MEET THE DESIGN TEAMARCH Design2021-02-26T09:15:56-06:00
Meet the Design Team
Connie WetmoreSenior Art Consultant
Connie Wetmore has been contributing to the design and management of high-end art programs in hospitality, healthcare, corporate, and residential spaces since 2001 when she began her career with Joan Warren-Grady’s Fine Art Advisory in San Diego. Her ability in art consultation is far beyond selecting existing artwork to fit built environments. More so, her strengths are situated in conceptualizing unique, client-driven designs and installations. She communicates the client’s vision, while pragmatically backing collaborative ideas with her extensive project management experience. Clients depend on her knowledge for specific art placement and exceptional eye for color which was proven through her perfect score of ‘0’ (zero) on ‘The Farnsworth-Munsell 100 hue test’. Connie earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Abstract Painting from West Virginia University.
Kelly Underwood, EDACSenior Art Consultant
Kelly is a highly skilled art consultant for both healthcare and senior living environments, and has a great eye for designing cohesive art packages based on impact, touchpoints, color scheme and client vision. In the previous year, Kelly served as the lead designer on 15 large-scale built environment improvement programs. Over the course of these projects she conducted site surveys, created artwork presentations and coordinated featured art installations. Prior to joining ARCH Design, she worked as an interior designer. Kelly earned her Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art with an emphasis in graphic design from Southern Illinois University and earned her Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in marketing from the University of Missouri – St. Louis. Additionally, she is certified in Evidence-Based Design through the Center for Health Design.
Andrea Caldwell, EDACSenior Art Consultant
Andrea contributes a deep understanding of how individuals react to artwork of a therapeutic and healing nature. Before joining ARCH, she studied studio art, art therapy and psychology, and became familiar with how art impacts healing. Andrea always aims to select artwork that is engaging, healing and aesthetically pleasing to all viewers. Andrea recently completed a multi-year project developing an artwork package for a new state-of-the-art hospital that features: 17 original works of art from local artists, over 250 pieces of framed artwork and more than 50 environmental graphics. She continues to work as a studio artist in her free time and believes working as both a designer and artist influences aspects of her work life and inspires creativity in both realms. Andrea earned her Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art, as well as a certificate in art therapy, from Webster University. Additionally, she is certified in Evidence-Based Design through the Center for Health Design.
Carly KurkaArt Consultant
In addition to her full-time role as an art consultant at ARCH Design, Carly works as a contemporary artist and colorist specializing in painting and printmaking. Carly’s work has been featured in group exhibitions and solo shows across North America and is included in private and corporate collections around the globe. Carly earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting, drawing and printmaking, as well as a minor in art history and archaeology, from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Prior to joining ARCH Design, Carly worked at a collaborative printmaking studio and gallery, working one-on-one with nationally recognized artists to create numerous series of artwork. Carly’s work at ARCH includes 8 key accounts in various hospitality, healthcare and senior living communities. Carly specializes in fine art commissions working with local and national artists directly.
Leslie Song, EDACArt Consultant
Leslie is a contemporary artist with a background in both fine art and graphic design. She continues to work as a studio artist and uses her sensitivities for color and composition to create unique designs as well as custom wall graphics for various senior living, healthcare, and corporate spaces. Prior to joining ARCH Design, she worked at a non-profit art studio as an Assistant Art Manager and supported local artists with developmental disabilities. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting and fiber arts from Truman State University, as well as a Master of Science in Textile Design from Thomas Jefferson University. Additionally, she is certified in Evidence-Based Design through the Center for Health Design.
Kimberly ReutherInterior Design Consultant
Kimberly is an interior designer with over 20 years of experience in commercial, residential, and multi-family projects. She was a client of ARCH Design for 12 years before joining the team in 2016. She worked to strengthen ARCH’s involvement in the local design community and then transitioned into a new role focusing on commercial real estate firms and local corporate clients in need of artwork, graphics, and signage. Kimberly brings enthusiasm and energy to her client relationships and has the determination, know-how, and leadership skills necessary to take on any size project. Kimberly is a compound thinker and strategic problem solver, focusing on both the big picture and attending to the smaller details to achieve her clients’ vision. Kimberly is passionate about connecting people, bridging gaps, and sharing knowledge. These passions led her to launch an online design networking community called DesignSpeak in 2009. In 2019, she served as President of the American Society of Interior Designers’ (ASID) MO East Chapter. Kimberly received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design from William Woods University in 1998.
Abby DeckardProject Manager
Abby supports the design team at ARCH Design by assisting with project management, generating comprehensive pricing quotes, and processing orders for clients. Her meticulous attention to detail and proficiency in organization ensure that timelines are met, and quotes accurately contain materials that fall within project budget requirements. Abby’s previous work experience and studies facilitated the development of her refined analytical and problem-solving expertise. Skilled at evaluating, analyzing and interpreting information, she makes thoughtful recommendations for clients. Abby earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Missouri – St. Louis.
Ron MackeSenior Environmental Graphic Designer
Ron Macke has been working in the signage, wayfinding and environmental graphic design industry since 2001. With over 19 years of design and project management experience, he specializes in developing custom signage and environmental graphic solutions to create functional, navigable and aesthetically pleasing interior spaces. He is passionate about creating solutions that communicate memorable brand experiences and optimize the built environment. Ron earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design with an emphasis in architecture from Kansas State University.
Audrey MillsGraphic Designer
As a member of the Design Team, Audrey uses her graphic design skills to enhance client artwork, providing them customized images that fit their organization’s unique vision. Audrey also develops cohesive and impactful environmental branding experiences using environmental graphic design, as well as history and honor wall displays for leading healthcare systems across the United States. Audrey studied graphic design and graduated summa cum laude from Maryville University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design.
Melissa ShawProject Coordinator
As a Project Coordinator for ARCH Design, Melissa excels at organizing and executing projects, supporting the art and signage consulting teams, and providing exceptional client service. Before joining ARCH, Melissa worked as an event coordinator, gaining experience organizing and managing event details, vendors, and timelines. Additionally, Melissa spent six years working in the healthcare field, which contributes to her understanding of how well-designed spaces can facilitate the healing process. Melissa earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mass Communications from Lindenwood University.
Leslie GodwinProject Coordinator
Leslie works closely with the design team at ARCH as a project coordinator. A creative and process-driven person, she coordinates with the design team to communicate and respond to client requests while ensuring a seamless customer experience. Leslie’s customer service background, paired with her time working in healthcare environments, has given her an immense understanding of the importance of clear communication between client and vendor. Leslie is passionate about promoting local artists and values the opportunity to assist the design team and support our clients on their project needs.