What are you passionate about personally? What do you really enjoy? What can’t you stop talking about?
First of all, I love Morden and being part of this community! In the winter, I love to hang out with friends, watch sports (I can watch Roger Federer play tennis ALL day, the Winnipeg Jets or curling) all while puzzling. I must say I’m a bit addicted to puzzling as it’s also a great way to spend time with friends. In the summer, I love to hang out in my backyard, be it lying in my hammock, my sunroom or swimming and hosting family and friends for pool parties.
Are there any nonprofits you support?
I support many great organizations but I love Mully Children’s Family because they reach out to less fortunate and vulnerable children and youth. I was given the privilege of meeting the founder of the organization and a group of kids from there during their visit to Decor and just loved their mission and their work. We are so blessed here that sometimes we forget what it is like to have nothing.
Jazmyn brings a detailed and functional approach to all her kitchen designs. Her customers praise on her approachable professional style throughout the process of making their dream kitchen a reality. Jazmyn grew up in small town, Plum Coulee and has a background in Business Administration. In 2009 she made the move to Morden to start family life with her husband. Mom life has her busy with two children and two fur babies, she enjoys entertaining guests and a good book when time allows.
What’s one of the challenges that you enjoy about your job?
There is no “how-to” manual to go along with my job. It’s all about going with the flow and continuous learning.
After many years substitute teaching, Leigh decided she was ready for a change and a new challenge. Taking on her new designer role with enthusiasm, Leigh is eager to leave her mark in the design world. Inspired by her surroundings and her clients, Leigh’s approach is in the details – aspiring to make each space beautiful, functional and a place that the client falls in love with each time they enter the room.
In her spare time, Leigh spends her time with her husband and three children, works on maintaining a healthy mind and body at Taekwondo and creates greeting cards which have been featured in various papercrafting magazines, books and online.
What would be impossible for you to give up?
Creating. My mind is always moving with ideas; I can’t go too long without making, designing or creating something. When I finally sit down to create, I feel myself relax.
After 12 years as a floral designer, Megan needed a change and challenge that could use her design experience in a new way. Growing up in Morden, she knew the exceptional reputation of Decor and wanted to be part of a team where she could grow professionally. Megan has worked with clients from Provincial Government, National news companies, corporate clients and Canadian and International publications in her field. She’s often heard that she was chosen for her ability to see “the vision” for her clients, and for being able to follow through seamlessly.
Megan loves to help people mix styles to find what they really like. She takes pride in finishing the job well, paying attention to the details, and being “one step ahead”.
What do you really enjoy? What can’t you stop talking about?
My crazy, adorable children! I love spending time with my family and friends. I am beyond blessed with a small army of close people in my life and I feel so lucky.
With a background in construction, customer service, custom drafting and design, Luke’s mild-mannered personality puts his clients at ease as they discuss and dream for their space. Priding himself on details, Luke thrives on truly listening to his clients to provide them with the right solution for their needs.
Like most designers, Luke’s love for design, art and architecture carries into his personal life which he shares with his wife and energetic 2 year old daughter. Luke spends his down time with his family, living life with purpose and enjoying what life has to offer in the great outdoors including hiking, swimming, biking and traveling.
Any stand out jobs for you?
I did some work for a very kind 89 year old. By taking the time to listen, I was able to size, order, and place pull outs that made her cabinets far more functional for her. I even measured all of her small kitchen appliances and cracker boxes and did CAD drawings to make sure everything would fit as ergonomically and functionally as possible. She absolutely loved the finished product and said “I wish I had known you years ago so I could have got this done sooner.”
Like a masterpiece painting getting its final brush strokes, Mick is passionate about detail and making the final installation flawless. With over 20 years in carpentry experience and working at one of the largest kitchen companies in Ireland, Mick is a well rounded asset to our Two30Nine team. With a friendly, respectful nature, Mick is a pleasure to be around and will certainly be when working in your home.
Any volunteer activities you’re crazy about?
Yes! I help coach the Morden soccer team, which Decor has been very helpful with sponsoring our equipment. I’m very passionate about this - as I feel soccer in the area needs a lot of help!
Delivery and Install Support
Francis joins Two30Nine with over 5 years of experience in the cabinet industry. Growing up in Belfast, Ireland and previously working for a small cabinet company; Francis attended a job fair in Dublin where he came across Decor Cabinets. He took a leap of faith and headed to Canada to work at Decor where he spent 2 years in the spray booth before joining the team at Two30Nine. Francis enjoys the challenges of each job and attributes his great work environment to the people he works with!
Outside of delivering and installing cabinets, Francis spends time working on his own projects, socializing with friends and is an active member of the Morden Fire department.
After spending over a decade running his own carpentry finishing company and installing kitchens for Decor, Jake decided to join the Two30Nine team as an installer full-time. Jake prides himself on his attention to detail and constantly strives to make his customers happy. He’s known for his quality work and generally being able to fix whatever’s broken!
Jake grew up in the Winkler area and loves serving in his church. When asked what the best part of his job is, he’s quick to mention his interactions with his customers and seeing them happy and over-the-moon with the finished product- whether that’s a kitchen, bathroom or other cabinet installation.
Where can we find you when you’re not working? What’s your favourite way to spend a weekend or Sunday afternoon?
I love taking long motorcycle rides with my wife along the highways of Manitoba- we always ride together. This summer, we took a trip all the way to B.C. on our bike. I also enjoy hunting on my days off and when the season permits.
Candace comes to Two30Nine with many years of experience helping her clients achieve the project of their dreams. She started designing kitchens and bathrooms in 2005, and in that time has worked on projects of all sizes in both Manitoba and Ontario. Candace enjoys the creativity and unique set of challenges that each project entails. Creating the right space for each client is the goal, and Candace values a collaborative approach when producing designs with her clients to understand what is truly important to each of them and to then bring that vision to life for them to enjoy for years to come.
When not at the office, Candace enjoys travelling, photography and taking on renovation projects of her own.
When meeting Rob for the first time you’ll more than likely be greeted with a friendly smile and warm hello. Rob has been in sales since 2004 with several years focused on the construction and building industry. He enjoys new challenges and helping people, perfect in the kitchen industry providing clients with functional and stylish solutions within their space.
Besides design, what are some of your favorite things?
I enjoy running and staying active – usually with my 3 kids. Being outside either in my yard or out exploring nature is what I like to do most in my free time.
With a varied work history in a number of fields and a personal interest in art, colour, and home décor – when Linda retired two years ago from accounting, she looked for a college course that would assist her in taping into my creative spirit. This turned out to be Residential Decorating at Red River College in Winnipeg. Upon graduation, Linda began to work as a Design Consultant in Winnipeg and Kenora.
Friendly, helpful customer service is a strong characteristic of her work ethic. She enjoys making a space function more efficiently while reflecting the taste of the client.
When Linda is not working, she loves to spend time with her 7 beautiful granddaughters sharing meals and laughter. Her current volunteer activities have been at the Winnipeg Folk Fest, The Grey Cup and now the Summer Games.