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“Thirty Under 30” Honorees Revealed by NKBA

Sep 11, 2018


“Thirty Under 30” Honorees Revealed by NKBA

National Kitchen & Bath Association picks 30 outstanding young
professionals for its prestigious recognition

— (Sept. 11, 2018)
The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA),
the de facto authority on all things residential kitchen and bath, will
recognize its Thirty Under 30, Class of 2019, at the upcoming Kitchen &
Bath Industry Show (
to be held Feb. 19-21, 2019, in Las Vegas.

proud to introduce another outstanding class of accomplished young
professionals,” said Bill Darcy, NKBA Chief Executive Officer. “We believe in a
vibrant and robust future for this industry, and these talented individuals are
standard-bearers and examples for their peers. Our aim is that this honor helps
them in their continuing professional development, as they grow into their
roles as the next generation of industry leaders.”

As has been the tradition in recent
years, the incoming Thirty Under 30 class is
tasked with a mission at KBIS. For 2019, the group will be split into 10 teams of three and asked to walk the show
floor, seeking “Best of” products and innovations in several
categories. Their winning picks will be presented with the inaugural “30s Choice Awards” on Thursday, Feb. 21
on the KBIS NeXT stage. It’s sure to provide some key insights about what the next generation views as important developments in all aspects of the
kitchen and bath space, from advances in technology to design components and
product innovations that will serve as game-changers for kitchens and baths
today and in the future.

The 2019 Thirty Under 30 program is sponsored by
Wilsonart and by Signature Kitchen Suite appliances.

The candidates selected for the Thirty Under 30 program (and their
companies and NKBA Chapter affiliations, where applicable) are:

Jack Bernstein,
Kurrent, Manhattan; Brittany Capozzi,
AKBD, Cabinet Gallery Ltd., Rhode Island; Dylan
, Spokane Carpet One The Showroom, Palouse; Joe Clymer, Amiano & Son Construction; Mary Lauda Corwin, AKBD, Toulmin Cabinetry Inc., Alabama; Courtney Doss-Lomas, Greymark
Construction, Texas Gulf Coast; Aly
, Licensed General Contractor, Pure Design Works LLC, Carolinas; Courtney Glidden, AKBD, Craftsman
Design & Renovation, Columbia River; Katie
, CAPS, ACM Designs, Ontario; Lena
, Dellon Sales; Melissa Haas,
AKBD, Case Design/Remodel of Charlotte, Carolinas; Hillary Holt, Kitchen Concepts, Oklahoma; Jessy Johnson, Mary Lynn Creations LLC; Charles Kimball, Premier Companies, Prairie Provinces; Ryan Kramanak, Frank Kramanak and Sons
Contractors, Ohio State; Paige Maurer,
Paige Lee Interiors; 
Peter McClorey,
CAPS, Certified Renovator Initial (EPA—Lead Safety), Paulson’s Construction
Inc., Michigan; Jasmine Morvay,
Certified Interior Decorator and Kitchen and Bath Designer, KODAinteriors,
Ottawa; Lizzy Paluszek, Better
Kitchens and Baths, Virginia State; 
Jess Peters,
UDCP, Case Design/Remodeling, Northern California; Caitlyn Rogers, Rogers Designs Inc., Florida Treasure Coast; Stefanie Rotella, AKBD; Neil Kelly Co,
Columbia River; Melissa Sakell,
AKBD, Kenwood Kitchens, Baltimore/Washington; Sam Schwartz, Federal Brace, Charlotte; Amanda Smith, c|s Design Studio LLC, Baltimore/Washington; Katie Taggart, Ferguson Bath Kitchen
& Lighting Gallery; San Francisco Bay Area; Bradley Townsend, Certified Sales and Design Specialist (Mid
Continent Cabinetry), Bloomberg Market Certificate, MasterBrand Cabinets Inc.; Joseph Valente, Manufacturers Rep Group
Inc., West Michigan; Justine Wiggins,
Justine Marie Designs, Puget Sound; Rebecca
, Allied ASID, Anthony Wilder Design/Build, Baltimore/Washington.

For images of the 2019 Thirty Under 30 class
visit here.

Introduced in 2013, the NKBA Thirty Under 30 program continues to capture
the voice of the next generation of kitchen and bath professionals. Companies
interested in recommending the best of the next generation of kitchen and bath
professionals should contact Alan Dove at
or Mauri Bailey at

To learn more about KBIS 2019 and to register for
the show and events, visit Reminder:
Registration is open and is free to NKBA members through Sept. 30.


the National Kitchen & Bath Association and the Kitchen & Bath Industry

National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) is the not-for-profit trade
association that owns the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show® (KBIS),
as part of Design & Construction Week® (DCW). With nearly 14,000
member companies representing tens of thousands of members in all segments of
the kitchen and bath industry, the NKBA has educated and led the industry since
the association’s founding in 1963. The NKBA envisions a world where everyone
enjoys safe, beautiful and functional
kitchen and bath spaces. The mission of the NKBA is to inspire, lead and
empower the kitchen and bath industry through the creations of certifications,
marketplaces and networks. For more
information, visit or call 1-800-THE-NKBA (843-6522).


and NKBA® are registered
trademarks of the National Kitchen & Bath Association.


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