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.
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.
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.
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.
Marketing & Communication Specialist
As the Marketing Director, Elizabeth is responsible for helping Design Source Interiors grow through exciting new business opportunities. She works closely with the entire team to identify new avenues for growth and she loves an opportunity to network.
With her previous career in mortgages, Elizabeth has developed relationships in the real estate industry and innately understands the need to create meaningful relationships based on trust.
Elizabeth is originally from the Richmond area and holds a degree from Virginia Tech (Go Hokies!). She lives in nearby Midlothian with her husband Jake, daughter Harper, son Hudson, and dogs Molly and Blue.
Administration & Design
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.