Meet the Team
President and CEO
President and CEO
Certified Aging-In-Place Specialist (CAPS)
Certified Green Professional (CGP)
I am proud to introduce our Home Expressions by Jackson Design and Remodeling team. Each member of our talented and dedicated staff contributes singular skills and experience to achieve our common purpose: helping you customize your home to express your individual personality. We understand how important it is to learn about the people you will be working with when you are choosing a company for your remodeling project. Our team of exceptional professionals is enthusiastically committed to assuring your positive experience with Home Expressions.
Keep in mind that you can always meet our team in person at one of our design and remodeling seminars!
Client Relations Manager
As Client Relations Manager, Stina is a vital resource for Home Expressions clients. With a zeal for client care, attention to detail and reliable efficiency, Stina clearly communicates with clients what they can realistically expect as they embark upon a remodeling project and then guides them through the process from start to finish. Stina develops and implements new systems and organizes information in an accessible, appealing way to ensure that clients receive consistently excellent care. Read More
Stina was born and raised in Connecticut, where her family bought a historical home, built in 1908, that became a beloved renovation project for the whole family. After studying Political Science and Sociology at the University of Connecticut, Stina moved to New York and then on to San Diego to earn her MBA at the University of San Diego. Stina has always been interested in the way things work and enjoys learning about the technical aspects of remodeling. Clients and team members rely on Stina as the agile, accessible and knowledgeable core of client relationship building. Contact Stina.
Client Relations Specialist
Emily, Home Expressions by Jackson Design and Remodeling’s Client Relations Specialist, is often the first contact for clients when they call, email, or visit. Emily earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from California State University, Chico and has always been drawn to a career where she could work directly with people in a team-oriented environment. Along with a keen focus on responsive client service and her enthusiasm for cultivating positive working relationships, Emily brings a high level of organizational skill Read More
Client Relations Specialist
As a Client Relations Specialist for Home Expressions by Jackson Design and Remodeling, Yoal supports a fast-paced team with a variety of essential administrative tasks while providing information for clients with cheerful professionalism. Yoal thoroughly enjoys being the first point of contact for people who call Home Expressions by JDR and delights in guiding them through the process of how JDR builds and transforms homes. She responds to phone and online inquiries, schedules consultations and tours, coordinates calendars, and adapts to the many other duties that arise with capable courtesy and a clear focus on client service. Read More
Project Director Team
A gifted professional with an impressive combination of artistic, communication and entrepreneurial skills, George brings decades of experience to his role as Project Director for Home Expressions by Jackson Design and Remodeling. The inspiration to pursue a creative life started at an early age through the encouragement of his mother, an oil painter. A native of Seattle, Washington, George moved to California and supported himself as a chef while earning a design degree at Platt College in Eagle Rock, where he gained a strong foundation of business and design skills. He later discovered his love for construction while building his first dream as a restaurateur.Read More
During a prolific and successful career, George has designed and led hundreds of projects, from kitchens and baths to whole house remodels. His love for design and construction and experience in the kitchen helped George become one of the most respected kitchen designers in San Diego. George is driven to make clients happy in every way. He interprets client needs, assesses challenges, and develops innovative solutions that delight and inspire. Whether a client is searching for a look that is warm and cozy, uplifting and fresh, or modern and edgy, George combines expert guidance with a keen eye for detail, an ability to communicate a strong vision, and the leadership skills to successfully manage a project from start to finish.
George’s experience in the kitchen often brings to light design elements not foreseen by the average cook. Having an extensive background in art gives him a discerning eye for color combinations and color balance sometimes overlooked in large-scale spaces. In his spare time, George is an active sports enthusiast who enjoys kayaking and sailing. He also loves to entertain at home, blending an enviable combination of cooking and design skills.
