A great interior isn’t complete without the people who call it home. Inside Style sends a heartfelt thank you for taking the time to write us a review. Whether it was Yelp, Facebook, Email, or Houzz, not one word goes without a smile. We love our clients!

I engaged Jill Abelman and InsideStyle to do a complete remodel of my Las Vegas high rise condo. They handled everything from design to moving me in and out of the condo during the construction. It was important for me to have a complete turnkey team since I do not live in Vegas full time and needed someone to handle the entire process. The result was fantastic. The place looks great, it was completed on time and within budget. I would highly recommend this team for decorating projects.

Scott Weaver, El Paso, Texas

I recently hired Jill and her team at Inside Style for a second time to outfit my second home in Las Vegas. Jill took the time to understand my needs, helped to recommend and coordinate all the trades needed, returned all of my calls and communication promptly and did an amazing job of furnishing our space. It’s modern, warm and a great place to “come home to.” Highly Recommended!

Ernie Tarut, Chula Vista, California

Jill is extremely creative and challenging. We gave her our favorite color and style of furniture. She worked with us on all the design detail, fabric, pricing and quality. We personally devoted very little time to the project as she turned our bare looking apartment into a dream vacation home. We are so pleased with her work and received many compliments from friends and family…. Wow it is beautiful ! We strongly recommend Jill and her company for any design projects!

Annie and Charlie Walker, Plano, Texas

My husband and I recently moved to Las Vegas. When house hunting, we were originally looking at new construction because we liked the open concept that new homes offer but there were very few shops and restaurants nearby and they all had small lots. Because of this, we decided to buy an existing home in an established neighborhood with a large yard. The draw back was that our home was built in 2000 and the common areas were comprised of a bunch of small rooms. In conjunction with a General Contractor, Jill created a custom open-concept living space for us. Throughout the project, the progress was excellent. The InsideStyle team stuck to the timeline, were professional, and were always available for questions. Jill pulled our ideas together into a cohesive plan and gave our house a polished, magazine-cover look. She even used some of our existing pieces and incorporated them into the design. It was something that we could not have accomplished on our own.

Marsha & Arthur Chang, Las Vegas, NV

Jill and her team at Inside Style were amazing to work with. Jill has a great design eye and from the moment my husband and I met her we knew she was the one that would turn our house into a home we were proud of. We have three children so having a house that is functional, but also elegant was key. She nailed it! We love coming home to our beautiful, comfortable home.

Jessica & Jeff Canarelli, Las Vegas, NV

When we first moved to Las Vegas from California less than a year ago, I did not know where to look to decorate our new home. I was so lucky to have found Jill @ InsideStyle when I was walking around at the enormous World Furniture Market and one of her displays caught my eye. As soon as I met with her, I got a sense of her warm personality and her professionalism. She immediately knew what I wanted and understood my design concept. She has impeccable taste, an excellent eye for color, and very creative ideas to make any home beautiful and outstanding. Which is exactly what Jill has done for our home and provided excellent service all the way through. I can’t thank her enough!

Lesley & Scott Raymer, Las Vegas, NV

Jill and her team at inside style are amazing! The minute we met Jill we knew she was the one to transform our house into feeling like home. Jill came in was honest and made the presentation look easy! She listened to our vision of what we wanted and we were wowed!! Thank you Jill for transforming our home!!!

Rick & Stephanie Cavallaro, Las Vegas, NV

We asked InsideStyle to come and look at our house based on their great reviews and beautiful portfolio. We were greeted by Jill’s wonderful personality and open-mindedness. I also had another company come in and look and the decision was easy. So we were off to our new adventure of making our house a home, which was a long time coming for us. The designs were great! We now have a modern comfortable, livable family room and a Master bedroom straight out of a magazine. Jill’s vision is amazing. She took the time to listen to us and help us find just what we wanted but with her expert opinion on what does and doesn’t work. All of the contractors were great people, honest and great work. Her staff is very knowledgable, kind and helpful. They make a wonderful team that can help make your dreams a reality. I would, and have, recommended them to anyone!

