JAMIE GOLD, CKD, CAPS, MCCWC
Kitchen, Bath and Wellness Design Consulting
My love of design started in childhood. My father, a weekend craftsman, could create
After two degrees and three decades working in media and marketing, I found my way back to my residential design passion in 2004. While I lack my father’s carpentry skills, he did pass along his love of quality, craftsmanship
Since then, I’ve earned Certified Kitchen Designer and Certified Aging in Place Specialist designations and three Houzz awards. I also started my own kitchen and bath design company (after three years working on remodels and custom projects), wrote two kitchen and bath design books, continued to write articles and blog posts and give presentations, and was named to Kitchen & Bath Design News’ inaugural 50 Innovators roster.
Most recently, I completed the Mayo Clinic’s Certified Wellness Coaching program coursework. My goal in becoming a Mayo Clinic Trained Wellness Coach was to expand my knowledge of health from this globally-respected medical
All of this professional success has meant a lot of sitting at a computer screen, (often followed by hours sitting in front of TV and iPhone screens) and I realized that I needed to become physically active again, as I had been in my 30s. I had been steadily gaining weight for a decade and wanted to lose the pounds and keep them off.
I was looking for ideas and motivation in 2013 when I discovered obstacle course racing. I found that I really liked working out on local trails, running, conquering fears, and challenging myself in ways I never had. I trained with a coach, got pretty fit and completed numerous endurance events since then, including a Spartan trifecta, two
This former 233-pound couch potato and workaholic found my inner athlete and a healthy career-life balance in my 50s.
In training for these events, I realized that having a well-organized kitchen made meal prep a whole lot faster and easier, that having my running and hiking gear properly stored and ready to toss into the car made me better prepared and focused for training and events, and that a hand-held showerhead with a massage setting made muscles screaming from exertion a whole lot quieter, (and cleaning grit from hard to reach places simpler).
I also learned that my design clients and readers could benefit from my active home-health connection discoveries, and so I started sharing them in consultations, projects, blog posts, speeches
I’d love to share these insights and more with you! Please let me know how I may be of service.