including coordination with GC,     vendors, architects, contractors, purchasing team, & installation team.

  • Designed custom pieces of furniture and millwork managing the process through installation.

  • Created budgets for small and large projects including renovations and new construction.

BFI-Business Furniture Inc. Princeton, New Jersey

Junior Interior Designer/Internship  (October 2005- May 2007)

  • Created CD drawings such as: 3D’s, floor plans, RCP, details, & elevations.

  • Created color boards for client presentations and managed interiors library.

Special Skills/Awards:

  • Proficient in Mac and PC, Auto cad, Architectural desktop, Photoshop, 3D Sketch Up, Microsoft Outlook, Adobe, Excel, Word,Power Point, In Design, Spexx, & Exxpedite.

  • Strong written & verbal communication skills, strong leadership qualities, ability to work well in a   team, strong ability to performance under pressure, proactive decision maker, conflict     management skills, and strong project management skills.


Education and Training

  • New York School of Interior Design (NYSID) - Manhattan, New York Associates Degree in Interior Design (2004-2006) Major: Interior Design, High Honors

  • University of Delaware – Newark, Delaware

      Bachelor of Arts and Science (1999-2003)    Major: Fashion Merchandising / Minor: Leadership

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