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2017 IIDA Career Bootcamp Panelists


Stacey Harloe

Stacey Harloe, Ind. IIDA
District Sales Manager
OFS Brands


Stacey L. Harloe, Ind. IIDA, manages A+D for OFS Brands in the Chicago market with a passion for design. She received a bachelor's degree in interior design from NIU, with an emphasis in store planning and corporate workplace. In the early 90's when the design industry took a down turn, Stacey utilized her experience and transitioned her focus to dealer sales. Stacey's design background was instrumental to her success and helped her gain the respect of the design community early on. She has worked with workplace, hospitality, educational, and healthcare designers. After 16 years working at both a Steelcase & Knoll dealership, she became a manufacturer's representative. Stacey believes that when she can help a designer execute their vision, she knows she did her job. 

Amy Leigh Hufford

Amy Leigh Hufford, Student IIDA 
Interior Designer


Amy Leigh Hufford is an interior designer at NELSON Philadelphia and member of the IIDA Pennysylvania/New Jersey/Delaware Chapter. She works on corporate projects, both large and small, in the Philadelphia area and beyond. Amy is involved with the First Five alumni association at her alma mater, Philadelphia University (Class of 2016), and plans events for recent graduates. In addition to receiving the 2016 IIDA Student of the Year award, Amy helped the IIDA Philadelphia University Campus Center win two IIDA Campus Center awards as its co-president. Amy's theory of "compassionate design" -- creating spaces that promote a feeling of integrity and welcomeness through interior design -- drives her everyday work ethic and project strategy. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, volunteering, planning trips, and supporting women’s rights causes.

Hunter Kaiser

Hunter Charles Kaiser, IIDA, NCIDQ 


Hunter Kaiser launched the creative agency hk+c in 2011 centered on the belief that a holistic approach to client direction provides an optimized human experience. Hunter serves as design and trend advisor for the website, Refined Haystack. In his nonprofit work, he currently sits as the board president of Designs 4 Dignity. He spent eight years working with the Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS. He has board positions at his alma mater, Indiana University for the College Alumni Board, and the Dean’s Advisory Board for the School of Art + Design.  
Rebekah Matheny

Rebekah L. Matheny, IIDA
Assistant Professor
The Ohio State University


Rebekah L. Matheny is the assistant professor of interior design at The Ohio State University, where she teaches courses in interior finish materials, lighting design and design studios that integrate a retail brand strategy process. She holds a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Oregon, where she also received a Technical Teaching Certificate in the area of Sustainable Design Strategies for Interior Architecture with a concentration in interior finish materials and lighting design. Prior to her appointment at Ohio State, Rebekah has practiced for over a decade in a variety or commercial interiors with a specialization in multi-disciplinary retail design. Rebekah’s research interests include the pedagogical approach to interior materials for the millennial student, sustainable material applications, and innovations in interior materials. She is investigating the sensory perception of interior materials and how their application in various design typologies can create emotional connections between people and place to forge a memory of place.