Kim Proctor Gorsline
Owner/Principal Designer at Kimberlee Marie Interior Design
Interior Design major 2008
With an undergraduate education in interior design, Gorsline is now owner and principal designer of Kimberlee Marie Interior Design, where she focuses on residential interior design.
How does your time at SPU connect to the work you’re doing today?
My time spent in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences interior design major not only helped prepare me from a technical standpoint for my career but I have also made lasting relationships with the FCS staff that have been so instrumental in giving me the courage I needed to start my own business.
Who made a difference in your SPU education?
I have kept in very close contact with Beth and Keith Miller, two of my design professors. Keith owns his own interior design business as well and has been in the industry for 20+ years. He has been an invaluable resource to me over the years as I navigate being a small business owner and designer. We feel blessed that the relationship has grown beyond just professional and we now count Beth and Keith as dear friends.
What advice do you have for students about life after graduation?
Figure out what you love to do and then pursue it. Have persistence and patience as you go after your “dream” job and if you find it doesn’t exist, have the courage to create it.