Drue has a strong passion for Kitchen & Bath design, along with a large knowledge base of technical aspects, that she will bring to her students. After studying for a degree in Visual Communications at Western Washington University she moved to a small Florida town where she helped to open a satellite office for St. Charlies of Palm Beach, a high end Kitchen & Bath firm. It was here that her skills were honed not only in design, but construction, project management and the interpersonal skills necessary to be part of a successful team.
While working with the President of Windsor Polo Club on his own Kitchen, she was asked to be the developments consultant working with several well-known international architects and designers. Her work at Windsor was featured in the 50th Anniversary issue of Florida Architecture as well as Metropolitan Home. It was here that Drue partnered with a highly skilled craftsman to produce one of a kind custom kitchens, developed a name for herself and became an independent designer.
Moving back to the NW, Drue continued to partner with small custom shops and worked on Sun Valley homes, Seattle penthouses and waterfront properties. At this time she began working in the remodeling industry, consulting for several high end contractors and giving seminars to the public on various remodeling subjects from Universal Design to How to Begin a Remodel. Loving to teach has brought her to Heritage Design School, where she hopes not only to instill a love of Kitchen & Bath Design in her students, but the skills necessary to be highly successful.