Hospitality

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Interior Merchandising

Top250PrivCos_2015webiconThe award-winning interior designers at KTI create distinctive hospitality, commercial, and residential projects, and make spaces come alive with unique interior merchandising. Founded in 1997 by Kimberly Timmons-Beutner and based in Denver, Colorado, KTI’s spirited approach has earned them a loyal local and international clientele, as well as national industry recognition. The KTI team is filled with lively, meticulous people who love the design process as much as you’ll love the outcome! As a team, we are collaborators     first and enjoy working with each client and one another to create memorable spaces that realize our clients’ vision. We are industry leaders who deliver integrity, teamwork, and originality to produce tailored design, timeless elegance, and a thoroughly unique “KTI sense of place.” KTI team members are active participants in the design industry through ASID, IIDA, NEWH, SMC for the HBA of Metro Denver, The Art Institute of Colorado, NAWIC, and other professional associations.

TEAM

Dedicated to excellence in design, KTI’s dynamic team of professionals is committed to working with owners, architects, and contractors to envision and realize interiors that blend premium elegance with functional purpose and cutting edge design. Click on a designer to learn more.

  • Kimberly Timmons-Beutner PRINCIPAL
  • Carissa Thompson Design Director
  • Dean LeManske Director of Production
  • Patti Nies Office Manager
  • Savannah Schafer Project Manager
  • LeKathryn Champine Project Manager Consultant

Kimberly Timmons-Beutner ASID, IIDA (NCIDQ Certificate No. 020479)

PRINCIPAL, KTI

For the last 25 years Kimberly Timmons-Beutner has been making her mark in the design industry. She founded KTI in 1997 and continues to build upon an exceptional portfolio of work. Her passion for design is contagious and she encourages her team to create the best possible design solutions and believes great design is in the details. An avid learner who stays current with the latest design trends, Kimberly is also a keen listener with an unerring sense of what will delight each client. Her leadership, honesty, and commitment to artistic excellence and client collaboration has helped KTI develop long-lasting relationships with the nation’s premier builders, hospitality developers, restaurateurs, and architects worldwide. Kimberly graduated with honors from the Art Institute of Colorado. In 2008, she was inducted into the Art Institute’s Hall of Fame and in 2010, she was awarded a Doctorate of Humane Letters. She is an active board member of the HBA of Metro Denver’s Sales & Marketing Council. Previously, she served on the board for the HBA’s 50+ Housing Council and as a member of HomeAid Colorado’s Fundraising Committee. Kimberly is also a member of the National Association of Women in Construction and a devoted supporter of the arts and local design schools. International travel for work and with her family feeds her soul and inspires her creativity. When she is not working, she enjoys tandem cycling with her husband.
Favorite time of the year: Summer
Favorite color: Anything purple, from indigo to magenta
Quirky talent: Racing BMWs on ice.
Favorite KTI project: Our latest project is usually my favorite.


Carissa Thompson (NCIDQ Certificate No. 019747)

Design Director, Hospitality & Commercial

Carissa has comprehensive experience in hospitality design including resort hotels, restaurants, spa & fitness, private golf clubhouses, entertainment and gaming. She holds membership in both IIDA and NEWH and is NCIDQ certified, being very active within the Denver design community where she is highly respected by her peers in the industry. Carissa has a passion for design and carries it throughout her professional and personal life, holding a countless number of hobbies from making jewelry, sewing elaborate Halloween costumes to creating decorative masks. She enjoys the outdoors, loves to hike, camp and is fervent about rockclimbing in the stunning mountains of Colorado.

Favorite time of the year: September / October and Halloween
Favorite color: Spicy Hue
Quirky talent: I organize and pack like I’m playing Tetris
Favorite KTI project: Guard & Grace Steakhouse


Dean LeManske

Director of Production, CAD/IT

Dean is not a native of Colorado, but his heart has always been drawn to the mountains. After graduating from Kansas State University in 1993, he spent four long years in KC building on his professional skills. In 97 he and his wife decided it was time to move to Colorado. Since then, he has worked for Interior Design and Architectural firms as well as being a successful small business owner. With over 20 years of experience, Dean has established standards and practices that help KTI produce quality documents efficiently and economically.

