Project Manager. I was first introduced to the world of architecture and design through a fascination with multiple subjects. This included art, psychology, writing, philosophy and design. Intent on involving these multiple passions into my future career (and a small push from the game “The Sims”), I decided to enroll in the Architecture program at the University of Minnesota, where I received a Bachelor of Design (BDA) in Architecture.
During the summer months and for a year after I graduated, I interned under two well-known local Architects and started to focus on residential design. Once the internships were up, it became clear that residential design was where I wanted to be, and I settled into the remodeling business in 2011, where I have been ever since.
What I enjoy most about working for Plekkenpol Builders:
I appreciate the diverse tasks, challenges, colleagues and clients I work with daily. There is something awe-inspiring about the entire process, from the first handshake with a homeowner, to the design phase, production and final walk-through of a completed project… all of which was once a concept and has been brought to reality. The design and remodeling process echo the story and personality unique to each homeowner, which is very rewarding in and of itself. I have designed and produced multiple projects from simple bathroom updates to kitchens, basements, additions and whole house remodels, and I look forward to many more.
Outside of work:
Outside of work, I enjoy walks and bike rides with my son Dexter, my dogs Gizmo and Walter (aka “Poopy”), and my fiancé Matt, playing the guitar and various other instruments, and enjoying the good weather outdoors. Going to local shows hosted by musicians and comedians, along with digging in to true crime podcasts, are some of my favorite pastimes.