Over the years, Lori Carroll and Associates has been acknowledged for our unique Bathroom and Kitchen designs by NKBA, ASID, KBDN and various design competitions.
Aleah Canchola is an Arizona native born in Phoenix but raised in the historic Old Pueblo. Aleah’s love of the Sonoran Desert led her to the University of Arizona’s College of Architecture, Planning, & Landscape Architecture where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Sustainability. After graduating in May of 2018, Aleah started her career at Lori Carroll & Associates. With her knowledge of planning, building, and management as well as her innate sense of design, Aleah has become an invaluable asset to Lori Carroll’s team. Outside of work, Aleah enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband, daughter, Carter Rose, and dog, Madison.
From the moment you meet Lori Carroll in person, you quickly realize just how approachable she is. Lori’s amazing vision and signature look are well-known. Her down-to-earth, straightforward attitude toward interior design is why she remains one of Tucson’s most sought after designers. Along with a boundless energy and love of design, anything is possible when you work with Lori Carroll.
As a graduate of the University of Arizona, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Interior Design, Lori has always loved the casual lifestyle the desert has to offer. However, Lori’s unique sense of style goes way beyond any Southwestern stereotypes. Her refined, yet livable interiors are an artistic blend of sophistication and comfort.
Lori continues to make waves throughout the design industry. Her accreditations include being NCIDQ certified, a professional member of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and the International Interior Design Association (IIDA), in addition to having a National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) member. From printed publications, industry flyers, or even across the web, you can usually find a glimpse of Lori Carroll somewhere! Her insight and entrepreneurial spirit brought her success. The talent and enthusiasm she has shown over more than 30 years has never diminished. Now, at the pinnacle of her career, her versatility and outstanding reputation draws architects, builders and an astute clientele, all who trust Lori to bring excellence to their projects, both inside and out.
After working with some of Tucson’s most esteemed builders, Kat joined the Lori Carroll & Associates team with an extensive background in client services and interior design. Kat holds a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Interior Design from Rocky Mountain College of Arts & Design, where she studied a variety of curriculum from architecture to graphic design. Her keen sense of design and exceptional drafting and rendering skills take the studio’s client presentations to the next level. As a member of The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), Kat continues to advance her career through continuing education and practical experience. When she isn’t developing her design skills, Kat is a proud dog mom to Wynonna and Coraline.
A key element of success in any interior design business is keeping accurate financial records. Laurie brought her infinite wisdom and experience to Lori Carroll & Associates after a long association as Operations Manager for a local supply company. Laurie has dedicated a career to helping a diverse group of small business owners achieve success through her independent bookkeeping business.
Since Laurie came aboard in 1999, her knowledge of business and accounting procedures has taken Lori Carroll’s company to the next level. Her goal of making sure all financial transactions are recorded accurately and in a timely manner ensures each project, large or small, will be completed in the most effective and efficient way possible. From the beginning of a contract to the end, Laurie carefully reviews and audits every piece of the monetary puzzle to guarantee the highest level of accuracy.
Becky brings 30 years of design experience to Lori Carroll & Associates. Although she has been designing in the valley for years and now calls Tucson her home, her previous landing spot was Kentucky. That’s where she obtained her Bachelor’s in Arts from the University of Louisville with a focus in Art History as well as Architecture and Design. Louisville was graced with her creative talents for over 15 years including the role of Vice President of Design at Bittners where they specialized in residential, commercial and healthcare design. Ten years later she became a partner at Ewald Associates. While at the firm, she traveled to Italy to buy directly from some of the most amazing craftsman. From north of Milan to Florence and Rome, Becky purchased gorgeous accessories, lamps, mirrors and leather goods. With great attention to detail, outstanding communication, and client amazement… Becky, who is an ASID professional, is top in her field.
While design is her passion, making a positive difference in the community is equally important to both Becky and her husband. Such endeavors include being on the board for Salpointe and St. Gregory High School, U of A Museum of Art, Tucson Symphony Women’s Association, Silver and Turquiose, and the Desert Garden Club. She has even been part of the underwriting process of a scholarship for the U of A College of Landscape and Architecture.
Julia is the newest addition to Lori Carroll & Associates. She started in November of 2020 after moving to Arizona, from Michigan, with her husband a month earlier. Julia graduated in the spring of 2020 with an Associate’s Degree in Interior Design and, also, in General Studies. Julia’s tasks at Lori Carroll & Associates currently include AutoCAD, selecting materials and furnishings, assisting in client presentations, marketing, creating Care and Maintenance packets, along with many other things. In her free time, Julia loves any kind of art, traveling and being outdoors.
A critical aspect of any business is getting your name out there in a way that is consistent with your brand. Since starting at Lori Carroll & Associates in 2018, Josh has brought his knowledge of design, writing and penchant for noticing detail to aiding our marketing efforts. Josh is responsible for coordinating social media posts, advertisements and more to make sure that everyone's first impression of Lori Carroll & Associates is anchored in sophistication & luxury. Raised in Tucson, he is currently majoring in Sustainable Built Environments at the University of Arizona and is passionate about the interior design business. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with family & friends, listening to Taylor Swift and playing Monopoly with his twin.
Karen joined LCA in October 2019 bringing with her over 25 years of executive level support and customer service. “I take a lot of pride in providing excellent administrative support and the highest level of customer service that is reflective of Lori Carroll & Associates.” She has traveled the world most of her life and recently decided to make Tucson her permanent home to be closer to family. Since moving to Tucson, she discovered The Loop and that’s where you’ll find her walking or cycling – rain or shine!
Before coming to work at Lori Carroll & Associates all Alex knew of the interior design field was from seeing a few episodes of the show Designing Women. So, that is to say, he didn’t know anything about interior design.
Then in February 2000 Alex joined Lori Carroll & Associates and stepped into the unique world of interior design. By working with Lori, Alex has tapped into, and become part of a pool of creative energy that is amazing. As a drafter, Alex helps to bring Lori’s creative visions into reality. Alex takes Lori’s initial sketches and transforms them into documents ready to be used by the construction team.
Alex graduated with highest honors from ITT, earning an Associates of Applied Science degree in Computer Aided Drafting Technology. While at ITT he was inducted into the National Vocational Technical Honor Society (NVTHS) and Alpha Beta Kappa (ABK), both of which serve to recognize the achievements of honor students.
Debra joined Lori Carroll & Associates in 2011, bringing more than 25 years experience in a variety of design disciplines including illustration, graphic design, art direction and interior design. Presently, Debra’s responsibilities include assisting with marketing concepts, AutoCAD, materials selection, technical research and assisting in client presentations. Her specialized knowledge of the healthcare field is also a significant benefit to the team. Debra holds a BFA in Communications Design (with honors) from Pratt Institute as well as a BA (with honors) in Interior Design from Southwest University of Visual Arts (formerly Art Center Design College).
Originally from the cold, wind-swept plains of Wyoming, Reneé Robbins moved to the sunny, Arizona desert and became part of Lori Carroll & Associates original design team. After switching careers from grocery store administration to high-end interior design, Reneé gained valuable experience at an exclusive Tucson furniture store before joining Lori and her successful, Tucson design group. Over the next 25 years, Reneé played an integral role in planning, coordinating, and overseeing daily office operations. Despite retiring in December 2019, Reneé continues to provide practical and creative support for Lori and her staff.