Thoma-Holec Design’s team offers highly specialized skills in designing practical, yet elegant, environments for the senior living market.
Our 30+ years’ of experience has proven invaluable to senior living developers and operators who market their communities through visualization, conceptual designs and model apartments. We are both inspired and motivated by our clients who will tell you we do this exceedingly well, and often come to view us as an extension of their own teams.
LuAnn Thoma-HolecFASID, NCIDQ, CID – Principal & FounderiLuAnn's passion for senior living interior design inspired her to launch a company exclusively dedicated to it. Her extensive experience has guided Thoma-Holec Design's process since 2006, resulting in award-winning, welcoming spaces within senior living communities throughout the US and Canada. Her vision has been successfully demonstrated in hundreds of communities, where residents enjoy home-like surroundings with remarkable amenities that showcase each community’s commitment to hospitality. LuAnn’s team of talented designers has earned numerous national, regional and local awards. Their ability to enhance the social model of senior living and care contribute to the marketability of newly constructed and repositioned communities. Awards:
- Fellowship in the Council of Fellows ASID
- Designer of Distinction
- National Council of Senior Housing - five silver awards
- ASID Awards of Excellence in senior care, hospitality and model merchandising
- Bachelor of Science in Interior Design and Museum Arts – University of Wisconsin-Madison
- Graduate Certificate in Gerontology – Arizona State University
- Certified National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ)
- Certified Active Adult Specialist in Housing (CAASH)
- Licensed Interior Designer – state of Nevada
- Certified Interior Designer – state of California
- Industry member of Assisted Living Federation of America – member
- Industry member of LeadingAge
- SAGE Member (Society for the Advancement of Gerontological Environments
- Past (six year) Board Member of the Arizona Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA)
- Past National Director-at-Large of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID)
Keith StantonASID, NCIDQ, CHID – Director of Design DevelopmentiKeith’s extensive exposure to art contributed to his attraction to the energy humans have to transform physical space. After earning his BFA, Intermedia from Arizona State University, he lived on the East Coast, where he spent time in a variety of creative industries. His experiences led him to interior design and ultimately his AAS, Interior Design degree from Scottsdale Community College. Keith’s expertise includes high-end residential and hospitality design. In addition to being a Professional ASID Member, Keith is NCIDQ Certified, a LEED Green Associate, a past-president of the ASID Arizona North Chapter, a member of the ASID National Ethics Committee, Chair of the ASID Adaptive Living Task Force, and one of less than a dozen Certified Healthcare Interior Designers (CHID) in the senior living industry. He resides in Scottsdale with his wife, a beagle and a somewhat domesticated cat. He is a nationally exhibited photographer, runner, and cyclist in his spare time. Affiliations:
- Professional member ASID
- LEED Green Associate
- President-Elect 2014 - 2015, ASID Arizona North
- Chapter President 2015 - 2016, ASID Arizona North
- NCIDQ Certified
- Chair, ASID Adaptive Living Task Force
Amy WengerNCIDQ, ASID - Senior Interior DesigneriAmy joined the Thoma-Holec Design team in August 2017. In her role, she focuses on designing interiors for re-positioning, rebranding and remodeling existing senior living communities. She has a true passion for interior design, specifically for senior living, and values her ability to create beautiful and functional interiors for those in later life. Amy earned her Associates Degree in Interior Design at Waukesha County Technical College Pewaukee, WI. She enjoys hiking and has a goal to hike through the Appalachian Trail, and is a master scuba diver. She recently moved to Phoenix from Wisconsin where she has lived most of her life. Amy has a husband of almost 30 years, a daughter and a son, daughter-in-law and granddaughter. Her family also includes a Chesapeake Labrador named Mia, and a cat named Karl. Affiliations:
- NCIDQ Certified
- ASID WI President Elect nominee, 2016-2017
- Director at Large for the ASID WI Board of Directors, 2014-2016
- 2014 ASID WI Top 5 Under 5 Emerging Professionals – Contributions to the Chapter Award
- 2013 ASID WI Top 5 Under 5 Emerging Professionals - Honorable Mention Award
- ASID WI Chairperson for Professional Development
- ASID): WCTC ASID Student Chapter President Volunteer
Kym CoxAllied ASID - Senior Interior DesigneriKym is originally from Washington State, but has come to love the desert. She attended Washington State University as a pre-med Pharmacy student, but quickly realized her talents were better served in the design industry, particularly interior design. After studying abroad and traveling to different countries, she learned how important a beautifully designed space is connected to a person’s overall mood and reflection of life. Kym earned her Bachelor of Arts in the School of Design + Construction at Washington State University. She has a dedication and determination to create spaces that are full of passion, uniqueness, creativity and of course, functionality. Thoma-Holec gives her the chance to design beautiful spaces that will enhance the everyday life of seniors.
