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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
Tabitha has her degree in Interior Design from Northampton Community College. Straight out of school, she worked for a furniture company and designed wood furniture, which then lead her to designing Solid Wood Cabinet kitchens. Tabitha’s nationality is Italian, so her family has always taught her the importance of the kitchen. Food is what brings families and friends together and is why the kitchen is often called “the heart of the home”. Tabitha feels so honored to have the opportunity to design such an important room and create the kitchen of her customer’s dreams. In her free time, Tabitha likes to surround herself with family and friends and be outdoors as much as possible to go fishing and hunting.
David Diaz
David DiazKitchen Designer
David earned his Interior Design Degree from the Art Institute of Philadelphia. He has always been passionate about residential design. After design school, he had the privilege of working as a Market Representative for Cambria in New York City. He gained extensive knowledge about countertop materials and had the opportunity to work with architects, builders and interior designers. He also had the chance to work with HGTV’s Vern Yip on his Manhattan apartment for the HGTV Magazine. David loves to incorporate creative solutions to minimize wasted space while creating an environment that fits the needs of the homeowner. He believes that the perfect kitchen is one that is functional and emulates the characteristics and culture of the family in it. This is why the kitchen is often referred to the heart of the home. When he isn’t designing kitchens, David enjoys eating out and taking day trips to explore new places with friends and family.
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.
Melissa Herren
Melissa HerrenKitchen Designer
Melissa have tons of years of experience in the construction/remodeling industry and most of which has been spent in kitchen design. She started her career in general construction doing all the heavy labor, building schools and post offices for the government, moving from there into the office to learn all about blue prints, surveying land and etc. Melissa went to Home depot for a part time job and got recruited because of her background to be a kitchen designer. They sent her to Home Depot University for 6 months to learn 20/20 kitchen design and all aspects of design, from there she went into being an independent contractor focusing on designing for high end homes in Reno, NV, Austin, Texas and Phoenix, AZ. Melissa traveled and enjoyed building her business. She worked hand and hand with a custom granite company in Los Angeles, CA traveling there on a monthly basis to pick custom granite for her clients. She returned back home to PA to open her own construction company with her twin sister and they ran that for over 5 years doing brand new construction, remodeling, additions etc, where she often found herself in the field missing the hard labor part and from time to time she would help her guys install kitchen and bathroom cabinetry. After, Melissa moved to NY into more of an executive position as District Manager helping to grow her teams and motive them to be future executives like herself. Missing the action again and interacting with the public, she now finds herself very excited to be working for The Solid Wood Cabinets Company. You can rest assured that when you work with Melissa and all of her experience, she knows how to design and actually knows how the installs are supposed to be done. Customer Service is number one for her and making sure that all the details are in place up front makes for an easy transition from conception through design to the install. In Melissa’s spare time she loves to do photography and spend time outdoors with her 3 puppies Marley, Tucker and Gracie! Making your dreams come true is what she does best! You dream it and Melissa will design it!

Lancaster, PA Showroom Designers

Tim Cranmer
Tim CranmerKitchen Designer
Tim comes to Solid Wood Cabinets with an extensive knowledge of all things “home” related. He has helped remodel some of the most beautiful houses in Lancaster City and surrounding areas. His expertise in such areas makes him a prominent resource to those that know him or even those that have just met him. Tim has spent years teaching at local area Vocational Technology Schools which goes to show you that he indeed has a heart for making dreams come true for those he comes in contact with. Tim has a desire to complete the seemingly impossible, and find a way to make it work. In his free time, Tim enjoys fishing with his wife off the coast of any beach. Tim has two grown children (and daughter-in-law) that he loves dearly and spends countless hours helping with their own home needs.
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.

