Retail Observer

December 2021

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RETAILOBSERVER.COM DECEMBER 2021 38 R I S I N G S T A R S N K B A ' S T H I R T Y U N D E R 3 0 THE NKBA NAMES ITS THIRTY UNDER 30 CLASS OF 2021 Honorees include manufacturers, designers and showroom specialists T H E N AT I O N A L K I TC H E N & B AT H AS S O C I AT I O N ( N K B A ) H AS R E V E A LE D I TS T H I R T Y U N D E R 3 0 C L AS S O F 2 0 2 2 . T H E P R E ST I G I O U S P R O G R A M , N OW I N I TS 1 0 T H Y E A R , R E C O G N I Z E S TA LE N T E D K I TC H E N A N D B AT H P R O F E S S I O N A LS U N D E R T H E AG E O F 3 0 . • DARLA DUNCAN — DESIGNER Prime Cabinetry, Kennesaw, GA • HANNAH GUILFORD — DESIGNER & CEO Heart & Hammer Homes, Fryeburg, ME; New England Chapter • CARA HANSEN — OWNER & PRINCIPAL DESIGNER Triple Dot Design Studio, Vancouver, BC, Canada; British Columbia Chapter • JESSE JARRETT — SENIOR DESIGNER Jarrett Design LLC, Emmaus, PA; Susquehanna Valley Chapter • JESSICA BOLLES — KITCHEN & BATH DESIGNER Oasis Showroom/APR Supply, York, PA; Susquehanna Valley Chapter • MICHAEL BOONE — CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER Green Forest Cabinetry, Chesapeake, VA; Virginia State Chapter • ANDREW CONVERSE — NATIONAL ACCOUNT MANAGER Moen, Cleveland, OH • ALEX DICKSON — SALES/SHOWROOM MANAGER PK Brand Management, Kelowna, BC, Canada; British Columbia Chapter E ach year's class comprises rising leaders across the industry and is widely regarded as the go-to program for the brightest young stars working in kitchen and bath design, sales, manufacturing and remodeling. Nominees were evaluated on the basis of their career or educational achievements, commitment to excellence in the kitchen and bath industry and leadership within their organizations. "This is the 10th class in the program's history, and it's been so inspiring to see how much these rising young stars have accomplished in their careers," said Bill Darcy, NKBA CEO. "We are proud to celebrate them and to provide opportunities to nurture them and help them grow in our industry. I know their future is bright." THE 2022 CLASS, ALONG WITH THEIR COMPANIES AND NKBA CHAPTER AFFILIATION WHERE APPLICABLE, INCLUDE:

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