My love for design started a long time ago, when I used to watch my mom rearrange everything in our house. I guess that is to be expected when you live with an Interior Designer. Throughout my college years I tried to pursue different career paths, but my heart kept leading me back to Design.
I have worked for 25 years in the Interior Design field and spent much of my career managing design teams at some of the largest Interior Design Retailers. Before starting with Bellepar, I owned my own Design business where I specialized in Design Build for new homes and remodels. I have had the good fortune of building my business on referrals alone. I believe that shows the integrity of my design and my commitment to bringing my clients’ dreams to life.
I think the greatest part of my job is getting to know the clients and creating spaces that truly work for them. I will guide clients through every phase of the project to ensure their home has a cohesive look and functions well for everyone that uses the space. My goal is to create a home you fall in love with every time you walk in the door! When not working on clients’ homes, I am working on my own home in my latest version of DIY.
I live in southern Minnesota with my husband, Chris, and we have two daughters – Caroline and June. As a family we love to relax and fish at our cabin near Alexandria, MN.
I have been with Bellepar since 2020 and have enjoyed working with everyone! I am very detail orientated and take great pride in respecting the company’s financials as if it were my own. In the construction business there are a lot of transactions so it’s important to make sure everything is cohesive and organized and balances at the end! Even though I’m close to retirement I still love what I do and it’s hard to think about not doing it.
My husband, Mike, and I love to spend time with our 2 sons and their families. Our son Bryan and his wife Josie live very close by with their sons Curren and Ryder; and our son Greg and his new wife Christine live in North Carolina and are expecting their first baby later this year! We very recently purchased a home on a lake where Bryan and Josie live and we can’t wait to spend more time boating (or snowmobiling) back and forth with our grandsons. We also love spending the weekends and some afternoons on the golf course during the summers., vacationing in warm weather destinations and gardening.
I graduated in Fall of 2022 with an Associates Degree in Interior Design and have been with Bellepar since June of 2020. As a designer I love taking pre-existing spaces and turning them into functional rooms that work for the lifestyle of our clients. With the use of our computer programs I can help clients visualize what their new space would look like, right down to the finishes. The most enjoyable part about my job is being able to go out to showrooms with clients and hand select finishes and be with them every step of the way as the project becomes a reality. I have previous experience running a countertop showroom as well as working at a cabinet company designing kitchens. Bellepar puts all my interests into one, and I get a taste of every aspect of design.
Outside of work I enjoy my early morning workouts, boat cruises on Lake Waconia, and spending time with my friends and family.
From an early age, Brian was infatuated with the building industry. In grade school, he took every opportunity to learn how to build things, discovered his passion for building and his future career path. He took advantage of every Industrial Arts coursework opportunity offered in Junior & High School, specifically those specific to drafting and woodworking. Brian graduated high school as the “Industrial Arts Student of the Year“ recipient amongst his graduating class and continued his studies thereafter at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities whereas he earned his Bachelors of Science degree in Construction Management. Throughout high school and college, Brian worked a variety of part time and summer jobs in the residential construction industry learning “hands on” how to build quality homes in conjunction with his coursework studies. Brian landed an internship opportunity with a national home builder following his junior year at college and stayed on with them full time full time while finishing his senior year of college and thereafter, from there he endured a 20+ year career with the organization in various roles within the construction and customer care/warranty service departments, prior to joining the Bellepar Homes team.
Brian has a steadfast focus on delivering the upmost highest quality products to his clients while providing the absolute best customer experience possible. Frequent and thorough communication, proactive planning, ensuring the overall success for all the stakeholders involved in a project along with truly valuing each of their contributions and ensuring we “do the right thing” day in and day out, is what Brian is all about.
“A home is generally the largest investment an average consumer will make in their lifetime, it’s their “sanctuary” and to be part of the journey to construct it or transform it into their “perfect dream space” is an absolute privilege and so I’m truly fortunate to have a career that’s so purposeful!”
In his personal time, Brian stays busy with his wife Katie, his two teenage daughters and his bird dog. When he’s not working or spending time with family, Brian enjoys “all things outdoors”, loves to run and is active in the CrossFit community whereas he trains daily, along with occasionally coaching as a CF L1 trainer.
From a young age I watched my father, uncles and grandpa work some form of construction. Every opportunity I had, I would watch, learn, and try to pitch in where they would let me. As I got older I would “borrow” their tools to build anything I could, treehouses, forts, etc. As time went on, I grew a passion for creating things. I enjoy working with my hands and being able to take an idea and make it a reality.
After graduating school, I worked my way through many different fields in the industry, retail management, timber framing, and rough and finish carpentry. Now, as a field technician, I can take a client’s vision and make it their reality. I pride myself on working hard and creating a positive environment and experience for everyone involved. I hope to continue to advance and build homes allowing clients to have their dreams fulfilled.
Three years ago, I decided to move from the sunny California to snowy Minnesota and it was the BEST decision of my life! Here is where I found my beautiful fiancé, Kristina, and started my career as field technician for Bellepar Homes. Since moving I’ve been able to spend so much more quality time with my kids Rylie (six) and Odin (three). Our favorite things to do together are fishing, taking camping trips, and playing with our two dogs Ember and Loki. Since my fiancé doesn’t think two dogs are enough, we also foster through secondhand hounds and dog sit constantly. I’ve gotten used to housing at least five dogs a day.
My passion for construction runs so deep that I do it on my off days. During this past year, my fiancé and I purchased a home and I have been using most of my off time renovating it. Outside of construction, I enjoy spending time with my family camping, fishing, and being outdoors.
I am excited to be a part of the Bellepar family and hope to continue to learn and grow while being an asset to the team.