About Us

Our Shared Vision and Mission

IIDA Southwest Chapter holds a shared vision and mission that we use as a guide to keep us grounded in our goals, initiatives, and work.


Our vision is to support culture, enhance business value, solve problems, and positively impact the health and well-being of people’s lives through a greater understanding of interior design.



IIDA provides meaningful resources to commercial interior designers, industry partners, educators, design students, and clients, to advance our profession and enhance personal growth and business value. IIDA strives to provide its members’ connectivity, leadership opportunities, education, experience, and trust to continuously add enrichment to the design community and to our profession through Advocacy, Community, Professional Development, and Membership


Our Southwest Chapter and the wider IIDA community are committed to the sustained, intentional, and organized dismantling of racism in all of its forms and instances. We stand to instill meaningful change with regard to diversity, equality, and inclusivity.

Board of Directors


Alyssa Hitt, IIDA

Shepley Bulfinch

President Elect

RoseAnn Linsmeyer, IIDA

Cawley Architects

Past President

Lauren Gonzales, IIDA

Casita & Co., LLC

VP of Communications

Janene Wong-Brehmer, Assoc. IIDA

Goodmans Interior Structures

Director of Web

Tari Wager, Assoc. IIDA


Director of Email

Gretchen Balicoco, Student IIDA

Casita & Co., LLC

Director of Media

Taylor Celaya, Industry IIDA

Atmosphere Commercial Interiors

VP of Membership

Chantel Cote, Industry IIDA


Director of Membership

James Bailey, IIDA


VP of Professional Development

Dani Franklin, IIDA

Krause Interior Architecture, Inc.

Director of Professional Development

Axie Tomasi, IIDA


VP of Advocacy

Aileen Fabella, IIDA


Director of Advocacy


VP of Sponsorship

Barb Garlow, Assoc. IIDA

Forward Tilt

Director of Sponsorship

Mallory Roberts, Assoc. IIDA


VP of Student Affairs

Nathan Korkki, Assoc. IIDA

Ayers Saint Gross

Director of Student Affairs

Kirsten Keane, Assoc. IIDA

Jones Studio

VP of City Centers

Malyn Romero, IIDA

Ferguson Enterprises

Albuquerque City Center Director

Chrystal Taliman, IIDA

SMPC Architects

Las Vegas City Center Director

Julie Orndorff, IIDA

Mayer Fabrics

Phoenix City Center Director

Emilia Raines, Assoc. IIDA

Best Western Hotels and Resorts

Tucson City Center Director

Terry DuBay, Industry IIDA

Southwest Connections

Industry Director

Dan Draper, Industry IIDA

Shaw Contract

Industry Director

Monica Flores-Ruiz, Industry IIDA

Industry Director

Melissa Almquist, Industry IIDA

Plan b Southwest LLC

Chapter Administrator

Stevie Sorensen

Chapter Graphics

Allison Martin

Guiding Light Design

Chapter Accountant

Gordon Yee, CPA