Gary McDonald Homes Design Associates
One of the most important tasks of new Gary McDonald Homes buyers is selection all the colors, finishes, and design features of their homes. In charge of guiding them through these critical steps is Bonnie Craddock, the Selections Coordinator from our Design team. Although originally from Osceola, IA, Bonnie grew up in the Central Valley and graduated from Mt Whitney High School in Visalia. She also earned her business degree from College of the Sequoias there. Bonnie brings an impressive deisgn resume to the job. Her 35 years of experience includes five years as design manager of McMillin Homes as well as stints with Shapell and Franey’s design centers. In her spare time, Bonnie is a volunteer with the Cancer Society and a tutor with Kid Reach. She also enjoys travelling and knitting “Hats for Hope” for chemo patients.
Brea Higby is a Fresno/Clovis native, graduating from Fresno State with a BA in Interior Design. She has enjoyed teaming up with Gary McDonald Homes since 2008, designing and decorating some of the models along with helping new buyers make selections for their new homes. Her love for design and color is shown in her work. She takes into consideration all the elements of design that help make a space well thought out and balanced.
Brea’s passion is her faith in God and the family she’s been blessed with. She and her husband, Rob spend their free time with their kids and dogs, following them from one soccer field to another.
Colleen has been in the design industry for more than twenty-five years and believes that “listening” to her client is the “key” to helping them “fulfill their dream” of their “perfect” home/living environment. Colleen grew up here in the Central Valley all of her life and graduated from California State University, Fresno with a Fashion Merchandising degree. After working for several years in the retail clothing industry – she decided to turn her talent, expertise and genuine love for color and design towards becoming an Interior Designer. Her vast experience includes assisting her clients with furniture placement, window treatments, home accessories, paint color, tile, plumbing and lighting selections. She has shared her many years of design experience with several companies such as, Breuners Funiture Store, First Impressions (a private design firm) and most recently she was with Ethan Allen for over 6 years. She has a real eye for color and design and her passion to help others exudes as soon as you meet her.
Colleen enjoys traveling, shopping, reading and loves spending time with her family and many friends.
Kristen Hedman grew up in Kingsburg CA, graduating from Kingsburg High School and then went on to attend Reedley College. Kristen has a natural ability
For interior design, with an eye for detail and a wonderful sense for color coordination. This was evident during her eleven plus years at Ethan Allen Furniture. During her time there she expanded her talents in design by working closely with customers obtaining exactly the right look for each individuals need and preferences.
During Kristen’s free time, she enjoys being a wife, mom and grandma, spending time with her 3 grandson as much as possible. When she’s not going to her grandsons games and tournaments, she’s either spending time with family or traveling the globe.
Interior Design Assistant
Edlin looks forward to helping clients and designers during the selection process. She is currently studying Interior Design at CSU, Fresno and will be graduating Spring 2017.
Edlin LOVES music from The Beatles to Iron Maiden and everything in between. She and her husband, Jordan enjoy time with family, taking trips and going to concerts.