Our Team

Meet the Inplace Studio Team


Owner and principal designer. Over 20 years of architecture and high-end kitchen design experience. Alison holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Carnegie Mellon University.


Andy is Inplace Studio's certified installer. He brings over 20 years of experience in fine carpentry and cabinet making. Andy holds in degree in wooden boat building.


Lauren joined Inplace Studio in 2014 with over 5 years of design experience focused on residential kitchen and bath design. Lauren received a Bachelor degree in Interior Design from the Design Institute of San Diego. Lauren is also a certified interior designer having met all the education, experience and examination criteria by the California Council for Interior Design, which is the standard for interior designers in the State of California. Lauren excels in maximizing homes with poor layouts and awkward spaces creating functional, usable areas. Lauren’s excellent communication and project management ensures projects stay on time and within budget.

Showroom/Marketing Manager

Kelly comes to Inplace Studio with over twelve years of experience in Stone and Tile Showrooms, working her way up from a successful sales/design position to Showroom and Marketing Manager. In her first two years as the Showroom Manager for Inplace Studio, Kelly has become the initial point of contact for all clients. Kelly’s main goal at Inplace Studio is to ensure that the client’s experience is smooth from start to finish. Kelly works with each member of the Inplace Studio team to keep projects on task and helps in any way necessary.

Project Manager

Nicole is a dynamic part of the Inplace Studio team having started as a Design Assistant over 8 years ago. She currently excels in the role of Project Manager. Nicole’s position requires her to shift between projects from interior design, client meetings and selecting products to technical ordering and working with product manufacturers. She prides herself on being mindful of aesthetics as well as proportions and calculations. Nicole received her Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design from San Diego State University.

Project Manager

Cathy Lankford earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Interior Design from East Carolina University and completed training courses from Wood-Mode & Brookhaven in cabinetry craftsmanship and design. Her career began in the design/cabinetry industry over 12 years ago. Prior to Inplace Studio, she honed her experience at other well-known companies such as Wood-Mode & Brookhaven in Washington, DC and Kitchen Expo in La Jolla. Cathy looks beyond design to uncover her client’s needs. Cathy’s clients appreciate her hands on approach - managing projects from start to finish.

CAD/3D Drafting

Daniel joined Inplace Studio in 2013. Daniel helps customers visualize their space and understand the look and feel of their design. He assists with the preliminary and schematic processes of identifying details and overall look and feel of the space and kitchen design. Daniel excels in drafting, site measurements and creating digital 3 dimensional and spacial visualizations. Daniel earned a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.
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