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StoneWorks and the NKBA Coastal Chapter

If you want to know where to find the local experts in Kitchen and Bath Design, look no further than the Georgia/South Carolina Coastal chapter of the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA). StoneWorks' own Shannon Baltzegar serves as a Chapter Officer. She and her fellow Chapter Officers recently attended the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) in Orlando. The theme for this year’s show was “Where the Future is Defined.” Certified Kitchen and Bath Designers from all over the country gathered to listen to expert speakers, attend educational sessions and have some fun learning about the challenges the industry has overcome and where it’s headed in the future.

The Georgia/South Carolina Coastal chapter of NKBA is home to some of the country’s most qualified professionals in the industry. Keep reading to meet the Georgia/South Carolina Coastal 2022 Chapter Officers of the NKBA:


Owner and President of Cotter & Associates, LLC, Jay Cotter is the newly elected President of the local NKBA chapter. With fourteen years experience in the retail design and sales side of the kitchen and bath industry, he previously served as the Membership Chair for the past five years. His business is a highly acclaimed consulting firm dedicated to the kitchen and bath industry.


Shannon Baltzegar is serving the local NKBA Chapter for the first time in 2022 as the Programs Chair. She will be in charge of securing venues and organizing the educational meetings. All meetings are geared toward educating members with speaking engagements and accredited Continuing Education Events. Her goal is to make these events fun, nerdy, and friendly learning experiences! Shannon is the Sales Manager at StoneWorks of the Lowcountry.


Jamie Gillis, a Certified Kitchen Designer with Custom Cabinets in Savannah, has been involved with the local chapter of the association for more than 15 years and now serves as Communications Chair. She believes that the NKBA has been a wonderful source for her continuing education and growing relationships with like-minded professionals. Jamie says having the network of kitchen and bath professionals to draw knowledge from has made all the difference in her career.


Sheri Kicklighter currently serves as the Membership Chair of the NKBA GA/SC Coastal Chapter. Before becoming Membership Chair, Sheri served as the Programs Chair for five years. Sheri has over 20 years of experience in the surfacing materials industry. She currently works as a Senior Market Representative for Cambria. Previously, she worked for Cosentino and DuPont. Her clients include fabricators, designers, builders and millwork companies.


Serving as the Communications Chair for the GA/SC Coastal chapter of NKBA for the past four years, Deidra Mercer oversees promotion of the chapter, its members, and activities to both trade and consumer audiences. She has six years of experience in the kitchen and bath industry and is a cabinetry designer with H2 Builders in Bluffton.


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