Our award-winning Kitchen and Bath Designers, Product Specialists and the rest of the Mingle Team.
Tricia is a true design expert, dedicated to providing her clients with functional works of art. While studying interior design, Tricia discovered her ultimate passion: specializing in kitchen and bath design.
Tricia’s diverse portfolio reflects her love of design, and clearly showcases the breadth of her talent, which is not limited to any particular style. Artistically driven by her clients’ dreams, each project becomes as unique as the individual who inspires it. Her clients’ high degree of satisfaction is demonstrated by numerous referrals and repeat business.
With more than twenty years of experience, Tricia has won eight prestigious National Kitchen & Bath (NKBA) kitchen design awards (both locally and nationally) and three regional Sub-Zero kitchen design awards. Her work has been featured in a multitude of kitchen design magazines and books, as well as prominent showrooms and Parade homes throughout the area.
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.
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 award-winning design of a budget kitchen in a September, 2017 NKBA chapter competition.
Kitchen and Bath Designer
Clark brings a diverse creative background to Mingle. His experience encompasses kitchen & bath design as well as art direction, graphic design and custom cabinet/furniture design.
After receiving his BFA in design from The Kansas City Art Institute, Clark worked as an advertising art and creative director in Kansas City, San Francisco and Minneapolis.
Clark is excited to continue pursuing his true passion of kitchen and bath design at Mingle. In addition to his design degree, he has studied kitchen and bath design through the National Kitchen and Bath Association, as well as furniture design and fabrication at the North Bennett Street School and Anderson Ranch.
Having renovated three homes of his own (a downtown condo, a classic center-hall colonial, and a mid-century modern ranch), he’s sympathetic to the challenges of home renovation and well versed in a variety of styles.
A careful listener, Clark loves incorporating client dreams into the final design. His background in custom fabrication is beneficial to design solutions that are unique and creative, and he loves geeking out on the details.
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.
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.
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 and Bath Design Assistant
Coleen’s design style is influenced by the many countries in which she has lived, worked, and traveled. She has experience designing a wide range of kitchens: from small to large, and from traditional to contemporary.
With a Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design and a Master’s degree in Psychology, Coleen loves working with people and takes pride in her ability to help clients articulate their lifestyle, define their needs, and express their desires so that she can create the kitchen of their dreams.
Prior to coming to Minnesota, Coleen had “hands on” experience renovating her own home in Seattle. Inspired by this project, she knew that kitchen design was a perfect fit for her talents and interests. In her spare time, Coleen is pursuing her certification as an Associate Kitchen and Bath Designer (AKBD).
Countertop and Tile 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.
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.
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!"