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The Dallas Design Team

Nikki James

Design Studio Manager
Hello! My name is Nikki James, and I am the Design Studio Manager at the award-winning Studio by Ashton Woods. I am beyond thrilled to have the opportunity to meet you and your family to guide you through one of the most incredible journeys you will ever experience, building a new home! Having started in the homebuilding industry as a Sales Consultant in 2004, I have had the opportunity to help homeowners find their new home to build countless memories in for years. Although I cherished this experience, the idea of helping others create their home, their haven, their pride and joy, is the best opportunity I could ask for. As the Design Studio Manager, I am passionate about what inspires you and making your inspiration come to life through personalizing your new home. The Studio by Ashton Woods is filled with endless possibilities to make your new home uniquely yours. Let my talented team and I guide you through this incredible journey by getting to know you, your story, your inspiration and in the end, have a design that is just as exceptional as you!

Denise Dwyer

Lead Design Studio Consultant
Meet Denise, Lead Design Consultant at the award-winning Studio by Ashton Woods. Since the age of 15, Denise has been passionate about working with colors, textures, and all things design. Although having an Accounting degree rather than a specific design field degree, her love and passion for design lead her to be a self-employed design consultant for two years prior to joining the Ashton Woods design team. With her extraordinary attention to detail and accounting background, she has found these strengths to be invaluable to her career as a designer. Denise’s favorite part of working as a designer in the homebuilding industry is helping her clients dream home come to life. When she isn’t translating buyer dreams into reality, she enjoys catching up on fashion and color trends, designing her own dream home, and spending time with friends and family. Ballroom dancing has become a second love of hers and she competes regularly around the world. Denise is a prime example of how inspiration can truly come from anywhere. Best advice, “Have fun! Playing with colors and sharing your ideas with your Designer will help your vision come to life.”

Ali Stockton

Design Consultant
Meet Ali, one of the many talented Dallas Design Consultants. Ali is a native Texan, born and raised in North Texas. She studied both Interior Design and Communications at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. Upon graduation, Ali moved to Frisco, Texas to launch her career. After entering the job market, she built her first home from scratch. This unique experience allowed her to see firsthand how personalization influences her surroundings and just how fun, rewarding and creative the homebuilding process truly is. This exciting opportunity became the perfect outlet for her to express her passion for design and her passion for people. Inspired to help others experience the sensational joy of building a new home, she joined the homebuilding industry in 2013. When Ali isn’t working with clients, she loves to watch movie marathons and go on walks with her family. She is grateful for an amazing community of coworkers, friends and family – all of whom motivate her to cultivate purposeful, positive relationships with everyone she meets.

Jennifer Ekmark

Design Consultant
Meet Jennifer, one of the many talented Dallas Design Consultants. Born and raised in a northern suburb of Dallas, she now calls the wonderful city of Frisco home. Having originally studied Marketing in college, she became fascinated with the ever-changing homebuilding industry. In 2005, Jennifer was hired as a Design Contractor for a large homebuilder and is honored to still be in the homebuilding industry today. Jennifer joined Ashton Woods in 2015 and loves being creative and bold in the execution of her designs. She loves to help her clients personalize their homes knowing they will make forever memories with their families. This joy motivates her every single day!

Karina Pruitt

Design Studio Consultant
Meet Karina, one of the many talented Dallas Design Consultants at the award-winning Studio by Ashton Woods. After graduating from Texas A&M University, she began her career in the homebuilding industry. She knew the time was right to transition into design after dedicating over 15 years to construction project management. Karina has embraced a design philosophy focused on attention to detail while blending the homeowner’s personal style and her creative design visions. Her commitment to excellence is translated into each studio appointment by listening to the homeowner’s goals and desires and then executing their vision. Karina’s philosophy is simple, dream big and allow those dreams to inspire you to create a space that is a true reflection of your passions in life! In her free time, Karina enjoys spending quality time with her family, going to concerts, traveling the globe and is on a quest to visit all Major League Ballparks across the country.

Krystal Taylor

Design Studio Consultant
Meet Krystal, one of the many talented Dallas Design Studio Consultants at The Studio by Ashton Woods. Krystal Taylor began her design career in 2006 after graduating from the University of North Texas with a degree in Home Furnishing Merchandising. After exploring several avenues of design, she realized her true passion was designing for new home construction. She believes, “a good foundation is the key to everything in life; and with building a new home, having a great design palette to build your lifestyle around is super important. It sets the overall tone, the foundation of you who are, and how that is reflected in your home.” Her goal is to make sure everyone leaves the award-winning Studio excited and confident about their new home's design.

Robin Durossette

Design Studio Coordinator
Meet Robin, the talented Design Studio Coordinator at The Studio by Ashton Woods. Robin has a sincere passion for helping others. “Working at The Studio allows me to touch the lives of every buyer by making their experience exciting and comfortable. My goal is that you enjoy every second of your selection process. When it comes to design, I believe that you should go with your heart. What inspires you and makes you happy is all that matters.” Robin loves all things vintage. You will find her exploring flea markets and spending time with her son in her free time!