Susie Hoffmann, Principal

Hoffmann founded Envi Interior Design Studio in 2006 and has developed the firm to provide quality interiors to distinguished clientele throughout the country. Projects have included lodges, hotels, restaurants and private homes. In 2012, Interior Design Magazine awarded Envi "Best of the Year Honoree" for the design of a private spa and pool house in Whitefish, Montana. Hoffmann's work has been published widely in magazines such as Mountain Living, Big Sky Journal and Interior Design.

Susie Hoffmann graduated with a Bachelor Degree in English Literature and Fine Arts from Stanford University. She received her Interior Design degree from the New School University: Parsons School of Design. Prior to founding Envi, Hoffmann designed for Bogdanow Partners Architects and Clodagh in New York City. Here she honed her skills as a Senior Designer on hospitality and residential projects throughout the world. Hoffmann moved to Montana to join her family, enjoy the mountains, breathe the fresh air and revel in the many wonders of the West.


Deborah Monaghan,
Director of Operations

Deborah graduated with a Bachelor Degree in English from the University of Rhode Island before heading to San Francisco to study photography, color, design, and branding. Prior to joining Envi, she was Director of Operations at Stamen Design, a design and technology studio in San Francisco. At Envi, Deborah is in charge of operations and coordinates the studio’s activities - from new business to marketing to client management and finance. Deborah moved to Montana to enjoy the wide open spaces, western culture and thriving artistic community that can be found here.


Erin Chamberlin, Project Manager

Erin is a native Montanan and graduated with a Master of Architecture degree from Montana State University. Having worked on large-scale sports-architecture, high-end commercial, and custom residential projects, Erin now brings her depth of architectural knowledge to the interior design profession. In addition to architecture, her breadth of experience includes furniture building, residential construction, non-profit design-build projects, and teaching conceptual design studio at MSU’s School of Architecture. Erin’s diverse interests reflect her goal to foster connections within the growing creative community of the Gallatin Valley.


Lara Taylor, Senior Designer / Project Manager

Lara studied interior design at the University of California, Berkeley. After 18 years of working in high-end residential and luxury interior design, and over 10 years running her own firm, Lara is highly accomplished in all aspects of the design business. Though her projects span the US from San Francisco, to Hawaii, to Miami, Lara has found a home in the mountains of Montana. Leaving behind the grey skies of the Pacific Northwest in search of her next adventure, Lara is happily on the heels of her muse.


Derek Stevens, Draftsman / Architect-in-Training

Derek became interested in design, construction, and architecture from an early age when his parents oversaw the construction of their new home. His natural love of drawing and Lego building blended itself into an academic track at Montana State University, where he received a Master of Architecture degree in 2016. Derek joined Envi Interior Design shortly after graduation and contributes his knowledge of two-dimensional drafting, three-dimensional models, and architectural detail to Envi’s designs. When not sitting at a computer, Derek is active outdoors in Montana; he enjoys backpacking in the summer and skiing in the winter.