Meet Our Design Team!
We're armed with 156+ years of design experience to lend a helping hand!
We believe it takes the best people to create the best experiences for our clients. Great pride is taken in the staff we employ to ensure the Fiesta Family is as strong as possible to help you with all your home needs. Our proven winners include:
Since joining the Fiesta Furnishings team, Craig has really enjoyed meeting clients that have come from all parts of the world. Having a lot of worldly experience himself, after spending 6 years in engineering with the US Navy, Craig feels right at home with all types of people. The last 12 years that Craig has been in the furniture business, he has taken practical approach to his projects. He believes his clients' input is a must, whether on in-home appointments or with selections within the showroom. Ordinary vanilla spaces are transformed into visually appealing rooms by working together.
We welcome Deborah to the Fiesta team with open arms! She joins us after being involved in design in the valley since 1982! A 5 year break from interiors was spent in local real estate, giving her knowledge on the other side of the fence. Within years of experience with interiors, her skills were perfected while working with model homes, designing for developers- including large 200-600 unit multi-housing projects, high-end townhomes, retail showrooms, and local vacation homes for the affluent. Deborah's ability to juggle the largest of projects makes tackling any task a breeze!
Eleven years of experience in owning and managing a specialty accessory and design store in a Northern Chicago suburb has served Jeanne well, giving her a wide understanding of what customers are looking for. Since coming to Arizona, her 9 years of service with Fiesta Furnishings has expanded her scope of design across many platforms. Jeanne excels at designing entire homes quickly and efficiently by utilizing her strength with in-home appointments to maximize her time, which maximizes yours.
Fiesta Furnishings is pleased to add Julie and her 18 years of experience as an interior designer to the team. Julie began her career while in Canada and later moved to Durango, Colorado, where she was involved in several commercial and residential renovation projects. Four years ago, she moved to Phoenix to be closer to family. Julie enjoys working within all design styles, from contemporary to traditional and sees the value of incorporating existing treasures with new acquisitions. She believes that the most important aspect of being a designer is to really listen to her client's wishes, so that togehter, a beautiful, livable space is created. In her free time, Julie enjoys hiking, working out and baking.
With no further ado, we welcome Malia to the design team! Malia has mastered all that back end details involved with sales at Fiesta Furnishings while being a huge suppport to staff while serving 2 years as our design intern. Although the office will miss her, her strong understanding of all that is Fiesta will support her clients well. Malia's passion for design was evident when she earned her design degree, with honors. Her internal experience, paired with her flair for coming up with fresh and innovative design solutions will surely take her places. Your place our ours? She has also been awarded the "Best Hair" distinction.
Lashon Holland Bryant
We welcome Lashon to our Fiesta Furnishings design team. She brings over 20 years of experience in interior design and working with furniture in both residential and commercial environments. Lashon has traveled the world and lived in Singapore, which allowed her to explore most corners of Asia, even taking various art and design classes in several different countries. She believes that the most important part of the design process is to understand her client's design objectives by listening closely to their preferences to work with them to design their idea of a perfect home environment.
Valerie, a Belgian native to an artist mother, has been surrounded by art and design all of her life, focusing on interior design since 1994. Being fluent in French, paired with her years of exposure and experience enable her to be versed in all design styles from Contemporary to Old World European. Valerie finds inspiration in seeing a clients' unique vision come to life more than anything in the business. She believes, that just as your wardrobe expresses your style, your home is an extension of your personality where the final touches make all the difference!
If you would like one of our designers to help with your project, click HERE to request design services. Our designers can assist you with picking the perfect accessory, getting ideas or working up floor plans of your space. They are available, in your home, by appointment, free of charge to assist you with your needs, large or small. We look forward to working with you!