Nick May…Your Host
Is it weird that Nick May, is not an interior designer? Well, it shouldn’t be. Nick has been in and around businesses and interior spaces for over 18 years. Nick admits that he may not have all the answers for design, but his success as a trail-blazing entrepreneur have taught him what you need when growing a business: building systems, marketing, employee management, and sales. These are all strategies that many interior designers need help with. That is why he started The Chaise Lounge Podcast – to help YOU.
Becca BlausteinMarketing and Communications
Here in The Lounge, Becca is in charge of 'all things podcast' from management, marketing, branding, graphic design, social media, event planning all the way to managing our interns. Her background is in art and design but that didn't stop her from diving headfirst into the unfamiliar worlds of business, marketing, interiors, and podcasting. Growing up in a small, coastal, New England town, Becca has now been in Denver for five years and doesn't plan to leave the mountains and sunshine anytime soon! On the weekends you can catch Becca hiking, skiing, dreaming about the beach or enjoying the local food, art, and shopping. If you have any questions about the show, Becca is your girl.
Grant StringerDigital Content Developer
Grant is diving into the world of podcasting and interior design as an audio editor, blogger, copy editor and marketing content creator. Originally from Portland, Oregon, Grant has lived on the Front Range for five years and is a political scientist by training but journalist by craft, contributing to newspapers and media outlets in Boulder and Denver. He’s written on a wide range of subjects, including street racing in Denver, animal rights activists that steal chickens slated for slaughter and a mailman who is terrified of dogs. When not spreading the word about the world of interior design, Grant writes fiction and non-fiction, plays music in bars across Denver, and hikes Colorado’s toughest mountains.
Chandler HallmarkWeb Developer
Originally from Nashville, Tennessee, Chandler moved to Denver at the beginning of 2018. She majored in public relations at The University of Tennessee but soon quickly took interest in web developing. She’s been around computers and websites from an early age, thanks to her father, who became a web developer in the mid-90s. Chandler has a passion for traveling and she has even backpacked through Mexico and Europe. In between learning all things tech, you can find Chandler exploring her new home and the mountains. Here at The Chaise Lounge Podcast Chandler's got a solution for all of our web and tech questions.
Jared VigilVideo and Audio Guru
Jared Vigil is a Swiss army knife of video and audio production skills, with an impressive background in digital film production and broadcasting. He’s comfortable in any shooting environment and across multiple cameras and editing systems. He has experience filming commercials, promo & music videos, documentaries, narratives, live events and more. Born and raised in Denver, Colorado, Jared is a (rare) native to the Mile High City. In his free time, he loves to take his kids on adventures, create short films and animations, and expand his knowledge of all things video and audio related.
Dayna holds a Master’s Degree in Interior Design from Florida International University in Miami, FL. She is an NCIDQ Certified Designer and LEED Accredited Professional with 8 years of professional experience in commercial and residential projects. Dayna helps write our show notes each week to ensure the best resources for our fans and listeners! For more information or to connect with Dayna, visit her website www.dayziner.com.
With over nine years of professional interior design experience and a Master’s from the Savannah College of Art and Design, Ramya is a hybrid writer. She focuses her blog topics on the business side of interior design by merging the lessons learned from design professionals and our podcasts. She currently works full time for an Allsteel dealership and plans to go solo by opening up her own business — in a few years. In her spare time, she enjoys being outdoors, traveling, exploring the local music/food scene, creating new dishes and spending time with her husband and her Maltipoo puppy.
Phyllis HarbingerGuest Host
Phyllis Harbinger, ASID, CID, is a professional interior designer, author, speaker, and educator. She has successfully run her award-winning firm, Design Concepts/Interiors, LLC, which services both commercial and residential clients worldwide, and holds a variety of leadership positions with national interior design organizations. Phyllis also leads Harbinger Design Consulting, and we’re happy to have her as resident guest host of The Chaise Lounge Podcast to talk industry with Nick each month.
Trish SemmoumThe Student Lounge Host
Originally from Morocco, Trish moved to the states mid-way through her youth and has maintained a passion for all things cultural. After completing her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, she discovered her true passion: design! Trish is currently pursuing her degree in Interior Design at Georgia Southern University, and when she’s not studying or working, Trish likes to travel and try new activities with her son. She’s spearheading the Student Lounge podcast, which provides resources and wisdom to jump-start the careers of student interior designers. Find more at www.thestudentloungepodcast.com.