Favorite time of the year: Middle Fall
Favorite color: Pantone® 268 - Kansas State Purple
Quirky talent: Pit master - I love to smoke Brisket, Tri Tip Steak, but mostly Pulled Pork
Favorite KTI project: Saddlebrooke Ranch Fitness Center, Tucson, AZ


Patti Nies

Office Manager, KTI

Patti brings over 20 years of experience to Kimberly Timmons Interiors, with experience in accounting from the banking, oil and gas, aerospace and non-profit industries. She has two grown daughters, one married, following Patti’s career in Banking and living in Ohio while the younger daughter is a successful massage therapist living in Mobile, AL. Patti manages the day to day activity of Kimberly Timmons Interiors, as well as keeping the finances in order. In her spare time, Patti enjoys spending time with her husband, two puppies and waits for the next Bronco season to start!

Favorite time of the year: Fall & Winter / I love decorating for the holidays!
Favorite color: Green
Favorite KTI Project: All of them! I love all our clients and all our projects!!!!!


Savannah Schafer

Project Manager, Interior Merchandising

Savannah has been a member of the KTI team for eight years. Savannah graduated from Arapahoe Community College with an Associates of Applied Science Degree in Interior Design. From starting as an intern just out of college to working her way up to Project Manager, her passion for design drives her desire to create fresh, creative, memorable homes. She enjoys working with each builder, alongside her talented design team, to create beautiful homes that enhance and compliment the interior architecture in each community. Savannah’s passion for design carries into her personal life, where she enjoys spending time with her husband remodeling and updating their home. Life is busy with three boys at home but her favorite hobby will always be her family.

Favorite time of the year: Summer
Favorite color: Never the same, but usually shades of green.
Quirky talent: Queen of Multi-tasking
Favorite KTI project: Continues to change, but for the time being, Celebrity Custom Homes Pradera and Taylor Morrison Skyestone and Leyden Ranch.


LeKathryn Champine

Project Manager Consultant, Hospitality & Commercial

LeKathryn Champine is a highly qualified, motivated, creative professional with extensive experience in hospitality. Her experience includes resort casinos, hotels, restaurants, spas, retail, senior facilities, multifamily housing, historical, new construction, and renovation. LeKathryn is engaged in all phases of the design process including client contact, programming, concept vision, schematic design, animation coordination, design development, FFE and construction documents, purchasing coordination, construction administration, installation, and photography styling. She has a strong passion for the creative design process and a deep respect for the client’s needs. Her ability to respond quickly while maintaining excellence in creativity and quality of design sets her apart from many. LeKathryn is a member of ASID, NEWH, LEED Associate and is NCIDQ qualified. She enjoys spending time at her mountain log cabin with her husband and labs, gardening, hiking, and being patted on the back by the mountain gorillas in Rwanda.

Favorite time of the year: SPRING!
Favorite color: All greens except hunter
Quirky talent: I can still do the splits.
Favorite KTI project: Welk Resorts Breckenridge


Amber Bryan

Project Manager, Hospitality & Commercial

An NCIDQ certified interior designer, Amber’s career has concentrated on hospitality interiors where creating luxurious user experiences have been the primary focus of her work. In her nine years of practice, Amber has been involved in the design of ultra-premium hotels, casinos, restaurants, spas, and event centers, among others. A skilled project manager, Amber is equally adept at leading clients through the finer details of the decision making process and the hands-on development of life-like renderings and construction documentation. She strives to balance project costs and schedules with a refined appreciation for the destination qualities required to achieve high-end hospitality environments.

