Zoe joined the Metke team in July 2021 as a Junior Designer after a 6-month internship. She was born and raised in Santa Cruz County on the Central California Coast. She has loved interior design since she was little. Her grandpa had been an art director and set designer for movies in Hollywood and as a kid, she spent hours drafting with him in his studio. As much as she loved interior design, she never realized it could be a career option. She graduated from the University of California Santa Cruz in 2014 with a BA in European history. While she doesn’t use that degree officially, the education she received and the skills she learned are invaluable. After moving to Portland, OR in 2017 she found Portland Community College’s interior design program. She completed her Associate of Applied Sciences in Interior Design from Portland Community College in June 2021. Prior to her job at Metke Remodeling, she was a nanny for 9 years where she learned the value of consistency, empathy, and clear communication, and also the importance of having fun.
Zoe loves the quirky details of old homes and enjoys working on projects that focus on preserving the historical integrity of homes and neighborhoods. She also likes to create connections between interior spaces and their exterior landscape to bring the outside in. Green and warm earthy tones are her favorites, especially when layered with organic materials and fun textures. Her favorite aspect of interior design, though, is creating warm and welcoming spaces that are unique to each clients’ individual needs.