Marcia Blake, Associate ASID is the merchandising manager for Glen Raven Custom Fabrics and a nationally recognized authority on outdoor décor. Previously a consultant to Glen Raven and patio store retailers, Blake transitioned to in-store merchandising for the company in 2012. Blake was essential in the development of Glen Raven’s Sunbrella, ASID Industry Partner, fabric kiosk program and promoted retractable Solair awnings available at retail through Glen Raven’s Trivantage subsidiary. A frequently guest speaker at home and garden shows, Blake has three accredited ASID CEU presentations on sustainable performance fabrics in luxury and lifestyle design, mindfulness and design using color theory to create healthful lifestyle settings. Blake has served on the board of directors for the Color Marketing Group (CMG) and the International Casual Furniture Association (ICFA).
Mark Bonnett, the Founder & President of the CorePath Companies, has spent the past 2.5 decades working with, and speaking to, self-employed professionals across the globe. Mark focuses his efforts on empowering specifically business owners specifically women and young people to get more out of life and their relationships by strengthening their financial situation. Mark uses his gifts of experience, insight, passion, and enthusiasm for the profession to lead other professionals towards alignment in all aspects of their lives. Prior to establishing CorePath, Mark spent 2 decades in a traditional financial adviser role and served in a senior leadership role within one of the country’s largest General-Agency financial services firms. Mark has also served as adjunct faculty at 2 different universities, served on numerous for-profit, and not-for-profit boards and received multiple awards within the financial services community.
Brianne is a Trade Representative with the South Central Group of Sub-Zero, Wolf & Cove, ASID Industry Partner. She is a past Financial Director on the ASID Texas Chapter Board and the past Secretary / Treasurer on the NKBA Texas North Plains Chapter. Extremely supportive of interior designers, Brianne hosts many design industry events at their expansive Dallas showroom. She is very passionate about educating industry professionals and bringing them together to collaborate and learn from one another.
Registered Accessibility Specialist Ron Davis is Owner of Ron Davis Consulting. He leads his team and brings years of experience, customer care, and understanding in all phases of the process. Ron became an Independent Contract Provider of the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation Architectural Barriers program in 1999 and developed with the program as a Registered Accessibility Specialist with the Department. Over the years Ron has worked with some of the top professionals in the area, which has expanded the knowledge base of other accessibility guidelines, building codes and requirements in Texas as well as other states. His goal is to help ensure that every person has access and is welcome any place and at any time.
Sarah Day joined Steelcase, ASID Industry Partner, in 2014 and has extensive experience in creative problem solving and design thinking. She’s a self-proclaimed “nerd” who’s passionate about leveraging the latest research, insights, and design resources to create the most effective and inspiring learning environments. Sarah enjoys partnering with the design community, as well as K-12 and Higher Education institutions to promote active learning principles and the relationship between space, technology, and pedagogy. Sarah was born and raised in Grand Rapids, MI and received a Bachelor’s degree in Health Communications from Grand Valley State University in 2012.
Linkoln Dixon, LC, IES, is a Product Manager with Progress Lighting, ASID Industry Partner. He is a 25-year veteran of the lighting and building industry, with involvement in product development, business development, brand management, market research, and training and education. For the past eight years, Linkoln has been on staff with Progress Lighting as a product development manager for commercial, multi-family and residential markets. Linkoln’s current and previous experience in lighting education has allowed him to be a frequent speaker on various lighting topics at regional, national, and international lighting events. He is an active member of the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) and owner of the LC credential.
Glenn Garry has served as Communications Manager for the Texas Board of Architectural Examiners since 2007. A product of Central Texas Schools and the University of Texas at Austin, over the past 22 years he has held a range of public affairs positions in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors, never straying far from the State Capitol building in Austin.
Shundra Harris, FASID, NCIDQ, RID is founder and principal of Shundra Harris Interiors, a full-service design firm delivering thoughtful and intelligent design for all people and all spaces. Shundra began as a Computer Engineer and transitioned to an Interior Designer. Shundra’s solution driven design talents culminate with her engineering, planning and project management skillset to boost her design capabilities. Shundra is a seminar and CEU instructor, speaker, and panelist. Shundra has served as: ASID TXGC President, NCIDQ IDPX Writer, National ASID CST Chair, National ASID DEI Committee, National ASID Foundation Committee, TAID President, and CIDA Site Visitor. Shundra was also an Adjunct Professor at Prairie View A&M University, School of Architecture.
Fred Jackson, CTC, CSI is the Owner w/ Estudio Group LLC. He has over 25 years experience in national distribution and architectural network, consistently increasing sales, and has a knowledgeable in-depth background in installation, fabrication and restoration of ceramic tile, natural stone, terrazzo, hardwood, carpet, and vinyl. Fred has worked as a stone, tile and flooring contractor, the business manager for Aqua Mix, team leader of a national stone importer, sales manager for Del Piso Tile and Brick, and a Marble Institute of America (MIA) Instructor. Fred is also a member of USGBC and presently conducts sales, CEUs, training and consulting for the Natural Stone, Ceramic Tile and Green Building Industry.
Marcela Abadi Rhoads
Marcela Abadi Rhoads, FAIA, RAS is the owner of Abadi Accessibility, an accessibility consulting firm that is dedicated to educating the building industry about the laws of accessibility. She is the author of “The ADA Companion Guide” and “Applying the ADA” published by John Wiley and Sons. She received her Bachelor of Architecture in from the University of Texas in Austin and got her architectural license in 1999. Her firm is on its 19th year of assisting the building industry, in part, by producing a monthly newsletter on accessibility topics, performing TDLR reviews and inspections and onsite assessments.
Christopher Sharp has been with BRAVAS, LLC, ASID Industry Partner, since 2019 and is a Marketing & Business Development Manager. Through BRAVAS, he works with architects, builders, interior designers and homeowners to craft lifestyle technologies into “intelligent spaces” for custom homes and businesses that combine beauty, entertainment, comfort, wellness and security. Before his current role, he served as a Sales Director for Smart and Sound Technology Solutions and a Sales Consultant for PIRCH. A graduate of the University of Colorado Boulder in Biochemisty, Christopher uses his solution-based practices to achieve success in developing business in the kitchen, bath, and home automation sectors, and he enjoys educating design professionals by presenting a variety of continuing education courses in the home integration sector.
Born and raised in New Orleans, Laura’s childhood love of art has developed into a mature aesthetic which is reflected in her work and makes her an asset to the Moore Design Group team. With an eye for excellence, and a client-centered approach, Laura has proven herself as an innovative designer. She demonstrates a balance of creativity, collaboration, and a detailed mentality to each aspect of the design process. Laura joined Moore Design Group in 2014 after moving from New Orleans where she had previous experience working in high end residential, making it a smooth transition into multifamily design. Laura is a Registered Interior Designer with the state of Texas and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Louisiana State University.
Bryan & Mike Yates
Yates Desygn is a full-service lifestyle design firm that extracts clients' design language while guiding them to create a unique and liveable environment through interior architecture and design. Practicing restraint and clarity, Yates Desygn authors the interiors of their client's homes with understated elegance and approachable luxury that captures their personalities. Brought together by their passion for style and design, Mike and Bryan Yates, Allied ASID married their talents to create Yates Desygn in 2015 and established their Dallas-based headquarters in 2016.