Favorite time of the year: Early Fall
Favorite color: Fresh Spring Green
Quirky talent: Finding local happy hours with great patios to enjoy our beautiful Colorado weather.
Favorite KTI project: Guard & Grace Steakhouse


Shelley Thompson

Project Manager, Hospitality & Commercial

A senior interior designer with a wealth of high-end hospitality experience completed on an International scale, Shelley takes a leadership role in KTI’s hospitality projects. After graduating from Brigham Young University with a BFA in Interior Design, Shelley joined Fairfield Resorts where she developed an owner’s perspective on resort design shaped by an exceptional guest experience and efficient staff functionality. Since 2002, Shelley has been involved in numerous five-star resort projects including a JW Marriott in Bogota, Columbia; Dubai’s Atlantis the Palm; and The Venetian in Macau, China.
At KTI Shelley is engaged in all phases of design from inception to completion and seeks to impart her strong appreciation for an ultra-luxurious guest experience on each project she touches. She is a skilled communicator and collaborator who works closely with all facets of the design, construction, and the ownership team to create timeless environments that respect project budgets and schedules. Beyond her work at KTI, Shelley is a mother of three who enjoys Colorado’s wonderful weather and landscapes through outdoor adventures.

Favorite time of the year: Summer
Favorite color: Any color that reminds me of the ocean
Quirky talent: Still can sing high notes!
Favorite KTI project: Whichever one I am currently working on


Heather Garcia

Senior Designer, Hospitality & Commercial

A senior designer on KTI’s Hospitality and Commercial projects team, Heather brings a purposeful dedication to design and client service. She moved to Colorado in 2002 to attend the Art Institute of Colorado and after receiving her Bachelor of Arts in Interior design she joined the work force as an interior designer. With a keen eye for detail and innate design talent, Heather quickly progressed through the ranks and was soon charged with leading a wide range of projects including commercial offices and hospitality environments, residential, and boutique retail spaces. Her responsibilities have included leading all phases of design from programming, conceptual, and schematic design to final finish selection and team coordination. She is invigorated by finding new and unexpected ways to enhance each project she works on with innovative treatments and material applications.

Away from work, Heather loves traveling and taking inspiration from the new places she visits. She also enjoys baking and spending time with her family.

Favorite time of the year: Winter
Favorite color: Pink
Quirky talent: I can do anything in heels!
Favorite KTI project: Beradi-Sprague Residence


Stacey Drake

Designer, Interior Merchandising

Stacey interned at KTI while completing her design degree at Arapahoe Community College. She quickly found her niche with the Interior Merchandising Team. The best part of her job is purchasing and expediting because it encompasses problem solving, organization, forming relationships with vendors, and sticking to a budget. In Stacey’s spare time, she keeps busy by spending time with her family and friends. She has a passion for cheerleading and coaches a weekly cheer class for high school girls. She also loves to hike the Colorado 14ers and dreams of visiting all 30 Major League Baseball stadiums.

Favorite time of the year: Spring
Favorite color: Black
Quirky talent: Being organized and detailed in any situation
Favorite KTI project: Celebrity Pradera


Rachel Vanek

Designer, Interior Merchandising

Rachel has always had a passion for every type of design. Prior to establishing her career as an interior designer, she worked as a graphic designer where she achieved skills that help her in the interior design field as well. While pursuing her interior design degree at Arapahoe Community College, Rachel came to work at KTI as an intern for the Interior Merchandising Team. Her attention to detail and true love for the job has helped her become the designer she is today. Outside of work she spends time working on her numerous design related hobbies which include everything from scrapbooking to glasswork, photography to movies and even painting her nails.

Favorite time of the year: Spring
Favorite color: Teal
Quirky talent: Saying the alphabet backwards
Favorite KTI Project: KB Home Lyons Ridge


Trang Dang

Designer, Hospitality & Commercial

At the age of 15, Trang left her home in Vietnam to pursue her educational dreams, first in Tulsa, Oklahoma and then in sunny Sarasota, Florida. She graduated with honors from Ringling College of Art and Design, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design with a minor in Business of Art and Design in 2014. Today, Trang is happy to have reached the beautiful mountains of Colorado’s Front Range, calling Denver home.
Having worked on many different types of interiors - from model homes to single family residential, restaurants and resorts - Trang found her calling in designing for hospitality clients. In her work, Trang believes in the unlimited and universal power of design as the solution to each project’s unique challenges.
In addition to her love of all things interior, she has a passion for graphic design and photography. Trang finds constant inspiration in nature, whether at the beach or in the mountains. She loves paddle boarding, boating, hiking, snowboarding, and travel adventures of all varieties, especially when her travels lead her to exotic cuisines of any sort.

