Customer Care Manager
After college, Maria always anticipated a career in teaching. Little did she know, her excellent organizational and communication skills lead her to a professional career as an office and customer care manager. Maria has spent 28 years as a vital member of the NewSpace team. She truly understands the ins and outs of how NewSpace functions and always goes the extra mile to provide support to other members in the office. Maria maintains customer satisfaction by providing problem-solving resources and keeping communication with clients open. In her free time, Maria enjoys gardening and cheering for Mizzou Tiger football.
Years with NewSpace: 28 Years
Meet Our Wonderful Designers!
With over 24 years of experience, Gregg has been designing and building organized cabinetry for most of his professional life. Understanding that each of his clients has different needs, Gregg makes sure each project is designed with his client’s goals in mind. He is very detailed oriented and enjoys pulling together and developing a plan that is not only functional, but beautiful as well. Gregg enjoys creating organized solutions for the toughest of challenges because it allows him to push himself further and better the lives of his clients. Gregg has been an enthusiastic sports fan his entire life. He enjoys spending time with his family especially when boating on the Lake of the Ozarks in the summertime.
Years with NewSpace: 19 Years
Lynn joined NewSpace more than 30 years ago, at a time when closet organization was a new concept. As closet interiors became more sophisticated and organization spread to other areas of the home, Lynn quickly mastered total home organization. As the longest designer to be part of the NewSpace team, Lynn has a large following of residential clients and works closely with interior designers and building contractors. Lynn is a long time resident of Kirkwood and is active in after school tutoring in the Kirkwood School District. She is also a board member on the Board of Adjustment for the City of Kirkwood.
Years with NewSpace: 33 Years
As the previous owner of The Wood Doctor, it made good sense to add Jerry to the NewSpace family to manage and develop the growing wood division. His talent and expertise in sculpture and other fine arts are often reflected within his designs making them the perfect balance of uniqueness and functionality. Jerry is active in the Creative Artisans Guild, St. Louis Artist Guild, Show Me Woodturners, and is a member of the American Association of Woodturners. When he is not designing furniture, he is busy creating sculptures, taking photographs and spending time with his family.
Years with NewSpace: 23 Years
Before coming to NewSpace, Elena was the principal at Design Partners Inc. for 20 years. Her impressive level of experience in interior design, window and fashion display bring creativity to each and every project. Her eye for color, texture and organization creates unique pieces that reflect her client’s interiors and lifestyles. Elena enjoys dining out at new restaurants in the St. Louis area and relaxing on the beach in Los Cabos, Mexico with her husband.
Years with NewSpace: 20 Years
Denise has been associated with various design and creative industries long before she joined the NewSpace family. For 8 years, Denise ran her own business hand painting children’s clothing. She then moved on to work at the Sofa & Chair Company as a designer. Denise keeps close relationships with her clients and loves helping them update and organize their homes during different phases of their lives. In her free time, Denise enjoys spending time with her husband of over 33 years.
Years with NewSpace: 20 Years
Larry spent a combined 10 years working within the retail merchandising/marketing field as a buyer for Famous Barr and as retail director for the Missouri Botanical Garden. His career then evolved into the organizational/design industry when he started his own retail business that featured storage products and custom closet design and installation. NewSpace later acquired the business, and Larry became a member of NewSpace team. For over 20 years, Larry has enjoyed working with some of St. Louis’ top interior designers on various projects and with many wonderful clients. Larry is LEED AP (ID+C) accredited making him a great source for “green” products. Today, his primary focus is working with NewSpace’s commercial division but still enjoys working with his longtime residential clients & interior designers. In his free time, Larry loves to travel with his family, fly fishing, and skeet shooting.
Years with NewSpace: 25 Years
One of Teresa’s favorite things about working with NewSpace clients is seeing how much her designs organize lives and eliminate the day-to-day hustle caused by clutter. As a member of NAPO (National Association of Professional Organizers), Teresa knows the importance of organization and the benefits it has to someone’s life. One of the most enjoyable projects Teresa likes to work on is fine wood. When Teresa isn’t organizing she loves to spend time in her garden.
Years with NewSpace: 18 Years
Jenny’s passion for organization and design shines through with each project she is involved with. It is her mission to solve organizational challenges, while keeping in mind client’s needs. Helping people is what really drives Jenny and is why she has lasting relationships with clients. Jenny was born and raised in St. Louis, enjoys spending quality time with her family and friends, especially loves traveling with her husband and son, as well as staying up to date with the latest design trends!
Years with NewSpace: 5 Years
Melissa has a lifelong obsession with home design and organization. She is detail-oriented and works closely with clients to make sure there is a place for everything and everything is in its place. Melissa takes pride in creating beautiful and functional spaces for homeowners. She enjoys traveling with her husband and step-daughter to Cancun, photography, reading and spending summers with family and friends at the pool or on the Black River in her hometown south of St. Louis.
Years with NewSpace: 2 Years
Heather takes pride in bringing her design concepts to life. She was born and raised in St. Louis and has a passion for helping others and problem-solving. In her free time, Heather enjoys working on various art projects, spending time with family, friends, and dog Haylynn.
Years with NewSpace: 1 Year
Louie brings extensive home organization experience having worked with homebuilders, remodelers, and interior designers for the past 20 years. He is a member of the HBA (Home Builders Association) and is on multiple committees and councils. In Louie’s free time he loves to spend time with his wife and four children.
Years With NewSpace: 1 year