Hello, my name is Deborah Miranda, I am the operations Manager for Northwest Tile and Floors. I have been with this amazing company for almost 12 years. Wow. Has time flown. I am an Idaho native and love calling Coeur d’ Alene home. I have always said this is God’s country and I think most people would agree with me. I am an outdoor enthusiast. I am an adventure seeker. What better place to do so many outdoor things than right here in our back yard. I am also the Assistant Director of the Red Hot Mama’s – who I might add is going to Macy’s this year, for the 3rd time. Woop woop!!!
I love working at Northwest tile and Floors. What other job can you wear so many hats, get to be connected with so many different amazing clients, builders, and work with the best subcontractors in the Northwest. Our store is an amazing place to make people’s dreams come true.
My name is Kathryn and I’m a member of the “Baby Boomer” generation. I grew up in rural northwestern Washington State, but raised a family and spent most of my adult life in Northern Idaho. I’m an easy going, but foot-loose type of personality, who’s traveled some and moved “a lot”. I finally settled in Coeur d’Alene, close to family, friends and nature. I’ve been working at NW Tile & Floors since October 2015. Around here, I am “Girl Friday” so to speak. I do everything from answering phones to cost & receiving invoices, and labeling inventory. The most fun part of all is greeting and interacting with all the terrific people who walk through our doors. This great environment keeps me on my toes and thinking young!
My name is Bobby Thorpe and I am the new warehouse manager for Northwest Tile and Floors! I’m looking forward to growing with the company for many years to come. I’m a father of two beautiful little boys who are 11 and 8. I’ve been a distance runner for 22 years and don’t plan on stopping anytime soon. I spent 5 years in the United States Army as a mortarman and Infantry squad leader. I’ve lived in Coeur d’Alene Idaho for close to 10 years and I plan on retiring in this great state! Thanks for reading a bit about me and if there is anything I can do to assist you in the future don’t hesitate to ask.
I have lived in North Idaho most of my life and could not imagine living anywhere else. I am a technology enthusiast but also enjoy time outdoors camping and fishing with my family. I have a strong background in flooring having installed everything from poured epoxy coatings to good old ceramic tile. I will use my experience in the field to provide excellent service to every customer I work with. I have been with Northwest Tile & Floors for 8 years starting out on an installation crew. I worked my way up to warehouse manager and now am moving to sales to start the next chapter with this company. I hope you will come by and see how my knowledge can serve you!
My name is Jill Swoboda, aka “Tile Lady”. I have owned Northwest Tile & Floors since 1993, and love being a small business owner in North Idaho. I have a BS in Chemistry from Cal Poly SLO, and worked for Proctor & Gamble when first out of college. After that east coast stint, the move to CDA and running this small business began. I have two children, Andrew and Bailey, and thoroughly enjoy living here, working here and playing here in CDA. This is an awesome community! I enjoy skiing, sports, theatre and just about any live entertainment. My role at the company is multi-faceted and I love that. I enjoy working the finance & accounting side of business, as well as extending my creative and people loving skills to make amazing designs come to life. Making a positive difference in my clients’ homes and lives is the most important thing to me. We really do have amazing and loyal clients which I am so very grateful for.
I’m Michele Crawford, a designer on staff at Northwest Tile and I have spent over a decade in the flooring industry. My approach as a designer is client centered. I love the relationship that develops while working with my clients on their projects, big or small. Exceeding a client’s expectation while making the process of building or remodeling less stressful is my goal. I strive to create spaces that are functional, tailored to each family’s needs, while beautiful and personal. My love of design comes from living overseas and experiencing different cultures while traveling with my family but I am a Northwest gal at heart! I graduated from WSU with a BA in Communications. I take advantage of what our region has to offer with my two teenage boys, Brennen and Rylan, and my husband, Don. You will find us on the lake in the summer and up at the mountains when the snow falls! Come see us at Northwest Tile, I guarantee you will find exactly what you are looking for and will enjoy the experience!
My name is Mario Lime, and I am a Project Manager with Northwest Tile & Floors. Although I’m fairly new with the company, everyone on the team has made me feel right at home.
I was born and raised in San Jose, CA and moved to Spokane Valley, WA in 2015 with my beautiful Samantha and my precious daughter, Sophia. Raised in an Italian family, of course, I love good food and being a musician – I love good music. I’ve performed with many bands and played many types of music from traditional/modern Italian music to Reggae. I’m also an alumnus of the Santa Clara Vanguard Drum & Bugle Corps in California which has given me the opportunity to instruct many high school drumlines in the Bay Area, CA.
Growing up, my father, uncles and a couple of cousins were, and some still are, tile setters. So, being part of the Northwest Tile & Floors team has felt like home. I look forward to many years with the Northwest Tile team.