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Meet The Speakers

Our wonderful speakers were hand picked by our team specifically for this retreat. They will be discussing topics along the lines of, Financing, Branding/Social Media, Design Trends during keynote and Small Groups. Our final day we will host a Q& A Panel with all keynote speakers of the event ! 

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Keynote Topic : Financing

Staci Davidson

Staci Davidson is from Ohio where she runs her business Everything But Design, a Finance Consulting Company for Interior Designers.


She discovered her love for the business of Interior Design in 2016 when she was hired as the Operations Manager of a residential design firm.


She has done many blog posts for Design Manager, was featured on an episode of A Well-Designed Business with LuAnn Nigara, Spoke at High Point on best practices for running a successful business, and has helped many designers get back to their true love of designing. 

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Topic : Portfolio Review

Isabelle Odjaghian

Wake Tech Professor

Isabelle is from the South of France has traveled around the world. In the US, She has lived and worked on the East and West Coast. 


She Practiced Interior Designer with her own firm as well as managed projects for large firms from the inception to completion for 25 years and as an educator for over 20 years, in California and now North Carolina.

She have been involved with ASID from the time she was a student, volunteering and as a board member, both in Connecticut, San Diego and now Carolinas.


She guided ASID student chapters as a faculty advisor for several years both in San Diego and now Raleigh. Her interest in the environment and sustainability led her to pursue a LEED accreditation. Along with became an NCIDQ ambassador. 


Keynote Topic : Design Trends

Brittany Cooper

As a graduate of The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising located in Los Angeles, California, Brittany opened five women boutiques in the Southeast region in the year of 2012. She is now Currently in Cary, North Carolina and is the Owner and Senior Designer at Rathell Designs.


Brittany is a Specialites in Biophilic Design and executes high-end residential and commercial design projects. Over the years Brittany has developed and accumulated years of experience in the field and can help each client see the outcome long before a project has even begun. Along with being seen in HGTV and Business of Home.


Keynote Topic: Branding/Social Media

Kelly Collier-Clark

Kelly Collier-Clark holds a professional certificate in Interior Design. Her extensive brand awareness stems from a corporate career of over 25 years in analytics, project management, and senior management of large commercial accounts. Kelly Started her Own company in 2019 Plot Twist Design located in Blue Bell, PA and her online shop, Plot Decor Boutique.


Kelly has been an appointed designer for the African American Museum Philadelphia. She is a member of the Black Interior Designers Inc, Interior Design Society, and the National Kitchen & Bath Association. She has partnered with Alora Lighting and High Point Market (HPMKT) over the years, and most recently as a Design Influencer in partnership with Design Influencers Conference and High Point Market for fall market 2023. Kelly has been featured in major industry publications like the Alora Lighting Catalog for 2023 and Shut The Front Door published fall 2023.  Along with many more.


Kelly’s design aesthetic is a minimal approach to modern contemporary specializing in residential and commercial design. Kelly’s mantra is that interior design is an essential luxury service contributing to wellness, and everyone deserves to dwell in well designed


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