Meet Our Team

The Morris Black Team

We are passionate about what we do. Our team of talented professional kitchen and bath designers will work with you to unlock the hidden potential in your home, creating living spaces—kitchens, bathrooms, libraries, home offices, and entertainment units—that truly reflect your personality.

The Morris Black Designs team is supported by a highly professional staff of certified designers, associate designers, production coordinators, the best installers in the business and a management team all committed to providing exceptional rooms that are carefully planned, beautifully detailed, and flawlessly executed. At Morris Black, it’s a team effort! Check out our Houzz to see our designers’ amazing designs!

Lydia Bogle

Lydia joined Morris Black Designs in 2006 after working in the Philadelphia area as both a kitchen and interior designer. A Designer since 1989, her specialties include but are not limited to: kitchens, baths, showroom displays, and other room furniture.

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Christine Shorr, CKBD

Christine has been designing kitchens since 2003, and came to kitchen design by way of fine arts. She earned a BA in both Studio Art and Art History from Drew University, then worked as the Director of Education at a non-profit Art Center.

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Kathleen Craigie, CKBD

A graduate of Marywood University with a BFA in Interior Architecture, Kathleen has been designing kitchens and baths since 2008.  She has earned her CKBD certification from NKBA.

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Marissa Monte

As a designer, Marissa loves to use her creative vision to tackle all kinds of projects, from powder rooms to custom cabinetry in large scale home remodels, and beyond. Backed by a resourceful team of Morris Black designers, project managers, and craftspeople, you can rely on Marissa to show you what’s possible in your home.

Marissa is an honors graduate from Lehigh Carbon Community College’s Kitchen and Bath Design program, accredited by the National Kitchen and Bath Association. Before Morris Black Designs, Marissa began her career working for a local countertop fabricator and kitchen design studio, where she gained a vast array of knowledge around the custom design world.

In her free time, she spends time with family, friends, and her dog, Murphey. She also loves to travel and run, especially half marathons.

Carl Ehst

With over 30 years of Carpentry experience it has obviously been a passion of mine.

From all aspects of carpentry from the foundation on up it has been very rewarding to be able to create a space or object with my hands and still have all my fingers! Safety is a very important part of any project from start to finish. With my experience comes with a lot of pride but most importantly to give a customer the peace of mind that their vison becomes a reality. Carpenters not only work with wood they are also involved with all aspects of the work we do, working with the other trades is paramount to assure everything runs smoothly. This experience as a carpenter has given me the understanding of all aspects of remodeling.

I am a husband and father of three children, one is an aspiring actor in California and one is a supervisor for Mack Trucks and my youngest I’m proud to say is serving our country as a Marine. I have had the pleasure of playing music as a drummer in a verity of styles and most recently rock & roll over the past 20 yrs touring the east coast and overseas.

I have been with Morris Black & Sons for over 6 years and have found that this is truly a family owned business and that family values are as important as being able to work together as a team.

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