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.
Bernadette Morten
Bernadette MortenKitchen Designer
Bernadette was born and raised in London, England. Whist traveling in the States she met her future husband and is now the mother of six amazing children whose adventures have made her grow in many diverse and imaginative ways. Bernadette’s love of design and construction led her back to school where she took a degree in Architecture and Construction Technology. Bernadette strives to personalize each of her clients kitchen designs to make them both functional and beautiful. Bernadette thoroughly enjoys her work, loves reading, running, and yoga. Not to mention a good laugh!
Robert Moskowitz
Robert MoskowitzKitchen Designer
Although Robert is new to The Solid Wood Cabinet Company, he brings many years of experience in residential design and kitchen & bath renovation to the team. Robert has expertise in both space planning and functionality, and strives to make each kitchen a unique design that reflects the needs and tastes of his customers. Expect your kitchen renovation planning to be fun and enjoyable, and plan to have Robert stop by for a glass of wine when your dream kitchen is complete!
Shawn Maxwell
Shawn MaxwellKitchen Designer
I am very passionate about creating a home that reflects the personality of its residence. I first started decorating homes and as my passion grew, I went for my degree in Residential Design at the Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale. I later continued on to earn a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design from the same school. Working in private residence throughout Miami, Ft. Lauderdale and the Caribbean, I developed an interest in kitchen and bath which lead me to a job at The Home Depot. There I fine-tuned my niche as a kitchen designer. Spending a lot of my off time cooking and entertaining, I am dedicated to creating kitchens that reflect the needs of the specific family. Whether it is an individual, young family or transitional families; the configurations are endless. But one thing remains fundamental… “The Kitchen is the heart of the home”, and as such it must be designed so it functions appropriately for the entire family! Selling kitchens is the appetizer; the main course is the relationships you build through customer service as you work with the customer to the completion of the project.
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.

Plymouth Meeting, PA Showroom Designers

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.
Cindy Juillet
Cindy JuilletKitchen Designer
Cindy has learned a lot of patience, creativity and knowledge being a kitchen designer. She graduated from college with a degree in Interior Design. Cindy has been happily married for 35 years, has two grown daughters, and just became a grandmother for the first time!

Springfield, PA Showroom Designers

Ambra Hyman
Ambra HymanKitchen Designer
Ambra joined Solid Wood Cabinets in July 2015, after working predominately in kitchen and bath industry in the Greater Philadelphia Area. She earned a master’s degree from Drexel University in Interior Architecture and Design. Ambra feels most rewarded being able to execute a client’s ideas and style into their dream kitchen. Her passion for design and connecting with clients is evident throughout her work. Ambra is enthusiastic to be a part of Solid Wood Cabinets and is looking forward to designing dream kitchens for her clients.
James Taylor
James TaylorKitchen Designer
James has been in the design and customer service world for years. Currently, he is finishing his degree in Computer Science. Knowing that providing world class service was important to him, he always worked within the community in which he lived. James is an avid Philadelphia sports fan but believes to each his own. Coming before his passion of design and sports, James is a true family man. He has a daughter of 11 and is close to the best time of a father’s life, high school. Supporting a family and watching in pain as each Philly team misses the playoffs, James will continue to provide the community of Springfield top level service and dream kitchens!

Warminster, PA Showroom Designers

Robert “Bob” Chiarlanza
Robert “Bob” ChiarlanzaKitchen Designer
Bob, although he has only been with SWC since September of 2014, has been in the kitchen and design industry for years. He previously worked for Lowes in Bensalem. Bob is certified by the National Kitchen and Bath Association and has an engineering degree. His designs are functional and balanced. Contractors revere him because of his knowledge with all aspects of installation. You’ll normally find Bob on a golf course or down Atlantic City fishing… or maybe in a casino!
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!
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!

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.
Inge Lawyer
Inge LawyerKitchen Designer
Inge is a Graduate of The School Of Visual Arts with a BFA in Interior Design. She was on the Deans List, received the best thesis award and won the IIDA NYC student chapter design award for three consecutive years. Inge has worked as an interior designer in Manhattan focusing on high end residential projects as well as multi-unit dwellings in Boston for corporate residential and hospitality clients. She also has experience with Disney cruise ships, Westin hotels and in Philadelphia working on corporate and hospitality design. Inge is a coauthor for a craft and DIY blog called Nutmeg Creative Café and a participant and past winner of the Fab Furniture Flipping Contest © Inge was featured in the Courier Post this past January for her Nordic themed craft at this year’s Philly Home Show. When Inge is not working, writing, crafting, blogging etc. she enjoys walking with her son Ryder and her chocolate lab Teddy Bear.

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!
Anthony Maffei
Anthony MaffeiKitchen Designer
I have been designing kitchens for over 20 years and remain very passionate about It. There is not another career where you can see your vision for a customer’s kitchen go from design to completion and know you made that happen. I like the unique challenge of being able give a customer a custom look within a limited budget. I enjoy family time with wife of 25 years and 3 children , cooking and coaching my daughter’s softball team for 12 years.
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!

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!