KATHY OVIATT- Owner, Lead Designer

With more than 30 years of experience, Kathy still finds joy in every unique project that comes her way. Working with clients' values, lifestyles, and expectations, her objective always revolves around creatively-designed, warm, environments with touches of glamour.

As a long-time member of the American Society of Interior Designers, Kathy offers professional and credible design work that results in timeless spaces with that essential feeling of livability. Her passion for design includes finding opportunities to bring in elements with a more personal touch, whether it's a pop of color or a piece that directly reflects the distinct style of her clients.

Paired with her creative energy, Kathy's love of design is what draws clients to her work. And, after many years in the business, she continues to find the design process and the relationships it brings the most rewarding part of her work.


JERILYN NORTON- Finance Manager

Jerilyn's love of numbers, balance, and all things orderly offsets the creative energy of our design team perfectly. She has more than 16 years of experience keeping the books for small companies, and while she enjoys overseeing the finances, she is always willing to jump in and help with any other duties that pop up. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling to warm places, scuba diving, cycling with her husband, and spending time with her family—especially her young grandchildren. 


MELISSA BARLOW- Office Manager

As Oviatt Design Group's office manager, Melissa works behind the scenes to keep everything running smoothly. With a background in writing and editing, she also oversees our blog and posting on other social media sites in addition to regularly tracking client orders and greeting customers throughout the day. Her strong sense of what needs to be done and keeping things orderly stems from having 3 young kids (including twins) at home. A few of her favorite things include reading, shopping, spending time with family, and decadent desserts.   


EMMALIE WATSON- Social Media Assistant

A great asset to our team, Emmalie is always privy to all things social media and has a great eye for good design. Her desire to share the beauty she finds in various styles and trends is what keeps her going, and what makes her happy!


DEREK MECHAM- Special Projects Designer

When Derek joined our team, he brought his education in drafting, rendering and architectural detailing, as well as his broad skills in both exterior and interior design. Derek's lifelong love for historic and classic design qualifies him for a unique array of projects. His ability to envision the entire concept with unmatched attention to detail and talent in quick-sketching, drafting, and rendering provide his clients with a wonderful vision of their project before the work even begins.