MEET THE TEAM BEHIND THE COLLECTIVE
Owner + Principal Designer
With over 10 years experience in construction and interior design, Sarah offers a very broad spectrum of capabilities. A former builder, Sarah understands every aspect of the construction of a home, whether it’s a new build, remodel, or turnkey property. This has given her the uncanny ability to strictly manage budgets, timelines, and to have a vision long before a property is completed. Sarah works with her team to manage a stress-free design process from start to finish. Her passion is vintage furniture, so in April of 2017, Sarah opened her first storefront, The Collective, that houses an art gallery, custom furniture studio, vintage pieces from her travels, and a huge rug collection. Her goal with the shop remains the same today as when it was founded: design should be attainable for everyone and available to everyone because there is no more important place than home. Sarah attended Texas A&M University along with her husband Erik and have resided in Lakewood for several years.
Design Associate + Project Manager
Madison has been with Sarah since day one and is an integral part of every design project. Whether she is designing rooms or executing the implementation stage, Madison ensures that the entire process runs smoothly. She is extremely organized and focused, helping balance the creative aspect. As an avid traveler and with a background in fashion, Madison has a keen eye for unique fabrics, artwork and loves a good rug. Madison grew up in Dallas and went to SMU where she majored in business. Clients often ask if Madison is coming to every meeting because her infectious, bubbly personality is unforgettable.
With a dynamic background working at nationally ranked museums and a Fortune 100 company, Alisa is our Studio Manager who strives to make every customer experience enriched and unique. Her insight and passion for the collaboration of art and design brings an energy and approachability to our Team at The Collective. She believes each day can be made brighter by surrounding oneself in an environment of quality art and design, all without taking itself too seriously. Alisa attended the University of Oklahoma where she majored in Art History, and minored in both Interior Design and Business. After working in the corporate world for a number of years, she is passionate about her return to working with curated art and custom design.
With a bright and fresh perspective on all things digital, Emily brings her joy and talent for multimedia design to the team. She is responsible for the creation, development, and implementation of all The Collective's digital marketing strategies, communications, PR and social media initiatives. She also serves many graphic design and e-commerce needs for The Collective. Emily grew up in Houston and attended the University of Texas at Austin where she majored in journalism and multimedia design. She earned a law degree from the University of Houston and passed the Texas Bar in 2015. Her background ranges from corporate law to media advertising to digital photography. She truly is a jack of all trades who loves to create, design and inspire those around her.
LAURA CATE ROBERTS
Laura Cate provides a fresh outlook and an advanced skill set to the design team. Proficient in AutoCAD, SketchUp, and Photoshop, she helps cultivate a life-like depiction of our projects to aid clients in visualizing their future spaces. Laura Cate graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Interior Design and a minor in Entrepreneurship from Baylor University in May of 2020. With her diverse educational, commercial and residential design backgrounds, she, also, plays an integral role in space planning and furniture and finish selections, as well as procurement and final implementation. In her spare time, she enjoys being out on the lake, going on walks and spending time with her friends and family. She is eager to learn and grow and looks forward to watching her design dreams come to fruition.
Retail Operations Coordinator
Emily is a Dallas native, and is so excited to be our newest team member. She is a recent graduate from The University of Mississippi with a Bachelor of Science in Integrated Marketing and Communications and a Business minor. In college, Emily enjoyed immersing herself in southern culture and art. Emily has always had a passion for art and design, and is enjoying taking on e-commerce communication challenges and responsibilities. With a background in customer service, she is enthusiastically communicating with online purchasers concerning shipping and tracking information. Emily is utilizes her creativity to work alongside artists, designers, and customers. Emily brings a light hearted and open minded approach to administrative tasks, while always maintaining diligence and dedication. She loves to spend time with her friends and family, preferably binge watching a funny TV show or going for a walk. Emily uses her creativity and design background to positively influence the environment of the storefront, both on and offline.