In November of 2013 it was announced in a press release that I was selected as one of the 30 industry professionals under the age of 30 that would receive recognition for my work in the field of kitchen and bath. Being named as one of the 30 representatives selected from nominations received from all over the United States and Canada was and continues to be an incredible honor and source of pride.
My fellow "30's" as we so admirably call each other have become amazing sources of inspiration and support. We have created an ever growing network of communal advice and group problem solving, and undoubtedly, amazing lifelong friendships.
The experience brought 3 groups of 10 individuals that stretched from the farthest coast lines of the US and Canada to create interactive and informative presentations on topics relevant and impactful to the kitchen and bath community. Leadership, planning along with team building and patience was exercised to the extreme to create evocative and creative presentations to present to a full audience at the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show in Las Vegas Nevada in early 2014.
This is a group that continues to be near and dear to my heart and I have had the pleasure of continuing to work with the NKBA on the 30 under 30 program nearly in the years that have followed my own personal experience.