Meet the Team
President / CEO
Todd R. Jackson
Certified Aging-In-Place Specialist (CAPS)
We understand how important it is to learn about the people you will be working with when you are choosing a company for your remodeling project. At Jackson Design and Remodeling, our team of exceptional professionals has always been our most important asset. The Jackson Design and Remodeling team embodies our company's devotion to client care. Each member of our dedicated and accomplished staff contributes individual skills and experience to our common purpose: making our customers happy every day, with every project. I am proud to introduce the team that works together to transform homes and build clients for life. Also, keep in mind that you can always meet our team in person at one of our remodeling seminars.
Client Relations Manager
As Client Relations Manager, Stina is a vital resource for Jackson Design and Remodeling clients. With a zeal for client care, attention to detail and reliable efficiency, Stina clearly communicates with clients what they can realistically expect as they embark upon a remodeling project and then guides them through the process from start to finish. Stina develops and implements new systems and organizes information in an accessible, appealing way to ensure that clients receive consistently excellent care. Many clients first meet Stina in person at one of the JDR Design and Remodeling Seminars she is responsible for coordinating. She also handles a variety of essential communication and organizational tasks for clients and the JDR team.
Stina was born and raised in Connecticut, where her family bought a historical home, built in 1908, that became a beloved renovation project for the whole family. After studying Political Science and Sociology at the University of Connecticut, Stina moved to New York and then on to San Diego to earn her MBA at the University of San Diego. Stina has always been interested in the way things work and enjoys learning about the technical aspects of remodeling. Clients and JDR team members rely on Stina as the agile, accessible and knowledgeable core of client relationship building. Contact Stina
Client Relations Specialist
As the first point of contact for most Jackson Design and Remodeling clients, Anita embraces the opportunity to answer inquiries, ask questions and share information with an engaging, efficient, and effective approach. Anita has always loved design and was educated in her home state of North Carolina, where she received an Associate of Applied Science in Interior Design. While practicing design Anita continually found herself drawn to the business side of remodeling and decided to refocus her career.
As a Client Relations Specialist, Anita encompasses the visual understanding of a designer and a strong familiarity with the practical details of the remodeling process from start to finish. She delights in the process of helping clients transform their dreams for their homes into reality. Service has been a driving force in Anita’s life, both professionally and personally. Professionally, Anita is committed to exceptional client service and building relationships that last a lifetime. Personally, Anita is a devoted community volunteer and church ministry member. She is also a dedicated cyclist and fitness enthusiast who loves the outdoors. Contact Anita
Production Support to CEO
As Production Support to CEO Todd Jackson, Gabrielle ("Gabbi") plays a vital role in building lasting relationships with Jackson Design and Remodeling clients. A U.S. Navy veteran with an impressive background in service and construction, Gabbi supports the CEO as he meets with clients, develops estimates, and prepares scopes of work. She organizes the CEO’s challenging schedule, handles time sensitive communication points, and coordinates multiple deadlines. Gabbi is a master organizer and an expert in time management and efficiency. Originally from Utah, Gabbi has been interested in the construction business since childhood when she was inspired by her uncle’s work as a general contractor. When she joined the U.S. Navy after high school, she was assigned to the Naval Mobile Construction Battalion where she managed major construction projects and strengthened her skills in all aspects of the industry from planning to execution. After her military service, Gabbi earned a Bachelor’s in Business Management from San Diego State University and worked as an independent project manager and contractor. When she’s not on the job, Gabbi expresses her hands-on creative side with a variety of personal building projects and explores the outdoors with her wife and their pair of beloved German Shepherds.
LEED Green Associate
Certified Aging-In-Place Specialist (CAPS)
Jim combines his strong command of architecture with a depth of knowledge gathered over years in the remodeling industry to skillfully guide clients through the initial phases of a project with Jackson Design and Remodeling. Jim meets one-on-one with clients to introduce the Jackson Design and Remodeling team and the company's comprehensive design build services, helping clients visualize how JDR works to transform their homes. He leads clients to a clear understanding of the remodeling process, helps them articulate their needs and desires for a new space, and works with clients and the design team to coordinate a project's initial design phase.
