Graduated from Purdue University Fort Wayne in 2003 in Commercial Interior Design. Nicole has been working in the field of Commercial Interior Design with KDA Furniture & Interiors since 2003 specializing in Medical, Educational, Financial, Restaurant and Worship facilities. She has an extensive background in Optical Design. RMK Design Associates has partnered with KDA Furniture & Interiors for many years utilizing their expertise and design in custom furniture for projects nationally. In July of 2018 Nicole and her husband, Brian, became the new owners of RMK Design Associates.
Randal Kiemnec, IIDA
Graduated from Purdue University in 1976 in Commercial Interior Design. He worked in Indianapolis, IN for four years with two commercial design firms before taking a position in San Diego, CA. He lived in San Diego for three years, where he worked on both commercial and health care projects. In 1983 Randal moved to Colorado Springs, CO and started RMK Design Associates, Inc. Randal is a professional member of International Interior Design Association (IIDA).
Mary Kiemnec, IIDA
Graduated from San Diego State University in 1976 in Commercial Interior Design. She worked for and headed the model home division for Showplace Interiors doing models in California, Arizona and Texas. After seven years she moved to Colorado Springs with Randal and helped in the formation of our present company. Mary is a professional member of International Interior Design Association (IIDA).
Megan Barnhart, NCIDQ
Graduated from Colorado State University in 2008 with a BS in Interior Design and a minor in Business Administration. She had an internship with IA Interior Architects in Denver the summer of 2007. After graduation, Megan worked as a lighting consultant for The Light Center in Fort Collins, Colorado. She joined our firm in May of 2009 and is involved in all aspects of interior design and CAD operations. Megan is NCIDQ certified.
Graduated from Western Kentucky University in 2016 with a BS in Interior Design and an NKBA Certificate in Kitchen and Bathroom Design. She had a Kitchen & Bathroom Design internship with Cayce Mill Supply Design Center in Hopkinsville, KY during the winter of 2014. She then went to work for Western Kentucky University Planning, Design and Construction for a year as an interior design intern. Heather started her career with RMK Design Associates in June of 2016 and is in the process of acquiring her NCIDQ certification.
Abby is from Fort Wayne, Indiana and earned her Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design from Purdue University, West Lafayette. From a very young age Abby has always had a interest in Architecture and Design. So it came as no surprise that she went to pursue a degree in Interior Design. Upon graduation Abby found opportunities in the financial industry and built up her customer service, multi tasking, and communication skills. She is very excited to start working in the design field. She looks forward to building up her portfolio, gaining experience, and sharpening her design skills. In her spare time Abby enjoys traveling, reading a good book, knitting, playing piano, spending time with her boyfriend Ryan along with their two dogs Pearl (English Bulldog) and Carl (Basset Hound).
Laurie is our office manager. She handles all the client correspondence, schedules presentations and installations, formulates bid and budget reviews, processes accessory purchasing and shipping, and punch list items for all our projects. Laurie also maintains our accounts receivable and payables, IT management, schedules vendor presentations and all travel for our designers. She has been with the company for 20 years.
Izzy is our office mascot. She keeps the office environment stress-free and playful. Her hobbies are lounging around the office, chasing rubber bands and living the good life.