Rebecca may call herself an “accidental entrepreneur” but it was a happy accident! A decade after needing to reinvent her own post-divorce home this ex-Peace Corps Volunteer and once-upon-a-time ballroom dance instructor not only leads the team at her design firm Seriously Happy Homes, she also authored the book Happy Starts at Home, and coaches other aspiring designers on their path to operating successful and joy-filled businesses.
Whether she’s helping someone redesign their living room or reshape their business, she encourages folks to ignore well-meant but ill-fitting advice and figure out what *they* need in order to thrive. To this day Rebecca doesn’t care if anyone buys a new sofa (and built a business that separates product from profit so that she never has to rely on mark-ups to make a living) - she just cares that our homes, businesses, and lives work for us.
In addition to proudly serving on the board of Heritage Design School, Rebecca has been seen at Town Hall Seattle, Ignite Seattle, Seattle Magazine, Success Magazine, Bustle, New Day Northwest, and Seattle Refined, and is the proud recipient of the MBA design award for “modest budget, big impact” - an award in perfect alignment with her business and life values.
Rebecca is a world traveler and a Scotch drinker. She can’t resist a costume party or a cat video, and has a weakness for Oreos and Taco Bell.