Stephanie Thornton Plymale is the CEO of Heritage School of Interior Design. Stephanie calls Lake Oswego, Oregon, home.
From a young age, Stephanie had an insatiable desire to create a feeling of home. This incited her passion for interior design which led to her successful career working in nearly every facet of the industry, including residential, commercial, retail curation, fabrication and staging. After 18 years of owning her own firm, Stephanie felt ready to pursue her next chapter. It was then that she took over Heritage School of Interior Design. Stephanie’s vision was to make education accessible to all who were interested in excelling in the industry. Stephanie enjoys inspiring design as a content creator on social media.
Stephanie has supported hundreds of students in achieving their dream careers. Many alumni have gone on to win prestigious awards and begin wildly successful businesses. Stephanie continues to balance family life with promoting Heritage, the success of its students, staff, continually growing community and philanthropic efforts.Stephanie recently founded the Heritage Home Foundation, which serves our foster youth and homeless community, and is an advocate for non-profit organizations including Project Lemonade, William Temple House and Treehouse. She also currently serves on the board for Project Lemonade.
Stephanie’s childhood, family life and career is unique yet she takes heart in knowing that life’s lessons are universal and that everyone has a story. Her goal is to inspire others to share their stories and be empowered to live the life of their dreams.
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