The Closet Works Design Team
Meet our exceptional and experienced team of Designers who are ready to craft your perfectly organized space!
Starting with The Closet Works in 1995 as an outside consultant, Barry officially joined the team as the production coordinator the following year. When a Design Consultant position became available 1998, he jumped at the chance to make the transition. Meeting with clients, getting to discuss their needs and desires for a specific space and then delivering something designed just for them is what he enjoys most. The ability to create order from chaos and to produce a finished product with care taken to make it both attractive and functional is a pleasure. Of his tenure, Barry says,” The Closet Works cares deeply about both its customers and its employees. That’s why a good number of the employees have been here for over 20 years. That’s why I’ve been here for over 20 years.”
As a Designer with The Closet Works, Gaye is always honored to be a part of a home project, whether it’s updating a space, a renovation or new construction. She has been in the industry for 12 years – 9 years working with residential customers and 3 additional years concentrating on commercial design. The combination of a Fashion Merchandising degree, being highly detailed and organized, and continued interest in the fashion industry, has given her the expertise to listen, collaborate and achieve clients’ goals. She loves to give every project the “WOW” factor in line with a customer’s desires and budget – whether it be lighting, custom mirrors, chic hardware or contrasting materials. She loves that each project, from simple to elaborate, is unique and her goal is that the finished product fulfill her client’s vision.
Jennifer has been a Designer with The Closet Works for nearly two years. But first – she was a customer. She was introduced to The Closet Works over 15 years ago and has never looked back. Jennifer enjoys meeting her clients and reviewing their storage needs. Having the opportunity to collaborate on designs with her clients brings a better understanding to the desired wants and needs to a project. Jennifer has an eye for design and color and her attention to detail will make sure that all of your items have somewhere neatly to go and it will be both beautiful and utilitarian. As a wife and mother, she understands how busy your life is and will make sure a design functions exactly how the customer desires. The most important thing to her is your happiness!
A Montgomery County native, Jennifer grew up in Plymouth Meeting (PWHS), began her professional career as a high school Social Studies teacher and then spent 12 years specializing in international luxury travel. In 2016, Jennifer joined The Closet Works’ design team. Since then, her work has been featured in online publications highlighting customer stories, designs and finishes. Her style is to engage with customers in a personal way and carefully listen to their budget, needs and desires. She puts her expertise into designing the most efficient, functional and attractive use of the space whether a closet, home office, garage, pantry or hobby room. Each customer is cared for as a fellow mom, a brother, neighbor or parent in her desire to deliver the best solutions and organize space to alleviate daily anxiety.
Jill started as a custom closet designer in 2015 as her second career after working in Human Resources and the staffing industry for over 20 years. A few years after beginning her new career, she actively sought out a company that offers more options than any other closet company in the area and found The Closet Works in 2017. The rest is history. She enjoys working with customers to address their organization needs and find solutions that are not only functional but beautiful. She enjoys all types of projects she has an opportunity to design including closets, office/workspaces, dry bars, laundry rooms, media units, and bedroom wardrobes/dressers and more. There is essentially nothing she doesn’t like creating! She feels that the time and attention our team puts into each and every project is what has made us successful for 30 years.
An experienced interior and landscape designer with a fine arts education from Tisch School of the Arts at NYU and SMFA at Tufts, Boston, Kyle is a new and valuable addition to the design team. Working for years as a Certified Professional Organizer allows her to understand organizational needs and obstacles and how to solve them. She works closely with her clients to understand their vision, their space, their ideas, and their stylistic preferences. Her designs emphasize clean lines and strong geometry, working well in a range of contemporary, art deco and rustic design styles. Her goal is always to exceed expectations, leaving customers ecstatic about their completed project and dreaming about the possibilities for the next.
Michael has been a woodworker and furniture designer for 30 years. He is a graduate of the University of the Arts in Philadelphia as well as the Rhode Island School of Design. He has designed residential and office furniture, architectural millwork, built-ins and cabinetry, store fixtures and architectural models. He is a designer but also a maker; one of his woven Corian lamps was featured at the Furniture Fair in Milan, Italy. He enjoys collaborating with others to find creative solutions for people to make their lives better.
Shelley has been with the organization industry since 1990, joining The Closet Works team in 1995. She has meticulous attention to detail and thoughtful organizational ideas that optimize function. She has a unique ability to solve complex problems for any type of project. With over 30 years of experience in the organization field, there is no project, large or small, that she has not undertaken.
Joining The Closet Works in 1997 as an Installer gives Steve a unique perspective and well-rounded approach to design and problem resolution. Steve was promoted to the role of Installation Manager but eventually felt that the best fit for his skills, personal goals and interests was in becoming a Designer 9 years ago. His experience in the field working with the materials and new designs every day gives him a distinct edge in creating beautiful designs that can be installed with beautiful results.
In the 20 years prior to working for The Closet Works, Sue sold furniture at Roche Bobois in the Philadelphia Marketplace, using her knowledge in furniture, kitchen and bath design and flooring. Sue acquired an entirely new set of skills in her work at The Closet Works for the last 6 years. Designing floorplans by finding the placement of units based on the available space with a focus on creating functional and beautiful room is what she considers most enjoyable in her work. The most rewarding part, she’ll tell you, is consulting with clients, fulfilling their needs and seeing customers delighted with the results.
Tara, originally from North Carolina, is a graduate of the Corcoran School of the Arts with an MFA in Production Design. She has designed for film, television and theater for over seven years and recently made the transition into closet and organizational design. She has a broad set of skills and specializes in the optimization and efficient use of available space. Working at The Closet Works allows her to help people become organized and get the most out of their time spent at home. She has a passion for arts, film and design.