Architessan Core Values

Meet the Architessans!

Architessa is proud of the community of hardworking, dedicated and caring people it employs. What we do wouldn’t be possible if not for the time and effort that everyone puts in, not just in their workday, but volunteering in the community too.

Executive Team


A&D Sales

David has been with Architessa for 11 years and enjoys using his experiences and expertise to better serve his clients. When he's not at work, you can find him at home with his wife, 2 year old son, and (soon to be) newborn daughter.

David Arabe

Internet Sales

Diana Benesh holds a degree in Interior Design and has 10+ years of tile experience at Architessa. When she's not creating beautiful spaces for her clients, she's traveling with her family.

Diana Benesh

A&D Sales, Atlanta

Kymberlee Braselton is a creative innovator discovering new ways to collaborate with the A&D world. When she's not playing with tile, you'll find her exploring the outdoors with her twins.

Kymberlee Braselton

A&D Sales, Atlanta

Brittany has a degree in Interior Design with 5+ years of experience. Brittany has a yellow lab named Klondike who loves going on hikes. In her spare time, she enjoys being with family and dirt-biking on the weekends.

Brittany Budjako

A&D Sales

Joey’s exceptional knowledge of the tile industry and interior design are the predominant forces for his success with Architessa. His personalized attention and dedication to each project results in the highest level of quality and client satisfaction.

Joseph Caponiti

Inside Sales Support

Kimberly DeLay

Inside Sales, Richmond

Ashland Faunce has a B.S. from High Point University in Interior Design, which she uses passionately for her role as Commercial Inside Sales in Richmond. Her favorite thing to do is take trips with her son and puppy to the OBX.

Ashland Faunce

SE Commercial Sales Manager

Jill Fedie runs the SE sales team. She's an adept designer and is passionate about the industry, and the clients we work with to create incredible spaces!  She enjoys cooking, yoga, golf, and her dog Zeus.

Jill Fedie

Inside Sales Manager

Chris Hill has committed the last 10 years with the inside commercial sales team to build a culture of inclusion, collaboration, and responsibility. He enjoys playing competitive soccer with a rec league in Baltimore. 

Chris Hill

Inside Sales Representative

Jake Mathew leaves no stone unturned and is solutions oriented and driven here in commercial sales. Outside of work, he's a tech junkie who loves guitars, cars, and making folks laugh.

Jake Mathew

DC Metro Commercial Sales Manager

Jim has over 20 years of experience managing commercial sales teams and guiding clients. Outside of work he loves photography, travel, golf, peloton, family time and a well-manicured lawn.

Jim McCourt

Inside Sales Representative

Joe Matthew has committed 5+ years as a member of our commercial sales team. Joe is a proud husband and father of 2 boys and brings the same level of commitment, loyalty, and integrity that he has for his family to his team at Architessa.

Joe Matthew

A&D Sales, NOVA

Tia Maxie is determined to win and doesn’t take no for an answer. She is fun-loving, energetic and magnetic. Her children call her the best mom in the universe! 

Tia Maxie

VP of Strategic Accounts & Business Development

Monica Meade

Inside Sales Representative

Andy began in the tile industry working with his brothers as a setter. On the weekends you can find him hiking in the mountains or relaxing on the beach with his girlfriend and his dog Bubba.

Andy Nielson

Material Bank Sales Rep

Lisa O Donnell has supported Architessa for over 20 years as family members and part owner. Currently, she serves as a national commercial sales rep. Her favorite activity is trying new restaurants with clients.

Lisa O'Donnell

Inside Sales Representative

Matthew Ohan inside and out is a "carefree type" person. When he is not providing samples and pricing to our clients for our Atlanta branch, you can find him spending as much time as possible with his family.

Matt Ohan

A&D Sales

Phil is a creative and passionate sales professional. He has over 20 years of commercial interior architectural design experience. He finds rejuvenation through the outdoors.

Phil Purgason

Inside Sales Representative

Xavier was born and raised in Montgomery County and really enjoys his work at Architessa. He is a father of two high energy boys. Loves TV shows, movies and sports (especially baseball!) Health is wealth.

