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, Wayne, PA, Warminster, PA, Brick, NJ, Egg Harbor, 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!

Adam Ziser
Adam ZiserKitchen Designer
Adam graduated from the University of Maryland with degrees in General Business and Finance but soon realized corporate life was not for him. He eventually landed a job with a kitchen cabinet company doing design and found his passion.

Adam has been in the kitchen and bath industry for the last 16 years designing kitchens, baths, outdoor kitchens, offices, entertainment centers, and more. He has been involved in design, fabrication, and installation in both the cabinet and stone industries. Adam has a real passion and takes great pride and joy taking a customer’s ideas and transforming them into a kitchen that not only meets, but exceeds, their expectations both functionally and aesthetically. Stop in and visit Adam and let him turn your ideas into reality.

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 in her own home.

In her spare time, Jackie loves being with her dogs or spending time outdoors.

Taylor Allsup
Taylor AllsupKitchen Designer
Taylor is a Cum Laude graduate from Colorado State University, home to one of the top interior design programs in the nation. There, she was Captain of the Division 1 Women’s Soccer team all while receiving a minor in Business and remaining an active member of the Student Hospitality Network. With a background in both residential and commercial design, Taylor found her way into the Solid Wood Cabinet Company looking to create beautiful and functional kitchens. Taylor loves to cook and entertain for family and friends, and truly understands the impact a great kitchen can have on a home. Her favorite part of being a kitchen designer is creating a space that brings as much joy to her clients as it does for her.
Marshall Cassel
Marshall CasselKitchen Designer
Marshall has worked over 32 years in the kitchen design industry. Over the years he has learned that no two customers and no two kitchens are alike. Marshall has seen many changes in the cabinet industry and he always lets his clients know what will work and what may not work. He is very much looking forward to helping his Solid Wood Cabinets customer with their kitchen needs, and helping them create their dream kitchen that is both functional and affordable.

In his spare time Marshall enjoys visiting civil war battlefields and reading about American history, and also enjoys college football.

Lancaster, PA Showroom Designers

Debbie Johnson
Debbie JohnsonKitchen Designer
Debbie have been in sales throughout her career. She previously worked in a tile showroom designing kitchens and bathrooms. Debbie also sold custom window treatments. Most recently, she was in advertising sales, but her passion has always been interior/kitchen design. Debbie is excited to have the opportunity to help others create the kitchens they have always dreamed of! Debbie looks forward to designing beautiful kitchens and providing superior customer service to all of her new clients!

Debbie spend most of her free time with her family and her two Morkie dogs, Macy and Chloe.

Franklin Ebersole
Franklin EbersoleKitchen Designer
Franklin is a seasoned professional in construction, combining old world craftsmanship with new world innovative ideas.

His Swiss/German roots stem from Lancaster County, PA so he was excited to relocate here in June 2016.

Franklin has been involved in the remodeling/construction industry for 43 years and has worked in all aspects of the profession over the past 4 decades. As a teenager, he started out as a laborer and worked his way up the ladder to Director of Sales & Service
with 2 reputable remodeling firms in the DC Metropolitan area. His skills include but are not limited to construction , woodworking, kitchen & bath design, owning his own successful remodeling company for many years, custom cabinet making, sales management and training.

Franklin enjoys working with customers to design the perfect kitchen that meets their needs, desires, and budget.

His motto is “What your mind can conceive, I can create”. His easy going style allows Solid Wood Cabinets customers to feel comfortable working with him to design their fully functional dream kitchen.

Levittown, PA Showroom Designers

Bernadette Morten
Bernadette MortenShowroom Manager

Bernadette has worked in the residential design and installation business for 15 years most recently focusing on the heart of the home in kitchen design.

“I find tremendous satisfaction working with clients to bring their ideas from concepts through design to completion. Creating a gathering place for their family and friends to meet and share stories, nourishing food and good times.”

Bernadette holds an Associate’s Degree in Architectural and Construction Technology.
She is a member of the Presidents Club Member and Million Dollar Club. Bernadette enjoys reading, running and yoga in her free time.

