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The NKBA Announces Its 2023 Thirty Under 30 Class

Oct 6, 2022

Manufacturers, designers, remodelers and showroom specialists are all honored  

BETHLEHEM, PA — (October 6, 2022) — 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.

Link to Thirty Under 30 award winner headshots.

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 50,000 members in all segments of the kitchen and bath design and remodeling 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, specialty badges, marketplaces and networks. For more information, visit www.nkba.org or call 1-800-THE-NKBA (843-6522).

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

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