About2018-10-16T04:35:46+00:00

OUR TEAM

Claire Ownby

Claire Ownby

ASID, NCIDQ Cert# 023289

Design Principle

Claire is one of the most sought-after designers of luxury residential interiors and the founder of Ownby Design, LLC. Part designer, part innovator, part visionary, Claire draws inspiration from her studies, her extensive travels and her affinity for fine food and wine. With her unique fusion of minimalism and lavishness, Claire’s designs transform the spaces of everyday living into one-of-a-kind indulgences. Claire received her education in Interior Design from Arizona State University and Scottsdale Community College. While serving apprenticeships with Scottsdale based residential and commercial design firms, Claire refined her talent and passion for luxurious interiors, and decided to start her own interior design firm in 1998. She specializes in modern minimalism aesthetic, with a keen eye for detail. Her firm has received numerous awards from ASID and the Valley; the Ownby Design team has been recognized with numerous industry and community awards throughout the past several years for residential designs in both Arizona and the Hawaiian Islands.

Kris Pankretz

Kris Pankretz

Senior Project Designer

Growing up on the Oregon Coast, Kris moved to the valley in 2004 to pursue a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Interior Design at Arizona State University. Before joining the Ownby Design Team in 2014, she gained an extensive amount of experience and knowledge working for various design firms in the valley. When she is not in the office, you can find Kris at home “relaxing” with her three adorable boys and husband of 10 years. Kris’s impeccable skill set, outstanding ability to understand client needs, and eye for detail are but a few of the many qualities she brings to our team. 

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Abby Kremer

Senior Project Designer

Abby joined Ownby Design in February 2014. Originally from Indiana, Abby moved to Arizona to attend Arizona State University and holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Marketing. While studying at ASU, Abby was given the opportunity to study abroad in France, which lead to her appreciation and adoration for architecture and design. Deciding to pursue her dreams, Abby obtained an Associates Degree in Interior Design from Scottsdale Community College. A mom to two mischievous yet adorable twin boys, Abby livens the Ownby Design team with her warm and outgoing personality.

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Rachel Koepke

Project Designer
Born and raised in Arizona, Rachel holds a Bachelors of Science in Interior Design through a combined program of Scottsdale Community College and Northern Arizona University. With an exceptional eye for detail and a passion for modern design, Rachel also enjoys traveling with her husband and trying new restaurants in her spare time.  Rachel not only exudes a level of warmth and integrity that is unparalleled, she flourishes as a leader in the design industry. 
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Kalysha Manzo

Project Designer

Originally from Colorado, Kalysha joined the Ownby Design team in 2018. Charged with creative energy and eager to push boundaries, Kalysha approaches interior design as a true art form. With a Bachelors Degree in Interior Design from Northern Arizona University, and many years of design experience in both Colorado and Arizona under her belt,  Kalysha exudes a fun and bubbly personality and is a strong asset to the Ownby Design team. On the weekends, you can often find Kalyshasocializing with friends and spending time with her loving pitbullZyzz

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Evan Epperson

Design Assistant

Growing up in the Chicago land area, Evan realized his interest for design from an early age. Evan moved to the valley in 2013 to pursue a Bachelor’s of science degree in Architectural Studies, where he graduated Cum Laude. Evan’s architectural background and attention to detail brought him to Ownby Design just before the start of 2018. Evan is excited to be apart of the team and help bring luxurious interiors to the valley.  

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Adriana Vildosola

Design Assistant
Adriana  Vildosola joined Ownby in 2017 as a Design Assistant.  She started drafting construction drawings for a firm in Tucson, Arizona in 2006. During her move to Mesa her drafting experience helped her land a position with a high end interior design firm located in Paradise Valley. After a couple of months her position evolved from drafting to site management and with that her passion grew. With her father as an architect Adriana inherited the love for textures and materials & really enjoys exploring every aspect of the design and construction process. With her experience on site and her inquisitive nature she can assist the designers with their detail drawings and can help solve many problems that may arise during the construction phase. 
 
Audrey Ownby

Audrey Biegen

Accounting and Human Resources

Audrey has been a essential team member with Ownby Design for over 7 years and spearheads the accounting and human resource department. Aside from having a Bachelors Degree in Business Management with an emphasis in Human Resources, Audrey has a vivacious personality that light ups the office. When she is not at work, you can find Audrey playing a round of golf with her husband or chauffeuring her son around to his various sporting events.