Mark developed the Interactive Design Process to ensure the very bestresults for customers’ projects. This process begins with an in-depth survey of the clients’ needs and desires. Then a variety of design possibilities aresketched out and explored. With the designer’s guidance, the client selectsthe best features for their particular needs. In the final step, the designercombines these elements to create a unique, functional, and aestheticallypleasing environment.
In addition to developing Kitchen Encounters into a highly respected designand sales firm, Mark has continuously developed his design skills and product knowledge by attending NKBA seminars and manufacturers’workshops. Mark has received awards from NKBA’s design contests and other industry competitions. He has been featured numerous times innational and regional publications as a contributing designer and writer.Many of his kitchens and baths have been televised nationally on HGTV(Home and Garden Television).
Mark has served as a judge for NKBA Design Contests and on national manufacturer’s advisory panels. He is a past officer and Hall of Fame member of the Baltimore/Washington NKBA Chapter and also served onthe NKBA Board of Directors. In 2008, Mark developed courses for andteaches Kitchen and Bath Design at Anne Arundel Community College.
Kitchen Encounters is a member of the National Kitchen & BathAssociation, the Annapolis Design District, and the Annapolis Chamber ofCommerce; participates in community service projects, and contributes tofund raisers for local schools and service projects.