Jim is a native of Phoenix, AZ, where he owned an architectural firm for five years before moving to San Diego in 1989. He received his Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Cincinnati. Before joining Jackson Design and Remodeling, Jim worked for nineteen years at another large remodeling firm, where he practiced his skills as an In-house Architect and worked for ten years as General Manager. He was drawn to the innovative design principles and customer service responsiveness at JDR. Jim is a member of the San Diego Rotary Club 33 and has been published locally as an architect.
Previous to joining Jackson Design and Remodeling as a Residential Designer, John has worked for more than 30 years in the design field with various architectural firms. He was self-employed for several years, operating his own design firm, which specialized in high-end residential projects. John holds a BArch from Cal Polytechnic University Pomona, where he majored in the School of Environmental Design. His extensive experience includes design and space planning, project management, construction document preparation, sub contractor coordination, and plan permitting. His technical skills and wide ranging experience in the residential design field help to ensure a smooth process and memorable experience for JDR's clients.
During a career in the remodeling industry that spans over 25 years, Arnold has gained extensive experience in all aspects of architectural design. Arnold has contributed his skills to both residential and commercial buildings and is well versed in the California Building Code. His impressive background includes design, construction documents, administration, project management, and team leadership. As a Residential Designer for Jackson Design and Remodeling, Arnold brings seasoned skills, a strong work ethic and keen technical capabilities to every project, helping to ensure a successful outcome and stress-free process for our clients. Arnold is a volunteer and board member for the Del Mar Little League. He earned an Associates Degree in Architecture from Southwestern & Mesa Community College.
Jerry brings extensive experience in the architectural industry, along with 13 years in project management positions, to his role as Residential Designer for Jackson Design and Remodeling. Jerry helps to ensure a stress-free remodeling experience for our clients by applying his seasoned skills and strong understanding of architecture and construction to every project. Prior to joining Jackson Design and Remodeling, Jerry built his career with architectural firms handling both residential and commercial work. He balances significant experience with large-scale projects with dedicated attention to detail. Originally from Mexico, Jerry moved to Temecula as a child. His creative side was initially drawn to graphic design but he chose architecture because of the satisfaction of translating people's ideas into a tangible and useful form. Jerry is an avid gardener and relaxes on weekends by tending his flourishing vegetable garden and fruit trees.
David was born into a family with an impressive history of master carpenters and craftsmen, including his great-great grandfather who brought his family to San Diego for the development of Balboa Park and other historic sites in San Diego. David enthusiastically joined the trade himself starting with framing and remodeling homes before following in his father's and grandfather's footsteps by pursuing residential design. As a Residential Designer for Jackson Design and Remodeling, David contributes 12 years of hands-on experience in construction and architectural plan development to help clients see their dreams come to life. David is adept at using Revit, an architectural software, to produce designs, construction documents, and 3D visualizations for clients. David is excited to be on a team that fully embraces and maximizes this technology, which is relatively new to residential remodeling. When he's not at work, David spends time with family, enjoys playing soccer and is a loyal Chargers fan.
Interior Design Team
Design Department Manager and Senior Interior Designer, CKD, CBD
Certified Aging-In-Place Specialist (CAPS)
Tatiana Machado-Rosas is Jackson Design and Remodeling's Design Department Manager and Senior Designer. Tatiana has excelled in her field for more than two decades and her leadership of the Jackson Design and Remodeling design team has inspired multiple award-winning projects. Originally from Mexico City, Tatiana has traveled throughout the world, gaining inspiration from many cultures before making San Diego her home 20 years ago. She graduated from the Design Institute of San Diego with a BFA in Interior Design. She earned her CKD (Certified Kitchen Designer) accreditation through the NKBA (National Kitchen and Bath Association.) Tatiana is an active member of ASID (American Society of Interior Designers) and her projects have been displayed in the ASID Kitchen Tour since 2002.
