The Satoree Team

Carolyn Johnson
Carolyn Johnson | CEO/Owner

Carolyn Johnson has been a kitchen designer since 2003. Her goals is quite simply to use her ideas to create functional, well-designed space for her clients. She hopes that by bringing her experience to a project it will help her customers make educated decisions, with no surprises throughout the process, and great results. Carolyn has a Mass Communications degree from the University of Minnesota, and an A.D. from Century College in Kitchen and Bath Design. She is AKBD certified and a licensed contractor with the state of Minnesota. She has two boys, loves to cook, spend time at her hobby farm, practice yoga and listen to live music.

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Lori Harrington | Lead Designer/ Owner

Lori Harrington has been a designer and project manager since 2001. She loves to combine her design aesthetic with her prowess for spatial problem-solving. She has never seen a kitchen she couldn’t improve or a budget she can’t squeeze a few more dollars out of. She has that rare left brain/right brain balance that translates to tasteful, fun, and functional living spaces. Lori has her undergrad from SCSU in Management, and an MBA in Finance from the Carlson School at the U of M. She is married with two sons, and enjoys travel, biking, hiking, skiing and golf.

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Aaron Garner | Construction Manager

Aaron Garner has been in construction industry since the calendar rolled into this millennium. Starting his career in 2000, he is a veteran project manager with a demonstrated history of managing multiple projects and punch lists at the same time. Aaron’s organizational ability to manage projects from the initial design phase through passing the keys off to the client is impeccable and his attention to detail is unlike any other. When tasked with an assignment, large or small, Aaron will not only complete it within the timeline allotted and within the respected budget, he will deliver an exceptional end product. Aaron is certified from the University of Minnesota in Project Management. Away from Satoree, Aaron enjoys working out, studying architectural design, traveling, being outdoors and out on the lake. Aaron volunteers his time coaching youth hockey, serving at the Ronald McDonald House and being involved in his community, Bloomington, Minnesota.

Jessie Drometer
Jessie Drometer | Designer and Sales

Jessie Drometer has been designing kitchens and bathrooms since 2002. Her architectural drafting background and keen eye for details lets Jessie’s creativity shine. She dives in with an enthusiasm level that is characteristic of our design studio. She enjoys working with customers to help make their homes more functional and enjoyable for years to come. When not at work, Jessie loves spending time at the cabin with her husband and 2 kids.

Mary McHale
Mary McHale-Bizal | Designer and Sales

Mary McHale-Bizal has enjoyed designing and managing interior additions and renovations since 2004. She shines at listening to clients and, together, achieving a space that blends functionally with a nod to each client’s unique, personal style. As a long-time interior design and decorative painter, Mary can seamlessly blend new spaces into the existing to create a harmoniously whole. She is a graduate of SCSU, married, and a mom of three. Away from Satoree, Mary enjoys family, friends, cooking, biking and (a lot) of time at hockey rinks!

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Angela Story | Project Manager / Design Associate & Sales

Angela Story Angela earned her bachelor’s degree in Design Management, and is an instrumental part of the team at Satoree. With equal parts left and right brain, Angela’s creative eye and her attention to detail enable her to execute projects successfully. A die-hard Vikings fan who bleeds purple all year long. During her free time she likes to travel, do yoga, and spend time with friends and family.

Skylar Allan
Skylar Allen | Design Associate/ Materials Expediter

Skylar Allen is a Project Manager & Design Associate and works directly with our vendors and customers to ensure projects run as smooth possible. Skylar has worked hard to earn the trust and reliability his position demands. Skylar loves maintaining his orchids. Spending time at his house in North-East Minneapolis, and is an serious Pringles enthusiast.

Brittany, Accounting
Brittany Peterson | Bookkeeper

Brittany has been the bookkeeper at Satoree since July 2016, primarily managing Accounts Receivable/Accounts Payable. She earned her BA in Communication from Crown College in St. Bonifacius. When not in the office, Brittany enjoys spending time with her husband and three kids. She loves to read, travel and run.

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Brittany Hughs | Project Manager