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Jenni Deas

Q: Where are you from?

I was born and raised in Windsor, a small town in Sonoma County, California, which is a hop, skip, and a jump North of San Francisco. I currently reside close by in Healdsburg with my husband, two dogs, two cats and a few happy goats!

Q: Where did you go to school?

After graduating from Ursuline High School, I received a Diving Scholarship at UC Davis where I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts major in Graphic Design and minor in Photography. Most recently, I graduated with a Master of Arts degree in Interior Architecture & Design from the Academy of Art University.

Q: Tell me about your family.

Oh wow, where to even begin! My family members are some of my favorite human beings on the face of the planet. My parent’s met one eternity ago while working at Chuck E Cheese, got married, had my brother and this little bundle of joy, and have been married for over 35 years! I met my husband at a CrossFit gym in Healdsburg after we both moved back home from college, and we got married in December 2020 and finally had our long-awaited wedding celebration in June of 2022.

Q: What is the most interesting aspect of architecture to you?

With my focus primarily being on interior architecture and design, I’m fascinated by the power of architecture and how it can directly impact someone’s experience in a space.

Q: What is the last show you binge watched?

Obi-Wan Kenobi, Stranger Things, and Justified. And I recommend them all.

Q: What kinds of projects do you most enjoy working on?

The challenging kind! I thoroughly enjoy any project that allows me to learn something new or challenges my skillset, which has been the amazing part of working at Feldman Architecture. All our projects are wildly variant, and I believe that helps us grow as architects and designers.

Q: What’s your favorite part about coming to work?

The people. Being a part of such a diverse group of designers is really rewarding. The different perspectives, skillsets and conversations make every day and every project better than the last.

Q: Recommendations for when we visit you in Healdsburg?

Firstly, yes please come visit me in Healdsburg! Everyone knows about the amazing wine scene we have in Sonoma County, but some of my favorites are Leo Steen Wines, MacRostie, and Arista Winery. For those looking for something a little different, Roof 106 easily has the best margarita in town. Two Thirty-Five Luxury Suites is the best place to stay with a group of family or friends. Fitch Mountain has an easy, but steep, hiking trail with some sweeping views and on the way to the trailhead, stop and get a sandwich at Summer’s Market. And lastly, you can’t go wrong with the craft beer scene, the town over has the Russian River Brewing Co., home of the infamous Pliny the Elder.

Q: What are five features you would include in your dream home?

This is a handy question as we’re currently in the middle of a massive remodel! Natural light flooded interiors, open concept kitchen with adjacent family room, large folding glass door for a seamless transition into the backyard, a large outdoor entertaining area for friends and family, and an oversized closet in the primary bedroom (with plenty of space for shoes!).

Q: Where are you most excited to travel next?

My husband and I are beyond excited to FINALLY go on our honeymoon this fall, and we’re headed to Greece and Paris. A little relaxation, lots of exploring, and unlimited good foods!

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