About Us

Designers, Remodelers & Outfitters for the modern home

 

Urbanata is a Design/Build firm founded in 2012 based on the concept of European kitchen fitters (new home, new kitchen) … but Urbanata took it one step further by applying this idea to the whole house: One place with everything you need for the modern home.

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We are a team of highly talented designers and skilled tradespeople who set the bar for the modern design aesthetic in Seattle. Professional yet approachable, we pride ourselves on our ability to take complex ideas and turn them into relatable projects that our clients love.

Always searching for new innovations in the market, we actively curate a collection of brands and products which offer the highest form and function.

 

J.D. Nesbitt

CEO

J.D.'s possesses an extensive design background and in-depth knowledge of the home remodeling industry, having previously co-founded his own residential interior design firm. A practicing minimalist, he loves all things tiny home related. J.D. joined us because of a love of contemporary design and a desire to work with European styled spaces, materials and finishes. His talented, keen eye for detail, and disdain for inefficiency made him the perfect choice to lead the team.

 
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Michael Feeley

Interior Designer III

With more than fourteen years in interior design, Michael successfully led his own residential design business for much of that time.  His passion for travel and architectural history inform much of his aesthetic. Specializing in modern interiors, Michael values the Urbanata team's shared expertise and vision toward true modern design.  He places a high value on seamless communication with clients while creating design solutions to fit their lifestyle.

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Jake Neidlinger

Interior Designer II

Jake is a recent transplant to the Seattle area from small-town Indiana. A big fan of architecture, Jake has always admired what Seattle has to offer. He loves the variety of homes and styles that make Seattle the great city that it is. Jake is a graduate of Indiana University, bringing experience in interior design, graphic design, and furniture making. Jacob’s passion for design, from the technical side to the materials and more, is what makes him a good fit here at Urbanata!

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Marcy Willis

Interior Designer II

With a long and successful career in interior architectural design and construction, Marcy has been highly recognized for successfully helping her many clients in creating beautiful homes with lasting value. Having achieved her degree in interior design here in Seattle, she has participated in pretty much every aspect of design, construction and decor. As a result, her extensive portfolio boasts an impressive collection of high-end custom residential design, kitchen and bath design, and comprehensive expertise in building construction. 

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Lori Williams

Interior Designer I

A New England native and now Seattle resident, Lori handles our technical drawings and some specification work. Now having been in the design industry for over a decade, not only is she proficient with drawings but exceptionally sharp as a designer. Sit down to talk with her and you'll know that she's not just a technical master but also has a keen artistic eye. Lori studied Interior Design in both Indianapolis, IN and Portland, OR with a focus on kitchen and bath remodeling. Lori is skilled in both the artistic and technical aspects of residential and commercial interiors.

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Frederica Jansz

Interior Designer I

The first person you'll meet when you walk through the door, Frederica is knowledgeable and great to work with. Not just  in charge of the showroom, Frederica will assist you with your interior design needs. Former Editor in Chief of the Sri Lankan The Sunday Leader newspaper, she decided she needed to reinvent herself and went back to school in Seattle, earning a degree in Applied Arts & Interior Design, and shares this knowledge and wisdom as a key part of our team. Together with her two sons, she now resides here in Seattle. 

Nadia Godfrey

Project Coordinator

Every office needs a people person, and at Urbanata that means Nadia Godfrey. Her endless enthusiasm and creativity are a perfect match to meet our multitasking design showroom needs. With a background ranging from business to sales to construction, she’s a huge part of what makes Urbanata tick. Nadia's knack for organizing complex details and working to coordinate groups of people have made Nadia the perfect choice for this integral role. As an integral point person on projects, in our showroom, and as a great resource for clients, you'll love working with her.

Petr Vrsek

Site Superintendent

A Seattle native, Petr started out painting around town and grew himself into a skilled general contractor with his own thriving business. Quick with a smile, he offers a knowledgeable perspective on Seattle’s growing and changing home design/build industry. With an eye for all aspects of construction as well as an in-depth understanding of home renovation, Petr has proven to be indispensable as Urbanata’s resident Site Superintendent. Our clients and team members depend on his years of experience and unmatched talent.

Dumitru Stavila

Finish Carpenter

Hailing from Moldova, Dima is an extremely skilled finish carpenter with an unmatched work ethic. While he has a real passion for design and architecture, he truly shines at bringing a project to fruition. He has been working in construction since high school. After moving to Seattle in 2012 and later joining the Urbanata team, he’s garnered an extensive knowledge with both indoor and outdoor remodeling, with a specialty in immaculate kitchen cabinet work. You will appreciate having Dima working on your project!

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Richard Janes

Project Manager

This Seattle native Seattleite comes to our team with over 18 years in commercial project management. and estimating, Richard’s skill in organization and communication is simply extraordinary. Clients and teammates alike rely on his ability to orchestrate a large number of complex scheduling and purchasing tasks to ensure that projects get seen through from start to finish without any delays. Richard is great to work with and even though he always returns a call or an email, you’ll likely find he’s already kept you up-to-date.

Aysin Yenigun

Senior Designer

With a background in engineering, architectural interior design, and extensive international travel, Aysin is a design industry professional. Although she’s directed her own successful interior design business, she finds the collaborative and creative team environment we strive for to be a great fit for her fantastic modern style and design prowess. Aysin’s excellent sense of style and taste is only matched by her ability to convey complex ideas in meaningful ways.

Valentin Stoev

Account Relationship Manager

Born in Varna, Bulgaria, Val spent his youth in different parts of Europe, gaining knowledge in architecture, design, sales and customer service. He moved to Seattle in the late 90’s and found himself resonating with the local residential design and construction scene. Val has been with Urbanata since the beginning and his extensive knowledge, experience, and passion for modern design have helped our client-centric business model.

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Ryan Lupica

Account Relationship Manager

Born in Akron, Ohio, raised in Canton, Michigan, Ryan has called Seattle home for several years now. With an extensive background in customer service and years in business-to-business sales, you'll find Ryan to be responsive, professional and easy to get along with, but his positive, can-do attitude is simply contagious. When not making high-quality jerky and other dehydrated foods, Ryan enjoys hiking, swimming, playing cards and reading.

Joe Goldsmith

Warehouse Manager

A Pacific Northwest native, meet our logistics mastermind, Joe Goldsmith. Joe, our warehouse manager and music aficionado. His positive attitude and good nature are contagious. He efficiently handles all important day to day coordination of product delivery. Easy to work with and an excellent communicator, rest assured that you’ll be kept up-to-date with all product and material arrivals. Joe enjoys spending time outside and camping in his free time.

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Dave Giltner

Marketing & Customer Service Manager

Having owned, directed operations for and marketed both a successful design|build firm as well as a digital and print publication, Dave now brings his knowledge and experience to Seattle. Another native of Indianapolis, he plays a key role in helping the Urbanata brand connect with clients in the market for our products and services. A minimalist, Pug enthusiast and lover of all things sci-fi he makes an excellent, well-rounded member of our team.

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Mieko Kawata

International Business Development Specialist

A graduate of the prestigious Kwansei Gauin University in Japan, Mieko developed excellent business and marketing skills in a number of industries. Having founded her own successful travel company and with the additional experience she gained while in Vietnam developing bamboo hardwood products, fate brought her here to Seattle. Her expertise in international business and brand development has proven invaluable here at Urbanata.