Meet the Experts

Expert Cabinetry Design from Our Collaborative Team

Although you work with one kitchen designer through the process, our team is intensely collaborative.  Our team’s mission is to personally deliver expert cabinetry design and product education, so you have confidence in your choices and the results meet YOUR individual goals.  If you would like new cabinets or countertops, our talented Carole team of experts can help!

Meet the Carole’s Team

The team at Carole’s knows the specialized craft of cabinet design and cabinetry planning inside and out.  The depth of our experience, and our ability to leverage the entire collective experience of the Carole’s design team, sets us aside from other firms.

  • Experience…more than 300 years’ of kitchen projects (thousands of unique kitchens!) across our team.
  • Longevity…we’ve been here in our Woburn location for over 25 years.
  • Many, many past clients…willing to vouch for us! (Please read our reviews.)
  • Locally owned and operated…chances are you will meet the owners in the showroom.  We are and we are always around.

Continue below to meet our crew!

Meet the Team

Kathy Cremone, Designer

This gal knows her stuff!  Kathy has more than 40 years of experience in the kitchen and bath design industry.  She makes it her personal mission to make sure your kitchen becomes your dream come true.  Kathy treats each customer like family and takes her designs to heart.

Kathy remodeled her kitchen in 2021 and chose cabinets from TeddWood.  She is a big fan of frameless construction cabinets so she went with TeddWood’s Luxury Series and the Graceland Door (which is a flat panel style).  Kathy used Quarter Sawn Oak with a dark grey stain on her base cabinets and HDF cabinets painted in light grey with a brushed black glaze on her wall cabinets.  Her counters and full height backsplash are made out of a unique natural stone called quartzite (the color is Scandalous).

“I love my wide 2-drawer base cabinet for my big pots and pans.  Makes it easy to see them all and pull them out.  And I love my super susan cabinet for the corner.  It’s so easy to access everything and great storage now that it no longer has a pole in the center and sits on a sturdy 3/4″ shelf to carry the weight,” Kathy said.
Kathy Cremone
Sara Hawkins

Sara Hawkins, Designer

Sara explains that her design philosophy is, “to design a functional, beautiful kitchen by incorporating the client’s needs and wants, while keeping budget in mind.”  To complement Sara’s more than 25 years of on-the-job kitchen and bath design experience at Carole’s, is her degree in Interior Design from Mt. Ida College.

Sara recently remodeled her kitchen and chose KraftMaid cabinets.  She picked the Renway door in maple with Barley stain.  To compliment the cabinets she chose Viatera’s Carbo brushed quartz material (which we have on display in the Carole’s showroom).

Sara says, “I love my spice pullout.  Keeps things organized and easy to find.  I also love my 12″ deep pantry cabinet.  What a great storage cabinet!”

Mary Jane Caprio, Designer

Mary Jane concentrates on a space and develops it into a livable and workable area, while still incorporating a fresh, innovative look.  Individuality, aesthetics, and quality products are consistently found in Mary Jane’s designs. Also a seasoned designer with Carole’s for over 25 years, Mary Jane is a graduate of Newbury College and Mt. Ida College and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design.

Mary Jane recently remodeled her kitchen with Dura Supreme cabinets.  She has a beaded inset Arcadia Panel door style in “paintable” (instead of maple) and she chose a Putty paint color.  Her counters are Imperial Macuabus quartzite.

“I love my utensil pullout, my trash pullout, all of my pantry storage and my paneled dishwasher,” says Mary Jane.
Mary Jane Caprio
Debbie Toland

Debbie Toland, CKD, Designer

Debbie has been a professional Kitchen and Bath Designer for over 30 years.  She approaches every design with a fresh outlook and a keen eye towards maximizing functionality without sacrificing aesthetic appeal. Debbie has earned the designation of Certified Kitchen Designer (CKD) through the National Kitchen and Bath Association.  She is confident and super-experienced working with a huge range of cabinetry styles and products!

Dura Supreme cabinets were Debbie’s choice for her kitchen.  She went with the Homestead door in Cherry with the Mission stain.  For her countertop, she picked Absolute Black Granite for her perimeter cabinets and Juparano Bordeaux for her island.  Debbie’s favorite gadgets are her 36″ wide utensil drawer, the pull out tray storage and the slide out oil and space storage rack.

Check out Debbie’s page by clicking HERE to see multiple photos of her distinguished Boston-area kitchen, bath, and interior design projects.

Stacey Tempesta, Designer

Stacey has been designing kitchen and bathrooms since 2004 and she has been in the design industry since 2000.  Stacey has a firm understanding of the functionality of spatial layouts and can make even the smallest spaces efficient.  She quickly understands clients needs and has an amazing ability to translate them into creative designs reflective of the customers budget and aesthetics.

Stacey designed her kitchen using cabinets from Diamond.  Her cabinet door style has a raised panel and is made of natural cherry wood with white paint.  For countertops, she chose a granite color called St. Lucia.  She loves her tray divider cabinet and her bread drawer.

Stacey Tempesta
Maryellen Perry

Maryellen Shaughnessy, Designer

Maryellen has a passion for meeting new clients and making their kitchen dreams come true.  With over 10 years in the home improvement industry, she has worked on many projects from small galley kitchens to full scale developments.  She loves bringing colors into every space and brings a fun, positive outlook on all her projects.

