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    30 Under 30 Honorees, Class of 2018

    The Baltimore/Washington Chapter of the NKBA congratulates our very own Kevin King as a new 30 Under 30 Honoree, Class of 2018!  

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                         For more information: Elle H-Millard or Kelly Buchholtz 

    NKBA Reveals Thirty Under 30 Honorees, Class of 2018
    The NKBA chooses 30 exceptional young professionals to propose “Product of the Future” at KBIS 2018. 

    HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. (Sept. 12, 2017) — The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) will recognize the 2018 Thirty Under 30 winners at the upcoming Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS®), to be held Jan. 9-11, 2018, in Orlando. ­The group will make its debut on the KBISNeXT Stage at 11:30 amon Jan. 9. 

    The candidates selected for the Thirty Under 30 program are:

    Destin Barkley, Allied ASID, D’Asign Source, Marathon, FL; Eileen Byrne, Hatchett Design/Remodel, Newport News, VA; Lindsay CerilliLEED GA, Cerulean Concepts, Leander, TX; Stephanie ChavezAllied ASID, Selections By Steph, Austin, TX; Joseph Ciuffo, Ciuffo Cabinetry, Deer Park, NY; ; Nicole ConteAttention To Details, Manchester Center, VT; Brianna Ellis, Rev-A-Shelf, LLC., Louisville, KY; Maryanna Estornes, Bright Ideas by Martinec, Big Flats, NY; Alannah Fanset, William Standen Co., Sarnia, ON; Alison Green, AKBD, Allied ASID, Jackson Design and Remodeling, San Diego, CA; Kailee Helget, AKBD, R. Henry Construction, Mankato, MN; Kelsey Holtz, Allied ASID, LEED GAGreen Design Center, Waukesha, WI; Erica Illions, Snappy Kitchens, Dallas, TX; Aimee Inouye, AKBD Sinclair Construction, Concord, CA; Zech Johnson, Southern Home Improvement, Dalton, GA; Kevin King, Barger, Washington, DCTaryn Milburn, The Home Depot, Palm Coast, FL; Keara Miller, Cambria, Eden Prairie, MN; David Podwyszynski, Rangecraft Manufacturing, Fair Lawn, NJ; Elise Raydo, Monogram Appliances, Denver, CO; Briana Ryan, Fisher & Paykel Appliances, New York, NY; Lou Salge, Four Seasons Design & Remodeling, Angola, IN; EJ Silver, Studio41 Design Showroom, Chicago, IL; Giana Siska, Signature Kitchen & Bath Design Inc., Cupertino, CA;Samantha Snead, Reico Kitchen & Bath, Richmond, VA; Tyler Swartzmiller, Kitchen Kraft, Columbus, OH: Danielle Sylvia, Kitchen & Bath Details, Mattapoisett, MA; Katie Thurman, US Cabinet Depot, Acworth, GA; Melanie Towey, Emser Tile, Los Angeles, CA; Natalie Venalainen, Men At Work Design Build Ltd., Toronto, ON.

    “This group of outstanding young professionals represents the future of the industry,” said Bill Darcy, NKBA Chief Executive Officer. “NKBA is proud to recognize them as part of this key program, and we’re looking forward to hearing their insightful presentations in Orlando. The Thirty Under 30 honor will help them as they continue to develop their careers, and we are happy to be a part of recognizing the next generation of industry leaders.”

    NKBA is adding a fun element to this year’s proceedings. Prior to KBIS 2018, the newly inducted honorees will be assigned into six groups of five, with each team collaborating on a “Product of the Future.” The teams will present their creations on the KBISNeXT stage on Jan. 10. It’s sure to be an eye-opening presentation to see what these rising young professionals view as important developments in the space, what’s missing or what can be improved.

    Introduced in 2013, the NKBA Thirty Under 30 program continues to capture the voice of the next generation of kitchen and bath professionals. If you would like your company associated with the best of the next generation of kitchen and bath professionals, contact Mauri Bailey at 678-900-2661 or email

    To learn more about KBIS 2018 and to register for the show and/or events, please visit 

    About the National Kitchen & Bath Association and the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show

    The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) is the not-for-profit trade association that owns the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS®). With 13,000 member companies representing tens of thousands of members in segments of the $134 billion kitchen and bath industry, the NKBA has educated and led the industry since its founding in 1963. The mission of the NKBA is to enhance member success and excellence, promote professionalism and ethical business practices, and provide leadership and direction for the kitchen and bath industry worldwide. For more information, visit or call 1-800-THE-NKBA (843-6522).

    KBIS® and NKBA® are registered trademarks of the National Kitchen & Bath Association.

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    KBIS 2018: Registration is Open. Make an Impact!


    From brand new products to exciting events and opportunities to network and grow your business, this year's show is all about giving you the tools to make an IMPACT!

    Take advantage of Special August Rates.  Expo Only is free for NKBA Members and $50 for Non-Members.  All registrants can add a spouse/significant other for free.

    Fine-tune your expertise! Industry-leading presenters will share their knowledge and expertise at the Voices from the Industry. 3-Day packages are available at discounted rates for the month of August. Looking for more? Continue your education and earn CEUs with NKBA Professional Development Courses. 

    Extend your trip and treat yourself to some fun in Orlando! We're giving away a Stay and Play package so you can enjoy all the hard work spend at KBIS.

    Simply register for KBIS 2018 by November 10, 2017 (early rate deadline) and let us know you want to enter by using promo code STAY during registration.