Meet The Team

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Our Valuable Design Team Members

The Solid Wood Cabinet Company has highly trained designers who utilize state-of-the-art kitchen design software in all of our local showroom. We pride ourselves on being able to offer the best prices, quality cabinets and the best kitchen design in the industry. We have showrooms in Allentown, PA, Harrisburg, PA, Lancaster, PA, Levittown, PA, Plymouth Meeting, PA, Springfield, PA, Warminster, PA, Brick, NJ, Moorestown, NJ, Paramus, NJ and Woodbridge, NJ. Stop by and visit our one of our beautiful showrooms for a free 3D kitchen design!

Allentown, PA Showroom Designers

Tabitha Kardelis
Tabitha KardelisKitchen Designer

Here is a little bit about Tabitha, to give you the confidence to allow her to be your Personal Kitchen Designer!

Tabitha received her Interior Design Degree at Northampton Community College in which she was also the President of the Interior Design Club. Tabitha has been a Professional Designer since 2014 and also a member of ASID (American Society of Interior Design). Through hard work and dedication, she achieved the honor of being a “Presidents Club Member” here at Solid Wood Cabinets!

Tabitha’s goal is to design a functional kitchen as well as create beauty and capture her client’s personality to showcase in their homes. She fabricates imaginative solutions for complex problems and transforms good ideas into great ones. All of her designs are based on up to date research and open dialogue. Tabitha has found this always ensures the most desirable ideas and concepts for your new dream kitchen. She takes pride in the excited and radiant smiles that leave her showroom after a design session. It has been Tabitha’s dream to use her artistic ability to help people feel better and to create beautiful things that matter. Tabitha would like to thank all of her clients for giving her the opportunity to do what she loves to do every day!

Eric Schnell
Eric SchnellKitchen Designer
Eric earned his Bachelor of Architecture degree from Marywood University, upon graduation he worked in an architecture firm for a few years. While working for the firm he gained a great amount of knowledge in the design, documentation, and construction process of both residential and commercial buildings. Although he enjoyed the architectural field, he wanted to focus more on design and in particular kitchen design. Because the kitchen is the heart of most homes, Eric particularly enjoys helping customers create a beautiful and highly efficient space that will enrich the owner’s everyday life. In his free time, Eric enjoys playing with his dog and spending time with family and friends.

Harrisburg, PA Showroom Designers

Jackie Thomas
Jackie ThomasKitchen Designer
Jackie attended The Art Institute of York and received her degree in interior design in 2008. She since has dabbled between working for furniture dealers and designing kitchens, but definitely enjoys kitchen design much more! Jackie loves having a job where she can use her creativity to help her client’s dreams come true. Design has always been an important part of her life, and she regularly is looking for ways to enhance different design elements her my own home. In her spare time, Jackie loves being with her dogs or spending time outdoors.
Jessica Lambert
Jessica LambertKitchen Designer
Jessica comes to Solid Wood Cabinets with a background in accounting and finance, earning her Bachelor’s degree in Accounting at the University of Tennessee. She found her true passion for design while working as an accountant for a general contractor. She began dabbling in the design aspect of construction and started designing new homes in the Nashville, TN area. This gave her a vast knowledge of the construction of a home, as well as what it takes for a home to be beautiful and functional, watching her vision being built from the ground up. After moving to Pennsylvania, she knew she wanted to be a kitchen designer, knowing it is the heart of the home and so many great memories can be made in a kitchen. She has years of experience and is excited to help you design your dream kitchen!

Lancaster, PA Showroom Designers

Debbie Johnson
Debbie JohnsonKitchen Designer
I have been in sales throughout my career. I previously worked in a tile showroom designing kitchens and bathrooms. I also sold custom window treatments. Most recently, I was in advertising sales, but my passion has always been interior/kitchen design. I am so excited to have the opportunity to help others create the kitchens they have always dreamed of! I look forward to designing beautiful kitchens and providing superior customer service to my new clients! I spend most of my free time with my family and my two Morkie dogs, Macy and Chloe.
Nicki Bader
Nicki BaderKitchen Designer
As a Lancaster-based Kitchen Designer for The Solid Wood Cabinet Company, Nicki’s primary goal is to create polished spaces that are functional, friendly and beautiful. Nicki earned her Bachelor’s degree in Communications at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She later continued her studies in Greece and there is when her passion for Interior Design began.

