Evan H. Levey
As an entrepreneur with a proven track record, Evan started Columbia CabinetWorks just before graduating from Rollins College in Florida. Growing up in New York City, he worked for his father throughout school and concentrated on learning what went into making a company successful. With a good eye to spot investment opportunities, Evan utilizes his expertise of the technical operations side of businesses to oversee many properties, including CCW. In addition to his hectic work schedule, he devotes time to several not-for-profits including Jefferson Awards and Phoenix House. Evan also has a passion for playing and competing in golf tournaments during the summer months.
Alicia manages both marketing and new business development for Columbia CabinetWorks. As a graduate from Harvard University, she holds three decades of experience in business-to-business direct marketing. Over the years, she has worked as a consultant to companies in a wide spectrum of industries helping them define and execute their direct marketing strategies. Alicia can easily apply her expertise to both single-focused and cutting edge marketing teams. Outside of the office, she loves creative writing, tutoring, cooking…and of course watching her son play hockey!
Anna brings her strong fine arts and historic preservation background to all of her designs. Anna earned her Bachelor of Arts degree concentrating on Historic Preservation and Architectural History from the Pennsylvania State University in 2002. After graduation, she began her career as a custom kitchen and bath designer selling Wood-Mode cabinetry at Cabinetry Creations at Robinson Lumber, and then later at EXPO Design Center in Boston and William Smethurst and Son Tile Distributors before coming to Columbia CabinetWorks in January of 2006. Her favorite project to date allowed her to design cabinetry and millwork throughout an entire luxury home, including the kitchen, bathrooms, wet bar, the office/library, and massive arched bookcase display and fireplace mantle in the master bedroom. All of the rooms used different woods, finishes, and door styles, but were unified with hand-carved details and decorative elements found in Renaissance Revival furniture. In her spare time, Anna loves to travel, cook, garden, hike, ski, and restore her 1901 Queen Anne Victorian home with her husband. She also serves on the board of several local historic preservation societies.
When it comes to design, Ray brings technical advantages that are needed to make one’s kitchen functional. Ray is originally from Schenectady, NY and has been involved with cabinetry and design since high school. After working at General Electric Plastics, he worked as a kitchen designer for Home Depot for four years. From there, Ray’s interest in design grew. He had always enjoyed the challenge of designing a functional, aesthetically pleasing kitchen. While at CCW, his favorite project was a design created for the Flynn’s. The design called for a functional kitchen that would be accessible for Mrs. Flynn to maneuver around, including an adjustable height cook-top. Ray also enjoys traveling and exploring festivals with his girlfriend.
Amy Van Wie
Amy brings a creative edge to her designs here at CCW. She grew up in East Greenbush, NY and graduated from Cazenovia College with a Bachelors Degree in Interior Design. Her interest in design began as a child when she received her Barbie mansion. From there, her love for textures, colors and seeing how a room came together grew. One of Amy’s favorite renovations was from the Browe project. She had one piece of furniture that was used to ensure the rest of the kitchen would compliment. When she’s not designing, Amy has been competing in Dart tournaments since she was 9 years old. She now competes professionally in Dart tournaments along the east coast and plays in the local league at Quigley’s in East Greenbush, NY
Luke grew up on Burden Lake in NY, then moved to Tucson AZ only to return to good old East Greenbush NY in his high school years. During those years Luke has found many passions fishing, basketball, football, lacrosse he loves riding motorcycles and quads. Luke knew at an early age along with fun came hard work as he spent his childhood into adult years remodeling & building his family homes. Luke brings a strong belief and desire to succeed in whichever path one chooses. He has a criminal justice background, he has completed the Police Academy in Orlando FL where his commitment and dedication has won him The Most Athletic Award.