MEET OUR TEAM
Our staff at The Brands at Rabbit Creek are here to serve you! We are committed to providing exemplary customer service with concise, timely answers to any questions you may have.
We are passionate and enthusiastic about the brands we sell, and eager to share our knowledge with you. Contact any of our friendly experts for help and advice with any of your interior design needs. Email us at [email protected] or call 612-354-7102.
Owner and CEO of Rabbit Creek
Growing up in Atlanta, Susan Thayer’s entrepreneurial spirit developed at an early age as she could often be found early Saturday morning rearranging her bedroom and selling what wasn’t wanted any longer at the end of the driveway. A true Southern Belle, the neighbors in her community found it hard to resist her charisma and personality.
Susan’s professional career began in downtown Atlanta with Georgia-Pacific Corporation where she worked for more than 5 years throughout many divisions of the company honing her sales and negotiating skills. Later in her professional career, she combined her love of home building and interior design when she created, developed and managed a 5,000 square foot showroom for a prominent national homebuilder creating a unique buying experience for homeowners selecting designs and finishes. Her reputation for service continued to develop and has become the hallmark of her success today.
Her experience in the residential home industry spurred Susan to continue her education in design and architecture classes. The furniture industry was fascinating to Susan, and she eventually came to Minnesota as a manufacturers representative for a large furniture company.
Susan is very active in the American Society of Interior Designers and has served on the Board of Directors. She is a member of the Women’s Presidents Organization and a Rotary Club International Paul Harris fellow. Her community involvement has centered on assisting those with special needs through Minnesota Independence College and Community.
Furniture Showroom Manager
With over 25 years of both architectural and interior design experience, Mark will guide you to the perfect piece to complete your design. Having done design projects all over the country, he has a flare in all aspects of design whether it be a traditional, transitional, or contemporary style. In his spare time (which isn’t much), he can be found on one of the cities lakes golfing or kayaking with his partner Steve. Mark enjoys travel, creative cooking and baking, and spending time with family and friends over a great glass of wine.
Lighting Showroom Manager
Let Matt’s unparalleled experience in lighting and design guide you in making the right choice for your projects. Easy going and always helpful, you can count on him to make sure you get exactly what is needed.
When Matt’s not in the showroom, he spends his minimal free time building complex Lego sets and dreaming of his next international vacation.
Baker and McGuire Showroom Manager
A native of South Dakota farm country, Kevin has fully utilized his textiles degree to become an expert in all facets of the industry. Having spent 18 years with the Baker and McGuire companies expertly overseeing the Minneapolis showroom, Kevin joined Rabbit Creek in December of 2019 to continue his role as the Baker and McGuire showroom manager.
He is active in the American Society of Interior Designers and has served as an Industry Partner on the Board of Directors.
Kevin and his husband Louis have two beautiful daughters and enjoy gardening, new food experiences, home theatre and entertaining friends.