Keri & Adam Feldman, Henderson, NV

After looking for an interior designer for my new home, I decided to go with Jill at Inside Style. I am so happy with my decision!! My biggest fear was an interior designer who was going to create a space for me to their own ideals and creating a space that I could not afford. Jill addressed all of my concerns to create not only an aesthetic space, but she was very practical about it. She addressed all of my needs and knew everything I wanted from a simple email and phone call. Maybe its experience, maybe it’s a gift, but she knew almost exactly what I wanted. I love that!! Jill is a pleasure to work with and makes the whole experience relaxing and fun. I highly recommend all homeowners to give them a shot. You can get great insight from Inside Style.

Arvin T., Las Vegas, NV

Jill is the best interior designer! She has impeccable taste. I’ve been working with her for a year now and I’m so glad I found her thanks to Yelp. There were always things that I was stumped about when decorating and finding her has been a godsend. I mostly find new furniture or light fixtures online but with a decorator they go way beyond just the internet world. Interior designers go to shows and know about what can be had at shops that I’ve never stepped foot in, which saves you time and money. You don’t make mistakes on purchases because she prevents all of that. I cannot tell you how helpful she has been to me and she actually saved me from myself when picking out the finishings for my kitchen remodel. I had picked out zebra wood with concrete counters and glass mosaic tile and it would not have matched in my home. The kitchen would have been beautiful, don’t get me wrong, but it just did not match everything else and Jill helped me see the light. If it weren’t for me deciding to have her help out instead of doing it on my own, I probably would not have loved my kitchen as much as I do now. What a costly mistake I would have made had I gone with what I had originally planned! It was well worth it to hire Jill and get the job done right and have my house done to perfection. Jill gets me and she gets my taste. It’s very easy for us to come together and decide on the perfect light fixture, accent wall material, paint color, you name it. For all your design needs, contact Jill. You will be so glad you did!

Bobbi Billard, Las Vegas, NV

*GASP*! Jill is on Yelp! Yaay! ^_^

I’m so glad we met Jill. She has made our home wonderful. We were a little hesitant in the beginning because I was afraid we were going to have totally different opinions and views. But they are great listeners and they really try to understand and work with what you want.

They are professional. They listen. They are not uptight. Super organized. They are honest and patient. I like it when someone tells me it doesn’t match or it would look better somewhere else. I’m paying for their opinion and expertise. I can’t stand “yes” people and I’m so glad Jill can tell it like it is, and is professional in getting things done.

She has a lot of experience under her belt as she used to design model homes. Our living room looks like it was cut out of a catalog! We are very happy with Inside Style. You cant go wrong.

Penelope & Steve S., Las Vegas, NV

If you are searching for an interior design company, Inside Style of Las Vegas is the crème de la crème! I continue to be inspired by the creations that Jill Abelman, principal designer, can provide for various clients from single family homes to high rises. With the specialty of contemporary, it is always wrapped in elegance, luxury and inviting spaces. All the members of the Inside Style team provide incredible service in each of their expertise making customers satisfied beyond their dreams. Invite them into your home to make it a work of art!

Brenda Prinzavalli, Henderson, NV

Jill did an excellent job with the presentation, and design of our condo. We hired Jill through a referral from our real estate agent. Jill was hired to manage contractors and most importantly the presentation, purchase, and install of all the furnishings that went into our condo. Due to our schedule, we were not able to meet with Jill in person until the project was completed. Thats what we were most impressed of Jill. Her trustworthyness, communication skills, and ability to complete the project exceeded our expectations in everyway. I would reccommend Jill to anyone that is looking to redesign a room or need someone to manage a project for them.

Mike and April Hultquist, Rogers, Arkansas

I recently purchased a luxury loft penthouse in Las Vegas and am pleased to write this recommendation highlighting the exceptional service received from Jill Abelman and the InsideStyle Home and Design team. As an out of state owner, the initial consultation was crucial as we collaborated on the design concept. She captured our vision in the completed design presentation making the decision process effortless. Professionalism evident, we were confident to leave all aspects of hiring and coordinating construction scheduling and installations in which she adhered to strict condo board rules and regulations. Jill was able to exceed our expectations and deliver a home that is our perfect InsideStyle.

Keith Mackenzie and Michele Simpson, Edmonton, Canada

Fabulous, just no other word for this business. Extremely professional and courteous and found exactly what I needed to complete my project within my budget!

Rayette Weylander, Las Vegas, Nevada

Jill Abelman and her professional staff at Inside Style have a unique ability to hone in on their clients’ vision and deliver an end product at reasonable prices that stands above the competition.

