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Thimmappa has received a doctoral degree from the University of California at Berkeley, served as faculty in the Department of Forest Sciences at Oregon State University, and more recently in the Department of Neurology at the Oregon Health and Science University. He brings nearly three decades of scientific research background to fulfill emotional needs of ShelfGenie clients in the organizing and pull-out shelving industry. Helping people and solving their problems is as exciting as conducting scientific studies on Coastal Redwood and Douglas-fir trees, and evaluating herbal remedies for Alzheimer’s disease and Cancer-Associated Retinopathy. He is dedicated to revolutionizing the way that space is used, especially by 45+ year-old communities who are in dire need of easy access to the existing cabinet spaces or better organization. Current day remodeling projects generally add beauty to the space, whereas ShelfGenie provides much needed “functionality” with beautiful solutions.
Being a graphic designer for the last 15 years has given Fiona a trained eye for simplicity, symmetry and balance. She feels her best in an organized environment and strongly believes in the psychological and physical benefits of a well- planned space. Fiona enjoys meeting ShelfGenie customers and providing them with outstanding storage solutions.
As long as Leslie can remember, she has been creating, designing and organizing! After receiving her bachelor’s degree in fine arts, her professional experience has included interior design, bridal design and jewelry design. Leslie is a natural organizer. Believing an organized space is an efficient environment and helping others achieve the best use of their space has been the paramount goal of Leslie’s career. While she loves to help others with organization, she knows the best part of working for ShelfGenie is making new friends each day when she is invited into their homes.
Before moving to Portland in 1980, Pat received a BS in Construction Management from North Dakota State University. Pat is a nationally certified ShelfGenie installer with more than 25 years of experience in building, remodeling, and construction. He is the owner of Patrick Hoffart Construction, Inc. His attention to detail and customer service are second to none.
Dan is a nationally certified ShelfGenie installer and 30 years as a contractor specializing in residential construction, remodeling, and renovation. His experience gives him the ability to help our ShelfGenie customers achieve their desired results in what are sometimes challenging scenarios. He is the owner of D.L. Bean Construction Company.
Eric grew up in Southwest Washington. His passion for building and installing custom cabinetry started when he designed and built his first entertainment center his freshman year in high school. After high school Eric moved to Tacoma, WA and attended Bates Technical College. He took a 2 year course in designing, building, and installing cabinetry and millwork. Eric is a nationally certified ShelfGenie installer with more than 15 years of experience in carpentry and cabinetry. He is the owner of EST Installations and Finish Carpentry, LLC. His attention to detail and customer service are second to none. Eric is excited to bring his passion and skills to the ShelfGenie team and help make the customers cabinetry more useful.