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Our staff at Rabbit Creek is here to serve you! We are committed to providing exemplary customer service with concise, timely answers to any questions you may have.
We are passionate and enthusiastic about the brands we sell, and eager to share our knowledge with you. Contact any of our friendly experts for help and advice with any of your interior design needs. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 612-354-7102.
Owner and CEO of Rabbit Creek
Growing up in Atlanta, Susan Thayer’s entrepreneurial spirit developed at an early age as she could often be found early Saturday morning rearranging her bedroom and selling what wasn’t wanted any longer at the end of the driveway. A true Southern Belle, the neighbors in her community found it hard to resist her charisma and personality.
Susan’s professional career began in downtown Atlanta where she brokered lumber and decking for Georgia-Pacific Corporation, fostered long standing relationships with national home builders, and created a unique buying experience for new homeowners selecting designs and finishes. Her reputation for service continued to develop and has become the hallmark of her success today.
Her experience in the residential home industry spurred Susan to continue her education in design and architecture classes. The furniture industry was fascinating to Susan, and she eventually came to Minnesota as a territory representative for the Hickory Chair Company before starting Rabbit Creek.
Susan sits on the American Society of Interior Designers Board of Directors and is a member of the Women’s Presidents Organization. Her community involvement has centered on assisting those with special needs through Minnesota Life College and The Arc of the Greater Twin Cities.
Hickory Chair Showroom Manager
With over 25 years of both architectural and interior design experience, Mark will guide you to the perfect piece to complete your design. Having done design projects all over the country, he has a flare in all aspects of design whether it be a traditional, transitional, or contemporary style.
In his spare time, (which isn’t much!), he can be found on one of the cities lakes golfing or kayaking with his partner Steve. Mark enjoys travel, creative cooking and baking, and spending time with family and friends over a great glass of wine.
Showroom Manager - Highland House / Regina Andrew Design
Bringing over 30 years of design experience and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota, Gwen is ready to educate you and your clients to create the perfect design and help elevate your spaces with mixing textures and colors with her vast industry knowledge. It is her mantra that everyone can afford good design.
On the weekend, you can find Gwen in the garden with her Golden Labrador Gracie or cooking for her family.
Visual Comfort Gallery Showroom Manager
With a background in photography, Adam made the transition to lighting and design over 12 years ago and has been passionate about it ever since. He came on board in 2015 where his passion has spilled over into helping customers and their clients select the perfect, and most appropriate piece for their projects.
Adam enjoys entertaining, walking along the Minneapolis riverfront and spending time with Roxie, his rambunctious Jack Russell Terrier.
Matt was welcomed to the Rabbit Creek team in March of 2015 as an intern before graduating with a degree in interior design from Century College in Minneapolis. We quickly discovered his innate ability to make us rock stars on social media and advanced his position from intern to Marketing Coordinator.
You can find Matt in any one of the three Rabbit Creek showrooms facilitating the customer experience and capturing photos he can use on all digital publications. A perfect weekend morning for Matt means rising early, tidying the home he shares with his husband Jon and sipping iced mochas.