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About Us

Karista Hannah

Interior Designer, Owner

Karista Hannah is the founder and lead designer of Set The Stage. An experienced design professional, she was educated at The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. Hannah worked for one of the top manufacturing representatives in Florida, and traveled throughout the state presenting furniture and textile lines to interior designers and architects. She has held interior design positions with national homebuilders, and has experience in single family, condominium, and commercial/mixed use developments. Her most recent projects have been for Poe Companies, and was involved with projects such as: Museum Plaza, 21C Austin, Teravista, and RiverPark Place.

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Kaelin Brutscher

Interior Designer

We are excited to introduce Kaelin Brutscher as our latest addition to the Set the Stage team of professionals. Kaelin was an intern with us in 2014 and graduated from Western Kentucky University in the spring of 2015 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Interior Design. While at WKU, Kaelin demonstrated her design skills on projects such as the South Union Shaker Village re-design and the Cave City Welcome Center renovation. Kaelin also held various leadership positions with the WKU Chapter United States Green Building Council (USGBC) and International Interior Design Association (IIDA).

Kaelin’s passion for creativity and design allows her to create enriching experiences that positively impact the environments that we live, work, eat, and socialize in.

Katie Brown

Interior Designer

Katie is a Louisville, KY native who recently graduated from the University of Louisville with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Interior Design/Architecture. With years of retail experience, as well as experience in home staging, renovating, and redesigning, she is excited to be a part of a wonderful team, with new and exciting projects.

An event planner for past employments, and a participant in the IIDA’s 2017 Product Runway, she has been given an opportunity to collaborate with many different people, further expanding her passion for Interior Design.

Her passion for Interior Design has allowed her to express her own personal style and expand her skills in other design styles. She is excited to create new and enriching environments for people to live and grow in.

Tayler Reid

Retail Manager

Tayler is married and has two beautiful boys. Her background is in retail. She managed a local clothing store for the past 11 years. Tayler has enjoyed working on her personal house over the years and can't wait to assist other clients in the store. She has a tremendous sense of style and is so excited to be apart of the Set The Stage team!

Stephanie Hillner

Bookkeeper

Stephanie Hillner graduated from the University of Louisville with a Bachelor's degree in Arts and Sciences. After graduating, she was an underwriter for Bank of America for nearly 10 years. In 2014, after having two children, she decided to be a stay at home mom and works her own business with Wildtree by helping busy women with meal planning. She also decided to come on board with Set the Stage in the Fall of 2015 to handle all of the billing and payroll.