Meet Our TEAM

Katy Cassaw


What Katy loves most is being able to join the client on a journey of discovering their true design vision.  She believes your home should reflect who you are while pushing your comfort zone a bit.   Her personal design style marries mid-century modern, a bold punch of color, with an eclectic mix of family treasures and found pieces. With almost 20 years in the design industry and a Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design, Katy brings expertise, experience, and mad math skills to Nest Interiors.

Katy loves spending time with her family going on adventures and playing board games while attending any concert she can with her husband. She loves to try new local restaurants, sipping on a spicy mule from Mean Mule Distilling, and never turns down a good charcuterie board.

Kat Benson


For Kat, design is a way for people to share their story-what they love, who they are, what makes them tick. She enjoys getting to know the client and creating spaces that reflect and celebrate who they are. Staying true to her small-town roots, Kat takes a relatable and inviting approach to high-end interiors, paired with a Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Design and over 10 years of experience in the residential industry.

When she’s not working, you can find Kat with her husband, two boys, and her pup on a boat, or singing along at a country music concert.

Kali Clegg

Lead Designer

Kali has always loved making her personal spaces a reflection of her personality and ever-changing interests. She found her love of collecting and curating translated into design when she enrolled in her first design course in high school. Kali went on to study at the University of Arkansas where she graduated with a Bachelor of Interior Design from the Fay Jones School of Architecture + Design. Kali really found her niche in residential design during her internship and never looked back.

Kali enjoys hosting friends and family with her husband and serving up fresh-off-the-grill food & homemade cocktails. Together, they love spending time on the farm with their dogs, Eby and Soo, and take any excuse to get outdoors.

Emily Miles

Junior Designer

Emily is a recent KC transplant from the opposite side of the state-Cape Girardeau, Missouri. She graduated from Missouri State University with a Bachelor’s in Interior Design and brings some serious AutoCAD wizardry to our team, along with unexpected tech support for her IT-challenged colleagues!

Her love of design came from spending time as a young kid in her grandpa’s workshop, where they would build and design homes for her toys.

In her free time, you can find Emily exploring KC, collecting fun cocktail glasses, traveling, or enjoying one of her husband’s delicious meals.


Studio Coordinator

Carrie is a true KC native, born and raised in Parkville and graduating from the University of Kansas with an English degree. Carrie worked in HR for many years before deciding to start a family. After having three kids, she decided she was ready to get back into the workforce, this time doing something in a field that she’s passionate about. We’re lucky to have Carrie on our team to procure and track our clients’ orders, making sure everything is ready for install days.

A true team player, her mantra in life is ‘everything is going to be okay, always rolling with the punches and having a great sense of humor (and style) while she’s at it.

When she’s not working, Carrie can be found spending her time with her husband, three children, and dog, either enjoying a good movie at home or traveling to as many parts of the country as possible.

Kenzie Robinson

Design Assistant

Kenzie grew up here in Kansas City, and graduated with her degree in Interior Design from Park University. She began school thinking she’d be a doctor – but soon learned that her curiosity of people had more to do with the psychology of humans, rather than the biology. This led her to study how people interact in their spaces – and brings a focus on the unspoken client needs to add to their wants. Kenzie is also a realtor which allows her to marry her love for people, homes, and design style to quickly visualize anyone’s dream home. 

Her personal style can be described as bright and daring, though she admires a wide variety of design styles and allows Nest to be the place where she explores those for others! In her free time, you will find Kenzie exploring all Kansas City has to offer, hanging with her dog, Lucy, or staying active!