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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.

Page Thomas

Interior Designer

Page Thomas is a graduate from Murray State University where she earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Interior Design. She began her career working in a design gallery specializing in home trends and high-end furnishings. She has been a Louisville resident since 2015 and is happy to call such an artistically rich city her home. After working in commercial design for a couple of years Page is happy to be back where her heart is, that being residential interiors. She looks forward to using her creativity and passion for the field to bring her clients satisfying experiences!

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.

Hannah Brown

Interior Designer

Hannah Ladd Brown graduated with her Bachelor of Arts from Eastern Kentucky University in 2012. Brown has always been of creative mind and spirit, which led her to such positions as Visual Merchandiser, Display Coordinator, and Visual Presentation Manager. She was given the opportunity years ago to showcase her skills in the Home Design department of a Fortune 500 retailer, and her passion for interior design continues today.

Brown’s talents have been focused in the areas of home design, display coordination, visual merchandising, social media marketing, and residential decorating. Hannah loves being able to use her artistic abilities to inspire the people around her, and is ecstatic to be a new part of the Set The Stage family!