Meet The Team

Our Team

Casatopia provides a wealth of knowledge and experience in design, remodeling and custom furniture. We believe that truly superior homes and yachts are built by people of integrity, whose outstanding principles direct both the design-building process and business relationship. These principles include honesty, attention to detail, clear communication and dedication to doing things right the first time. Our goal is to build projects and relationships that embody our ethics and make a lasting contribution to the quality of life in our community.

Suzanne Connor

Senior Designer, Founder

Llicensed interior designer, NCIDQ certificate holder, MBA, MFA. From early in her career, Suzanne designed completely custom interiors on mega-yachts in South Florida. Built-in furnishings, millwork with custom-designed mouldings, and upholstered pieces were created for each vessel. These skills and a passion for fine furniture building guided Suzanne to pursue a Master of Fine Arts in furniture design. Coupling these experiences with an obsession for materials, finishes, woods, and metals, Suzanne is equipped to design and produce the perfect piece for your interior. She works tirelessly to exceed your expectations. When not designing, Suzanne is a dog mom, foodie, entrepreneur, lover of traveling, bargain hunter, and popcorn addict.

Alta Shinners

Senior Designer, Construction Management

The daughter of an AIA award-winning architect father, Alta was raised in a Bauhaus modern home in Wisconsin, surrounded by modern furnishings. Her father’s influence helped shape her love of design and enabled her to have experiences others can only dream of. In fact, she remembers being at one of her father’s first jobs as a window designer in a downtown Madison department store when Frank Lloyd Wright would stop and motion for specific objects to be slightly moved. Over her 35 years in the industry and armed with her Bachelor of Science in Interior Architecture, Alta has pursued an interest in clean, modern design while focusing on “timeless design.” She loves working with clients to help them create beautiful spaces that enhance the quality of their lives.

Russ Voisin

Interior Designer, Revit/CAD Guru

Master of Fine Arts | Licensed Interior Designer | Russ brings a sense of calm to the studio. With his island accent and uncanny ability to keep things in perspective, deadlines are met with ease.

Lonnie Coulter

Furniture Fabrication

Master of Fine Arts | Architect | CNC Master| Furniture Fanatic, Lonnie delivers details.

Maureen Portlock


Accountant | Finance | Office Management | Jersey girl at heart, Maureen spoils us with her sweet desserts and pictures of her granddaughter.


Senior Morale Expert

Lives for long walks on the beach and hiking through canyons. She is a cheese aficionado, foodie, and avid napper. Maya's wiggle brings a smile to everyone she meets.

Kristen Noffsinger

Social Marketing + PR

Soprano, dog-mom and master online-marketer, Kristen gets Casatopia noticed!