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2020 Chapter Officers


Marosi White
Accent Design & Interiors
7324 South Land Park Dr
Sacaramento, CA 95831
(530) 518-6313


Programs Chair

Erika Reethof
Ferguson #1984
4525 Madison Ave
Sacramento, CA 95841
(916) 338-8300


Communications Chair

Sarah George
Granite Bay Plumbing Gallery
7095 Douglas Blvd Ste 1
Granite Bay, CA 95746
(916) 791-2306

Membership Chair

Jordan Tatosian
Premier Bath & Kitchen
2690 Sunrise Blvd Ste 300
Rancho Cordova, CA 95742
(916) 638-2763


James Van Tassel
A Better Bath and Kitchen
4670 Aldona Lane #6
Sacramento, CA 95841
(916) 532-5379



California Capital Chapter Events

Facing the Giant: How to Get High Quality Projects In the World of the Internet

Wednesday, September 9, 2020 @ 5:30pm – 7:00pm

Virtual Meeting

Hosted by Granite Bay Plumbing Gallery
7095 Douglas Blvd., Ste I
Granite Bay, CA 95746

We welcome Eric Dietz from Graff for our thirs Virtual Meeting. This course assists architects and design professionals in understanding the characteristics and performance of shower components so that they can effectively specify shower systems for their client projects. (.1 CEU)

Prior to joining GRAFF, Eric Dietz spent nearly nine years with Native Trails, makers of artisan-crafted sinks for the kitchen and bath, where he served as the Vice President of Sales. Before his time with Native Trails, he received his introduction to the faucet and fixtures industry during a four year stint as the National Sales Manager for Santec Faucet.


Facing the Giant: How to Get High Quality Projects In the World of the Internet

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 @ 5:30pm – 8:30pm

Arizona Tile
10576 Industrial Ave.
Roseville, CA 95768

The internet has disrupted everyone’s business. Join us to learn techniques to navigate the “internet client” and get clients who align with the kind of quality products and services you have to give. (.1 CEU)

Angela Merola is a seismic energy force creatively solving business problems exclusively for interior design professionals thru speaking and coaching. In the middle of a high-profile career with Fortune 500 companies managing multimillion-dollar businesses, Angela decided to return to her creative roots and focus her business expertise to driving better business outcomes for entrepreneurs in the design world. Her B.S. in psychology coupled with advanced training in conflict management, creative thinking, intuitive development, and effective meeting management makes for the perfect combination to help designers thrive in both the business and creative areas. She speaks at the Architectural Digest Home Show NYC, High Point Market, ASID Leadership Conference and over 80 times at local ASID, NKBA, and IIDA chapters. Angela has a robust offering of .9 CEU hours of on-line courses on her website PlayYourGeniusOut.com A business catalyst, and coach to creative executives for over two decades, Angela knows precise methods to balance business and creative growth. Angela enjoys exploring the beauty of the world and living with her husband in the wine country north of San Francisco.


Selling Your WHY

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 @ 5:30pm – 8:30pm

Integrated Resource Group (IRG)
8460 Elder Creek Rd
Sacramento, CA 95828

Clearly Communicating WHY Potential Clients Should Hire You!

Many homeowners believe that they should get 3 or more estimates for the work they want done. It’s what they have been told to do. The problem with this is that all contractors are not created equal. It is not a level playing field. We need to differentiate ourselves and our client-based service offerings. Potential clients need to know what you bring to their project and why you do what you do. It’s our job to communicate our why so that potential clients can see the benefits of working with us.

Learning objectives:

  • People don’t buy WHAT you do – they buy YOU and the company commitments you bring to their project
  • Defining your WHY with the help from past clients – why did they work with you?
  • Documenting your company WHY – building trust with potential clients
  • Knowing your WHY is the key to company sales and growth



5 Levels of a Smart Home

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 @ 5:30pm – 8:30pm

American Olean/Marazzi Sales Service Center
3129 Fite Circle Ste 110
Sacramento, CA 95827

Overview of Presentation:
Smart homes are all the rage today, but do you really know the difference between smart things and a truly smart home? Come learn about the current state of smart home technology with Mike Woods from Control4 as he explains the five levels of a smart home and what that means to you in design. You’ll learn the difference between limited integration and a whole-home integration, the art of automation orchestration, and where the future of smart home is going. Get ready to set yourself apart as you incorporate automation into your designs with this innovative understanding of smart home technology.

Learning Objectives:
– Learn the difference between smart products and a smart home
– Understand what true integration is and how it benefits your clients
– Discover where smart home is going and how you can stand out with it now
– Gain an understanding of the importance of working with a smart home professional


Reflections on a Career in Kitchen and Bath Design

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 @ 5:30pm – 8:30pm

Granite Bay Plumbing Gallery
7095 Douglas Blvd., Ste E
Granite Bay, CA 95746

During this thoughtful and entertaining program, noted designer and NKBA educator, Ellen Cheever CMKBD, ASID, CLIPP, will share insights she has learned over her 48 year career in the Kitchen and Bath industry. Her program features humorous stories about her varied industry adventures– which started in Sacramento in 1971!!!–as well as hard lessons she has learned when faced with challenging business times. (.1 CEU)

Additionally, Ellen’s program will feature images of more than a dozen elegantly executed kitchen and bathroom projects created by design leaders’ from across the country. These beautiful rooms demonstrate her recommendations around 10 key design details she believes will help creative designers set themselves apart from their less sophisticated competitors in today’s business environment. An Executive Summary of the presentation will be available for all attendees.