Laura PaskAllied ASID - Interior DesigneriLaura moved to Arizona in 2019 from Colorado and joined the Thoma-Holec Design team in August 2019 as an Interior Designer, bringing her extensive experience in space planning and kitchen and bath design to the team. She enjoys the mix of hospitality, high-end residential and commercial design features that are characteristic of senior living interior design. Laura earned her Bachelor of Arts from Colorado State University and Interior Design Degree from Arapahoe Community College. She finds inspiration from this quote designer by Robin Mathew, “Design is where science and art break even.” and is grateful to work with such a talented group of designers. Laura was raised in CO where she and her husband also raised two sons. When not at work, she enjoys tennis, hiking, biking and playing with their dog, Penny. Affiliations: • American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) – Member Since 2005
Qingmeng Yao-LambAllied ASID - Interior DesigneriThe first time Qingmeng started to learn drawing was at age 16. She practiced basic drawing skills for a few years, and eventually stepped into the interior design field of study. Before completing a Masters in Interior Architecture and Design in the spring of 2012, she worked on a few residential projects in China, but wanted to expand her professional skills in interior design, so Qingmeng came to the United States. Masters of Fine Art in Interior and Architecture – Academy of Art University, San Francisco and her Bachelor of Art and Design at Yunnan University, Kumming, Yunnan, China. She now enjoys her time with Thoma-Holec Design and looks forward to continuing her career and strives to give it her best on every single project.
- Affiliations:: Allied Member ASID
Kristine BaconInterior DesigneriKristine Bacon joined the Thoma-Holec Design team in November 2020 as an Interior Designer. In her role she maintains the design library and assists designers with finish and furnishings selections. Originally from Phoenix, AZ, she brings 10 years of hospitality management and renovation experience including procurement and installations. Her most recent experience includes reviewing submittals from hotel owners and designers to ensure compliance with brand design guidelines at one of the largest hotel chains. Kristine earned her AAS of Interior Design from Scottsdale Community College while working full time and assisting in numerous hotel renovations. In addition to spending time with her husband, two children and four grandchildren, Kristine enjoy travel, Jeeping and baking.
Sean BarnfatherInterior DesigneriSean joined the Thoma-Holec Design team as an Interior Designer in November 2020 bringing with him high-end residential and commercial tenant improvement experience. His commercial interior design experience includes office, retail, laboratory, and medical projects along with expertise in technical design, 3D modeling, and rendering. Sean is a graduate of the Master of Interior Architecture program at the University of California Los Angeles and Arizona State University where he earned his bachelor’s degree in Design Management and Minors in both Business and Sustainability.
Cherie YoungAllied ASID - Assistant DesigneriCherie is a native Arizonian. After her high school graduation, she went on to attend the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, IL. After one year of studies, Cheri transferred to Scottsdale Community College where her course of study focused on Interior Design. During college, she worked as a student intern at Habitat in their Model Home Merchandising Division. At completion of her internship, Cheri continued to work in the Model Home Merchandising division as an interior design assistant. Cherie earned her Associates of Art Degree in Interior Design at Scottsdale Community College. She is a dedicated and involved mother of three children. Her organizational skills, creativity and reliability allow her to multitask with her assistant design responsibilities as well as keeping up with her active family.
Katie BrunskillAllied ASID - Design AssistantiIn addition to being the first voice you hear when calling our office, Katie assists the designers with finish and furnishing selections, and creates all of the project presentations while maintaining the sample library. Prior to joining Thoma-Holec Design, Katie gained valuable experience as a member of the ASID North Chapter Co-Chair of Programs Committee and as ASID Scottsdale Community College Vice President. Katie earned a BA in Interior Design from Columbus College of Art & Design, and her Professional Level Certificate/Interior Design and her AA in Interior Design from Scottsdale Community College.