Doug Pippy, Designer

Doug has extensive industry experience, a keen eye for design, excellent knowledge of construction processes, and the ability to understand the customers wants and needs.  Add Doug’s easy going demeanor to all of that, and it makes for a recipe of proven successes.  He consistently gets compliments from customers who are delighted with his design skills and the finished product.  Be sure to ask him about his golf game!

Doug Pippy
Kristen Scott-Lewis

Kristen Scott-Lewis, Designer

For almost two decades, Kristen has been an interior design professional, focusing on kitchens and bathrooms.  She holds degrees from Boston University and Boston Architectural College.  For Kristen, every design is unique and every client is important.  When she is designing a kitchen or bath, listening to the client’s needs and preferences is her first priority. Kristen produces designs that focus on desired functionality while incorporating aesthetically pleasing details.  She strives to build strong client and contractor relationships during the design process to ensure a smooth installation and successful end product.

Kristen readily admits she needs to update her kitchen.  She has a raised panel door in a cream color from KraftMaid plus black polished granite counters.

When she does remodel her kitchen, she dreams of having a shaker door style with inset cabinets and plans to mix walnut with warm paint tones (think beige, taupe, or grey-green).  And she really wants white macaubus quartzite countertops with full height backsplashes…which are always stunning.

Frank Purdy, Manager

Frank brings over 30 years of experience to Carole’s.  He has installed cabinets and countertops, he ran his own business, and he has a wealth of knowledge about cabinet installation and construction.  He is a terrific problem-solver with challenging spaces.  Frank loves to help clients brainstorm and explain the unique options we have at Carole’s.  And everyday, he juggles the entire delivery schedule (incoming and outgoing)…not an easy task at Carole’s which designs and delivers about 300 kitchens per year!

Frank Purdy

Chris Doane, Director of Customer Relations

From start to finish, Chris is there to help customers and contractors with their project.  Chris has over 20 years of customer service expertise and through the years he evolved into a highly skilled kitchen and bathroom installer and then into a full-scale project manager.  Chris’ passion is helping clients with their kitchens, ensuring they receive excellent service before, during, and after their cabinets installation.  Chris helps ensure that clients have an amazing experience with Carole Kitchen and Bath Design.  Every customer loves Chris!

Susan Fraser and Karen Griffin, Administration and Operations

The level of detail and minutia that goes into behind-the-scenes kitchen cabinetry ordering and project accounting is enormous.  Sue and Karen are each incredibly detail-oriented, meeting highest standards every day to get the job done well.  They are committed to our team and to our clients and do an exemplary job communicating with numerous vendors and throughout every step of the project to support the team.  We could not do what we do so well without their industry expertise and reliability.  Karen has been with Carole’s for 10 years now and Sue has been with Carole’s over 30 years!

Susan Fraser and Karen Griffin
Melanie Adamopoulos

Melanie Adamopoulos, Showroom and Design Assistant

Born a carpenter’s daughter, Melanie has been surrounded by the home improvement industry all her life.  She was able to witness the hard work and finesse that goes into cabinetry building and the passion behind the craftsman.  Mel enjoys hearing and seeing the joy the client gets when their project is completed.  She is always smiling and ready to help.

Melanie’s kitchen has KraftMaid cabinets that have a Toffee stain on a Marquette door style made of maple.  She has Formica counter tops.

Sophia Perez, Showroom and Design Assistant

Sophia recently moved from Chicago, where she first dipped her toes in the interior design world as a kitchen designer and warehouse manager at a cabinet company.  Her positive energy and passion for people is something every customer sees during every visit and interaction.  She loves seeing clients happy about getting the dream space they desire.

Sophia’s kitchen is Mantra cabinets in Omni Snow.  She had Galaxy Black Granite countertops.  She loves the soft close feature they have, especially with having a toddler at home.

Sophia Perez
Donny Petersen

Donny Petersen, Delivery Driver

Donny is the behind-the-scenes hero of Carole’s. Donny has been driving and delivering for Carole’s for about 30 years, and whether he is delivering to a residential home, unloading a truck, or helping out on a philanthropic delivery mission (such as the monthly pick-ups for the local food pantry Carole’s has committed to), he will get the job done and keep everyone laughing all the while!

Patrick Sansonetti, Owner

Patrick has been passionately running small businesses for almost 35 years – he started his first company when he was 26.  Patrick adds a unique range of experience to Carole’s including customer service, sales, business development, team management, and marketing.  Patrick and co-owners Gene and Maura have worked together in several businesses since they went to college together at the College of the Holy Cross.

Patrick is the hands-on operating owner. He “drives the boat” and runs all aspects of our business at Carole’s…you might even see him loading and unloading trucks.

Patrick’s wife says their kitchen needs an update…if only he new a “guy” in the business.

Patrick Sansonetti
Gene & Maura Fredey

Gene & Maura Fredey, Owners

People ask them all the time how they got into the kitchen business. It’s a long story, but when Gene and Maura met in college, they never would have predicted they would be running a kitchen design and cabinetry business TOGETHER!  They are proud of our 5-star reputation for service, expertise, and follow-through.  Most of our business comes from past clients’ referrals to their friends and family.  Gene and Maura are grateful to all who have chosen Carole’s for their project!  Teamwork, local connections, and happy customers are the best part of Carole’s.