NKBA Thirty Under 30 Class of 2023 Names 30’s Choice Award Winners

Published: February 2, 2023

The National Kitchen & Bath Association’s Thirty Under 30 Class of 2023 announced their 30’s Choice Award winners at KBIS 2023.  KBIS is the platform where the newest class of Thirty Under 30 is introduced and asked to scour the show floor, scoping out products they deem to be the best in six performance categories. The 2023 Class of NKBA Thirty Under 30 program is sponsored by Delta Faucet Co. and Signature Kitchen Suite.

30’s Choice Award-Winning Drands

Divided into six teams of five, the Thirty Under 30 Class of 2023 scoured the KBIS show floor to find their top product choices in one of six categories. The following products/brands were selected as the 30’s Choice Award winners:


Outdoor Living:

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Smart Home Integration:
GE Profile

Universal Design – Living in Place:

Wellness – Health: (Brondell’s Nebia showerhead shown)

Creative Use of Color:

Winners were announced on Thursday morning, Feb. 2, 2023, from the KBIS NEXT Stage, hosted by Suzie Williford, EVP and chief strategy officer of the NKBA.

“The NKBA provides numerous educational and fun opportunities for the industry’s emerging talent,” said Williford. “Each year, we are blown away by the talent this young group possesses. I am excited to celebrate each one of them as they continue to shine throughout our industry.”

NKBA Thirty Under 30 Class of 2023

The NKBA Thirty Under 30 program recognizes accomplished kitchen and bath industry professionals under the age of 30. Each year’s class comprises rising leaders from throughout the industry and is widely regarded as the leading showcase for the brightest young talent working in kitchen and bath design and remodeling.

2023 Thirty Under 30 members are:

Justin Caballero, Rebekah Calcutt, Kendal Cavalieri, Ben Cookinham, Sydney Cooley, Kendra Czuhajewski, Mariana De La Garza, Calli Dieglio, Shannon Embly, Kayla Garbrecht, AKBD, Anna Graham, Loris Halasa, Makenna Harrington, Felicia Hartson, Danielle Heath, Melisa Jahic, Grace Juhala, Deborah Martin, Faith Martin, Jessica Medeiros, Kelsey Powell, CKBD, Jamie Pulver, Christopher Ribeiro, Yana Rizhova, Diana Rojas, Carly Seefeldt, CKBD, Mickayla Sheets, Allyssa Warden, CKBD, Alyssa Weardon and Mandy Wozniak.

This year’s class selection committee, comprising Thirty Under 30 alumni, included Jilliam Sarkis, Class of 2016; Michelle Timmerman, Class of 2017; Lou Salge, Class of 2018; and Sarah Nielsen, Class of 2020; and Hannah Guilford, Class of 2021.

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