NKBA Member Profile Tutorial Lunch and Learn

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 @ 11:30am – 1:00pm

Interior Logic Group
3701 Pell Circle
Sacramento, CA 95838

This ‘Lunch ‘n Learn’ presentation will teach you how to set up your FREE personal profile on the NKBA National website. We will outline the basic steps to help you reset your password, create your profile and upload images to your page. We will help you upload your cover photo, profile picture, select your Membership Categories, Services, your Bio, Company Description, and your Social Media information. Please bring a laptop with you as well as a head shot and a picture you would like to use as your cover photo (I would recommend a picture of a past project.) Don’t have a headshot? We will have a photographer present to take one for you! As an NKBA member, this is a huge benefit for you! This is your public nkba.org profile information. The data below is made available to the public internet for your direct benefit just like a company profile on LinkedIn or Twitter account. An accurate and complete profile will lead to better search rankings on nkba.org as well as sites like Google, Bing, and Yahoo.

This is a FREE profile and has already driven business to a lot of designers. Make sure to register for this seminar for help in setting up your FREE profile!

NKBA is investing back into our membership and has graciously covered the cost for headshots of people who attend our seminar. The time for the seminar is 11-1 and the head shots will be taken from 10-2. Must preregister for the event and attend to be eligible for head shot’s. There are only 48 spots available, so reserve your spot today!

Jordan Tatosian, Membership Chair, California Capital Chapter:

Our speaker/presenter for the NKBA Member Profile and Tutorial is Jordan Tatosian from Premier Bath and Kitchen. Jordan has been in the kitchen and bath industry since 2006 getting his start with Expo Design Center, then moving to an independent dealer who was purchased and is now Premier Bath and Kitchen. Jordan handles many of facets of PBK’s business from plumbing and appliances to door and cabinet hardware. Jordan is a staple in the Sacramento showroom market for both plumbing and appliances as he is always looking to further his knowledge in the industry. He has been awarded many accolades from Subzero Wolf Cove appliances and Oliveri sinks for his continued growth and knowledge of products. In addition to his position with Premier Bath and Kitchen he has also served on NKBA California Capital Chapter’s Board for the past 3 years and has been a CO-chair on the NARI/NKBA golf tournament for the past 2 years. He loves working with his clients; Designers, Contractors and Homeowners to help bring the project of their dreams to reality.


Finding Your Clients’ Individual Cook’s Perspective Through Food And Design

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 @ 5:30pm – 8:30pm

Ferguson Bath Kitchen & Lighting
4525 Madison Ave
Sacramento, CA 95841

Bridget Bueche’s speaking engagements are seasoned with passionate, fun, lively, true-life anecdotes from her time spent as a private chef, director of culinary, and overall catering “magic” maker for personalities, stars, politicians, physicians, families and spiritual leaders alike in kitchens all over the world. Bridget promises to entertain and educate, as you learn how to discover your customers individual “cook’s perspective”.

This new-found knowledge of sighting your clients culinary habits and matching them to appliances and fixtures, will empower you to design projects meeting client’s authentic needs, expectations, dreams, design styles in the most personal, efficient and accurate manner. Sales driven, she delivers concrete appliance knowledge that stays with you for years to come, through experiential dialog. This is a presentation to attract the most discerning, credible, and busiest professionals in the Kitchen Bath Outdoor industry. She holds your time preciously and delivers career changing information in return. (.1 CEU)


    • How to engage and ask the most personal, and sometimes divided household questions required to qualify your clients and identify their unique needs.
    • By learning the Cook’s Perspective method, you will take home the ability to drive sales organically, authentically and with integrity.
    • Attendance will give you the tools to unlock the hidden clues in how your customer shops, eats, cooks, entertains and values appliances.


The Five C’s of Winning Posture

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 @ 5:30pm – 8:30pm

Emser Tile, 1704
9819 Business Park Dr #1,
Sacramento, CA 95827

Featured Speaker: Andre Boykin

Successful people are able to attract others to their ideas, their goals, and their objectives. They have that indefinable something that causes people to take notice of who they are and what they are up to accomplishing.

Winning Posture, therefore, is having the mindset, the belief, and values that put you in a position to win every time. Winning Posture is the secret sauce that one to break through the barriers that constrain them. The audience will walk away from this keynote feeling empowered and equipped to excel in any situation and create winning performance. Organizations will benefit when their leaders, sales people, and teams take on developing Winning Posture because they will be creating a powerful workforce. Every person will see how they can have power and influence with others based on developing a more powerful view of themselves. (.1 CEU)


Irish, That’s How We Roll

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 @ 5:30pm – 9:00pm

Premier Kitchen and Bath
2690 Sunrise Blvd
Rancho Cordova, CA 95742


Bring your poker face, eat, drink, and be Irish! Presented by NKBA, hosted by Premier Bath and Kitchen. Grab your Lebrechaun hat and Irish wear, have your photo taken and try your luck at our casino gaming tables. Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, and Poker. ALl for a chance to win one of our many prizes. We will also have prizes for the best dressed lady and gent. Your admission for the evening includes $1000 in chips to start the night, buffet dinner, drinks, and loads of fun.