Xavier Rojas

Inside Sales Representative

When not managing projects for the commercial team, Christy enjoys being creative. Anything from painting to crocheting to interior design. You can find her bingeing The Office with her husband, daughter and cats.

Christy Scaljon

A&D Sales, Carolinas

Deborah Webb

Rockville Showroom

Sales Design Consultant

Tara has enjoyed the past 2 years cultivating lasting relationships alongside industry professionals and creating thoughtful home solutions with tile for her clients. Outside of work, she loves hiking trails and wine!

Tara Ardavanis

Sr. Sales Design Consultant

Kristen Howard has committed 19 years to the residential sales dept. She works with designers & builders, who she has built long-term relationships with. In downtime, she travels the world with her husband.

Kristen Howard

Sales Design Consultant

Emily King finds the fun in every project she does. Large or small! When she isn't helping you design your home, you can see her snuggling up to her cat Puma and eating tacos.

Emily King

Sales Design Consultant

Marie turned her passion for interior design and art into a career. Traveling the world and daily nature walks with her family are just a few sources for her design inspiration.

Marie Page

Sales Design Consultant

Rebecca Sirico

Baltimore Showroom

Sales Design Consultant

Dana comes from the construction world and enjoys all things design. During the weekends you can find her at a Hopkins football game or bouncing around Baltimore's hole-in-the-wall bars, restaurants, and music venues.

Dana Omdahl

Washington D.C. Showroom

Sales Design Consultant

JT Christensen loves using natural material with dramatic variation in his projects. He has a feisty schnauzer named Yoshi and is an avid contemporary art museum goer.

JT Christensen

Sales Support

Bruno Feranades

Sales Design Consultant

Desiree McCrorey is a DMV native with an eclectic design sense - loving to mix textures, styles and patterns. When she is not in the showroom, you can find her with her two rottweiler fur babies, Thor and Phoenix.

Desiree McCrorey

Sales Design Consultant

Judi Simon has worked in the design field for many years. Originally from California, she brings creativity & originality to her work. She's a people person who enjoys connecting with clients, friends & family.


Judi Simon

Alexandria Showroom

Sales Support

JamieLachine serves as sales support in Alexandria, VA. She enjoys art, design, and all things tile.

Jaime Lachine

Sales Design Consultant

There is no project too large or too small for Jo-Jo. She is vibrant, very committed to her clients and is a force to be reckoned with. With an eye for fashion, you'll never catch her in the same outfit twice!

Jo-Jo Reyna

Vienna Showroom

Sales Support

Colleen Durant is the sales support for Architessa's Vienna showroom. She is a traditionally trained artist with a degree in Illustration. In her downtime, she enjoys painting, gardening, and rearranging her furniture for a fresh look.

Colleen Durant

Sales Design Consultant

Eric Garcia has worked in Luxury Design for 20 years. When he is not working at Architessa Vienna, you can find him on the local community theater stage or performing arts center.

Eric Garcia

Sr. Sales Design Consultant

Donna Halloran has been in the Real Estate/Construction Industry for 20+ years. She loves guiding her clients to make beautiful choices. In her spare time she loves hiking, reading, and shopping.

Donna Halloran

Sr. Sales Design Consultant

Marianna loves working with clients spending a lot of time designing beautiful areas in their homes. When she is not in the showroom she does yoga, reads a lot and cooks delicious meals for her family!

Marianna Ouzdanova

Richmond Showroom

Sales Design Consultant

Kate Van Cleef brings a long history of customer-centered care to the residential sales team. She enjoys trivia, board games, and watching movies with her cats.

Kate Van Cleef


Customer Service Manager

Eliza Chan has been with Architessa for over 5 years and built the CS team based on our 4 core values. She enjoys downtime when possible with an energetic and active 12-month-old.

Eliza Chan

Commercial CS Rep

Steve Gibbs

Customer Service Representative, Residential

Denise is an Army Veteran that has been with Architessa for over 10 years. Very dependable and always there when you need her. 

Denise Grullon

Residential Sales Manager

With 20+ years experience in the design/flooring industry, Kimberly has seen it all. She is usually watching scary movies or the Washington Capitals with her fur-babies and spending quality time at local vineyards with her husband.

