Who We Are

Learn a Bit About the Folks at Creative Cabinetry

David Preaus, Owner

My family:
Wonderful wife, Susan, and terrific kids, Theodore, Noah and Hamilton.

My hometown:
The Big Easy

My passion:
The New Orleans Saints, Fly Fishing, Travel, Bridge, Cooking

Guilty pleasures:
Any food from New Orleans, Fantasy Football, Single Malt Scotch

Words I live by:
Laissez Les Bon Temps Roulez – “Let The Good Times Roll”

One thing I’ll never do again:
Dance in front of 800 people wearing a semi-transparent silver lame shirt.

The food I could eat every day:
A shrimp Po-Boy from Domilise’s dressed with brown gravy and Swiss cheese, a side of Oysters Rockefeller from Galatoire’s followed by my mom’s Crème Brulee.

Contributions to society:
Family & Intercultural Resource Center (FIRC) Board Member, Our Lady of the Peace, 2003 Ben Fogle Award Recipient (Summit County Chamber of Commerce), Silverthorne Town Council 2010-2014, Summit County Rotary Board Member, Dancer and Winner for Dancing with the Mountain Stars 2012, Summit County Youth Baseball and Softball Board Member.

Alma Mater:
Rollins College, BA in Economics

B.C.C. (Before Creative Cabinetry):
I started my life in Summit County as a bellman at the Keystone Lodge in 1992 and eventually moved to the front desk. After several years at Keystone I moved to the Village at Breckenridge where I held positions as the Front Desk Manager, Sales Manager and Director of Operations. In 1999, I moved over to Colorado Mountain Express where I held several positions including Director of Sales and Marketing.

Jacque Ball, Designer

My family:
Husband Greg King and dog-kids, Jasper & Louie.

My hometown:
Los Gatos, CA

My passion:
Mountain biking, jewelry making

Guilty pleasures:
Dark chocolate with peanut butter

Words I live by:
Running water doesn’t freeze (referring to staying active while my body rebels)

One thing I’ll never do again:
Eat beets

The food I could eat every day:
Good sourdough bread and Cabot cheese (throw in some yummy red wine)

Contributions to society:
Volunteering wherever and whenever I can for community events

Alma Mater:
West Valley College, Behavioral Science

B.C.C. (Before Creative Cabinetry):
Before coming to Summit County in 2002, I worked in the high tech industry for 10 years. Once I made a huge life change by moving here, I started out managing a bead shop then moved on to the Breckenridge Medical Clinic where I managed the front desk operations. I finally found my dream job and career with Creative Cabinetry. Now I’m the luckiest employee around!

Paige Dalluge, Project Associate

My Family:
Furry adventure partner, Nugget.

My Hometown:
Mankato, MN

My Passions:
Hiking, Camping, Biking, Snowshoeing, Conservation, Photography, Snowmobiling, Live Music, SUPping.

Guilty Pleasures:
Natural Hot Springs, Champagne

Words I live by:
Be present in all things and thankful for all things

One thing I will never do again:
Cliff Jumping

Contributions to society:
Volunteering whenever I can in the community

B.C.C (Before Creative Cabinetry):
Prior to moving to Colorado, I worked in the exterior home improvement industry in Minnesota. When I made the move to Summit County in 2014 I continued my path in the industry, loving the versatility of it. I spent time working at a Custom Flooring company in Summit County and then one of Colorado’s biggest General Contracting companies in Eagle County. Eventually I found myself in the cabinet specific industry at the best cabinet design center around, Creative Cabinetry!

Susan Preaus, Director of Marketing

My Family: My partner David and our three sweet boys Theodore, Noah and Hamilton

My Hometown: Rostraver Township, PA

My Passions: Yoga, Nordic and Alpine Skiing, Cycling, Golf and Parenting

Guilty Pleasures: Manicure/Pedicures

Words I Live By: It’s nice to be important, but it’s more important to be nice

The Food I Could Eat Everyday: Coffee

Contributions to Society: Walking dogs at the shelter, Our Lady of Peace Lector and Laundress, Teaching parenting and suicide prevention classes, Former PTSA President, Dillon Valley Elementary

Alma Mater: Villanova University, BA Psychology – University of Colorado Denver, MA- Counseling Psychology Counselor Education

B.C.C(Before Creative Cabinetry) : My first two jobs in Summit, were teaching ski school at the Peak 8 Children’s Center and waiting tables at Jacksan’s Sushi. I did a decade or so in customer service and front desk before going back to get my master’s in counseling. For nine years, I worked as a Behavioral Health Specialist at the School Based Health Center through the Summit Community Care Clinic. I now have my dream job working with my husband and the fabulous team at Creative Cabinetry!

Monica Nielsen, Office Manager

My family: My husband Greg and my dog Gus

My hometown: Rumson, NJ

My passions: Cruising and camping in our Vanagon, Skiing, Live Music, Painting and Yoga

Guilty pleasures: Dance parties and good pizza

Words I live by: Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.

One thing I will never do again: ?

The food I could eat everyday: Seafood

Contributions to society: I support our local animal shelter, ASPCA, our local Mountaintop Children’s Museum, Planned Parenthood and participate in Pink Vail to help raise money for breast cancer awareness. 

Alma Mater: Hartwick College, BA in Art History

B.C.C.: (before Creative cabinetry) Before moving to Summit County in 2003, I lived in New York City and worked in interior design. I lived in Breckenridge until 2008 and then moved to Denver. I moved back in 2016 deciding that it felt most like home here. I have worked mainly in real estate but my passion for design is present in everything I do. I feel so grateful to be in the industry that I love in a place that I love.

Brianna Stinson, Designer

My family: Husband – Turner; fur-child – Gretel.

My hometown: Noblesville, IN

My passion: Grueling Athletic Endeavors, Theatre

Guilty pleasures: Tostito’s Hint of Lime Tortilla Chips (the whole bag). And My Chemical Romance.

Words I live by: “Always remember: You’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”

One thing I’ll never do again: Work at a middle school. 😉

The food I could eat every day: Poke Bowls and/or Chips & Guac

Contributions to society: I’m a former Mountain Mentor, and I volunteer whenever I can.

Alma Mater: Indiana University – BA in Theatre, Minor in Creative Writing; Florida Atlantic University – MFA in Acting

B.C.C. (Before Creative Cabinetry):  I moved to Denver to teach middle school drama shortly after finishing grad school. But then I visited Summit County and completely fell under its spell… and so, shortly after moving to Denver, I found a place and a job in Breckenridge. That job just happened to be in the cabinet industry, which was a stark comparison to my theatre education, but I fell in love with the creative yet detailed and practical world of cabinetry design. After a whirlwind of unexpected life events, I began my time at Creative Cabinetry as the Office Manager. After yet another whirlwind of life events (which included some dabbling in narrating audiobooks and voiceovers, designing custom cabinetry at another vendor, getting married, falling off the horse and getting back up again, etc.), I (very, very gratefully) returned to Creative Cabinetry as a Designer!

We owe our success to the incredible community in which we are blessed to live and work.  As a token of our appreciation we are glad to support several non-profit organizations that allow us to live and work in Summit County.  Please consider supporting The Rotary Club of Summit County, The Family and Intercultural Resource Center (FIRC), Summit Youth Baseball, The Cycle Effect, and The Summit Foundation.

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