Betsy is a talented professional who brings decades of experience in design and management to her role as Project Director for Home Expressions by Jackson Design and Remodeling. Betsy was drawn to interior design at a young age. She expressed herself by experimenting in art and painting classes and by frequently changing the layout and colors of her childhood room. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design from Miami University in her native Ohio and pursued a thriving passion for design over the next three decades. Her creative and organizational skills are balanced with expertise in project scoping, budget estimating, and cost analysis. Read More
Over the course of her impressive career, Betsy has designed hundreds of spaces. She owned a design firm for many years where she managed projects from start to finish and capably collaborated with architects, designers, construction professionals, and partners to achieve exceptional results. Betsy’s proven leadership skills embody both vision and collaboration; she excels at building relationships with individuals and teams to create living spaces that beautifully enhance client lifestyles.
Betsy is a savvy problem-solver who develops innovative, thoughtful solutions. Her capacity for balancing the details of a project with the overall goals makes her an inspiring and effective director. Her wealth of knowledge allows her to imagine a myriad of possibilities for a space. Because she believes that teamwork engenders the best ideas, she deeply values establishing excellent relationships with team members and clients on each project. Her ability to connect and communicate helps her understand and interpret clients’ visions for their homes and determine inventive ways to realize goals. Betsy recently moved to San Diego to be closer to her children and grandchildren. When she’s not at work she enjoys spending time with her two Cavalier and King Charles pups, working out, and cooking. She also loves discovering unique and artistic activities around San Diego.
A consummate design build remodeling industry professional, Jonathan contributes knowledge and experience gained over decades of experience to his role as a Project Director for Home Expressions by Jackson Design and Remodeling. Jonathan is driven by his dedication to help clients and motivated by serving on a team committed to creating an exceptional client experience.
Jonathan is a San Diego native and earned degrees in Educational Technology and Business Administration from San Diego State University. Read More
During Jonathan’s impressive career, he has designed hundreds of homes for clients in San Diego. An exceptional communicator with a strong grasp of details, Jonathan leaves nothing to chance when he is guiding clients through the process of bringing their visions for their homes to life. He demonstrates an inspiring level of dedication to each client he works with, always with the goal of helping clients achieve their hopes and dreams for their homes. Because of his broad level of experience, Jonathan capably manages both the overall scope and meticulous details of all design build projects, including those of significant scale. His outstanding technical skills, particularly in the realm of software, mean clients can always rely on Jonathan for the latest innovations in efficiency and creativity. When he’s not at work, Jonathan enjoys time with his family volunteering at his children’s schools and going on adventure camping trips. He still likes to build furniture in his spare time and enjoys checking out antique cars and motorcycles.
Interior Design Team
Design Department Manager, CKD
Certified Aging-In-Place Specialist (CAPS)
Certified Green Professional (CGP)
As the Design Department Manager for Home Expressions by Jackson Design and Remodeling, Tatiana Machado-Rosas oversees Designers and manages the design process for all Home Expressions projects. She consults closely with her team to create an exceptional experience for every client. As a seasoned professional who has directed multiple award-winning projects from start to finish, Tatiana guides the design team with a potent combination of experience, intelligence and creativity. Read More
Tatiana has excelled in her field for more than two decades. Originally from Mexico City, Tatiana has traveled throughout the world, gaining inspiration from many cultures before making San Diego her home 20 years ago. She graduated from the Design Institute of San Diego with a BFA in Interior Design. She earned her CKD (Certified Kitchen Designer) & CBD (Certified Bath Designer) accreditation from the NKBA (National Kitchen and Bath Association.) Tatiana is an active member of the ASID (American Society of Interior Designers) and has served on its Board of Directors. Her work has been featured in the annual ASID Kitchen, Bath & More Tour since 2002.
