JILL WOROBEC

Planner & Designer, CKD, UDCP

Describe what you do at Mosby: I am a multi-certified planner and designer who brings clients’ dreams to life

What do you like most about your job? Changing people’s lives is an incredible opportunity that I cherish, and I love that it forms lasting friendships

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? A nurse, fashion designer, jet pilot, architect

How do you describe your personal design style? I continually pick up new styles from the designs I do for clients

Two favorite foods: Cedar plank salmon and almond butter

Two favorite bands/musicians: It’s ever changing – I listen to and love every variety of music

Favorite TV show: Chopped

Favorite room in a house to remodel: As a Certified Kitchen Designer, I love remodeling kitchens, but truly love working on every space in a home

JAKE SPURGEON
JAKE SPURGEON

Designer & Home Consultant

WHAT ARE YOUR CERTIFICATIONS?

Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS), Associate Kitchen and Bath Designer (AKBD).

WHAT IS YOUR ROLE ON THE MOSBY TEAM?

I wear a dual hat as a Designer/Home Consultant and I love it! I have years of experience in design and project management. But my favorite part is building relationships with homeowners.

ARE THERE ANY CAUSES YOU ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT?

Children’s Heart Foundation, specifically CHD (Congenital Heart Defect) and Stray Rescue of St. Louis.

WHAT INSPIRES OR MOTIVATES YOU IN LIFE?

My family and the creativity and passion that comes with design.

WHAT WOULD BE YOUR PERSONAL MOTTO IF YOU HAD ONE?

Be different, be honest, and most important, BE KIND!

TELL US ABOUT A PROJECT OR ACCOMPLISHMENT THAT YOU CONSIDER TO BE THE MOST SIGNIFICANT IN YOUR CAREER.

I was able to remodel a suite for the St. Vincent Home for Children. This facility is for troubled kids and families to learn skills to put their life on a positive track and future.

WHAT PROBLEMS DO YOU CONSISTENTLY SOLVE FOR YOUR CLIENTS?

How will the room function for entertaining, and furniture placement?

WHAT ARE YOU COMPLIMENTED ON MOST IN YOUR WORK?

Communication, detail and outside-of-the-box ideas to accomplish looks (sometimes on tight budgets).

WHY DO YOU LIKE WORKING AT MOSBY?

The people! Everyone here is fantastic to work with and works to achieve a common goal.

WHAT’S YOUR SECRET TALENT THAT NO ONE KNOWS ABOUT?

That I play the drums and marimba/xylophone. And I am learning to play the ukulele.

WHAT ARE YOU HAPPIEST DOING WHEN YOU’RE NOT WORKING?

Enjoying a campfire with friends and family. Peaceful, quiet, and great conversation.

LAURA POWDERLY
LAURA POWDERLY

Designer, AKBD, CAPS

Describe what you do at Mosby: I help the design team with client meetings, selections and brainstorming, and love turning plans into 3D views that walk the client through their project

What do you like most about your job? Being a part of ideas and designs coming to life

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? A lawyer

How do you describe your personal design style? Modern designs with industrial and rustic influences

Two favorite foods: Gooey butter cake and seafood pasta

Two favorite bands/musicians: Jack Johnson and The Beatles

Favorite TV show: The Big Bang Theory

Favorite room in a house to remodel: Master bathrooms

 
SHANNON CROSS

Designer & Home Consultant

WHAT ARE YOUR CERTIFICATIONS?

Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS), Associate Kitchen and Bath Designer (AKBD).

WHAT IS YOUR ROLE ON THE MOSBY TEAM?

I am a designer (BFA in Interior Design) and Home Consultant, so I get to work directly with homeowners to create amazing spaces.

WHAT WOULD BE YOUR PERSONAL MOTTO IF YOU HAD ONE?

Dream, believe, achieve and enjoy the journey.

TELL US ABOUT A PROJECT OR ACCOMPLISHMENT THAT YOU CONSIDER TO BE THE MOST SIGNIFICANT IN YOUR CAREER.

