The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) has revealed its Thirty Under 30 Class of 2023. The prestigious program recognizes talented kitchen and bath professionals under the age of 30. Each year’s class comprises rising leaders across the industry and is widely regarded as the go-to program for the brightest young stars working in kitchen and bath design, sales, manufacturing and remodeling. Nominees were evaluated on their career or educational achievements, commitment to excellence in the kitchen and bath industry and leadership within their organizations.

“The NKBA Thirty Under 30 program provides fantastic opportunities to help nurture these rising stars, and help them grow,” said Bill Darcy, CEO, NKBA. “It's beyond inspiring to see them accomplish so much. These really are the future leaders of our industry.”

See the 2023 class here

This year’s class selection committee, comprising Thirty Under 30 alumni, included Jilliam Sarkis, Class of 2016; Michelle Timmerman, Class of 2017; Lou Salge, Class of 2018; and Sarah Nielsen, Class of 2020; and Hannah Guilford, Class of 2021.

“Being a part of the Thirty under 30 helped me to make so many new connections and has opened the door to many opportunities for me, shared Hannah Guilford, Class of 2021. “I’ve made new friends, gained new vendors, created long and lasting professional relationships with other like-minded people, and have grown exponentially in my field.”

“Being chosen as a Thirty under 30 has meant the world to me,” Sarah Nielsen, Class of 2020. “This program gave me a network of individuals around the nation to lean on for support and advice. It helped boost my confidence in my profession. I have made some great friends in the process and increased my knowledge base.”

The Incoming class will be formally inducted on January 31, 2023, on the KBIS NeXT Stage, during KBIS 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada.