Jamie was born and raised in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Her passion for hospitality and enhancing spaces developed at a very young age. That passion led her to obtain degrees in Interior Design and Business Administration from Indiana Wesleyan University.
During her first internship working for a local architect, she soon realized her passion for residential design, knowing every day starts at home. After her internship, she worked for a start-up residential renovating company. She began to quickly learn what it takes to not only help start a business but, also, the stages of designing a space and the details that go into helping meet a client’s needs.
Over the last few years, Jamie has worked in the tile and flooring industry helping clients one-on-one designing all areas of the home. So far, her biggest lesson from her experiences have been learning to problem solve as conflicts during installation arise.
Jamie does not just look at a well-designed kitchen for inspiration and think “that’s gorgeous.” She asks, “how does this kitchen work?”, “how did they install that floor?”, or “how did they come up with this space plan?” She believes form really does follow function.
In the fall of 2019, Jamie moved to Colorado to further pursue her passion for people, hospitality, and all things interior design. She joined the TKSI family in September of 2020 as a design assistant. She loves being able to help the process of improving a client’s space via functionality and form. Outside of work, Jamie loves quality time with her close friends and family, whether that is having a home-cooked meal at a friend’s house, playing spikeball at the park in the summer, or hearing a band at a music venue. Jamie frequently loves to hit the trails to go for long runs to stay active. She also loves to travel—a lot. Even if there are some seasons where she cannot go very far, her and her close friends will always make time for a spontaneous weekend trip. Making good memories with family and friends through experiences is everything to her.
Jamie does not just look at a well-designed kitchen for inspiration and think "that’s gorgeous.” She asks, “how does this kitchen work?." She believes form really does follow function.