Passionate about Model Merchandising
Lisa Briand President
Lisa Briand has over 20 years’ experience in model merchandising and builder marketing. As President of UBS, her passion is helping homebuilders create model homes that move buyers to action while running a company where talented professionals can be creative, successful, and give back to their communities. A graduate of the University of Miami, she lives in Camas, WA with her husband Alain, her son Mason, and Jack Russell mix, Max.
Deanna Dickinson Vice President of Design
Being a third-generation interior design professional, Deanna grew up helping her mother and grandmother on their projects while working summers in the family retail furniture business. Having earned her BFA in Interior Design from Appalachian State University in 1989, she has over 29 years’ experience in the design industry and has received multiple “best interior design “awards. Deanna and her husband are empty nesters living in Hickory, NC.
Dawn Kines Snow Senior Interior Designer
Dawn started her career as a design assistant for Beazer Homes in house design team in 2002. She has been in the model home merchandising field ever since as Designer and Senior Designer. She attended school at Georgia College & State University & with over 17 years in the model home industry she has an impressive portfolio designing many styles to meet her client’s specific needs. Dawn loves spending time traveling with her husband Dave & her fur baby, Patch.
Emily Maier Interior Designer
Emily earned her BFA in Interior Design from the Art Institute of Colorado in 2005. With a passion for residential design, she began her career in model merchandising right from the beginning and has worked with UBS since 2014. She prides herself on building strong relationships with her clients and designing modern spaces with a timeless aesthetic that are memorable for buyers nationwide. Emily lives in Arizona, is an avid golfer, and loves traveling, cooking and spending time with friends and family.
Melissa Geiger Design Lead
Melissa Geiger started designing spaces since the day she was old enough to play with her dollhouse, moving furniture from one room to another. She attended The International Academy of Design to pursue her passion of Interior Design, while interning at a local design firm. Her love of color, fabrics, furniture, and material selection is apparent with every design scheme she creates. While not on the job, Melissa can be found at home with her husband and 2 young daughters, resisting the urge to rearrange the Living Room.
Megan Moore Design Lead
Megan earned her BFA in Interior Design at the International Academy of Design, Tampa 2004. Bringing with her 10 years of model and furniture merchandising experience; she joined the UBS team in 2014. She enjoys creating designs that are eclectic, calming and incorporate green, natural elements. Megan loves cooking, yoga and spending free time with friends, her husband Ron, and their two energetic Boston Terriers-Angus and Peaches.
Jennifer Jensen Interior Designer
Upon earning her bachelor’s degree in interior design from Liberty University in 2011, Jennifer moved to the Baltimore area where she began her career in design. She has experience in residential interior design, kitchen and bath design, and home staging. Fun kids bedrooms are her favorite spaces to design. When not working on UBS design projects, Jen enjoys traveling (especially Germany!), helping with community events through her church, and spending time with her husband and new son.
Alisha Goggans Interior Designer
Alisha earned her degree in Interior Design and Marketing from Appalachian State University in 2006. With thirteen years’ experience in model home merchandising, Alisha enjoys creating spaces that are memorable and fun, while functional. Alisha loves to spend her free time staying active with her husband Kris and two young children, John Thomas and Ruby along with their Westie, Lainey.
Lynn Hamby Project Manager
Lynn graduated from Lenoir-Rhyne College in North Carolina with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. A career in Furniture Marketing and Design led to the opportunity to join a model home merchandising division in 2002. All of these experiences have served her well as a Project Manager at UBS. Lynn spends her free time with her family, friends, pets, and remodeling projects.
Christen Lehr Interior Designer
Christen graduated from The Art Institute with a BFA in Interior Design in 2012. She has spent time working at a Kitchen & Bath design firm in addition to assisting homeowners with renovations, new construction and project management before joining Ultimate Builder Services in 2015. Her personal passion for residential design allows her to stay on top of ever-changing design trends to create memorable and aesthetically pleasing spaces for clients. Outside of designing Christen loves the time spent with her husband Andrew and young daughter Olivia.
Lindsey Thomas Project Manager
Lindsey brings over 15 years’ experience to our team with her logistics, procurement and project management skills and ten years’ experience specifically in model home logistics. Lindsey received her MBA at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and now resides in Madison, Wisconsin. She enjoys spending time with her husband, two young girls, dog and traveling as a family.
Julianna Smith Design Assistant
Julianna began working for UBS helping on installs mainly in the Philadelphia and New Jersey area. A few months later, in early 2018, she officially joined the UBS team as a Design Assistant. Before UBS, she devoted her time to working in retail management and taking classes at the University of Phoenix. Julianna currently resides in the Lehigh Valley in Pennsylvania where she enjoys spending time with her husband and two young children.
Michelle Benet Interior Designer
Michelle earned her Bachelor of Science in Interior Architecture at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2008. After spending several years in the furniture industry she moved her focus to model home merchandising. Her design aesthetic is always evolving as she loves to design eclectic and inviting spaces. Michelle enjoys spending time with her husband Danny and their three young children, Caden, Sloane and Sadie.
Lisa Radicioni Design Assistant
Lisa is a born and raised Texan and a graduate of Texas A&M University. She has always had a passion for interior design and loves being able to learn from and assist her designers in any way they need. She has two kids, Hadley and Garrett, and married her Junior High Sweetheart.
Janine Martin Design Assistant
Janine's passion for design can be traced back to her love of touring model homes with her Mom. Inspired by what she saw, Janine would recreate those designs by using what she could find around the house. After raising twin daughters she decided to achieve her lifelong dream of becoming a designer by attending the Interior Design Institute and began working in Colorado on varied design projects. She loves traveling for installs, meeting new people, assisting others, finding ways to improve work-flow and in her spare time, Janine enjoys traveling and having adventures with her Hubby.
