The IIDA Rocky Mountain Chapter is a community of interior design champions dedicated to advancing the industry through advocacy, cultivation, & celebration.

Interior Design laws assist in establishing and maintaining professional standards that protect the health, safety and welfare of the general public.

IIDA firmly believes that legal recognition, achieved through licensing, registration, and certification brings uniformity to the profession, defines responsibility, provides accountability, increases the quality of client services and choices and encourages excellence in the Interior Design industry.

To advocate for better legislation, diversity in interior design, improved access to excellent design, and sustainable practices.

To cultivate design leaders through education, accreditation, business development, design thinking, and important conversations.

To celebrate the design professionals and projects that bring about design excellence.

The Rocky Mountain Chapter of IIDA supports an active community of more than 250 members across three locally-focused City Centers, three States, and one student Campus Center.

DNVR

The Denver City Center is home for the majority of our membership base and serves as the hosting City Center for many Chapter-Wide Premier Events, including the BESTAwards, RockCon, and Pret-A-Porter.

NOCO

Our Northern Colorado City Center is located in Fort Collins and is known for their shop tours and partnership with faculty and students at the University.

SOCO

The Southern Colorado City Center is located in Colorado Springs and is known for their philanthropic efforts in the community through their Stocking Event in December and membership mixers throughout the year.

WYMO

Our Chapter reaches into Wyoming and Montana, connecting members across state borders through networking and professional development events.

COSU

Our Campus Center at Colorado State University in Fort Collins supports students engaged in the Interior Design profession through panel events, portfolio reviews, and participation in the Western Region Student Design Charette.

2024 Board

President

Ali Dahl
DLR Group

President Elect

Caroline Paris
Steelcase

Past President

Courtney Wilson
Echo Architecture

VP of Membership

Kristen Matthews
Infinium Walls

VP of Advocacy

Mary Bonin
Venture Architecture, Inc

VP of Sponsorship

Katy Imhoff
Stantec

VP of Premier Events

Brent Otsuka
Fentress Architects

VP of Professional Development

Tina Kivalu
Studiotrope Design Collective

VP of Communications

Krista Scruton
Kestrel Design Group

VP of Student Affairs

Jamie Starrett
3D Identity

SOCO City Center Co-Director

Elissa Koehler
RTA Architects

SOCO City Center Co-Director

Casey Osler
Patcraft

DNVR City Center Co-Director

Morgan Delaney
Elements

DNVR City Center Co-Director

Andy Wilms
Mohawk Group

NOCO City Center Co-Director

Katy Jackson
Perkins&Will

NOCO City Center Co-Director

Rebecca Graese
Shears Adkins Rockmore

Director of Brand Strategy

Angela Harness
Kestrel Design Group

Director of Digital Publishing

Callie Powell
Tryba Architects

Director of Community Engagement

Amy Cordova
Kestrel Design Group

Director of Advocacy

Emilie Diggs
Apogee Consulting Group

Director of EDI

Anna Bergman
Lamar Johnson Collaborative

Director of Sponsorship Coordination

Brandi Enright
Stantec

Director of Premier Events

Brandon Petross-Oliver
Allsteel

Director of Professional Development

Marcia Sweigert
Marcia Sweigert Interiors
ID Conquer

Director of Student Outreach

Whitney Chomko
MillerKnoll

Director of Student Outreach

Brie Hollins
DLR Group