AKBD, Kitchen and Bath Designer
Destined to design, Megan is an expert in creating beautiful spaces. After receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in interior design and a certification in kitchen and bath design, Megan enthusiastically focused her talents on this exciting specialty. Megan has an extensive educational background in design and years of experience in the industry. Inspired by historic architecture and modern elements, her designs are both timeless and innovative. Megan loves collaborating with her clients to find the perfect combination of function and fun. Blend her expertise with her easy going personality, and it’s no wonder clients continue to return to her for their next project.
Megan’s expertise has brought her great success as showcased by her most recent award-winning designs of 1st Place Medium Kitchen and 2nd Place Master Bathroom and Powder Bathroom in the September 2019 NKBA chapter design competition.
Kitchen and Bath Designer
Growing up in the family remodeling business, kitchen and bath design was a natural fit for Claire. She received her Kitchen & Bath Design Certificate in 2013 from Century College and began working at Mingle shortly thereafter. As a way of becoming familiarized with one of Mingle’s cabinetry lines, she entered a design competition that they sponsored – and won!
Since coming to Mingle, she has been honing her skills and developing her own design style. Claire enjoys working on projects inspired by her clients’ individual tastes, blending their style with functional design. She especially appreciates a clean, classic design that stands the test of time.
One of Claire’s many strengths is her expertise in creating life-like renderings that inspire clients and help them see the potential in their projects. Claire skillfully balances her artistic talent with keen attention to detail, providing her clients with valuable support from start to finish.
Claire's talent shines on projects large and small, as showcased by her most recent award-winning designs of 1st Place Large Kitchen and 1st Place Small Kitchen in the September 2019 NKBA chapter design competition.
Kitchen and Bath Designer
Danielle is the third generation of her family to be involved in the design industry. As a small child, she was fascinated by the blueprints that her father brought home from the commercial drywall and plaster company that was founded by her grandfather.
After completing her AAS degree in Interior Design, Danielle continued her studies at the Florence Design Academy in Italy. She loved the vibrant, multi-cultural European environment where all walks of life bring their country’s design style to life. During her studies in Europe, her passion for design was heightened when she realized that the kitchen was truly the heart of the home – and that became her inspiration to take on the NKBA accredited program in Kitchen and Bath Design upon her return to the US.
While Danielle has enjoyed working on projects of all sizes and styles, she feels that the transitional style really resonates with Minnesotans’ tastes, which tend to be grounded in solid, lasting design, with tasteful bits of personality added through hardware, tile, or lighting. Danielle tailors her designs to match her clients’ unique styles.
Danielle is an active committee member in the local chapter of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) and enjoys networking with local remodelers and builders. Her broad appreciation of design and style and her proficiency with CAD design software make her a valuable member of the Mingle team, while her quick smile and vibrant, outgoing personality endear her to her clients.
Kitchen and Bath Designer
Creative, intuitive and detail oriented, Emerson uses his problem solving skills and passion for design to create truly beautiful and functional designs.
Originally from Fargo, North Dakota, Emerson was exposed early on to both creative and technical influences from his graphic design mother and engineer father. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design from University of Minnesota in 2016, and has since focused on kitchen and bath design.
Emerson enjoys complex projects and thinks holistically about the “big picture” while also paying close attention to the details. He loves to create unique and personalized solutions for his clients by giving a contemporary twist to classic design details.
Emerson is a great listener and uses humor to make the design process fun and enjoyable while still informing and keeping the client involved in every step of the process. He is inspired by his clients’ dreams and uses his knowledge and creativity to turn those dreams into reality.
Shawn has been in the Kitchen and Bath industry for over 30 years. While he has designed spaces of every shape, size, and style imaginable, his favorite style is a tasteful mix of rustic and contemporary. Prior to joining Mingle, Shawn spent 17 years doing cabinetry work for various builders and remodelers. He did such a great job for the contractor’s clients that they often had him do their own kitchens!
