NICK DESERT, R.I.D. NCIDQ#31893 DESIGNER As Begrand Fast Design's longest and youngest designer, Nick brings a certain flare to the team. His British accent and style are well known around Kelowna as he is often attending the latest events and is in the know of what is up and coming around the city. Nick is our go to commercial designer with his expertise and attention to detail there is no project too large for him to tackle. Graduating from CATO in 2010, Nick could not deny his persistence as once his practicum was complete, he just kept showing up! He has been an essential part of Begrand Fast Design over the last 5 years and can often be found keeping busy with a plethora of things when he is not at the office, including playing volleyball, teaching Interior Design classes at CATO, as well as brushing up on his specialty in random, useless facts.

NICK DESERT, R.I.D. NCIDQ#31893

DESIGNER

As Begrand Fast Design's longest and youngest designer, Nick brings a certain flare to the team. His British accent and style are well known around Kelowna as he is often attending the latest events and is in the know of what is up and coming around the city. Nick is our go to commercial designer with his expertise and attention to detail there is no project too large for him to tackle.

Graduating from CATO in 2010, Nick could not deny his persistence as once his practicum was complete, he just kept showing up! He has been an essential part of Begrand Fast Design over the last 5 years and can often be found keeping busy with a plethora of things when he is not at the office, including playing volleyball, teaching Interior Design classes at CATO, as well as brushing up on his specialty in random, useless facts.

CHRISTINE DELONG, B.I.D. DESIGNER Christine's unique style and tenacious persona are what makes her so lovable. She works closely with Nicole as she has a great eye for design and is inspired by cultural and social influences such as art, travel, and fashion. Christine studied at Ryerson in Toronto and received her Bachelor's Degree in Interior Design in 2009. She is currently working towards her NCIDQ and LEED GA. Hailing from Castlegar, when she is not designing, she can be spotted in her hometown surrounded by family, red wine & kootenay views. Christine's other creative passion is painting. Her artwork can be found in private collections across Western Canada.

CHRISTINE DELONG, B.I.D.

DESIGNER

Christine's unique style and tenacious persona are what makes her so lovable. She works closely with Nicole as she has a great eye for design and is inspired by cultural and social influences such as art, travel, and fashion. Christine studied at Ryerson in Toronto and received her Bachelor's Degree in Interior Design in 2009. She is currently working towards her NCIDQ and LEED GA.

Hailing from Castlegar, when she is not designing, she can be spotted in her hometown surrounded by family, red wine & kootenay views. Christine's other creative passion is painting. Her artwork can be found in private collections across Western Canada.

MICHAELA NEWCOMBE, D.I.A.D. DESIGNER Born in Vancouver and raised here in the Shuswap, Michaela is a small town girl with a big heart and a lot of ambition. She keeps us on our toes with her quick wit and authenticities, always letting you know what she thinks.  With a background in customer service she strives in the most challenging of projects while exceeding clients’ expectations. Michaela studied in Victoria BC and graduated from Pacific Design’s Interior Architectural Design program. Her family and her passion for the outdoors drew her back to the Okanagan where she worked in construction before jumping on board here at the firm.

MICHAELA NEWCOMBE, D.I.A.D.

DESIGNER

Born in Vancouver and raised here in the Shuswap, Michaela is a small town girl with a big heart and a lot of ambition. She keeps us on our toes with her quick wit and authenticities, always letting you know what she thinks.  With a background in customer service she strives in the most challenging of projects while exceeding clients’ expectations.

Michaela studied in Victoria BC and graduated from Pacific Design’s Interior Architectural Design program. Her family and her passion for the outdoors drew her back to the Okanagan where she worked in construction before jumping on board here at the firm.

SARAH WATT, BCOM (FNCE), D.I.D. DESIGNER Sarah comes to us from Calgary where she received her Commerce Degree in Finance and spent several years working as a Trading Analyst. She discovered her passion for Interior Design while renovating her home here in Kelowna. This led her to attend CATO to receive her Diploma in Interior Design and eventually her placement at the firm. She brings a great balance of creativity and practicality to our team.   When not at the office you can find Sarah running around after her three children; two young boys and a daughter keep her in check at all times so she never misses a beat.  We are so excited to have Sarah on board bringing her fresh new perspective to the team.

SARAH WATT, BCOM (FNCE), D.I.D.

DESIGNER

Sarah comes to us from Calgary where she received her Commerce Degree in Finance and spent several years working as a Trading Analyst. She discovered her passion for Interior Design while renovating her home here in Kelowna. This led her to attend CATO to receive her Diploma in Interior Design and eventually her placement at the firm. She brings a great balance of creativity and practicality to our team.  

When not at the office you can find Sarah running around after her three children; two young boys and a daughter keep her in check at all times so she never misses a beat.  We are so excited to have Sarah on board bringing her fresh new perspective to the team.

