CATHERINE

SENIOR DESIGNER / MICHAELA’S SUPERIOR

Catherine’s love for art and years of experience as an Architectural Technologist lend themselves to her ability to design and realize beautiful spaces. With her completed Bachelor of Interior Design, she loves the challenge of working in an industry that is constantly evolving. Catherine boasts years of experience in the architectural and design world, and she and Nicole have known each other for a number of years and are happy to be working together. Catherine’s experience, along with her witty sense of humour, make her a joy to have in the studio every day.


MONIQUE

DIRTT PROJECT MANAGER / GIGGLEPOT

Monique recently moved to Kelowna from the prairies, and brought her expert organization and project management skills with her. She has a certification in Business Management, and a background in Education and Financial Services. Monique’s bubbly personality and contagious laugh light up the studio. When she’s not in the office, Monique enjoys exploring the Okanagan via her stand-up paddleboard and soaking up the sun, as well as working on her creative crafts such as knitting, weaving, and painting. We’re lucky to have someone with a green thumb in the firm- Monique keeps our Breathe Wall looking amazing.


KERRY

RENAISSANCE MAN / MINIVAN STUNT DRIVER

Never too far from the action and always ready to jump in is Kerry. A self-proclaimed furniture junkie and expert on mid-century modern architecture, Kerry is often behind the scenes but always ahead of the curve. As a former hairdresser, he often draws similarities between the hair, fashion, and furniture design worlds, and loves when he can see one riffing off of another. Kerry can most often be found installing DIRTT systems or running around between projects, acting as the office’s do-it-all man.


STACEY

OFFICE & ACCOUNTS MANAGER / TOP SHEILA

Our lovely Office & Accounts Manager, Stacey comes to us from the Gold Coast of Australia. Always one step ahead, she loves organization and numbers, making her the perfect fit for the role. She’s jumped into this complex position with both feet and is always willing to assist beyond her finance & office manager roles. Stacey has a background in real estate, having worked in the industry Down Under. She loves the fast pace of the office, and her organized nature keeps us running smoothly, while her funny sayings keep us constantly laughing. You might find her out on the hiking trails with her two beagles, Benny and Indie, or catch her at one of the local wineries enjoying a glass.


KORYNN

DESIGNER & DIRTT DESIGNER / SASSY SASSERSON

Hailing from Regina, Saskatchewan, Korynn’s focused and cheerful disposition is the perfect balance to our fast-paced, lively studio. Korynn studied at CATO and graduated with a diploma in Interior Design. She plans to further her love for design by completing her NCIDQ and becoming Passive House certified. Korynn has been passionate about design for as long as she can remember. At the office, she enjoys the balance of interior design, DIRTT design, and graphic design, and outside the studio enjoys art, travel, singing, and food.


ALANA

DESIGN & EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT / BLACK BELT KARATE MASTER

Born in Kelowna, Alana has been away for a number of years, and has recently returned from Vancouver to take a position with the firm. With certifications in Interior Design, AutoCAD, and Business Administration, Alana helps to manage many aspects of the business. She assists Nicole on a daily basis with projects, procurement and the many details and demands of a design firm. Her experience in construction and design, coupled with her passion for art, provides a well-balanced skill set that she brings to this busy studio. She appreciates efficiency, and her hands-on approach keeps projects moving, while ensuring detail and quality are met. Outside of the office, Alana enjoys painting, sewing, gaming, and camping. You might also find her planning her next adventure, whether it be a weekend getaway or a surf trip.


MICHAELA

DESIGNER / CAT MOM

Born in Vancouver and raised in the Shuswap, Michaela is a small-town girl with a big heart and a lot of ambition. Michaela graduated from Pacific Design Academy’s Interior Architectural Design program and has been a key part of the studio for the past 4 years. She invests time and energy into every project she undertakes, quickly connecting with clients, and brings authentic, creative design ideas to every project. She keeps us on our toes with her quick wit, always letting us know what she thinks. Her family and passion for the outdoors drew her back to the Okanagan, where she worked in construction before becoming part of our team.


KEI

TECHNICIAN & DESIGNER / PHOTOGRAPHY BUFF

Kei was born in Naga City in the Philippines, and has been in Kelowna for three years. A graduate from CATO, Kei also has a degree in Marketing and a family background in Construction. Kei is honing her skills in the design industry, bringing great support to Nicole and other team members. Kei is a gaming and photography enthusiast who loves using the textures and colours she captures behind the lens as inspiration for design. She has an incredible knack for finding and capturing the Northern Lights.


Laurie

DESIGN ASSISTANT / SWEET & SPICY

Laurie’s had years of experience in the furniture and merchandising world, bringing a fine eye for finishing detail to the firm. Originally from Edmonton, Alberta, where Laurie obtained her certification in Interior design, she has spent her grown-up years in Kelowna with her family while working in the furnishings field. She is friendly and outgoing, and loves connecting with people. Laurie loves all the outdoor activities Kelowna has to offer, no matter the season. From skiing to spending time on the lake, Laurie embraces the Okanagan lifestyle wholeheartedly.


Nic

OFFICE & ACCOUNTS MANAGER / TOP SHEILA

Nicole Begrand-Fast has grown the design firm from a small studio into the thriving company it is today. With over 20 years of experience and a never-ending interest in exploring new directions in design, Nicole brings passion and a keen eye for style to all her projects. Her love of culture, architecture, and art from around the world lends itself to her ability to create unique and innovative spaces.Her experience and understanding of the construction world make her firm a go-to for many developers, general contractors and custom builders who look for professionalism and experience.


PAR

OFFICE & ACCOUNTS MANAGER / TOP SHEILA

Our lovely Office & Accounts Manager, Stacey comes to us from the Gold Coast of Australia. Always one step ahead, she loves organization and numbers, making her the perfect fit for the role. She’s jumped into this complex position with both feet and is always willing to assist beyond her finance & office manager roles. Stacey has a background in real estate, having worked in the industry Down Under. She loves the fast pace of the office, and her organized nature keeps us running smoothly, while her funny sayings keep us constantly laughing. You might find her out on the hiking trails with her two beagles, Benny and Indie, or catch her at one of the local wineries enjoying a glass.