Team

Marilyn Nagelkirk, CKD

Principal

mnagelkirk@kitchenwest.com

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 Boogaard, AKBD

Project Designer

laurahb@kitchenwest.com

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 achieved 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

Design Associate
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.

Alyce Greeson

Design Associate
Alyce is a graduate of Kendall College of Art and Design with a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts. She works closely with project managers to support design development and presentation. Alyce will also work directly with clients to select materials and finishes to complete design solutions.

Emma Nagelkirk

Student Designer
emman@kitchenwest.com

Emma is a student at Kendall College of Art and Design. She works closely with project managers to support design development and presentation. She brings a new perspective on innovation in design to the K West team.

Carol Lozano

Office Manager
caroll@kitchenwest.com

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.

Sam Farnsworth

Logistics / Event Coordinator

Sam worked alongside Carol to coordinate client deliveries. With a strong background in the hospitality industry, he had a great passion for cooking and entertaining. Sam successfully helped plan and cater all of Kitchen West design events.

In memoriam - unchanged forever in our hearts.

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