MEET THE TEAM
MARGOT SCHULMAN, B.A., D.I.D., B.I.D.
OWNER & CEO
INTERIOR DESIGNER & SOCIOLOGIST (GERONTOLOGY)
Margot Schulman has been an entrepreneur, interior designer, and sociologist (Gerontology) for more than 20 years. Through her full-service interior design firm, she transforms commercial and residential spaces and spearheads change for those with mobility or cognitive challenges. She offers innovative design solutions that celebrate aging and independence. Margot is passionate about caring for people and is committed to shifting cultural paradigms through advocacy, accessibility design, education, and strategic partnerships. She regularly presents at international conferences and workshops, such as Environments for Aging and is currently an Advisory Board Member for Aging in Place. Schulman Design is co-leading Calgary’s first Aging in Place | Home Modification Caregiver Omnimedia Conference in April 2019.
Margot draws from her experience with her brother, David, whose life was catastrophically altered at age 13 when he was in a cycling accident that resulted in a severe closed head injury and diagnosed as a spastic quadriplegic. To gain a deeper understanding of what aging well looks like and to encourage intergenerational relationships, she lives in a seniors’ community with her children. She and her team members are trained facilitators of Virtual Dementia Tour® (VDT®), an evidence-based dementia simulation training.
Margot believes that we all have an impact on society and how we choose to fuel positive change within a global ecosystem is firmly within our grasp. She is committed to shifting cultural paradigms by curating the aging spirit.
EMMA JOHNSON, B.I.D.
Emma’s passion for interior design is in creating beautiful spaces that allow people to live better lives. She is drawn to designing for accessibility and aging because it allows her to make a tangible difference in the everyday lives of people.
Through the Bachelor of Interior Design degree at Mount Royal University, Emma has honed her skills in combining artistic concepts with technical functionality. Using a variety of drawing, modeling and rendering platforms, she produces visuals that convey the concept and design to clients. Emma supports clients, contractors, and sub-trades to effectively implement projects and solve problems.
EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT & OFFICE MANAGER
Charlene has held executive administrative roles in the corporate sector for more than 15 years and was also a small business owner. Trained in Therapeutic Recreation, she has hands-on experience providing care at various healthcare institutions. Her role at Schulman Design marries the two passions, allowing her to use her strong organizational skills and attention to detail to benefit those with mobility or cognitive challenges.
Charlene is passionate about people and frequently volunteers for social services agencies. In her spare time, you can find Charlene on the golf course or exploring new destinations through travel.
To see how we can partner with you on your next residential or commercial interior design project, call or email us anytime. We will get back to you within one business day. Keep the phone close!