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The NKBA Names its Thirty Under 30 Class of 2022

Oct 21, 2021

Honorees include manufacturers, designers, remodelers and showroom specialists  

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ — (October 21, 2021) — The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) has revealed its Thirty Under 30 Class of 2022. The prestigious program, now in its 10th year, 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.

“This is the 10th class in the program’s history, and it’s been so inspiring to see how much these rising young stars have accomplished in their careers,” said Bill Darcy, NKBA CEO. “We are proud to celebrate them, and provide opportunities to nurture them and help them grow in our industry. I know their future is bright.”

The 2022 Class, along with their companies and NKBA chapter affiliation, where applicable, include:

Jessica Bolles                     Kitchen & Bath Designer, Oasis Showroom/APR Supply, York, Pa.; Susquehanna Valley
Chapter

Michael Boone                    Chief Information Officer, Green Forest Cabinetry, Chesapeake, Va.; Virginia State
Chapter

Andrew Converse               National Account Manager, Moen, Cleveland

Alex Dickson                      Sales/Showroom Manager, PK Brand Management, Kelowna, BC, Canada; British
Columbia Chapter

Darla Duncan                     Designer, Prime Cabinetry, Kennesaw, Ga.

Hannah Guilford                  Designer & CEO, Heart & Hammer Homes, Fryeburg, Maine; Maine Chapter

Cara Hansen                      Owner & Principal Designer, Triple Dot Design Studio, Vancouver, BC, Canada; British
Columbia Chapter

Jesse Jarrett                      Senior Designer, Jarrett Design LLC, Emmaus, Pa.; Susquehanna Valley Chapter

Becky Leu                         Founder & Principal Designer, Leu Interiors, Des Moines, Iowa; Iowa Chapter

Andrea Liston-Jones             Director of Design, Liston Design Build, St. Charles, Mo.

James McDonald                 Vice President, McDonald Contracting, Arlington, Mass.

Madelaine Millholland           Community Outreach Coordinator, CASE Design/Remodeling, Bethesda, Md.;
Baltimore/Washington Chapter

Basia M’Pinda                    Sales Executive, Kohler/Williams & Associates, Winnipeg, MB, Canada

Antoinette Nunez, CKBD       Designer, F&J Builders, Wilmington, Del.; Mid-Atlantic Chapter

Hannah Pregont                  Head of Brand Marketing, Superior Marketing, Brooklyn, N.Y.; Metro NY Chapter

Megan Reed, AKBD, CLIPP     Designer, Beyond the Box Inc., Billings, Mont.; Big Sky Chapter

Kelsey Richter                    Showroom &Inside Sales Specialist, BDA & Associates, Fishers, Ind.; Indiana Chapter

Caitlin Ryan                       Manager, Fisher & Paykel | DCS Experience Center, New York; Manhattan Chapter

Grace Sheehan, CLIPP           Sales Coordinator & Design Consultant, Kitchen Doctors, Midlothian, Va.; Virginia
State Chapter, Programs Chair

Justyna Skolasinski, AKBD     Designer, Crystal Lumber, Crystal Falls, Mich.; Wisconsin/Upper Michigan Chapter

Amanda Slattery                  Kitchen & Bath Designer, Artistic Cabinetry, Jackson Lake, Neb.; Nebraska/Kansas
Chapter

Benjamin Stoler                  Industrial Designer, Delta Faucet Co., Indianapolis

AJ Tentler                          Industrial Designer, Delta Faucet Co., Indianapolis

Summerlyn Travis                Chief of Design, Strohmaier Construction, Spokane, Wash.; Palouse Chapter,
Communications Chair

Hannah Triebel                   Lead Project Designer, Sunnyfields Cabinetry, Baltimore, Md.; Baltimore-Washington
Chapter

Austin Waldhauser               Designer, Kenwood Kitchens, Columbia, Md.

Emily-Anne Walker               Senior Marketing Specialist, Ferguson Enterprises, Williamsburg, Va.; Virginia State
Chapter

Patience Whipple                Creative Director, Chariot Plumbing Supply & Design, Sandy, Utah

Pip Wu, D.I.D                      Kitchen and Bath Fixtures Specialist, Ferguson/Wolseley, Burnaby, BC, Canada; British
Columbia Chapter

Shantelle Yablonski              Senior Design Consultant, Superior Cabinets, Saskatoon, SK, Canada; Prairie Provinces
Chapter

This year’s class selection committee, comprising Thirty Under 30 alumni, included Justin Dedio, Class of 2013; Aimee Inouye, Class of 2018; Brandon Drum, Class of 2016; Celestina Demers, Class of 2017, and Karina Gaft, Class of 2020.

The Incoming class will be formally inducted on Feb. 8 on the KBIS NeXT Stage, during KBIS 2022 in Orlando.

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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