Jessica graduated from Virginia Tech in 2007 with a BA in Apparel, Housing and Resource Management with a focus on Kitchen and Bath Design through the NKBA accredited program and a minor in interior design. Following graduation, Jessica began working with Hatchett as an interior designer. Her work with Hatchett as allowed her the ability to put her lifelong passion for design to work. She believes that your work is a reflection of self and therefore strives to give each client an outstanding experience no matter the size of their project. In 2014, Jessica was recognized as one of the NKBA’s 30 under 30 designers and in 2017 as Professional Remodelers 40 under 40 for her passion for this industry and her ability to combine beautiful design with function.

Jessica also enjoys traveling, cheering on the Redskins and Hokies with her husband and being a mom!

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To help you get to know more about Jessica, we asked her to answer a few questions.

How did you become part of the Hatchett Team?

Ever since I was a small child, I have always loved making things look pretty (from my dollhouse to my childhood bedroom).  I’ve always been passionate about design, and I soon realized that an education and career in design was the way to use my passion to help enrich people’s lives. As it turned out, my major required an internship.  While I was in college, my parents received a postcard in the mail from Hatchett and suggested I reach out to them about an internship… the rest is history!

What is your favorite thing about working at Hatchett Design Remodel?

I love our staff!  We are a small company, so my co-workers feel more like a family.  I believe a great deal of my personal growth as a designer over the last 8 years is due in large part to the support of our team.  My work at Hatchett has allowed me many wonderful opportunities to include meeting the Property Brothers last year!

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I also really appreciate how dog friendly the company is… and so does my dog, Sadie.

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What do you like to do when you’re not working?

Outside of design, I love hot yoga, running, traveling and football. My husband and I are avid Redskins fans and love traveling for games…even though my first love will always be the Hokies!

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That’s Jessica!  We know you’ll love her as much as we do, so feel free to reach out to her directly with any questions you might have about remodeling your home!