The ultimate success of a design project relies on the integration of creative ideas between all participating visionaries — the client and the designer. Great design thinking occurs when a client is able to share a personal point of view of what they want the kitchen, bath or living space to express.
RIKB’s talented designers can contribute their expert opinions and act as a creative bridge between the client vision and the finished outcome. Recognized for creating lasting relationships built on integrity and ideas, it is important to our team to manage the project with attention to detail and budget.
Prudence Stoddard, CAPS, UDCP, CKD Director of Design
As Rhode Island Kitchen & Bath’s Director of Design, Prudence is at ease designing in any style ranging from traditional to contemporary. Keeping a constant eye on design trends, she understands the small nuances that turn design elements into statement-making styles. Her strong technical knowledge – from plumbing to installation – allows her to guide her clients throughout the remodel process.
She is passionate at helping clients create one-of-a-kind spaces that are not only functional and beautiful, but complements their needs and lifestyles. A graduate of Rhode Island School of Design with a certificate in interior design, Prudence taught undergraduate courses in kitchen and bath design until 2015.
She holds the Certified Kitchen Designer (CKD) designation, is a Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS), is a UDCP (Universal Design Certified Professional) and is a member of the National Kitchen and Bath Association.
Rose Champagne, CAPS, Design Consultant, UDCP
“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.
Rose has a distinct niche at Rhode Island Kitchen & Bath – assisting clients in designing functional solutions to overcome mobility and aging challenges. As a visionary, Rose has the unique capability of walking into a space and visualizing the possibilities to transform the room – no matter the budget or time frame.
She enjoys designing kitchens, baths and other areas of a home to make her client’s everyday lives easier. Rose entered the design field after 20 years in retail design and visual merchandising. Her artistic eye for visual displays and her customer service skills have allowed her to make her client’s kitchen and bath dreams a reality.
Rose is a Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) and has been with RIKB since 1998.
Kara Travisono, Design Consultant, UDCP
“Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve”
Kara is a detail-oriented designer; listening and understanding clients’ needs and budgets to create beautiful and functional spaces. Kara considers her client’s individual taste and is at ease designing in any style – from traditional to contemporary and any genre in-between.
Kara’s most recently worked on floor plan layouts and designing custom furniture for the Rhode Island Design Center. In her role as a designer for R.I. Kitchen & Bath, Kara specializes in space planning and maximizing design layout functionality for kitchens and bathrooms and ensures consistent and clear communication with the installation and project management teams from start to finish.
A graduate of the New England Institute of Technology, Kara earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Design and was awarded the Faculty Senior Thesis Award for Excellence in Design.
Kara is a fitness enthusiast and personal trainer. When she is not designing, she spends time studying nutrition or enjoying a strength training class. She stays on top of the latest trends and innovative kitchen and bath products by frequently attending NKBA seminars and is currently working toward design certifications.
Tracy Amoroso, Design Consultant
“You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality.”
– Walt Disney
Tracy’s interest in design began when she was a teenager and saw the gingerbread cottages in Martha’s Vineyard for the first time. It was this trip that inspired her to pursue a degree in Historic Preservation from Roger Williams University. While she chose a slightly different path from her formal education, Tracy found over the years that being a kitchen & bath designer was a natural progression for her since she spent so many years learning about and exploring the field of architecture and design. She even married an architect and he inspires her everyday with his work.
Her career as a designer began at Home Depot where she worked for seven years before going over to Lowes. She realized that she truly enjoyed helping customers design spaces that are not only beautiful but functional as well.
When not at work, Tracy enjoys spending time with her family, cake decorating, attending Zumba classes, reading and photography. She’s also a huge Disney fan as well!
Billie Senzek, Design Consultant
“Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.”
– Franklin D. Roosevelt
Bringing over 10 years of design experience to Rhode Island Kitchen & Bath, Billie has inspired and excited her clients with her enthusiastic and gifted approach to design. Along with her eye for detail, her unique and creative talent, and her experience working for kitchen design centers at various lumberyards has resulted in her impeccable reputation to create functional spaces that delight.
Billie’s specialties range from kitchen and bath remodels to new construction, to Aging in Place projects, which incorporate every aspect of design. Her passion for people and design is evident in all that she does and is the cornerstone of her success.