As a real estate agent specializing in strip area high rise condos & luxury homes, our team is confident that when we recommend Inside Style, we will have happy clients whose properties’ resale values will be at the top of the market on a price per sq. ft. basis. That’s always a great thing when paired with the enjoyment that a beautiful home and condo brings.

Results count – the most recent project that Jill did for a client of ours was at The Martin – Jill designed & supervised the interior buildout of the condo. This client did not require furniture as it was a rental/investment property for him. With its stoned walls, and sleek and modern floors, we were able to secure a quality tenant at the highest price ever for an unfurnished condo at this luxury high rise tower in one week’s time with multiple applications.

Jill and her staff know how to get the job done right – with STYLE!

June and Jeffrey Stark, Las Vegas, Nevada

Renovated a prior contractors mess. Inside Style provided designing ideas, and contractors for overall construction and painting. The painting crew was excellent and easy to work with. The overall construction contractor too was excellent, very professional and easy to work with.

Paul and Debbie Kavanaugh, Las Vegas, Nevada

The team at InsideStyle did the most amazing job. They created an excellent plan based on very little input from us but still managed to capture our style and incorporate our requested elements into the design. Installation went smooth and finished ahead of schedule and they were there managing the subcontractors every step of the way. All of this was done while we were not in town and they handled the complexities inherent in remote communication with ease and efficiency.

The end result was beyond our greatest expectation and we absolutely love it!

Matthew and April Smart, Pierre, South Dakota

I have been a client of Jill and Inside Style since October of 2009.

I would say average perception of using an interior designer is that it is going to be expensive and unaffordable. Not the case. Jill was more than willing to work with me on a plan that fit my budget and was conscious of cost all the way through my project.

Jill was great to work with at interpreting my style and vision. We did several sketches to get the concept right and then started looking for the right materials. Not only is Jill a creative wealth of knowledge and visionary, but she has a great resource network. Electrician, plumber, woodworker…you name it she has a referral. She was also able to source a lot of my furniture at a discounted rate which was great. Her warehouse received the shipments and made sure to contact me when everything was in.

I am pretty hands-on so I didn’t utilize her project management service (sometimes I wish I would have!) but she was great at working shoulder-to-shoulder with me, keeping me involved, and totally did not get her feelings hurt when we did not agree. That made her all the more determined to get it right and make me happy.

Overall the experience was a great one, and not only would I use Jill again, but would recommend her to anyone considering using a designer. Now that my project is finished, we still stay in contact and I know that I can call her when I need any little thing.

Thank you Jill and Inside Style for helping my house become beautiful!

Sherry and Joey Marlow, Las Vegas, Nevada

Jill and her team were very helpful from beginning to end. Extremely creative, professional, and capable of handling all our needs. I strongly recommend using Inside Style for all your interior design needs. Our new home is gorgeous. Thanks, Jill.

Marcel Bilak, Las Vegas, Nevada

Jill and her team were great! The work was done in a timely manner and e-mails and phone calls were returned promptly. They were very creative but also listened to my ideas and took my needs into consideration. (I have three toddler boys who needed to be accounted for in the design). My new home, which looked a bit like a man-cave our first few months in it, now looks stylish, contemporary and welcoming.

Dr. Clarence Dunagan and Kelly Dunagan, Las Vegas, Nevada

Jill and her colleagues at Inside Style did a wonderful job on our kitchen/family room remodel. They are very professional and easy to work with. They provided nice drawings to help visualize the space before construction began. We were presented with plenty of options to choose from for all parts of the remodel: flooring, cabinetry, lighting etc. They recommended a contractor who worked very rapidly and they coordinated very well with him to minimize the construction time. They accommodated even late changes to the plan and also were respectful if budget constraints emerged. Overall we are very happy with the job done.

Dr. Christian Stone, Las Vegas, Nevada

Our relationship started with a bare condominium and a photo of a favorite, framed print. In one of Jill’s cozy, storeroom settings, we had a long discussion about our view for the condo, our tastes in furnishings, our color preferences, our timeframe, and our budget. A few weeks later, a box of samples and a notebook of pictures arrived for us to review. Yes, we were attempting to decorate every room in a one bedroom with den condo from out of state. While we could not imagine the place from swatches, we trusted Jill’s ideas and suggestions to accomplish what we had in mind. She kept in touch every step of the way. She also coordinated storage and delivery of other items we purchased – our televisions and artwork. Our place is absolutely fabulous!! Jill (and team) completed everything in the short eight-week timeframe. We are still so excited and amazed at her work every time we step inside our doors. She is definitely the only one we will contact for anything decorating!

