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NKBA Thirty Under 30 Class of 2023 Names 30’s Choice Award Winners

Feb 2, 2023

Six teams identify their product choices in six performance categories

Las Vegas, NV — (February 2, 2023)The National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) Thirty Under 30 Class of 2023 announces their 30’s Choice Award winners at the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS), in Las Vegas, NV.  Owned by the NKBA, KBIS is the platform where the newest class of Thirty Under 30 is introduced and asked to scour the show floor, scoping out products they deem to be the best in six performance categories. The 2023 Class of NKBA Thirty Under 30 program is sponsored by Delta Faucet Company and Signature Kitchen Suite.

30’s Choice Award-winning brands

Divided into 6 teams of five, the 2023 Class scoured the KBIS show floor to find their top product choices in one of six categories.  The following products/brands were selected as the 30’s Choice Award winners:


Outdoor Living:

Smart Home Integration:
GE Profile

Universal Design – Living in Place:

Wellness – Health:

Creative Use of Color:

Winners were announced on Thursday morning, February 2, 2023, from the KBIS NEXT Stage, hosted by Suzie Williford, EVP, and Chief Strategy Officer of the NKBA.

“The NKBA provides numerous educational and fun opportunities for the industry’s emerging talent,” said Suzie Williford, EVP, and Chief Strategy Officer of the NKBA. “Each year we are blown away by the talent this young group possesses. I am excited to celebrate each one of them as they continue to shine throughout our industry.”

NKBA Thirty Under 30 Class 2023

The NKBA Thirty Under 30 program recognizes accomplished kitchen and bath industry professionals under the age of 30. Each year’s class comprises rising leaders from throughout the industry and is widely regarded as the leading showcase for the brightest young talent working in kitchen and bath design and remodeling.

2023 Thirty Under 30 members are:

Justin Caballero

Rebekah Calcutt

Kendal Cavalieri

Ben Cookinham

Sydney Cooley

Kendra Czuhajewski

Mariana De La Garza

Calli Dieglio

Shannon Embly

Kayla Garbrecht, AKBD

Anna Graham

Loris Halasa

Makenna Harrington

Felicia Hartson

Danielle Heath

Melisa Jahic

Grace Juhala

Deborah Martin

Faith Martin

Jessica Medeiros

Kelsey Powell, CKBD

Jamie Pulver

Christopher Ribeiro

Yana Rizhova

Diana Rojas

Carly Seefeldt, CKBD

Mickayla Sheets

Allyssa Warden, CKBD

Alyssa Weardon

Mandy Wozniak
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.


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), the largest kitchen and bath show in North America. With nearly 50,000 members in all segments of the kitchen and bath design and remodeling industry, the NKBA has educated and advised the industry since it was founded in 1963. The NKBA’s mission is to inspire and support the kitchen and bath industry through community, events, learning and professional certifications. 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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