Betty / Founder—Creative Director

Is the lead designer on all projects supported by an awesome team of creative and energetic women. With years of experience in the building industry, her entrepreneurial and mentoring background led to her desire to open Fresh Twist in 2010. Since then Betty has helped numerous clients visualize, design, and build their dream homes. Betty describes her approach as a timeless and classic design with a twist of modern, being able to grab clients attention by bringing a little “unexpected” to her designs.
Her portfolio of homes includes scenic lakehouses, modern highrises, city brownstones, and large family suburban homes. Her love for people is evident in the many longstanding client relationships Betty has built over the years. She works closely with design clients to create a space that is unique to their home.

When not at work you can find Betty having ice cream with her grandkids, taking weekend trips with her family, and hiking/biking state parks with her husband.


Marisa / CAD & Window Treatment Specialist

Marisa started her career in commercial architecture and design after graduating from Illinois State University. Her training on the technical side of the business brought Marisa an understanding that every little detail matters. She transitioned to residential design and shortly after realized her love for anything technical but mostly that she loves the personal relationships she is able to develop with our clients at Fresh Twist.

When not at work you can find Marisa watering her hundreds of plants, paddle boating in her pond, or attending live music events.


Brittany / Designer & Customer Relations

Brittany’s love of design started while working summers with her dad in real estate development. Although the building aspect was fascinating to her, she gravitated to the interior finishes; loving how furniture, textiles, and lighting completely transform the feel of a space. Now with Fresh Twist, Brittany loves developing the character of a home by bringing function and style together.

When not at work you can find Brittany sipping wine at a vineyard, touring the neighborhoods of Chicago, or shopping all day at the mall.

Kristin / Finance Manager

Coming from a background of corporate accounting, Kristin’s transition to Fresh Twist allowed her to be involved in many facets of a design studio. She appreciates the variety, complexities, and excitement as the business continues to grow.

When not at work you can find Kristin on a tennis court, working in the yard, or trying out new Tic Tok recipes with family.


Rachael / Social Media & Studio Intern

Rachael is interested in studying business but her hobby is anything creative. Working at Fresh Twist has exposed her to many different elements of the business world while allowing her to use her creativity promoting the studio on social media via posts and videos which she creates.

When not at work you can find Rachael tumbling around the gyms as a competitive varsity cheerleader, helping kids with special needs prepare for their future, and sewing blankets for gifts.