Who’s in?

You have got to try your luck and purchase your ticket today! $35.00 per person.


Holiday Gala

Thursday, November 30, 2018 @ 5:30pm – 9:00pm

The Firehouse Restaurant
1112 2nd Street
Sacramento, CA 95814


Enjoy the holiday season with friends and colleagues as we present our Design Competition Winners and honor our Chapter Members, Meeting Hosts, Sponsors and Retiring Board Members.


Chopped Challenge

Thursday, November 8, 2018 @ 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Monark Showroom Sacramento
11340 White Rock Rd. #150
Rancho Cordova, CA  95742

NARI of Greater Sacramento and NKBA Capital Chapter will have a joint meeting, friendly competition & donation drive on November 8th.

THE CHOPPED CHALLENGE Two chefs from each organization will show off their culinary genius & talents as they face off against one another to prepare a spectacular entrée and dessert. The catch? Both teams will have to use all the pre-selected ingredients, however unlikely they might be. The panel of judges will critique in terms of taste, presentation and creativity.

YOUR CHALLENGE We challenge you to donate new or gently used blankets, coats, hats, gloves and scarves. We don’t want to forget our furry friends, so we are also collecting blankets, towels and pet sweaters for the local SPCA. Join us as we partner with Fishes and Loaves of Sacramento. EVERY DONATION RECEIVES AN EXTRA RAFFLE TICKET.


2018 NARI/NKBA Summer Golf Classic

Friday, September 14, 2018 @ 1:00pm – 9:00pm

Morgan Creek Golf Club
8791 Morgan Creek Lane
Roseville, CA 95747

2018 NARI/NKBA Summer Golf Classic is an annual event that raises money for ACE Mentoring. The Golf event includes lunch and BBQ dinner banquet.




Design’s Role in the Healthy Home Movement

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 @ 5:30pm – 8:30pm

Bedrosian’s Tile & Stone
2995 Sunrise Blvd.
Rancho Cordova, CA 95742


This course, presented by Erica Dockery, Designer Account Executive for Sherwin-Williams Northern California, will focus on paint technologies you can specify to help improve the quality of your client’s home with respect to indoor air quality, odors, mold and mildew and disease-causing bacteria on painted surfaces. You will learn how to find paints and coatings that are 3rd party-certified so that you can recommend a product with confidence. Finally, you will learn strategies for incorporating natural elements with biophilic design theory.

1. Understand the evolution of the Healthy Home Movement.
2. Learn about breakthrough paint and coating technologies that can help improve indoor air quality throughout the home.
3. Understand how 3rd party certifications improve transparency and increase confidence in specifying products.
4. Discuss strategies for incorporating nature by applying biophilic design theory.

(.1 CEU)


Water Saving Solutions for Spa-Like Showers

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 @ 5:30pm – 8:30pm

Emser Tile
9819 Business Park Dr #1
Sacramento, CA  95827

Have you ever wondered which shower systems are best suited for individual clients, while still considering water conservation? In general, water conservation, especially in California, doesn’t have to affect a ‘spa-like’ experience in the shower.

With this presentation, we will discuss the importance of water conservation and its benefits. We will discuss the methods that can be employed to reduce residential water use for sustainable projects based on codes, standards and guidelines, while meeting the clients’ needs for a ‘spa-like’ experience.

We will also learn about specifying showerheads, the various types of shower head water-delivering technologies and the different types of shower system valves and how they help with water conservation.

Presenter: Tony Doumitt, Sales Representative for Premier Decorative Group

(.1 CEU)



Countertops and the Questions You Did Not Know to Ask

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 @ 5:30pm – 8:30pm

America’s Dream Home Works
7115 Watt Avenue
North Highlands, CA  95660

You may know countertop basics and the primary surfaces options. But, do you know the specific differences between them and how to gain client confidence by helping them decide the best option for their lifestyle, preferences, and long-time (if not LIFE-time) happiness?

Go beyond the initial “color and price” factors and become a more insightful, effective, and competent specifier. Do the harder work early and avoid unhappy callbacks. Find out what you did not know that you did not know and learn to ask the right questions.

BONUS: Many (if not all) of the goals and topics reach beyond countertops and can be applied to many other products and design and building categories.

Presenter: Neneh Biffinger – Market Representative, Cambria USA


Sacramento Regional Design and Build Event

Friday, May 11, 2018 @ 5:30pm – 10:00pm

The Greek Orthodox Church of Annunciation
616 Alhambra Boulevard
Sacramento, CA 95816

Join us for an elegant dinner and artistic and musical affair, celebrating the freshest organic products from our local region. With passion and dedication, we will immerse you in a sensory adventure with a scrumptious menu that will truly delight!

The NKBA California Capital Chapter is proud to present, the 2nd Annual Sacramento Regional Design & Build Event on Friday, May 11, 2018, held at the Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation in Sacramento, California.

The event will include a gourmet ‘Farm-to-Fork’ themed dinner presented by Hawks Restaurant and Hawks Provisions and Public House, as well as a live performance by the acclaimed David Garibaldi, live auction with David Sobon Auctions and live musical entertainment by Top Shelf Classics.

