NKBA Rocky Mountain Chapter

The NKBA Rocky Mountain Chapter is part of Region 8 (NKBA Southwest Central). It is based primarily in Colorado, but also includes parts of southern Wyoming. The NKBA Rocky Mountain Chapter has a history of over 30 years and is recognized as one of the most active chapters within the region and throughout the country. Our outstanding programming efforts have been awarded “Best of the Best” within Region 8 over the past two years.

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2019  Chapter Officers


Holly Shaw
11341 W 27th Place
Lakewood, CO 80215
(720) 281-0436

Programs Chair

Kimberly Stubbs
Fine Lines
1045 Zuni Street #2
Denver, CO  80204
(702) 261-4208

Communications Chair

Jeremy M. Parcels, AKBD
Christopher’s Baths & Kitchens
2857 W Hampden Avenue
Englewood, CO 80110
(303) 789-4362

Membership Chair

Ana L. Carrillo
Cornerstone Granite Inc
5440 Lincoln Street
Denver, CO 80216
(720) 292-7536


Amber F. Howard Dearing, CKD, CBD
Showplace Kitchens
17051 Lincoln Avenue Unit G
Parker, CO 80134-3148
(303) 373-9555

Rocky Mountain Chapter Events

Shining a Light on Home Modifications by Jeni Finnigan & Doug Walter

Thursday, October 25, 2108@ 5:30pm – 8:15pm

Specialty Appliance
8775 E. Orchard Rd.
Greenwood Village, CO 80111

Event Description TBA. More information Coming!

* Approved for .1 NKBA CEUs

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Quintessential Kitchens by Matthew Quinn

Thursday, September 20,  2018 @ 5:30pm – 8:15pm

Hauss Modern Showroom
1298 S. Santa Fe Dr.
Denver, CO 80223

The first book from celebrated kitchen, bath and product designer Matthew Quinn, Quintessential Kitchens by Matthew Quinn: Volume One, highlights fifteen extraordinary residential kitchens — each one a detailed vision of quintessential design, no matter size, setting or style. Matthew designs for many of the world’s most exacting clients, and does so from a philosophy that precise and personal function leads ahead of aesthetics.

As one of the leading experts in kitchen, bath, and product design, Matthew Quinn has worked around the world, providing his clients with original, memorable living spaces. Through residential, commercial, multiunit, and hospitality projects brought to him by top architects and interior designers, he increases the design and functionality of kitchens and baths. Inspired by his clients—their environments, lifestyles, and desires—Quinn collaborates with them to design spaces that are the perfect fit for their everyday lives.

The recipient of numerous national design awards, including first place in the National Sub- Zero Wolf Kitchen Design Competition, Matthew’s designs have been published in magazines and books including House Beautiful, Architectural Digest, Traditional Home, Elle Decor, Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles, Luxe, and Veranda. Quinn has designed innovative, award-winning products for MTI Baths, Sun Valley Bronze, Francois & Co., Art for Everyday, the Rubinet Faucet Company, AKDO, and Julien: Home Refinements.

* Approved for .1 NKBA CEUs

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Rent your Brain by Corey Klassen

Thursday, August 16, 2018  @ 5:30pm – 8:15pm

Contract Appliance
1045 Zuni Street
Denver, CO 80204

Design Professionals are increasingly challenged to determine the right services, fees and business structures for their design firms or studios. Designers are out priced by online services, online shopping and misunderstandings of what professional design services include. By identifying the skill sets, growth opportunities and client psychographics, the design professional can increase their creative value and apply their skills with homeowners and trade professionals.
Learning Outcomes
Upon completing this program, you should be able to:
1. Identify your professional skill setS
2. Determine the skills and assets that align to your business model
3. Formulate a client profile
4. Implement strategies for professional growth

About the Speaker
Corey Klassen, CMKBD, Assoc. IIDA, DDA Accredited Corey is a Certified Master Kitchen & Bath Designer (CMKBD), Associate Member of the International Interior Designers Association (Assoc. IIDA), and Accredited Member of the Designers & Decorators Association of Canada (DDA Accredited).

Corey comes from a long line of creatives from artists, home builders, drafters, and floral designers. At 16 years old, he completed an internship in a Winnipeg Architecture firm and worked in CAD for the first time. After earning his
Bachelor of Fine Arts degree (B.F.A.) from the School of Art at the University of Manitoba, he completed his Interior Design (Dipl. KBD) studies with distinction in Vancouver from an NKBA-Accredited College. He has created
production designs for malls and vendors, worked in luxury furnishings and home decor, and kitchen & bath sales.

Since starting the design studio in 2011, he has won multiple international awards for his design work and has been mentioned in the Wall Street Journal, Globe & Mail, Vancouver Sun, Gray Magazine, Homes & Design Magazine, and more.
Corey is known for creating symmetry in awkward spaces, with a use of strong line and form, and a pleasing material pallet inspired by the Pacific Northwest. More recently, Corey and his team have focused on the use of multiple colours and patterns in their work to bring a stronger and more creative design aesthetic while enhancing the users connection to their community and services.
As a master in his field, Corey is frequently called on by large brands as an insider expert in the industry with BLANCO Canada Inc., Perlick Residential, and DXV. He also is a professional speaker, co-author, NKBA Instructor, educational instructor, and recurring guest on LuAnn Nigara’s A Well Designed Business TM podcast.

* Approved for .1 NKBA CEU

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Fashion Forward Thinking by Richard Anuszkiewicz

Thursday, July 19, 2018 @ 5:30pm – 8:15pm

Monogram Design Center @ Specialty Appliance
8775 East Orchard Road # 805
Greenwood Village, CO 80111

This presentation is geared towards the trend-setting, fashion-forward designer. Someone who is looking to heighten his or her creativity, execution techniques, material selection, and product knowledge in today’s market. Designers are encouraged to approach each project with a holistic method of thinking, and eliminating the cliché, everyday choices. They must implement and successfully attain the “wow” factor. After attending this session, participants will be able to effectively communicate how to enhance their client’s lifestyle, achieving the best of both worlds – creative design elements that improve the overall visual and purpose of their space.

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* Approved for .1 NKBA CEUs


Peak Design Awards Gala

Thursday, June 28, 2018 @ 5:30pm

Mile High Station
2027 Old West Colfax
Denver, CO 80204

Gala and presentation of the 2018 Peak Design Awards.

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Same Place, More Space by Karl Champley

Thursday, May 17, 2018 @ 5:30pm-8:15pm

Ultra Design Center/IDC Building
590 Quivas Street
Denver, CO 80204

Before you or your client invest in a remodel or build and no matter how large or small our homes are, we all seem to struggle with finding extra space.
Presentation of the Ellen’s design challenge photos etc.
Trends & space saving solutions throughout the entire home

Learn more about Karl http://www.karlchampley.com/

Karl is a familiar face on the DIY Network and HGTV and has hosted over 200 episodes viewed in over 95 million homes in the United States and is seen in Canada, Australia, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Turkey and several other countries around the world. Both of his home improvement shows “DIY To The Rescue” and “Wasted Spaces” have won 7 Telly and Aurora awards. Karl recently WON Ellen’s Design Challenge on HGTV with Ellen DeGeneres and he will be back for season 2.

* Approved for .1 NKBA CEUs

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