THE KTI TEAM

KIMBERLY TIMMONS-BEUTNER, NCIDQ, ASID, IIDA, NEWH

Principal | Creative Director

 

For the last 30 years Kimberly has been making her mark in the design industry. She founded KTI in 1997 and continues to build upon an exceptional portfolio of work. She encourages her team to create the best possible design solutions and believes great design is in the details.

NIKKI HOLT

Residential | Studio Design Director

 

Nikki began her career as a lighting designer working with home builders and home owners across Colorado before transitioning to an interior design role. She is passionate about sustainable design and strives to promote material choices that are beautiful, functional and responsible.  

SAVANNAH SCHAFER

Interior Merchandising | Studio Design Director

 

Savannah graduated from Arapahoe Community College with an Associates of Applied Science Degree in Interior Design. From starting as an intern just out of college to working her way up to Studio Design Director, her passion for design drives her desire to create fresh, creative, memorable homes.

MARLA-RAE LEWANDOSKI

Commercial & Hospitality | Studio Design Director

 

With 14 years of experience in the Hospitality industry, Marla-Rae has established a vast expertise in hotel design facilitation and execution, for select, full service, and luxury brand properties. With a meticulous eye for detail and precision, Marla-Rae seeks a level of excellence in the work she produces, and is passionate about creating thoughtful, sophisticated spaces that inspire and delight.

KAREN HAVELKA

Director of Procurement | Business Development

 

Having worked in the hospitality and residential development community for the last 15 years, Karen’s background in procurement, project management and business development along with her keen ability to build and cultivate  relationships have enabled Karen to amass a vast network of vendors and clients.

JOCELYN CASTILLO

Interior Merchandising | Design Assistant

 

Jocelyn relocated to Colorado to join her family and that’s when her spark for the design industry was ignited. Once she started assisting on the model team, she couldn’t imagine herself doing anything else. She is planning on earning her degree in design to expand her knowledge and eventually fully participate in the design process.

MATT KNEBEL

Accounting Manager

 

As a graduate from Metropolitan State University of Denver with a Bachelors of Science in Accounting, Matt has extensive accounting experience in wholesale and retail accounting and brings a new level of business analysis to KTI.

STACEY DEASON

Interior Merchandising | Procurement & Operations Manager

 

Stacey interned at KTI while completing her design degree. She quickly found her niche with the Interior Merchandising Team. The best part of her job is purchasing and expediting because it encompasses problem solving, organization & forming relationships with vendors.

MARIAH LATHAM

Merchandising | Interior Designer

 

Mariah received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Architecture and Design in San Francisco. She is a Colorado Native but has also lived in a small town in Iowa, Chicago, San Francisco, and Austin. After living in many places, she enjoys implementing the diverse perspectives and innovative solutions into design.

KAYLA MONAHAN

Procurement Assistant

 

Even early in her life, Kayla always had a knack for developing relationships and making healthy connections personally as well as in business. While her most recent experience lies on the procurement side of hospitality, she also owes much of what she has learned to her past in Sales and Event Planning.

SUSAN ODETTE

Hospitality & Commercial | Interior Designer

 

With a bachelor’s degree in engineering and interior design, Susan has a unique design process from creativity to technicality.

STEPHANIE ALSBERG

Office Administrator | HR Coordinator

 

Stephanie is a University of Denver graduate with a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Psychology. She works hard to help provide administrative and human resource support to the design teams at KTI.

JENNIE SORENSEN

Hospitality & Commercial | Interior Designer

 

After earning a BFA in Interior Design, Jennie decided to pursue hospitality design in New York City. During her six years in NYC, she gained a breadth of experience designing international hospitality projects for well-known hotel brands. Her experience includes hotels, resorts, serviced apartments, restaurants, and spas.

BECCA CLARK

Residential | Senior Interior Designer

 

As a graduate from Colorado State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Design and a Minor in Global and Environmental Sustainability, Becca combined her passion of designing interiors with her love of the natural environment. She has an expansive design background with experience in hospitality, commercial, model home and high-end residential design.

CARTER BRASCH

Residential | Interior Designer

 

With a combined bachelor’s degree in studio art, socio-legal studies, and interior design, Carter’s love of both the creative and the academic gives her a unique design voice. Carter found her place on the KTI family after completing a year-long internship with the company, and now works exclusively on the residential team. 

ABBY EBERHARD

Hospitality & Commercial | Interior Designer

 

After earning a Bachelor’s of Science in Interior Design at Colorado State University, Abby found her way to KTI where she began her career in hospitality design. She has been able to grow as a designer and hone her skills on a multitude of levels by being involved in all aspects of the design process.

EMILY PAYNE

Design Assistant | Interior Merchandising

 

Emily received her Bachelor of Science in Interior Design from The University of Alabama. After graduating, she focused on gaining Project Management and Operations experience within the construction industry to round out her business acumen. Her desire to work with a group of talented designers and further her design career led her to KTI.

KATRIN EPPLER

Staff Accountant

 

After graduating from Metropolitan State University of Denver with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting, Katrin worked for a small public accounting firm. In her position as staff accountant at KTI she now supports the design teams by handling a multitude of financial aspects of the interior design business. 

SYLVE SUGG

Hospitality | Senior Interior Designer

 

As an Interior Designer with 13 years of experience in the industry, Sylve is a creative who believes in the power of beautiful interiors to transform daily life. With an extensive background in hospitality and resorts, Sylve has been the lead designer for many well-known select, full service and luxury brand properties ranging from Hilton, Marriott, Hyatt and IHG.

SPOTSWOOD A.S. PAYNE

Logistics Coordinator

 

Spotswood joined KTI in 2020 as the Logistics Coordinator. He is a man of many hats, but heads the receiving, warehousing, and distribution for installation, etc. His experience in warehousing from his previous employment, has been a welcomed addition to the Interior Merchandising team, as well as the entire office.

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