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.
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.
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 | Designer / 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-Bizal | Designer / 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!
Angela Story | Designer / 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.
Sara Wilson | Designer / Sales
Sara Wilson earned her bachelor's degree in Interior Design and has been in the industry since 2011. Her keen sense of style, attention to detail and space planning perspective is what brought her to Satoree Kitchen & Bath. She specializes in traditional and contemporary compositions but also excels in creating unique designs that reflect the client’s personality and comfort. One of Sara’s most valuable attributes is the ability to listen to her client’s wants and needs and then delivers an outcome that exceeds their exceptions. She's a designer by day and dog rescuer at night. Sara volunteers her time to take care of and support foster dogs and keeps herself involved in numerous rescue events.
Michelle Asche | Design Associate
Michelle Asche has a keen eye for design and detail. She loves a space planning puzzle and utilizing her love of math in a creative endeavor. She decided to pursue a career in design after years in the classroom as a Kindergarten/ESL teacher. Michelle holds a degree in Interior Design as well as a Masters in Education. Michelle has travelled the world and loves to incorporate world elements into her designs. In her freetime, Michelle can be found walking in nature, dancing to Latin or Kizomba music, or boarding an airplane to an adventure overseas.
Operations and Project Management
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 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.
Brittany Hughes | Project Manager
Brittany Hughes is a Project Manager who uses her organizational talent and communication skills to bring together designers, contractors and vendors, with the aim of producing a coordinated project. She is results driven! With a calm demeanor and friendly personality she is able to resolve issues fast and efficiently. When not in the office, you can find her at the gym either on the track running or in the pool swimming.
Jennifer Shroeder | Project Manager
Jennifer Shroeder is an experienced project manager with a background in interior and common area Multi-Family renovations. Her strong organizational skills and collaborative team spirit produces smoothly executed projects. In her free time Jennifer is typically planning her next trip, spoiling her Goldendoodle, and volunteering with various Minnesota based non-profits.