In 2017, Tatiana was named one of the Top 50 Design Innovators in the nation by Kitchen & Bath Design News in its inaugural “KBDN 50.” One of her designs won “2017 Kitchen of the Year” from San Diego Home/Garden Lifestyles and was featured on the cover. In 2015, Tatiana won the highly competitive Kitchen + Dining category in HGTV’s “Fresh Faces of Design” competition after five weeks of public voting at hgtv.com, and over 57.8 million page views. Tatiana’s projects have been recognized by ASID (Design Excellence Awards), NKBA (NKBA Star Awards), NARI (CotY Awards), Qualified Remodeler (Master Design Awards) and the Chrysalis Awards. Her designs have been published numerous times in such online and print publications as HGTV.com, Better Homes and Gardens, Cottages & Bungalows, Cottage White, San Diego Magazine, Qualified Remodeler, San Diego Home/Garden Lifestyles, Kitchens, Ranch &Coast, Kitchen & Bath Design News, KBB, Houzz, Modern Luxury and The San Diego Union Tribune. One of her kitchen designs was named Best Kitchen by the readers of Architectural Digest in its 2013 Before + After: Reader Kitchens contest. In 2009, Tatiana was honored with a Tribute to Women & Industry (TWIN) award from the YWCA. In 2010, Tatiana was named to San Diego Metropolitan Magazine’s “40 Under 40,” an annual list of the 40 individuals under the age of 40 whose outstanding business and civic contributions are shaping the region’s future. A prestigious newspaper in Mexico has featured weekly articles on design trends with Tatiana’s collaboration.
Tatiana’s creative inspiration, innovative skills and intuitive understanding of client needs are demonstrated in the diverse solutions she creates, always uniquely suited to each individual client. Her passion for beautiful design is evident in the style and functionality she infuses into each project she undertakes. Tatiana’s effective management of the design department ensures smooth communication and implementation while the design and production departments work together to make each project a success. Her distinct talent, attention to client satisfaction and remarkable project outcomes are all part of her substantial contribution to JDR.
Tatiana’s leadership of the Home Expressions by JDR’s Design Department assures smooth communication and implementation while the design and production departments work together to make each Home Expressions project a success.
Senior Interior Designer
Pamela is an accomplished interior designer with over twelve years of experience in the design build industry. A lifelong enthusiast of the arts and creative pursuits, she possesses a diverse set of skills, knowledge, and talent. As a Senior Interior Designer for Home Expressions by JDR, Pamela takes pride in her ability to transform spaces that affect the lives of her clients in a positive and inspiring way. Her many award-winning projects range from traditional to contemporary interiors with a focus on cohesive designs that bring client personalities to life. Creating an innovative space that exudes Read More
In addition to her career in interior design, Pamela worked for many years in the luxury hospitality industry with a four-star, five-diamond resort. She learned the art of fine living and how to provide a seamless experience for clientele. This background has given her a strong foundation in developing client relationships and an understanding of how to create comfortable, luxurious surroundings. Helping clients achieve and fulfill a vision for their homes is a passion for Pamela, who has dedicated much of her career to extraordinary client care. Pamela’s abilities to guide, inspire, and create help Home Expressions’ clients imagine creative and functional possibilities for their homes.
Pamela graduated with honors from San Diego State’s FIDER accredited Interior Design Program, earning a BA in Fine Arts with an emphasis in Interior Design. She is involved with the local chapter of NKBA and is an Allied member of ASID. Working in the design build industry and as an independent designer in San Diego has afforded her a vast knowledge in construction and interior design. Pamela is well-versed in all aspects of residential design, including custom home design, architectural planning, energy-efficient design, kitchen and bath design, and custom cabinetry.
In her spare time, Pamela is dedicated to a full life with her family and friends. She enjoys being outdoors, hiking, skiing, event planning, and traveling. The co-chair of Home Expressions by JDR’s Giving Back Committee, she loves participating in volunteer work with Habitat for Humanity, Friends and Family Community Connection, Susan G. Komen, Rancho Bernardo Community Presbyterian Church, and various other organizations that help enrich the lives of others.
