The Westward Foundry Team

Lindy Williams, Co-Founder / CEO / Principal Designer   Lindy believes that a well-designed world makes people happier, and her passion is creating homes that nurture the soul and bring peace and beauty to people’s lives. She loves solving the problems of design, the math, and geometry, as well as the quest for finishes and furniture — especially the a-ha moment when she and her clients find “the one.” She grew up in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and earned a BS in Business and Marketing from James Madison University. She lived for over a decade in Seattle, where she was the director of marketing for a 20-unit restaurant chain. The company expanded with new locations and Lindy was on the team to design the restaurants - she was immediately hooked on design and quit her job a week later to enroll in the interior architecture program at Bellevue College. She has worked in visual display for Anthropologie, designed for a residential firm in the Seattle area, and starting in 2008 ran her own design firm, Lindy Williams Interiors which in turn has become Westward Foundry. In addition to her work and family, she loves traveling, cooking, trail running, and making things with her hands (she’s been an avid knitter since age ten)

Lindy Williams, Co-Founder / CEO / Principal Designer

Lindy believes that a well-designed world makes people happier, and her passion is creating homes that nurture the soul and bring peace and beauty to people’s lives. She loves solving the problems of design, the math, and geometry, as well as the quest for finishes and furniture — especially the a-ha moment when she and her clients find “the one.” She grew up in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and earned a BS in Business and Marketing from James Madison University. She lived for over a decade in Seattle, where she was the director of marketing for a 20-unit restaurant chain. The company expanded with new locations and Lindy was on the team to design the restaurants - she was immediately hooked on design and quit her job a week later to enroll in the interior architecture program at Bellevue College. She has worked in visual display for Anthropologie, designed for a residential firm in the Seattle area, and starting in 2008 ran her own design firm, Lindy Williams Interiors which in turn has become Westward Foundry. In addition to her work and family, she loves traveling, cooking, trail running, and making things with her hands (she’s been an avid knitter since age ten)

Jordan Williams, Co-Founder / COO   Jordan loves balancing the creative and the practical, the art and the science. Though he stands as the lone non-designer at Westward Foundry, he holds a fine arts degree in Directing for the Stage from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. So he deeply understands the needs of working with and for a team of designers in the service of a creative goal. Originally from Seattle, Washington, Jordan was a boy of the Northwest through and through. He grew up reveling in the urban/wild dichotomy of Seattle where one could spend the day playing in mountains and the evening dressed up and out downtown. Following NYU Jordan pivoted into a fulfilling career in marketing most recently as an executive with Vail Resorts before departing to cofound Westward Foundry. In addition to leading operations and the behind the scenes work of Westward Foundry, he's an avid skier, mediocre fly-fisherman and talented cook.

Jordan Williams, Co-Founder / COO

Jordan loves balancing the creative and the practical, the art and the science. Though he stands as the lone non-designer at Westward Foundry, he holds a fine arts degree in Directing for the Stage from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. So he deeply understands the needs of working with and for a team of designers in the service of a creative goal. Originally from Seattle, Washington, Jordan was a boy of the Northwest through and through. He grew up reveling in the urban/wild dichotomy of Seattle where one could spend the day playing in mountains and the evening dressed up and out downtown. Following NYU Jordan pivoted into a fulfilling career in marketing most recently as an executive with Vail Resorts before departing to cofound Westward Foundry. In addition to leading operations and the behind the scenes work of Westward Foundry, he's an avid skier, mediocre fly-fisherman and talented cook.

Chelsea Thowe, Junior Designer   Chelsea is fascinated by how people interact with the built environment and how great design can change the attitudes of people living or working in a structure. She grew up in Loveland, Colorado, and received a BA in Interior Design from Colorado State University. She always loved interiors and architecture but it wasn’t until studying abroad in Spain, surrounded by beautiful European design, that she realized she didn’t want to do anything else. Prior to joining Westward Foundry she worked as a designer with Slifer Designs in Vail Valley, specializing in high-end residential mountain homes. When not working she loves to read (especially sci-fi and fantasy novels — she’s a bit of a nerd), spend time with her dog Zuko, and learn new things.

