November 2019 Chapter Newsletter
Meet our Communications Director: Jessica Gahan
Hello, my name is Jessica Gahan, your new Communications Director. I wanted to drop in and say hello to all of you, and tell you a little bit about me. In July I married my best friend. We have two amazing kiddos, Ayden and Luna. We also have two cats, Stitch and HeiHei, who are almost like cat-dogs. In my spare time I love to explore the outdoors and take adventures. We are a very outdoorsy family. Since we have Lake Tahoe right at our back door, we spend quite a bit of time enjoying the lake.

I work for my family’s food service consulting company, Stafford Design Group, in which we specialized in designing commercial kitchens. I have 17 years of food service consulting and 8 years of interior design behind me. In 2017 I relocated to Minden, NV from Seattle, WA, after working with Bargreen Ellingson for 8 years in their design department. I received my bachelor’s degree in Interior Design in 2010 and I am in the process of getting NCIDQ certified.

I’m extremely excited to be here, and be your new Communications Director. I encourage you to please reach out me if you have any questions or concerns and to also attend any events that are in the area. If there is something that you find, hear or see that may be educational or interesting to our field, feel free to reach out to me so we can share to our fellow designers and readers. I look forward to this upcoming year and thank you all for voting me in.
Sincerely ,
Jessica Gahan

Do you have a friend that wants to get involved with ASID?
Let them know that we've extended our October Membership Drive Discount!

Use code CHAPTER19 to waive the $100 application fee.

Thank you to Nate Jones of Infinite Trend,
for hosting us in his showroom, and giving a very informative presentation on "How Tariffs Affect the Interior Design Business"

Thank You to
Las Vegas Design Center, Global Views & Studio A,
and our guests from NSBAIRD
for a Fantastic First Friday Event in October!

Current President, Jamie Stringham, and Past President, Wendy Glaister visited Turlock, CA's Christopher Kennedy Show House - in support of ASID Designers, including, Christopher Kennedy of Christopher Kennedy, Inc., and Kathleen Jennison of KTJ Design Co.
Las Vegas, November 1st
Las Vegas, November 7th
Another Fantastic ASID California Central/Nevada
Chapter Event!
ASID California Central/Nevada Chapter

Invites you to

Talking Turkey with Chef Dave Watkins:
A Thanksgiving Table Presentation and Dinner


Watch a cooking demo, learn how to create a lavish
table presentation, and then enjoy
Thanksgiving Dinner with us!

November 7th
5:30 PM
LVDC Kitchen and Bath Showcase A-110

An RSVP is Required by  Friday, November 1st ,

ASID Member Cost: $10
Non Member Cost: $15

Las Vegas, November 12th
Las Vegas, December 4th -
The Holiday Party That You won't Want to Miss!

You are cordially invited to

ASID California Central / Nevada Chapter’s

Member Appreciation Holiday Party

on Wednesday, December 4 th
6 pm – 8 pm

Check out Hudson Valley Lighting’s gorgeous new showroom, and enjoy cocktails, dinner, and fun to celebrate the Holiday Season.


(For ASID Members and Invited Guests Only)

Las Vegas, December 5th
Las Vegas, December 6th -
(.1 CEU)
10 AM Kitchen and Bath Showcase - Bldg A-110

WHEN TECHNOLOGY MEETS DESIGN: Learn how Smart Home Tech and Interior Design Intersect.
Presented by Amanda Crigar, Director of Marketing for Acoustic Design Systems.
Custom-designed home technology and security systems can work synergistically with modern interior design to create the most efficient and sophisticated home environments. Home technology is now an integrated part of design, with every room centered around virtual assistants, communication electronics or home entertainment devices. In this course, design professionals will learn about the latest innovations in home automation including lighting and shade control, creative artwork TV solutions and decorative acoustic panels, and how they can be seamlessly personalized to balance and compliment a design theme, while both highlighting and protecting focal design elements.
RSVP by December 1st to
Sacramento, November 14th
Other Opportunities For Designers
Sacramento, November 7th
California, November 2019

An invitation to members in ASID California Central / Nevada Chapter

California LEED Green Associate (GA) Training

November 2 –  UC Berkeley  -   
November 3 –  Davis  -   
November 4 –  San Luis Obispo  -   
November 5 –  Los Angeles  -   
November 6 –  Long Beach  -    
November 7 –  San Diego  -

Or take the identical course Online – Any time – Any where
Webinar options-
LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is simply a sustainability scorecard for green buildings. The LEED Green Associate is the only professional designation to show employers and clients you have certified knowledge in the field
Early-Bird Cost: $300 ($200 for full time students)

Register today for a special $75 discount using the coupon code ‘SUST’

To register for a class please visit:
SCALE: The ASID National Student Summit

EXPLORE what it’s really like to live like a designer while learning from a mind-blowing cast of speakers — all in support of landing that first professional job.
INTERVIEW for internships and entry-level positions at The ASID National Student Career Fair.
LEARN An amazing group of speakers will share their personal stories and inspire you to make your career aspirations realities.
EXPERIENCE your future career through tours of top Seattle design firms and projects.
SCALE: The ASID National Student Summit is THE must attend event of the year for interior design students who want to move ahead of the competition and toward a successful career.
Your Future Needs SCALE.

2/21/2020 – 2/23/2020
9:30 AM – 5:30 PM


Motif Hotel
Seattle, WA