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
Michael Boone Chief Information Officer, Green Forest Cabinetry, Chesapeake, Va.; Virginia State
Andrew Converse National Account Manager, Moen, Cleveland
Alex Dickson Sales/Showroom Manager, PK Brand Management, Kelowna, BC, Canada; British
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
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.;
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
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,
Hannah Triebel Lead Project Designer, Sunnyfields Cabinetry, Baltimore, Md.; Baltimore-Washington
Austin Waldhauser Designer, Kenwood Kitchens, Columbia, Md.
Emily-Anne Walker Senior Marketing Specialist, Ferguson Enterprises, Williamsburg, Va.; Virginia State
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
Shantelle Yablonski Senior Design Consultant, Superior Cabinets, Saskatoon, SK, Canada; Prairie Provinces
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.