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Meet Riyad | Troy Inventory Specialist

What is your past work experience/education? Tell us a little bit about how you ended up in this field and what experiences brought you to the world of design.

I am an Army Medic Veteran with a BBA in Human Resource Management. I have wide skillset with interests in all academic fields. I’ve enjoyed crafts since I was a child with an erector set building bridges with my brother, later taking a course in wood shop, assisting my father installing a wide assortment of in- ground pool equipment, then joining the military as a Healthcare Specialist. When I discharged from my military contract I pursued an education in Human Resources, moving my interests into management. The position of Inventory Specialist suits well with all my skills and combines them into a single focus of management and customer relations.

Where were you raised?

Carmichael, California.

Where do you draw inspiration from?

Music and my maternal grandfather.

What is your most rewarding project and why?

Rebuilding my first automobile engine by myself as it challenged my research skills, memory, and intuition.

In your experience working with C.A.I. Designs thus far, what is/are some of your favorite product lines and why?

Vanguard. Their pieces are well made, appealing, and they run their company in an organized fashion always keeping their lead times updated and companies informed; this ensures that there’s no confusion on designers receiving their merchandise when they expect it and I appreciate the professional dedication of the company.

What is your favorite color?

Natural Greens.

If you could travel back in time, where/when would you go and why?

822–852 AD Spain, as it was one of the highest points in human accomplishment in the arts, science, government, and social equality. It was a hub that connected Europe, Africa, the Middle East and the Mediterranean Sea in many aspects.

Do you have a favorite quote?

“Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

What is your favorite food? 

Lox.

What is your favorite TV series?

Golden Girls.

Riyad can be reached in the Troy showroom at troyinventory@caidesigns.net or by phone at (248) 822-1300 x8201.

Meet Annette Hendrix | Furniture Customer Service

What is your past work experience/education? Tell us a little bit about how you ended up in this field and what experiences brought you to the world of design.

I have a degree in Architecture & Interior Design. In addition to furniture, countertop, tile, and flooring sales, my work experience includes administration, accounting, and the natural health & wellness field! I am also the sole proprietor of a design and home staging business.

Where were you raised?

I was raised in southeast Michigan and California.

What is your favorite color?

Shades of green and plum.

What do you like to do in your spare time? (Hobbies, Talents, Travel, Family, etc.)

I like traveling, cooking, boating, music, camping, gardening, and exploring on dog walks. I also enjoy expanding my creative side with painting, writing , etc.

How would you characterize your design style?

Eclectic and Transitional.

Do you have a favorite quote?

“Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.” ― Lao Tzu

Annette can be reached in the Troy showroom at annetteh@caidesigns.net or by phone at (248) 822-1300 x8221.

Meet Tiffany | Troy Lighting Specialist

What is your past work
experience/education?
I was a licensed Cosmetologist for over 30 years in Michigan before starting in the lighting industry 8 years ago. I was forced to look for other income once the economy took a turn for the worse. I applied for a Lighting Consultant position at a company that offered extensive training in lighting. I was fortunate to train under someone who had been in the business of lighting and design for more than 30 years. I absorbed everything that I could pertaining to lighting and design and developed a genuine love for it.

Where were you raised?
Michigan.

Where do you draw inspiration from?
I find inspiration from training and educating myself as much as I can with the latest trends and lighting designs that are fun and functional.

In your experience working with C.A.I. Designs thus far, what is/are some of your favorite product lines and why?
I love Hubbardton Forge because of the unique styles and the ability to choose any of their beautiful custom finishes with any fixture.

How would you characterize your design style?
Transitional.

What is your favorite color?
Yellow.

Do you have a favorite quote?
Albert Einstein’s definition of Insanity: “Doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results.”

What is your favorite food?
Anything Mexican.

Tiffany can be reached in the Troy showroom at tiffanyw@caidesigns.net or by phone at (248) 822-1300 x2370.