Marc-Michaels team of talented professionals is known internationally for creating award-winning design projects ranging in both styles and budgets.
Principal & Co-Founder
Marc Thee, Co-Founder and Design Principal of Marc-Michaels, graduated from Rollins College and began working in the design field in 1983. In 1985 he co-founded Marc-Michaels Interior Design, Inc. along with Michael Abbott. His focus is primarily on high-end residential and commercial projects. Marc Thee is a talented speaker who speaks annually at trade shows, charitable events and on television appearances. He is honored to have been named among the top 100 designers in the world by Architectural Digest and most recently was named one of 12 trendsetters in the world by American Express. Read More
CEO & Co-Founder
Michael Abbott is the Co-Founder and CEO of Marc-Michaels Interior Design, Inc. In 1985 he co-founded Marc-Michaels Interior Design, Inc. along with Marc Thee. Michael graduated from UCF with his BSBA degree in Accounting. Prior to starting Marc-Michaels, he worked as an accountant at CPA firms, and was the Director of Internal Auditing for a large National carpet holding company. Michael oversees the financial and accounting aspects of the company and keeps the firm pressing forward.
Mark Tremblay, President of Marc-Michaels Interior Design, Inc., joined Marc-Michaels in 1994 and has overseen multiple projects ranging in depth and scope. He is a graduate of the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.Sc.) in Marketing. Mark has more than 20 years of professional experience. He travels frequently for the firm and skillfully works with the design team to deliver the client’s expectations. Mark continuously establishes long lasting relationships with clients and professionals that have turned into great friendships.
Chief Creative Officer
Jeff Strasser is the Chief Creative Officer at Marc-Michaels Interior Design, Inc., where he manages and mentors a highly talented residential interior design team. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Madison with a bachelor’s degree in Interior Design and an extensive background in construction. His ability to meet client needs, and leadership qualities have contributed to the overall success of the firm since joining Marc-Michaels in 1992.
Kathryn Dunagan, Vice President, has been with the firm since 1997. She is a graduate of Florida State University with a bachelor’s degree in Interior Design and a minor in Studio Art. With over 20 years designing for the firm, Kathryn’s blended expertise aligning the creative spirit with project deadlines enables Marc-Michaels to consistently exceed our clients’ expectations.
Kathryn is also the Creative Director for Marc Thee Brand, where her efforts execute Marc’s vision and bring his products to life. Working together for over two decades and sharing a love of product design has built the successful synergy that she and Marc share.
Director of Interior Detailing
Tara Kaufmann is the Director of Interior Detailing, and graduated from Florida State University with a bachelor’s degree in Interior Design and a lasting love of world art and architecture. She has been working in the design industry for 18 years and joined Marc-Michaels in 2005. Since then Tara has been fortunate to travel around the world as a team member on some of the most exciting and exotic projects on the firms resume.
Director of Marketing
Kelly McInvale is the Director of Marketing and joined Marc-Michaels Interior Design, Inc. in 2013. She is a graduate of the University of Florida with a bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Communications with a minor in Leadership. Kelly helps Marc-Michaels expand the award winning company’s presence, and markets both local and international projects in order to meet company targets for retention growth and profitability.