In 2016, Tatiana won the highly competitive Kitchen + Dining category in HGTV's "Fresh Faces of Design" competition after five weeks of public voting at hgtv.com, and over 57.8 million page views. Tatiana's projects have been recognized by ASID (Design Excellence Awards), NKBA (NKBA Star Awards), NARI (CotY Awards), Qualified Remodeler (Master Design Awards) and the Chrysalis Awards. Her designs have been published numerous times in such online and print publications as HGTV.com, Better Homes and Gardens, San Diego Magazine, Qualified Remodeler, San Diego Home/Garden Lifestyles, Kitchens, Ranch & Coast, Kitchen & Bath Design News, Modern Luxury, and The San Diego Union Tribune. One of her kitchen designs was recently named Best Kitchen by the readers of Architectural Digest in their 2013 Before + After: Reader Kitchens contest. In 2009, Tatiana was honored with a Tribute to Women & Industry (TWIN) award from the YWCA. In 2010, Tatiana was named to San Diego Metropolitan Magazine's "40 Under 40," an annual list of the 40 individuals under the age of 40 whose outstanding business and civic contributions are shaping the region's future. A prestigious newspaper in Mexico has featured weekly articles on design trends with Tatiana's collaboration.
Tatiana's creative inspiration, innovative skills and intuitive understanding of client needs is demonstrated in the diverse solutions she creates, always uniquely suited to each individual client. Her passion for beautiful design is evident in the style and functionality she infuses into each project she undertakes. Tatiana's effective management of the design department ensures smooth communication and implementation while the design and production departments work together to make each project a success. Her distinct talent, attention to client satisfaction and remarkable project outcomes are all part of her substantial contribution to JDR.
Senior Interior Designer
Sol, Senior Designer for the Jackson Design and Remodeling design team, is a multiple-award winning professional with more than thirteen years of experience as an Architectural Designer. Sol applies her considerable skills from the studio and the field to transform her clients' visions into stunning reality. Sol was born and raised in Argentina where she earned a Bachelor's Degree in Architecture. She was involved in the design of various projects in Buenos Aries before moving to Southern California where she now practices her passion for artistic, impressive home design.
Sol has been featured on the cover and inside many publications including Beautiful Kitchens & Baths, Signature Kitchens, San Diego Magazine, Dream Kitchens & Baths, San Diego Home/Garden Lifestyles, Kitchens, U-T San Diego, Riviera Magazine, Remodeling Magazine, Ranch & Coast Magazine, NKBA Magazine and Qualified Remodeler.
A recognized design innovator, Sol has received numerous awards for her work including ASID (American Society of Interior Designers) Awards, Chrysalis Awards, NARI (National Association of Remodeling Industry) CotY (Contractor of the Year) Awards, NKBA (National Kitchen and Bath Association) Awards, and Qualified Remodeler Master Design Awards. Sol won the 2014 NKBA National Award for Best Overall Bath and Best Powder Room and was honored with two Kitchen of the Year awards: 2010 Kitchen of the Year - San Diego Home/Garden Lifestyles (featured on the cover) and 2012 Kitchen of the Year - Ranch & Coast Magazine. Sol was also the winner of the Caesarstone 2009 Dream Design contest.
Sol is inspired by the myriad cultures she has experienced during her travels in South America, North America and Europe. She takes the utmost care to incorporate each individual client's personal hopes, dreams, aspirations, and requirements into her unique design solutions and complimentary style suggestions. Clients are inspired when working with Sol because of her intuitive nature, creativity and responsiveness. Sol's experience and talent make her an incredible asset to the Jackson Design and Remodeling team. She continues to astound and delight clients all while being a mother of two lively and energetic little girls, ages 3 and 5.
Senior Interior Designer, AKBD
Alison demonstrates outstanding technical, artistic and communication skills as a Senior Interior Designer for Jackson Design and Remodeling. Her imaginative and technically impressive work has been recognized with industry awards and spotlighted in publications. Alison attained certification from the National Kitchen and Bath Association as an Associate Kitchen & Bath Designer (AKBD) and is an Allied Member of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID). She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design from the Design Institute of San Diego. Alison was inspired to pursue a career in design from a young age when her family moved into a new house that required a whole home design and she discovered how much she enjoyed creating from a blank slate. Her essential helping nature is expressed in her church group, which assists people in need by sprucing up their homes with love and care. Alison is highly proficient with social media and technology and applies those skills in her client relationships as a way to gather diverse information and share inspiration. Alison's enthusiasm for helping clients transform their homes to better suit their lifestyles and aspirations and her emphasis on clear communication make her an invaluable resource.
