Founder / CEO
Rebecca, Trestles’ CEO, is an outgoing, spirited leader who guides creative teams to achieve powerful results and unleash their distinct competitive advantages. Since a young age, Rebecca has been passionate about the power of well-designed experiences and environments to transport and thrill audiences. Rebecca started Trestles in 2012 while finishing a masters at Savannah College of Art and Design. She brings an eclectic professional background in qualitative market research, design strategy, and angel investment advising to bear on her day-to-day work. A natural innovator, Rebecca is always pushing the envelope of what is possible, both for Trestles and for its clients.
Prior to co-founding Trestles, Rebecca held many roles, including as Director of Artist Relations at Wedgwood Circle; Content Director at Hanover Research; and Consultant at Motiv Strategies, a service design consultancy. On a typical week, you’ll find Rebecca training her team in innovation methods, inspiring other entrepreneurs or intrapreneurs, leading a project to transform an organization’s culture or brand, or coaching a business leader on how to drive better results through authenticity.
Rebecca is an active speaker on the topics of design strategy, innovation, and service design. She has served as a coach and judge at Triangle Startup Weekend, a mentor to Design Thinking DC, an invited panelist at Hopscotch Design Festival and Richmond UX, and a speaker at Triangle UXPA. When she’s not working, you’ll find Rebecca scoping out the newest, most tantalizing spots and she’s sure to share them with you on your next outing.