Since this initial job, we again asked Jill to assist us with decorating our other condo in Portland, Oregon (sight unseen for her) from a rough sketch of the floor plan and a few pictures of the furniture we already owned. Paint, wallpaper, and rugs later, we are still amazed and pleased with how she put it all together!

Laura and Frank Sadowski, Portland, Oregon

We selected Jill to help us in finishing our bare-wall condo based on several photos of her work and a very competitive bid. The unit had an unusual floor plan with so many windows we knew it would be a challenge for us to decorate. We gave Jill some general decorating preferences and after meeting and listening to her design ideas and seeing some of her concepts for our unit, we turned total management of the project over to her. This took a giant leap of faith but we lived out of state and didn’t have time to coordinate the project ourselves. More importantly, after meeting Jill, Shannon and Marc, we could sense an element of trust and it just “felt right”.

We truly enjoyed the design presentation meeting with Jill and Shannon where we visited and reviewed many options before selecting and approving the design and recommendations for finishing, furnishing and decorating the condo. Both Jill and Shannon are very personable and this experience left us truly feeling the final design decisions were our own ideas even though all suggestions were the result of Jill’s creative talents. Jill took total responsibility and kept us informed of each stage in the project. Our schedules didn’t allow us to check on progress and seeing the finished condo for the first time was a real “WOW” moment with every detail taken care of. We were just amazed that Jill could take our simple tastes and preferences and make it all come together and look so grand.

Jill and Shannon were always very responsive and a pleasure to work with. They quickly answered our inquiries and requests, showed initiative, and did a great job on all items. The finished product far exceeded our already high expectations. And when we compare the quality of the work with the cost to complete, we believe we received an awesome deal! We would highly recommend Jill to anyone wanting to engage a quality design firm, whether a turnkey project or a portion of a project requiring meaningful and insightful ideas.

We’re SOOOO very happy we selected Jill to help us finish our condo – thank you, Jill!

Bruce and Ruth Waits, Tulsa, Oklahoma

Jill has been amazing in designing and decorating our new home. She has definitely exceeded our expectations. We absolutely LOVED the custom sofa and leather chair she designed. We have received so many compliments on our furniture.

Melissa and Frank Maglalang, Las Vegas, Nevada

Jill and her firm are absolutely talented designers, always on top of the task they committed to. Jill has an extraordinary and unique taste in matter of design and decor. She applies her very best knowledge to each project as she did in our home, where she had done different projects at different times. I would, and I have, recommended her to everyone who needs expertise for their home or business.

Fiorenza Bilak, Las Vegas, Nevada

During my estimate/consultation Jill Abelman was very detailed and patient with me. I like the colors she recommended for my living room area and her prices were very comparable with the other estimates I’d gotten. I also attended her grand opening at her new location and everything was FAB!

Jeanine S., Las Vegas

Jill and her team are incredibly talented at what they do. Jill was able to transform an empty loft into a sophisticated and comfortable space with just the right amount of fun we desired. The amount of detail, professionalism and creativity exceeded our expectations and this is why we highly recommend her and why we will hire her again in the near future.

Mike Valdez and Jeanne Markel, Las Vegas, Nevada

We contracted Jill @ Inside Style to completely renovate and decorate our 1820 square foot condo in Henderson, NV.
Her insight and ideas were magnificent.

Jill’s professionalism and expertise brought the project in on time and on budget.

As we were out of the country, it was reassuring to have someone of Jill’s integrity in control of our project.

Upon our return and viewing, the quality of the reno was superb, the decor was stunning and our new dining room table was even set for dinner.

Congratulations and thank you Jill.

You have our highest recommendation!

Faye and Rollin Marcotte, Edmonton, Canada

We were introduced to Jill in early 2008 by a close couple friends of ours whom had just purchased a condominium in one of the more desirable properties off the Vegas Strip. Having just completed the interior design and renovation to this couples unit, Jill came highly recommended to do the interior design for the new home we had just purchased in Lake Las Vegas.