Senior Interior Designer
As a Senior Interior Designer for Jackson Design and Remodeling, Jen's exceptionally artistic and imaginative talent is demonstrated in work that has earned industry awards and features in publications. Originally an architecture major in college, Jen discovered interior design during a drafting class, fell in love with space planning, and changed her educational path shortly thereafter. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design from The Art Institute of California San Diego and a Masters in Interior Architecture from UCLA. She is an Allied Member of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID). Jen's passion for interior design is driven by the satisfaction of helping to transform people's lifestyles with design. She combines an artistic and analytical approach and is driven to master new concepts, stay current with industry trends and help JDR's clients visualize their dreams for their homes. Clients appreciate Jen’s ability to listen closely, communicate responsively and intuitively encapsulate their needs and desires. During her rare free time, Jen enjoys spending time with her family and frequently participates in JDR events giving back to the community.
As an Interior Designer for Jackson Design and Remodeling, Marisela is able to experience her favorite part of design, the joy of making clients happy by transforming their homes. Marisela is a native of San Diego and earned an Interior Design Associates Degree from FIDM in Los Angeles, California. She comes from a family of artists who show their work in exhibitions throughout San Diego. As a child, she experimented with fashion and sewing before migrating to interior design. Shortly after graduating from FIDM, Marisela joined Jackson Design and Remodeling and continued to learn her craft hands-on from the senior design team. She appreciates the creativity of designing layouts and seeing a project through from conception to completion in a design build remodeling environment. Marisela is an excellent communicator who is dedicated to building rapport and trust with clients. She goes to any lengths to make sure clients are completely satisfied with every aspect of their projects. During her time away from the design studio, Marisela enjoys socializing with family and friends.
As an Interior Designer for Jackson Design and Remodeling, Jennifer practices in-depth communication with clients and translates their lifestyle needs and desires into innovative design concepts for their homes. Jennifer was raised in an environment of artistic entrepreneurship with extended family who enjoyed drawing and painting and a mother who owned a creative business. She knew from the time she was very young that she wanted to make a living in the arts. Having the family home remodeled during her childhood sparked a strong interest in Interior Design. After graduating from San Diego State with a BA in Applied Arts and Sciences with an Emphasis in Interior Design, Jennifer strengthened her business and design skills in a series of internships and positions in the creative field before joining JDR. Born, raised and educated in San Diego, Jennifer loves her hometown and still enjoys playing tourist here during her leisure time with a close circle of friends and family.
Brittany combines exceptional artistic and communication skills to inspire clients as an Interior Designer for Jackson Design and Remodeling. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design from San Diego State University. Brittany is dedicated to the design process from start to finish, enthusiastically applying her artistic and technical skills along with diligence and creative intuition. Brittany enjoys the collaboration of design and communicating with clients to achieve the best possible result for each project. She is an adventurous hiker and amateur photographer and enjoys exploring nature with her camera on long hikes during her free time.
Priscilla was educated at the Art Institute of California San Diego where she received a Bachelor of Science, Interior Design. She pursued creative arts and activities from the time she was a young child and explored various disciplines including visual arts, performing arts, and set design. After graduation, she explored roles in video editing, set design and the visual arts, all of which further developed her broad creativity and strengthened her eye for interior design. As an Interior Designer for Jackson Design and Remodeling, Priscilla appreciates the unique opportunity to make a very personal difference in the lives of clients with thoughtful interior design. Priscilla is a San Diego native and an avid reader of every genre from biographies to science fiction.
An Interior Designer for Jackson Design and Remodeling, Hana brings a lifelong passion for design and architecture to each project she completes for a client. Hana has lived in several countries and states, including Georgia, where she earned her BFA at the Savannah College of Art and Design. Hana was exposed to architecture and design from an early age as her family travelled throughout the world. She delights in the fast pace of the Jackson Design and Remodeling Design Department and appreciates working closely with clients to help them achieve their vision for their homes. She is dedicated to transforming client's existing homes into functional, beautiful living environments. When she's not at work, Hana winds down with reading, yoga, cooking and baking.