Favorite time of the year: Autumn
Favorite color: Changes with the season, base color is shades of gray.
Quirky talent: I’m an expert mover
Favorite KTI project: Any current project is my favorite project.


  • Amber Bryan Project Manager
  • Shelley Thompson Project Manager
  • Heather Garcia Senior Designer
  • Stacey Drake Designer
  • Rachel Vanek Designer
  • Trang Dang Designer

Lisa Oleynik

Designer, Commercial-Hospitality

Born into a family of custom home builders, Lisa discovered her passion for design at a young age. Lisa is a LEED Accredited Professional with diverse project experience ranging from historic preservation and community support facilities to Washington D.C.’s magnificent Union Station. Lisa’s innate design talent is gracefully complimented by her commitment to team work and a warm engaging personality, both of which cultivate strong relationships and an atmosphere of camaraderie. A graduate of Colorado State University, Lisa often takes inspiration from her travels and seeks to impart unique experiential qualities into every design she is involved in.

Favorite time of the year: Autumn, nothing quite compares to the colors and smells of fall.
Favorite color: Always changing, always.
Quirky talent: Really good at Wheel of Fortune
Favorite KTI project: Guard & Grace


Elizabeth Berry

Designer, Residential

Elizabeth has a strong passion for design and has always known she would be a designer. Her experience in the industry stretches back to a high school internship where she was able to work at a local residential architectural firm. Her design skills were further enhanced when she attended San Diego State University, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design and a minor in Art History. She spent several years working at west coast interior design firms gaining experience in residential, office interiors, education, and hospitality projects before moving to Colorado with her husband. At KTI, Elizabeth is an important part of the residential design team bringing a strong design aesthetic and collaborative attitude to every project.

Outside of the office, Elizabeth is an active runner and regularly participates in 5k fundraisers. Since her arrival in Colorado, she has already fallen in love with the Rockies and looks forward to beginning her own 14er adventures.

Favorite time of the year: The beautiful fall season when all the changing colors are seen in the leaves.
Favorite color: Green
Quirky talent: Great sense of direction
Favorite KTI project: Personal clubhouse in Castle Pines


Jennifer Good

Design Assistant, Interior Merchandising

Jennifer is a graduate of the University of Iowa with a degree in Global Studies. She studied Art History in Aix-en-Provence, France. After completing school she moved to Chicago where she worked for The Art Institute of Chicago, and then went to The Institute of Art at Chicago for interior design. Jennifer moved to Denver over three years ago and has loved all Denver has to offer. She is enjoying being part of the Interior Merchandising Team at KTI. In her spare time, Jen loves to hike, cook, and read.

Favorite time of year: There is something I like about each time of year, whether the colors in fall, snow in winter, the new beginning of spring or the warm heat of summer.
Favorite color: Right now it is blue
Quirky talent: Really good at the game dominoes
Favorite KTI project: Pinery West by KB Home but I am very excited about the Oakwood Cottages in Utah. The colors & textures we are using in this project are unique & creative.


Stephanie Sagaert

Administrative Assistant,

Stephanie is the first face you’ll see when you arrive at KTI and supports the entire team with acumen and enthusiasm, always willing to lend a hand wherever needed. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Johnson & Wales University in 2013 along with an Associate’s degree in Culinary Arts. Stephanie’s warm, open personality and can-do attitude make her an invaluable asset to staff, clients and vendors alike.

Outside of the office Stephanie enjoys long runs on steep slopes, searching for new recipes and enjoying Colorado’s many breweries and culinary escapes.

Favorite time of the year: Late-summer thunderstorms and snow. Not winter, just snow.
Favorite color: Olive Green, really makes her eyes pop.
Quirky talent: Making Origami/Wrapping presents
Favorite KTI project: Guard & Grace


  • Lisa Oleynik Designer
  • Elizabeth Berry Designer
  • Jennifer Good Design Assistant
  • Stephanie Sagaert Administrative Assistant