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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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.

2023 Board


Courtney Wilson
Echo Architecture

Past President

Alex Neujahr
Ware Malcomb

President Elect

Ali Dahl
DLR Group

VP of Communications

Angela Harness
Kestrel Design Group

VP of Membership

Kristen Matthews
Infinium Walls

VP of Student Affairs

Caroline Paris

VP of Premier Events

Brent Otsuka
Fentress Architects

VP of Sponsorship

Kelly O'Connor

VP of Professional Development

Tina Kivalu

SOCO CC Co-Director

Michelle Cox
Pear Workplace Solutions

SOCO CC Co-Director

Casey Osler

DNVR CC Co-Director

Morgan Delaney

Denver CC Co-Director

Andy Wilms
Mohawk Group

NOCO CC Co-Director

Katy Jackson

Director of Digital Publishing | Communications

Callie Powell
Tryba Architects

Director of Professional Development

Katy Imhoff

Director of Student Affairs

Lauren Ranney

Director of Student Affairs

Jamie Starrett
3D Identity