Caroline Tyler DeCesare

Principal, ASID

Caroline Tyler DeCesare, a fourth-generation Arizona native, founded DeCesare Design Group, Inc. in 2008. Housed in a historic building in downtown Mesa, DDG, Inc. specializes in both luxury residential and hospitality projects.

Caroline received a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design from the School of Architecture at Arizona State University in 2000 after completing the school’s internationally ranked five-year program of study.

Caroline began her design career as an intern at the esteemed Scottsdale design firm of Wiseman & Gale. She had the opportunity to be mentored by Anne Gale and work as a design assistant and then project designer under Donna Vallone.

In 2001, when Donna Vallone founded Vallone Design, Caroline followed as a lead designer and was instrumental in launching the new firm. As project designer of both residential and commercial projects Caroline gained
invaluable experience in many different styles and locales.

Nicole Grkovic

Project Designer
Bachelor of Science in Architecture from Arizona State University 2004
10+ years experience in architecture and interior design
Joined Team 2010

Michelle Drake

Project Designer
Bachelor of Science in Interior Design from Arizona State University 2010
8+ years experience in Interior Design
Joined Team 2013

Kelsey Hunzeker

Project Designer
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Arizona State University with Summa Cum Laude Honors
15+ years of interior design experience
Joined Team 2008

Julia Wikle

Design Assistant
Associate of Applied Science at LDS Business College
Worked with two other design firms before joining DDG.
Joined Team 2016

Kathryn Brower

Design Assistant
Bachelor of Science in Interior Design from Northern Arizona University with Magna Cum Laude Honors
Interned at DDG and Worked at an Architectural Firm in College
Joined Team 2017

Emily Nicoll

Design Assistant
Bachelor of Science in Interior Design from Arizona State University with Cum Laude Honors
Interned at DDG
Joined Team 2013

Jenny Young

Office Mom
Attended Brigham Young University and University of Utah
14+ years of office support experience
Joined Team 2014

Francisco P. Icedo II

Architectural Manager
Phoenix Institute of Technology – Architectural Drafting and Design
25+ years in Phoenix Area Architectural design industry
Joined Team 2012

Rachel Fulcher

CAD Technician
Bachelor of Science in Interior Design from Northern Arizona University
4+ years experience in architecture/design
Joined team 2018

Andrea Marie Balke

Logistics Manager
AA Interior Design with 3rd Year Certificate from Scottsdale Community College
10+ years interior design experience 5+ years logistics experience
Joined Team 2009

Fidel Martinez

Install Crew
10+ years of moving and install experience
Joined Team 2013

Laurel Tyler Stangle

Purchasing Coordinator and Business Administrator
Bachelor of Science in Business with a minor in Organizational Leadership from Western International University with Cum Laude honors
10+ years experience in Purchasing 15+ years experience in Business Administration
Joined Team 2009

Erin White

Staff Accountant
Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Queens College and Associate of Occupational Studies in Interior Design, The Art Institute of New York City
10+ years of experience as a Staff Accountant
Joined Team 2014

Ann Tyler Smith

Attended Mesa Community College and Snow College
5+ years of banking experience, 5+ years of accounting experience
Joined Team 2011

Simon Lukert

Expeditor/Purchasing Assistant
Attended Mesa Community College
35+ years of purchasing experience
Joined Team 2016