Learning Lounge Afternoon Connection

Connect with SCALE attendees in the Learning Lounge and discuss what you have gained from the day's events.

Join practitioners, peers, speakers, and sponsors in the Learning Lounge for informal fishbowl conversations and pop-ups. In our fishbowl conversations, you will have the opportunity to observe or participate in thought-starter discussions to learn from leaders and your peers. Topic based pop-up conversations will be presenter lead to give you a deeper understanding on areas that impact your career. Be sure to connect with SCALE sponsors to learn about products and develop essential industry relationships.

Pop-up Presentation

  • Working for a Manufacturer: Jeffrey Rosner, VP of Sales and Marketing, Davis Furniture Industries

Fishbowl Discussions:

  • Do you really want to own/start your own firm? 
    • Facilitator: Kelsey Davidson, ASID, Principal Interior Designer, SALT, LLC
  • What can designers do to save the planet? What is our responsibility? 
    • Facilitator: Heather Sutherland, ASID Interior Designer II, Perkins&Will

Jeffrey Rosner

Vice President of Sales and Marketing

Davis Furniture Industries

Jeffrey Rosner is the Vice President at Davis Furniture with responsibility for all aspects of sales and customer service. He leverages his degree in Interior Design to collaborate with designers on a global basis regarding proper application of Davis products. He also leads a highly skilled team that is responsible for Davis' marketing efforts, which has positioned Davis Furniture as an industry leader in design. Jeffrey began his career as a specification writer for a furniture dealership in New York and over the last 25 years has held various leadership positions in the contract furniture industry. In 2007 he moved to North Carolina with his wife Wendy and joined Davis Furniture.

Kelsey Davidson, ASID

Principal Interior Designer


Kelsey is a Principal at SALT, an Interior Design firm, located in Anchorage, Alaska. She was born and raised in Sitka, Alaska, and attended the University of Nevada, Reno, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design in 2011. Kelsey worked as a residential interior designer, specializing in kitchen and bathroom design for two years before she switched gears to commercial interior design, and began working for SALT in 2013 (formerly RIM Design). Kelsey has been a project designer on a variety of projects since joining SALT, participating in projects from programming through construction administration, becoming familiar with all aspects of the profession. Kelsey's ability to methodically and efficiently work through the various technical complexities that come with any design project, and her keen communication skills have made her an invaluable member of the team at SALT. She thrives on organization and enjoys the many intricate layers of design that make up any project. Kelsey's favorite parts about design are improving the function of space, and figuring out how it will all go together -- it's all in the details!


Heather Sutherland, ASID, RID, LEED AP BD+C

Associate, Interior Designer


Heather Sutherland is an Associate, Interior Designer at Perkins&Will, where she works on a variety of projects in education and civic in their Interiors Diversified studio.  She’s been with Perkins&Will since receiving her Masters of Interior Design in 2017 from the University of Texas at Austin.  Heather is actively involved in student outreach and education through programs like ACE, ASID, and RStudio.  As a Material Performance Lab member at Perkins&Will Dallas, Heather is able to spread her passion for material health and sustainability to professionals and students alike.  She is LEED AP BD+C accredited and is hard at work studying for her NCIDQ exams.  While she has lived in a variety of cities and climates, Heather has happily called Texas her home for the past ten years.


Learning Lounge Afternoon Connection
09/11/2021 at 2:45 PM (EDT)   |  45 minutes
09/11/2021 at 2:45 PM (EDT)   |  45 minutes Join us in the Learning Lounge (District Ballroom) for conversation and connection.