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The Team

Collaboration is key at Decorative Materials. Across all our showrooms we work together to make sure every project is handled seamlessly no matter the location. A dynamic and inspired team is imperative to the success of every project.

  • Margot Hampleman

    Founder & CEO (Fearless Leader)

    Margot Hampleman

    Founder & CEO (Fearless Leader)

    Out of her sheer passion for artisanal tile, Margot founded Decorative Materials in 1988 with a goal to represent domestic ceramic craftsmanship. Her dream blossomed into one of the country’s leading tile and stone showrooms. Powered by her passion not only for tile, but for serving her community inside and out of the showroom, Margot loves helping people improve their lives. Adventure travel, exercise and immersion in nature are at the top of her list of inspirations, but she is also inspired by intelligent conversation and continual learning. Margot can’t leave home without her Lululemon joggers, and if she’s not in one of our showrooms, you can find her on a travel adventure or having a massage, which are two of her greatest luxuries. You may also find her snuggling with Heidi + Remi, her two beloved Brittany Spaniels, or as she would say, “the loves of my life!”

  • Kirsten Schmit

    President

    Kirsten Schmit

    President

    With Decorative Materials since 2006, Kirsten is a graduate of The New York School of Interior Design. If Kirsten isn’t traveling between all our locations you can probably find her enjoying an early morning sunrise hike with her Double Doodle Kiedis. Passionate about architecture and design, Kirsten is inspired by and loves to travel abroad. Her greatest luxury is time and she is inspired daily by her Mother.

Denver

  • Michele Baum

    Senior Design Consultant

    Michele Baum

    Senior Design Consultant

    An integral part of the Decorative Materials Management Team, Michele has been contributing innovative ideas to Decorative Materials since 2011. Passionate about tile and stone, she is inspired by creative people, including her clientele. Michele has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, and her greatest luxury is having time to create and craft treasures. When Michele isn’t with her dog, Duncan, and her super-sized cat, Max, she is stopping by Sonic to pick up a Dr. Pepper on her way to the showroom!

  • Tanya Baldwin

    Sales Manager +
    Business Development

    Tanya Baldwin

    Sales Manager +
    Business Development

    A native of Maine, Tanya has filled many roles at Decorative Materials since 2005. Her degree in Interior Design and Architecture brings valuable contributions to Decorative Materials. Tanya is inspired by her mom, husband, work colleagues and nature, and is passionate about being outdoors, her family, great food, travel and floral design. Her greatest luxury is falling asleep to the sound of waves crashing in the perfect bed with her kids and doggies! Tanya is an integral part of our Management Team and her role model is our Fearless Leader, Margot!

  • Mark Snyder

    Controller

    Mark Snyder

    Controller

    A native of Chicago with a degree in Accounting from Colorado State University, Mark is passionate about “living life to the fullest!” When Mark isn’t managing the finances at Decorative Materials you can find him enjoying his “greatest luxury,” his vacations! Mark can’t leave home without his wallet and is inspired by those adversely affected by tragedy.

  • Betsy Wilinsky

    Showroom Liaison

    Betsy Wilinsky

    Showroom Liaison

    If Betsy isn’t driving around in her convertible with the top down or spending time with her husband and children or perhaps snuggling with Zoie Hedda, a senior, overweight rescue Soft-coated Wheaton Terrier who they adopted because she “is the same age as us,” you can find her greeting clients at our Denver Showroom. Since 2013 Betsy has warmly welcomed a global list of clients and tended to their needs- espressos to samples! A native of St. Louis with a degree in English Education Betsy is inspired by creativity, fun and love. Betsy can’t leave home without her glasses and her phone!

  • Kim Storm

    Outside Account Executive + Design Consultant

    Kim Storm

    Outside Account Executive + Design Consultant

    Passionate about her family and inspired by the outdoors and nature, Kim’s greatest luxury is a little time alone preferably with a glass of wine. Kim’s role models are her parents and she can’t leave home without her phone. A Design Consultant in our Denver Showroom since 2017, Kim brings a great sense of design and logic to her projects.

  • Megan Rice

    Outside Account Executive + Design Consultant

    Megan Rice

    Outside Account Executive + Design Consultant

    Inspired by the powerful women in her life and surrounded by peers doing amazing things, Megan’s greatest luxury is having her home to herself! If she’s not entertaining and creating beautiful tablescapes she is probably relaxing by reading and enjoying a cup of tea. Her role model is her Mom and she cannot leave home without a good hair tie, an extra pair of earrings and usually a spare pair of shoes! If she’s not dreaming about tile she might be dreaming about their future Great Dane or Boxer!

