IDS Las Vegas Chapter Team

    OUR MISSION: To strengthen and grow the Interior Design Society Las Vegas by providing our members with valuable education, resources, programs and services to aid them in their path to professionalism in residential interior design.

    President
    Julie Porter
    Julie Porter Associates
    e-mail: Julie@JPorterAssociates.com

    Julie Porter is a Certified Interior Designer. Owner of Julie Porter Associates since 1989, Julie creates designs that inspire solutions for individual lifestyles, specializing in custom residential and commercial design. Julie served as Vice-President of the Interior Design Society, Las Vegas in 2014 and 2015. She is a member of  the National Association of Women in Construction since 1990 and also a member of the American Society of Interior Design since 2014. “I love the Interior Design Society on a local and national level. This is an organization that truly supports community."

    Vice President
    Diane Cabral
    Diane Cabral Interiors
    e-mail: dlcimpressions@aol.com

    I have been in the design/construction industry in Las Vegas since the 1970's, starting out in the general contracting field.  In my capacity with Martin-Harris, a major general contracting firm, I worked on several design build projects as well as holding the position of Project Manager.  In addition, I have worked for major high end interior design firms prior to opening my own studio in 1998 where I worked on designing projects in Las Vegas and California.  I am nationally certified through the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) and a Registered Interior Designer with the Nevada State Architectural Board and a professional member of the American Society of Interior Designs (ASID).  I am also a member and Vice President of Interior Design Society.  Some of my projects include high end residential projects from new construction to remodeling, banks, cosmetic surgery centers, doctors offices, lawyers offices and jewelry stores to name a few.

    Secretary
    Kelle Heming
    Dunn Edwards Paint
    e-mail: kelle.heming@dunnedwards.com

    Kelle has served the Southern Nevada Design and Construction community for 24 years. She started her career as a hospitality interior designer working on many notable projects from hotels/casinos to restaurants, theaters and retail spaces. She has taken her technical and problem solving skills to the construction sector as an estimator and project engineer for large commercial and hospitality contractors. She is now enjoying her time as a product representative serving the design and architectural communities. In addition to her role for IDS, Kelle serves on a committee for NEWH and  IIDA, and sits on the AIA A19 Tour Committee, as well as, helping out where ever needed for each organization. The personal joy of Kelle’s life is being a mom to her son, serving as room mom for his class, watching his sporting events, Angels baseball, Golden Knights hockey and spending time with her friends and family.

    Public Relations & Historian Chairman
    Ken Vacca
    Elan Collections
    e-mail: Ken@elancollections.net

    Entertainment Chairman
    John Eisele
    Cambria
    e-mail: john.eisele@cambriausa.com

    Originally from New York, John Eisele formerly served as Global Director of Customer Service for AIG's e-Business division for 5 years.  Prior to that, he was appointed as the National Customer Care Manager for AT&T Wireless Service while simultaneously maintaining his role in various Performing Art productions. ??After moving to Las Vegas in 2003, Mr. Eisele served as Director of Sales and Broker for the downtown Juhl project which introduced him to the world of construction, floor plan analysis, design selection and installation project management.  After this project was completed, Mr. Eisele served as Director of Operations for the Las Vegas Defense Group for over half a decade and later transitioned into the Design Community as the Southern NV, Northern AZ Market Representative for Cambria USA.?? Mr. Eisele is a member of the Screen Actors Guild, Actors Equity and the American Federation of Radio and Television Artists.  He graduated with Honors from Dominican College of Blauvelt Summa Cum Laude and is delighted to serve on the Board for the Las Vegas Chapter of the Interior Design Society.??