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.

Cathy Vivas

Design Assistant

Cathy has a degree in Psychology from University of Maryland. She has a work history of working with kids with special needs and transitioned in to design 5 years ago. She received her degree in Interior Design from Marymount University. She has a background in assisting homeowners in selections, everything from custom upholstery to countertops. In her spare time, she leads her daughter’s Girl Scout Troop.

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 12 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.

Kirstie McMahon

Sales and Showroom Manager

Kirstie has spent most of her life in the Northern Virginia area and graduated from Radford University. Upon graduation she started working in sales and construction, and has been part of the Foster Family since 2014. Her passion for remodeling and homeownership shows in the work she does at Foster as the Sales and Showroom Manager.

Kirstie loves working with people, has a rescue pet at home, and enjoys cooking and gardening in her free time.

Dory Clemens

Design Consultant

Dory is an award-winning designer whose projects received 2 Chrysalis National Design Awards and a Silver Master Design Award in 2018.

Her work has been featured in Arlington Magazine, Fairfax County times and Houzz.

Dory joined Foster Remodeling Solutions in 2015 and specializes in space planning, helping homeowners reconfigure their existing homes and plan additions that are beautiful, functional and efficient. After attending Virginia Tech’s Washington Area Architectural Center (WAAC) in Alexandria, she started working in residential building and remodeling. Prior to joining Foster Remodeling Solutions, she worked for a luxury home builder in Northern VA, where she helped clients with everything from floorplans to finishes. She enjoys getting to know her clients personally, so she can create designs that perfectly compliment their current lifestyle, future goals, and aesthetic preferences. In addition to design, Dory loves being mom to two boys and one rescue puppy.

Kayla Shoff

Design Consultant

Kayla has a Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. After graduation, she gained residential remodeling experience through diverse employment opportunities that allowed 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.

Rachel Mignogna

Design Consultant

INSPIRATION: The feeling of enthusiasm you get from someone or something, that gives you new and creative ideas.

“Hi, I’m Rachel and for me this is where design begins! Throughout my 15-year design experience I have had clients ask the same question. Where do I start? My response is simple: Find your inspiration and go from there. I believe in design we can find inspiration anywhere. I am constantly in a state of cultivating and sculpting my craft. I love to research new products, design concepts and see how they will incorporate into my designs. Maybe you have been dreaming of having a certain color cabinet for your remodel, fell in love with a countertop you saw at a restaurant years ago, or are fixated with a tile pattern that you saw online. Observation is the key to inspiration and allowing this creatively to flourish is what I am here to assist you with throughout your project.

My outlook on the design process and my role as a designer, is to help guide you through the choices to create that perfect new space. An environment that you will love and cherish for years to come!”

Rachel is specialized in various customer segments from new construction to remodeling all rooms of the home. Her background and experience provide a great foundation for the relationships she forms with clients and her attention to detail. She understands the importance of being informed and helps you understand every step of the process. With an understanding of cabinetry, countertops, appliances and fixtures, she offers the perfect blend of function and inspiration to deliver an ideal turn-key experience with less stress and a lot of fun.

She is an Alexandria native, born and raised and enjoys spending family time with her husband, two active young boys and two cats…. it’s a full house!