Executive Committee

  • Kelly Knowles

    Kelly Knowles

    President

  • Jamie Hysell

    Jamie Hysell

    VP/Development

  • Jenny Moore

    Jenny Moore

    Secretary

  • Melissa Garred

    Melissa Garred

    Treasurer

  • Kathryn (Katy) Clark

    Kathryn (Katy) Clark

    Past President

    Kathryn ‘Katy’ Clark is an Interior Designer for B+H Advance Strategy. I have always been passionate that good design i…

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  • Karen Rains

    Karen Rains

    Executive Advisor

    Karen Rains is the National Sales Manager for Pulp Studio, Inc. and an expert in all things glass. I’ve been in the hosp…

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Board of Directors

House of Delegates

  • Jamie Hysell

    Jamie Hysell

    NEWH, Inc. Delegate

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Committee Chair

  • Julia Marks

    Julia Marks

    Scholarship

  • Jennifer Haycox, LEED AP

    Jennifer Haycox, LEED AP

    Continuing Education

    1.How/why did you become involved in NEWH NW? My passion for the Design industry has brought me to this organization. My co…

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  • Denise Durrell Aubin

    Denise Durrell Aubin

    Programming

  • Erin Weiner

    Erin Weiner

    Fundraising

    Tell us about your personal/professional background. I graduated from Harrington College of Design in Chicago in 2012 and wen…

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  • Crystal Davis

    Crystal Davis

    Marketing

    Please select 2-3 questions below and tell us a little about yourself. 1. If you could check into any hotel in the world, wh…

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  • Taylor Vigilia

    Taylor Vigilia

    Social Media

  • Courtney MacLean

    Courtney MacLean

    Publications

  • Jennifer Hayden

    Jennifer Hayden

    Community Service

    Jennifer Hayden is the Commercial Department manager and A&D representative for Pental Granite & Marble in Seattle, WA. After…

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  • Sandra Brumbaugh

    Sandra Brumbaugh

    Committee Development

    1. What do you enjoy doing when you are not at work? I enjoy wandering around (in 50 degree plus, dryish weather) taking pi…

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Kathryn (Katy) Clark

Kathryn (Katy) Clark

Past President

Kathryn ‘Katy’ Clark is an Interior Designer for B+H Advance Strategy.
I have always been passionate that good design is THE driver for great experiences. Thoughtful and detail oriented design guides our interaction with and use of a space, and imparts to us a lasting memory. Hospitality Design excites me as it is the most direct way to engage with a user and create these positive impressions. Considerate, user-driven design can upgrade a date night spot to a special occasion destination or trick my brain into stepping a walk in the park up to a run. I have learned that the most successful end results are achieved through the collaboration of the teams that conceive of and build them. From ownership to general contractors to manufacturers along the way, it is important for designers to establish positive working relationships with everyone involved. Budget may be King, but attitude and perspective provide the counsel that keeps a project true to its vision.

Karen Rains

Karen Rains

Executive Advisor

Karen Rains is the National Sales Manager for Pulp Studio, Inc. and an expert in all things glass.

I’ve been in the hospitality industry for 13 years and it’s flown by! I have a marketing background and ended up in the industry through my husband – an architect by schooling and career rep himself. I’ve lived in Seattle my whole life and really can’t imagine being anywhere but the beautiful Pacific Northwest. San Diego is the only other US city I’ve considered living, however Bucerias Mexico makes a wonderful winter home someday. When I’m not working I’m chasing my kids around, spending time outside as much as I can, and planning my next home renovation project. It’s a horrible addiction.

Kristen Gilchrist

Kristen Gilchrist

Membership

i am the Director of Programming focused on Portland, OR. I help coordinate and facilitate member events in Portland, and also in other areas of our region. I worked in restaurants for 15 years prior to my role at Viridian Wood, so I have a lot of experience planning events and a great understanding of the challenges and intricacies of planning large events with multiple stakeholders. I am also comfortable speaking in front of large groups of people.

