Our team

The Warner Design Associates team is made up of creators, visionaries, artists and dreamers. We work together for a greater purpose to improve the daily life of seniors with innovative interiors. Take a look below and meet the WDA team!

Cynthia Warner

Founder

A California Certified Interior Designer, Cynthia studied at San Francisco’s Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. She is the co-founder, lead designer and creative heart of Warner Design. Cynthia’s work has been featured in leading publications on senior housing design for memory care communities. She also participates in healthcare symposiums and product development for major floor covering and furniture manufacturers in the U.S.

Mark Warner

Founder

Mark runs the business end of Warner Design and oversees marketing for the company. While not a commercial interior designer by trade, Mark previously worked as a manufacturer’s rep for hospitality furnishings, experience he’s put to good use in the procurement aspect of our business. Mark has a B.A. in Business Economics from the University of California at Santa Barbara.

Annie Garagliano

Senior Designer

Annie has worked in the interior design industry for 10 years and has a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design from San Francisco State University. She joined Warner Design in 2012 and is NCIDQ Certified.

Rachel Gooding

Senior Designer

Rachel graduated Summa Cum Laude from San Francisco State University, with a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design and a Bachelor of Arts in Art. She joined Warner Design Associates in 2011 and has since earned her NCIDQ certification and Florida State Interior Design Credential.

Lori Chevalier

Director of Procurement

Lori leads the procurement team and oversees all purchasing and order expediting. She has been with Warner Design Associates since 1997 and previously worked in logistics and order management for large publicly traded companies.

Karyn Jacobs

Interior Designer

Karyn graduated Summa Cum Laude from San Diego State University with a Bachelor of Art in Interior Design and a minor in Business Management. After completing an internship with Warner Design, she joined the team full time in July 2016.

Jenny Zhang

Interior Designer

Jenny has a Master of Interior Architecture from Cal Poly Pomona. Prior to joining Warner Design in 2017, she worked in hospitality design firms in Los Angeles and San Francisco.

Kao Vang

Interior Designer

Kao graduated from Sacramento State University with a Bachelor of Art in Interior Design. She previously worked in the healthcare design industry focusing on hospitals and medical offices. Kao joined Warner Design Associates in 2018.

Annica Famor

Administrative Assistant

Annica graduated from Cal State East Bay with a degree in Health Care Administration & Management. She previously worked as an enrichment program teacher in Fremont, California, before joining Warner Design Associates in 2019 as an Administrative Assistant.

Lexi

Company Mascot

Lexi never pursued any education or formal training. She joined Warner Design Associates at the ambitious age of 12 weeks old in 2013. Lexi is the least productive but most loved team member, and can frequently be found snoozing on a desk or begging for treats.