Clients love working with Shawn because he really gets to know them well. They develop a rapport that starts with the project, but often continues as an enduring friendship. His designs reflect how clients want to feel when they are in the space. He enjoys the challenge of seeing beyond a tired, dated space and envisions the potential for something new and exciting. But there is another important aspect of remodeling: the unique characteristics of the existing house. Shawn’s years of experience allow him to spot potential issues or problems that should be addressed during the remodeling process, ultimately saving his clients time and money.
Danee is a true cabinetry expert with a keen eye for design. Her ability to adapt to various styles allows her to provide unique design solutions for her clients and help them transform their spaces into rooms that they love.
Her bubbly personality makes her easy to work with throughout the design process. She builds lasting relationships with contractors and tradespeople, works with them to ensure the project is done right, and takes care of her clients along the way.
Danee received her Bachelor of Science degree in Interior Design at the University of Nebraska - Kearney. Danee’s design career then took her to Anchorage, AK where she specialized in designing kitchens & bathrooms for 7 years and had several of her design projects published in the Alaska’s Best Kitchen Magazine and a feature in Alaska Home Magazine.
Over the course of her design career, Danee has been an active member of the National Kitchen and Bath Association and was a 2015 NKBA 30 Under 30 recipient, 2016 Best of KBIS Judge, NKBA Southern Californian Chapter’s 2019 Design Contest Judge and 2020 30 Under 30 Judge.
Kitchen and Bath Design Assistant
Leah’s career began in the Event Industry, designing wedding and corporate event décor and working with clients to make their visions a reality. She loved listening to clients, educating them about product options, and finding design solutions that best fit their needs. But, home décor and design was always her true passion. In 2017, she graduated from an NKBA-certified Kitchen and Bath Design program, and was chosen as Student of the Year.
Now a Design Assistant at Mingle, Leah is enthusiastic about merging her past experiences in design and consultation with her growing knowledge of the Kitchen and Bath Industry. While she loves a variety of styles from modern to traditional, her favorite designs tend to be simple, showcasing craftsmanship and high-quality details. Leah’s dedication to both quality designs and customer experiences make her an excellent addition to the Mingle team.
Kitchen & Bath Refresh Specialist
Denise Kozojed brings 24 years of design industry experience to Mingle. Always a true professional, Denise begins each project by listening closely and asking lots of questions. Concepts become coordinated selections that meet her client's goals then exceed their expectations.
Kitchen & Bath Refresh Specialist
Cindy graduated from Auburn University with a Marketing Degree and pursued a career as a highly successful sales professional. A move to Minnesota rekindled her passion for design, and she re-launched herself here at Mingle as a Kitchen and Bath Refresh Specialist. Cindy loves designing classic, modern spaces with fresh, clean lines. She specializes in making an updated space flow seamlessly with the other interiors.
Cindy listens carefully to her customers’ visions and dreams for their space and excels in helping them select the perfect countertops, tile, plumbing, lighting and hardware for their refresh project. She enjoys facilitating each installation and leaves no detail behind. Her joy is complete when she hears how much her clients love their new space. Cindy looks forward to crafting a vision with you and making your dream space a reality.
Social Media & Content Specialist
A lover of the written word, MacKenzie brings 4 years of communications and journalism experience to her role as Social Media and Content Specialist at Mingle. Her previous experience includes working at an advertising and design agency and several editorial positions. In her “spare” time, she expresses her creativity through photography and blogging.
MacKenzie is a great listener and enjoys working alongside Mingle’s talented designers to capture and bring to life the incredible work they do. Inspired by her parents who built their dream retirement home last summer, she loves rustic and cozy designs. She has always had an eye for the industry and could not be more excited to be a part of such a great team.
"Tricia's design experience proved to be invaluable during our kitchen/entry remodel. Her knowledge of cabinet design was impressive!"
"We love our new kitchen and thank Megan and Mingle for their professionalism and guidance. They guided us through the project and thought of every detail from extra trim, lighting and even the paint colors. We highly recommend them!"
"We have had the opportunity to purchase cabinetry through Mingle. Our customers worked well with the staff. The designers are fantastic!"