Dede Tave, Designer
Dede began her career in Interior Design in 2008, after the recession. She started her education at the Berkeley extension and continued to the Academy of Art University, where she graduated with a Masters degree in Interior Design. While in school, she expanded her knowledge of interior design by working at a multi-line show room at the San Francisco Design Center. With the experience and knowledge Dede gained, she was able to improve her design aesthetic by working as an assistant designer at a high-end residential firm in San Francisco. In the fall of 2018, Dede joined the KHI team, as a Designer. She brings skills and ideas from her work experience that will complement KHI’s already growing client base. When Dede isn’t helping her friends and family with their homes, she is spending time with her son and husband and turning her house into a home.
Alina Bulosan, Junior Designer
Growing up in San Francisco, Alina found inspiration around every corner. Alina was drawn to the world of design very early in her childhood. As she grew so did her admiration for all things architecture and design. This led her to studying interior design at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in San Francisco. After completing her degree, Alina was eager to immerse herself in the design world. She expanded her industry knowledge as a design consultant for a full-scale residential design firm. Alina joined the KHI team in 2017 as a Junior Designer. She has a can-do attitude, takes great pride in her work, and is always willing to jump right into any project. Alina loves being outdoors where she seeks inspiration within the organic colors and textures. When not in the studio, she enjoys watching sports and exploring new wineries in the nearby Napa wine country in her free time.
Mary Ann Corbett, Director of Operations
Mary Ann grew up in Northern California and has a degree in Psychology. Following college, she earned her real estate license while working in operations for a large real estate firm in Sacramento. She then went on to sell real estate and this led to a Marketing and Construction Management position for a real estate developer. Life would eventually take Mary Ann to San Francisco, where she began a 10 year career in Project Management and then Sales/Marketing for a large Corporate Event Planning firm. After taking several years off to raise her two boys, she joins the KHI team with 16+ years of Operations, Project Management and Marketing experience where she implements her attention to detail and strong organizational skills in creating operation systems and best practices, ensuring the efficient procurement and expediting of design products for our clients and keeping our team organized and on track. She works side by side with our Principal, designers, vendors, and clients to ensure that all projects are completed flawlessly. In her leisure time, Mary Ann enjoys hiking, reading, and traveling with her family.