Having established a successful operation in Seattle for a Chicago-based interior design firm called RMM, Katie was told that wherever she went, RMM would follow. But within a couple of months of opening the Dallas branch, RMM was acquired, and the new company informed Katie they did not want to include the Dallas office in the acquisition. Already having discovered the Dallas market to be friendly to newcomers with determination and market savvy (and a little moxie, on the side), Katie did not let the change in plans deter her. Instead, she decided to chart her own path by creating INTERPRISE, The Design Resource. Katie quickly proceeded to pick up new clients. And soon, she was well on her way to laying a strong foundation for what is now one of the largest privately held commercial interior design firms in the Southwest.