CEO / Principal Designer BA Fine Arts, AA Interior Design, Allied ASID, WELL AP
Natasha Stocker is founder and CEO of Inspired Spaces, an award-winning boutique interior design firm known for its unexpected style. Natasha started with a BA in Fine Art from UC Davis and then went on to get her Interior Design degree from FIDM, San Francisco. She worked in the construction industry and then started the business in 2005 when she was pregnant with her son. Natasha was able to juggle her growing son as well as her growing business and Inspired Spaces soon became the sought after design firm in Sonoma County. Over the past 18 years, she has designed some of the most well-known restaurants and hotels in the area. She has multiple industry certifications, ‘WELL‘ being the one she is most proud of. The WELL designation makes her an expert in health-focused design which is something very near and dear to her heart as she had been a sickly child. Natasha lives where she feels most alive, amongst the trees in Forestville with her husband, son, and best mutt of a dog, Jasper Johns. In her spare time, Natasha is an avid reader, gardener, fly fisher, kayaker, and tea (and wine!) drinker. She is a lifelong fan of the Warriors and the Giants and dreams to one day design a player’s home.
Sadi’s passion for design and architecture started long before her career began as a designer. Growing up with a father who was a general contractor, she learned the ins and outs of construction and building from a young age. Throughout her younger years, she spent her free time painting, styling, and rearranging furniture. Eventually she started to refurbish and build furniture, honing her craftsman abilities, and growing her collection of power tools. In 2017 she recognized her true love for design and pursued a career that would feed her passions. In 2019 she graduated from SRJC with an AA in interior design and joined the Inspired Spaces team.
A native Californian, Sadi moved to Sonoma with her husband, Caleb, in 2017. She spends her free time with her family, friends, and adorable french bulldog, Napoleon. Her hobbies include motorcycle riding, snowboarding, hiking and traveling the world whenever she can.
“I have had a love affair with the built environment my entire life. I can’t remember a time that I was unaware of the space around me and how I felt as a result of being in it.” she says. “Our environment changes our hearts, heads and lives; that impact can’t be underestimated.” Shellie practiced real estate in San Francisco for 11 years and knew that design school was the next right step after real estate. She worked for herself as a designer and stager in the East Bay and Sonoma County, as well as in Design/Build before joining Inspired Spaces. She has an AA in interior design and is an Allied Member of ASID.
Shellie is an avid cultural, art, and fashion historian, studies brain science for fun, and loves a great flea market. Personally, she is style driven rather than fashionable, often mixing vintage and found objects into modern interiors as well as having a fabulous collection of vintage coats and way too many shoes!
One of Vanessa’s childhood hobbies was to draw scaled floor plans of her bedroom, create templates of her furniture and rearrange everything on the plans before redesigning her room. She also spent many weekends helping her dad with remodeling their home, everything from demoing the kitchen to selecting stone for the bathrooms. Her love of interiors and construction has always been evident.
Vanessa’s design career started in her aunt’s architectural firm as an admin which quickly turned into a design assistant role. Realizing her natural talent and creativity, Vanessa decided to get her B.A. in Interior Architecture from San Francisco Academy of Art. After 15 years of living and working in San Francisco she moved back to Sonoma County. It was during this time that she realized her natural instincts for business operations. She is passionate about problem solving, identifying/addressing challenges and truly cares about the team being successful. Being able to blend her fascination with design and her nerdy, spreadsheet loving organizational skills is a dream come true.
Lizbeth started her education at the Santa Rosa JC, where she discovered her passion for design in an intro to design class. After completing her general studies she transferred to the California State University of Sacramento where she graduated with a Bachelor of Art in Interior Architecture. Graduating in Fall of 2019, she returned to Sonoma County to begin her professional career at a local construction company as a design assistant. In late 2021 she joined the Inspired Spaces team as a drafter/designer.
Born in Mexico, Lizbeth’s family relocated to Sonoma County in 1998 and has lived in Santa Rosa ever since. She spends her free time going to farmers markets, sporting events, art exhibitions, crafting and spending time with friends and family. She’s a lover of true crime shows, horror films, frozen yogurt, art, music, good food and travel.
Warehouse Operations Manager Master Degree, Construction Management
Hired as the Warehouse Operations Manager (WOM) in December 2021, Erika joined the team from a vastly different background than most in the interior design world. Her experience runs the gamut from aircraft maintenance and flightline operations, DoD contractor manufacturing environments, and industrial distribution and integrated supply services.
Following her innate curiosity, Erika has shifted gears throughout the years to diversify her professional and personal growth, earning several Associate degrees ranging from Criminal Justice; Aviation Maintenance & Technology; Logistics & Supply Chain Management; Technical Management and most recently, Occupational Safety & Health Technology. She also sports a Bachelor’s degree in Aeronautics (where she received the Future Female Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship), and a Master’s degree in Construction Management (where she was selected for the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) San Diego 2020 Scholarship). Aside from completing OSHA 30-Hr General Industry training, she is a certified fork and aerial lift bada_ _ and a heckofa spray painter too!
Erika’s “likes” include, but are not limited to the following: upcycled furniture, urban design and architecture, fellow left-handed golfers, fanny-packs, assigned concert seating, boujee consignment stores, NPR, seed bombs, dresses with pockets, opossums, LEGOS, the psychology behind musical preference, all colors of the rainbow, Kanban methodology, frequenting “historical landmarks” (aka: wineries, breweries, distilleries, and any dining establishment), backyard birding, driving the speed limit, and Sundae – her 12-year old, 4-legged, officemate.
Iowan-born, Bridget moved to Los Angeles in 2014 to work in film and television production as a Production Assistant. In 2018, she changed career direction and accepted a position as an Account Manager at a cannabis testing laboratory for consumer safety in Santa Rosa. She eventually learned of the Inspired Spaces Foundation and worked as a volunteer until one day, a job opportunity with the team presented itself at the very same time she had decided to go back to school to pursue a degree in Interior Design. Bridget joined the Inspired Spaces team in 2023 as the Warehouse Operations Assistant. In her free time, Bridget dabbles in the world of antique hunting, thrifting, sporting events and endless snuggles with her precious pup, Louis.