Money will be raised through the evening’s live auction to support Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sacramento. Funds are also being raised to protect our NKBA members’ right to practice, provide educational scholarships, and continuing educational credits for our membership.

Your ticket includes:

The Opening Reception
A Gourmet Multi-Course Dinner – Hawks Restaurant (click here for link)
Performance Artist David Garibaldi (click here for link)
A Live Auction with David Sobon Auctions (click here for link)
Live Entertainment by Top Shelf Classics (click here for link)

Lighting Controls as a Component of Interior Design


Wednesday, March 14, 2018 @ 5:30pm – 8:30pm

4525 Madison Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95841

Presented by Tim Vislay, Director of Sales for Legrand, this CEU program will focus on lighting, lighting controls and systems and home integration. The presentation begins with the effects of lighting on design and it’s impact on the home. Questions about lighting itself and a focus on the different emerging technologies will be answered. There will also be a discussion on controls and their impact on efficiency in buildings and homes as well as the ability to control the lighting and other systems in the home.

This event qualifies for 0.1 CEU.

Tell Me, What Do You Have in the House? Life Resourcing for Designers

Thursday, February 1, 2018 @ 5:30pm – 8:30pm
Arizona Tile
10576 Industrial Ave.
Roseville, CA 95678

Victoria Price with share resourcing tools for life and design. These include discovering your magic wand, learning to inhabit liminal spaces, resourcing from your own history and asking the right (although sometimes tough) questions. This tool kit will help you develop meaningful connections with your clients and your vendors, as well as create a brand that reflects your most authentic self.

This event qualifies for 0.1 CEU.

2017 Holiday Awards Dinner

Thursday, November 30, 2017 @ 6:00pm – 9:00pm
The Firehouse Restaurant
1112 2nd Street
Sacramento, CA

California Capital Chapter Event

Energy Efficient Lighting Design

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 @ 5:30pm – 8:30pm
Marazzi Tile & American Olean
3129 Fite Circle #110,
Sacramento CA 95827

Hosted By American Olean. Sponsored by Laticrete.

Presentation: Join us as Linda Sanford, Lighting Designer from Sanford Lighting Design, discusses Good Lighting Design. Light is a very strong element in any space, indoors or outdoors. Linda will present ways to think about light and use it as a tool to complement the design intent of a space.

We will look at elements of a good lighting design and how to think about developing a concept. Then we will look at characteristics of light and how to determine what outputs, what kind of color characteristics and what light distribution, we need to create what we have in mind.

Then we will look at definitions of energy efficiency and how to select the best option. We will look at California’s Title 24 to see what is required for residential lighting design both in terms of fixture selection and controls.

Speaker: Linda Sanford is a bay area lighting design who has practices lighting design and taught lighting design classes for many years. She has a Masters in Architecture from UCLA and a Masters in Lighting from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in Troy, NY. she has published articles on lighting and spoken at lighting conferences. She is currently working on residential as well as church projects. She is the current Chair of the ducation Committee at the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES), San Francisco chapter.

This presentation is eligible for 0.1 CEU.

This is a NKBA CA Capital Chapter Event.

The Greek Gatsby Membership Drive Casino Night

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 @ 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Medimer Marble & Granite
3979 N Freeway Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95835


Boomer vs. Millennial The Great Design Challenge!

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 @ 5:30pm – 8:30pm
Cosentino Center Sacramento
10015 Foothills Blvd #150,
Roseville, CA 95747

Membership Drive Meeting!
Hosted by Cosentino. Sponsored by ProKitchen – Professional Kitchen Design Software.

Get on-board with the California Capital Chapter’s 2017 membership drive, running from July-September!

Your NKBA CA Capital Chapter VP Membership, Jordan Tatosian, would like you to know about the incentives in place to assist with the growth of our membership and what this means for you, our members. For this event, any member who brings a prospective member, both individuals can attend for FREE. Our goal is to sign up as many new members as possible, so you are encouraged to reach out to potential new members and invite them to our meetings.

Boomer vs. Millennial: The Great Design Challenge!

The Baby Boomers and the Millennials are the largest demographic groups in history. There is an overabundance of data surrounding both segments. All of this information is difficult to understand and it is very confusion, to say the least. In this presentation we will break down a basic overview of both the Baby Boomer and Millennial demographic groups. How are they different and similar? Next, we will dive into consumer segments that will help us to form a deeper understanding of both of the demographic groups. We will discuss how to speak to these consumers. What is important to them? Lastly, we will review a few key trends that will be influencing the design decisions for both demographic groups in 2017 and 2018.

Speaker: Traci Kloos, CMG, CAPS

About the Speaker: Traci Kloos is the Senior Design Manager on the Tarkett Residential Design team located in Cleveland, Ohio. She brings with her more than 19 years of design experience in the residential field. With a background in architecture and interior design, Traci began her career as a residential kitchen and bath designer in the St. Louis, Missouri market. She joined Masco, on the KraftMaid Cabinetry brand team, in 2000, as a designer with their design services group. In her 14 tenure, Traci moved into a Senior Designer position, where she spearheaded all photography, PR, and trade show booth designs for the brand, before taking on the role of managing the design services team. In 2009, she accepted a role as Senior Product Designer on the Masco Cabinetry team where she focused on color development, trend analysis and all new product design introductions for the KraftMaid brand. In January of 2014 she joined Tarkett, the largest manufacturer of resilient flooring products in the world. In her current position, Traci, along with the other members of the residential design team, collaborate on new designs, textures and colors for the residential flooring market. Traci also works with the Marketing team to enhance the value of the brand through color and design, tracks market trends and contributes to the brands social media campaign.

