Joyce has specialized in orthodontic and dental office planning and design since 1988. As a licensed interior designer, and dental hygienist, Joyce brings a unique depth of expertise to your project. Joyce’s portfolio speaks to the value she places on flow, function and aesthetics as well as the individuality of each doctor. Her focus is on creating the perfect match of facility to practitioner and practice. Speaking at conferences and dental graduate programs throughout the country, and contributing to newsletters, design manuals, articles and online resources, Joyce keeps her finger on the pulse of today’s doctor and practice needs while putting great value on educating and assisting doctors who will be industry leaders for years to come. Joyce is a stalwart team leader, design innovator and nuts and bolts project manager, ensuring that every project MVD takes on is of outstanding quality. When Joyce is not traveling for work or in front of her computer she enjoys being active with her children and grandchildren, working out with her personal trainer or at spin class, and traveling and spending quality time with family and friends.
The MVD Team is a group of passionate and experienced professionals. Our backgrounds, expertise and points of view are diverse and well matched, providing the bredth of knowledge, skill and customer care required to deliver your project on point, on track, on time and on budget.
Shira completed her academic degrees in theoretical linguistics before choosing to follow her passion in design. She moved to London to study Building and Interior Design at the Richmond College of London. Upon her return she entered the Construction and Energy Management program at Cabrillo College in Santa Cruz where she learned to design, build and project manage all types of construction from site work to finish detailing. Shira co-owned and operated a general contracting company before joining the Matlack Van Every Design Team in 2003. Shira is a Certified Interior Designer in California. Shira is a talented space planner and project manager with excellent communication skills. She will be your point of contact for design and construction questions and coordination. She is active in her city, temple, and school communities working on projects supporting young children and their families. She is a dance teacher and lifelong student. She is also a real estate investor and landlord, and a devoted mother of 2 wonderful sons.
John joins Matlack Van Every in his “retirement” having sold his successful Optometry private practice. John brings his expertise as a doctor, business owner and talented team leader to MVD. He is exceedingly cool under pressure, always with the big picture in mind. John will be the one behind the scenes making sure everything runs smoothly and that MVD is on solid footing to offer you an outstanding experience from initial contract signing to move in. When John is not making sure all our orders and financials are in good standing he is a dedicated cross fit athlete. He enjoys spending time with his children, encouraging them in their own business ventures. John is a dedicated, active and proud grandfather, an avid fly fisherman and enjoys his down time with Joyce, out on the deck at the BBQ or traveling on great adventures.
Amber grew up on job sites learning various types of construction from her father. She was inspired by his work in hotels and restaurants and decided to pursue a career in interior design. She attended the Art Institute in San Francisco and graduated in 2010 with a BS in Interior Design. Amber is a certified interior designer in the state of California. She Joined the Matlack Van Every Design team in 2012. In her free time she enjoys baking, gardening, salsa dancing, and spending time outdoors with her husband and daughter.
Crawford is and AKC registered Doberman Pincher. He holds a Canine Good Citizen credential from the AKC. He looks forward to heading the welcoming committee when doctors come to select finishes at our library and has perhaps the best eyes in the office. Crawford is also an office companion and an excuse to get up and play fetch between important phone calls. Crawford takes his self-appointed task of keeping the office cat in line very seriously. He is very punctual, letting us know when it is quitting time which also happens to be dinner time.