Cabinetry Design Manager, AKBD
A native of Winston-Salem, NC, Caroline was new to San Diego when she joined the JDR team as a Cabinetry Design Manager. She graduated from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill with a BA in Psychology. Her father owned a building supply company and from an early age Caroline was surrounded by construction and fascinated by drawing floor plans and "dream homes." Caroline co-owned a kitchen and bath design firm in North Carolina, where she attained hands-on experience in kitchen and bath design. As part of JDR's Design Department, Caroline creates cabinetry drawings and digital renderings as well as pricing, ordering and installation layouts for our clients.
Tessa is a San Diego native with a creative family who nurtured her early interest in art and design. She moved to the Bay Area for college and earned a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design from San Francisco State University. As a Design Assistant for Jackson Design and Remodeling, Tessa thrives on the way design requires both a dedicated attention to detail and an ability to see the big picture. She loves being part of the process of a design, from the initial drawings she helps create to the finished home when the clients see how it all works together. She is passionate about being on a team that creates beautiful spaces with integrity. In her spare time, Tessa creates fun purses and accessories from faux leather and other fabrics, a skill passed down from her grandmother who was once a fashion designer.
Catherine has had an appreciation for interior design from a young age. She values smart, thoughtful design coupled with innovative concepts. As a Design Assistant for Jackson Design and Remodeling, Cat enthusiastically applies her impressive technical and creative skills to each project she undertakes. She loves being involved in the process of creating the varied pieces of a design that fit together to work in unity. Before earning a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design from The Art Institute of California San Diego, Catherine obtained a BS in Business from San Diego State University. As a San Diego native she enjoys exploring her beautiful hometown and draws design inspiration from its abundant cultural life and natural beauty.
Originally from the East Coast, Heather moved to California to earn a Bachelors of Fine Arts, Interior Design at Design Institute of San Diego. Heather was always drawn to the arts. Her family was creative and her mother taught Heather how to sew. After exploring the possibilities of fashion design, Heather decided Interior Design was more in line with her values and passions. Along with her education, Heather accomplished several projects as an independent contractor, winning an award for Best Design for an independent party shop she designed. As a Design Assistant for Jackson Design and Remodeling Heather assists with measurements, materials, sourcing and client communication. She is inspired by working with a talented team of design professionals who are dedicated to creating exceptional, individual work that avoids a cookie cutter approach. Her early love of fashion finds expression in the textures and colors of Interior Design. In her free time, Heather plays drums in a band and still practices sewing by making clothes for herself and her young daughter.
As a Presentation Manager for Jackson Design and Remodeling, Karina leads the creative output of a busy department that is central to the design process.She balances a keen understanding of design with a sense of urgency to complete multiple projects with competing deadlines. Karina's staff is responsible for helping clients envision their space at the beginning of the design process with material selections, drawings and renderings that help them make a personal connection to their future home. When the design is finished, Karina steps in again with guidance about accessories and finishing touches.She also leads her department in styling photo shoots of finished projects and designing company events. Born in Poland, Karina called Europe home for many years and her design aesthetic is influenced by that experience as well as her fashion design background. She earned an Associate Degree in Interior Design from San Diego Mesa College. She is an avid runner and has participated in many local charity races. Karina is also a passionate cook and a dedicated mom who enthusiastically skateboards and hikes with her young son.
Inspired early on by his mother's redesign of their family home, Willie moved to San Diego from his native Taiwan in 2010 to pursue the career of his dreams in Interior Design. He earned a Bachelors of Civil Engineering from National Chung Hsing University in Taiwan and a Bachelors of Interior Design from the Art Institute of California San Diego. Willie's incredible drawing skills make him a crucial member of the Presentation Team. He strives to convey through his presentation renderings both the intent of the designer and the dreams of the clients. Having a background in building architecture gives Willie insight as he expresses a sense of space and structure in his renderings. Willie loves how Interior Design affects a range of feelings in people by creating beautiful, comforting, functional spaces. Willie is multilingual and adept in multiple design and architecture technical skills. When he's not at work, Willie can sometimes be found snowboarding, fishing, or just enjoying the beach.
