Stephanie Thornton Plymale is the owner and CEO of Heritage School of Interior Design. Heritage is headquartered in Portland, OR, but also operates in Denver, CO and most recently expanded to Seattle, WA. Heritage School of Interior Design is an intensive program designed to be completed in 3 – 9 months and fully equip students for a career in interior design by combining a hands-on design education with a full complement of technical courses.

Prior to taking over Heritage School of Interior Design, Stephanie owned an independent design firm for eighteen years serving hundreds of residential and commercial clients. Stephanie is also a mother of three and has been married for thirty years to her high school sweetheart. In addition to her career and family, Stephanie is also a Certified Master Life Coach and Certified Makeup Artist. She loves applying these skills as a volunteer trainer and speaker at Dress for Success Oregon. Stephanie is also currently collaborating on her first book to be published later this year.

Stephanie’s greatest joy in owning and operating Heritage is fostering and promoting the success of its students. Heritage graduates over 100 students each year and these students have gone on to win prestigious awards and start wildly successful businesses and careers. A key reason for our success is the broader community support we’ve received for Heritage and its students.

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