Natalia Panczyszyn
Natalia PanczyszynKitchen Designer

Natalia has been with The Solid Wood Cabinet Company since August of 2014 and 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.
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.

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!

Plymouth Meeting, PA Showroom Designers

Cindy Juillet
Cindy JuilletKitchen Designer

Cindy found a home at Solid Wood Cabinets and she is am not leaving! Do you want to know why? She’s been around the block and after getting a college degree in Interior Design, she went to work for a large Philadelphia Real Estate company, where she designed and decorated hotel lobbies, model apartments, and conference rooms.

Cindy did this for 10 years but needed more of a challenge. She then accepted a position designing kitchens with a private custom kitchen & granite company. She found her true calling designing kitchens and followed her dreams working in the design industry. She has been with SWC for over 4 years where she work with great products, excellent corporate support, and a friendly and courteous staff. She has accumulated 15+ years’ experience designing kitchens.

Cindy has won numerous awards and can’t wait to help 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!!”

Wayne, 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.

 Jonathan Tolman
Jonathan TolmanKitchen Designer
Jonathan comes to Solid Wood Cabinets, with a passion to create, something that lends itself naturally to home improvement and designs. He prefers to employ creativity, both in his work and leisure, at every opportunity.

Jonathan says, “It really keeps me motivated helping people’s ideas come to life. Frankly, it’s exciting to me.”

In addition to his background in kitchen and bathroom design, he brings with him seven years home improvement experience, including design, construction, and installation, and over ten years of experience in graphic design. Jonathan has a BA in English from Penn State and enjoys reading and writing fiction in his spare time, in addition to writing original piano compositions, and finding ways to amuse his two cats.

Donna Solecki-Moschetti
Donna Solecki-MoschettiKitchen Designer
Bonjour! Donna is a resident of the Philadelphia suburbs for the past 15 years having moved here from Paris, France where she lived and worked for over 10 years. She loves fashion and interior design and has a passion for designing Kitchens and Bathrooms.

She believes that functionality and attention to detail is KEY to a successful design and her goal in designing Kitchens is to ensure that fulfill the desires of her Clients. She has also been on the “other side of the desk” when she and her husband decided to remodel their own kitchen 10 years ago… a very emotional and exciting event – many a happy meal and memory have been made in their Kitchen!

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.
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 Will
Mike WillKitchen Designer
Mike has been working in the kitchen cabinet industry for over 40 years. His experience includes working in every aspect of the industry and his background enables skillful designs. His strong understanding of competitive landscape provides customers with unique remodeling concepts. Mikes training by National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) insures your kitchen design will meet national standards.

Mike spends his time off with his 3 grand children who live with him along with Jessy his youngest daughter and son in law, Mike’s disabled brother Keith also lives there. His beliefs in the strength of family and his caring nature carry over to his customers. He treats his customers like family.

Mike is a veteran and has served his country honorably.

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.

Egg Harbor, 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.
Malina Davis
Malina DavisKitchen Designer
Malina feels there is art in the environments we live in and this is what drives her as a Designer. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Interior Design from the Art Institute of Philadelphia. Along the journey, she found her passion specifically in residential design. The kitchen is a room used every day and designing kitchens for people, allows her to better someone’s every day life.

Having grown up in South Jersey she’s experienced the luscious pine barrens, sandy shores, and city life across the bridge. Exploring these various cultures, she 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 her will be exciting and fresh and she look forward to the adventure.

Joseph Puggi
Joseph PuggiKitchen Designer
Joseph Puggi is new to the Solid Wood Cabinet Company as of this year. He comes to the company with over 20 years of experience in the custom kitchen design trade. His talent for seeking and conceptualizing new beginnings, while collaborating and building on the customers’ vision as just a means to attain the grand completion, is nothing less than his passion for artistic expression. Building relates to both art and life and is dramatically reflected in all aspects of his work.