She has designed for both residential and commercial spaces and is excited to focus on Kitchen and Bath design exclusively. You will find that each of Nicki’s design projects speak to her client’s own interests, travels and lifestyle.

Nicki has appeared on The Style Network and her home designs were most recently featured in Central Pennsylvania’s Susquehanna Style magazine. She is also regularly featured in her college alumni magazine and on their social media outlets. Come visit her showroom where she can make the kitchen you have always dreamed of a reality.

Levittown, PA Showroom Designers

Natalia Panczyszyn
Natalia PanczyszynKitchen Designer

Natalia has been with The Solid Wood Cabinet Company since August of 2014. Although she is new to the team, she is no stranger to the kitchen and design industry. Prior to focusing her career on kitchen design and sales, Natalia worked on residential restoration throughout central NJ, as well as commercial and multi-housing design and sales. Natalia has an Associate’s Degree in Fine Arts and continues taking classes at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia to pursue her passions in painting and sculpture.
Darin Chomenko
Darin ChomenkoKitchen Designer
For as long as Darin can remember, he has always gravitated towards creativity and design. As a child, he loved playing with Legos and Tetris making the blocks fit in the best areas. Later in life, he was the big fish in a small pond when it came to art and creativity. As schooling and his education continued, he found himself becoming a smaller fish in a forever growing ocean of life.
Leaving college with a Bachelors’ of Fine Arts and a concentration in Graphic Design, Darin found himself in numerous jobs that always involved art and design. Darin was a graphic designer for Dale Carnegie of Houston, Texas. Lead Designer for a pharmaceutical firm. An art teacher at a private high school in Lawrence, New Jersey where he taught applied arts, art history, intro to painting, drawing and graphic design. Darin also was their Scenic Artist who designed, built, and painted all of the school’s productions for the drama department.
For the past three years, he has been in the kitchen and bath industry. He has designed hundreds of different rooms: kitchens, baths, offices, butler pantries, galley kitchens, wet/dry bars, libraries and more; anything with a cabinet. Darin has experience with standard and fully customizable cabinets, multiple door styles, multiple wood species, glazes, stains and painted finishes. He has always enjoyed a challenge. Darin feels you don’t appreciate winning when there isn’t a competition in the first place. It means more when we have to try and succeed. When things become comfortable, they become normal. Just because something is normal to you, it does not mean it is normal to everyone else.
Tony DeFrank
Tony DeFrankKitchen Designer
Tony’s background comes from spending 39 years in the kitchen and appliance field. He owned and operated a kitchen and appliance store for the past 28 years. Tony is exited to bring his skills and expertise to his new home at Sold Wood Cabinets.
He started out working in his families appliance business as a teenager and has enjoyed helping customers ever since. Upon graduating from Rider University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, he began to pursue his passion for kitchen design. Tony has received numerous kitchen design certifications from various manufacturers including most recently, Solid Wood Cabinets. Tony has worked with home owners, architects, builders, and contractors throughout his career.
Tony has created thousands of beautiful kitchens and has helped his customers in their selection of cabinets, appliances, counters, sinks, and faucets. His knowledge of appliances and kitchen products is extensive and he always stays informed about current trends and innovations in the industry. You can feel confident that Tony will guide you through the entire process of your remodeling project and with so many years of experience, he is sure to find solutions that will fit within your budget.
Tony likes to say: “I’m a people person, and I enjoy the challenge of turning a wish list into a reality”
So bring in your wish list and let him get started on the kitchen of your dreams!

