Melissa Berry | Owner & Principal Designer
After graduating from the University of Dayton, Melissa went on to study jewelry design in Southern California. Wearable design quickly and organically transformed into interior design of all varieties. Once her studies were complete she headed back to Ohio in 2007 and opened Root'd - Cincinnati. Her dreams of the West grew and she later moved to Park City, Utah in 2008, opening Root'd in Old Town in 2011. With over 13 years of design experience she thrives on exploring past and present trends - finding inspiration in experiences and people.
The joy of her career as an Interior Designer comes from getting to know clients on a personal level and working with them on a one-on-one basis. She anticipates the discovery of new trends while keeping in mind timeless design.
She lives for weekend hangs with her tribe and is inspired by them daily- husband Dave, sons Kevin & Luc, daughter Addie and dogs Buckley & Moose.
Jen Gode | Senior Designer
Growing up as one of seven in San Diego, Jen remembers spending time with her grandpa. He was an artist and fostered her creativity and ability to see things beyond what they are.
She studied business at Arizona State University, with a stint in Italy with Scuola Leonardo da Vinci studying art history. She has vast experience in visual merchandising, branding and sales. After moving to Park City eight years back, she worked as an art consultant at Main Street's own Gallery MAR. This love for art and aesthetic lent itself to an eye for design as she started her career here at Root'd.
Jen and her husband, Hans, just completed building their dream home in Peoa, UT. She enjoys running and spending time on their small, but growing farm.
Bree Lindhardt | Designer
Growing up in Utah, Bree always enjoyed skiing, hiking and all that the beautiful Wasatch Mountains have to offer. Her passions lie in visual merchandising, fashion and interpreting current home and commercial design trends. She is currently attending design school in Salt Lake City.
Bree draws inspiration from traveling, music and abstract art. She currently resides in downtown Salt Lake City with her pup, Voldi.
On any given day you can find Bree hitting the slopes, trying out a new Thai restaurant or spending time with family.
PS. She owns over 200 lipsticks.
Carolyn Stam | Ecommerce & Marketing Manager
Born and raised in Rochester, NY; Carolyn graduated from the State University of New York, College at Oneonta with a degree in Fashion & Textiles. She focused on areas of interest in Textile Science, Interior Design and Buying Strategy.
Her time spent in Italy in 2014 fostered her love for design, aesthetic and travel. Following her international stint, Carolyn moved to Utah and lived in Salt Lake City three years with her pup Charlie. She was on with Root'd as a Designer and Marketing Manager for 2 years until the East was calling her back to family. She now resides in Rochester, NY - managing all things ecommerce and marketing remotely.
She has a passion for the outdoors, good conversation, and road trips.
Audrey Alese Arias | Retail Manager
Arising from the Wasatch Mountains, Audrey is a homegrown member of our team. Having been raised in Oakley UT, our Summit County Rodeo Queen pursued theatrical performance, circus arts and musical endeavors throughout her young adult years.
The perfect merging took place as she found herself at Root'd, amidst a host of like minded designers and visionaries. She draws her enthusiasm from loved ones, natural mediums, and performance arts. Audrey holds a vivid presence for life and carries a zest for professional growth, design and visual merchandising. She loves exploring new ideas and expressions that define and influence her design sense.
She lives for her kids, Theus "Jedi" and Aria LaVon - together they are creating their dream life.