Cindy Beasley Controller
As Cindy earned her Business Administration/Finance degree at the University of North Carolina Charlotte. With 30 years of accounting and administrative experience, Cindy enjoys crunching the numbers and finding places to fine-tune the process to be more efficient and effective for our builder clients. Cindy loves to spend free time with her husband Mike and 3 children, Christian, Mollie and Blake. They enjoy working together on the Fallen Heroes ministry which honors the lives of the soldiers that have given their life in sacrifice to our country from the state of NC.
Jamie Thompson Senior Project Manager
Jamie is our senior project manager with over 15 years in model home project management. She started her career in model home merchandising in 2004 at Furniture Brands Builder Services in Conover, NC and has been with UBS since its inception. Jamie and her husband enjoy spending their free time traveling the world and visiting family and friends.
Alessandra Lasanta Social Media Coordinator
As Social Media Coordinator, Alessandra maintains our company's social media presence. Graduating from University of Miami with a BS in Public Relations & Sociology and a minor in Marketing, most of Alessandra’s career has been working for advertising agencies. When not on Facebook or Instagram, you can find her spending time driving her two teenage children to either dance studio or to a swimming pool.
Candace Sanders Interior Design Assistant
Candace began her love for interior design at an early age helping friends and family with their homes in Dallas, Texas. Once she moved to Pittsburgh, PA she earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Interior Design from The Art Institute of Pittsburgh. She spent 6 years managing a furniture store, working closely with clients creating their dream spaces. Candace loves spending time with her husband, two daughters, two cats, and two dogs.
Melissa Ingrassia Interior Designer
Melissa earned her BFA in Interior Design at the International Academy of Design & Technology in 2013. She has a passion for Interior Design and admiration for all things beautiful, from all forms of arts to every simple detail of life. She has experience in Residential Interior Design and Residential/Commercial Architectural Drafting. She prides herself on being a well-versed designer and building strong relationships with her clients. Melissa loves spending time with her fiancé and her two daughters at the beach, on their boat and at theme parks.
Sallie Sullivan Design Assistant
After many years as an Event Planner, a change in pace encouraged Sallie to pursue an Interior Design degree. Many of her strengths from planning events easily transitioned into the design world. Her strong organizational skills and her attention to detail have proven to be invaluable as she supports the designers behind the scenes. Sallie enjoys gardening and cooking and spending time with her wonderful friends and family.
Lynn Borges Interior Designer, NCIDQ
Lynn has 15+ years in Model Home Design. She began designing Model Homes in Southern California after receiving her degree in Interior Design from The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in Los Angeles. Originally from Hawaii, Lynn has also lived in Washington D.C., Virginia, California, and now resides in Nashville, TN. Traveling and experiencing other cultures, food & architecture is her favorite thing to do.
Bella Zorrilla Design Lead
Bella earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Apparel and Textile Design with a minor in Applied Art in 2002 at Michigan State University. In an attempt to escape the cold Michigan winters, she found home and a career in the exciting and beautiful city of Atlanta. With over 16 years of experience decorating model homes and a true passion for design, Bella loves to create gorgeous spaces with a modern and trendy touch. She loves to travel, dance, and experience all the wonders of life and new motherhood with her husband Willi and son Tristan.
Bayli Friz Junior Designer
Bayli took an unconventional path to becoming an interior designer. As a former licensed social worker, she experienced the impact ill designed spaces had on people. Realizing the power interior design had on individuals, she sought out her next degree at Columbus College of Art & Design in Columbus Ohio. As a recent 2022 graduate, she is excited to make environments that are welcoming and engaging to all. When not rearranging her apartment for the umpteenth time, you can catch her at Nationwide Arena watching a hockey game, or getting fresh air by hiking or camping..
Katherine McShane Design Assistant
Katherine graduated from George Mason University in 2019 with a degree in Communications with a concentration in Media Production. She works as a Live Broadcast Operator on the weekends for ESPN sports broadcasts. During the week, she assists her lead designer with design work and installs. She has always been intrigued by interior design and loves decorating household interiors. She currently lives with her fiancé in Virginia and enjoys spending her free time doing puzzles, binging TV shows, and going to local restaurants..
Rachel Conner Interior Designer
Rachel has always had a passion for design and creativity and has been working with model merchandising for the last five years. She earned her bachelor’s degree from North Georgia College and State University and shortly after she discovered her true passion: creating a space where people feel at home. Rachel loves free time with her husband and three kids, traveling, and baking.
Dru Walther Interior Designer
Dru graduated from the University of Colorado Boulder with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in 2005. She then earned her Associates of Applied Science in Interior Design from Arapahoe Community College in 2009. Prior to joining the UBS team in 2022, Dru brings with her eight years of model home merchandising and home staging experience and a passion for the residential homebuilding industry. It is her desire to create collaborative spaces that embody both form and function that reflect and support the client’s vison from start to finish. Dru is based in Denver, CO and is an avid photographer, travel seeker, and loves being outdoors with her two children, Emery and Turner.
Traci Washburn Design Assistant
Traci is a Houston native with a passion for real estate and home design. Her love for exploring model homes and decorating has given her a unique perspective on the industry. In her free time, Traci enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, reading, and gardening. Traci and her husband are proud parents to triplet daughters. Her experience as a mother has taught her the importance of balance and time management, which she brings to her work.