Speaker Bios For 2018

Judy Davies

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

Administrator of the San Diego Chapter of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry for 7 years. Active in vetting new applicants and supporting members.

Jeff Brown

Lars Remodeling
Project Consultant

Jeff has been working in the construction industry for over 30 years, with experience in both residential and commercial construction. For 22 years Jeff owned a design-build company in Atlanta, providing excellent “hands on” experience working with homeowners to achieve their remodeling goals. Working as a licensed general contractor in residential remodeling gave him a strong understanding of all phases of the industry.

Anne Kellett, ASID, CAPS

A Kinder Space

Anne is an independent Interior Designer with almost 40 years’ experience in the field of residential interior design. Her design firm, A Kinder Space, creates safe, easy to use and beautiful spaces that strive to address the present and future needs of her clients.

Anne 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 eleven years, from which she retired in 2014.

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.

Ken Ellefsen

Lars Remodeling
Project Consultant

Ken has spent more than a decade helping people make their home beautiful. With a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Woodbury University and several years as a retail manager.

Lori Drake

Lars Remodeling
Project Consultant

With over ten year’s experience in the remodeling industry, Lori has used her expertise to design everything from professional grade putting greens to kitchens, bathrooms and custom room additions.

Karen Galvin

Sherwin Williams
Division Designer Marketing Manager

Karen supports the residential interior designer market with color and paint specifications, ensuring they remain up to date with the latest color tools and trends. She also provides continuing education courses and webinars to hundreds of interior designers and industry partners throughout the year.

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 long-term savings it can provide business and home owners.

David Berens and Juliann Berens

ReFind Kitchens

Juliann and David Berens own and operate ReFind Kitchens, a zero-waste kitchen and bath design studio. Using reclaimed and sustainably-sourced materials, we design guilt-free luxury kitchens and baths.

Sean Scott

Red Book of Fire Safety
Disaster Restoration Contractor and Author

Mr. Scott is a second-generation disaster restoration contractor and author of The Red Guide to Recovery – Resource Handbook for Disaster Survivors and Secrets of The Insurance Game. Sean has devoted his life assisting families rebuild their homes and lives after structure fires, floods, earthquakes, and many other types of disaster seminars.

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.