Matt is a guiding force and a natural mentor who gives his team opportunities to flourish. He provides exceptional leadership and creative vision to all his projects. As enthusiastic as he is creative, Matt’s passion for innovative design solutions leads to unique, memorable projects specifically suited to his clients’ needs. A native of Northern Idaho, he holds a pilot license and earned his Architectural Design degree from North Idaho College. He spends his weekends outdoors, hiking with his family, hanging out on their boat and dirt biking. During the winter, he takes to the mountains to play and is a chaperone at Schweitzer Mountain Resort for the local youth ski club.
Rosie co-founded Selkirk Design in 2017 with her husband Matt. She put her business and graphic design background to work contributing to the current success of the company. Her energy and enthusiasm helps create a positive working environment for the team. Rosie’s experience is firmly rooted in leadership development, working as a head youth leadership director for several non-profit organizations. She has a passion for supporting students and volunteers see their leadership skills actualized. In her free time, you can find her boating, camping, cooking and skiing with her family. She has a love for paddle boarding and is always looking for new trails to hike.
Originally from Brazil, Italo graduated from Faculdades Nordeste S.A. (Fanor) with a degree in Architecture. As a licensed Architect in Brazil, he ran his own small firm pursuing residential architecture and interior design. Italo brings more than 12 years of experience in residential design and architecture to his role at Selkirk Design Company. He holds a truly global view of architecture and its potential as a positive influence on every life. As a mentor to staff, he demonstrates how architecture creates community and design becomes an influential ambassador. An avid soccer fan, he loves the sport because “the running never stops.” He also enjoys perfecting his swing on the local golf courses of Northern Idaho, relaxing and clearing his mind.
Energetic and engaging, Dante brings an imaginative approach to design. He began his career in a different field but was driven to architecture by a craving for creativity and a belief that design has the power to elevate our everyday lives. A background in design gives him appreciation for how art informs the built environment. He received his bachelor’s in design at age 20 from Pacific University. Finding ways to shape his surroundings gives him a unique perspective in translating a client’s vision. As a civic engagement leader, he spearheaded several “Place Making” and community outreach events in his hometown city of Portland. As a recording musician and inventor for 3 patent-pending projects, you’ll likely find him spending his weekends tinkering with whatever project he’s got himself into this time.
Whether it is looking at the smallest detail or the big picture, James brings a can-do spirit and attitude that works toward getting the most out of every endeavor. Originally from Asotin, Washington, he earned his Bachelor’s in Architecture from Washington State University. James served two combat tours in Iraq where he leveraged the architecture expertise he gained at WSU. His easy-going manner, attention to detail and strategic thinking have gained the confidence of those who work with him. In his free time, he can usually be found golfing with a club, or with a frisbee. He also enjoys fishing, working on projects around his house and relaxing with his cat, “Kitty Kitty.”
Kevin grew up in the California Foothills in the town of Exeter. He received his pilot’s license at the age of 16 and earned his degree from College of the Sequoias, outside Los Angeles. Working for a number of Architects, he gained a passion for design excellence and problem solving. Kevin also has a background in construction, working on homes ranging from modern to log & timber frame. This unique diverse perspective allowed Kevin to hit-the-ground-running collaborating with the Selkirk design team. In the summer, you will find him boating on Lake Ponderay and the surrounding rivers. He also enjoys dirt bike riding near his home in the Pacific Northwest and spending time with his family.
Krys’ management abilities, coupled with her film production background, brings a unique perspective to the Selkirk Design team. She earned her bachelor’s from Cal State University Northridge with an emphasis on film production. Her versatility and open personality, allows for smooth communication across all levels. She has a passion for quality and enjoys her position collaborating with the talented team of creatives. Knowing how important a home is for long-term happiness, Krys joined Selkirk Design to be a part a team that creates dream homes. She moved to Sandpoint to enjoy family, outdoors and the local happenings the city has to offer. In her free time, you can find her gardening and chasing sunspots around her home.