Cara Wank

Design Consultant

Cara received her bachelor’s degree in Interior Design from West Virginia University and spent time studying art and design at the Lorenzo de’ Medici Institute in Florence, Italy. With over a decade of residential design experience, Cara has gained the skill sets needed to accompany her natural sense for space planning and understands communication with clients is key to determine their lifestyle comfort and functionality they desire of their remodel project. It is her passion that will help her clients create a home that they will cherish and enjoy for many years to come.

In her free time, Cara enjoys traveling, eating good food, and spending time outdoors with her two young and energetic boys, wonderful husband, and two pugs, Mushroom and Panda.

Kelly Dean

Design Consultant

Kelly received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia, where she double majored in English and Art History. Upon graduating from UVA, she landed in the field of Human Resource Management. After many years working in the field she found that the need to express herself creatively was not being met. With an eye toward creativity, she began her career in the remodeling industry in 2014. Kelly also continued her arts-based education and went on to receive an associates of applied science degree in Interior Design.

Kelly is passionate about design and is committed to creating safe, beautiful, and functional spaces. In her spare time, she loves to indulge her other passions, photography, books, music, and travel.

Julia Wolfgang

Design Consultant

Julia received her Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design from the University of Maryland in College Park.  Her creativity was sparked at an early age coming from a family of furniture makers and home builders. With over 25 years of experience in the interior design industry encompassing residential and commercial design installations, she brings her seasoned skills to every project undertaken.  Julia enjoys collaborating with clients to reimagine and create the spaces of their dreams while incorporating their personal aesthetics and paying close attention to details and function.  Whether she’s reorganizing a space for improved function and enjoyment or selecting finishes that bring a room to life, she strives to inspire and design interiors that exceeds the client’s expectations.

As a previous business owner of a successful high-end design and manufacturing company, she has also completed commissioned design projects for companies such as Thomasville Furniture, The Limited Brand Company and a nationally recognized fabric retailer.

Julia resides in Alexandria, tries her hand at painting, and loves to shower her special needs rescue cat Popeye with affection.

Scott Berger

Production Coordinator

Scott is a native Virginian, born and raised in Springfield, currently lives in Alexandria. He is helping us out at Foster Remodeling while in college taking classes in Mechanical Engineering. Scott is a great worker and helps out in any areas that we need him. When he’s not working and going to school, he enjoys camping, golfing and any other outdoor activities.

Brian Penater

Estimating and Purchasing Manager

Brian has over twenty years of construction experience and is EPA Lead Certified. The amount of pride he takes in his work shows in his finished projects. His motto is “It’s perfect, but it will have to do”. Brian looks forward to working with you and making your home just as you want it. During his time off, he enjoys spending time with his family, cooking, baking and playing an occasional round of golf.

Joshua Britton

Architectural Designer

Joshua is an Architectural Designer/Drafter and received a Degree in Computer Aided Drafting and Design From ITT tech in Norfolk, VA. Joshua has over 20 years of cumulative experience designing home plans for a custom builder in Colonial Williamsburg, VA, and drafting plans for an Architectural Firm in Newport News, VA focusing on Traditional Neighborhood Developments. He works with all the latest CAD software to show clients their final layout in 3D. Joshua is married with two boys and is very involved/coaching in local area Boy scouts & Sport leagues. He enjoys taking his family to National Parks for outdoor hiking & sightseeing.

Kayla Shoff

Design Consultant

Kayla Shoff is a perceptive designer with a knack for problem solving.  Her discovery began at a young age while watching her father with a vast amount of small home renovation projects; patiently waiting for any opportunity to help.  Kayla’s real involvement then began with a bachelor’s degree in Interior Design from Indiana University of Pennsylvania where she studied everything from eye-catching material choices to functional space planning. After graduation, she continued to gain remodeling experience through diverse employment opportunities allowing her to become well-rounded in all aspects of the design industry. She is very passionate about high-quality design solutions and takes pride in creating a long-term value for her clients’ homes. Because of her background in plumbing, she enjoys bathroom remodeling projects, but also loves any design challenge that can be thrown her way. In her down time, she loves to cook and hang out with her family.