Ashley graduated from High Point University in 2009 with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in interior design. She recently accepted a position with Arc|Com as an account executive for Maryland and the Greater Baltimore area where she calls on the A&D community and dealerships. Arc|Com is a leading textiles and wall covering supplier in the contract industry. Ashley previously worked for more than five years in the design department for American Office, one of the largest commercial furniture dealerships in the US. Later she was promoted to the Architectural & Design Consultant for the Baltimore area.
David Baker is currently a senior at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC, majoring in Industrial Design. David originally started at North Carolina State University in the engineering program where he took his first course in Industrial Design. He found he loved the combination of logical thinking and problem solving like in engineering but found it came with creative freedom which engineering lacked. While at ASU, David has been on the Dean’s List and Chancellors List. He has a passion for building and creating things. In David’s free time, he enjoys working on his car, creating small furniture projects and experimenting with lighting. He also enjoys the outdoors, wilderness and camping. David would like to pursue a career in furniture design for a company that focuses on good, affordable designs. He says he would enjoy knowing that he had a hand in designing something available to and used by many people.
As director of design at Sherrill Furniture Companies, Megan designs, collaborates and manages casegoods, upholstery and occasional collections among the eight companies under the Sherrill Furniture umbrella. She graduated summa cum laude from North Carolina State University in 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design. She has worked for Design Dimension Inc. as lead exhibit and structural designer and at Heritage Home Group as director of home furnishing product design.
Annie Beuker Trinklein
Originally from Grand Rapids, Michigan, Annie followed the furniture industry to High Point, NC where she earned her Bachelor’s of Science in interior design with a Spanish minor from High Point Univeristy in 2012. She currently works for Century Furniture as an interior designer.
Rebekah graduated from East Carolina University in 2007 with a degree in interior design.
Yanxin graduated from Kendall College of Art and Design in 2004 with a BFA degree with an emphasis in furniture design. He has worked for H. Thomas Keller & Associates, LLC and Fairmont Designs as a furniture designer. He is now the owner and designer of C. Yanxin Designs, LLC in Irvine, CA, where he is a freelance designer for residential furniture industry. Yanxin credits the Celia Moh Scholarship with adding credibility to his professional talents and helping him make strong connections in the furniture industry.
Nick graduated from Kendall College of Art and Design where he studied furniture design in Denmark during the summer before graduation. Previously he worked for Aspenhome as a furniture designer and Turnkey Products as vice president of creative resources. Nick currently works for Magnussen Home Furnishings Inc. as a product designer.
Born and raised in Kalamazoo, Michigan, Jacob graduated from Kendall College of Art and Design in 2013 with a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in furniture design. While in college, Jacob launched J. Blok Studios in Kalamazoo, MI. His mission is to return fresh design principles to the artisan furniture market.
Chris graduated from Appalachian State University with a degree in industrial design and furniture studies with a minor in business. He is currently self-employed as a furniture designer and builder as well as working for Turner Construction Company as an engineer for NYU Langone Medical Center.
Jon is a native of Vicksburg, Mississippi. Jon graduated from Mississippi State University in the Spring of 2003 with a degree in Furniture Management/Production.