  • Monica Lozano

    Design Consultant

    Monica Lozano

    Design Consultant

    Monica can’t leave home without hugging her pup, Blue, a grey pit mix. Inspired by art, music, travel and culture, Monica is passionate about design + cocktails! A native of Texas, Monica has been a Design Consultant in our Denver Showroom since 2014. She graduated from Columbus College of Art + Design with a degree in Interior Design. Her greatest luxury is a spa day with a massage. Monica’s role model is her grandfather and the wonderful memories they shared. He inspires her to keep going and keep her chin up!

  • Becky Glaesel

    Design Consultant

    Becky Glaesel

    Design Consultant

    Becky is a native of Michigan with an immense appreciation for other people, beautiful places and spaces, and travel. As a people person, health and wellness, relationships with family and friends, and helping others are some of Becky’s greatest passions. When she isn’t in the showroom, the University of Florida alumni can be found taking her adorable Golden Retriever, Tucker, for a walk or enjoying a relaxing day at the spa.

  • Kelsey Knapp

    Project Coordinator

    Kelsey Knapp

    Project Coordinator

    A native of Colorado with a degree in Interior Design from The Art Institute of Colorado, Kelsey joined the Decorative Materials team in 2013. Passionate about design and inspired by others, her greatest luxury is her health! She can’t leave home without her phone! Always willing to jump in where needed, when Kelsey is not busy helping clients and other staff as well, you may find her enjoying her favorite movie, The Breakfast Club.

  • Sarita Trujillo

    Project Coordinator

    Sarita Trujillo

    Project Coordinator

    Inspired by family, art, music and nature, Sarita is passionate about anything and everything creative, especially painting and drawing. A native of Oklahoma, Sarita studied Interior Design at The Art Institutes. With her role models as her Mother + Daughter, who are her greatest teachers and mentors, her greatest luxury is to visit her huge family all over the country! She can’t leave home without her phone, planner, coffee and water bottle. Sarita joined the Decorative Materials team in 2019.

  • Dana Kilcoyne

    Project Coordinator

    Dana Kilcoyne

    Project Coordinator

    Dana is a Colorado native and has been bringing positivity to the Denver Showroom since March of 2020 with her sparkling personality! She is passionate about her family, interior and landscape design, gardening and yoga. Dana won’t be caught without her mom bag on her which has just about everything but the kitchen sink. Her idea of a perfect evening is enjoying a crisp glass of white wine and dipping her toes in the surf… preferably at the same time!

Basalt (Aspen)

  • Jenn Lindahl

    Regional Sales Manager +
    Design Consultant

    Jenn Lindahl

    Regional Sales Manager +
    Design Consultant

    With a degree in Interior Design, Jenn is inspired by having to think “out of the box” as well as good design. As a member of our Management Team, Jenn has been providing solutions to clients across the country since 2009. Jenn’s favorites are spending time with her husband Travis and strong-willed toddler Reagan or good friends paired with good food and wine! Jenn is not only inspired by Martyn Lawrence Bullard and Kelly Wearstler but also by her grandmother who was a strong woman who insisted in driving her own car in the 50’s, ran a successful jewelry business and refused to iron or wear an apron!

  • Jackie Lapid

    Design Consultant

    Jackie Lapid

    Design Consultant

    Inspired by nature, travel, being challenged, and other people doing amazing awesome things every day, Jackie is passionate about adventure, climbing and nurturing relationships she has with family and friends. Jackie’s greatest luxury is a memory foam mattress when she’s enjoying the Colorado Wilderness and she can’t leave home without coffee and chap stick. A joyful member of our Basalt Showroom, Jackie has been with Decorative Materials since 2017.

  • Jessye Ebbinghouse

    Project Coordinator

    Jessye Ebbinghouse

    Project Coordinator

    An artist at heart, Jessye graduated from the Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design with a degree in Sculpture. Passionate about the creativity + imagination of the Telluride Film Festival, she is greatly inspired by artists and loves to laugh. Jessye hails from Georgia her role model is Miranda July. She started her role at the Basalt Showroom in October 2020 and cannot wait to join the rest of the Decorative Materials dog parents when she adopts a grey French Bulldog – hopefully very soon!

  • Madison Greiner

    Project Coordinator

    Madison Greiner

    Project Coordinator

    Madison hails from the great state of California and came to Colorado for school at the University of Colorado at Boulder where she studied Communications. She joined the team at the Basalt Showroom in July of 2021. When she isn’t in the showroom, Madison can be found skiing, hiking, camping, exploring the outdoors or spending precious time with her son which is one of her greatest luxuries in life. In true Decorative Materials spirit, she is a dog lover adores her two pups, Oscar, a fiery 13-year-old dachshund and Lhotse, her mischievous husky.

