Partners

How to Use the Mentor Resource Group

1 – Find a Mentor – Research the mentors and their companies. Select a couple of individuals that you believe have similar interests and/or a career path that you believe you would like to follow. All mentors have to be assigned through Tina Sarawgi. She can let you know if the mentor you selected is available.  Only one mentor per student will be allowed.
2 – Ask a Question – Do you have a question about the project you are working on or about the “real world”?  Find a mentor that seems like they would be able to help you and shoot them an email. Be sure to identify yourself as an IARC student in the subject line. All the mentors know that they may be hearing from you. However, please respect our mentors’ time and be sure that your questions are well thought out. This will help make this dialogue meaningful for both of you.  If the mentor’s email is not listed on the page you can go to the IARC office or to Tina to get it.
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Nancy Borum, IIDA, AIA
nborum@idcollaborative.biz
www.idcollaborative.biz
Commercial Interior Designer
Expertise: Senior Living, Healthcare, Corporate, Hospitality
Personal Strengths: Management, buisness relations, marketing, space planning, large scale procurement
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Christal Bostian, ASID, AIA, IIDA, Leed AP
cobstian@adwarchitects.com
www.adwarchitects.com
Interior Designer
Expertise: Civic, Theaters, Religious Facilities, Educations, Libraries.
Personal Strengths: Collaborations, Color Theory, Product Evaluation/ Knowledge, Furnishings, Project Management.
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Adelaide (Addie) Brown
brown.adelaide@gmail.com
www.anthropologie.com
Retail Visual Display Coordinator
Expertise: Floor/Space planning. Planning, prepping, and executing all visual displays throughout store.
Personal Strengths:  Visual Communication ( ie. graphic design) hands on construction skills, attention to detail and aesthetic, space planning.

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Paula Carr, ASID
pcarr@tvsdesign.com
www.tvsdesign.com
Interior Designer
Expertise: Retail, Restaurant, Corporate Interiors
Personal Strengths: Conceptual Design, Client Relations, Branding, Presentations
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Mike Cindric
Exhibit Designer
Expertise: Exhibit Design, Space Planning, Visual Communication, Public Art, Experiential Design
Personal Strengths: Blending design elements into exhibit experiences that educate, entertain, and enlighten
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Tony Conner, RA
tconner@hagersmith.com
Architect
Expertise: Corporate Office Development, Public Buildings, Interior Design, Industrial Design
Personal Strengths: Code Expertise, Good Communicator, Knowledge of Multiple Project Types
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June DeLugas, IDS, NHFA, BBB, NFIB
june@junedelugasinteriors.com
Interior Designer
Expertise: Residential and Commercial Design  with specialization on residential
Personal Strengths: Managerial Skills, Multi tasking abilities, Business Minded
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Ernest Dollar, ASID, AIA, IIDA, LEED AP
chpreservation@mindspring.com
Graphic Designer, Historian, Preservationist
Expertise: Preservation, Non-Profit Management, Historian.
Personal Strengths: Public Outreach, Preservation Programming and Development,  Fundraising.
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Tina DiGiampietro, LEED AP
tina@newcitydesign.com
Interior Designer
Expertise: Restaurants, Retail, Office
Personal Strengths: Interiors, Space Planning, Graphics
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Rosarae Drury, LEED AP
rd@vignetteid.com
www.vignetteid.com
Interior Designer
Expertise: Multi-Family, Corporate Design
Personal Strengths: Organization, Graphic and Digital Composition, Time Management, Construction Documents, Finish Selections, Concept Design
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Rob Easton
reaston@davisfurniture.com
www.davisfurniture.com
Industrial Designer
Expertise: New Product Development, Materials, Manufacturing
Personal Strengths: Concept Development, Design Management, Product Engineering, Brainstorming
Ted C. Endriss, Jr.
TEAM GreenWorx / www.teamgreenworx.com
Furniture, Unique Home Accessories and Custom Cabinetry Design and Fabrication
Expertise: Residential and Commercial customizations, “Rustic Chic” Creations
Personal Strengths: Preservation and Reuse of materials, Locally harvested materials, Earth and client friendly finishes, Spacial Planning, Project management, Detail Oriented
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Leah Faile, AIA, IIDA, LEED AP
lfaile@obrienatkins.com
www.obrienatkins.com
Architect and Interior Designer
Expertise: Custom designed corporate environments; Higher Education Facilities
Personal Strengths: Client Relations, BIM/Revit, Sustainable Design, Presentations
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Kaye Graybeal, ASID, AIA, IIDA, Leed AP
www.wilmingtonnc.gov
Director of City of Wilmington Development Services
Expertise: historic preservation planner, development/design review
Personal Strengths: Public Speaking, Consensus building, reviewing contextual design of streetscapes, commercial areas and neighborhoods
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Hilda Haithcock
hhaithco@gmail.com
Interior Designer
Expertise: Healthcare, corporate, residential, community development
Personal Strengths: project management, space planning, color/materials, wayfinding
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Karen Hardin Kontoulas. IIDA
karen.kontoulas@kimball.com
Sales Rep.
Expertise: Commercial Offices
Personal Strengths: Product Knowledge, Space Planning, Programming, Problem Solving, Creating Functional solutions
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Kenneth C. Mayer, Jr., FAIA LEED AP
kcmayer@mmpa.com
www.mmpa.com
Architect
Expertise: Transportation, Higher Education, Historic buildings, Manufacturing
Personal Strengths: Communication skills, big picture thinking and design “ideation”, effective design critic, project management
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Jennifer Hansen McRae
jmcrae@mcraeexhibidesign.com
Museum Exhibit and Graphics Designer
Expertise: History Museum, Art Museum, Community Art and Exhibition projects, Brainstorming and Creativity workshops
Personal Strengths: creative thinking, graphic development for communication, problem solving
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Deborah Mertes, LEED AP
debm@edelmanleather.com
www.edelmanleather.com
Sales Rep.
Expertise: various
Personal Strengths: Networking, Business Development, Manufacturing, Sales