KORYNN KROESKAMP, D.I.D. DESIGN TECHNICIAN Hailing from Regina, Saskatchewan, our newest team member Korynn joins the Begrand Fast team as our Design Technician. Korynn's calm and cheerful disposition is the perfect balance to our fast-paced and lively studio. Korynn studied at CATO and graduated top of her class with a Diploma in Interior Design. Korynn has been passionate about design for as long as she can remember. She plans to further her continuing education in design by becoming NCIDQ & LEED AP certified.  When she's not putting together construction drawings or creating 3D renderings for clients, Korynn enjoys a life full of art, travel, singing, & food; we can attest to her cooking skills and often rave about anything she brings in as office snacks.

KORYNN KROESKAMP, D.I.D.

DESIGN TECHNICIAN

Hailing from Regina, Saskatchewan, our newest team member Korynn joins the Begrand Fast team as our Design Technician. Korynn's calm and cheerful disposition is the perfect balance to our fast-paced and lively studio. Korynn studied at CATO and graduated top of her class with a Diploma in Interior Design. Korynn has been passionate about design for as long as she can remember. She plans to further her continuing education in design by becoming NCIDQ & LEED AP certified. 

When she's not putting together construction drawings or creating 3D renderings for clients, Korynn enjoys a life full of art, travel, singing, & food; we can attest to her cooking skills and often rave about anything she brings in as office snacks.

KERRY BEGRAND-FAST RENAISSANCE MAN Not too far from the action and always ready to jump in is Kerry. A self-proclaimed furniture junkie and a car enthusiast whose knowledge of mid century modern architecture and furniture is as keen as his encylopedic recall of vintage Jaguar E Types and Vespas. In his view as a former hairdresser, he sees similarities between automotive, fashion, hair, and furniture design worlds and loves when he can see one riffing off another. Being a modernista has also led him to being a DIRTT bag and enthusiastic supporter. Behind the scenes and ahead of the curve.

KERRY BEGRAND-FAST

RENAISSANCE MAN

Not too far from the action and always ready to jump in is Kerry. A self-proclaimed furniture junkie and a car enthusiast whose knowledge of mid century modern architecture and furniture is as keen as his encylopedic recall of vintage Jaguar E Types and Vespas. In his view as a former hairdresser, he sees similarities between automotive, fashion, hair, and furniture design worlds and loves when he can see one riffing off another. Being a modernista has also led him to being a DIRTT bag and enthusiastic supporter.

Behind the scenes and ahead of the curve.

BETHANY SIMPSON OFFICE MANAGER With over 10 years of customer service and management experience, Bethany currently holds the Office Manager title at Begrand Fast Design. Bethany is the first person you meet as you enter our studio doors, and her bubbly outgoing personality is always received warmly by our staff & clients. She keeps attentive order and routine in our office, but has a spontaneous side which makes her such a great fit for our team of designers.  With a Diploma of Cosmetology & a love for couture fashion, Bethany has competed in professional stylist competitions, and helped style fashion shows, photoshoots, and music videos. In her spare time, Bethany can be seen playing for the women's and co-ed soccer league in Kelowna, enjoying brunch at local hot spots, and hanging out with her adorable white Boxer pup, Massimo.

BETHANY SIMPSON

OFFICE MANAGER

With over 10 years of customer service and management experience, Bethany currently holds the Office Manager title at Begrand Fast Design. Bethany is the first person you meet as you enter our studio doors, and her bubbly outgoing personality is always received warmly by our staff & clients. She keeps attentive order and routine in our office, but has a spontaneous side which makes her such a great fit for our team of designers. 

With a Diploma of Cosmetology & a love for couture fashion, Bethany has competed in professional stylist competitions, and helped style fashion shows, photoshoots, and music videos. In her spare time, Bethany can be seen playing for the women's and co-ed soccer league in Kelowna, enjoying brunch at local hot spots, and hanging out with her adorable white Boxer pup, Massimo.

JOHANNA EVANS OFFICE MANAGER - ON MATERNITY LEAVE Known for her exceptional organization skills and attention to  detail, Johanna joined the Begrand Fast Design team in March of 2012. Coming from Toronto where she attended Sheridan College and received her Diploma in Business Finance, she adds the perfect diversity to the visionary and gifted designers with her diligence and structure around the office. When she's not crunching numbers, she's sharing yoga postures and recipes around the studio. She enjoys being a part of and learning about the design world and secretly loves when they ask her to 'put her designer hat on'. Johanna is currently enjoying her new role as a first-time mom. She brought a beautiful baby girl into the world in September. 

JOHANNA EVANS

OFFICE MANAGER - ON MATERNITY LEAVE

Known for her exceptional organization skills and attention to  detail, Johanna joined the Begrand Fast Design team in March of 2012. Coming from Toronto where she attended Sheridan College and received her Diploma in Business Finance, she adds the perfect diversity to the visionary and gifted designers with her diligence and structure around the office.

When she's not crunching numbers, she's sharing yoga postures and recipes around the studio. She enjoys being a part of and learning about the design world and secretly loves when they ask her to 'put her designer hat on'.

Johanna is currently enjoying her new role as a first-time mom. She brought a beautiful baby girl into the world in September.