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NKBA 30 Under 30 Award Recipients Announced for 2017

Sep 26, 2016

The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) will recognize the 2017 30 Under 30 group at the upcoming Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS®), to be held January 10 – 12, 2017, in Orlando. ­The group will make its debut on the NKBA Presents the KBISNeXT Stage, sponsored by HomeAdvisor®, at 10:45 AM on January 10th.

The candidates selected for NKBA’s 2017 30 Under 30 program at KBIS 2017 include:

Dylan Beavers, Norm Tessier Cabinets, Inc., Rancho Cucamonga, CA; Alicia Beck, Signature Companies, Haymarket, VA; Samantha Bowen, Bowen Remodeling & Design, Crofton, MD; Craig J. Couture, Cypress Design Co., East Providence, RI; Celestina Demers, Spokane Carpet One The Showroom II, Spokane Valley, WA; Corbin Dickson, Remodeler’s Warehouse, Martinez, GA; Natalie DiPiazza, Custom Design & Construction, El Segundo, CA; Christina Dragota, GE Monogram, Chicago, IL; Thomas Farago, Caplan’s Appliances, Toronto, ON; Paige Fuller, B.C.D. Interiors, Traverse City, MI; Kirsten Gable, Schumacher & Seiler, Timonium, MD; Shivain Handa, Valley Acrylic, Mission, BC; Brianne Hughes, Casey’s Creative Kitchens, London, ON; Nicole Kemp, Homes by Avi, Calgary, AB; Kyle Le, Timeline Design, Inc., Saratoga, CA; Ed McDonald, McDonald Contracting, Arlington, MA; Kari Mitchell, AKBD, Artistic Cabinetry, Loomis, NE; Nick Ochtman, Jacuzzi Luxury Bath, Chino Hills, CA; Austin Pike,, Boston, MA; Cathy M. Pitts, CAPS, Classic Kitchen & Bath, Harrisonburg, VA; Ashlee Richardson, Nar Fine Carpentry, Inc., Carmichael, CA; Casey Rup, Waterworks, New York, NY; Anthony Michael Salerno, Peter Salerno Inc., Wyckoff, NJ; Bridgette Schwarz, Signature Kitchen & Bath Design Inc., Cupertino, CA; Suzanne Scott, Suzanne Kristine Interiors, Carnation, WA; Brad Sherwood, Epic Plumbing, Phoenix, AZ; Jacob E. Smith, Starline Distributors, Inc., Flushing, MI; Stephanie Stead, Cambria, Denver, CO; Rebecca Sutton, Kitchen Design Concepts, Dallas, TX; Michelle Timmerman, Direct Supply Inc., Grand Rapids, MI.

“We are pleased to be able to recognize these outstanding young professionals”, said Bill Darcy, NKBA CEO. “They are truly the future of the industry and I look forward to hearing from them in Orlando and presenting them with this opportunity to help further their careers.”

During KBIS 2017, the newly inducted group will research critical kitchen and bath industry trends and scour the show floor for innovations, trends and new technologies, as well as sustainable business practices and emerging business models, and then present their findings on the KBISNeXT Stage on January 11. The 30 Under 30 teams will also answer questions regarding business issues that professionals currently face during this lively discussion.

Introduced in 2013, the NKBA 30 Under 30 program continues to capture the voice of the next generation of kitchen and bath professionals. If you would like your company associated with the best of the next generation of kitchen and bath professionals, contact Mauri Bailey at 678-900-2661 or email

To learn more about KBIS 2017 and to register for the show and/or events, please visit

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

The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) is the not-for-profit trade association that owns the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show® (KBIS), as part of Design and 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 creation of certifications, marketplaces and networks. For more information, visit or call 1-800-THE-NKBA (843-6522).

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

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