After growing up in Tokyo, Japan, Chiharu came to the United States and pursued her dream of working in design. She joined TCCC in 2012 with a B.S. in Interior Design from the University of Minnesota and a degree in Cabinetmaking from Saint Paul College. Chiharu is an award-winning designer and puts her background and experience to use, as she believes that even the smallest space can be utilized, which she has proven with her beautiful and functional designs. She is our main contact for residential and commercial designers and builders and she also manages our 3D CAD program, working with our manufacturing team on the implementation of the screen-to-machine process.