Designing a beautiful home is something I am certainly passionate about because I’ve seen the impact that it has on my life, on Jon’s life, and on our family’s lives. But our home is more than a collection of pretty things put together in the right way. We feel empowered knowing we did this—we built our most important place. WE DID IT.
Empowerment—that’s what Stagg Design is all about. I want you to have that same feeling. Through cohesive, easily paired patterns and design products, tutorials, design boards, and endless inspiration, we’re taking the guesswork out of home design. We want you to make a home you love. And I mean really love like a mama loves her baby. When you play a role in creating your home and take control of your surroundings, it will be such a proud moment for you. You’ll want to shout it from your rooftop “I DID THIS!”
So here’s a virtual high five, fist bump, and bum slap. You got this. We’re here to help.
Jen’s the one who started this whole design journey. As a child, she was constantly rearranging her room, convincing her dad to dive into the DIY projects she dreamed up, and making her in backyard playhouse into a home for her dolls. She was also an avid reader and storyteller, which led her to a career in journalism. She has a degree in Broadcast Journalism and interned at ABC News in NYC. For over a decade, Jen worked as a news anchor and reporter. She was twice awarded Best Reporter in Utah by the Society of Professional Journalists, has won three Edward R. Murrow Awards, and two Emmys. Design was her side hustle and she and Jon would remodel home after home on the weekends.
Once they had their first daughter, Jen took a leap off what felt like a cliff and jumped into design full time. At Jon’s encouragement, she launched a design blog which won Blog of the Year from the Editor’s of Better Homes and Gardens within the first six months. Creating a full-service design firm and product collection soon followed. Stagg Design’s homes and projects have been featured in spreads in Better Homes, HGTV Magazine, Redbook, Parents, Woman’s Day, and BHG’s Stylemaker Magazine to name a few. She was a top 5 finalist on Hallmark Channel’s Home & Family Next DIY Star.
Creativity, design and storytelling have always been huge parts of Jen’s life and she is honored every time she can design a home for a family that feels like an extension of them.
In another life, Jen danced professionally as an NBA Cheerleader for the Jazz. Now her dance moves are reserved for dance parties with her three little girls and are usually met with eye rolls.
Katie is a long time member of Team Stagg and has seen our company through a lot of growing pains. She is our Art Director and Resident Artist and is the creative genius behind our beautiful prints, patterns and branding. Katie and Jen often joke they share a design brain and together they agonize over every detail of the Stagg Design product collections.
Katie is born and bred Minnesota proud. She is the definition of “Minnesota Nice” and we love her for it. Katie majored in Communications and Marketing with an advertising emphasis. She married her love for design and marketing background and bam! Her current career. She is a self-proclaimed design nerd and could talk all day about color palettes and typography. She lives for the details and can never quite turn her design brain off.
She’s a newly-wed, a high school and collegiate hurdler, is taller than you think, loves a good boot-bustin’ country tune and antique stores. Her family’s Wisconsin farm, complete with dirt roads and horses, is her favorite place on the planet and she wants you to know she loves art so much it hurts. We’re so lucky she’s on our team.
Jon is the business brains in our operation. He's the analytical counterpart to Jen's creativity. Pretty much any project Jen dreams up, Jon figures out a way to make happen and together they've renovated homes, investment properties, run Stagg Design the firm, and Stagg Design Shop. Jon's a corporate attorney by trade but judging by his handy work, he's also a carpenter, electrician, plumber, roofer, or really any type of contractor. He did most of the construction on the Stagg Reno with his own two hands and that place looks gooooood. He's the ultimate DIYer and loves perfecting any project.
Jon has a business finance degree and law degree. He worked in private practice before serving as in house counsel for a major health care company, working in venture capital. His proudest title is dad (and knight in shining armor) to his three adoring little girls. Jon is the very best teammate and we're so lucky to call him the co-captain of our Stagg Design ship.
Meg keeps the wheels moving on the Stagg Design party bus. She is our project manager and senior designer. If you’re a client, you hear from Meg a lot and that’s great, because she is delightful and keeps our projects organized.
Meg grew up in Park City, Utah where she tagged along with her father, a custom build architect, to job sites and client meetings. That sparked her interest in designing floor plans and rearranging furniture.
Her design career has taken her across the country. She studied interior design in San Luis Obispo, CA then worked at firms in Orange County, New York City, and Seattle Washington before she came back to her roots in Utah and joined Team Stagg.
She and her husband, Greg, are the proud parents to two labs, Milly and Zoey. They are currently remodeling their first home. Meg is also the older sister to one of our design assistants, Elle.
Kristi's our resident real estate guru. She assists clients with buying, selling, home staging and assessing property values. Kristi has spent more than 12 years in real estate and has more than $40 million in closed sales. Basically, she's the bomb when you're buying or selling.
Kristi's strengths lie in contractural knowledge, excellent customer service, and drive. She's delightful to work with and to know her is to love her. She has a degree from Brigham Young University in Public Relations and has a deep passion for real estate. She's also a wife and mom to four adorable kids.
Melissa is a junior designer and is passionate about the details. She grew up in Highland, Utah and as a child would constantly work on designing her “dream home.”
Melissa is a graduate of the LDS Business College Interior Design Program then moved to the Big Apple where she interned with Anthropologie’s Visual Display and Design department. She is also an accomplished pianist and writes her own music.
Melissa loves the mix of old and new Stagg Design is known for, and incorporates vintage art and furniture into her designs. She is also an avid hiker, loves European architecture, and draws upon nature and her experience in the big city to make her spaces one of a kind.
We also think she could be Zooey Deschanel’s little sister.