The Team

Cathi Hobbins

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Armed with a graphic design/marketing background and the resources to source out just about anything, Cathi loves a design challenge. With over 16 years of expertise in furniture and interior design, Cathi has made her mark on Grande Prairie and area's design world - on interiors and exteriors; on commercial, retail, and residential properties. Her design talents have been featured in the national design magazine Style at Home. Cathi's driving strategy is to find the perfect design solution that is both beautiful and functional for her clients, and uniquely represents their personal style. A decade or so after she closed her first main street store, Cathi is back on 100th Avenue with n e s t - the home of her curated retail collection and her headquarters for Chiks Design Group.

Debbie Ducharme

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Debbie Ducharme is an artist, jewelry designer, painter, and workshop leader. As an expert Fusionista, she will help you plan your paint project from start to finish and ensure you have the tools and confidence to take it from drab to fab!
Stop in to n e s t most weekdays and Debbie will be there to help.

Marianne Kaliel

Marianne Kaliel is a home organization specialist who also excels at public relations, creative writing, and making our team roar with laughter. She appreciates the beauty in details for your home and will be at n e s t part time to help you find something special for your own home. And if you need it, she might just be able to whip your pantry, office, kitchen, or paint shelves into organized bliss.

Nicole Hobbins

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Nicole Hobbins works remotely from Calgary where she is currently studying Architecture. In between studies and design projects, she makes sure our IT is on track, websites are updated, and all of our techie stuff is running smoothly (the stuff her mom can't wrap her head around). As a previous employee of Fusion Mineral Paint in Toronto, she always takes the time to paint a piece of furniture, work on a new workshop project, or just allow us to soak up her Fusion product knowledge and experience. If you happen to drop in for paint while she's on site at n e s t , you will definitely learn something new!

Mojgan Yamini

Mojgan Yamini is an accomplished Architect and Interior Designer who works with our team part-time on drafting, sketching, elevations, and renderings for both residential and commercial design projects. Her extensive experience working in Iran brings both modern and contemporary influences to her designs. We look forward to working with Mojgan on many more design projects in the future.