Upon visiting the work she had completed for our friends, my wife and I quickly came to a decision we wanted the same quality of design and craftsmanship for our home. Their condominium was something we had seen in the high end design national publications and was what my wife and I would only dream about achieving.

As a contractor of many of the higher end venues on the Las Vegas Strip I began the design process wondering if Jill could meet my expectations of quality, schedule and budget control. Having used interior designers on other properties, I always have had to jump in to clean up a mess created by others whom had promised the same as Jill. Living out of state also was a big concern as I would have to rely on Jill even more than most others I had worked with in the past.

It took only one meeting and one phone conversation for Jill to get a feel of our vision for the home. Most confident that she understood our time line, budget and desire for an award winning design; in March of 2008 we authorized her to begin design and construction. Having a Milestone finish date of mid May, seemed an impossible task, especially given the amount of work that had to be completed in the aggressive schedule we had given her.

As my work load never allowed me to fly in to check in on job progress, we had to really let go and trust in Jill’s ability to deliver our dream. I knew things couldn’t be going as well as she shared with me during our weekly phone conversations, and volunteered numerous times to send my companies tradesmen to help with job progress or quality issues that I believed would occur as a result of the tight schedule I had given her. She always gracefully declined the help only excited for Linn and I to see the final result. Jill needed every minute of the time allotted for completion, in fact she tells me that the cleaning crew finished just a few hours before the unveiling.

The finished product was breathtaking, far exceeding the high expectations we had for the project. Given the budget allowed, the time allotted for the build-out and the standard of quality I expected, the results were truly amazing, bordering on perfection. Needless to say we look forward to working with Jill on future projects and highly recommend her expertise to others.

Chris and Linn Colasanti, Detroit, Michigan

I had the pleasure of working with Jill Ableman and Inside Style in the design and decoration of my custom home located in MacDonald Highlands. Jill has extraordinary creativity and listened to my ideas and turned them into reality beyond my expectations. My home is a showpiece as well as a wonderful and comfortable place to live. She is an excellent communicator with great follow through skills that make her customer service skills unmatched by anyone I have previously worked with. I would highly recommend Jill and Inside Style to anyone looking for that special extra something in their project and I will definitely use her again in the future.

Wendy Harrison, Las Vegas, Nevada

Our relationship started with a bare condominium and a photo of a favorite, framed print. In one of Jill’s cozy, storeroom settings, we had a long discussion about our view for the condo, our tastes in furnishings, our color preferences, our timeframe, and our budget. A few weeks later, a box of samples and a notebook of pictures arrived for us to review. Yes, we were attempting to decorate every room in a one bedroom with den condo from out of state. While we could not imagine the place from swatches, we trusted Jill’s ideas and suggestions to accomplish what we had in mind. She kept in touch every step of the way. She also coordinated storage and delivery of other items we purchased — our televisions and artwork. Our place is absolutely fabulous!! Jill (and her trusted assistant Tonya) completed everything in the short eight-week timeframe. We are still so excited and amazed at her work every time we step inside our doors. She is definitely the only one we will contact for anything decorating!

Laura and Frank Sadowski, Portland, Oregon

My husband and I made the decision to upgrade and remodel our entire house from ceiling to floors after considering the idea for over a year. The house was built in 1988 and needed to be upgraded.

I discovered Jill through a print advertisement she purchased in a local publication, “Today in Las Vegas Magazine”. I decided to check out her website and fell in love with her unique designs. Upon meeting Jill, both my husband and I felt very comfortable with Jill and trusted her and her decisions from there on. Of course, the final decision was ours.

Her easy going personality and professionalism through the entire job was unbelievable. The communication line between the contractors she selected to do our project was above the ordinary. Everything flowed smoothly. Everyone involved in the project did their work with pride. That was the most valuable thing to us. All the work was done with attention to detail.

I would highly recommend Jill to anyone wishing to remodel a room, to an entire house. She is warm, friendly, and a true professional in her field.

We feel very lucky to have met her. Without her available sources to get the job done, it never would have turned out so beautiful.

Jill and her team stayed with-in our initial budget and the project was completed on time.

Larry and Cecilia Bosley, Las Vegas, Nevada

Dear Jill and Tonya,

Now that the work on our brand new “designer ready” hi-rise condo in Las Vegas is complete, we would like to take the opportunity to thank you for a work very well done. Starting with helping in developing the vision of how should the condo look, working/interacting with us on the specific design concepts, selection of the furnishing and finishes, and finally supervising the implementation, ensuring flawless installation and workmanship.

