The Alliance Of Interior Designers Board
Shanna Middleton graduated from Arizona State University’s Interior Design program in 2004. Since then she has owned and operated three businesses in the Raleigh/Cary area. From 2005 – 2014 she owned and operated “Real-estage inc.”, a full-service Realty and Staging company where she renovated, staged, marketed, flipped and sold properties. In 2014 Middleton opened “One of a kind find and design” A unique custom furniture manufacturing, retail store offering interior design and a complete line of customizable furniture and decor. In 2018 Middleton opened “Middleton inc”, a full-service interior design firm specializing in remodeling and new construction projects. Middleton is a major dog lover (obsessed really), and for fun she and her husband buy, renovate and enjoy investment vacation properties.
Immediate Past President
Jean Ehmke has served as the AID Treasurer, President Elect, President, and is now completing her service as the Immediate Past President. Jean’s business career started after graduating from Oklahoma State University with a degree in Fire Protection and Safety Engineering. She spent many years in the fire protection field working her way up to a Director of Sales position. She later owned a company that manufactured voice activated systems which she sold after a move to Raleigh where she enrolled at Meredith College and achieved her degree in Interior Design. She became interested in kitchen and bat design and made that her focus. After working for a local kitchen and bath company for six years, she opened up her own company, JeanE Kitchen and Bath Design. She has recently moved to Plano, TX to be closer to her family. While in Raleigh, she was a member of the Business Leaders Club and the National Association of Women Business Owners. She also volunteered with the Assistance League of the Triangle Area. Jean enjoys hiking, skiing, scuba diving, travel, and playing with her five granddaughters.
Tonya Hill, President Elect & Treasurer
Tonya Hill is the Director of Membership for the Alliance of Interior Designers Board. A Graduate of Peace College and Meredith College, her quest is to make all things beautiful. As Owner of Opalus Designs, she stays on the go juggling a busy schedule of both Commercial and Residential projects. When not immersed in all things design, she enjoys time at the Coast, fine dining and reading. Her aspirations are one day to design, build and furnish Orphanages for those less fortunate.
Sandra Moncada-Mainz, Secretary
Sandra Moncada-Mainz is a highly creative Interior designer whose philosophy is to inspire and help unfold her clients’ visions in order to create unique, beautiful spaces that cater to their specific needs and tastes. With extensive experience in project management and conceptual design coupled with an astounding eye for balance, color and detail, Sandra is able create interiors that are emotionally and visually compelling while reflecting the client’s personality. Her technical background and management expertise enable her to skillfully orchestrate projects, from managing budgets to coordinating minute details to providing clients with thorough feedback and communication.
Haley Reeg, Director of Communications
Haley Reeg is presently serving as the Director of Communications for the Alliance of Interior Design. She joined AID last year after winning the 2019 student competition. Since then, she has graduated from Meredith College with a degree in Interior Design and minor in professional communication with a focus on public relations and social media. Currently, Haley works as a designer and project manager for Interior Elements here in Raleigh. She enjoys assisting clients with programming, budget development, product and finish specifications, and install management.
Don Ricardo, Director of Programs
Recognized for his use of lush layered bedding and sumptuous textiles in home décor, Don Ricardo Massenburg seeks to show that although interior design is considered a luxury service, it can be attainable to everyone. Don Ricardo’s love for textiles, art, furniture, and anything bold and creative fuels his passion for interior design. DESiGN iNKREDiBLE LLC is a highly sought-after interior design company based in Durham, North Carolina. The company’s portfolio is packed with projects featured by several major retailers and publications.
Steve Marraffino, Director of Membership
Through his desire for creativity and innovation Steve Marraffino has been called to a life of design. His participation in a multitude of design career opportunities has contributed to his vast knowledge of material selection and his keen attention to detail. Having experience in the trade since 2007, some of Steve’s design work includes residential interior design certification, working as a luxury residential staging manager, and as both an interior designer and design project manager for a premier Bay Area design firm. His original approach and continued knowledge of design trends has allowed his interiors to remain contemporary, comfortable, and innovative. Steve’s enthusiasm for helping others realize their home’s potential for amazing design has led him to co-create Marracar, interior design for today.