Joe has experience in every stage of custom kitchen design. He is not only a designer, but has years of experience in cabinet installation and custom carpentry. Joes work is displayed in homes and businesses around the country including casinos in Las Vegas and private residences in Colorado and New Jersey. While designing residential and commercial kitchens and bathrooms, Joe has showcased his creativity for design, color and superior workmanship in an array of design styles.

Moorestown, NJ Showroom Designers

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.

Ira Wechsler
Ira WechslerKitchen Designer

Ira has worked in the home remolding industry for the past twenty years. He started in the business owning a flooring and tile company in servicing New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland. His company focused on three main areas, multi-family housing, commercial contracts, and through our Southern New Jersey showroom retail customers. Ira then transitioned to a position with a national flooring retailer serving as the installation manager for the Philadelphia region. In addition, he has owned numerous rental properties in Camden NJ and Chester PA. He has been on all sides of remodeling business.
Gail Radcliffe
Gail RadcliffeKitchen Designer
Kitchens are hardworking rooms where everything happens. Gail understands that weather the kitchen is an entrepreneur’s command central, the family’s restaurant where everyone flocks, or simply the room where the coffee is, this room needs a thoughtful design approach.

Gail begins each project with a deep understanding of function, infused with layers of aesthetics to build a workroom where dreams become plans, plans become memories and where memories are shared.

With more than ten years of experience designing these multipurpose rooms, Gail has developed strategies for making large kitchens convenient, small kitchen work double duty and quirky rooms transform from awkward to original.

Woodbridge, NJ Showroom Designers

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!
Remya Warrior
Remya WarriorKitchen Designer
Remya Warrior is an avid cook who enjoys cooking for her friends and family. The kitchen is the heart of her home. This led her into specializing in kitchen design. Remya Warrior is an Interior designer with a master’s degree and over 15 years of experience. She is also a speaker and blogger and loves bringing people together. She has been an active member of ASID(American Society of Interior Designers) and WCAA (Window Coverings Association of America).

Remya says, “I was hooked on kitchen design when I realized how the kitchen renovations changed the families I helped. I love bringing people together in a central space & I noticed how my clients were happier overall, cooked more healthy food at home and led better lifestyle.

Nicole Rivers
Nicole RiversKitchen Designer
One of the first questions Nicole asks prospective clients and continually seeks to answer with every project is: What’s the story?

Nicole’s approach to designing and curating spaces is founded on the philosophy that every space tells a story. Her intention is to create captivating, thoughtfully and custom-designed, spaces and cultivate refreshed, and comfortable atmospheres.

Client connection is another essential element to Nicole’s design approach. By listening and engaging with each client she often discover stories and memories that can be incorporated into the project to create a singular design experience.

Nicole’s goal as a designer is not only to create delightfully-curated, well-designed and memorable spaces, but to help guide families through what can sometimes be a maze of daunting tasks related to endeavors like renovations, staging, styling, sourcing and budgeting. As a client, you can expect expert advice, open and consistent communication, from a design professional who will help you navigate and manage your project from start to finish.

Nicole’s formal education includes degrees and studies in the areas of Fashion Merchandising, Interior Architecture and Marketing/Communications. She has spent the last 15 years advising and guiding corporate brands, and families on mid-level and multi-million dollar projects in Real Estate, Sales and Visual Design.

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!
Brittany Lyn
Brittany LynKitchen Designer
Brittany is a certified Kitchen and Bath designer. She studied kitchen and bath design at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh where she is an alumni of Kappi Pi Honor Society and The National Technical Honor Society.

Kitchen design runs in the family for Brittany. She started designing kitchens with her dad when she was only eleven and always had a knack for fixing, building, and creating things. Brittany’s passion for design parallels her creativity and drive. She loves being able to design your dream kitchen using creative and functional design solutions to make a space that is both beautiful and enjoyable to be in.

When she’s not working, Brittany can be found painting, drawing, enjoying time outdoors, and spending time with friends & family. Brittany is known for her customer service, personality, and ease to work with. Visit Brittany at our Paramus location for a one of a kind design experience.