Growing up as an Army child, Crystal lived in several places across the US. In each new city, her mother would take her to local furniture shops, which sparked her love for design and furnishings. She originally had dreams of becoming an architect, but chose to take a different path when she pursued a degree in art from the University of South Florida in Tampa.
On a trip to California to visit her Interior Designer sister, Crystal found a draw towards Interior design while shadowing her sister at work. Soon afterwards, she packed up and moved to California to attend the Design Institute of San Diego, graduating in 2015. She began her Interior Design career in Southern California and has worked on many projects including residential homes, model homes, light commercial and clubhouses.
Crystal moved to the Triangle area in 2020 to be closer to her parents, and joined the Design Works Studio team in 2021. Crystal has been a great asset to the DWS Team with her construction design experience, AutoCAD skills and her laid back personality.
Apart from design, Crystal enjoys spending time with her two cats and her family. She also loves art, music, travel, and exploring places around the Triangle.