Senior Interior Designer
Rosella, a Senior Interior Designer for Home Expressions by Jackson Design and Remodeling, is a talented, award-winning professional with a strong architectural background. She has built her impressive career during more than 12 years of experience in interior design and is responsible for multiple projects that have received regional and national recognition. Rosella is a native of Mexico where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture and launched her career with an internship in an architectural design firm. Read More
Rosella believes a space should be a three-dimensional expression of the personality, culture and lifestyle of the user. She thinks of every design as a journey and each project as an exploratory creative partnership with the client. Her special attention to detail and clear communication with clients are among the many strengths she brings to Home Expressions by JDR’s design team. In addition to being an accomplished professional, Rosella balances her life by having quality time every day with her husband and young children. Family and giving to the community are her two most important values
Rosella goes to an orphanage in Tijuana once a month, she is part of a project called “El Arte alimenta – art nourishes” a non-profit art education program, Its mision is to help the artistic development and creative thinking of foster children and teenagers.
Senior Interior Designer
Alison, Senior Interior Designer for Home Expressions by Jackson Design and Remodeling, was selected as a recipient of the prestigious NKBA “30 Under 30” award in 2017, which recognizes outstanding young designers. Alison demonstrates exceptional technical, artistic and communication skills. Her imaginative and technically impressive work has been recognized with industry awards, including a 2017 CotY (Contractor of the Year) award from NARI, a National Chrysalis Award and a Qualified Remodeler Master Design Honorable Mention Award. Read More
Senior Interior Designer
As a Senior Interior Designer for Home Expressions by Jackson Design and Remodeling, Jen’s exceptionally artistic and imaginative talent is demonstrated in work that has earned industry awards and features in publications. Originally an architecture major in college, Jen discovered interior design during a drafting class, fell in love with space planning, and changed her educational path shortly thereafter. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design from The Art Institute of California San Diego and a Masters in Interior Architecture from UCLA. Read More
Senior Interior Designer, CKD
Gabriel brings over two decades of experience to his role as Senior Interior Designer for Home Expressions by Jackson Design and Remodeling. Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Gabriel was educated at the School of Architecture, University of Puerto Rico and, when later established in New York, he pursued a Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Design from the Fashion Institute of Technology. Gabriel’s career encompasses significant experience guiding clients through the design process and managing teams. His exceptional technical and communication skills allow him to Read More
Gabriel’s thoughtful approach considers how every aspect of a design, from layout to lighting, affects the people living in a space. An artist at heart, Gabriel is inspired by the creative process of sketching, drafting, and space planning while developing innovative architectural designs. He derives special joy from working closely with clients to understand their goals and dreams for their homes. Gabriel’s artistic nature, enthusiasm, and positive attitude are invaluable assets to the team. He is an imaginative thinker who also appreciates the structured systems and processes that Home Expressions by JDR has developed to provide an exceptional and enjoyable client experience for each project. When he’s not at work, Gabriel can be found exploring nature or discovering an exciting new restaurant, one of his favorite activities during the ten years he lived in New York before making San Diego his home.