Terry Moore, AIA, LEED AP, BD+C
tmorre@littleonline.com
www.littleonline.com
Architect
Expertise: Corporate Interior Architecture
Personal Strengths: Strategy Development, Business Development; Client Relations; Program Management

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Cathy Mitchell Parker, ASID
cmparker@hickorychair.com
www.hickorychair.com
Merchandiser and Product Developer
Expertise: Product Development, Visual Merchandising, Product Assortment Merchandising
Personal Strengths: Organization, Multi-task oriented, Detail Driven
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Scott Richardson, IALD, IESNA, LC
srichardson@ldf.us
www.lightdefinesform.com
Lighting Designer
Expertise: Museum and Cultural, Performing Arts, Night Imagery for commercial architecture, Corporate Interiors
Personal Strengths: Conceptual Design, Design team Collaboration, Lighting and control system design, Computer Modeling
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Lindsay Rowland, Leed AP, NCIDQ
lindsay.rowland@cjwm.com
www.cjmw.com
Interior Designer
Expertise: Hospitality, Healthcare, CCRC
Personal Strengths: Creativity, Interior Architecture, Design and Detailing, Digital skills.
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Stanley Paul Rostas, AIA, IIDA, LEED AP
stanrostas@shookkelley.com
www.shookkelley.com
Architect-Interior Designer-Urban PlannerExpertise: Corporate Office Design, Food Markets, K-12 Schools, Retail, Manufacturing Head Quarters, Mixed-Use Planning
Personal Strengths: The capability to integrate multiple disciplines and technical issues into a cohesive design
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Susan Russell, IIDA
srussell@alfredwilliams.com
Director of A+D
Expertise: Corporate Interiors, Government, Higher Education, Healthcare
Personal Strengths: Marketing, Client Relations, Conceptual Planning
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Jill Spaeh, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP
jill@spaehae.com
www.spaehAE.com
Architect
Expertise: Residential Remodeling, new construction, commercial under 1 mil., Interior Architecture
Personal Strengths: Innovative Design, sustainable design
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Michael Shields
mshieldsstudio3@aol.com
Industrial Designer
Expertise: design and engineering of Healthcare, Office, and Residential furnishings
Personal Strengths: Ideation, Product Development, Ergonomics, Manufacturing Materials & Processes
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Kathryn Walker, IIDA, LEED AP
kathryn@lisasherryinterieurs.com
www.lisasherryinterieurs.com
Interior Designer
Expertise: Residential Remodel and Interior Design, Showroom and Retail Design, Senior Living
Personal Strengths: Space Planning and Conceptual Design, Client Relations, Branding and Presentation, Product Knowledge and Specification
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Kathleen Warner, IIDA, LEED AP
kathleen.warner@cjmw.com
www.cjmw.com
Interior Designer
Expertise: Cultural Arts, Higher Education, Hospitality, Corporate
Personal Strengths: Concept Development and Design, Branding, Presentation Skills
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John Warasila, AIA
johnwarasila@alliancearchitecture.com
www.alliancearchitecture.com
Architect
Expertise: Interior Architecture-Corporate, Historical Renovation, Promgramming & Strategic Design, Restaurants & Clubs
Personal Strengths: Leadership and Communication, Innovative thinking, Entrepreneurship
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Keith Wilson, AIA, NCARB
keith@wilsonarc.com
http://www.wilsonarc.com
Architect
Expertise: Performing Arts, Educational Facilities, Corporate, and Municipal
Personal Strengths: Project Management, Detailing, Planning & Programming, Client Relations
Paula Carr, ASID
pcarr@tvsdesign.com
www.tvsdesign.com
Interior Designer
Expertise: Retail, Restaurant, Corporate Interiors
Personal Strengths: Conceptual Design, Client Relations, Branding, Presentations

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