Meet the team

Get to know the people behind the scenes. We are a group of
hard working, experienced and passionate professionals.

Our Team

Collaboration

Our approach to your design starts with a collaborative environment where common goals are shared and seen in co-operative ventures. The dichotomy of our senior and graduate designers is one where knowledge is equally shared and creative ideas are encouraged. This ensures that each project has a diverse and collective design consensus from a range of introspective viewpoints.

Meet the team

One of the unforgettable experiences for both clients and our Team is the indulgence of cake…for any reason, made by one of our wonderful Hostesses, Karen King. Meet our team to know their high level of professionalism and experience…oh and their choice of cake!


SUSAN GARSDEN

Owner, Director, Senior Designer

Co-owner and designer, Susan has over 25 years’ experience in design. Susan loves to work closely with her clients to offer design solutions that far exceed their expectations. This passion to work through design challenges has earned her a reputation as one of the industry’s leading designers. Susan is an inspiration to her staff, her approach to design and the day to day running of Garsden & Clarke Kitchens & Interiors is the key to their Success.


WES GARSDEN

Owner, Director

The other part of the director duo, Wes works behind the scenes in manufacturing the cabinetry in the GCK factory, offering his vast cabinetry experience to ensure the end product results in superbly crafted, quality kitchens. Wes works diligently to make certain the progress of your job runs smoothly and efficiently.


KIMBERLEY WHITEHEAD

Sales Manager, Senior Designer

Proud to have been involved in the kitchen industry for 30 years, Kimberley is renowned for her exceptional design service and product knowledge. Kimberley’s ability to relate and connect with her clients and fellow workers is testament to her professionalism and personality. Kimberley works with clients on projects of all types and sizes. Her ongoing dedication to Garsden & Clarke Kitchens & Interiors and the industry is an inspiration to all.


CHLOE CLARKE

Qualified Interior Designer

Holding a Bachelor Degree in Interior Design, along with 9 year’s experience with Garsden & Clarke, Chloe specialises in the cabinetry industry with the added ability to work with clients on all aspects of design. Specialising in the selection of interior and exterior colours finishes and fittings, Chloe loves to work with her clients on their project to offer the complete design service.


 

CHARLOTTE RUSSELL

Detailer, interior Designer

Since a young age Charlotte has been passionate about all things design, colour and texture. Charlotte now has a Diploma in Interior Design and close to 10 years’ experience in the kitchen, bathroom and interior design industry. In this time she has worked in both New Zealand and Australia covering a broad spectrum of residential and commercial projects. Charlotte enjoys working alongside her clients, to provide them with a functional yet unique space that they can be proud to entertain and relax in.


SHIRLEY FAIRBAIRN

Qualified Interior Designer, Hostess

Shirley is dedicated to liaising closely with the designers to ensure a smooth delivery from start to finish for our clients and also enjoys dealing directly with clients to ensure the finer details are seen to. Shirley was Awarded HIA Australian Kitchen Designer of the Year 2001


 

Amanda Baczkowski

Showroom Hostess

Amanda is one of our lovely Showroom Hostesses and started with Garsden & Clarke Kitchens & Interiors in mid-2007. She has enjoyed the change from hairdressing to the kitchen industry and just loves showing the clients the beautiful showroom displaying gorgeous kitchens bathrooms, laundry and the walk in robe that is to die for. Amanda’s keen sense of style is impeccable which is apparent in her interactions with clients.


Holly Peters

Detailer, Interior Designer

An Interior Technician and Draftsperson with over 10 years of experience in the Design Industry. Holly has extensive experience in drafting, design documentation and finishes selections of large and small scale building projects. Holly is passionate about fulfilling clients design needs by turning each project into an aesthetic, practical and successful design.


Karen King

Showroom Hostess

As you enter the opulent GCK showroom, you may catch a hint of home baking in the air. This is thanks to the fine culinary skills of one of our fabulous Showroom Hostesses, Karen King. Karen not only understands the needs of the kitchen being the hub of the home, she is passionate about cooking and preparing mouth-watering creations.