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NKBA Names its 2023 Thirty Under 30 Class

October 7, 2022

The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) has revealed its 2023 Thirty Under 30 Class. The prestigious program 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.

“The NKBA Thirty Under 30 program provides fantastic opportunities to help nurture these rising stars, and help them grow,” said Bill Darcy, CEO, NKBA. “It’s beyond inspiring to see them accomplish so much. These really are the future leaders of our industry.”

The 2023 Thirty Under 30 Class, along with their companies and NKBA chapter affiliation, where applicable, include:

  • Justin Caballero, President, Co-owner, JDCAB, LLC DBA Revive Kitchen and Bath, Tampa, Fla., Central Florida Chapter
  • Rebekah Calcutt, Lead Designer, Dave’s Cabinet, Chesapeake, Va., Virginia State Chapter
  • Kendal Cavalieri, Interior Designer, Kendal Cavalleri Design, Lancaster, N.Y., Central New York Chapter
  • Ben Cookinham, Sales, Moen, Charlotte, N.C.
  • Sydney Cooley, Interior Designer, Simple Spaces, Kirkland, Wash., Puget Sound Chapter
  • Kendra Czuhajewski, Senior Product Designer, Belwith Keeler Decor Solutions, Grandville, Mich., Grand Rapids Chapter
  • Mariana De La Garza, Interior Designer, Coton House, Houston, Texas, Texas Golf Coast Chapter
  • Calli Dieglio, Channel Marketing Manager, Moen Incorporated, North Olmsted, Ohio
  • Shannon Embly, Lead Designer, Slate Design & Remodel, Chantilly, Va.
  • Kayla Garbrecht, AKBD, Owner & Lead Designer, Broken Arrow Cabinetry and Design LLC, Watertown Wis., Wisconsin/Upper Michigan Chapter
  • Anna Graham, Owner & Lead Designer, Anna Graham Interiors, Odenton, Md.
  • Loris Halasa, Designer, Colmar Kitchen Studio, Margate, N.J.
  • Makenna Harrington, Director of Sales Management, ZLINE Kitchen & Bath, Reno, New.
  • Felicia Hartson, Regional Sales Manager, La Cornue, Irvine, Calif., Southern California Chapter
  • Danielle Heath, Designer, Casey’s Creative Kitchens, London, Ontario, Canada
  • Melisa Jahic, Designer Account Executive, Sherwin-Williams, Brooklyn, N.Y., Metro NY Chapter
  • Grace Juhala, Senior Catalog Manager, inDesign and TEFL Seattle, Wash.
  • Deborah Martin, Director of Operations, Green Forest Cabinetry, Chesapeake, Va., Virginia State Chapter
  • Faith Martin, Sales Development Specialist, Kitchen Cabinet Distributors, Raleigh, N.C., Eastern Carolinas Chapter
  • Jessica Medeiros, Sales Representative, Kurrent Kitchen & Bath, Brooklyn, N.Y.
  • Kelsey Powell, CKBD, Senior Designer, KSI Kitchen & Bath, Birmingham, Mich., Michigan State Chapter
  • Jamie Pulver, Managing Director, The Range Hood Store, Reno, Nev.
  • Christopher Ribeiro, Chief Operating Officer, Absolute Stone Design, Glen Allen, Va., Virginia Chapter
  • Yana Rizhova, Business Development, Canmade Hardware, North York, Ontario,  Canada, Ontario Chapter
  • Diana Rojas, Designer/Project Coordinator, EL Design Studio, Hicksville, N.Y., NY Metro Chapter
  • Carly Seefeldt, CKBD, Associate Interior Designer, Kohler Company, Kohler, Wis., Wisconsin/Upper Michigan Chapter
  • Mickayla Sheets, Kitchen Designer, The Home Depot, Grand Island, Neb.
  • Allyssa Warden, CKBD, Kitchen & Bath Designer, Kitchen Concepts Plus, Salisbury, Md.
  • Alyssa Weardon, Lead Interior Designer, Monarch Lane Interiors, Nashville, Tenn.
  • Mandy Wozniak, Interior Designer, Salix Studio, Bonnyville, Alberta, Canada, Prairie Provinces Chapter

This year’s class selection committee, comprising Thirty Under 30 alumni, included Jilliam Sarkis, Class of 2016; Michelle Timmerman, Class of 2017; Lou Salge, Class of 2018; and Sarah Nielsen, Class of 2020; and Hannah Guilford, Class of 2021.

“Being a part of the Thirty under 30 helped me to make so many new connections and has opened the door to many opportunities for me, shared Hannah Guilford, Class of 2021. “I’ve made new friends, gained new vendors, created long and lasting professional relationships with other like-minded people, and have grown exponentially in my field.”

“Being chosen as a Thirty under 30 has meant the world to me,” Sarah Nielsen, Class of 2020. “This program gave me a network of individuals around the nation to lean on for support and advice. It helped boost my confidence in my profession. I have made some great friends in the process and increased my knowledge base.”

The Incoming class will be formally inducted on January 31, 2023, on the KBIS NeXT Stage, during KBIS 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Link to Thirty Under 30 award winner headshots.