Born and raised in San Diego, Chelsea received a Bachelor's of Fine Arts in Interior Design from the Design Institute of San Diego. Chelsea has always been creative and resourceful, with an eye for imaginative possibilities from the unexpected, including a knack for repurposing found items into decorative interior art. As a student at the Design Institute, Chelsea applied her positive attitude and creative energy as an enthusiastic member of the American Society of Interior Designers where she volunteered and engaged in professional chapter meetings, absorbing all she could about the real world aspects of the industry she aspired to while she was gaining her education. In her role as a Presentation Assistant for Jackson Design and Remodeling, Chelsea is responsible for working with designers to create renderings that visually communicate the desires of clients for their homes. Her dedication and skills are crucial to the JDR design team as they create functional and beautiful spaces that help transform the way clients live. When she's not at work, Chelsea loves to spend time with her family in San Diego.
Elizabeth has demonstrated her lifelong love for interior design ever since she was a young girl who would constantly redo the theme and layout of her room at home in her native state of Texas. She earned a Bachelors of Science in Interior Design from Stephen F. Austin State University, where she was secretary of the school’s American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) chapter. As a Presentation Assistant for Jackson Design and Remodeling, Elizabeth is excited to build her already impressive drawing skills by creating detailed project renderings that help clients imagine their new spaces. Her ability to work on multiple deadlines with detail-oriented efficiency and a positive team approach are essential to the demands of the fast-paced design department. Elizabeth loves how interior design combines the creativity of artistic expression with the technical aspects of developing functional spaces. She thrives as a member of a talented team of designers, where she can contribute her skills and dedication to the common goal of inspiring clients. A Texan who recently moved with her military husband and young baby to San Diego, Elizabeth is excited to explore the outdoor lifestyle with her family.
An Air Force veteran of the Gulf War era, Brent brings considerable leadership and strategic skills to the Jackson Design and Remodeling team. After his eight years of military service, Brent earned a degree in Management, graduating with honors. Brent brings these skills, along with more than a decade of experience in the construction industry, to his position as Production Manager. During his years in construction, Brent has continually acquired greater responsibility in each successive position, developing his expertise in management, technical and communication skills, as well as hands-on production work. As Production Manager, Brent heads the Production Department and oversees JDR's team of project managers and field staff. He is responsible for developing, implementing, and refining the Production Department policies, procedures and systems that make each JDR project a successful experience for our clients. In keeping with the company's commitment to 'Build Clients for Life', Brent also manages JDR's Premium Client Care Warranty process. Brent is dedicated to assuring that each client's expectations are exceeded. Working with a unified team of architects, designers, and construction professionals, Brent appreciates being an integral part of transforming client's homes. A committed family man, Brent enjoys time with his wife, children and grandchildren.
As Jackson Design and Remodeling's Production Coordinator, Jennifer applies her efficient administrative abilities, excellent organizational skills and extensive technical knowledge to help assure that all JDR clients receive accurate and timely project estimates. Using JDR's carefully designed cost estimating system, Jennifer helps to access the best values, determine exact costs and avoid any surprises for clients during the design build process. Jennifer acts as a liaison with JDR and our subcontractors, sustaining the positive ethical relationships that make each project run smoothly. Jennifer brings a high level of enthusiasm for design build remodeling, along with an ability to juggle multiple responsibilities, to her position as Production Coordinator. In her free time, Jennifer loves to bake elaborate and delicious cakes and cupcakes.
With a detail-oriented approach combined with strong organizational and people skills, Agata assists the Production Department in assuring a positive experience for Jackson Design and Remodeling clients. As a Production Coordinator for JDR, Agata is in close communication with subcontractors, helping to provide comprehensive and accurate estimates to clients and keeping everyone on the team aligned with timely, reliable information. Her excellent technical skills are engaged with JDR's ERP system, which tracks the progress and details of every project. Agata began her career in the administrative and accounting fields after receiving an AA in Business Administration and found that many of the skills she garnered during her career were transferable to the construction production field. She loves learning new skills and being part of a growing team and company. Agata was born in Poland and her family immigrated to the United States in the 1980s. She still speaks Polish fluently, is involved with her local Polish community, loves to cook food from her homeland, and is dedicated to learning more about her Polish culture. Her spare time is dedicated to family activities with her young son.
