My passion for decor and design has guided me in the path of designing homes and offices. Originally starting out in nursing for the past 30 years and with flexible hours, it has afforded me time for my passion, artistic painting of rooms and furniture. Designs by Debijo, my creative art business, was very successful for 11 years with artwork and furniture in the United States, England, Canada and Korea.
Expanding to renovation with area contractors, I’ve been able to design high end kitchens and baths in the DC Metro area, as well as working on a ski home in Seven Springs, PA, a corporate retreat in West Virginia, as well as homes in New York, Florida and Texas.
With my design background as well as my nursing, I have become a specialist in Aging in Place, working with “baby boomers” in renovating homes with functional, high end design. My belief is that you can have a functional space without losing the beauty and that no one should ever have to leave their home out of necessity. Currently a member and Vice President of the McLean chapter of Planning for Senior Life, I work with others in various fields to assist those ready to transition or stay in place as well their loved ones.
Board of Directors for Alternative House 2009 – 2012
Events Vice Chair for Success in the City 2008-2011
Board of Directors Vienna-Tysons Regional Chamber of Commerce 2009
2009 New Member of the Year Vienna-Tysons Regional Chamber of Commerce
Board Member Bite Me Cancer Foundation 2012-2014
2014 Nominee Woman of the Year for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
2014 Citizen Award for Community Involvement for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
Vice President McLean Chapter Planning for Senior Life 2017-2019
Member Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce 2014-present
Best of Suburbia Posh Magazine 2017
Best of Loudoun 2018
Loudoun 100 2019