Malina Davis
Malina DavisKitchen Designer
There is art in the environments we live in and this is what drives me as a Designer. I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Interior Design from the Art Institute of Philadelphia. Along the journey, I found my passion specifically in residential design. The kitchen is a room we use every day and designing kitchens for people, allows me to better someone’s every day life. Growing up in South Jersey I’ve experienced the luscious pine barrens, sandy shores, and city life across the bridge. Exploring these various cultures, I can design with a variety of styles and influences in mind. A room is a canvas that limits no medium to develop a relationship between people and their surroundings. A project with me will be exciting and fresh and I look forward to the adventure.
Ben Mehlman
Ben MehlmanKitchen Designer

Ben started with Solid Wood Cabinets in 2014 after many years in the home improvement industry. A graduate of Temple University with a degree in Communications, Ben is also a parent of five (six if you include his Boston Terrier). He enjoys the collaboration of the design process and the enthusiasm of his clients as they see their dream kitchen come together before their eyes. When he’s not in the showroom, Ben can be found at his children’s sporting events, reading a book, or trying a new recipe in his own kitchen. The kitchen is such an important area of the home. There are many important decisions to be made, and the investment is a major one for the average family. Ben says the best compliment a customer can give him is simply that they appreciated the time, effort and patience he afforded them at all times. And that he made it easier to complete than they thought it would be.

Plymouth Meeting, PA Showroom Designers

Patricia “Patty” Mattos
Patricia “Patty” MattosKitchen Designer
Originally from Brazil, Patty is an excellent Interior Designer. She is amazed by kitchens. As they say in Portuguese: “A cozinha é o coração da casa” (The kitchen is the heart of the house). It’s where meals and memories are made. Patty studied interior design in São Paulo/Brazil and Milan/Italy. She worked for several companies in Brazil as a kitchen/closet designer. Details and organization define Patty. She believes design should be a reflection of your own personality and it also needs to have functionality. Patty dedicates her work in making the perfect combination between the client’s personality and the optimum functionality. There’s nothing like seeing your clients walking away happy with a product that is going to enrich their lives!
Cindy Juillet
Cindy JuilletKitchen Designer

I found a home at Solid Wood Cabinets and I am not leaving! Do you want to know why? I’ve been around the block and after getting my college degree in Interior Design, I went to work for a large Philadelphia Real Estate company, where I designed and decorated hotel lobbies, model apartments, and conference rooms. I did this for 10 years but needed more of a challenge. I then accepted a position designing kitchens with a private custom kitchen & granite company. I found my true calling designing kitchens and I followed my dreams working in the design industry. I have been with SWC for over 4 years where I work with great products, excellent corporate support, and a friendly and courteous staff. I have accumulated 15+ years’ experience designing kitchens. I have won numerous awards and I can’t wait to help my new customers, step by step, in designing their dream kitchens.
Jennie Farmer
Jennie FarmerKitchen Designer
Jennie has been designing kitchens since 2000 and has extensive training with an array of different cabinet manufacturers. Over the expanse of her time designing kitchens, she has taken multiple classes for designing Islands, working with trim, making furniture units out of kitchen cabinets, etc. Jennie got started by selling solid wood furniture and transitioned into selling cabinets – she has always felt like she found her calling when she started in this field. Growing up and throughout most of her adult years some of her fondest memories are of the holidays spent cooking in the kitchen with family and friends. “I love helping people and giving them a space to create those amazing memories of their own” she says is the reason why she is not just going to work, she is going to make people happy by helping them obtain their dream kitchen!!

In her free time, Jennie loves to cook and spend time in her own kitchen trying out new recipes for her two children. “I would love to help you bring your dream kitchen to life!!”

