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Meet The Team


If we haven't already made it obvious - we're not like many other building design companies. Our goal is to create a fun, collaborative and mutually enjoyable experience for everyone. We often get told that working with us is a breeze; fun, yet structured. Our fabulous team consists of 8 empowered and passionate individuals - each with their own specialised areas. With over 20 years of combined experience in building design, it's safe to say we've got experience in our corner.


Now, the fun part... meet our amazing team!

Zoe, Creative Director

The heart and soul of YHD!


Zoe is the director of YHD and has been practicing in the industry since 2013.  She's traveled near and far around Australia to pursue her design career, and always left a lasting impact on future designs in those cities. ⁠⁠ Zoe is passionate about growing a great team and helping them to achieve their dreams, creating a fun and enjoyable workplace, renovating & building with her husband & designing beautiful, sustainable homes.

Emma, Office Manager

Currently completing a Bachelor in Building Design

Our office angel and the first point of contact for all initial YHD enquiries!


Emma handles the day-to-day administrative tasks and assists the team with client communication. Emma is passionate about connecting and building authentic relationships, designing her dream church renovation and living a wholesome life. She's also in the middle of her journey to become a Building Designer so watch this space!

Sammy, Building Designer

Bachelor in Building Design

Our secret weapon!


An integral member of the YHD team since 2018, Sammy has designed hundreds of homes for YHD clients. She's always ready to step out of her comfort zone and loves projects that require a combination of problem-solving skills and creativity! Sammy is passionate about creating beautiful homes for clients, renovating her own home and sustainability.


Roxy, Senior Town Planner

Bachelor of Environmental Science & Management

A passionate lover of the environment and all things outdoors!

Roxy is a Port Stephens local with almost 15 years of Environmental Planning experience. She's intelligent, tenacious and incredibly passionate about her work - a big tick from us! 

When it comes to Town Planning, Roxy is most definitely the woman you want (and we want) on your team. 

Beth, Building Designer

Diploma in Building Design & Diploma in Interior Design

YHD's creative wiz and technical project specialist!

Born into and raised by a home of incredibly talented creatives [artists, product designers and watercolourists], Beth was destined for a career as a creative. Putting her creative mind to use, Beth set her sights on the design industry and has never looked back. ⁠Whether it's a new build or a renovation, Beth is passionate about designing dream homes that will grow with the clients.  

Breanna, Building Designer 

Bachelor of Architecture & Masters of Architecture

The calming and motivating presence for our office! 

Breanna's an enthusiastic and motivated designer, with a passion for creating beautiful and timeless spaces. Breanna is currently working towards a goals to become a registered architect within NSW.

Since starting at YHD, Breanna has blown us away with her fearless attitude when it comes to pushing herself out of her comfort zone and her drive to grow as a Designer. We couldn't be more excited to have Breanna on the YHD team and know she'll create some breathtakingly beautiful spaces for our clients.

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Alahna, Building Designer 

Bachelor of Architecture. Currently completing a Master of Architecture.

Having been in the industry for several years now, Alahna brings a wealth of experience as a building designer. When she's not busy in the YHD studio bringing our client's dream homes to fruition, she is a supermom to three gorgeous little humans!


Olivia, Interior Designer

Diploma of Interior Design & Decoration

Liv is our newest member at YHD and wow does she bring some energy! She is qualified in Interior Design & Decoration, having graduated in 2019. Liv is most passionate about designing timeless spaces for clients to enjoy. When she’s not renovating her own home, you’ll generally find her exercising with friends and is a big coffee lover!


The growing team at YHD takes pride in all works big or small, whether it be a new home, renovation, extension, or a simple deck.


Contact us for a free site visit & consultation, or email us below to get started on your project.

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