Bonnie believes that the quality of life is enhanced by functional beauty. That the environments that we live, work and play do matter.
She is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University, BFA, and has spent the last three decades creating environments for Elders and those who serve them. She leads a powerful team of design professionals and is honored to work with compassionate clients. She also believes strongly in giving back; Bonnie serves on the CCH Christmas Mother Committee as PR chair and the creator and chair of the July Jingle Run, is active on too many committees at Church, and loves spoiling her family.
Principal - Gerontologist
Melissa’s ongoing passion for older adults and experiences in the field of aging has led her to becoming a valuable member of the team at DSI. She looks forward to adding new perspectives while collaborating with experienced members of the team in order to ensure the continued success of DSI.
Melissa is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University where she earned a B.S. in psychology and a M.S. in gerontology. Her thirteen plus years of professional experiences with seniors include social work, care consultation/coordination, program development and marketing.
Vice President of Operations
Brad started his journey as a graduate of VCU's Graphic Design Program in 2009. After spending seven years in Chicago working in project management and marketing, he is back in Richmond and happy to be a part of the Design Source team. With a strong understanding of branding, design, and marketing, he believes DSI can fulfill and exceed the client's needs.Brad is a loving father to his daughter Meredith, and happily married to his beautiful wife, Jenny. He's a huge fan of Tottenham Hotspur, the Chicago Bears, and Bill Burr.
Samantha started her career in residential design after graduating with a B.S. from Virginia Tech. Five years later, she ventured into commercial design and now loves creating warm and welcoming environments for Seniors. She thrives at designing spaces that are thoughtful, developing construction drawings, and ensuring no detail is ever missed.
Although a Virginia native, Samantha now plays an active role at Design Source from warm and sunny, Hawaii. Outside of the office, she enjoys traveling, brunch, and exploring the outdoors with her husband.
Elizabeth recently moved to Richmond from Philadelphia, PA (GO Birds!). Her previous experience in upscale, residential design has provided her with the experience needed to problem solve and provide a high level of customer service to clients and vendors alike, in the office and in the field. Her thorough and detailed mindset provide a stable foundation for her team to build on.
Passionate about her community and local music, the move to Richmond proved to be a good fit for her, her partner, and two pug mixes. She has since become a Zumba aficionado, pug collector, and senior living enthusiast.
Holly's passion for Interior Design led her back to her hometown of Richmond, Virginia after graduating from James Madison University and beginning as an architectural designer in Washington, DC. Throughout her design work, Holly enjoys being very detailed and solving problems. She facilitates the completion of project work by assisting team members and aiding in all phases of production, such as preparing construction documents or selecting finishes.
Outside of work, you can find Holly painting plein air Maymont Park or checking out local Richmond breweries. She also enjoys traveling and even spent a semester abroad in Florence, Italy.
Marketing & Communication Specialist
Erik started in the structural steel industry where he progressed from Installations to Fabrications and later Design while at the same time attending Virginia Commonwealth University’s Interior Design Program. He received his BFA, of Interior Design in 2012 from VCU. The knowledge gained while working on jobsites became a valuable tool once he started his career as a Designer in the Hospitality market. With a diverse background in multiple disciplines Erik decided to Join the DSI team and bring with him the knowledge and experience that will help clients fulfill their needs and fast track their projects.
You’ll find Erik spending his free time with his family enjoying the outdoors. His passions also involve all things mechanical and construction, so it’s not unusual to find him rebuilding an engine or adding an addition to the home. Regardless of what he’s doing he enjoys keeping himself busy.