MARILYN NAGELKIRK, CKD
Marilyn is a graduate of Aquinas College
with a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts degree in
Interior Design through Kendall College of Art
and Design and a degree in Applied Sciences
through Ferris State University.
Marilyn has over 30 years experience
in the Kitchen and Bath industry and
is a proud member of The National Kitchen
and Bath Association (NKBA).
She obtained her builder’s license and has
been a certified kitchen designer since 1990.
In 2004, she opened Kitchen West (K West) in
Douglas, Michigan and has served as the
Lakeshore’s premier kitchen designer for
more than 10 years.
Marilyn brings a vast
knowledge of cabinetry and design to the
Kitchen West team. She has a strong focus on
customer service and coordinates the team
through the design and construction processes.
Certified Kitchen Designer
by the NKBA.
Laurah is a graduate of Kendall College of Art
and Design with a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts degree
in Interior Design. She won first place in the
Rehau Leading Edge Design Competition and is
pursuing her AKBD certification through the
National Kitchen and Bath Association.
Laurah is a project manager and provides
organization through her attentional to detail.
As well as being able to provide hand-rendered
drawings, she is well-versed in multiple design
and drawing technologies. She enjoys assisting
clients with decisions and facilitating design
solutions. Laurah also brings graphic design and
visual presentation skills for each project.
CHERISE VANDER HEIDE
Cherise is a graduate of Kendall College of Art and
Design and has been with the Kitchen West team for
over 10 years. She brings a knowledge of furniture
design and excels in contemporary kitchen design.
Cherise provides her artistic abilities through
hand-rendered drawings as well as through computer-
aided drawing software. Cherise is an integral part of
the team and assists each project from start to finish.
Carol has overseen daily office operations since
joining Kitchen West in 2011. She coordinates work
activities to meet project goals and expectations.
Carol brings strong customer relation skills through
daily client interaction. She enjoys cooking and
baking for the Kitchen West team and clients.
LOGISTICS / EVENT COORDINATOR
Sam works alongside Carol to coordinate client deliveries.
With a strong background in the hospitality industry, he
has a great passion for cooking and entertaining.
Sam successfully helps plan and cater all of
Kitchen West design events.