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IIDA Mission

IIDA is the commercial interior design association with global reach. We support design professionals, industry affiliates, educators, students, firms, and their clients through our network of 15,000+ members across 58 countries.


We advocate for advancement in education, design excellence, legislation, leadership, accreditation, and community outreach to increase the value and understanding of interior design as a profession that enhances business value and positively impacts the health and wellbeing of people’s lives every day.


Chapters and City Centers are the visible strength of our Association. By leveraging contacts we encourage Members to seek out opportunities, continually expand networks and solidify partnerships. IIDA is committed to facilitating a global community for Members through all of its resources.


Our Mission

The IIDA Rocky Mountain Chapter is a community of interior design champions dedicated to advancing the industry through advocacy,  cultivation, & celebration.

Kate Chapman, IIDA

Alexandra Neujahr, IIDA
President Elect
Ware Malcomb

Lindsey Salazar, IIDA
Past President

Lauren Amber Prestenbach, IIDA
VP of Advocacy
Powers Brown Architecture

Ali Dahl, IIDA
VP of City Centers
DLR Group

Courtney Wilson, IIDA
VP of Communications
Echo Architecture + Interiors

Tess Wilson, IIDA
VP of Premier Events

Shannon White, Industry IIDA
VP of Membership

Madeline Saptya, IIDA
VP of Professional Development
DLR Group

Emily Monarez, Industry IIDA
VP of Sponsorship

Audrey Murray, Industry IIDA
VP of Student Affairs
PEAR Workplace Solutions

Mei-Ling Krabbe, Associate IIDA
Denver CC Co-Director
Abel Design Group

Jenna Mersy, Industry IIDA
Denver CC Co-Director


Bob Hobson, Industry IIDA
NOCO CC Co-Director

Coco Koch, Industry IIDA
NOCO CC Co-Director

Amy Schuster, IIDA
SOCO CC Co-Director
Echo Architecture + Interiors

Julie Webster, Student IIDA
SOCO CC Co-Director

Artisan Interiors

Send us a message

We would love to hear from you. Please allow up to 24 hours for a member of the Board to respond.


    Katie Cavallo

    Why are you a member of IIDA?:
    It is my tribe! IIDA was the group I didn’t know existed and was so excited when I found the organization.

    What does interior design legislation mean to you?:
    Elevates our profession, creates a platform for designers to work to their fullest intent.

    What gets you the most excited about design?:
    I love that design can solve problems in ways people don’t always think about. Design unites and clarifies solutions and space.

    What project have you worked on that you are most proud of and why?:
    The Preacher’s Son restaurant in Bentonville, Arkansas. It was amazing, challenging and was nominated for a James Beard Award for design. It’s as beautiful of a space as the food is delicious!


    Paul Vanderheiden

    Why are you a member of IIDA?:
    I enjoy the opportunity to connect with new people in the industry and find encouragement from the personal relationships I have developed.

    What does being a designer mean to your life?:
    Design is an opportunity to facilitate positive changes in the lives of people. Personal fulfillment flows from this practice of helping others to create a space from which they can flourish and find their own success and fulfillment.

    What is your personal mantra?:
    Action cures fear.

    What would you do (for a career) if you weren’t doing this?:


    Tina Turner

    Why are you a member of IIDA?:
    I wanted to be more connected to our industry and to feel a sense of community with others who are passionate about the built community.

    Favorite IIDA event:
    Golf Tournament if the weather is nice….Or BEST, I love seeing all of the entrants.

    On a typical Saturday where can we find you?:
    During the day, spending time with my family, enjoying all Denver has to offer. Evenings usually bring friend time exploring a new bar or restaurant.

    • BEST Moment: An innovative or daring design feature Optiv - Staircase, IA Interior Architects

    • BEST Moment: An innovative or daring design feature Optiv - Staircase, IA Interior Architects

    • BEST Moment: An innovative or daring design feature Optiv - Staircase, IA Interior Architects