MEET OUR TEAM
Our staff in 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 where she brokered lumber and decking for Georgia-Pacific Corporation, fostered long standing relationships with national home builders, and created a unique buying experience for new 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 territory representative for the Hickory Chair Company before starting Rabbit Creek.
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
Matt was welcomed to the Rabbit Creek team in March of 2015 as an intern before graduating with a degree in interior design from Century College in Minneapolis. We quickly discovered his innate ability to make us rock stars on social media and advanced his position from intern to Marketing Coordinator. Matt stepped into his latest role of showroom manager of Visual Comfort & Company in the fall of 2019.
A perfect weekend morning for Matt means rising early, tidying the home he shares with his husband Jon and sipping iced mochas.
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.
The Brands at Rabbit Creek
Distinctive Showroom at International Market Square
275 Market Street, Suite #335
Minneapolis, MN 55405
Hours: 9-5, Mon-Fri