Leigha Natzke – Owner/Designer
Leigha, a Durango native, has more than twenty years experience in kitchen/bath design and cabinetry design. She holds a strong passion for design and is dedicated to providing her clients with aesthetically pleasing functional spaces. Leigha believes that because she is truly passionate about what she does, that transcends into all the spaces she helps to create. “I love design and I love bringing a part of who my client is into the spaces I am creating for them.”
Leigha has extensive knowledge of the most up to date kitchen and bath products on the market. This allows her to help direct clients in the right direction when making these important decisions for their project. There are so many options when it comes to products available and to have someone that truly understands these options can guarantee the client finds what is right for them and for their BUDGET! As a detailed project manager, Leigha is very hands on during the entire process – from the initial design work thru the full installation process. Being involved from start to finish helps her excel at creating timeless, beautiful and functional spaces.
When not in the showroom or on a job site, Leigha enjoys spending time with her two sons in our amazing outdoors on the trails and on the water.
Jodie House – Showroom Manager
Jodie House is the glue that holds Aspen Design Studio together. As Operations Manager, Jodie coordinates all deliveries, warranty work, manages the ever-changing install schedule and does all the billing. Also a Durango native, Jodie and Leigha both grew up at Vallecito Lake with their large family of sisters. When not at work, you’ll find Jodie attending her boys’ sports events, or having fun outdoors snowboarding or wake surfing with family & friends.
Jennifer Handley – Designer/Sales
Jennifer Handley has been a leading industry professional for over 20 years. Her extensive knowledge, and
passion for personalized spaces, create rooms that homeowners love to live & entertain in! Her expansive
portfolio includes residential homes as well as high-end commercial projects; including The Ritz Carlton
Residences Inner Harbor Baltimore, Chatham 44 Manhattan, and The Edge in Williamsburg Brooklyn. She
has also been featured on “So Cosmo”, styling the editor-in-chief’s office at Cosmopolitan Magazine.
Jennifer recently relocated to Durango to take advantage of all of the outdoor adventures it has to offer! When
she is not designing interiors, she’s teaching yoga at Dalton Ranch Fitness Center, preparing vegan meals for
her kids, or taking walks with her dogs.
Simone Wolf – Designer/Sales
Exceptional design comes together by a team of people that help capture the potential of all spaces. Simone
helps create and envision these spaces along with the rest of our experienced team here at Aspen Design Studio.
Simone has a unique and loving ability to connect with the natural beauty of what her client’s and their family’s true
desires are. She will help produce and source creative solutions that fit your budget, your tastes and the needs of your
Her passion for art and design has long been driven by her loved ones and her belief that inspiration comes
within your surroundings. Simone first started her path by attending The Art Institute of Pittsburgh for an Associate’s
degree in interior design and has since then attended numerous educational courses to help stay up to date with the
latest technology and trends related to the industry.
In her efforts to create spaces that are comfortable and functional for every individual’s needs; she believes
that good design should provoke positive emotions and cater to the lifestyle of each individual and/or family. Creating
nurturing spaces for all, she has not only found her passion in design but also a natural fascination in connecting with
Native to Colorado, Simone has a strong connection to her community and the people who make it up.
Surrounded by family and close friends she is constantly striving to bring happiness and health to her loved ones. On
her days with her family, she is spending her time outdoors in the beautiful mountain air with her husband Kyle and
two children, Jonah and London.