Meet Our Team

At Design Therapy, we are very proud of our staff. We have built a team that is focused on building relationship with our customers. Each of us have a natural love for helping people as well as home decor. We have worked hard to build a unique company culture where all of our team feel like they have ownership over our business. With all of us working together to choose products, research trends and decorate our store, Design Therapy is ever changing and evolving to reflect our diverse perspectives and tastes.



Jenny loves being the co-owner of Design Therapy. Her long history of working in customer service, background in marketing and love for her community make this the perfect fit for her. She believes that building good relationships is the key to a successful business and works hard with her team to help find the perfect pieces for their customers. Jenny is also very proud of her community involvement including Boards such as The Today N Tomorrow Learning Society, Downtown Courtenay Business Improvement Association, and The Rotary Club of the Comox Valley. 




Most of our customers know Todd as the smiling delivery guy. Although as a co-owner of Design Therapy, he spends most of his time in the back ground and doing deliveries & set up for our customers, during his spare time he is an avid golfer and mountain biker. He has competed in the BC Bike Race and currently serves on the Board of Directors for UROC (United Riders of Cumberland).




Michelle moved to Vancouver Island from Calgary in 2015 after working many years in the oil patch, and she is hooked!! She started working for Design Therapy shortly after, and quickly became an important part of our team. After a short hiatus away, she has come back to join Design Therapy. Her excellent organization skills and love for customer service make her the perfect addition to our team. She has two great adult boys back in Alberta, whom she tries to visit often. When she is not organizing our special orders or pricing new inventory, you will find Michelle in the woods running or on the water paddling. She is also active in the community with volunteering for various groups.


Carley moved to the island from Toronto after graduating from University. With experience in customer service, she enjoys helping customers and getting to use her creativity skills, which makes Design Therapy the perfect fit. On her spare time Carley loves going for hikes and doing many other outdoor activities. But most importantly uses some of those creativity skills in baking yummy treats!
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The youngest of a family of eleven children, Rachelle’s passion for beautiful spaces began in childhood. Her letters to Santa read: “ new bed spread and toss cushions in my coordinating colours please”.  She is a student of interior design since 1994 and has over twenty years experience in customer service and merchandizing . Rachelle’s other hats include Professional Organizing,Landscape plan / gardening and wall paper installation for her clients. Upholstery is in her wheelhouse too.
She treasures her family ,(husband ,young son and fur babies as well as extended ), her community and nature. 
After a seven year stint in the Private Yachting industry, Zyanya has recently arrived back home to the Comox Valley. She has a true passion for creating beautiful spaces, and loves working closely with our clients to curate an environment in which they feel most at home. In her spare time, you’ll find her eating good food with good people, and adventuring outdoors.
Asli recently returned to her hometown of Courtenay after spending several years on the mainland and living in various provinces across Canada. She has an education in Graphic Design and Expressive Arts Therapy. Her love for creativity and desire to work with, and help others, drew her to work at Design Therapy. 

Marianne grew up on the North Island and lived in Alberta for a few years where she had her son before moving back to Vancouver Island. She has travelled to exotic locations and continues to explore the world especially if it involves horses which are a big part of her life. She loves to cook and try new places to eat at along the way. She comes from a customer service background and her goal is to make sure that you find everything you are looking for to make your design ideas come true.