Founder, Senior Designer
The best part of my job is working with so many phenomenal professionals and being involved in the lives of our clients during one of the most exciting phases of their lives—remodeling their kitchen or bath. What a great job I have! Thanks for inviting me along!
BA, UCLA 1973
MA, CSULA 1978
General Contractor since 1983.
Novato Kitchens & Baths since 1992
Rosalind began her career in the Engineered Wood Products Industry as a Project Manager and after 18 years, worked her way up to VP of Operations. As VP, she was responsible for many different areas of the business but her heart was always with Design. She spent years going to jobsites and reviewing plans with Contractors, Architects, and Engineers, for not only large scale commercial kitchen projects but also for large custom residential homes.
In 2013, she realized it was time to take the leap into a sole Design position and joined her Father Paul at Novato Kitchens and Baths and never looked back! Bringing with her the years of Project Management experience, Rosalind excels at managing timelines, using 3D design CADD software, and working with the Trades. She is also exceptionally talented in creating a functional design layout and partnering that with an elegant aesthetic. She always keeps current with the latest design trends and is very good at marrying that with the clients’ style and style of their home.
1990-1996 – Interior Design Program with Degrees in Liberal Arts and Sociology
1997-1999 – Business and Construction Management certification
I have been designing professionally for over 16 years, during which time I have helped transform over 80 kitchen and baths, renovated numerous homes, and provided guidance on all aspects of home decoration. My approach to each project always begins with the same theme: listening to the client’s functional and aesthetic goals, understanding the budgetary considerations, and exploring together the possibilities. Moving from concept to reality is where the rubber meets the road, and I love to collaborate, plan and troubleshoot with clients, tradespeople and vendors to make each project a success.
I am a Marin County native, lucky to create for a living in this beautiful area. I owned my own Design Showroom in San Anselmo for 12 years; and had a 15 year career in banking and finance before pivoting into the home design field in 2002.
UC Berkeley Extension – Interior Architecture Certification Program 2002-2004
Santa Clara University, MBA 1987
University of California Berkeley, B.A. Political Economy 1984
I believe that each client’s style is unique. Timeless, Contemporary, Traditional, or Transitional… a successful design starts with discovering & listening to specific needs and creating a collaborative relationship. A member of the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), I’ve taught Adult Education covering Home Design & Remodeling, and have projects published in Connecticut Magazine, The New York Times, & the Greenwich Review. My career has included Residential Design-Build, General Contracting, Project Management, Decorative Interiors, Lighting Design, and my true passion since 2001, ‘Kitchen & Bath Design’, this combination brings a unique perspective to each project. How Lucky am I? I get to help people improve the quality of their lives by improving their homes. Can’t wait to meet you.
A New Jersey Yankee in California’s North Bay.
My career in Design and Remodeling started around 6 yrs old fashioning whole neighborhoods out of cardboard boxes, Tonka Trucks, and G.I. Joes. A lot has changed since then but I still enjoy creating aesthetically functional spaces for my clients. Growing up in a large Italian family, food and time in the kitchen took center stage (ask me about our 5 hour, multi-course, holiday feasts). I still love to cook a family meal most evenings and find the time relaxing and satisfying. Now I share my skills with others… design, food, recipes… it’s all there. Let’s have some fun and see what I can do for you.
Governor’s Mansion Holiday Decor Harrisburg, PA
Inns in New England Holiday Decor and Floral Work
John Zinn, better known as “JZ”, joined Novato Kitchens and Baths in 2008. With over 30 years of experience in the Kitchen and Bath Industry, JZ has vast product knowledge in cabinets and fixtures. JZ’s specialty is Customer Service and you can always depend on him to communicate well through-out the Design and Installation phases of your remodel. JZ also has long-standing relationships with experienced Contractor’s that he can recommend and together, they will make the remodel process run smoothly and with a fantastic result!
Architect, Design Associate
Mary joined Novato Kitchens & Baths in 2000. She especially enjoys working on residential projects, where personal interaction and client communication are foremost. Mary listens to her clients’ wishes, and understands that each job is unique and must reflect the taste and needs of her client.