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.

Lancaster, PA Showroom Designers

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.

Kat Cox
Kat CoxKitchen Designer
With more than 10 years in the industry, Kat has worked as both a commercial and a residential interior designer. She has degrees in psychology and interior design, and is a certified kitchen designer.

Kat’s design theory is to combine smart design with beauty. She draws inspiration from architecture, art, and her family. As a busy working mom, Kat understands the practical aspect to the flow of a kitchen and the home. A kitchen must be functional for a family and its ever changing needs. Blending her client’s ideas with her own expertise, Kat creates spaces which reflect the personal style of her customers.

When Kat isn’t designing kitchens, she spends her time exploring with her gorgeous husband and two little boys.

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.

Tracy Hansen
Tracy HansenKitchen Designer
Tracy is an interior design whiz with more than 20 years of experience in the field. Following an apprenticeship with an interior designer in high school, she realized she loved the art of making a home beautiful and wanted to pursue it further. She takes great joy and satisfaction in the art of creating, and constantly strives to think outside the normal to create a space the client loves. Tracy believes in the power of home improvement as a way to improve the functionality of the house as well as boost the client’s mood. She believes in having an open dialogue with her clients in order to give them a stylish kitchen that’s all their own, infusing their personal style with her expertise. Her attention to detail and boundless creativity give her the ability to create designs that are fresh, timeless, and sure to please. When she is not designing kitchens, Tracy can be found sewing and doing home improvement projects in her own home, which features a colorful Latin-inspired kitchen and a board game themed dining room!

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.

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.
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

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.

Sandy Bergstrom
Sandy BergstromKitchen Designer
Sandy Bergstrom is a college graduate of The Art Institute of Atlanta, with a distinguished degree in Interior Design. During her sophomore year of high school, Sandy participated in a summer internship program for Interior Design at The Art Institute of Philadelphia, and she was hooked!

After college, she moved home to Philly, and began her impressive over 30 year career in Interior Design. Her first job out of school was as an account manager for a Knoll International Systems Furniture company. She continued her education by learning and working on Auto CADD for her custom designs. Having gained valuable experience in this industry, Sandy became a store designer and planner for Strawbridge & Clothier Department stores, in which she utilized these attributes for the company. When the May company took over Strawbridge and Clothier, Sandy joined her husband in the Custom Window Treatment Business, which she owned and operated and for over 22 years.

Now being part of the team at Solid Wood Cabinets has been the most enjoyable for her. Having the opportunity to combine her sales experience with her design and drawing abilities enables Sandy to enjoy the best of both worlds. She truly enjoys getting to know and assisting her clients, both on a personal level and helping them with their kitchen design projects.

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.
Denise Wynters
Denise WyntersKitchen Designer
Denise is a Villanova grad with a business degree. After graduating, she decided to put her degree to good use and started her own home painting business, which she owned and operated for five years. Home painting fulfilled her love of home improvement while using her business smarts. The painting business led her into multi-family property management, in which she had to design and plan kitchen and bath renovations for many different types of spaces. She realized she not only had a knack for interior design, but she was passionate about it as well!

Since then, she has transitioned into residential kitchen design and has collaborated with hundreds of clients, all with different kitchens and different needs. She prides herself on her ability to create kitchens that are as functional as they are beautiful, unique to the needs and lifestyle of her customers. She values a kitchen with style that lasts, ensuring that her customers are satisfied with their kitchen for years to come.

Outside of work, Denise can be found working on personal home improvement projects, volunteering with an animal rescue organization, and enjoying the outdoors with her two rescue dogs.

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!
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.

Jessica Parker
Jessica ParkerKitchen Designer
Jessica’s previous interior design experience has helped her discover her “niche” and passion in kitchen design. She will be graduating with an interior design degree this coming May of 2019. As a board member for the Interior Design Student Association at her current school, she has always stayed involved and made it a priority to research new advancements and trends in design. Throughout her experience she has become CAD (computer aid design and drafting) certified to understand construction and construction documents. You can be assured that she will be helpful and knowledgeable throughout your entire project!

Design has always been her escape and her way to eagerly await new innovations. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family at the beach or camping.

Jenny Santiago
Jenny SantiagoKitchen Designer
I’ve been in the design world for almost 20 years. I have a degree in Architecture and Interior Design as well. I specialized in my whole career in designing kitchen and bathroom and I am very passionate when it comes to my profession and family goals. It’s been my pride to help my customers build their dream kitchen and make sure I listen to every detail that they wanted to fulfill and accomplish. I devote my time as I value the time of my customer. I always want to share my knowledge and experience with them because I believe that Kitchen and Bath are only done once, and educating my customer will save them time and money and we all can create a better design and see it build.

I always tell myself “if I can only buy time I would do it!” I feel like helping people is never ending. I can’t explain the happiness and joy of my customer when they see their kitchen or bath done and ready for them. How thankful they are that someone can help them achieve their dream.

I don’t believe in competition, for me, as long as I gave in my best in everything that I do, I will consider myself a winner! It is always been my goal not to give up until it works and proven. One thing that escalates me in what I do is when I have a great team to work with.

My dad is my best mentor, when I was growing up, he always say “Learning is a continuing process.” I always make sure I update myself and improve every day to serve my customers as best as I can. I can say, being enthusiastic and having the right attitude will bring you all the way up there!

Paramus, NJ Showroom Designers

Corey Harris
Corey HarrisKitchen Designer
Corey is a jovial spirit with a serious passion for design. As a Certified Kitchen & Bath Designer, Corey has the know-how to design beautiful 3D kitchens for any type of client. He has more than 20 years of experience in the industry, and his expertise spans furniture, area rugs, and tile, as well as kitchen and bath design and installation. An intimate knowledge of both the design and the installation of a great kitchen makes him a great designer and a valuable resource for customers.

Corey’s design philosophy is to create timeless living spaces that continue to please year after year. For him, the ability to use his creativity to forge memorable moments in his client’s lives brings him joy. When working with customers, Corey promotes an atmosphere where the customer feels free to ask questions. His deep knowledge of the industry allows him to answer any question the client may have. He believes that, “There isn’t a question that cannot be asked. Therefore, there isn’t a question that cannot be answered.”

Outside of work, Corey loves fishing, music, and coaching youth sports.

Dena Colao
Dena ColaoKitchen Designer
Dena is an experienced designer who has designed hundreds of kitchens in her 20 years in the industry. The County College of Morris graduate is a Jersey girl at heart who was in the Honors society in college as well as Phi Theta Kappa. Her interest in design started young, as she attended art and antique shows with her parents and developed a love of the arts. She kicked off her design career at home, helping her mom decorate the house, and quickly grew that love into a fully-fledged career.

Dena takes pride in seeing a kitchen design come to life, bringing joy and delight to her customers. She is passionate about her work and feels the design industry is where she was meant to be. When working with customers, her goal is to put them at ease, ultimately giving them a design that is both functional and beautiful. Given her experience in the industry and expertise in the design process, it’s easy to see why her customers are confident in her work. “The kitchen is the heart of the home,” she says, “and each family’s tells a unique story.” Helping her customers tell that story is what brings her the utmost satisfaction in her career.

When not designing kitchens, Dena can be found reading, playing with her Pomeranian puppies, touring wineries, or attending concerts and festivals.