Leveraging Your Talents to Help Non-Profits – NKBA


NKBA Certification

Leveraging Your Talents to Help Non-Profits


February 21, 2023


Judith Neary, CMKBD, Owner, Roadside Attraction Design Studio, LLC

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What You Will Learn

Designers are driven by a passion and a purpose. Non-Profits are also driven by a passion and a purpose. Many of the skill sets that designers leverage every day in their business can be helpful and useful to a non-profit. There is great reward and value in contributing to a cause that benefits your community and thereby benefits yourself.

In this webinar, we will help you discover a path and opportunity to share your unique skills with a non-profit.

During this session, you will:

  • Discover the different types of non-profits and how they are structured.
  • Identify and find non-profits that align to your values.
  • Define your skill sets and how you can use those skills to help a non-profit.
Featured Presenter
Judith Neary, CMKBD – Owner – Roadside Attraction Design Studio, LLC

Judith’s design career began at the age of four, designing block furniture and clothing for her troll dolls. After completing her design degree, she worked in medical, commercial, and hospitality design. She switched to the manufacturing segment of the industry after working with a national retailer in showroom merchandising design and training, which included development and implementation of business processes and installation programs.

As one of the professional instructors for the NKBA, she offered a comprehensive learning experience to designers in North America. As an honorary founding member of the Jenn-Air Design Advisory Council, she provided perspective on Jenn-Air and other Whirlpool Corporation brands.

Judith is a frequent contributor to the industry by speaking on a variety of topics of interest for both the design professional and homeowner. She has lectured frequently at KBIS and other trade events about the business side of interior design. Judith has also been a featured guest for “A Well-Designed Business” with LuAnn Nigara at her trade event and on her podcasts. In 2021, she was recognized by Kitchen & Bath Design News as a Leading Innovator.

Her design practice serves a single zip code (Vashon Island, WA) where she is known for doing “weird” really well. In 2014 she and her husband established a non-profit to honor the life of their son, Rj Ontiveros. As director for the non-profit, Rjs Kids, her current project is the construction of an epic multi-use outdoor recreation park that includes skate boarding, a pumptrack, and public art features. In support of underserved community members, the project includes apprentice training programs partnered with skilled craftsman and artists to create art features in the park.

Webinar Sponsor

The NKBA is the world’s leading trade association for the kitchen and bath industry providing tools, research, certification, and events to thousands of professionals. The National Kitchen + Bath Association (NKBA) is a non-profit trade group that promotes professionalism in the kitchen and bath industry.

It is the Mission of the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) to enhance member success and excellence, promote professionalism and ethical business practices, and provide leadership and direction for the kitchen and bath industry worldwide.

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