Design team

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JoLynn Johnson, CMKBD, CAPS

Owner, Designer & Project Manager
Experience Since 1982

Jolynn graduated from Alexandria Technical College with an Interior Design Degree specializing in Kitchen Design. After working at Crystal Kitchen + Bath for 10 years she purchased the company in 1994. She is a Certified Master Kitchen and Bath Designer (CMKBD) and Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS); She also is a licensed contractor in the state of Minnesota.

Jolynn listens to her clients, designing them a unique space that is both functional and beautiful. As Project Manager, she understands technical details and organization, and takes pride in completing all Crystal Kitchen + Bath jobs on schedule. Her client’s designs are enhanced by the practical knowledge gained by her enjoyment of cooking and entertaining.

Jolynn has won numerous design awards and has been published in magazines and newspapers, and interviewed on TV and radio. She has also been a presenter at design seminars and training for national and local events.

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Mary Maney, CKD, ASID

Designer & Sales
19 Years of Experience

Mary Maney’s wide range of design experience in Minneapolis and Atlanta gives her a unique perspective to kitchen and bath design. Her attention to detail and her love of tile allows her to provide the little “extra” design element that will make the space unique for each client. Her enthusiasm for cooking and entertaining further enhances her understanding of practical design.

Mary holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Interior Design from the University of Minnesota, a certificate in Kitchen & Bath Design from Century College in St. Paul, Minnesota and has over 19 years of experience in residential and commercial design. She is a professional member of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA). She has been a designer for the ASID Showcase House in 2010, 2012 and 2013 and has won awards for her designs from the Minnesota Chapter of the National Kitchen & Bath Association.

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Carol Kornak

Designer & Sales
25 Years of Experience

Every project has a budget. Whether you are updating your existing kitchen, bath, entertainment area or you want to completely expand and renovate an area of your home, Carol will help you develop a complete and practical plan — one that combines her experience with your input, your lifestyle, and your resources.

Carol draws on her years of experience in real estate, construction and interior design to guide home owners through the remodeling process. From interior design and project scheduling to construction management and meeting budget expectations, her talents are at your disposal. Home owners, architects and builders from Sarasota, Florida to the Twin Cities have come to appreciate Carol’s talent.

Carol holds an Art History degree from Drake University and studied Interior Design at the University of Minnesota. She has owned and operated a Kitchen and Bath firm in Florida and is active in professional design organizations.

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Kaitlyn Stokes

Designer & Sales
5 Years of Experience

With an Associate of Art & Science degree focused on Interior Design from Dakota County Technical College, Kaitlyn prides herself on combining her industry knowledge with her client’s wants & needs to create a space that fits their lifestyle. Her passion for historical architecture, local craftsmanship & functional design are unique elements that she brings to each project.

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Sydnee Franklin

Designer & Sales
9 year of experience

Sydnee has a passion for design. As a kid, ripped up the ugly bedroom carpet, revealing a hardwood floor underneath. The ugly carpet got a shove out of the second story widow and a designer was born!

Sydnee hales from California and moved to Minnesota 11 years ago. She has three daughters and two grandsons. She is engaged and is looking forward to having an old barn wedding in Wisconsin!

In her spare time, she is the lead singer of the band Radio Active.

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Lisa Reus

Project manager

I have 2 daughter’s ages 11 & 14. We live west of the Twin Cities. My professional background is in project management with the past 3.5 years being in residential remodeling.

I have grown up in the industry with my parents owning their own construction company so it’s no surprise that I’ve ended up in remodeling. I have a behavioral health degree with focus on humanistic psychology, neuro-linguistics and a minor in religious studies and business communications. I am active with Crossfit and compete as an athlete several times throughout the year. I also do a lot of Art projects on the side with my latest obsession being Fire Painting.

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Jennie Hjerpe

Design Assistant

I graduated from art school and started a family with 4 kids. My focus has been on my family for the past 20 years working many part time jobs to be available to them in many capacities. From homeschooling, raising chickens, sewing, knitting and spinning (making my own yarn) I have learned so much about homesteading and how the functions of your home can enhance your life. To continue my creative journey I recently graduated from Century College to become certified in Kitchen and Bath Design. I am very excited to be part of the team at Crystal Kitchen and Bath.

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