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Meet the team

It takes a village! We each call a different place home: San Francisco, New York City, Boston, Montreal, Barcelona, Albuquerque and eastern Pennsylvania. Being spread out keeps us both nimble and feeling like jetsetters. And even though our team stretches across continents, we remain in close daily contact to ensure perfect organization for all work.

Daniel, Principal & Lead Designer

Comfortably settled in California but with frequent trips to the Northeast, Daniel always commits 100%. When not running his design firm or off on some far-flung excursion, Daniel accompanies Roxy at her popular social engagements. A bit of a film buff and a great vegetarian cook, Daniel loves to stay active dancing (line, waltz, swing, contra, English, two-step), as well as hiking, running, sailing, and playing volleyball and ultimate frisbee. More info about Daniel and Village West Design here.

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Alexandra, Administrative Assistant

Based in NYC, Alex is the glue connecting the Village West Design team, vendors, and clients. Her dedication, enthusiasm, and good humor serve her well both at work and throughout the national folk dance community where she is a highly respected “caller” for Contra and English Country dancing. When not touring weekend conventions and festivals, Alex still finds time to sing with the Oratorio Society, play the piano, sword dance, and work toward her Master of Public Administration.

Camille, Design Assistant

More than anyone, Camille is the team member to think outside the box. A self-described “poet-artist, tree hugging, spinal cord injury surviving computer nerd living in rural Pennsylvania,” we depend on Camille’s excitement about everything from historic architecture and antiques to engineer reports and technical drawings. When not engaged with artistic pursuits or vegan cooking, Camille and her twin take turns cuddling cat Mango, and tripping over dog Bombón.


Ryan, Associate Bookkeeper

A former financial controller, coordinator, and studio manager for New York City architecture firms, Ryan now keeps Village West Design’s accounts impeccably organized and up-to-date. A recent immigrant to Spain, Ryan didn’t just bring his cat Stella but also his other “pets”—namely a host of carnivorous plants. When not dodging Audrey II, he plays the cello, throws pottery, hits the Barcelona beaches, and collects Mid-Century Modern ceramics. 

Donald, Associate Designer

Since the earliest days of Village West Design, Donald's vast design knowledge and impeccable taste have proven invaluable assets on nearly every project. He never misses a televised tennis match and is a fan of opera, contemporary music, Mid-Century design, and very early morning walks. Always the reliable source for candid assessment, Donald has a secret soft spot for his dog Mohawk who is known in their New Mexico circles as "The Mayor." His cat, Blossom, remains unimpressed.

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Rox, Associate Draftsperson

Classically trained in architecture and with a Master’s degree in building engineering, Rox comfortably draws in 2D and 3D across multiple platforms and softwares bringing Village West Design construction drawings to life. Originally from Iran, Rox and her cat Mindy now call Montreal home. Ever social, Rox spends French Canadian summers paddleboarding and—like Alex and Daniel—counts dancing as a year-round workout to balance out time in the kitchen and/or curled up with a book.

Maddy, Design Assistant

Moving to Boston from the California Sierras, Maddy has established herself in the world of set and production design for film and TV. Outside of art directing, Maddy excels at illustrating Village West Design concepts and bringing schematic designs to life. With her can-do attitude and resourcefulness, she also ensures that the smallest project details are successfully realized. When not building miniature scale models for fun or keeping her houseplants safe from cats Hedwig and Hagrid, you might catch Maddy at the movies or scouring New England yard sales for antiques.

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