Meet Our Staff

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David R. Bartlett, CKD, President

David, a Certified Kitchen Designer, has been President of The Kitchen Center of Framingham since 1988. A highly qualified designer, he holds a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering Management and a Master’s degree in Business Administration. He is a Licensed Construction Supervisor, Registered Home Improvement Contractor, Certified Lead Safe Remodeler, and a member of the National Kitchen and Bath Association. Under his direction, Kitchen Center of Framingham has become one of the top Wood-Mode cabinetry suppliers in the country.

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Brian Forestal, Vice President of Production

Brian is the General Contractor of The Kitchen Center of Framingham. He makes certain your plans are followed to the letter. He’s a Licensed Construction Supervisor, Certified Lead Safe Remodeler and has been remodeling homes, specializing in kitchens and baths, since 1989. He’s also has experience in drafting and CAD Design as well as tile-flooring and tile-backsplash design. His proficiency with lighting design will beautifully illuminate your new kitchen and/or bath space. Brian joined the Kitchen Center staff in 1992 and, in 2002, became part owner of the business. He joins our president, David R. Bartlett, in a quest to provide our clients with an exceptional service and design experience –– one that is embellished with exquisite cabinetry.

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Sara Iborra, ASID, Designer

Sara Iborra, ASID, Designer Sara, a member of the American Society of Interior Designers(ASID), graduated from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst with a Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design. Following her graduation she joined The Kitchen Center in 2002 and after completing a training course at Wood-Mode’s manufacturing facility in Pennsylvania, Sara was named First in Class and won the Silver Scale Award. She designed for the Kitchen Center of Framingham until she relocated in 2003 to Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, where she joined a high-end firm that specializes in outfitting beach-front homes with Wood-Mode cabinetry. During this time, she furthered her education and credentials by passing the National Council for Interior Design Qualification exam and becoming a member of ASID. She was named Salesperson of the Year in 2005, with her designs and completed projects published in several local magazines as well as being placed in competition for local home-builder awards. In 2008, Sara returned to the Kitchen Center of Framingham..

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Jasmin Lee, Designer

Jasmin is a 2009 graduate of Becker College, where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design. On the dean’s list for three consecutive years and a part of the Student ASID program, she excelled past her peers and was featured in several design competitions.  Upon graduation, Jasmin designed for Ethan Allen, with emphasis on color, fabric, furniture and space planning.  Realizing her interests were in space planning, she shifted career tracks and moved into Kitchen and Bath design. Jasmin has completed a week-long Wood-Mode Sales and Design Training seminar, where she learned to become more efficient as a designer with the Wood-Mode and Brookhaven product lines.  Jasmin is working to receive an ASID certification as an interior designer and is striving to become a Certified Kitchen Designer.

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Hagit Belfer, AKBD , Designer

Born and raised in Israel, Hagit has an undergrad in Computer Science from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Hagit served four years in the Israeli Air Force as a software engineer and then went on to work as a team leader for a private software company. Her family relocated to the USA in 1995 and she was busy raising her 2 young kids. In 2006, Hagit followed her passion for design and enrolled in the Kitchen & Bath Design program in the Boston Architectural School. She graduated in 2008 and had worked in the field ever since. Hagit has years of experience working with homeowners, architects and builders on a wide range of projects. Her passion is space planning and creating eye pleasing functional designs. She is an active member of the NKBA and has an AKBD certification.

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Kimberly Leaurano, Office Manager

Kim joined our Kitchen Center team in 2010 as our Office Manager. Kim holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Assumption College.  Prior to joining the Kitchen Center, Kim spent 15+ years in Corporate Restaurants as a General Manager.  She brings with her years of experience in Business Management.

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Francene Amari-Faulkner – Cad Specialist

Francene joined our team in 2015 as our resident CAD Designer/Creation and Optimization of Design. She received her degree in Architecture from The University of California at Berkeley. Prior coming to the Kitchen Center she gained experience with various architectural and design firms in both Los Angeles and Boston. She brings with her transferrable skills in residential, corporate and space planning projects. Francene is a Massachusetts Licensed Real Estate Broker. She also has a passion for acting and is a member of the Screen Actors Guild and The American Federation of Television & Radio Artists.

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Chrisie Bayle – Design Assisstant

Chrisie is an up and coming designer providing Design Assistance to our Lead Designers here at the Kitchen Center. She received her BA in Interior Design from Becker College in 2009. Since graduation Chrisie has supported designers within the commercial and residential design industry. She prides herself on attention to detail, maximizing the layout and creating a beautiful design plan for our clients.

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Wiliam Younge – Design Assisant

William joined our team in 2015 and provides Design Assistance to our Lead Designers. After graduating from UMass Amherst with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science he began working for a US Congressman’s office as an intern. After changing paths he decided to dedicate his talents towards design and space planning. As a technical designer he brings with him experience in Auto Cad & Sketch up.

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Amanda Lombardo – Design Assiant

Amanda joined The Kitchen Center in 2015 as a Design Assistant Intern. She is currently enrolled in the Interior Design Program at Mount Ida College. Her passion for design, color, and quality materials brings creative energy to our team. She is also an avid Snowboarder and Adventurist.

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Production Team

Our production team works to provide our clients a seamless expereicnce. From schdueling your cabinetry installation or entire project ,they work hard to bring your project together from start to finish.

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