With over thirty years of experience in construction, Joe has a working knowledge of every aspect of the remodeling industry. As a Project Manager for Jackson Design and Remodeling, Joe oversees subcontractors and employees on the jobsite, reads and interprets blueprints, meets with inspectors and ensures code compliance, while working both in the field and in the office. Having owned a construction business in the past, Joe understands the importance of building excellent relationships with each JDR client. This knowledge underscores all of his client interactions.
Mike started working in the construction industry as a teenager and found a lifelong occupation. Beginning as a layout/plater and framer for a construction company specializing in new home developments, he soon worked his way up to Project Management. Mikes' extensive experience is invaluable in both the field and the office. He reads and interprets blueprints, meets with inspectors and ensures code compliance, with a continual focus on customer satisfaction. Overseeing multiple job sites, Mike ensures that each project exceeds client expectations.
In his position as Project Manager for JDR, Don uses the experience and knowledge he has gained during over 23 years in the remodeling industry. With the goal of creating an exceptional client experience for each project, Don ensures code compliance, manages employees and subcontractors, and assures the timely completion of all the details involved in a successful remodel. After a lifetime spent in the industry, Don understands the importance of exceeding client expectations and is dedicated to making that happen on each project.
After almost two decades in the construction industry, Jesse brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the Jackson Design and Remodeling jobsite. He has hands-on experience in all phases of construction and is well-informed about the latest materials and methods. Jesse has worked on many high end residential design and build projects, supervising staff, managing deadlines and budgets, and communicating with clients and vendors. Jesse's communication skills, along with his dedication to meeting deadlines while maintaining the highest quality work are valuable assets in the work environment. Jesse oversees multiple projects and ensures Jackson Design and Remodeling clients each have an exceptional, stress-free remodeling experience.
Mitch realized his talent for remodeling construction early in his career and it has been central to his life ever since. He has always been passionate about excellent service and is dedicated to making sure each Jackson Design and Remodeling client he works with is completely satisfied. Mitch reads and interprets blueprints, ensures code compliance, manages staff and subcontractors, and assures timely results. As a Project Manager, Mitch thrives on his ability to ensure the quality of work and communication on the job site with client satisfaction as his top priority.
Randy plays an essential role as a Project Manager for Jackson Design and Remodeling, helping to assure that all clients receive exceptional work and service on their projects from start to finish. He ensures code compliance, manages employees and subcontractors, and coordinates all of the details involved in a successful remodel. After years of experience in the field with clients and subcontractors, Randy contributes excellent hands-on technical skills and a deep understanding of the importance of communication and accountability to every project.
Mark has an extensive range of estimating and procurement experience, including commercial, custom home building and remodeling. As an Estimator/Buyer, Mark is the main liaison between Jackson Design and Remodeling and our subcontractors, vendors and suppliers. He reviews each project plan and submits plans, scopes and specifications to subcontractors and vendors for preliminary proposals. Mark then negotiates the best prices and delivery dates to ensure a positive experience for all clients. He ensures timely delivery of all special orders and materials to each job site and anticipates materials needs as each job progresses. Mark analyzes and organizes the costs for each project, from the smallest details to the most significant expenses, so that each client knows how much a project will cost before the project begins.
Jackson Design and Remodeling attributes much of our success to the great people behind the scenes who have worked with our company since 1989. The talented craftspeople who handle electrical, plumbing, carpentry, demolition work, painting and many other related tasks out in the field for Jackson Design and Remodeling support our mission to build clients for life. We believe that people make the difference when it comes to producing successful projects with outstanding customer satisfaction, and we thank all the people who have worked on our projects throughout the years.
Tara is the Financial Controller for Jackson Design and Remodeling, responsible for managing and overseeing the operations of the Accounting Department, which provides strategic financial advice on business growth, produces accurate and timely financial statements, including financial analysis, and establishes policies and procedures. She first learned about JDR as a potential client when CEO Todd Jackson came to her home to make a presentation. She was so impressed by the honesty, enthusiasm and professionalism of the JDR team that she was eager to join the company in a vital new role. As Financial Controller, Tara’s strategic thinking, organizational and leadership skills are essential as she builds an accounting department that supports a thriving company where new ideas are continuously developed. Her accounting team is essential to JDR’s commitment to ethical and responsive business practices.
