Our Team

From your initial consultation to installation and all the steps in between our team goes above and beyond for each client, because behind every great project there is a great team!

Julia Kirkendall, Principal Designer/Owner

Julia Kirkendall

Principal Designer/Owner

As founder and Principal Designer of Kirkendall Design, award-winning Julia Kirkendall is an expert in delivering exceptional curated design projects that bring beauty and detail to her client’s homes and captures their own personal story.

Julia is known for her deep knowledge and experience of construction as well as stunning and inspirational design. Her passion and distinctive ability to connect with clients and bring their dreams into reality have led to many years of successful design.

Debbie

Interior Design/Business Development

“Shake what your mother gave you” – Debbie loves a good party and her zingy personality makes you want to get to know her. A precisionist by nature, Debbie enjoys seeing homes transform and her attention to detail will make your heart smile. Not only can our resident socialite create an engaging design presentation, she can also transition from design assistant to a strategic business development role. She loves entertaining, spending time with her friends and family as well as being involved with her faith. In Debbie’s world, there are no strangers, only friends she hasn’t met yet – lots of them.

Fun Fact
Debbie once glued her eye shut with acrylic nail glue thinking is was contact solution
Note to self:
It’s a pretty flat pancake without two sides.

Larry Brummett

Jayne

Senior Designer

Jayne is the fashionable co-worker who always has a witty comeback at the ready. She enjoys online shopping and has a great sense of how colors and patterns work together. Her ability to research and find anything online helps us source the most unique decor, textiles and furnishings for our clients. She can design a room so that it’s not only camera-ready but also current and stylish and completely about how the client will be using the space. In her spare time, Jayne likes to binge-watch a good true crime series, garden (to take her mind off of said true crime series), and play games with family and friends.

Fun Fact
Fashion is my kryptonite
Note to self:
In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.

Abraham Lincoln

Lindsay

Senior Designer

Having previously owned her own construction company, Lindsay has an in-depth knowledge of the inner workings of a home from framing to plumbing and electrical, foundations, etc. This gives her a unique skill set when it comes to drafting plans and 3D designs, as well as communicating with our construction team for a seamless implementation of our designs. Look out, because Lindsay has also been known to pick up a trowel or nailgun, or run the miter saw when the opportunity arises, she has true grit and loves to get involved in building!

Fun Fact
Lindsay loves to sing and the highlight of her musical career was singing backup for Andrea Bocelli in concert in 2016
Note to self:
You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.

Oscar Wilde

Lora

Business Manager

Lora is the longest-serving employee of Kirkendall Design. She’s been with the company for over 18 years and has seen it grow from a small design firm to the successful business it is today. Lora is the go-to person for all things Kirkendall Design. Need a problem solved? Lora is your woman. Need help with billing? Lora has you covered. She’s also a wise counselor and friend to all who work here. In her free time, Lora enjoys spending time poolside with a cold drink in hand. And during the colder months, she loves to escape to a warmer destination–anywhere with a beach. Spending time with her family, friends, and her new grandbaby is also pretty high up on the list.

Fun Fact
I love to sing but I cannot sing.
Note to self:
There is no passion to be found in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.

Nelson Mandela

Emily

Purchasing Agent/Expeditor

Before entering the interior design industry, Emily was a Crime Analyst in D.C., flipping houses in her spare time to appease her creative side. (Talk about an interesting career pivot!) Now, Emily is KD’s purchasing agent and unofficial software/systems educator. She plays an integral role in overseeing the ordering and receiving of our inventory for design and construction projects, along with providing valuable input and assistance with our administrative processes. She and her husband have a 1-year-old son, who regularly makes adorable appearances at our virtual team meetings.

Fun Fact
Emily loves coffee and enjoys DIY projects and teaching herself new skills, like making furniture
Note to self:
I'm not telling you it's going to be easy. I'm telling you it's going to be worth it.

Mary

Marketing/Business Development

Before coming on board at KD, Mary was a marketing and communications powerhouse in the non-profit world. She then started doing freelance marketing for small companies, providing strategic communications and social media marketing services. She even worked for a professional organizing company, which has proven to be a valuable asset in our fast-paced design firm. When not at work, Mary enjoys spending quality time with those closest to her, going for walks with her pup Max, shopping, and sprucing up her (most likely) already perfectly decluttered home.

Fun Fact
I speak in movie quotes
Note to self:
Life isn't perfect but your outfit can be.

Landon

Project Manager

Meet Landon, our favorite project manager who ensures that our construction projects run like clockwork. Thanks to his extensive expertise in oil field construction and logistics management, Landon guides the construction team to stay on schedule and meet key project milestones. His ability to communicate with clients, understand their needs, and find solutions that exceed their expectations is a valuable asset to our firm. In his free time, Landon likes to explore the great outdoors and enjoys hunting, fishing, and hiking.

Fun Fact
Landon is a certified scuba diver.
Note to self:
Anytime you can affect people in general, in a positive way, then you're a lucky individual.

Sam Elliot

Max

Construction Supervisor

Meet Max, jack-of-all-trades worker/laborer. He can build…a CAR with his bare hands. Max helps with a multitude of tasks on the job and around the office; installing, painting, making deliveries, overseeing the warehouse, all while finding new things he is uniquely suited to dominate. His ability to work efficiently and his constant desire to learn enables the team to run like a well-oiled machine. In his free time, Max is tinkering with his truck or wheeling and dealing on Craigslist to support his hobbies.

Fun Fact
Apple connoisseur, I am
Note to self:
Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I may remember. Involve me and I learn.

Benjamin Franklin

Jacob

Construction Services

Jacob has an invaluable knack for building things and solving complex problems. Before joining the Kirkendall Design team, he received his manufacturing engineer license from TCC.

Day to day, you will find him leading out on construction projects, managing product deliveries, or installing custom pieces in client homes. Off of the clock, Jacob enjoys working on cars and trucks.

Mason

Construction Services

Mason has been part of the Kirkendall Design family for many years even before he was hired full-time. In high school, he worked in the afternoons and evenings after school assisting on construction projects alongside his brother, Max, and he’s continued to grow his construction and project management skills over the last four years.

In his spare time, Mason likes working on his car or building radio-controlled (RC) cars.