We are excited to announce the promotions of Stacy Hollinger, Rich Dropik and Chris Linkey to Partner and Brent Stebbins to Senior Designer. All of these individuals have worked with RLPS for a number of years and are familiar to many of our clients and business associates so we’ve asked each of them a few questions about their career path and personal inspiration.
Stacy Hollinger, IIDA
24 years of Experience / 17 Years at RLPS
What do you like to do in your spare time?
My favorite times these days are watching and cheering for my two kids from the sidelines. I also am a member of the Building Council at my church.
How did you decide you wanted to be an interior designer at RLPS?
When my mother-in-law was one of the first residents to be moved into “The Heritage” memory care house at Landis Homes, I knew that I wanted to work at RLPS (who had designed the facility).
What was your first part-time job?
I had many jobs. I was a model, but those jobs were few and far between. One summer I worked at Y&S Candies on the assembly line. Both of those jobs made me appreciate the necessary steps it took to get a job done, as well as the opportunity to get a higher education.
Are there any unique client quotes or job experiences you can share?
I recently completed a project where I overheard a resident say that the space and colors made her happy. It can’t get much better than that.
Do you have a favorite quote or role model?
A favorite quote of mine is “Your smile is your logo, your personality is your business card, how you leave others feeling after having an experience with you becomes your trademark.” My late husband, who recently won his battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease), will forever be my role model.
- Bachelor of Science in Human Resources, Interior Design / University of Delaware, 1992
- Certification, National Council for Interior Design Qualifications (NCIDQ)
- Member, International Interior Design Association (IIDA)
- IIDA PA/NJ/DE Board Secretary 2002 – 2004
- IIDA PA/NJ/DE Board Treasurer 2004 – 2006
- Served as Adjunct Professor, Pennsylvania College of Art & Design, Lancaster
For more about Rich, Chris and Brent CLICK HERE to access the announcement on RLPS Architects’ site.