Senior Interior Designer
As a Senior Interior Designer for Home Expressions by Jackson Design and Remodeling, Marisela is able to experience her favorite part of design, the joy of making clients happy by transforming their homes. Marisela is a native of San Diego and earned an Interior Design Associates Degree from FIDM in Los Angeles, California. She comes from a family of artists who show their work in exhibitions throughout San Diego. As a child, she experimented with fashion and sewing before migrating to interior design. Read More
As an Interior Designer for Home Expressions, Jennifer practices in-depth communication with clients and translates their lifestyle needs and desires into innovative design concepts for their homes. Jennifer was raised in an environment of artistic entrepreneurship with extended family who enjoyed drawing and painting and a mother who owned a creative business. She knew from the time she was very young that she wanted to make a living in the arts.Having the family home remodeled during her childhood sparked a strong interest in Interior Design. Read More
Catherine has had an appreciation for interior design from a young age. She values smart, thoughtful design coupled with innovative concepts. As an Interior Designer for Home Expressions by JDR, Cat enthusiastically applies her impressive technical and creative skills to each project she undertakes. She loves being involved in the process of creating the varied pieces of a design that fit together to work in unity. Before earning a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design from The Art Institute of California San Diego, Catherine obtained a BS in Business from San Diego State University. Read More
Erica is a San Diego native from a family of exceptionally creative people, including artists and comedians. While earning her B.A. at UC Davis with the idea of pursuing a career in advertising, Erica visited the architecture and design building and was immediately motivated to change the focus of her studies. She graduated with a Design B.A. and a Minor in Communication. During intensive study abroad in London, Erica gained a strong appreciation for modern and unconventional design. Erica thrives in the fast-paced environment of the Design Team, assisting with multiple projects. Read More
As a Cabinetry Specialist for Home Expressions by Jackson Design and Remodeling, Christine is a key element in the fast-paced Design Department where she works simultaneously with multiple designers to discover the ideal cabinetry solutions for a wide variety of clients’ homes, each with its own specification requirements and style inspirations. Sharp eyes, dedication to precision, and the ability to multi-task with ease are just some of the skills Christine brings to each project. Read More
Certified Green Professional (CGP)
An Air Force veteran of the Gulf War era, Brent brings considerable leadership and strategic skills to the Home Expressions team. After his eight years of military service, Brent earned a degree in Management, graduating with honors. Brent brings these skills, along with more than two decades of experience in the construction industry, to his position as Production Manager. During his years in construction, Brent has continually acquired greater responsibility in each successive position, developing his expertise in management, technical and communication skills, Read More
As Production Manager, Brent oversees the Production, Purchasing and Painting Departments and team of project managers and field staff. He is responsible for developing, implementing, and refining the Production policies, procedures and systems that make each Home Expressions project a successful experience for our clients. In keeping with the company’s commitment to ‘Build Clients for Life’, Brent also manages Home Expressions by JDR’s Premium Client Care Warranty process. Brent is dedicated to assuring that each client’s expectations are exceeded. Working with a unified team of architects, designers, and construction professionals, Brent appreciates being an integral part of transforming clients’ homes. A committed family man, Brent enjoys his time away from work with his wife, children and grandchildren.
Assistant Production Manager
After almost two decades in the construction industry, Jesse brings extensive experience to his role as an Assistant Production Manager for Home Expressions. He has hands-on skills in all phases of construction and is knowledgeable about the latest materials and methods. Jesse has worked on many high-end residential design and build projects, supervising staff, managing deadlines and budgets, and communicating with clients and vendors. His communication skills, along with his dedication to meeting deadlines while maintaining the highest quality work, Read More
Senior Production Coordinator/Lead IT Support
As Home Expressions by Jackson Design and Remodeling’s Production Coordinator and Lead IT Support, Jennifer capably handles two roles that together are essential to the efficient and reliable systems our clients rely on. She applies her efficient administrative abilities, excellent organizational skills and extensive technical knowledge to help assure that all of our clients receive accurate and timely project estimates. Using Home Expressions’ carefully designed cost estimating system, Jennifer helps to access the best values, determine exact costs and avoid any surprises for clients during the design build process. Read More
Teri’s excellent organizational and communication skills are valuable assets in her role as Production Coordinator for Home Expressions by JDR. A masterful “list maker,” she creates, tracks, and follows up on action items with subcontractors, ensuring that each client’s project is successful and timely. Home Expressions by JDR’s proprietary custom designed Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software is essential to Teri’s responsibilities as she organizes timelines, communicates next steps, and reviews assigned deadlines for multiple ongoing projects. Read More
Certified Green Professional (CGP)
With over thirty years of experience in construction, Joe has a working knowledge of every aspect of the remodeling industry. As a Project Manager for Home Expressions, Joe oversees subcontractors and employees on the jobsite, reads and interprets blueprints, meets with inspectors and ensures code compliance, while working both in the field and in the office. Having owned a construction business in the past, Joe understands the importance of Read More
Mike started working in the construction industry as a teenager and found a lifelong occupation. Beginning as a layout/plater and framer for a construction company specializing in new home developments, he soon worked his way up to Project Management. Mike’s extensive experience is invaluable in both the field and the office. He reads and interprets blueprints, meets with inspectors and ensures code compliance, with a continual focus on customer satisfaction. Overseeing multiple job sites, Mike ensures that each project exceeds client expectations.
