President – Judi Jones
A native Oregonian, Judi attended the University of Washington & Heritage School of Interiors Design. She founded Judith Jones Interiors in 2000 and currently has an office & design showroom in Integra Construction Group, Beaverton, Or.
This designer loves all aspects of the design process, including specifying finishes for residential & light commercial remodeling. Judi frequently assists Integra Construction clients with their kitchen & bath remodels, as well as those needing window treatments, custom furniture, lighting, art, etc.
Judi is a past president, past board member & current member of Portlandia Women’s Club, since 2002. She is also a member of UNICO PDX, an Italian -American service group and is lead volunteer & hair stylist at Dress for Success Oregon.
Vice President – Katya Waff
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.
Treasurer – Julie Hranicka
Julie enjoys the challenges of running her own interior design business. She is very detail oriented, which her clients and colleagues that collaborate with her find to be one of her strongest attributes. She is proud to have contributed on an award winning design team in the 2009 Street of Dreams show home tour. Her team was awarded the People’s Choice-Best Master Suite in the show as well as placing as semi-finalist for the 2010 IDS Distinct Style Awards in the Staging and Best Living Space categories.
Julie is an active member of both the IDS and Home Builders Association. Prior to developing her design business she completed her Master’s Degree and worked in medical retail management for over fifteen years. She credits her previous business experience for her organizational and time management skills, which allows her the freedom to focus more energy on the creative aspects of design in her current business.
Secretary – Melanie Sessions
Melanie Sessions, a 20 year resident of Lake Oswego Oregon is an interior designer who is also talented creative painter and possesses strong organizational and problem solving skills. Her ability to translate her clients vision into a unified, harmonious look is an invaluable asset.
Communications – Karen Rickerson
“I love how color can transform a room and communicate emotion.” From an early age, Karen has been drawn to color as a means of inspiration and communication. She understands the desire of her clients to surround themselves with a space that is unique to them. With over fifteen years of experience in sales in various industries her diversified success stems from a strong belief, and a delight, in serving her clients.