Val joined KARDENT in May 2018. She was drawn to KARDENT because of the types of projects they worked on, from commercial offices to healthcare and community spaces. She knew that working for a smaller company would give her the opportunity to be hands-on in all aspects of the project development. What she loves most is the people she gets to work with every day. Everyone at KARDENT is there to uplift and mentor one other, so it’s a true team-oriented environment. Val’s favorite part of her job is creating 2D and 3D renderings so that clients can visualize the design and see it come to life, which is extremely rewarding. She also loves playing around with finishes, lighting, and textiles to create a layered and special space. In her spare time, Val enjoys painting or working on some kind of art project (her living room is filled with canvases). She also enjoys yoga, hiking or running, and roller-skating along the beach path. Val has two pet cats named Jellybean and Ozzy. Her cat Ozzy was rescued after being found in the Kardent parking garage at only five weeks old!
Val holds a Master’s of Interior Architecture from UCLA Extension / Cal Poly Pomona and a Bachelor’s of Arts in Design from Cal State University Long Beach.