Meet the Staff

Sara, Owner

With her keen eye for design and positive energy, founded Rustic Point in April 2006. A former CPA with a background in sales and marketing, Sara saw an opportunity to bring the beautiful rustic furnishings of her native Minnesota to her new home in Colorado. The refined rustic appeal and superior craftsmanship, showcased with a vast array of mountain-style accessories, has created a loyal customer base for ten years!

Mark, Owner & Chef

chefMarkRPChef Mark officially joined Rustic Point in June 2014 to head up our Gourmet Goods expansion, although he has been part of the family since meeting Sara! Mark graduated with a culinary degree from the Colorado Institute of Art and brings an extensive chef/retail background to the table. His career includes owning a deli/restaurant and managing Tony’s Market in Littleton for the past twenty years! Mark is excited to share his  love of cooking and all things gourmet with Evergreen! When he’s not in the kitchen you can find him spending time with his son, cycling, hiking or fishing in our beautiful foothills community!

Lisa, Interior Designer

LisaAharamLisa Aharam, has a broad background in design. She completed her Bachelor of Fine Art degree from UW Stout and has gained invaluable experience working in prominent design companies in the twin cities. For her, success is having a client that is thrilled with the end result and will love every minute they spend in their newly designed rooms. Lisa has been the featured designer on HGTV shows such as Decorating Cents. She loves living in Evergreen and is excited to be part of the Rustic Point team.

Karla, Interior Designer

Karla Elliot comes to us with a wide range of design experience. Her most recent work has been assisting a realtor in the Ken-Caryl area with staging and interior design consultation. After receiving her Interior Design degree, she worked as a Visual Merchandiser for May D&F(now Macy’s)in downtown Denver. Her vision in transforming spaces is her strength and passion. When she isn’t creating beautiful spaces, she turns her energy to the tennis courts!

Judy, Sales Associate

10-3-12 010Judy joined the Rustic Point team in 2012 bringing with her years of organizational skills from her meeting and event planning career. Judy moved to the foothills area ten years ago from California and has eagerly adopted our mountain lifestyle. She has three kids all living on the West Coast. She enjoys quilting, reading, decorating and spending time with her dog.

Kris, Marketing Director

10-3-12 009Kris also came on board in 2012, and in addition to working in the showroom, she is now heading up our communications and marketing efforts! She had been co-owner in a graphic design firm for the past 16 years and brings her creative energy to the store. Calling Evergreen home since 1993, she keeps busy raising her twin boys and enjoys the outdoors, shopping, beaches, tennis and spending time in the mountains… whatever the season!

Stephanie, Interior Designer

StephanieStephanie, a life-long mountain resident, joined the Rustic Point team in December of 2016.  She brings with her retail showroom experience and stellar design eye to support the Interior Design staff. Stephanie lives in Evergreen and coaches the Conifer girls Pom team in her spare time! She enjoys traveling the globe and spending time outdoors with her dog! We love her positive energy, amazing organization skills and design ideas!

Vicki, Sales Associate

IMG_3366Vicki joined the Rustic Point team in April of 2016, but she has been a loyal customer for years! You will find her downstairs helping out in the Gourmet Goods area. Vicki lives in Evergreen, although hails from California where she had also worked in retail. She enjoys spending time with her kids, paddle boarding on the lake and hitting the slopes! We are putting her retail background to good use here at Rustic Point!

Shelby, Personal Shopping Assistant

ShelbyMiss Shelby joined Sara’s family and the Rustic Point Team in August of 2013. She is a beautiful, well-trained lab who will most likely be the first to greet you! She loves putting her excellent people skills to good use and as the perfect personal shopper, she might even escort you around the store.

Charlie, Guard Dog

CharlieCharlie joined Sara and Mark’s family and the Rustic Point Team in October of 2015. Charlie is a handsome, well-trained Great Pyranees/Bernese mix, who can be found hanging out with his sister Shelby. He is our sweet, gentle giant and a wonderful addition to the Rustic Point family!

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