Traci sits on the Board of Directors of Color Marketing Group. CMG is an international association of color and design professionals that interpret, create, forecast, and select colors in order to enhance the function, salability and quality of manufactured goods. CMG’s major focus is to identify the direction of color and design trends. CMG members then interpret that information into salable colors for manufactured products across all industries.

Traci is also a Member of the National Kitchen and Bath Association and has participated of the Voices of the Industry educational series at the last two Kitchen and Bath Industry Shows as well as The International Surfaces Event in last Vegas earlier this year.

Each presentation is eligible for 0.1 CEU.

This is an NKBA CA Capital Chapter Event.

Discussion Panel with our Local Building Officials

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 @ 5:30pm – 8:30pm
5860 Alder Avenue, Suite 500
Sacramento, CA 95828

Please join us for an engaging conversation with our local Building Officials.

Our Panelists:

Joe Cuffe, City of Rancho Cordova, Building Official
Joe Cuffe is the Building Official for the City of Rancho Cordova. Joe has been working in Building Code Enforcement for over 20 years, starting as a permit technician, and working his way up to Building Official. He works with a team of ten staff members, and is responsible for issuance and inspection of over 3,000 permits a year. He is a member of the California Building Officials, International Code Council, National Fire Protection Association, International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials, and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Sacramento Valley Association of Building Officials.

Howard Williams, City of Rancho Cordova, Principal Inspector
Howard Williams is the Principal Inspector for the City of Rancho Cordova. Howard began his career as a licensed contractor for a number of years, then as a building inspector for Sacramento County. Howard joined the City of Rancho Cordova when the City incorporated, and was made Principal Inspector in 2006. He currently over sees the City’s three inspectors, in-house plan review, and three permit technicians.

Robert Logsdon, Sacramento County, Chief Building Official
Robert has been with Sacramento County for over 30 years. He began his career as a Residential inspector plan reviewing and issuing permits at the Public Permit Counter, downtown service center. He has held the positions of: Residential and Commercial field inspector, Residential and Commercial Plan Reviewer, Commercial field inspection supervisor, Assistant Civil Engineer, Sign inspector and the short lived OSPI, On Site Permit Issuance, program. He is an ICC certified Building Official, Plan Examiner, and Building Inspector. Robert completed the BOLA, Building Official Leadership Academy program through CALBO (California Building Officials) and was appointed to the position the Chief Building Official position in February of 2016. He was selected for the permanent position in December 2016.

Winfred DeLeon, City of Sacramento, Chief Building Official
Winfred DeLeon is the Chief Building Official for the City of Sacramento. He has more than 30 years of experience in the building construction industry. He received his B.S. in Architectural Engineering from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and is a registered Professional Engineer and is an ICC certified building official and plans examiner. In March of this year, the City’s Building Division was presented with the California Building Officials (CALBO) Building Department of the Year Award. This award recognizes an outstanding jurisdiction for its demonstrated leadership over the preceding year. Winfred started his government experience as an Assistant Engineer and worked his way up to his current position. During this period, he was also a Project Manager for almost 15 of those years. That segment of his career has provided some valuable experience and a different perspective of the construction arena. Winfred is a Past President of the local chapter of building officials (SVABO – Sacramento Valley Association of Building Officials) and stays active with this group to discuss ways to provide consistency amongst the region. In his spare time, he likes to travel and partake in various sports activities, especially golf. You can reach Winfred at wdeleon@cityofsacramento.org

Randy Goodwin, City of West Sacramento, Building Official & City Architect
Randy’s 30 years of experience in building, architecture and park and open space development arena began with his studies in architecture in the Big Sky Country of Bozeman, Mt.

Randy has used his BA and MA Degrees in Architecture from Montana State University, Bozeman, Mt., and his California General Contractors License to serve multiple private clients prior to his work for the City of West Sacramento as Architectural Projects Manager, City Architect and Building Official.

Randy served as one of the team leaders for West Sacramento’s team of residents, staff and other agency partners to develop the program, design and construct the new Community Center and Civic Center campus that includes the City Hall, Community College, Library, Community and Transit Center. During the project’s development, Randy spoke extensively to local and regional groups.

His affiliations include the American Institute of Architects, California Building Officials, Sacramento Valley Association of Building Officials (SVABO Past President), and the US Green Building Council. Randy serves on the California Alfred E. Alquist Seismic Safety Commission.

He served as a panel member for an educational session at the American Public Works Association “Sustainable Public Works – Efficient Infrastructure and Operations” seminar and made a presentation as part of that program. Randy, with City of West Sacramento Parks and Recreation staff and the City of West Sacramento Community Center Architect, presented a session titled “The Power of Partnerships” at the annual California Parks and Recreation Society convention in Sacramento. Randy was a panel member for the Urban Land Institute’s presentation of community and municipal strategies for creating sustainable communities. You can reach Randy at randyg@cityofwestsacramento.org

A Tour of the Stikwood Workshop will be arranged by the Host.