Chelsea Thowe, Junior Designer

Chelsea is fascinated by how people interact with the built environment and how great design can change the attitudes of people living or working in a structure. She grew up in Loveland, Colorado, and received a BA in Interior Design from Colorado State University. She always loved interiors and architecture but it wasn’t until studying abroad in Spain, surrounded by beautiful European design, that she realized she didn’t want to do anything else. Prior to joining Westward Foundry she worked as a designer with Slifer Designs in Vail Valley, specializing in high-end residential mountain homes. When not working she loves to read (especially sci-fi and fantasy novels — she’s a bit of a nerd), spend time with her dog Zuko, and learn new things.

Courtney Miller, Junior Designer   Courtney’s favorite part of being a designer is the joy and satisfaction she gets from helping people settle into a home that they love, because it speaks to who they are as a family or individual. She grew up in Phoenix, Arizona, and Portland, Oregon, and received her BS in Psychology from Portland State University. From a very young age she took an interest in her surroundings, a passion that only grew over time and especially since becoming a mother. She has worked in procurement for the interior and landscape design firm Design Blue. She’s currently studying for her degree in interior design at PCC and also leads Courtney Miller Designs. Courtney draws inspiration from the beautiful architecture and design in her hometown of Portland, as well as from her extensive travels abroad. She lived in Europe in her early 20s, met her English husband in Spain, and lived in London for three years.

Courtney Miller, Junior Designer

Courtney’s favorite part of being a designer is the joy and satisfaction she gets from helping people settle into a home that they love, because it speaks to who they are as a family or individual. She grew up in Phoenix, Arizona, and Portland, Oregon, and received her BS in Psychology from Portland State University. From a very young age she took an interest in her surroundings, a passion that only grew over time and especially since becoming a mother. She has worked in procurement for the interior and landscape design firm Design Blue. She’s currently studying for her degree in interior design at PCC and also leads Courtney Miller Designs. Courtney draws inspiration from the beautiful architecture and design in her hometown of Portland, as well as from her extensive travels abroad. She lived in Europe in her early 20s, met her English husband in Spain, and lived in London for three years.

Carley Cordrey, Design Intern     Carley Cordrey grew up in Boulder, Colorado and fostered a connection with the nature and art starting at a young age. This connection inspired her to pursue a BA of Environmental Design from the University of Colorado Boulder, focusing on urban design and fine art. Her appreciation for our planet also led her to earn a certificate in the field of renewable and sustainable energy and a LEED accreditation during her time at CU. While studying in Copenhagen, Denmark Carley became intrigued with how the built environment impacts people’s happiness. This drove Carley’s passion for designs which promote the highest quality of life and leave the smallest environmental footprint, from large scale systems such as safe bike lanes to small details such as good lighting. She is an advocate for sustainable transportation, community engagement, childhood development, and believes prioritizing public life should guide urban design. In her free time Carley spends time biking, skiing, hiking, and enjoying Colorado’s sunshine.

Carley Cordrey, Design Intern

Carley Cordrey grew up in Boulder, Colorado and fostered a connection with the nature and art starting at a young age. This connection inspired her to pursue a BA of Environmental Design from the University of Colorado Boulder, focusing on urban design and fine art. Her appreciation for our planet also led her to earn a certificate in the field of renewable and sustainable energy and a LEED accreditation during her time at CU. While studying in Copenhagen, Denmark Carley became intrigued with how the built environment impacts people’s happiness. This drove Carley’s passion for designs which promote the highest quality of life and leave the smallest environmental footprint, from large scale systems such as safe bike lanes to small details such as good lighting. She is an advocate for sustainable transportation, community engagement, childhood development, and believes prioritizing public life should guide urban design. In her free time Carley spends time biking, skiing, hiking, and enjoying Colorado’s sunshine.