I was able to help a dear client widen doorways and smooth out flooring transitions in her home because she is in a wheelchair with Parkinson’s. It has helped tremendously in her day to day maneuverability..

WHAT’S THE COOLEST ROOM/FEATURE/DESIGN/ THAT YOU’VE EVER CREATED?

I designed a theater room so my clients could have more time at home with their entire family, which was very important to them. It was a truly unique and fun space to design!

WHAT PROBLEMS DO YOU CONSISTENTLY SOLVE FOR YOUR CLIENTS?

Maximizing space to make a home feel more open. I also love finding creative ways to add more storage.

WHAT ARE YOU COMPLIMENTED ON MOST IN YOUR WORK?

Many of my clients over the years have told me they love how I truly listen to their needs and dreams for a space and that I am very patient because I want to make sure I am creating the perfect space for them.

WHY DO YOU LIKE WORKING AT MOSBY?

I absolutely love working at Mosby because of the amazing culture and co-workers who have a wealth of knowledge. There is a great team atmosphere. Also, Mosby’s passion to do things right, do it well and educate our clients throughout the whole process makes me finally feel like I am “home”.

IF YOU WERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE?

I would be black…because it goes well with any other color but also makes a statement all on its own.

WHAT ARE YOU HAPPIEST DOING, WHEN YOU’RE NOT WORKING?

In my free time, I enjoy working out, dancing, and spending time with friends and family.

AMY AVERY SHAW
AmyShaw_web

Designer

Describe what you do at Mosby:  I meet with clients in their home to discuss and listen to their concerns and desires in an effort to determine if we are the best solution. Once client decides we offer the best value and service for their project, I then work with a team to help clients explore all options and make an educated decision on the final design in a way that makes the most sense and is a seamless as possible. 

What do you like most about your job? I love the team atmosphere where we all have the same final goal of helping the client in the best way we possibly can. 

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?  Ever since I was around 6, I wanted to be an artist and my parents supported me by sending me to private art lessons. It wasn’t until I was in college that I realized they call them starving artists for a reason. So, I decided to go into a field that would still allow me to be creative and use my God given talents while paying the rent at the same time.

How do you describe your personal design style?  That is a hard question for me to answer as I love all styles. My home is my oasis if you will. I like to feel like I’m on vacation once I get there. So, I have designed with a Mediterranean feel with bright colors, palm trees, and colorful art on my walls. I like feeling like I should kick off my shoes and have a Mai Tai in my hand. 

Two favorite foods: Mexican

Two favorite bands/musicians: Indigo Girls, Pink

Favorite TV show: Gilmor Girls

Favorite room in a house to remodel: The Kitchen is the hub of the house, it is where everyone one hangs out during a party, and the room that will make or break the sale of a house. I love how you can make it both extremely functional and beautiful at the same time. 

TANYA YAACOUB

Designer, NCIDQ, CAPS, CDT

What do you like most about your job? 

Helping people fall in love with their home!  The most rewarding part is hearing how much their lives have improved from the finished product.

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?  

I pretty much always wanted to be a designer.  My mom loved to sew and as a child I remember spending hours in the fabric store falling in love with the different patterns and textures.  I also re-arranged my room every other weekend.  I remember my mom would try to open my door and hit a piece of furniture that I was in the process of moving.

How do you describe your personal design style?  

I love pretty much all design disciplines. When it comes to my home, I am eclectic; a mix of traditional, with a bit of bohemian, meets farmhouse with industrial highlights.   As for clients that I work with, I believe that I am here to guide you in bring your personal design style to fruition.  My job is not finished until you say, “I love it and I can’t wait to see it all together.”

Two Favorite Foods:

Pizza &  French Fries …um I mean salad

Favorite TV show: 

I’m move of a movie person.  My favorite movie is Four Christmases, it makes me laugh every time.

Favorite room in a house to remodel: 

Kitchen- There are so many things that we can personalize to make the kitchen more functional and I enjoy customizing for each of our clients homes.