Our Creative Team

Melinda Shirk Dorion
CO-FOUNDER

Melinda Shirk Dorion

Melinda and Pamela have been working together since 2005, when she earned her design degree and became a partner. She is fluent in facility management, space planning, interior fixtures, furniture, finishes, custom millwork, lighting and textile design. Melinda specializes in green design and has a certificate as a LEED-AP. She is a member of the United States Green Building Council for Wyoming and is passionate about sustainable fabrics and indoor air quality.

Pamela Stockton
CO-FOUNDER

Pamela Stockton

Pamela has been in Jackson Hole, Wyoming since 1989. She has a long list of highly satisfied clients in both residential and contract design. Pamela earned her design degree in 1987 and focuses on a broad range of interiors. Pamela first fell in love with the area in 1969 and later returned to raise her family. She loves this valley she calls home. Pamela is involved in the community in a variety of organizations. She has grown a business that continues to reinvent itself after 30 years.

Emily Williams Frappart
DESIGNER

Emily Williams Frappart

Emily grew up going to antique stores, flea markets, garage sales and scrap metal yards with her mother in her home state of Michigan. After graduating from Western Michigan University, Emily moved west to Jackson Hole and started down her obvious career path in design. She worked her way from design assistant to a associate designer and project manager. Emily enjoys working across all genres of design and price points. She believes design should be fun and satisfying for both the client and designer. Her fun-loving personality is a great addition to Stockton and Shirk.

Lisa Hatcher
DESIGNER

Lisa Hatcher

Originally from Michigan, Lisa earned her degree in design from Northern Arizona University. After graduating, she worked in both Commercial and Residential design in Phoenix, Arizona and Denver, Colorado. Since 2001, Lisa and her family have called the Jackson area home. Lisa has a good balance in both the technical and creative aspects of interior design. She believes her clients deserve a well-designed space that reflects their personalities.

Dawn Abrecht
DESIGNER

Dawn Abrecht

An accomplished interior designer of 30 years, Dawn was born and raised in New York. From a young age she explored the European antique shops, museums and art galleries of New York City, developing a passion for textiles and furniture. After graduating from Parsons School of Design in New York City, Dawn spent a year in Europe studying architecture, after which she opened an interior design firm on Long Island. Regularly featured in the Annual Mansion and Millionaires Designers Showcases, upon moving to California Dawn spent 7 years in West Hollywood overseeing celebrity projects. In love with the mountain lifestyle, she now uses her talents designing in Jackson and riding horses.

Shannyn Levitz
OPERATIONS MANAGER

Shannyn Levitz

Always the one to find the little things, Shannyn has an appreciation for details. She utilizes every resource to assist our clients in finding the perfect piece. Born and raised in Georgia, Shannyn is happy to now call Jackson home. With her talent in accounting and passion for customer service Shannyn is an excellent asset to our team as our operations manager.

Alexis Tapia Smith
PROJECT MANAGER

Alexis Tapia Smith

A native of Jackson, Alexis attended the University of Wyoming where she graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice. She quickly found herself coming home and working for a design firm where she found her true passion in life, Interior Design. Five years later, Alexis continues to learn the design business from the ground up having started in administration and advancing to Project Manager. She enjoys collaborating with clients to make their vision come to life by putting all the pieces together to make a beautiful thoughtful placed project.

Courtney Whiteford
OPERATIONS MANAGER

Courtney Whiteford

Courtney was born and raised in Vermont where she gained an early appreciation for design while following her parents to their antique shop and building sites. After nearly 2 decades as a business analyst, she is delighted for the opportunity to indulge her passion for design and join the team to help facilitate the growth of Elevated Living’s retail ventures!

Sonia Diaz
DESIGN ASSISTANT

Sonia Diaz

Sonia was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. She earned a BA in Fine Art with an emphasis in Printmaking from UC Santa Cruz. She attended the Universidad de Barcelona where she further developed her appreciation of art and eye for composition. As a Design Assistant, Sonia looks forward to growing alongside the talented team at Elevated Living. She believes design should be personable, utilitarian and aesthetically pleasing.