Speaker Bios For 2019

Gordon (Gordie) Guthrie

Classic Home Improvements

Gordon (Gordie) Guthrie uses his in-depth knowledge of all facets of the construction world in helping Classic Home Improvements create strong partnerships so that they can continue to foster success and diligently adhere to industry best practices.  Gordie has had the opportunity to work all over the country. He was even active in Canada, where he supervised the construction of entire communities for the oil and gas industry.

Jessica Cain

In Succulent Love
Owner, Creator

Jessica Cain is the Owner and Creator of In Succulent Love.  She started her business by accident; her hobby quickly turning into a business with over 100 unique succulent plants, arrangements, party favors and DIY kits.  Jessica is here to share her wealth of information with you all.  Ask about her new book due to release October 29th.

Carl Spiteri

Benchmark Mortgage

Carl Spiteri
Whether remodeling or building your dream home from the ground up, we specialize in keeping families in their homes, school districts, friends and communities they love.

Marcel Perry

SunPro Tinting, Inc.

Marcel Perry has been a long-time member of the NARI organization and has spoken at many venues on the benefits of window tinting and the long-term savings it can provide business and home owners.

Steve Walton

Marrokal Design

Steve Walton has more than 30 years of professional expertise in the management of residential remodeling and custom home design and construction. Walton began his career with Marrokal back in 1998 and since then has been honored with multiple awards and has been featured in nationally syndicated magazines such as Northern California Home and Garden, San Diego Home and Garden, San Diego Union-Tribune, San Diego Magazine, Woman’s Day, and Qualified Remodeler.

David Berens

ReFind Kitchens

David Berens owns and operates ReFind Kitchens, a zero-waste kitchen and bath design studio. Using reclaimed and sustainably-sourced materials, he and partner, Juliann Berens, design guilt-free luxury kitchens and baths.

Anne Kellett, ASID, CAPS

A Kinder Space

Anne Kellett, ASID, CAPS, is an independent Interior Designer with almost 40 years experience in the field of residential interior design. She is a Past President of the San Diego Chapter of ASID and is a Certified Aging in Place Specialist. She was a professor at Design Institute of San Diego for 11 years, from which she retired in 2014.


Michael Kindzierski

Kindo Studios

Growing up in the Design/Build and Construction Industry, Michael’s career in Architecture began over 30 years ago. Since graduating from MSU College of Architecture, Michael has worked on some of the worlds largest and most successful Mixed-Use New Urbansim projects receiving several awards including the Urban Land Institutes Award for Excellence.

Judy Davies

NARI/San Diego
Administrator, San Diego Chapter of the NARI

Judy Davies has been the Administrator of the San Diego Chapter of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry for 8 years.  Active in vetting new applicants and supporting members.

Braulio Sanabria

Energy Care Electric

Assisting clients from the perspective of maximizing energy efficiency became the motivation for opening Energy Care Electric in 2008. I am proud of the energy saving designs and environmentally-friendly materials I am able to obtain and install for my clients.

Fritzi Gros-Daillon

Household Guardians
CEO and founder

Fritzi Gros-Daillon is Director of Training for Age Safe America and owner, CEO of Household Guardians. She is a CAPS instructor and performs home safety assessments to provide solutions for safety issues in the home, to prevent falls, improve lighting and check the exterior and interior spaces for practical and economical solutions and products.