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The NKBA Names its 2023 Thirty Under 30 Class

Oct. 6, 2022
Manufacturers, designers, remodelers and showroom specialists are all honored.
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BETHLEHEM, PA — The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) has revealed its Thirty Under 30 Class of 2023. The prestigious program recognizes talented kitchen and bath professionals under the age of 30. Each year’s class comprises rising leaders across the industry and is widely regarded as the go-to program for the brightest young stars working in kitchen and bath design, sales, manufacturing and remodeling. Nominees were evaluated on their career or educational achievements, commitment to excellence in the kitchen and bath industry and leadership within their organizations.

“The NKBA Thirty Under 30 program provides fantastic opportunities to help nurture these rising stars, and help them grow,” said Bill Darcy, CEO, NKBA. “It's beyond inspiring to see them accomplish so much. These really are the future leaders of our industry.”

The 2023 Class, along with their companies and NKBA chapter affiliation, where applicable, include:

Justin Caballero        President, Co-owner, JDCAB, LLC DBA Revive Kitchen and Bath,                                                                               Tampa, FL, Central Florida Chapter

Rebekah Calcutt              Lead Designer, Dave’s Cabinet,
                                              Chesapeake, VA, Virginia State Chapter

Kendal Cavalieri               Interior Designer, Kendal Cavalleri Design,
                                              Lancaster, NY, Central New York Chapter

Ben Cookinham                Sales, Moen, Charlotte, NC

Sydney Cooley                  Interior Designer, Simple Spaces, Kirkland, WA, Puget Sound

Kendra Czuhajewski       Senior Product Designer, Belwith Keeler Decor Solutions,
                                              Grandville, MI, Grand Rapids Chapter

Mariana De La Garza      Interior Designer, Coton House, Houston, TX, Texas Golf Coast

Calli Dieglio                       Channel Marketing Manager, Moen Incorporated, North Olmsted, OH

Shannon Embly                 Lead Designer, Slate Design & Remodel, Chantilly, VA

Kayla Garbrecht, AKBD   Owner & Lead Designer, Broken Arrow Cabinetry and Design LLC,                                                                                         Watertown WI, Wisconsin/Upper Michigan Chapter 

Anna Graham                     Owner & Lead Designer, Anna Graham Interiors, Odenton, MD

Loris Halasa                       Designer, Colmar Kitchen Studio, Margate, NJ

Makenna Harrington       Director of Sales Management, ZLINE Kitchen & Bath, Reno, NV

Felicia Hartson                 Regional Sales Manager, La Cornue,
                                              Irvine, CA, Southern California Chapter

Danielle Heath                  Designer, Casey's Creative Kitchens, London, Ontario, Canada

Melisa Jahic                      Designer Account Executive, Sherwin-Williams,
                                              Brooklyn, NY, Metro NY Chapter

Grace Juhala                     Senior Catalog Manager, inDesign and TEFL Seattle, WA

Deborah Martin                Director of Operations, Green Forest Cabinetry,
                                              Chesapeake, VA, Virginia State Chapter

Faith Martin                      Sales Development Specialist, Kitchen Cabinet Distributors,
                                              Raleigh, NC, Eastern Carolinas Chapter

Jessica Medeiros           Sales Representative, Kurrent Kitchen & Bath, Brooklyn, NY

Kelsey Powell, CKBD     Senior Designer, KSI Kitchen & Bath,
                                             Birmingham, MI, Michigan State Chapter

Jamie Pulver                   Managing Director, The Range Hood Store, Reno, NV

Christopher Ribeiro        Chief Operating Officer, Absolute Stone Design,
                                             Glen Allen, VA, Virginia Chapter

Yana Rizhova                   Business Development, Canmade Hardware,
                                             North York, Ontario, Canada, Ontario Chapter

Diana Rojas                     Designer/Project Coordinator, EL Design Studio,
                                             Hicksville, NY, NY Metro Chapter

Carly Seefeldt, CKBD    Associate Interior Designer, Kohler Company,
                                            Kohler, WI, Wisconsin/Upper Michigan Chapter

Mickayla Sheets            Kitchen Designer, The Home Depot, Grand Island, NE

Allyssa Warden, CKBD  Kitchen & Bath Designer, Kitchen Concepts Plus, Salisbury, MD

Alyssa Weardon            Lead Interior Designer, Monarch Lane Interiors, Nashville, TN

Mandy Wozniak            Interior Designer, Salix Studio, Bonnyville,
                                           Alberta, Canada, Prairie Provinces Chapter

This year’s class selection committee, comprising Thirty Under 30 alumni, included Jilliam Sarkis, Class of 2016; Michelle Timmerman, Class of 2017; Lou Salge, Class of 2018; and Sarah Nielsen, Class of 2020; and Hannah Guilford, Class of 2021.

“Being a part of the Thirty under 30 helped me to make so many new connections and has opened the door to many opportunities for me, shared Hannah Guilford, Class of 2021. “I’ve made new friends, gained new vendors, created long and lasting professional relationships with other like-minded people, and have grown exponentially in my field.”

“Being chosen as a Thirty under 30 has meant the world to me,” Sarah Nielsen, Class of 2020. “This program gave me a network of individuals around the nation to lean on for support and advice. It helped boost my confidence in my profession. I have made some great friends in the process and increased my knowledge base.”

The Incoming class will be formally inducted on January 31, 2023, on the KBIS NeXT Stage, during KBIS 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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