Krista  Stevens

Krista Stevens

Fundraising

NEWH NW

Kathryn (Katy) Clark

Kathryn (Katy) Clark

NEWH, Inc. Delegate

Kathryn ‘Katy’ Clark is an Interior Designer for B+H Advance Strategy.
I have always been passionate that good design is THE driver for great experiences. Thoughtful and detail oriented design guides our interaction with and use of a space, and imparts to us a lasting memory. Hospitality Design excites me as it is the most direct way to engage with a user and create these positive impressions. Considerate, user-driven design can upgrade a date night spot to a special occasion destination or trick my brain into stepping a walk in the park up to a run. I have learned that the most successful end results are achieved through the collaboration of the teams that conceive of and build them. From ownership to general contractors to manufacturers along the way, it is important for designers to establish positive working relationships with everyone involved. Budget may be King, but attitude and perspective provide the counsel that keeps a project true to its vision.

Jennifer Haycox, LEED AP

Jennifer Haycox, LEED AP

Continuing Education

1.How/why did you become involved in NEWH NW? My passion for the Design industry has brought me to this organization. My compassion for my design clients, encourages me to be more involved and give back.

2.What are some of your favorite hotels, restaurants, and spaces in the Pacific Northwest? There are so many fabulous places in the northwest, where do I begin? I would have to say, one of my favorite places is this private Bed and Breakfast in Leavenworth,WA. A tranquil town, which reminds me of my travels around Europe.

3.If you could check into any hotel in the world, what would it be? And why? Katslauttan Artic Resort, glass igloos in Finland so I could view the Northern Lights. They are so magical and this place would be unforgettable

4. Tell us about your personal/professional background. My educational background is in biochemistry, however I hold 2 bachelor’s of science degrees from Oregon State University. One in Interior Design, the Second in Housing Studies, which encompasses real estate, construction and urban development.

Erin Weiner

Erin Weiner

Fundraising

Tell us about your personal/professional background. I graduated from Harrington College of Design in Chicago in 2012 and went on to work in a residential multiline showroom doing custom shop drawings. From there I moved to Dallas to work with Purchasing Management International doing purchasing work in the hospitality and gaming industries. Currently I do interior design and purchasing for Noble House Hotels here in Washington.

What is one thing nobody would ever know about you? I held the season record for most penalty minutes one year when I played hockey in high school.

Favorite caffeinated beverage? Ice nonfat white mocha, no whip!

Crystal Davis

Crystal Davis

Marketing

Please select 2-3 questions below and tell us a little about yourself.
1. If you could check into any hotel in the world, what would it be? And why?
If I could check in any hotel in the world I would go to The Giraffe Manor in Kenya. I
have always wanted to travel to Africa and this stay gives you daily interaction with the
wildlife on the property. I love that they combine a once in a lifetime experience with
your overnight stay.
2. What do you enjoy doing when you are not at work?
When I’m not at work I love adventuring with my girl friends. Whether its hiking Oyster
Dome, trying out a new brewery or wandering into unknown shops. I seek new
experiences and making memories with great friends
3. Favorite caffeinated beverage?
I love a foamy flavored cappuccino. They make me feel pampered and fancy.
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Jennifer Hayden

Jennifer Hayden

Community Service

Jennifer Hayden is the Commercial Department manager and A&D representative for Pental Granite & Marble in Seattle, WA. After graduating with a Bachelors of Art in Interior Design from the California State University, Chico in 2006, Jennifer moved to Seattle and began working for Pental G&M. Jennifer has been actively involved in NEWH since 2010 as well a other industry organizations including IIDA, IDCW and ASID (currently Professional development director). This is Jennifer’s second year as NEWH programming (having co-chaired in 2012) and looks forward to the years to come with NEWH.

Sandra Brumbaugh

Sandra Brumbaugh

Committee Development

1. What do you enjoy doing when you are not at work?
I enjoy wandering around (in 50 degree plus, dryish weather) taking pictures.
2. Favorite caffeinated beverage?
My favorite and necessary beverage is a strong cup of black coffee first thing in the morning.
3. What is your favorite book?
“The Broker” by John Grisham … have to go to Italy now because of it.

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