Although we hope you stop by to meet us in person (wink wink), we hope you enjoy learning a few little tidbits about our Urbanata design showroom team, our collective backgrounds, and what motivates us to do what we do. We’d also be remiss if we didn’t give a shout out to all the great folks who work with us remotely to help create amazing home remodel projects for our clients. We wish we could list you all!
Founder & CEO
Born in Varna, Bulgaria, Valentin Stoev spent his youth in different parts of Europe, gaining knowledge in architecture, design and business. He moved to Seattle in the late 90’s and found himself really resonating with the local residential design and construction scene. Val’s extensive knowledge, experience, and passion in modern design were pivotal in eventually founding Urbanata and its client-centric business model, and you’d be hard-pressed to find a more hands-on Founder/CEO.
J.D. Nesbitt comes to Seattle by way of Indianapolis with an extensive design background and in-depth knowledge of the home remodel industry, having previously co-founded his own residential interior design firm. He's a practicing minimalist currently residing in 200 sq. ft., with a love of all things minimalism and tiny home related. J.D. joined Urbanata because of a love of contemporary design and a desire to work with European styled spaces, materials and finishes. His talent, keen eye for detail, and disdain for inefficiency made him the perfect choice to transition from designer into our trusted COO and helm Urbanata's day to day operations.
Aysin Yenigun’s background combines years spent in engineering, architectural interior design, and extensive international travel. Although she’s helmed her own wildly successful interior design business, we’re so fortunate here at Urbanata that she finds the collaborative and creative team environment we strive for to be a great fit for her fantastic modern style and design prowess. Lucky us, lucky clients!!
Meet Steve Hunter, who hails from Detroit but has called the Pacific Northwest home for the last 40 years. Steve has always been involved in the home industry, with his love for residential design stemming from a long history in local real estate development. With years spent in the field gaining unmatched knowledge in home remodeling, he’s up for any kitchen or bath remodel challenge that comes his way.
Every office needs a people person, and at Urbanata that means Nadia Godfrey. Her endless enthusiasm and creativity are 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. We’re so happy to have her as such an integral point person on our ongoing projects, in our showroom, and as a great resource for clients and potential clients!
Another Pacific Northwest native, meet Joe Goldsmith, our warehouse manager. You never know how important the day to day logistical juggle of a busy warehouse such as ours is until something goes haywire. Thankfully we don’t ever have to worry about that happening because Joe is a superstar and keeps us in smooth sailing mode efficiently and with aplomb.
Service Team Manager
Born and raised in Seattle, Petr Vrsek started out painting around town and grew himself into quite the general contractor with his own thriving general contracting business. He offers a unique perspective on Seattle’s growing and changing home design industry over the years, quite literally, because he’s been growing it and changing with it...one nail at a time. With an eagle 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 Superintendent
Hailing from Moldova, Dumitru Stavila has been working in construction since high school, and his big move to Seattle in 2012 has done nothing to slow down his passion for design and architecture. Over the years, he’s garnered an extensive knowledge with both indoor and outdoor remodeling, with a specialty in immaculate kitchen cabinet work.
Want to join the Urbanata team? We’re always looking for talented people who love modern design as much as we do! Get in touch by sending your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org