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!
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 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 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.
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.
Justine has been designing kitchens and baths for over 13 years, after graduating from FIT with a fashion merchandising degree and from Cazenovia with an interior design degree. Her work covers a wide range, from loft renovations in NYC to kitchens and baths in the Capital Region. Her love of interior design began as a child, when she would redesign anyone’s room who was willing to listen to her improvement strategies. Justine recently finished a three year restoration of an 1880’s farm house into her current home. When she is not designing, Justine is an avid traveler, having lived in London, backpacked across Europe and camped across the USA. Next stops Hawaii, Thailand, and sailing in the BVI.
Sarah is from Stowe, Vermont, the eldest daughter of a custom builder and woodworker. She has been on new, renovation and restoration work sites as long as she can remember. Sarah started designing in high school, surprising her family almost daily with redesigned room layouts and furniture placement. She has a BS in interior design, with over a decade of experience in kitchen design. While specializing in cabinetry, Sarah uses her artistic interior design talents to help clients create integrated spaces with cohesive vision. At home, her hobbies include traveling, yoga, reading, cooking, and anything related to the outdoors, all of which she loves sharing with her husband, Geoff and their two children, Madeleine & Caleb.
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.
Beth came to Columbia with a strong background in catering. Her love for food is equaled by her appreciation of functional and beautiful kitchens in which to prepare it. Beth thrives in a creative atmosphere. A problem solver addicted to detail and process, Beth has quickly become an invaluable resource for the designers. At home, Beth is busy with her three wonderful children and their hectic sport schedules! She also loves hiking and kayaking and just about any excuse to be surrounded by nature.