Our Designers – Old About

Inspired by Your Life

At the center of every home lies a place where loved ones unite, children snack with new best friends after school and world problems are debated over wine. Each time we come home, we go to this place, this room of comfort, joy and harmony. Welcome to the kitchen. Where ideas thrive. Recipes are born. Meals turn into moments. And life is inspired.

Suzanne DeRusha is a 27-year industry designer and kitchen trends expert. For the past 15 years at Elkay, she has devoted her time to becoming a Design-Craft product authority which is showcased throughout our photography. She loves designing spaces that inspire designers to use our products in new ways.


Jodi Tramontin, CMKBD, is a National Kitchen & Bath Association Certified Master Kitchen and Bath Designer. She has more than 24 years of experience in the interior design and kitchen and bath industries. Jodi has spent the last 14 years focusing on training and mentoring kitchen and bath designers throughout the United States and Canada.