I have always had a love of art and design.
While still working in high tech at my corporate software product and project management position, I started taking courses in design. I left high tech and completed my Master of Arts Degree in Interior Design in 2006 in Boston, at the New England School of Art and Design/Suffolk University.
I am based in Pelham, Massachusetts, and consult throughout New England and New York and started KDZ Designs, LLC in 2009. Pelham is located in the Pioneer Valley, next to Amherst.
I’m a member of the International Furnishings and Design Association (IFDA), New England Chapter. In 2012, I became a New England-IFDA board member, focused on membership. In 2013, I will become the president-elect of the New England Chapter, and president in 2014. The IFDA is a dynamic organization that connects designers and design-related businesses through education and networking – we have terrific events that bring our members and prospective members together monthly in the greater Boston area.
Dogs are a big passion of mine; over the last 25 years, my husband, Bill and I have adopted a total of 8 retired racing greyhounds. We currently have two, Dinah, in her dotage at 11.5 years, and Dashiell, a strapping 4 year old.
We support an adoption group in Salisbury, MA, Greyhound Adoption Service. I have a blast running the raffle and silent auction every year at our major fundraiser, our Annual Reunion (this year was the 18th).
Adopting a greyhound is a greyt idea!!