Interview with Design Coordinator Ilse Tucker

Posted on October 10th, 2018 by Rachel White

Today we wanted to tell you a little bit more about our Design Coordinator, Ilse Tucker. Ilse started with SDG in 2012 after graduating from Ardmore High School. She works on the interiors for many of our residential and commercial projects, including selecting finishes and furniture and designing all things "cosmetic." She is also heavily involved in creating all our graphics and marketing materials, including posting on social media! In her free time, Ilse is a coach for Girls On the Run of Southern Oklahoma, a 10-week program that encourages pre-teen girls to develop self-esteem and healthy lifestyles. She loves the girls on her team, and they are the reason she wears mouse ears for every practice (and in this picture!)—they think they are “too cute!” She also volunteers every year for “Night to Shine,” a non-profit program through the Tim Tebow Foundation that hosts a prom night experience for teens with special needs.

I asked Ilse a few specific questions to get to know her even better…

Q.  When you aren't working, what are you likely to be doing?

A. Definitely lifting! If I am not at work you will find me at our local Planet Fitness. I have been lifting for about three years now, and it is my biggest stress reliever.

Q. What's the most recent bit of knowledge you've picked up?

A. The most significant knowledge I've picked up was a few months ago. I was given the opportunity to attend a 5-day training at Southern Oklahoma Technology Center to learn the fundamentals of Revit, the 3D modeling software that most architects use to draw floor plans.

Q. What is something you have seen recently that wish you could share with everyone you meet?

A. I follow an Instagram page called @historyphotographed, which posts amazing historic photos. I always love seeing their posts on my news feed. If you like history you should check it out!

Thanks, Ilse! Ilse told me that her ultimate goal in life is to make her mom and dad proud by succeeding in her professional and personal life. I think she has a pretty good start, don’t you?