Grace has been with LCA since May 2019. Originally from New Hampshire, she is now a 5th year architecture student at the University of Arizona. She enjoys hiking with her dog Oli & biking around the beautiful Tucson landscape. Grace focuses on LCA’s marketing and assists with our client projects.
Josh has been with LCA since August 2018. Raised in Tucson, he is currently a sophomore majoring in Sustainable Built Environments at the University of Arizona. He enjoys being with family & friends and playing Monopoly with his twin brother Connor. Josh is responsible for managing our social media channels.
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.
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.
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. Clearly, Tucson is better for her arrival and we look forward to the addition of her design genius here at LCA.
Elle has worked very closely with Lori Carroll for over 21 years and has participated in all aspects of professional interior design development. While specializing in Project Management & Execution of Design, Elle’s practical, in field experience has heightened her insight into the planning, procurement, and pro-active management necessary for high-end design and construction. From initiation all the way through final execution, Elle oversees a wide range of specialized, one-of-a-kind services for the residential, commercial, and hospitality projects that Lori Carroll & Associates is known for.
Elle’s knowledge of content and implementation procedures has been of great value to our company and our clients. With her exceptional collaboration and organizational skills, Elle flawlessly implements the various steps that will guarantee the success of a project. Her ability to diversify and adapt different concepts to satisfy any design platform is highly regarded, resulting in a finished product that is delivered on time and within budget.
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).
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 later that year. 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 and two dogs.
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.
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!
An interior designer with 10 years’ experience, Sarah has worked in kitchen and bath design, commercial furniture, and high-end residential and hospitality firms throughout the Southeastern United States. While gaining experience in the field, Sarah attended Valdosta State University receiving her undergraduate degree in Interior Design and later earned her Masters of Fine Arts from Savannah College of Art and Design.
After moving to Arizona, Sarah joined the Lori Carroll & Associates team in October 2017, focusing on both residential and commercial design. Her aptitude toward wellness and productivity design has been vital in the development of the studios healthcare and hospitality based projects. When Sarah isn’t creating design solutions, she is either exploring the Southwest or planning her next trip. Her future plans include becoming philanthropically involved in the Tucson community. Sarah’s hobbies include cooking, navigation, 4×4 off-roading, photography, and travel.
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.