Meet Our Jacksonville-Based Interior Design Team
Pam Neel, Founder
Pam’s passion for design began at an early age. As a small child she remembers anxiously awaiting Virginia, her mother’s decorator, to come to their home with new samples and ideas. She said she felt so “grown up” when she was included in their design meetings. Clearly, her mother appreciated beautiful décor and so does she. As a teenager, Pam remembers choosing her own custom bedding and shades for her bedroom. She was even invited to tag along on a trip to the Dallas Home Furnishings Market. As they say, the rest is history! Pam eventually landed in the design industry, but she took a rather unconventional path to get there.
After obtaining her BBA in Management and an MBA in Information Systems, she spent twelve years at Accenture in Denver, Colorado, managing large-scale telecommunication development projects. After relocating to Florida in 2002, with her husband and their two children, she chose to leave the corporate world. She went in search of her next move, hoping to couple her business knowledge with a more creative outlet. She had her “aha” moment – and forged forward into the world of Interior Design. She immersed herself in everything ‘design’ completing an interior design program while working for a Jacksonville-based interior design firm. Pam could no longer contain her entrepreneurial spirit and in 2004 Pamela Neel Interiors became a reality. The combination of Pam’s experience, her eye for design and her project management background sets her apart from other interior designers.
Pamela Neel Interiors has received the “Best of Houzz” award for five years, 2014-2018. Pam was honored to take part in ABC’s “Extreme Makeover/Home Edition” television show in 2011. Pam’s work was also featured in the 2006 Symphony Showhouse located in the historic Springfield area. Her work was published in Water’s Edge magazine in 2006 and 2007.
Being competitive in the design industry requires continual education to stay versed in ever-changing design and marketplace trends. Pam stays current by participating in professional conferences, Colormix events, attending the Home Furnishings Market in High Point and Atlanta, and is a longstanding member and contributor to the WCAA (Window Coverings Association of America).
Leslie’s love and interest in fabrics goes back to her junior high school days. Following a career in education and counseling, she combined her love of people and fabrics by working in the design field. Leslie brings valuable knowledge from managing a trade showroom, project work in the construction field, to providing support for design studios, all making her a valuable asset to the team.
Office and Social Media Manager
Cathi joined Pam’s team in 2015 when her family moved to Florida from California. She left her career as a Controller with a large international manufacturing company to focus on more artistic and creative endeavors. Her background in accounting and business management coupled with her passion for writing makes her a perfect fit as our Office and Social Media Manager.
Pam, it was such a joy working with you ….. I now know who to call. Thank you for being so courteous and conscientious ….. as I really value these traits. I want to say how much I appreciate your attention to detail & expediency with our entire project. I wish more people had your business & work ethic.”
— Melanie, Atlantic Beach