Kimberly Hubert-Mejia

Marketing Manager

Courtney James champions marketing efforts by keeping the website running smoothly and leading creative content as Architessa’s Marketing Manager. She spends her free time performing in local community theatre productions.

Courtney James

Marketing Specialist

Austin is the newest addition to the marketing team, and appreciates thoughtful design. Out of the office, he is a dedicated husband and avid car enthusiast.

Austin Meyer

Customer Service Representative

Nisha Mills

Accounts Payable Specialist

Bonnie Perry is the charitable type who gives to those in need. When not working as AP Specialist at Architessa she enjoys museums, volunteering and watching Lifetime movie marathons.


Bonnie Perry

Graphic Design & Marketing Specialist

Alexia is a lover of all things art. Fitting to her role in the marketing team, she strives to incorporate creativity into all things produced.

Alexia Rios

Marketing & Merchandising Director

Julie Taury has spent two decades in the tile industry, building an unparalleled skill set to navigate it's many unpredictable surprises.  She's a coffee enthusiast who enjoys the outdoors, and resides in NZ.

Julie Taury


Yassin Tucker loves everything Faith, Family, Fashion and Formula. She can be found dabbling in any of the 4 “F’s” outside of her role as a controller and manager of the Accounting department.

Yassin Tucker

Collections Accountant

Anthony Vincente is the patient type and loves to help others. When not collecting money for Architessa he enjoys traveling, shopping and watching good movies.

Anthony Vincente

Staff Accountant

JJ Wang is an ace accountant at Architessa. He is always eager to assist clients with any questions about their orders.

JJ Wang


Logistics Coordinator

Ernest Carlton always enjoys working with clients and coworkers alike! As our samples fulfillment manager, he takes great joy in getting our clients their desired samples quickly and correctly.

Ernest Carlton III

Warehouse Counter Sales

Christian Cerrate is very proud of the monthly goals that his department has recently achieved. When outside the workplace, you can find him with friends, talking about sports, gaming, or doing college homework.

Christian Cerrate

Product Manager

Laura Collins has lived in the tile world for almost 20 years with Architessa, wearing every hat imaginable. She currently steers the helm of our product team, but her favorite role is wife and mom of 3 daughters with one crazy pup tagging along.

Laura Collins

Purchasing Agent

Kris Conti has decades of experience working in the tile industry. She is a strong believer in the power of positive thinking.

Kris Conti

Tile Cutter

Eugenio Garay

Samples Production Director

Abraham Garcia is the sample production director, and is committed to developing new ways to get samples to our customers efficiently. Out of the office, he’s a photographer who loves sports and hiking.

Abraham Garcia

Merchandising & Warehouse Counter

Milton Guevara likes working in the warehouse serving customers. During the week he is going to our showrooms making sure he meets their samples needs.

Milton Guevara

Samples Packer

Nichol Jallorina

Product Fulfillment Specialist

Jankuba J.K. Kromah has worked in the Baltimore warehouse for the past 5 years as a product fulfillment associate. He enjoys traveling, spending time with friends, and rooting for the Packers.

Jankuba "JK" Kromah

Warehouse Counter

Jose is a very helpful person. When he's not at the service desk, he's assisting the customers in the warehouse.

Jose Lazo

CDL Driver

Tilarbe Ouadja

Regional Warehouse Manager

Chuck Poole has been with Architessa since 2016. He started as the samples dept. manager and advanced to the regional warehouse manager. He enjoys all DMV sports and quality lawn care.

Chuck Poole

Samples Packer

Chuck Poole Sr.

Stock Purchasing Assistant

Craig Rowin


Katie Steuernagle

Product Fulfillment Specialist

Lauren loves hanging out with her pup Theo and spending as much time outdoors as possible.

Lauren Thomas

Warehouse Receiver

Howard Williams is a fun, happy, loving person. When he's not at work, you can catch him home playing videogames or spending time with friends and family.

Howard Williams

Product Fulfillment Specialist

Tavon is a self-motivated, hard working guy. When he's not working, he's at home spending time with his family.

Tavon Wooten

Giving Back