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MEET THE TEAM

KATIE GERESY
LEAD DESIGNER


Katie is our lead designer and the brains behind the whole KTG Design operation. Katie started off young, volunteering to decorate the family Thanksgiving table by the age of 8, much to the chagrin of her parents. Katie decided to take her knack for design to the next level and received a degree in Interior Architecture from UC Davis. She went straight into a design career after graduation but shortly after decided to travel and live abroad, working very hard (debatably on her tan). Since then however Katie dove headfirst into all things design and small business owning. She is pioneering the modern cabin movement, incorporating muted earth tones and natural elements & textures. Katie works with both architects and contractors to bring her unique vision to life, with projects ranging from large scale residences to commercial businesses. Katie currently resides in her hometown of Truckee with her husband and fellow KTG member Drew and two fur babies Olive & Spud (also fellow KTG team members). 

DREW STEWART
BOSS

Drew wears many hats on the KTG Team. In addition to being one of the first points of contact for new clients, Drew is our business manager, warehouse manager, and Katie’s favorite team member (no harsh feelings as the two married in 2020). A proud Truckee native, Drew took a brief hiatus up north to attend the University of Oregon where he earned a BS in Human Physiology. Having felt like that wasn’t enough schooling, Drew went on to earn his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from George Fox University (Did we mention Drew is also our in-house Physical Therapist?). After returning to Truckee, Drew (re)met and later married Katie, became a bulldog enthusiast, and rearranged their house furniture too many times to count per Katie's request. Although some might call him crazy, Drew decided to pivot from practicing as a full-time PT to dive headfirst into the family business by joining the KTG Team. Never looking back, he has become one of our most valuable team members, partly for the heavy lifting tasks and keeping Katie in line, but mostly for his willingness to do whatever is needed to propel the business forward while always keeping a smile on his face. Seriously, the guy never stops smiling. 

JILL AKERS
PROJECT MANAGER


Jill joined the KTG family in January of 2021 and quickly fell in love with Phase One of design and bringing client’s dream homes to life through 3D modeling, the construction process and final furniture install. Jill is (also) a Truckee native with a multi-generational entrepreneur spirit that brings constant energy and positivity to the team – including her golden retriever/in-house office dog, Harlow, who frequents the KTG Instagram stories. Jill took a brief break from her hometown to attend Cal Poly, SLO, but ultimately, the mountains called her home. Upon her return, she wasted no time building a portfolio in public relations, personal entrepreneurship, and devoting her spare time to coaching varsity volleyball at Truckee High School. Outside of the office, you’ll either find Jill exploring in the woods with Harlow, or in the kitchen whipping up a new recipe. As a true people person, Jill weaves the KTG Team together with a selfless leadership and willingness to take on any new project or design challenge. 

DEMIRAE SMITH
PROJECT MANAGER


DemiRae joined the KTG crew as a Junior Interior Designer in May of 2021. Since then, she has dove into Phase One of the design process focusing on 3D modeling, finish designs and schedules. With strong ties to the local plumbing industry, she revels in the beauty of plumbing finishes and fixtures for client’s homes.  With a Business – Project Management degree from Chico State University, she has the necessary skill set to propel a blueprint into a client’s dream home. After travelling through numerous countries, DemiRae decided to reside in Truckee with her husband and black lab, Benelli. When not posting on KTG’s social media, DemiRae can be found SUP’ing at Donner Lake or skiing at Squaw Valley. With an up for anything attitude, fierce determination, and an eye for detail, DemiRae has proven to be a strong asset to the KTG Team doing whatever it takes to execute our projects at a high standard. 

OLIVIA EPPERSON
PHASE ONE PROJECT MANAGER


Olivia joined the KTG team in June of 2022 after graduating from Indiana University, earning her degree in Interior Design. Originally from Granite Bay, Olivia always wanted to find her way back to her California roots and call the mountains home. Since joining the KTG family, Olivia has loved seeing each project grow from the beginning concepts of design and through Phase Two install. Outside of the office, you'll either find Olivia adventuring around Lake Tahoe, or driving around in her Jeep. Olivia's passion truly shines through when she's deep into 3D modeling, helping others, and bringing client's dream homes into reality. 

RACHEL REISWIG
PHASE TWO PROJECT MANAGER


Rachel joined the KTG family in June of 2022, bringing with her a passion for interior design and a natural eye to match. Originally from Scottsdale, Arizona, Rachel attended the University of Arizona prior to starting her sales career at KTG's favorite, Houzz, where she quickly developed a true love for the industry and dream to work within it. Since joining the Phase Two design team, Rachel's focus has been on vendor relations, 2D and 3D modeling, and taking on photoshoots like a true veteran of the trade. On the weekends, Rachel is either boating on Tahoe, skiiing the local slopes, or finding the nearest Mini Aussie breeder...stay tuned for another addition to the office pup crew. Rachel entered KTG Design eager to learn and is dedicated to being a force in the design industry as an asset to the team.

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SAM FLETCHER
PROJECT MANAGER


Sam is KTG Design’s go to gal for all things furniture. From Phase Two conceptualization, to ordering, tracking and facilitating the installation, Sam tackles it all. After having graduated from Chico State University with a degree in International Relations, she set off to explore and work in various different countries around the world but let’s be honest, the ratio of beach cocktails to working is still up for debate. She eventually came back to settle in Truckee, realizing there is no place like home. Sam has a natural eye for design and loves to move her furniture around every few weeks to keep her husband and dog on their toes. She and her husband recently moved to Nevada City, CA where in her free time you can find her hiking, studying plant ID, sewing and rearranging her furniture, of course.