This presentation qualifies for 0.1 CEU.

This is an NKBA CA Capital Chapter event.

Sustainable Material for the Bath

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 @ 5:30pm – 8:30pm

Premier Bath & Kitchen presents Eric Dietz: “Sustainable Materials for the Bath”

Eric answers how sustainable choices impact economic, environmental and social aspects in today’s bathrooms. He defines what constitutes sustainable products and how to identify them. You will learn how certain manufacturing processes can be used to increase the sustainable nature of a product and what third party certifications are. Overall, Eric will detail how to use less energy and water, building with durable materials that are sustainably sourced and how that contributes to sustainable design.

As a National Sales Manager for more than a decade, Eric’s passion for people is evident in everything he has done. The unique roles of sales people, consumers and artisans motivates Eric to keep learning. Our relationship and opportunities to care for our environment inspires him to share. His down-to-earth persona is a perfect balance to his wide and thorough knowledge of the decorative plumbing world.

Event Sponsor: Native Trails

Staying in Front of your Customers in a Digital Environment

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 @ 5:30pm – 8:30pm
9971 Horn Rd
Sacramento, CA 95827

DalTile Hosting Jim Nowakowski: “Staying in Front of your Customers in a Digital Environment”

The program will discuss how businesses can get a better understanding of the market today in regard to servicing their customers within the digital disruption going on. You will gain a better understanding of the different types of tools available to keep your services relevant, and of your own value in the scheme of business today.

This presentation qualifies for 0.1 CEU.

This is an NKBA CA Capital Chapter Event.

Induction Cooking in Today’s American Kitchen

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 @ 5:30pm – 8:30pm
Monark Premium Appliance Co.
11340 White Rock Rd #150,
Rancho Cordova, CA 95742

Event Sponsor: Thermador.

Induction Cooking in Today’s American Kitchen

With many different design opportunities, we can provide an appliance that offers control, energy efficiency and safety, while looking fabulous in every kitchen. Induction Cooking in Today’s American Kitchen teaches us how induction technology works and how it benefits the cooking process.
This presentation answers a variety of questions about induction cooking, including how it works, what type of cooking pans are required and why induction is a demand item with consumers looking for a modern cooking kitchen.

Presented by: Ace Ensign – BSH Home Appliances

Ace has worked for BSH Home Appliances for nearly 15 years with experience with Bosch’s small appliance products in sales, customer service, product marketing and national service manager. For the past five years he has been a national product trainer for the western U.S. Lives in Antelope, CA and loves meeting new people.

This presentation qualifies for 0.1 CEU.

This is an NKBA CA Capital Chapter Event.

Luxury Appliances vs. Luxury Kitchens: A Practical Approach

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 @ 5:30pm – 8:30pm
4525 Madison Ave
Sacramento, CA 95841

Sponsor: Sub-Zero Wolf
Co-Sponsor: Kichler

Presentation Information: This presentation will review the details that need attention when specifying luxury appliances in today’s kitchens. Information will include remodeling aspects vs. new construction. With so many options available, it’s good to know ahead of time how cabinets, countertops and appliances can be easily married so you and your clients don’t end up divorced!

About the Presenter: Kristien Stevenson of Full Circle Designs has been an Interior Designer since the mid ’80’s & has specialized in high-end residential interior design & remodeling since 1993, after receiving her Bachelors degree in Architecture from the University of Washington.

She’s had the pleasure of owning her own design businesses in Seattle, WA, Tucson, AZ & now Sacramento. She has also worked as Lead Designer and Design Manager for design/build firms in all 3 cities. In 2014 she transitioned into designing showrooms for a luxury appliance dealer with 20 locations in CA, NV, AZ, and FL. In the past 2 1/2 years, she has designed & worked on well over 100 kitchen vignettes.

Kris has been an active member of NKBA & served on the Board of the CA Capital Chapter for 3 years. She is also an Allied member of ASID and is CAPS certified.

This presentation qualifies for 0.1 CEU.

This is an NKBA CA Capital Chapter Event.

Designing Today’s Bathroom. Go Curbless Go Big!

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 @ 5:30pm – 8:30pm
Arizona Tile
1057 Industrial Avenue
Roseville, CA 95678

Mike Tigue talks about… “Designing Today’s Bathroom. Go Curbless-Go Big!”

Trends and emerging design challenges of today’s bathrooms. Mike has a unique perspective as an contractor/installer and discusses some of the issues that arise as we move toward curbless showers and wet rooms in bathroom spaces.

2016 Holiday Awards Dinner

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 @ 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Firehouse Restaurant
1112 2nd Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Enjoy the holiday season as we join with colleagues and friends to present our 2016 Design Competition winners and honor our 2016 Chapter Meeting Hosts, Sponsors & Retiring Board Members

Cost, $75.00/per person

Registration ends Friday, Nov. 18, 2016.

Entree Choices:

  • Chicken Marsala – Smoked Portobello Mushrooms, Marsala Demi-Jus
  • Five Spice Salmon – Sesame Seed Crust, Black Bean Vinaigrette, Sweet & Sour Pear Chutney
  • Pork Tenderloin – Caramelized Apple-Onion Chutney, Sherry-Shallot Cream, Buttermilk-Fried Red Onion
  • Vegetarian – Harvest Polenta – Cider-Braised Greens, Roasted Vegetables, White Balsamic, Gastrique, Burrata, Spiced Pepitas

Valet Parking Available.

