Our Team

Elizabeth Spengler

Elizabeth Spengler

Nearly 40 years ago, I took a university course in the hopes of teaching art, and I realized I loved creating beautiful things. Years later, Bob and I established Dorado Designs and that passion is still alive. I absolutely love to transform mundane spaces into interiors that are visually pleasing – and that ultimately please our clients for many years to come. And though my emphasis is on design, I realize the execution of any installation is equally important. That’s why Dorado Designs insists on only the best quality products and proven, reputable subcontractors. It’s why our clients trust us to bring their dreams to beautiful life; and it’s why they come back to us year after year.

If you were a cabinet, what would you be?
If I were a cabinet I’d be a soft-butter tone, tailored picture-frame in a beautiful home in the Hamptons with a Calcutta marble counter. Of course, there’d be a fine glass of Cabernet sitting on top of me – waiting to be sipped.

Contact Elizabeth:
Elizabeth@DoradoDesigns.com | 520.618.2300

Bob Spengler

Bob Spengler

As a licensed general contractor for more than 20 years, I have extensive knowledge in every aspect of the building process. What’s more, I have working relationships with the most reputable, proven subcontractors so I know who can get the job done best, most efficiently, most beautifully. There’s always something that ‘comes up’ on a project. But with so many years of experience, I always find a smart way to solve it. I assist the design team by helping them understand what is possible, because I love to make clients’ dreams come to life – even the ones that seem impossible at first.

If you were a cabinet, what would you be?
I’d be an entire wall of beautiful drawers – maybe wood or metal – for all the stuff I collect. They’d need to last a long time (actually, forever) because that’s how long I’ll be collecting things.

Contact Bob:
Robert@DoradoDesigns.com | 520.618.2300

Michelle Carnes

Michelle Carnes

I’ve been following my passion for Interior Design for more than 20 years, including serving as President of the ASID, AZ South Chapter. I love rising to new design challenges (in fact, the crazier, the better). Whether it’s finding an inventive way to fit custom cabinets into a unique space; discovering a special finish to match my client’s extremely particular tastes; or finding the perfect fixtures to perfectly fit a new mom’s busy life…that kind of creative problem-solving makes me love to come to work every day. And I absolutely love seeing clients smile when they walk into a new Dorado Designs’ interior.

If you were a cabinet, what would you be?
I’d be a matte, natural finished zebra wood veneer trimmed at the bottom in a dark walnut toe kick with hidden cabinet pulls because different is good and because I firmly believe wise old Dr. Seuss who wrote: There’s NO ONE alive who is YOUer than YOU.

Contact Michelle:
Michelle@DoradoDesigns.com | 520.618.2300

Leslie Young

Leslie Young

I guess you could say design and construction have always been in my blood, so I instinctively understand the different aspects of this business that need to work together seamlessly. But in addition to a Marketing degree, I’ve worked with national builders, designers, subcontractors and vendors. That combined knowledge helps me as an Account Manager to execute designs on an entirely new level at Dorado Designs. Bringing everything together (designers, vendors, subcontractors, budgets, schedules and more) efficiently, effectively and harmoniously is what I love to do.

If you were a cabinet, what would you be?
I’d be painted in happy, bright colors with an edgy twist, maybe glass or chrome. I’d definitely have simple lines so I was kid-friendly, smudge-resistant and easy to clean with lots of interior space – so my kids had room for ALL their stuff.

Contact Leslie:
Leslie@DoradoDesigns.com | 520.618.2300

Alisa Culp

Alisa Culp

I love being an Interior Designer because it combines my three favorite things: Creativity, Design and Detail. I’ve always been a bit of an overachiever (Valedictorian and Student Rep to the Board for the ASID, AZ South Chapter for 2 years running), and that’s true at Dorado Designs. I really strive to surpass our clients’ expectations by designing spaces that truly express their life and style. I’m inspired by clients’ stories, passions, even the way they sit. By noticing the details and listening to my clients’ hopes and dreams, I can design spaces that will fit their lives – beautifully.

If you were a cabinet, what would you be?
I’d be a classic antique white with an espresso glaze topped with a rich chocolate colored counter top. And the smell of freshly baked bread would be coming from the oven.

Contact Alisa:
Alisa@DoradoDesigns.com | 520.618.2300

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