PRESIDENT – Katya Waff Grisaffi, B.I.Arch
Katya Waff received an academic scholarship from Princeton Scholarship Foundation. In 1993, Katya earned a professional five-year degree in Interior Architecture from the University of Oregon, a CIDA accredited program ranked third in the nation.
Katya initially worked as a commercial interior designer for award-winning architecture firms, including SRG Partnership and GBD Architects in Portland, Oregon. Katya’s work evolved over time to residential design and expertise in Kitchen and Bath design. Katya has served on the Executive Board of Directors for National Kitchen & Bath Association as Vice President of Membership. Through her tenure with NKBA, Katya participated in leadership training and continuing education.
In addition to Katya’s role as a designer, she has also taught as an Adjunct Instructor at the Art Institute of Portland. Courses taught include Design Studios, Advanced Textiles, Retail Store Planning, Kitchen & Bath Design and Professional Practices. Katya has also served as a Board Member at the Art Institute heading the Technology Committee as well as served on the Faculty Advisory Committee.
VICE PRESIDENT – Will McHarness
TREASURER – Terry Hansen Leibenguth
Terry Hansen Leibenguth has more than 20 years experience in the fields of fine art and decorative painting. Her eye for color and fine art training allows her to create wonderfully enriching experiences which enhance every living space. Terry provides customer service at the highest level and exceptional workmanship. With the latest in decorative finishing techniques she offers clients innovative and one-of-a-kind applications for walls, floors, ceilings, cabinetry, canvas, woodwork and furniture. These techniques include murals, trompe l’oeil, faux painting, Venetian plasters, textural plasters, crackle finishes, gold leafing, metal patinas, stenciling, antique patina mirrors and frottage.
SECRETARY – Position open
MEMBERSHIP – Sue Lass
Sue Lass is a Portland native and has been in the interior design business for 18 years. She began her career as a sales rep for a local tile distributor where she gained experience with tile designs, and a deep working knowledge of tile types and applications. After leaving that position, Sue graduated from PCC with a degree in Interior Design. She worked with two local design firms, and developed a knack for kitchen and bath designs. Sue recently moved her business to a new location in Beaverton and has been a member in IDS since the Portland chapter opened. She has a love of history and classic architecture and has been a board member of the Tigard Historical Association for 21 years, and did extensive work on the renovation of the Tigard House.
“Interior Design is listening to our clients and turning their vision a reality. The joy of design is in creating an end result that the client is happy with, and having the client tell us many years later that they still love their home.”
PROGRAMS CO-Chair – Anne Runde
A native Oregonian and graduate of Portland State University and the Heritage School of Interior Design, Anne founded Anne Runde Interiors in Portland in 2007. Her business focuses on residential interior design, with a special emphasis on bathroom remodeling projects. Anne Runde Interiors also offers home staging services and was awarded “Best Vacant Staging” in 2011 (IRIS National Awards).
In addition to IDS, Anne is a member of the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) Columbia River Chapter and is past president of the Portland Chapter of IRIS (Interior Redesign Industry Specialists). Her work was awarded the “Molly’s Choice Award” at the 2012 Serving Up Style Design Competition and was recently awarded the 2013 “Best of HOUZZ” award in the Customer Satisfaction category.
PROGRAMS CO-Chair – Angie Morse
For over 20 years, Angie Morse has been involved in many aspects of the design industry, including: creative service management, graphic design, teaching, writing, interior and landscape design, home staging, and visual merchandising. She enjoys working with clients on all levels – from simple color consulting, budget decorating, and redesign (using what you have), to complex, full home room-by-room plans.
Angie has a BA in Journalism and Recreation/Event Management from the University of Oregon. She also has extended studies in graphic and electronic design, time and project management, professional organization, interior design, redesign, color, and home staging. She is IRIS (Interior Redesign Industry Specialists) certified and serves as the Vice Director on the IRIS National Board of Directors. In addition, Angie attended the Heritage School of Interior Design and is ICD (Interior Custom Decorator) certified. She also trained at the Organizing Academy for professional organization and is a certified Dewey Color Consultant.
She has won awards for organization, color, and redesign and has been featured in numerous publications.
Angie is a member of IDS (Interior Design Society), IRIS (Interior Redesign Industry Specialists), RESA (Real Estate Staging Association), NAPO (National Association of Professional Organizers), ADE (Association of Design Education), IDPC (Interior Design Protection Council), and the CHA (Craft and Hobby Association).
COMMUNICATIONS – Jean Burton
Historian – Amy Bradshaw