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board of directors

As an organization, IDC is committed to ensuring that its board represents the interior design industry with respect to varying experience and cultural, age and gender make-up that is representational of the membership and fibre of the Canadian population.

IDC’s Board is comprised of elected members from across Canada who have an impact on the challenges affecting the interior design community.

Board of Directors 2021/2022

PRESIDENT

Ian Rolston (ON)

Ian Rolston is a design director, principal, thought leader and speaker. He has worked with transformative firms in Canada and in the U.S. across multiple sectors such as hospitality, education, transportation, retail, corporate and residential. Ian has collaborated with leaders of industry across three continents. Now collaborating with Decanthropy, a platform for new thinking in the inclusive design space, Ian develops content that transforms the creative process for people, organizations and businesses. As “Lead Decanthropist,” Ian helps leadership teams innovate with clarity, passion, and consideration to distinguish collaborators’ spaces in the marketplace. Ian is passionate about compelling stories, architectural discipline, and innovation. His personal mandate is to inspire and support collaborators to create solutions that make a difference.

VICE PRESIDENT

Keshia Caplette (SK)

Keshia Caplette is a versatile and innovative Interior Designer with the Interior Designers Association of Saskatchewan (IDAS). With over eight years of experience in the interior design, architectural and construction industries, Keshia has worked on a variety of projects ranging from residential, multi-family, industrial and institutional work, along with healthcare and corporate ventures. For Keshia, the last the last three years of serving on IDC’s board of management has been an opportunity to grow, both as a designer and an individual. Keshia brings a strong voice for members from across the country based on the network that she has helped grow through the PROpel program and her involvement with board activities. Keshia strongly believes in the advocacy efforts that the board has undertaken and is passionate about ensuring the interior design professions is moving forward.

PAST PRESIDENT

Deborah Rutherford (ON)

Deborah Rutherford is past president of ARIDO and has served on many committees for her provincial association as well as for other organizations related to the industry. During her work career spanning more than four decades she has worked primarily in the Corporate Office and Health Care sectors in consulting firms ranging from small practices to large multinational firms. She currently works for a company that provides real estate services across Canada, developing Workplace Strategy enabling clients to be nimbler as well as providing building code reviews.

DIRECTOR

Lori Arnold (NS)

Lori Arnold graduated from University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Interior Design in 1979. Her first career job was with an architectural firm in Saint John New Brunswick, and she has always considered interior design to be of comparable value as architecture and engineering. Through her work in Saint John she realised that the disciplines have different focus but that interior design is a specialty that brings great value to the built environment. From New Brunswick she relocated to Ottawa where she practiced retail design for eight years. For the past 20 years she has lived and worked in Halifax in a mid sized firm (10) specializing in corporate design. In the over thirty years she has been practicing interior design she has been a member of ARIDO and Interior Designers of Nova Scotia. Lori has experienced the evolution and transformations of IDC over that time, as a passionate and engaged member. In Nova Scotia, she served on the IDNS board in various positions, CE Director, Secretary, President and Treasurer, and has been privileged to meet and engage with fellow interior designers both on the IDC board and in the role of IDNS President with association Presidents across the country.

DIRECTOR

Glen Brewer (ON)

Glen Brewer is President, and Managing Partner of Midgley Tecnica, a distributor in the porcelain tile sector. He is a current IDC board member, representing manufacturers and suppliers. Glen is also IDC’s industry committee chair and leads and moderates IDC’s Sales Professionals Training Course. Glen is a strong advocate for designers and the design community, he is a past winner of IDC’s Legacy Award for Distinguished Service, the most prestigious individual award presented by IDC. Glen currently sits on a variety of additional boards and committees, including The Retail Design Institute, Sheridan College, and DDA. Glen is also an author and presenter for IDCEC CEUs. He is an active participant in IDC’s national DesignEX shows, as both a speaker/presenter and table-top attendee. His company is a strong advocate of IDC as an Industry Partner member.

DIRECTOR

Sean Crawford (AB)

Sean grew up in a family of contractors and builders. He started his professional career on jobsites and then as a drafter, and estimator. After the family business was bought out, while he was working for a developer in Japan, Sean returned to school to pursue a degree in Interior Design. Sean was always drawn to planning and design and was fortunate enough to see a few of his designs executed while working in Japan. Although he looked at architecture, Sean ultimately decided the level of detail and the interaction of interior spaces, that interior design focused on, would be a better fit. He has worked in a range of firms from two-person interior design firms to larger architecture and interior design firms with over 300 people/employees. Currently he is a partner at a national architecture and interior design practice and leads the interior design team. He is an ardent sports fan (kids, dance, hockey, baseball, skiing, golf) and has spent countless hours over the last 15 years in and on studios, rinks, diamonds, hills and courses…and he loves it.

DIRECTOR

Jennifer Greene (NB)

Since as early as she can remember, Jennifer has been acutely aware of the power of space and the impact that surroundings have on its inhabitants. As an innately keen observer and highly sensitive person she has placed importance on environments, combined with her emotionally connected nature, which led her to the interior design profession. As a designer, she defines success by the degree to which her practice enhances people’s experiences within spaces. Jennifer is relentlessly committed to the details and to building lasting relationships based on trust and respect.

DIRECTOR

Carol Jones (BC)

Carol Jones is a Principal in Kasian Architecture Interior Design and Planning Ltd, practicing in areas of hospitals, universities, airports, public buildings, mixed use retail developments and corporate facilities. Carol’s professional experience has included practice in several Canadian cities and her interest in design education has been reflected in teaching appointments at two universities. She has 40 years of experience in planning and design, for both the public and private sector, with a focus on design for the high-performance workplace. Considered an expert on workplace programming and planning, Carol speaks and writes on this topic both nationally and internationally, and projects under her leadership have been widely published and have received numerous awards.

DIRECTOR

Jennifer Wiwchar-Fast (MB)

Jennifer Wiwchar-Fast is a Professional Interior Designer who has been practicing for 17 years with experience in residential, corporate, healthcare, hospitality and institutional design. Immediately after graduating she began to volunteer with her provincial organisation which in turn resulted in holding various positions on the board, including serving as president. Jennifer thrives on continual learning opportunities and collaboration with the compliment of individuals who comprise the project team. She is a strong advocate on behalf of the interior design profession and strives to constantly educate the public on what an interior designer can offer to elevate their project. In addition to design education and credentials she obtained a Project Management Professional certification and is currently serving as a committee member on the CIDQ P/X exam committee.

IDC FOUNDING MEMBERS

Jack Bell (ON)
Doris Hasell (SK)
David Treusch (MB)
Tomislav Cerkvenac (AB)
Michele McLoughlin Guest (BC)
André Dubois (QC)
Maryla Szymanski (NS)