Meet the Team

Please take a moment and get to know a few members of our team here at Davis Kitchens in Tucson, Arizona.

Designers

Kaylee Donath

Designer

Tucson, AZ

Kaylee is a Tucson native and graduated from the Southwest University of Visual Arts with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design in 2014. Her interests include architecture, interior design, technology, and travel, and she also enjoys the outdoors such as soccer, hiking & snowboarding, and spending loads of time with her two fur babies. Kaylee seeks to use the process of design to create inviting, functional & creative spaces and is committed to creating lasting jobs & relationships.

Eugene P. Dunaway

Designer

Albuquerque, NM

Eugene P. Dunaway is a creative individual with a background in commercial and residential interior design but has spent most of his career focusing on kitchen and bathroom projects. Eugene’s skilled use of design software and product knowledge allows him to articulate his vision directly to clients, taking the anxiety of the unknown out of the design process. Well known cabinet makers have twice acknowledged Eugene with the Top 10 Designer Award and he was a Top 100 National Designer, ranking 36th in the United States. Eugene has lived in New Mexico for over 30 years and loves its unique culture and environment. With an active family himself, he understands the importance of spatial relationships and functionality in the kitchen. Eugene strives to make the ordinary extraordinary and enjoys achieving a high degree of client satisfaction.

Laura Gregory

Designer

Tucson, AZ

After being a stay-at-home mom for 14 years Laura decided to go back to school to do something she was always passionate about. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Interior Design from the Art Center Design College in Tucson. Space Planning is her favorite part of design which lead her to pursue a career in Kitchen and Bath design. Laura enjoys talking with clients, getting to know them personally and providing them with a design that will work with their lifestyle. In her free time Laura enjoys horseback riding, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

Krista Kenyon

Designer

Tucson, AZ

Krista comes to us from years in the custom furniture and cabinetry industry. While studying Art at ASU, she discovered a passion for woodworking, and after graduating she worked and trained for over 10 years learning the furniture and cabinetmaking trade. She opened her own custom furniture and cabinet shop where she was the designer and team manager for more than 25 years. During that time she had the pleasure of working with several acclaimed Arizona architects on unusual and challenging residential projects but also enjoyed collaborating directly with homeowners on their projects. When Krista relocated to rural, Southern Arizona to design and build her second custom home, the idea was to retire and ride horses, but when she was offered a job working with customers as designer and project supervisor for a large company’s interior remodeling program, she couldn’t resist, and discovered she loved it. In 2020 she joined the Davis Kitchens team after moving to Tucson. Krista now brings her years of both design and practical experience to help you find the best solutions for your project (and have some fun along the way!)

Sandy Klijian

Sales Manager / Designer

Tucson, AZ

Sandy Klijian has been with Davis Kitchens since 2017. Prior to that she has worked in the construction industry in various capacities since 1998. Sandy works with a large portion of our builder and remodel clients in addition to retail jobs. Her work on the Fairfield model at Windmill Ridge was featured in previous Davis Kitchens commercials. Sandy’s primary focus is always her customers and making sure they get exactly what they want for their dream kitchen.

Elias Maestas

Designer

Albuquerque, NM

Prior to working for Davis Kitchens, Eli Gained 5 years of experience in kitchen designs field. He enjoys the complexity that comes with kitchen design and the creativity that follows. He also has over 25 years of experience in customer service and over 5 years management experience, Eli is dedicated to make every interaction a positive one. Eli, designs kitchens for residential homes, new construction, remodels, and commercial projects. He enjoys meeting new people and building meaningful relationships. Closely working with his clients, Eli designs kitchen and other project that will meet/exceed his customers’ expectations while sticking closely to budget restriction creating a functional stylish kitchen. His Hobbies include spending time with his wife, daughter and dogs, wood working, blacksmithing, fish keeping, hunting and fishing. “My Goal is to Ensure that every customer I work with leaves with a smile and the confidence that we can provide their kitchen of their dreams”

Management

Ken Pappas

Operations Manager

Tucson, AZ

Ken has been in the Tucson area since 1978 and in the industry for about 40 years now.  He originally joined Davis Kitchens 19 years ago as an installer and worked his way up the chain to his current position as Operations Manager.  Ken believes strongly in Customer Service.  It’s not just a kitchen, it’s a Davis Kitchen. In his down time Ken enjoys spending time with his family camping and boating.

Maria Tapia

Office Manager

Tucson, AZ

bio coming soon

Join the Team

Davis Kitchens is looking to expand its award winning team of design professionals. The ideal candidate should have a proven sales record and be proficient in the 20/20 Design program. Candidates should be self-starters, goal orientated, comfortable with both builder sales and direct to consumer sales, and be detail conscious.

Please email resumes in confidence to Ken Pappas, kpappas@dktucson.com.