Springfield, PA Showroom Designers

Chelsea Miller
Chelsea MillerKitchen Designer
Chelsea earned her bachelor’s degree in Interior Design from the Art Institute of York, Pennsylvania. While in school, she worked at a granite yard, helping to educate and assist customers in their selection of stone. After college, Chelsea designed custom closets providing clients with their dream organization. Although designing closets allowed her to use creativity in realizing her client’s visions, she wanted more. That’s when Chelsea decided she wanted to design kitchens. It was one of her favorite classes in college, and she knew that it was the heart of the home, where everyone seems to always gather in almost every house. Chelsea is now excited to use her education, passion for design, and her commitment to customer satisfaction to make your dream kitchen a reality.

Warminster, PA Showroom Designers

Robert “Bob” Chiarlanza
Robert “Bob” ChiarlanzaKitchen Designer

Bob is one of our top salesmen and has been in the kitchen and bath design industry for over ten years. He is certified by the National Kitchen and Bath Association and has a mechanical engineering degree which translates into functional and balanced designs. Contractors revere him because of his knowledge with all aspects of installation and project management skills. You will not find a more capable and consumer oriented designer.
Donna Solecki-Moschetti
Donna Solecki-MoschettiKitchen Designer
Bonjour! I am a resident of the Philadelphia suburbs for the past 15 years having moved here from Paris, France where I lived and worked for over 10 years. I love fashion and interior design and I have a passion for designing Kitchens and Bathrooms.
I believe that functionality and attention to detail is KEY to a successful design and my goal in designing Kitchens is to ensure I fulfill the desires of my Clients. I have also been on the “other side of the desk” when my husband and I decided to remodel our own kitchen 10 years ago… a very emotional and exciting event – many a happy meal and memory have been made in our Kitchen!
Brad Boorse
Brad BoorseKitchen Designer
Brad joins Solid Wood Cabinets with over 10 years of home improvement experience working in all aspects from construction to design. Previously working in the heating, air conditioning and ventilation design and sales field. He also served 4 years in the United States Marine Corps stationed in Virginia. But when Brad bought a new home that needed a new kitchen he quickly realized that his passion was in the interior design field. When he isn’t at work Brad enjoys the outdoors and mostly fishing on his boat. But most of his free time is spent with his wife Lana and their dachshund Leo.

Brick, NJ Showroom Designers

Teresa Nieves
Teresa NievesKitchen Designer
Teresa has been involved in Graphics first as a Graphic Arts Instructor with all Adobe and CAD Software’s and more recently as a professional kitchen designer. She loves the interaction with her clients, sometimes going to their homes for an expert measure and getting a realistic feel and idea of what the client is looking for. Nothing makes Teresa happier than helping her clients achieve their goals in making one of the most important rooms in a home a success. She wants them to be content when it’s all said and done, on that first morning when they wake up all sleepy and heading for the coffee maker thinking how much they love their new kitchen and that it was all worth it!
Nate Berger
Nate BergerKitchen Designer

Nate’s thorough knowledge of the kitchen industry & signature easy-going style of unsurpassed customer service loves guiding his customers in the process of designing their dream kitchen, and within their budget! Nate is an honorary member of the President’s Club & The Million Dollar Club. Nate has also been the recipient of numerous awards throughout his years at SWCC.

Moorestown, NJ Showroom Designers

Jill Kidd
Jill KiddKitchen Designer

Jill joined Solid Wood Cabinets in 2015 after moving from the Boston area. She has many years of experience in residential design, construction and cabinet design as well as a Bachelor of Architecture from Tulane University. According to Jill, the best part of her job is making each client’s dream kitchen a reality. In her spare time, Jill enjoys spending time outdoors with her family, cooking, and gardening.
Peggy Reese
Peggy ReeseKitchen Designer

Peggy joined Solid Wood Cabinets with creativity, passion, and comprehension derived from her extensive and diverse experience as an interior general contractor, muralist, and fine artist. Her work has been showcased throughout the Philadelphia area as well as on the TV program Extreme Makeover Home Edition. She also holds a B.A. from Rowan University and continues her education by consciously trying to learn and grow from something new every day. She attributes her contagious smile and positive attitude to living a balanced life that includes working hard, spending time with her adoring family, and making time for things she enjoys like sculpting, golfing, surfing, snowboarding and playing ice hockey.
Ira Wechsler
Ira WechslerKitchen Designer

