Our Team

Zoe Post

Architectural Design Manager

I prefer thinking about design more holistically, and following architect Ernesto Rogers’ philosophy: “spoon to a city”. I like working on all scales of design problem solving.

Design Philosophy

Good design transforms and improves life on earth.

Nathan Rader

Sr. Architectural Designer

Growing up, I got into mountain bike racing. I became fascinated with the impact materials and design had on performance and esthetics.

Why TURF

At TURF, I can put my architecture education and interest in acoustics to use at the same time.

Chiu, Kuan-Wen

Sr. Industrial Designer

I went to Oslo Opera House in 2012 and learned how interior design can make not only visual impact but also enhance acoustic performance.

Design Philosophy

Minimal, honest, and responsible.

Rebecca Keating

Industrial Designer

I grew up wrenching on various vehicles. One day, I realized some vehicles were easier to modify and repair than others because of the way they’d been built. I started to notice the thinking behind the production and form — the actual design of things. Although, I didn’t know it was called design at the time.

Design Philosophy

Less is more, unless something really lights you up, then go full ham.

August Atzenweiler

Industrial Designer

Learning music from an early age and being raised by designers, I grew up learning about sound and how it affects the built environment. It’s an often unseen “X-Factor” that can make or break the design of a space.

Design Philosophy

Design is the act of doing all things with intent and purpose. It is the idea of pouring thoughtfulness into every aspect of life.

Pedro Montalvo

Industrial Designer

Being able to bridge both product and architectural design to solve open-space acoustics. Using beautifully designed products in a system that improves the interior design of the space is bridging the gap between two design fields.

Design Philosophy

I think products should speak to the user and help evoke an emotional response. If a designer has these intentions throughout their process, the product and experience will be much more substantial.

Jiwon Han

Architectural Designer

I joined the TURF team because they have a reputation for putting design first.

Design Philosophy

Think outside the box.

Dustin Headley

Product Engineering Manager

This is about shaping space in a variety of senses – tackle visual and acoustic. Linking the mechanics of how things go together to solve human problems and celebrate human senses.

Design Philosophy

Be a good human.

Andrew Raffel

Sr. Product Engineer

Being able to provide elegant, designed products that enhance everyday spaces people interact in makes way for new avenues of exploration.

Design Philosophy

Bottom up design. Every design decision comes from details. Functionality should take precedence over decoration.

Mike Gillette

Product Engineer

I like gritty industrial spaces, so being able to transform them while providing an important function to the space is exciting, especially when I get to experience the space myself.

Design Philosophy

My background is in the field of science, but art and design inspire and fuel my field, so I have always had an interest and respect for it.