Our Team

Meri Hornberger

I was head designer at a successful interior design company for two decades before I decided to follow my dream and build my own interior design company, MHD Studio in 1998. My love for design and challenge helped me to propel MHD Studio into the multifaceted company it is today.

Since its inception, MHD Studio has completed work in 10 major cities and it has hubs in Seattle, San Francisco, Chicago, Boston, Portland and Los Angeles. Along with home decorating and interior designing, MHD studio now stages for residential and corporate buildings, provides high end furniture rental services and interior photography.

I love to design spaces that people want to live in.

Victoria Tatum

A professional trained in project management and procurement Victoria has been the center piece of MHDStudio based in Seattle, WA.  A renowned organizational Jedi, Victoria maintains all workflow and client interaction for MHD Studio balancing the design requirements and client interface to assure the compelling experience each MHDstudio client deserves.

A lifelong interior creator herself, Victoria brings her own style and grace to the iteration process and assures the design team is synced with the client.  An avid hiker, wife, mother, and grandmother Victoria produces a life balance while attaining her professional commitment to exceptional service to MHDstudio.

Cole Alexander

Cole is the Project Manager and lead Interior Designer for all of MHD Studio’s commercial and residential design specification projects in the United States. He has a Bachelors of Science degree in Interior Design from the Art Institutes School of Design in Orange County, CA.

His favorite projects mix various styles of design in a clean environment where the end result are luxurious spaces with a uniquely refined point of view.  With over 10 years experience in high end residential interiors, Cole is known for his custom approach to suit the individual needs of each project and client.

Nicole Olson

Nicole is a design specialist for Portland area projects and a member of the design travel team.  She is MHD’s preferred Realtor in the Portland metro area, specializing in residential sales of single family homes, condos, and multi-family dwellings.

With her extensive background in real estate, Nicole appreciates how elements of style and trends are ever changing.  An associate since 2009, Nicole’s upbeat personality and creative style are consistent with the projects in which she is involved.

Tara Cotner

Tara is the Project Manager and Lead Designer for our Portland area projects and also a member of the design travel team. She is a certified designer who discovered her love for interiors through her extensive background including visual merchandising, retail management, and home consultation.

She loves turning a blank slate into a reflection of the client’s aesthetic while maintaining overall function of the space. With over 8 years of design experience in commercial and residential interiors, Tara enjoys all different styles of design from traditional to contemporary.

Melissa Horn

Melissa is the head of Marketing for MHD Studio. Melissa has an extensive background in business development, project management and events. She has worked for 3 Fortune 500 companies in her 11-year professional career.

Her love for events and design brought her to MHD Studio where she feels that she is able to blend her business and project management skills with her true passion for events and design.

Mirella Ortiz

Mirella has been with MHD Studio since 1998. She leads our maintenance and construction crew for high end models and interior design projects. She specializes in making sure every project is perfect by overseeing the final touches including: perfectly ironed sheets, immaculate model units, and smart interior painting.