Our Team

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


Material Bank Sales Rep

Lisa is an "experience junkie" at heart. While her days consist of helping MB clients, her nights and weekends are spent traveling with her husband and kids in their RV.

Lisa O'Donnell

Inside Sales Representative

Amy is always "seeking" and can find the answer to anything. Not surprisingly, she has a strong passion for treasure hunting including gold, meteorites, arrowheads, fossils, ginseng and old bottles after a rainstorm.

Amy Fry

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

Inside Sales - Richmond

Ashland Faunce

A&D Sales, Atlanta

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

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

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

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

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

Southeast Commercial Sales Manager

Jill Fedie is a designer by trade with a true passion for the industry & all the "tile toys" we offer. When not "playing with tile" she can be found out with friends, cooking something new, or on the yoga mat.

Jill Fedie

DC Metro Commercial Sales Manager

Dad. Tile Connoisseur. Shutterbug. Gym Rat. Wayfarer.

Jim McCourt

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 Representative

Joe is a results-oriented member of our team who takes customer advocacy with the upmost importance. When he's not working he's busy being a family man with his beautiful wife and amazing 4 year old son.

Joe Mathew

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

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

A&D Sales, Orlando

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

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


Sr. Sales Design Consultant

Ginnie is a creative designer - always thinking outside the box. When she's not designing with tile, she's teaching her kids how to bake her "famous" salted chocolate chip cookies! #TileTalkWithGinnie

Ginnie Schielke

Sr. Sales Design Consultant

Interior Design degree-holder Kristen worked for several design firms before working at Architessa the past 17 years. She enjoys traveling with her husband to Europe where she finds design inspiration.

Kristen Howard

Sales Support

Reyna is the heartbeat of the showroom. She has an eye for detail that keeps everything running smoothly. When she is not supporting the showroom, she can be found volunteering or cooking for her family. 

Reyna Bernardini

Sales Design Consultant

With 30+ years of experience in the kitchen & bath industry, Stacey is a wealth of knowledge.  She is a beach baby at heart and shares this affinity with her five grandchildren.

Stacey Alas-Roque


Sales Support

With a bachelors in illustration, Colleen has an eye for color and shape, and will dig down to the tiniest details in a design. When is is not in the showroom, she relaxes by painting and baking bread (which her cat always tries to snag a bite from)!

Colleen Durant

Sales Support & Blog Writer

Connor Williams is a third-year student working remotely from Virginia Commonwealth University, while pursuing a major in PR and a minor in Spanish. Connor can usually be found in the gym or watching basketball!

Connor Williams

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


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

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 Design Consultant

Judi Simon brings her California roots, perspective and vast design experience to her work at Architessa. Between family, friends and work, she's always on the go!

Judi Simon


Sales Design Consultant

Kaitlyn is fashion-forward in her approach to tile design. Outside of work you can catch her bringing her A-Game to a good ole fashioned game night!

Kaitlyn Aboumatar


Sales Support

With a background in media photography, Courtney provides creative insight to the design process and serves as sales support for Alexandria. In her free time you'll find her vintage hunting and getting in touch with her body and mind through yoga.

Courtney Chauncey

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


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

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

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

Marketing Manager

Courtney James is a "creative type" through and through. When she is not managing the Architessa marketing team, you can find her on the local community theatre stage or buried in a sketchbook.

Courtney James

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

Brand & Content Strategist

Elise is a creative professional with a background in English lit and interior design. When Elise is not scheming for Architessa, you can find her at home mixing cocktails and reading books.

Elise Tengan

Customer Service Manager

Eliza Chan when not managing the Architessa customer service team and working to put smiles on her client's faces, she is traveling and exploring different countries.

Eliza Chan

Customer Service Representative

Françoise Bang is a customer service rep who will do anything to reach her goal and make her clients happy. Françoise's work ethic stems from her background as a former track & field athlete.

Françoise Bang

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

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

Graphic Design & Photography Specialist

Thea Persaud is a lover of all things art and design. Outside of the office, she spends her time drawing and collecting old cameras.

Thea Persaud


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



Antwuan Simpson

Regional Warehouse Manager

Chuck Poole is perfectionist with a "can do, will do" attitude. When he is not leading his team in the Warehouse, he can be found outside enjoying the sun!

Chuck Poole

Samples Packer

Chuck Poole Sr.

Logistics Coordinator

Ernest Carlton is the type of person who enjoys interacting with coworkers and clients alike. He also enjoys seeing projects in person when making our clients' deliveries.

Ernest Carlton III

Tile Cutter

Eugenio Garay

Samples Manager

Managing the samples team at Architessa gives Felipe an amplified sense of community and team work. He loves spending time with with his family and volunteering at church. 

Felipe Bassetti-Silva

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

JK is a hard worker who takes pride in everything he does. When he's not leading the night crew, he can be found rooting for the Green Bay 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

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

Product Manager

Laura oversees all product selections and purchasing. As a mother of 3 girls, she spends her free time running kids to dance classes and lessons.

Laura Collins

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 Guevera

Samples Packer

Nichol Jallorina

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

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