In his position as Project Manager for Home Expressions, Don uses the experience and knowledge he has gained during 25 years in the remodeling industry. Don ensures code compliance, manages employees and subcontractors, and assures the timely completion of all the details involved in a successful remodel. After a lifetime spent in the industry, Don understands the importance of exceeding client expectations and is dedicated to making that happen on each project.
Steve has dedicated his professional life to the construction industry and contributes an impressive depth of knowledge to his role as Project Manager for Jackson Design and Remodeling. Among his many trade and people skills, Steve excels in team building, scheduling, and ensuring the highest levels of safety and quality on multiple job sites. He is inspired by how remodeling and construction completely transforms clients’ homes and enhances their lives. An excellent active listener, Read More
A San Diego native, Jerry is a knowledgeable professional with over 20 years of experience in the remodeling industry. His positive attitude and ability to explain details to clients with a clear and helpful approach are invaluable on the jobsite. As a Project Manager for Home Expressions, Jerry is responsible for guiding the overall scope of each project while overseeing staff, schedules, and milestones during the design build remodeling process to assure a successful outcome. Because of his broad experience in the field, Read More
Lucas contributes a strong understanding of how the trades interact to his role as Project Manager. Born and raised in San Diego, Lucas has mastered a variety of trades during his career in the remodeling industry. He has a strong understanding of all phases of construction and enjoys the daily variety in his position as a Project Manager for Home Expressions by Jackson Design and Remodeling. Lucas balances multiple deadlines, coordinates the work of various trade partners, Read More
Mark has an extensive range of estimating and procurement experience, including commercial and custom home building and remodeling. As an Estimator/Buyer, Mark is the main liaison between Home Expressions and our subcontractors, vendors and suppliers. He reviews each project plan and submits plans, scopes and specifications to subcontractors and vendors for preliminary proposals. Mark then negotiates the best prices and delivery dates to ensure a positive experience for all clients. Read More
Before joining Home Expressions by Jackson Design and Remodeling as Financial Controller, Laurie developed an impressive career with extensive senior-level financial experience in the remodeling and construction industries. Laurie serves as a key financial leader at Home Expressions by partnering with the CEO and collaborating with the leadership team. She is responsible for the hands-on management of Read More
Lead Accountant and IT support
As Lead Accountant and IT Support for Home Expressions by Jackson Design and Remodeling, Maria dedicates her exceptional organizational skills to accounts receivable and payroll systems, processes, and tasks. She manages the ongoing development of Home Expressions’ proprietary customized ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system and is the team’s capable resource for technical support and administration. Read More
Design build remodeling is a family business for Danica, who grew up watching her father (Todd Jackson) build a multi-million dollar company. She started working at Jackson Design and Remodeling while she was in high school, becoming familiar with all the departments, developing new skills, and being helpful however she was needed. As an Accounting Assistant at Home Expressions by JDR, Danica’s critical thinking, communication, and time management skills are indispensable as she assists with a variety of essential responsibilities including payroll, accounts payable, and accounts receivable. When she’s not at work, Danica loves to spend time with her close-knit family, play with their dog, “Riley,” and visit the beach. She was introduced to giving back to the community at an early age and has volunteered with Habitat for Humanity, the San Diego Food Bank, and more. Read More