Tara is a CPA who earned her M.B.A from San Diego State University and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication Studies from California State University, Long Beach. During a career in which she progressively earned more responsibility and gained deeper financial and business acumen, Tara worked in a variety of industries including aging services, healthcare, and public accounting before joining JDR. Originally from Las Vegas, Tara now lives close to the ocean with her husband and their dog and they love to explore the San Diego outdoors together.
Lead Accountant and IT support
As Lead Accountant and IT Support for Jackson Design and Remodeling, Maria dedicates her exceptional organizational skills to accounts receivable and payroll systems, processes, and tasks. She manages the ongoing development of JDR’s proprietary customized ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system and is the team’s capable resource for technical support and administration. Her dedication to both strategy and details makes Maria a valuable asset to the Jackson Design and Remodeling team. Maria earned her BS from the School of Management at Boston College and has over 15 years of accounting experience in the building industry. She was born in the Dominican Republic and raised in Boston, where she became an avid Red Sox fan.
As a Staff Accountant for Jackson Design and Remodeling, Andrea practices her high level organizational and communication skills in a fast-paced environment. She is energized by the thriving Jackson Design and Remodeling team and enjoys working in a challenging department with multiple responsibilities, including accounts payable, vendor relationship management, and other accounting tasks. Originally a Communications major in college, Andrea responds enthusiastically to JDR’s detailed, well-organized processes with carefully designed communication points. Away from the office, Andrea loves a good Sunday brunch and enjoying the beautiful sunshine of San Diego with her adorable dog, Meera, on long beach walks and hikes.
Human Resources Administrator
As a Human Resources Administrator for Jackson Design and Remodeling, Patty is responsible for fostering relationships, development and growth with JDR's most important asset – a unified team of dedicated people who are experts in their fields. A San Diego native, Patty was originally drawn to Human Resources through her interest in employment law. She has always been fascinated by the role a mediator plays with a company and its employees. Patty earned her Bachelors of Science, Business Administration with a minor in Spanish at San Diego State University and a Human Resources Certificate from Chapman University. Before joining JDR she built an impressive career, practicing her skills in progressively significant roles with San Diego companies and strengthening her analytical, innovative approach.
As JDR's Human Resources Administrator, Patty's primary responsibilities include the development and standardization of Human Resources systems and processes, along with recruitment strategies for JDR's fast-growing team. She also acts as a resource, advocate and cheerleader for employees and the company as a whole. In her spare time, Patty is a voracious reader and is devoted to her two adorable Boston Terriers, Aloha and Molokai. As their names suggest, Patty loves Hawaii and travels there whenever she can, sometimes even fitting in a boogie board session.
Jackson Design and Remodeling's Marketing Director, CoCo is the guardian of the company's brand. She drives JDR's vision by leading and overseeing the development of an imaginative, integrated marketing approach. CoCo conducts research, assesses data analysis and develops comprehensive marketing strategies that support the company's long-term goals. A graduate of Longwood University in Virginia, CoCo has worked in the San Diego, Washington, D.C., Richmond and Atlanta markets during her impressive career. She supports ongoing innovation in the remodeling industry through her involvement in the U.S. Green Building Council and the San Diego Center for Sustainability. CoCo also contributes her skills and energy to the community, volunteering with organizations such as the San Diego Film Festival and the Challenged Athletes Foundation.
In her role as Marketing Assistant for Jackson Design and Remodeling, Jennifer's background in both administration and graphic design is the perfect combination of efficiency and creativity. Accomplished at handling multiple deadlines and delivering results under pressure, Jennifer is a trusted resource with strong attention to detail and excellent communication skills. Before joining JDR, Jennifer gained eight years of experience as a marketing communications specialist, a graphic design department assistant, and a freelance graphic designer. Her creative expertise and professional experience are invaluable to Jackson Design and Remodeling's vigorous marketing department. Jennifer earned an Associates of Arts in Transfer Studies from San Diego Mesa College and an Associates of Science in Computer Graphic Design from Coleman University. Jennifer enjoys a happy family life with her husband, a United States Marine, and their 2 year old daughter and baby son.