Providence O'Christmas Trees would not be so successful without the creative efforts of our talented tree designers. Each year, designers from the Puget Sound area donate their time and talents to design live and artificial Christmas trees to be auctioned at our Gala Dinner & Auction, as well as smaller live trees and wreaths which can be purchased in our silent auctions.
Meet our 2016 Tree Designers:
Realtor, Keller Williams Downtown Seattle
Returning to design a tree for a third year is Anné Burke-Trifts, Director of Keller Williams Luxury Homes. Anne and her team has developed, designed and built over 100 homes in the Greater Seattle area. Fusing the latest in home technology and home trends to design the finest NW modern homes. Joining her is her daughter Khari Otto, from Amazon Fashion, and daughter-in-law Robin Otto, from Zulilly Fashion. Their collaborative style team is happy to support Providence Senior and Community Services in this memorable community event.
Alec Puskas is the owner of Visionart here in Seattle. For the past 17 years Visionart has provided holiday décor for such venues at The Seattle Space Needle, Tulalip Resort, Pan Pacific Hotel, as well as many others. Visionart also installs many of the model homes for Toll Brothers Northwest, Apartment Models and Lobby redesigns for Greystar and interior design for private clients. He worked for Nordstrom for 11 years prior to that as a visual merchandise manager where he gained much of the knowledge he uses today. He has been involved in O’Christamas trees off and on over the past 13 years and is happy to be back
Brianne Hall & Taylor O'Brien
Brianne Hall graduated with a degree in Interior Design from California State University, Sacramento. After working 6 years for design companies in Sacramento, Brianne moved to Seattle looking for a big change and new adventures. Brianne currently does design work for OpenSquare, a furniture focused company that creates inspiring and “out of the box” work environments utilizing their Platinum partnership with Steelcase. Brianne’s creativity is inspired by her love and passion for art and enjoys painting, sketching and crafting in her spare time.
Taylor O’Brien graduated with a degree in Interior Design from Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida. She started work for a Steelcase dealership out of Tampa and spent 2-1/2 years creating innovative spaces for New Business clients. In 2014, she transitioned to a design position at OpenSquare in Seattle, Washington focusing on education and healthcare. Taylor’s creativity is fueled by her passion to create a connection between environments and their users while combining personality with functionality.
Shauna is a 24-year-old graduate of Oregon State University with a BS in Interior Design. Currently working for an architectural woodworking company in the drafting/engineering department. Shauna is an art and design enthusiast and likes to spend free time on various craft projects and attending concerts.
Philip Sternola & David Newman
Philip Sternola is an O Christmas Trees Board Member and Past 2007 Chairperson who also serves on the board of Providence Mt St Vincent. David Newman works for T Mobile and is a known DJ in the Seattle Area as well as in the Army Reserve as a Surgical Tech. Together they make a great team designing a tree worthy of the 2016 O Christmas Trees Events.
A House of Stiles
A House of Stiles is a full service Real Estate Investment, Interior Design and Remodel Co.We are a combination of Ashley Stiles Design and Seattle Home Buyers and have completed over 30 remodels in the last 3 years along with her husband, Justin. This is Ashley's fourth year designing a Christmas Tree for Providence O'Christmas Trees. Ashley has studied Theatre at Harvard University and Stephens College, where she fell in love with design and started creating out of the box ideas. Ashley and Justin live in Sammamish WA with their darling sons Oliver, Harrison and their amazing pup Louie.
Colleen has been fortunate to have many creative careers, in visual merchandising, as a florist and now as an encaustic mixed media artist, working with encaustic collage and assemblage, as well as teaching Wax and Wine workshops in Walla Walla and WWCC and Pendelton Center for the Arts. She is excited to be participating again in O'Christmas Trees, combining her love of design and art, as well as supporting a great organization.
