Faith Marabella has specialized in Senior Living Design for over 20 years; first as an Architect, then as an Interior Designer. She now owns Wellesley Design Consultants, Inc. in Haverhill, MA which has a rich history designing Senior Living for more than 30 years. She carries on that expertise, while continuously innovating in a dynamic market by attending conferences, seminars, and symposiums. Faith is a member of the Ageless Living Collaborative; an active think tank looking to change the narrative around Senior Living. She actively collaborates with manufacturers who focus on the best solutions for Seniors. Faith is passionate about her affordable housing projects that contribute towards minimizing the current New England housing crisis. Faith instills in her team that, “Senior design, is Universal design”.
Interior Designer/FF&E Specialist, Susan brings a passion for all aspects of design, with a focus on selecting, specifying and procuring furniture. Prior to joining WDC, Susan provided Interior Design for the higher education market. After a career in accounting, Susan returned to school to pursue Interior Design, receiving an Associate’s Degree in Interior Design followed by a Master’s Degree in Management/Interior Architecture Concentration from Mount Ida College. In her free time, Susan enjoys trips to Maine with her family, reading, and all things arts and crafts.
Interior Designer & Project Manager, Renee comes from a background of residential and hospitality design. A graduate from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a BS in Interior Architecture, Renee especially enjoys developing millwork and the “wow” moments of the space. She also has a passion for window treatments and an understanding of the details that pull a space together. Each of Renee’s designs begin with one design element that inspires and transpires throughout the entire space to create a cohesive look and feel. Renee is also an adjunct faculty member at the local community college in the Interior Design program, helping to shape and excite the future of Interior Design. She is able to translate her passion for design into supporting her community through volunteering with the organization Building on Hope to renovate facilities for local nonprofits. Renee is also an avid softball player and she and her husband enjoy running together, muddy obstacle course races, and boating on the lake.
Interior Designer & Project Manager – NCIDQ, LEED AP, IIDA, Dawn has over two decades of commercial interior design and project management experience. She is highly skilled in all phases of design from programming to contract administration. She is highly experienced in developing long lasting relationships and maintaining project goals. She has an in-depth knowledge of architecture, construction, building materials, codes and LED lighting. Her extensive list of commercial projects includes corporate offices, headquarters, operation centers, financial institutions, retail spaces, medical buildings and hospitality. She received her BS degree in Interior Design from Endicott College and graduated top in her class. Dawn collects topiaries, enjoys historic architecture, loves estate gardens and finds joy repurposing antiques. Her energy comes from years of Zumba dance and Strong bootcamp class.
Interior Designer – Sydney comes from a background of luxury multi-family unit complexes and privatize student apartment housing. Magna Cum Laude graduate from Endicott College with a BFA in Interior Design, Sydney relishes all phases of the design process. She has a strong passion for the Building Information Modeling (BIM) program Revit and enjoys sharing with others her +5 years of user experience with the program. Sydney enjoys creating spaces for people, interpreting their needs and fabricating spaces and configurations that help them live their lives with ease, comfort, and joy while sparking moments of creativity. Some other passions of hers includes film and photography, DIY home improvement projects, and hunting for second-hand deals.
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Principal Founder of Wellesley Design Consultants, Inc., Anne has many years of experience as a project designer in interior design, working with architectural firms in the Bahamas and England before moving to Boston area in 1973. Prior to forming Wellesley Design Consultants, she was responsible for the interior design for North Hill in Needham MA in 1982 and in 2010 was asked to return and work on its repositioning. Her architectural education was received from the School of Architecture, Kingston-upon-Hull, England.
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