I have worked in the home remolding industry for the past twenty years. I started in the business owning a flooring and tile company in servicing New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland. We focused on three main areas, multi-family housing, commercial contracts, and through our Southern New Jersey showroom retail customers. I then transitioned to a position with a national flooring retailer serving as the installation manager for the Philadelphia region. In addition, I have owned numerous rental properties in Camden NJ and Chester PA. I have been on all sides of remolding business.
Lauren Strain
Lauren StrainKitchen Designer
Lauren has always had an eye for design. She is a graduate from the Art Institute of Philadelphia, and has received her Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Design. When she had her first official kitchen design class during her education, she knew this would be her calling. She is extremely detail oriented and loves the different building blocks in developing a strong kitchen design. Lauren has had multiple opportunities with internships and past experiences in working with clients and bringing her design expertise into their home. She loves taking the clients vision and turning it into reality. Lauren enjoys exploring different parts of Philadelphia, especially Northern Liberties and is in the midst of moving there herself. She is in the process of making big design moves and putting her talents to work in her future home.

Woodbridge, NJ Showroom Designers

Ana Zmuda
Ana ZmudaKitchen Designer

Ana has been working with The Solid Wood Cabinet Company since 2011. She has a degree in interior design from Berkeley College and she has been designing kitchens ever since. Ana has worked with custom, semi-custom, and stock and her greatest joy is showing her clients that YES, they can afford their dream kitchen!!!
Mike Shroeder
Mike Shroeder Kitchen Designer

Mike is a sales professional with years of experience in providing superior customer service. He has spent the last several years in custom design and always goes the extra mile to see that his customers are completely satisfied with the kitchen that has been designed. Mike loves collaborating with his customers to make sure the end result is the kitchen of their dreams!
Ziada Swai
Ziada SwaiKitchen Designer
I have been a kitchen designer for over a decade. I’m passionate about what I do. I graduated with a Bachelors in International Business. I’m naturally a good listener and understand customers’ needs. My joy is seeing a customer happy because I listened, respected them and worked to give them the best solution for their project; that’s in a great design, of quality and within their budget. My roots are in service. My family made it by cultivating grains or by moving into the city to become successful business people. While growing up in Tanzania I picked fresh ripen fruits, peeled several, dried the beans, roasted them and ground my first coffee. I then set up a street stand to sell my 1st dry coffee. It was an exciting experience. As a kitchen designer I have sold kitchens in the USA, Africa and the Caribbean – specifically Bermuda. I’m looking forward to making your dream kitchen come true!
Gracelyn DeLucia
Gracelyn DeLuciaKitchen Designer
It may be Gracelyn’s first year as a designer at Solid Wood Cabinets, but she is no stranger to the interior design industry. Gracelyn has been working as a residential designer for the past 15 years specializing in kitchen and bath design. She has a degree in Interior Design from Brookdale Community College and is also a member of ASID (American Society of Interior Design).
Gracelyn stands apart from the crowd because of her notable creativity and superior skills in communicating with clients. Her remarkable listening skills result in a powerful relationship between designer and client, leading to beyond-satisfactory results shaped to the client’s taste.

Gracelyn’s outward warmth and kindness accompanied by her extraordinary skill in the art of design guarantee a positive design experience as well as exemplary results that will revamp your home and life

Paramus, NJ Showroom Designers

Matt Sharp
Matt SharpKitchen Designer

Matt has been involved in the kitchen business for a number of years. He started as a shop manager without knowing the kitchen business and ran 13 guys in a production shop. There he learned the use of machinery like panel saws, point to point cnc machines as well as thermofoil door making machines. Matt got involved in the fabricating and installation of high end cabinetry shortly after. He has been designing and selling kitchens for many years now. Matt has also imported cabinets from Canada and China. He loves working with people to create the kitchen of their dreams and finds it rewarding when they are completed and look amazing!