Lydia DiGiovanni Voiland
Lydia is proud to be among the few select designers working with Providence O’Christmas Trees. A native of Seattle, she is a natural born designer with extensive experience in both apparel design and graphic design. Lydia earned her degree in Apparel Design from Western Washington University, with an emphasis in Art History and Marketing. Since graduating from WWU she has been fortunate to have many fabulous work experiences within design and marketing. However, her favorite job is always the one she is currently working on. At present she is excited to be focusing her talents as part of the communications team at Fred Hutchinson’s HIV Vaccine Trials Network, designing to help bring an end to HIV.
Creations by Laura
I have had a lifelong passion for interior design and the last ten years have found an outlet be designing themed Christmas trees and home decorations such as Winter Wonderland, Wish Upon a Star, Christmas in the Northwest and Pennies from Heaven, to name a few. I am pleased to once again be apart of the Providence O'Christmas Trees charity event and the opportunity to share one of my creations with you.
Built for Man
"This is not an ornament, it's an opportunity!" Inspired by the Ornament Project and our commitment to social responsibility, Built For Man is proud to announce our new line of fun and adorable holiday ornaments through our collaboration with Early Rehabilitation Center Nepal. This non-profit organization offers skill training and marketing leadership to impoverished deaf and blind adults and children.
Laurie Stewart, Jake Roorda, Cindy Teitzel & Judy Burdin
Sound Community Bank
Sisters Laurie, Judy and Cindy have been designing trees for more than 20 years. Cindy's son Jake joined in the design and assemble as a child and designed his first tree at the Port Angeles Festival when he was only 12. The bank has been a sponsor of various Festival of Trees' around the Sound. Laurie is the CEO of Sound Community Bank. Judy's fun retirement job is working with middle school kids in the intensive Learning Support program. Cindy, although the youngest sister, was the first to get the designer bug and has 25 years of services with the Olympic Memorial Foundaiton Festival. All three sisters and Jake enjoy the planning phase...selecting themes, crafting decor and planning the assembly. It is always a bit of a Christmas miracle when the tree is completed!
Molly Engel & Adonis El-Mohtar
Molly is proud to be among the few select designers working with Providence O'Christmas Trees. This is the second time she has been an official tree designer, but she has been apart of O'Christmas Trees since 2000. Molly comes from a long line of "Christmas lovers" as well as a family who embraces the value of volunteerism and giving back. She is thrilled to be able to instill this value i her 10 year old daughter, Eva. Molly loves opportunities that support her passion of creativity. She is an avid photographer and visual artist, and has recently taken up the pen.
Adonis El-Mohtar, MFA.My training and background is designing for Theater/TV/Film..Started my own design company, TASAMEEM-Designs in 1998 specializing in Interior Design, Murals, Decorative and Faux painting. I am also a freelance Makeup artist/Skincare specialist with Lancome cosmetics. New to Seattle area and very flattered to be co-designing my first tree for Providence.
Keri Snyder is a recent graduate of Bellevue College, with an AA in interior design. Currently, keri is a design consultant at a local furniture store called Moe's Home. She also has a side business, called KeriChan's cakes. When she is not bus with furniture or baking, she finds ways to travel the world, to experience other cultures, cuisines, and architectures. She has traveled all over Japan, Thailand, Cambodia, Canada, Honduras, the Caribbean and Mexico.
Shelly Tolo is President of Tolo Events, one of Seattle's preeminent event production and design firms, and co-owner of Iris & Peony, a lovely floral and home decor shop in the Burien neighborhood. Shelly loves Christmas, and for four years was the artistic director for the holiday decor at the Pennsylvania Governor's Residence. You'll see her designs this year at many of our local casinos and in 2017 at the Bravern. Shelly is excited to be a first-time O'Christmas Trees designer. She lives in Belltown with her husband, Thor, and their miniature pinscher, Rooney.
To view a photos of last years trees and event click here.
If you are interested in becoming a tree designer for O'Christmas Trees please click the "Application" link from the quick link bar on the right.
If you would like more information on how to become a Tree Designer please contact Jessica Sherman at 206-938-1998 or email@example.com.