Throughout all this we always felt that our ideas and suggestions will be welcomed, that we could count on your response to be with a positive attitude and in a timely manner. Our project progressed quickly and was completed in the expected time, although we live out of town and all our communications were via phone, e-mail, pictures, fax, UPS etc. Our expectations have been fully fulfilled; the results are beautiful and very impressive.

Please feel free to use us as a reference, and should we have a need for an interior designer, it will be our privilege to hopefully work with you Jill and Tonya again in the future.


Nili and Yaacov Goland, Palos Verdes, California

Jill has really beautiful taste, through creative space planning and warm tones, her design transformed my plain house into a cozy home that I just love. Thank you and your wonderful team again for everything!

Sundaylee Cabrera, Las Vegas, Nevada

Jill did a phenomenal job turning our run-of-the-mill condominium into a warm, inviting vacation home. We gave her a few pictures to show her the style we had in mind, then she did everything else — down to buying the appropriate china and silverware! We live out of state and we were able to take care of almost everything via phone and e-mail. Highly recommended!

Dr. Gregory Denison and Dr. Patricia Garner , Janesville, Wisconsin

Jill at Inside Style Home and Design did an outstanding job helping us put together our dream home. We’d seen every program on HGTV and read countless magazines on color palettes but we finally knew we needed a professional to coach us through the process. It was the best decision we ever made. We repainted the house, carpeted the bedrooms, put in a glass and metal backsplash in the kitchen and re-tiled the bathrooms. Jill’s suggestions were perfect, and she helped us coordinate with the contractor to make sure everything went smoothly.

We would definitely recommend Inside Style to anyone!

Lee Flint, Las Vegas, Nevada

We recently purchased a 3-level 5,000 square foot penthouse in Las Vegas.

This space started out with plain white walls and no details of note throughout. Selecting the right interior designer was crucial. Fortunately, we met and hired Jill Abelman of Inside Style.

It was a complete project from top to bottom. We raised the floor level in the main living space to better enjoy the views of the strip, a 25’ long custom built-in bar area was designed and many unexpected touches gave it the luxurious “nightclub” feel we desired. The interiors are quite dramatic yet still warm and conducive to our large family gatherings.

This project was done entirely long distance. Shortly after Jill’s design presentation, we left the country for an extended trip. All of the selections and decisions were handled quite efficiently thru email, UPS and a few phone calls. Jill was always very prompt in returning our correspondence and kept us in the loop on all progress.

Our project was completed on budget and within our quick timeline (We began in September – completion due before Christmas.) She didn’t leave out one detail – down to the fully decorated Christmas tree in the living room and the mistletoe!

I would highly recommend Jill and her staff to anyone that wants a truly professional design firm and spectacular results.

Regards, Private Client

I am thrilled to get the opportunity to recommend Inside Style. This was not our first remodel project, nor was it the first time that we sought out the assistance of an interior designer to help us. This was however, the first time that our remodel was in a high rise which brought its own set of challenges. Jill listened when we told her that we really wanted to open up the space and helped us find every opportunity to achieve this goal, but being in a high rise limits your ability to move electrical and plumbing. Every time that we thought we hit a roadblock, Jill was there to help us work through a viable and creative solution.

Because this project was in Las Vegas, we really wanted a contemporary look. We have always had traditional decor, so we were treading on foreign territory. Jill recognized that and really helped us see how it was all going to come together. She presented fabrics and colors and patiently waited for us to “digest” them and get comfortable with them. She listened to our comments and made changes to things that she didn’t think we would be happy with, sometimes before we had the opportunity to ask her to change them.

We could not be more thrilled with the final outcome. I feel that one of the most important things to consider choosing an interior designer is finding someone you are comfortable talking with and who REALLY listens to what you are saying. It is equally important to find someone who understands and appreciates the fact that at the end of the project, you are the one who will be living in the space. They can’t get their feelings hurt when you express a dislike about something that they present. Instead they should gladly go back and continue looking for the right solution. We absolutely had this experience with Inside Style. We would absolutely use Jill again and have recommended her to our friends.

Pat and Amy Nolan, Corpus Christi, Texas