Associate Principal - Design Director
NYC native, foodie, hiker, beach lover, AFOL, welder, woodworker, DIYer, traveler, animal lover, lifelong learner, laughter lover
I was born and raised in Bronx, NY (I still love the Yanks, but I LOVE me some Braves). Growing up in such a melting pot of people and cultures was an amazing and eye-opening experience. This experience created my fascination with learning about people, and it is the reason I love what I do.
For as long as I can remember, I always had wood blocks or Legos in my hands. Naturally, everyone thought I’d be an architect or designer, and with some great mentors, I found my passion for the profession. I graduated with an associate degree in architectural technology from SUNY Delhi and a bachelor’s degree in architectural technology from the New York Institute of Technology.
After some years working in NYC, I decided to relocate down south and became an Atlantan in 2008 (I know… great timing). I’ve had the privilege of working at some top-tier design firms in NYC and Atlanta, accounting for a 20+ year career. I love how design can change with and address the times, and I love learning the psychology of why we engage and interact with a space. I’m a firm believer that knowing the “why” will allow us to address the “how.” I’m equally passionate about connecting the dots when it comes to design and how different markets can benefit and impact each other but also connecting with people through relationships and mentorship.
These experiences have led me to Vickers Design Group, where I get to work with inspiring teammates and share my excitement for design with the Atlanta and SE Markets. In my free time, I enjoy getting outdoors with my wife and buying new power tools to tackle the next DIY project.