Minimal Space Design

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 @ 5:30pm – 8:30pm

This course is designed to help learners understand the unique and growing challenges of design within limited interior spaces.

What are the drivers for increased demand for universal spaces?
What should a design take into consideration?
Where could we find inspiration for minimal spaces?

Speaker Information: Yana Haralanova

Yana has a degree in Business and Marketing and has been working in the Plumbing Industry for 10 years. Her knowledge of the commercial and residential plumbing design and available products is extensive. She is a member of AIA and ASID.

This presentation is eligible for 0.1 CEU – NKBA & IDCEC / ASID.

Panel Products Night – Advantages and disadvantages of surfaces?

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 @ 5:30pm – 8:30pm
Medimer Marble & Granite
3979 N Freeway Blvd

Join us for an industry discussion panel with Genise Hood-Plessas – Medimer Marble & Granite, Michael Tigue – Modern Tile Supply, Kevin Stillian – Natural Stone Design Fabrication & Dan Doxan – Scythia Tile and Stone, Inc., as they cover current & emerging surface materials including large format tiles, manufactured slab surfaces, and natural stone slabs. We will address the materials’ pro’s and con’s, fabrication, installation, supplier and challenges.

This presentation qualifies for 0.1 CEU.

NARI/NKBA 2016 Summer Golf Classic

Friday, August 26, 2016 @ 11:00am – 5:00pm
Haggin Oaks Golf Course
3645 Fulton Ave,
Sacramento, CA 95821

Live Your Dreams!

Wednesday, August 10, 2016 @ 5:30pm – 8:30pm
NAR Fine Carpentry
4420 Town Center Blvd. Ste.130
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762

Hosted by NAR Fine Carpentry.

Presentation Information:

Business and Spirituality…How to achieve success in design.
Sales without selling.
Attracting everything you want in your business.
Learning what question to ask that open new ideas and generate new concepts.
Releasing “Designer Block”!

Speaker Information:

Nar Bustamante is president and principal designer of Nar Fine Carpentry, Inc. located in Sacramento, California. He is known for his modern eclectic and artistic designs. He has changed and reinvented the rules in California, redefining kitchens and homes into a complete new genre that speaks for its own brand. Nar Bustamante has received over 60 Local and National awards for his work. He has also been recognized in a multitude of National and Local publications. He relentlessly continues to produce unique projects never leaving room for predictability.

This presentation qualifies for 0.1 CEU.

New Lighting Technologies & How to Apply Them to Lighting Design

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 @ 11:30am – 1:30pm
Lofings Lighting Inc. Design Center,
2122 J Street,
Sacramento, CA 95816

Lighting is a continually changing industry. LED products are going to be the main light source on your projects, if it is not already. When preparing a lighting plan it is important to understand the differences in LED products. Besides LED technology, connected home technology is coming to be expected on quality projects. Connected home is the ability to control wired lighting and natural light with wifi technology. We will go over these items and more to help you make your design complete and to help meet the expectations of clients.

Questions that will be addressed:

How LED lighting products differ from each other?
How the quality of light will affect the way your projects will look?
How your clients will interact with lighting and with connected home technology?
The additional design opportunities available with LED technology.

Speaker Information:

Wendy Lofing-Rossotti is the third generation co-owner of Lofings Lighting, Inc., a Midtown Sacramento Institution since 1961. Lighting is a family tradition; Lofings was established in 1961 by Wendy’s Grandparents and Father. Wendy has a business finance degree from Sacramento State University. With her finance background Wendy is the Treasurer for Lofings.

In 2013, Wendy was awarded the American Lighting Association’s Pillar of the Industry Award. This is a great honor as it is only awarded to three ALA members per year; (a manufacturers’ representative, a showroom owner/representative and/or a manufacturer). She is one of only fifteen lighting showroom members receive to this award since 1999. She was instrumental in establishing a webinar series on key topics for ALA education, was on the membership committee and served as a moderator for many showroom network groups for ALA members. Living and working in California she was also recognized for her participation with the American Lighting Association government affairs committee regarding the regulation of lighting industry in California.

As a highly respected member of the lighting industry, manufacturers call on Wendy’s technical and design expertise to evaluate new releases and get ideas for new products. Over the years she has visited many manufactures and participated in many technical training classes. She has worked on many residential and commercial projects. The Lofings are known for their understanding of technical lighting products, lighting control systems and how to correctly apply them to lighting designs.

Wendy is a past President of the Midtown Business Association, a past President of Executive Women’s International Sacramento Chapter, and she has served on various committees for the American Lighting Association. In addition to the office of President she has served as Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary for both the Midtown Business Association and Executive Women’s International Sacramento Chapter.

Wendy is born and raised in Sacramento. She lives in Land Park with her husband Paul, son Anthony and dog Rio.

This presentation qualifies for 0.1 CEU.

This is an NKBA CA Capital Chapter Event.

Note: Last years NKBA Winning Competition Design Posters can be picked up at the September 14th Chapter Meeting.

The Art of Designing for Life

Thursday, May 12, 2016 @ 2:00pm – 3:30pm

Play Your Genius Out!