  • Ayelen Scarsini

    Design Consultant

    Ayelen Scarsini

    Design Consultant

    Aye came to Colorado all the way from Buenos Aires, Argentina where she was born and raised. She has a passion for design and has an impressive background having studied Industrial Design at the Universidad de Palermo in Buenos Aires. Her greatest luxuries include choosing her life with freedom, enjoying an alfajo and glass of wine at a mountain top and drinking coffee in bed. When she isn’t working with clients in the Basalt Showroom, Aye can be found traveling, enjoying the great outdoors or spending time with her adventurous cat, Yampa.

Edwards (Vail)

  • Kara Levine

    Showroom Manager +
    Design Consultant

    Kara Levine

    Showroom Manager +
    Design Consultant

    Passionate about dogs, skiing, horses, music and (of course) fixed finishes, Kara is constantly inspired by her surroundings. A native of New Hampshire, Kara’s greatest luxury is living in the Rocky Mountains. She can’t leave home without her two treasured pups; Digby and Mowgli. Since 2015 Kara has been contributing her enthusiastic ideas and contributions to Decorative Materials.

  • Kaitlyn Nannen

    Marketing Coordinator

    Kaitlyn Nannen

    Marketing Coordinator

    After graduating from Penn State with a Bachelor’s in Advertising and Public Relations, Kaitlyn moved to the Vail Valley and began her role at Decorative Materials. A native of Rochester, New York, Kaitlyn is passionate about skiing, snowboarding, camping and spending time with her kitten, Ralph! She is inspired by her parents and is always excited to spend quality time with family and friends.

  • Loreal Weisshaar

    Project Coordinator

    Loreal Weisshaar

    Project Coordinator

    Born in Chile and raised here in Colorado, Loreal is inspired by meeting new people + hearing their life experiences which makes her perfect for her client-facing role at Decorative! She joined the Edwards showroom in November 2020 and can be found traveling and setting out on new adventures with her two precious dogs, Kona K and Lucy Lu, in her free time. When it comes to role models, Loreal can’t pick just one and is excited to celebrate everyone’s differences that make them unique.

  • Samantha Hertel

    Design Consultant

    Samantha Hertel

    Design Consultant

    Samantha is a fundamental part of the Edwards Showroom team and started at Decorative Materials in March of 2021. Living + working in the Vail Valley and her treasured friends + family are some of Sam’s greatest luxuries. On the weekends, Sam can be found exploring the outdoors whether it is on her snowboard, riding horses or on a camping trip with her puppy, Bo, otherwise known as the Edwards Showroom Greeter! The Chattanooga native has an immense appreciation for bright colors, patterns and fashion and inherited her love of design from her talented mother.

Warehouse

  • Beth Pedrick

    Logistics Manager

    Beth Pedrick

    Logistics Manager

    Beth started at Decorative Materials in 1998 and is an integral part in the fabric of our company. She manages all logistics at Decorative all the way from Nicaragua where she lives her dream running a yoga retreat. Beth is a free spirit who is passionate about communities, Tibetan Buddhism, yoga, food sovereignty, animals and maybe a little tile here and there. A native of New Jersey, her greatest luxury is that she was born in a country where she was taught the possibilities are endless.

  • Johnny Rojas

    Operations Coordinator

    Johnny Rojas

    Operations Coordinator

    Inspired by those who persevere and never give up no matter the odds, Johnny is a valuable member of our warehouse team. Passionate about his family first followed closely by his car, Johnny can’t leave home without his keys, his wallet and his car. His greatest luxury is his Mustang! His role models are two amazing men who have passed although he will never forget them for all the wisdom and kindness they shared with Johnny, one a true leader and the other a saint.

  • Jimmy Musto

    Warehouse Supervisor

    Jimmy Musto

    Warehouse Supervisor

    A native of New York, Jimmy joined our Warehouse Team in 2015. Inspired by art and passionate about nature, if Jimmy isn’t pulling client’s orders, he is probably exploring Colorado’s highest peaks with his dog, Friday. Jimmy can’t leave home without his keys, wallet and most importantly, his brain!

  • Gordon Koch

    Warehouse Supervisor

    Gordon Koch

    Warehouse Supervisor

    A native of Boulder, Colorado, Gordon joined the Decorative Materials team at the Warehouse in September 2021. After graduating from Front Range Community College where he studied Music History, he followed his passion for music and toured with his band for 10+ years. Gordon’s greatest luxury is spending time at his drum set and he greatly admires his role model, Billy Cobham, a famous drummer. In addition to music, his passions lie in art and his love of cooking.

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