We create spaces as effective as
they are beautiful

Who we are

Service is at our core

Rooted in workplace furniture expertise and our longstanding partnership with Knoll, Environments blends passion for design, technical proficiency, and world-class client service to deliver workplaces that help organizations achieve their goals.

We're passionate about design

"Design" is a big word, spanning everything from attractiveness to effectiveness. We believe in the power of good design, whether it's applied to something as big as an office layout or small as an office wastebasket.

We think bigger than furniture

When it comes to workspace design and what it can help our clients achieve, we think big. Beyond the furniture, fits, and finishes, we know the perfect space can shift company culture, boost productivity, and improve employee satisfaction and retention.

It all starts with the right team

Let our integrated team of professionals show you what workspace design can help your organization achieve. With in-house design expertise, seasoned project managers, our own installation team, and a deep commitment to our clients, we know what it takes to deliver success.

Chris Corrado

CEO and Principal

As the owner of Environments for over 30 years, Chris is devoted to delivering the best—from furniture, design, and planning to project management and installation. He always encourages the Environments team to uphold our values and pursue our vision: to design, plan, and furnish workspaces as effective as they are beautiful. Chris has a longstanding partnership with Knoll, an extensive network of vendor relationships, and an unwavering commitment to giving our customers the best possible service.

Contact Chris at: chrisc@environmentsnw.com

Chris Corrado

CEO and Principal

As the owner of Environments for over 30 years, Chris is devoted to delivering the best—from furniture, design, and planning to project management and installation. He always encourages the Environments team to uphold our values and pursue our vision: to design, plan, and furnish workspaces as effective as they are beautiful. Chris has a longstanding partnership with Knoll, an extensive network of vendor relationships, and an unwavering commitment to giving our customers the best possible service.

Contact Chris at: chrisc@environmentsnw.com

Gina Zaharie

Chief Operating Officer

Gina lives and breathes the power of design and the desire to deliver the best in products and solutions to our customers. With over 20 years of industry experience, she shares best practices, and helps customers connect their own organizational culture, business objectives and project criteria into appropriate planning and communication solutions. Gina has been the executive lead overseeing both locally and nationally the success of our work with Daimler Trucks North America, University of Portland, Stoel Rives, Wacom, Schnitzer Steel, Nike, adidas and many more.

Contact Gina at: ginaz@environmentsnw.com

Gina Zaharie

Chief Operating Officer

Gina lives and breathes the power of design and the desire to deliver the best in products and solutions to our customers. With over 20 years of industry experience, she shares best practices, and helps customers connect their own organizational culture, business objectives and project criteria into appropriate planning and communication solutions. Gina has been the executive lead overseeing both locally and nationally the success of our work with Daimler Trucks North America, University of Portland, Stoel Rives, Wacom, Schnitzer Steel, Nike, adidas and many more.

Contact Gina at: ginaz@environmentsnw.com

Amy McClaughry

Director of Design

Amy is passionate about workplace solutions that make people want to come to work every day. With over ten years of design and facilities experience, she has managed interior design projects in virtually every industry. At Daimler Trucks North America, Amy ran multi-million dollar projects nationwide, including oversight of design standard implementation, workplace strategy, furniture selection, procurement, and change management for the Portland headquarters. Amy holds a BA in Architecture with a minor in Interior Architecture from University of Oregon.

Contact Amy at: amym@environmentsnw.com

Amy McClaughry

Director of Design

Amy is passionate about workplace solutions that make people want to come to work every day. With over ten years of design and facilities experience, she has managed interior design projects in virtually every industry. At Daimler Trucks North America, Amy ran multi-million dollar projects nationwide, including oversight of design standard implementation, workplace strategy, furniture selection, procurement, and change management for the Portland headquarters. Amy holds a BA in Architecture with a minor in Interior Architecture from University of Oregon.

Contact Amy at: amym@environmentsnw.com

Tami Traeden

Manager of Project Services

Tami is committed to ensuring excellence in all aspects of a project—from order entry through move-in. As the head of our project management and services teams, Tami lives and breathes the details of vendor planning, timelines, site visits, construction meetings, and installations to make sure each project is completed successfully.

Contact Tami at: tamit@environmentsnw.com

Tami Traeden

Manager of Project Services

Tami is committed to ensuring excellence in all aspects of a project—from order entry through move-in. As the head of our project management and services teams, Tami lives and breathes the details of vendor planning, timelines, site visits, construction meetings, and installations to make sure each project is completed successfully.

Contact Tami at: tamit@environmentsnw.com

Beth Nist

Account Executive

Beth is driven to deliver result for her clients by balancing budget, design, functionality, employee wellbeing, and productivity requirements. She puts her customers first and consistently goes above and beyond to ensure her projects are a success in the eyes of those who matter most—her clients. A designer by training, Beth’s experience at Gensler informs her work with clients today, which include Jama Software, First Tech Federal Credit Union, Wacom, Banfield Pet Hospital, and Portland Community College.

Contact Beth at: bethn@environmentsnw.com

Beth Nist

Account Executive

Beth is driven to deliver result for her clients by balancing budget, design, functionality, employee wellbeing, and productivity requirements. She puts her customers first and consistently goes above and beyond to ensure her projects are a success in the eyes of those who matter most—her clients. A designer by training, Beth’s experience at Gensler informs her work with clients today, which include Jama Software, First Tech Federal Credit Union, Wacom, Banfield Pet Hospital, and Portland Community College.

Contact Beth at: bethn@environmentsnw.com

Erica Keegan

Account Executive

Erica thrives on innovative, forward-thinking approaches to designing and furnishing the workplace. She is passionate about guiding her clients to solutions that foster teamwork and collaboration while creating workspaces that empower employees and fuel productivity. With a background in project management and design, Erica is equally at home on a job site or in a design meeting. Her clients include Daimler Trucks North America and Adidas.

Contact Erica at: ericak@environmentsnw.com

Erica Keegan

Account Executive

Erica thrives on innovative, forward-thinking approaches to designing and furnishing the workplace. She is passionate about guiding her clients to solutions that foster teamwork and collaboration while creating workspaces that empower employees and fuel productivity. With a background in project management and design, Erica is equally at home on a job site or in a design meeting. Her clients include Daimler Trucks North America and Adidas.

Contact Erica at: ericak@environmentsnw.com

Michael Altman

Account Manager

Michael excels at utilizing his design background to find the best solutions for his clients. His primary focus is on building lasting relationships and solutions that satisfy clients' organizational goals and enhances their employee experience. Michael's previous experience as a lead designer on Daimler, Adidas and First Tech provides him with a depth of experience in meeting a diverse set of business objectives and employee needs.

Contact Michael at: michaela@environmentsnw.com

Michael Altman

Account Manager

Michael excels at utilizing his design background to find the best solutions for his clients. His primary focus is on building lasting relationships and solutions that satisfy clients' organizational goals and enhances their employee experience. Michael's previous experience as a lead designer on Daimler, Adidas and First Tech provides him with a depth of experience in meeting a diverse set of business objectives and employee needs.

Contact Michael at: michaela@environmentsnw.com

Do you love design?

We're always interested in meeting passionate, talented candidates. Click below to see current openings or submit an application.

Job Opening: Designer/Space Planner