James graduated from Appalachian State University with a degree in industrial design/furniture program. He teaches woodworking classes as an adjunct instructor at Western Piedmont Community College in Morganton, NC. James also works with the BRIDGE program through the North Carolina forestry service and WPCC, where he teaches inmates how to operate CNC machinery. James was recently awarded a two-year contract to design and oversee construction on kiosks that will accommodate a new trail system for mountain biking, running and walking on the WPCC campus. In addition, James found time to start his own company, The Twisted Chisel, a studio in a local woodworking business with his girlfriend and fellow scholar, Kasia Sweeny, where they create commissioned and one-off custom pieces of furniture.
Jennifer Gates Ellis
Jennifer graduated from Mississippi State University with an interior design degree and a minor in general business administration. She currently works with Gensler, an architecture and design firm, where she designs commercial office interiors ranging from professional service firms (law, consulting and finance) to technology companies. Jennifer has been with Gensler since graduating from MSU four-and-a-half years ago.
Evan graduated from Kendall College of Art and Design with a BFA in furniture design. After graduation Evan worked under the Dutch designer Kiki can Eijk and Joost van Bleiswijk in The Netherlands as a product developer. In 2016 he graduated with a Master’s Degree in 3D Design from Cranbrook Academy of Art. Currently Evan is working to develop an independent design/build furniture studio (Evan Fay Design) based in Detroit, MI while continuing his role as fabrications coordinator at Cranbrook Academy of Art. Recent exhibitions of his work include Detroit Design Week (2015-2016) and Collective Design Fair NYC (2016). Upcoming exhibitions include the Interior Design Show Toronto (2017) and Salone Satellite together with Salone del Mobile Milano (2017). Some of Evan’s recent work has been featured in Interior Design Magazine, Fashion Times, Core77 and Curbed.
Stacy graduated from Kendall College of Art and Design in Grand Rapids, MI with a degree in furniture design. She’s currently a bartender at a craft cocktail lounge in Grand Rapids, MI. She hasn’t pursued a career in furniture, but has found great value in all of the knowledge and opportunity that KCAD and Celia Moh Scholarship have afforded her. Her passion for learning and creating are stronger than ever. She is pursuing an MFA in visual arts and is applying to schools to begin that program in fall of 2018. She spends her free time painting and drawing mixed media still lifes and portraiture.
Skylar Davis Gallemore
Skylar graduated from High Point University with a BS in interior design. Skylar has worked for over five years at Fidelity Investments as a workplace guidance manager.
Jennifer Eller Hansen
Jennifer received a degree in interior design from High Point University. She has been working at Universal Furniture in High Point, NC since 2010 as an interior designer for their showroom as well as working with dealers throughout the country creating visual merchandising displays. She married her best friend, Erik, in 2013 and had twin boys in August 2016.
Susan Ada Sheek Hamilton
Susan completed dual degrees in interior design and business management from Appalachian State University.
A senior at North Carolina State University, Olivia is majoring in Industrial Design because she had a strong interest in art and a desire to make a difference in the world. Originally from Greensboro, NC, Olivia is a member of the scholars program and the national society of collegiate scholars. In her free time, Olivia participates in Art2wear as the student director of the College of Design Runway Show and participates in Dance Marathon at NC State, a fundraising organization for Duke Children’s Hospital. She also enjoys exercising, drawing and weaving. After graduation, she would like to pursue a career as a designer of furniture, textiles and fashion.
Hannah is a senior at Mississippi State University, majoring in Interior Design. In addition to MSU, she is in the Shackouls Honors College pursuing a double minor in marketing and art. She has always loved to draw and paint, she latched onto the idea of adding artistic value to the world. She also loves psychology and using critical thinking skills to solve problems. Hannah is a member of the Mississippi State’s competitive Montgomery Leadership Program, tutors and mentors at a local elementary school. She also volunteers with several community service organizations including Habitat for Humanity and the Starkville Care Center & Food Bank. Hannah enjoys managing her own freelance photography business, painting and drawing by commission, playing piano, singing and cooking. She also serves as senior photography chair for MSU’s American Society of Interior Designers student chapter, and is an intern at an interior design firm in Starkville. She’s been on the President’s List every semester and was also inducted into the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. Following graduation, Hannah hopes to continue her interior design career with a firm that promotes the design of environmentally conscious and empathetic spaces, especially in the fields of hospitality and healthcare. Eventually she hopes to have the opportunity to create her own line of home furnishings that reflect her love for all things interior design through color, texture, and shapes that provides her own brand of modern elegance and functionality to individuals worldwide.
Coury Cunningham Stolarik
Coury received a BS in interior design from East Carolina University. She currently works for O’Brien/Atkins Associates, PA as an interior designer. Previously she was an interior designer at JDavis Architects, projectmanager/interior designer at Manning Design Group, Inc., and interior designer at HH Architecture and IA Interior Architects.