Breanna Cruz -ZamoraAllied ASID - Design AssistantiBreanna joined the Thoma-Holec Design team in February 2021 as an Assistant Designer. In her role, she assists senior designers with all phases of their projects, including selections of finishes, furnishings, art, accessories, as well as creating color boards for clients. In addition, her experience includes space planning, procurement, material selections, FFE, and more. She previously worked with a high-end design firm that involved working with clients of a luxury resort-style living and a branded short-term vacation rental company with a start-up hospitality environment. Breanna earned her BS in Interior Design from Northern Arizona University and her AAS in Interior Design and Merchandising from Mesa Community College.
Cathie EvansOnsite CoordinatoriIn her role as Onsite Coordinator, Cathie's prime responsibilities will be to coordinate with clients, warehouse, designers, and trades to ensure all aspects of the installations go accordingly to schedule. Cathie completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Interior Design from Arizona State University. She's worked primarily in commercial design in both AZ & CO and has eight years of project management experience.
Carol MosesOffice Administrator / AccountingiCarol is responsible for all internal accounts payable and receivables. With over 15 years’ experience performing accounting and bookkeeping functions for interior design firms; Carol is responsible for all internal accounts payable, receivables, and procurement tracking. Prior to joining Thoma-Holec Design she was employed at MGA Interiors and Habitat, Inc. in the accounts payable department.
Paula LiebermanProcurement ManageriPaula has worked 25+ years in New York City within commercial interiors firms as a furniture consultant/project manager to large corporate clients. Projects included New York Public Library, United Nations Headquarters, Goldman Sachs NY Headquarters, Whitney Museum of American Art, Brooklyn Supreme + Family Courthouse. “Having spent my career facilitating design and servicing the end user market, I have lived my entire life on the East Coast and decided to move to Arizona 2015. I loved watching “the winter that was” on TV rather than outside of my own kitchen window. Eager to begin Paula: Part 2 in the Southwest. Free time with my family, reading non-fiction and trying to find places to just walk – without threat of snakes sharing my path.”
Christopher BreedloveProcurement AssistantiChristopher has dedicated his career to the interior design industry resulting in over 30 years of direct experience servicing the trade showroom and high-end interior design firms. As the Procurement Assistant at Thoma-Holec Design, he demonstrates his expertise in customer service while working with clients and vendors to ensure the procurement process runs smoothly from start to finish. In addition to working closely with specifiers, craftsmen, tradesmen and delivery services, Chris is responsible for all data entry pertaining to orders, following up and scheduling.
Maricela EncisoMarketing ManageriIn the role of Marketing Manager, Maricela will be tasked with overseeing our digital marketing strategies, branding, and further strengthening our relationships with our clients, vendors, and partners. Maricela has over six years of experience in the marketing and sales field. She holds various web development and digital marketing certifications that will be an asset to elevate further and expand the Thoma-Holec Design brand digitally.
Leslie SnyderSenior Technical DesigneriLeslie began working in the model home industry immediately out of college but soon discovered a love for helping people heal through beautifully designed spaces. She has been working in the healthcare industry for 16 years and has a passion for bringing comfort to patients, families and staff members by creating spaces that are nurturing, peaceful and creative yet extremely functional. She has worked on all sizes of projects from small sales centers, Community Recreation Centers on up to large multi-story Hospitals. She loves seeing a project through all phases and has 20 years of experience putting together projects from Design Development, Construction Documentation on through Construction Administration. Her favorite part is walking into a space and hearing patients, family members and staff talking about how much a space has brought comfort and peace to their time spent in a facility. Leslie earned her Bachelors of Science in Interior Design at University of Arizona in Tucson, in addition, she completed a Summer Abroad Program at the Denmark Design School.
Designs for the seasons in life accommodate the changes that
naturally occur with aging. Even as our bodies alter in ways that may limit our physical capabilities, we continue growing mentally, spiritually and socially.
The elements of our design strategy always address the profound effect the environment has upon our physical and mental well-being. We take pride in providing interior design services that address our clients’ specific budget and timing requirements.
Going above and beyond traditional interior design studios, we offer purchasing, receiving, warehousing and installation of everything from furniture to accessories.