Our Team

Evan H. Levey

Founder and Chief Cabinet Officer

As an entrepreneur with a proven track record, Evan became involved in the cabinet business just before graduating from Rollins College in Florida. Growing up in New York City, he concentrated on learning what went into making a company successful. Evan utilizes his expertise of the technical and operations side of business to keep Columbia Cabinets evolving, modernizing and growing. Evan and his wife, Marissa, are enjoying every minute of being parents to their two young children Blake and Jordan!

Ray Roberts

Design Director

Originally from Schenectady, NY, Ray has been involved with cabinetry and design since high school. As a senior designer for Columbia Cabinets, he excelled at the challenges of designing a functional and, at the same time, aesthetically pleasing kitchen. Ray now oversees the design process and operations in all of Columbia Cabinets’ showrooms. When he is not thinking about kitchens, Ray and his wife, Danielle, love spending time with their beautiful children Jack and Gabriella.

Alicia Buzzetti

Sales Director

Alicia has been in sales and marketing for over three decades. After graduating from Harvard, she managed large call centers in the USA and Canada, adapting them to evolving technologies. Following her passion for cooking and home design, Alicia migrated to Columbia Cabinets, where she has been for over a dozen years. She and her husband are proud parents of a 24 year old son and share a passion for politics, books, yoga, travel and just about any form of culture.

Amy Paigo

Senior Designer

Amy brings a creative edge to her award-winning designs here at Columbia Cabinets. She grew up in East Greenbush, NY and graduated from Cazenovia College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Design. Her interest in design began as a child when she received her Barbie mansion. From there, her love for textures, colors and seeing how a room came together grew. When she’s not designing, Amy has been competing in dart tournaments since she was 9 years old. She now competes professionally along the east coast and plays in the local league at Quigley’s in East Greenbush, NY.

Michele Ahl


A California native, Michele comes from a long line of interior designers, furniture designers, jewelry designers and artists. She has been working in design for over 28 years and has created award winning designs for the Saratoga Showcase of Homes, where she also sat on the committee for two years. Michele’s love of casual easy living shines through her modern family designs. Michele has been married for 34 years with four children and two grandchildren.

Chantrice Castaneda


Chantrice came to Columbia Cabinets with a BFA in interior design from Cazenovia College. She is passionate about new design trends across a wide spectrum of fields from kitchen design to fashion. Recognizing and leveraging this correlation keeps her designs fresh and exciting. Chantrice values design as a tool to create and improve the way people connect within a space. Out of the design studio, Chantrice loves to travel and gains inspiration in every country she visits.

Maria Schmitz


Maria grew up in East Greenbush, NY and fell in love with design and home remodeling at an early age. Before joining Columbia Cabinets, Maria designed bathrooms for Frank Webb, gaining a vast knowledge of design, plumbing products and home renovation. Finding great satisfaction in making a space beautiful and functional, Maria expanded her horizons to kitchen design. She approaches each project with the client’s needs at the forefront and builds from there. When not designing, Maria enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking and kayaking, especially with her three boys: Mitchum, Nathaniel and Drew.

Jan Bullard


You might say Jan was destined to be a kitchen designer. Her father was an architect and a mechanical engineer and her great grandfather was a furniture maker. Jan is a cum laude graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology and attended the Maryland Institute, College of Art. She started her career in jewelry design and twenty years ago migrated to kitchen and bath design. She has an in-depth understanding of fabrication and construction, ensuring her designs are well thought out, functional, and, of course, beautiful. Jan loves being outdoors with her husband and teenage daughter and is also involved in local theater productions, contributing her talents as a scenic designer.

Erika Frati

Project Coordinator

Erika’s background is in food science, dietetics, and hospitality. She joined Columbia Cabinets as a solution finder. Coordinating all the complex details of our projects, Erika is dedicated to making sure the right people have the information they need to do what they do best. She is keen on creating a welcoming environment and the serene ambiance of our showrooms is all thanks to her! When not keeping the wheels turning at Columbia Cabinets, Erika explores her love of musical theatre. Her free time is spent irritating downstairs neighbors with tapping feet and showtunes, while she cooks in her own kitchen, whistling while she works.