Thursday, May 12, 2016 @ 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Old Sugar Mill
35265 Willow Ave,
Clarksburg, CA 95612

1st Annual Sacramento Regional Design & Build Expo

Thursday, May 12, 2016 @ 11:00am – 9:00pm
The Old Sugar Mill
35265 Willow Avenue
Clarksburg, CA 95612

1st Annual Sacramento Regional Design & Build Expo: Proudly Presented by JennAir and Featuring America’s Got Talent & Sacramento Artist David Garibaldi & Sacramento’s Benefit Auctioneer David Sobon!

What’s on the Schedule:

11:00AM – 5:00PM
Exhibits are Open To Explore

12:00PM – 1:00PM – The Learning Experience
Playing Out Your Genius with Angela Merola – CEU Presentation

1:30PM – 2:30PM – The Learning Experience
Incorporating Art with Design with Victoria Price – CEU Presentation

2:00PM – 5:00PM – The Old Sugar Mill Experience
Wine Tasting

5:00PM – 6:00PM
VIP Reception with David Garibaldi

6:00PM – 9:00PM
Dinner & Live Auction with David Sobon

Money raised will be used to benefit the NKBA CA Capital Chapter, protecting our right to practice, providing educational scholarships as well as continuing educational units (CEU’s) for our membership and a portion will be donated to Habitat for Humanity.

Intuitive Leadership & You Are Not Your Job

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 @ 4:00pm – 8:30pm

In today’s world, it’s not enough to “solve” problems. As the thought-leader Daniel Pink explains, finding and anticipating problems are more valuable skills than solving them. This new skill set requires insightful thinking and decision-making that is not linear in nature. Tackle “information overload” and be decisive, not overwhelmed!

It’s difficult and stressful keeping up with technology and client deadlines. Through interactive lecture, small group exercises and personal worksheets, learn how to use, strengthen, and trust intuitive skills to make fast and accurate decisions in your career and personal lives.

Seminar attendees will:

  • Understand the differences between instinct, impulse, emotion & intuition.
  • Identify and test intuitive styles to gain confidence in their use.
  • Discuss obstacles to using intuition in the workplace.
  • Create an inspired and effective action plan based on intuitive decisions that accurately reflect and support your highest goals.

You Are Not Your Job! Preventing Burn Out To Create Sustainable Work/Life Balance:

Your most important “product” is your creativity. Clients and employers expect innovative and creative solutions to their complex design problems and depend upon you to deliver results. It’s critical, therefore, to be good stewards of your most precious resources: your time, creativity, and energy. Learn how to cultivate inspiration and manage time wisely with a healthy work/life balance based on core values and a visionary outlook. Without it, you quickly burn out and produce mediocre results.

Sustainable design is not just a trend in the built environment, but a lifestyle that can maximize your talents and personal fulfillment through a renewable and inspired process.

Through interactive lecture, small group discussion, worksheets, real-life stories and games, attendees will:

  • Discuss the direct correlation between sustainable design concepts, creativity and work/life balance.
  • Identify & reclaim core values to properly apply time management tools.
  • Create a personal benchmark and action plan for defining “success.

Presented by Liesbet Trappenburg: Dutch-born, Liesbet has corporate experience in sales and management positions in Fortune 500 companies such as Irving Trust and Eastman Kodak. She’s also experienced 3 recessions and several identity crises! Since 1995, she’s inspired real changes for professionals through her keynote speeches, seminars, and corporate retreats on work/life balance, intuitive leadership, and authentic branding. A popular ASID Distinguished Speaker (2008-2013), Liesbet’s clients also include: IIDA, IFMA, NKBA, IIDEX Canada, Antron/Invista, Allsteel, BUILDEX Canada, Art Institute, Boeing Co., DuPont, Metropolis Magazine, and Gensler Architecture.

There are 0.2 CEU’s available for this event.

Living Large in Small Spaces

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 @ 5:30pm – 8:30pm

Living large in small spaces reviews the philosophy of those who elect to streamline their living quarters.

Topics covered, include:

  • When did this trend start?
  • Who’s downsizing and why?
  • What are some suggestions for implementing this compact living fashion?
  • What are the installation details to be discussed?

Presented by: Ace Ensign – National Product Trainer – BSH Home Appliances

Ace has worked for BSH Home Appliances for nearly fourteen years. Ten years in the small appliance division and four years as a National Product Trainer. Ace looks for the “WOW” in appliances and how they can fit the needs of the consumer. Ace lives in Antelope, CA, has been married “forever” with four children and 12 grandchildren.

This presentation qualifies for 0.1 CEU.

Instagram for Designers

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 @ 5:30pm – 8:30pm

Social Media is becoming an important aspect of every-day business. Join us as we learn about the ins-and-outs of Instagram including:

  • You and Instagram – How to set up an Instagram account
  • What to Post
  • Branding your Posts
  • How and When to Post
  • What to put in the Caption
  • Hashtags
  • How to get Followers
  • Curating Images
  • Step by Step Examples

Presented by Kathleen Jennison, an award winning Certified Interior Designer and General Contractor in Stockton, California. Currently serving as President of the ASID California Central/Nevada Chapter and Marketing Director of the Great Sacramento NARI Chapter.

This presentation qualifies for 0.1 CEU.