Meet Our Design Team!
We're armed with 132+ 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 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 8 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 n 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.
Melissa joins Fiesta Furnishings after relocating from High Point, NC, the furniture capital of the world! Living in the land of furniture lended Melissa the opportunity to be involved in the business since 2004, picking up a vast product knowledge along the way. While assisting hundreds of clients, she finished a wide range of projects, from single rooms to whole home completions. Her experience was valued as she served as a board member of ASID in the Carolinas. At Fiesta, she is passionate about creating a home that her clients will love as much as she loves the process to get it there.
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!