Stephanie Thornton Plymale is the owner and CEO of Heritage School of Interior Design. Heritage is headquartered in Portland, OR, and also operates in Denver, CO and most recently expanded to Seattle, WA. Heritage School of Interior Design is an intensive program designed to fully equip students for a career in interior design by combining a hands-on education with a full complement of technical courses.
Stephanie owned an independent design firm for eighteen years, serving hundreds of residential and commercial clients, prior to taking over Heritage School of Interior Design. Stephanie is also a mother of three and has been married for thirty years to her high school sweetheart. In addition to her career with Heritage, Stephanie is also the author of American Daughter, her memoir, and recently founded theHeritage Home Foundation, which serves our foster youth and homeless community.
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.
Stephanie’s podcast, Overcoming, is coming soon! The Overcoming podcast will feature interviews between Stephanie and extraordinary people who have overcome significant obstacles and share her passion for telling their stories in a quest to inspire and lift up others.