Faculty

Janet Barrs

Janet Barrs

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Credentials:

Janet Barrs has been involved in the design industry for over 15 years. Initially majoring in Interior Design, she graduated from Arizona State University in 1993 with a specialized Business degree. Combining design and business, Janet worked as a stylist and production coordinator at a high-end commercial photography studio. In the early 2000's, Janet narrowed her focus back to interior design. She started her own design firm, Imagine Design, in 2004. After experiencing the design program at Salt Lake Community College, she was presented with the opportunity to teach the Professional Practice of Interior Design. The class presented Janet with the opportunity to provide students with basic business principles and the practical application of these principles as they relate to Interior Designers. "Interior Design is a business. There is great satisfaction in being a part of these future design professional's success."

Shelly Bodily

Shelly Bodily

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Credentials:

Sherry has a Masters of Science Architecture (graduated with honors), a Bachelor's of Science in Architecture from the University of Utah, and an Associates of Science in Architectural Technology from SLCC. She has been working in AutoCAD since 2000. In addition to teaching, she works as an Intern Architect at ajc architects.

Milly Boren

Milly Boren

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Credentials:

Milly received a BFA in Interior Design at Utah State University, and has pursued additional studies at the U of U and the University of Hawaii. She passed the NCIDQ in 1985, after working for architectural firms in Chicago, Portland, and SLC. For 14 years in Hawaii she owned her own interior design business. For seven years she traveled the world as a freelance journalist. Milly says, "The students enthusiasm and hard work, coupled with their lightheartedness and sincerity, is my addiction."

Daryl Christiansen

Daryl Christiansen

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Credentials:

Daryl has 14 years of experience working in the interior design industry. He specializes in lighting design for interiors as well as space planning, visual merchandising, product design and project management. Daryl has owned and operated his own design business where he has produced new residential designs along with remodels for residential, commercial and hospitality projects. He has also worked with product design and development with both furniture and lighting. Daryl is currently working at Light Spot Modern Design as the Project Manager.

James Derby

James Derby

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Credentials:

James received his education in Architecture at Idaho State University. He was licensed in the State of Utah in 1980 and has since obtained licenses to practice Architecture in Idaho, Oregon, Nevada and Hawaii. James is a member of the American Institute of Architects and the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards. James has extensive experience in Commercial, Residential, Institutional and Religious Architecture. "The greatest part of teaching is watching the students process the curriculum and then experience the knowledge in real life work assignments."

Amber Dunford

Amber Dunford

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Credentials:

After attending the Interior Design program at SLCC, I spent about half a year traveling the globe and finding inspiration for how I hoped to use my education. I later went on to complete a Master's Degree in Psychology, at which point I realized my true interest was in the less explored field of Design Psychology, where my two passions of design and psychology were combined. I then focused my independent studies towards this passion, studying under Environmental and Aromatherapy Psychologists. I participated in specific environmental healing training, focused on restoring the well being of clients experiencing Oncology treatments and Traumatic Grief, such as physical or sexual abuse.

Prior to leaving the traditional field of Psychology to focus on other psychology avenues, I was trained in Individual, Couples and Child therapy, and worked in a private practice setting. I specifically worked with children of trauma using play, art, sand tray and design psychology practices. My qualifications include; licensure as an Associate Professional Counselor (APC), Published writer for the National Play Therapy Association, Contributor to National Design Psychology Publications, Member of Utah Association of Play Therapy, Independent Designer for Process Design Firm, Lead Stylist for Visual Merchandising at Nordstrom, Adjunct faculty for Interior Design Program at SLCC.

Jeri Eastman

Jeri Eastman

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Credentials:

Jeri obtained her education from Utah State University in Interior Design with an Art History emphasis. She has passed the NCIDQ exam and has been involved in interior design since 1986 with experience in both residential and commercial areas. She found a new addition to her career in 1998 when she taught her first class. Jeri loves to teach! She particularly enjoys watching the growth of the students from the moment they begin their journey in Interior Design until they have successfully completed the program.

Sharon Hodson

Sharon Hodson

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Sharon's education was procured at the University of Kansas in Textile Design. She has experience in commercial design specializing in kitchen layouts. She does sales training for Natuzzi, Ital Design and Wynwood Furniture. Sharon likes enthusiastic students who are willing to work hard and learn. She enjoys sharing her expertise with students in all areas of interior design. She has been teaching at SLCC since 1998.

John Holbrook

John Holbrook

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Credentials:

John received his Masters of Architecture in 2006 while concurrently studying multiple areas of design including Graphic Design and Illustration. He attended the Salt Lake Community College before moving on to the University of Utah to earn his undergraduate & graduate degree. Since graduation, he has worked in several design firms including 3form and Poliform and now works at MJSA Architects in downtown Salt Lake City as an intern architect. In the Fall of 2008 John began teaching AutoCad and Portfolio classes for the Interior Design program at the Salt Lake Community College. He brings his designer & architectural background to teach his students about the graphic qualities of expressing the built environment as well as the technologies that aid architects & designers today such as Photoshop. His goal is to teach his students to look at something from new & different perspectives to help them grow as designers themselves.

BJ Lund

BJ Lund

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Credentials:

BJ attended the University of Utah and New Jersey Institute of Technology. He is a licensed architect that is working for ASWN+ designing commercial and civic structures. BJ looks forward to teaching and sharing his knowledge about architecture. He is LEED certified and believes we can all benefit from better built buildings.

Naima Nawabi

Naima Nawabi

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Credentials:

Naima Nawabi has been working as an architectural project manager and designer since 2004 & has worked with MJSA Architecture in Salt Lake City, Utah since 2005. Although her main love is architecture, in the Fall of 2006 she found her new love, teaching in the Interior Design program for the Salt Lake Community College. Naima offers her students her own perspective as a practicing architect and hopes to teach them to skills they need to communicate technically & professionally with others in the design field including other designers & architects, contractors and product vendors. Naima is always being inspired by her student's hard work, talent & creativity. She also hopes that she can to inspire her students to realize their full potential to achieve their aspirations during and after their time in the Interior Design program.

Additional Faculty

David Malchenson

David Malchenson

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Meagan Plum

Meagan Plum

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