Sarah Parker Charles

DEC, IDNL, NCIDQ #021827

Partner and Interior Designer

For over a decade, Sarah has successfully managed interior design projects from conception to conclusion at some of the top design firms in North America. Her project background from Montreal, Chicago, and St. John’s brings a diverse range of commercial and residential design experience to the studio and its clients. Regardless of scope or size, she brings boundless creativity and endless practicality to create spaces that feel modern, yet timeless.

 Hospitality, Corporate Office, Healthcare, Senior Assisted Living

Nancy Shepherd Bragg


Partner and Interior Designer

After obtaining her Bachelor of Interior Design at Mount Royal University and practicing Interior Design in Western Canada, Nancy returned home to St. John’s bringing with her design experiences from across the country. She has worked on a broad scope of projects including commercial offices, hospitality spaces and food-service franchise design, as well as educational facilities. As an accredited LEED AP since 2009, Nancy adopts a sustainable approach to her projects by simply designing for longevity. She believes that establishing a connection between people and their surroundings is the underlying principle of any successful interior design project.

Industries: Corporate Office, Hospitality, Food Service Franchise Design, Education

Catherine Rideout

Senior Building and Design Technologist

Catherine Rideout is a senior technologist with 15 years’ experience. She has gained diverse skillset in project management, coordination and contract administration to ensure the end product meets our clients expectations. Thriving on organization and positive work culture, Catherine is responsible for managing the resources of the design team, while overseeing the quality assurance processes of the firm.

 Industries: Community Institutional, Education, Healthcare, Warehouse/Light Industrial, Corporate/Office, Single Family Residential

Melissa Royal

Senior Building and Design Technologist

Melissa Royal is a skilled technologist with over 15 years’ experience working across Eastern Canada, detailing and drawing the built environment.
In her role at Carvel & Helm, she is responsible for producing drawing packages using advanced building modelling software, as well as leading multidisciplinary coordination while overseeing the contract administration phase on projects. Melissa is motivated, enthusiastic, and organized – making her a strong asset to our team.

Industries: Airport & Aviation, Arts & Entertainment, Corporate Office, Education, Financial Institutions, Food & Beverage/Restaurant, Healthcare, Retail, and Mixed-Use Commercial, Warehouse/Light Industrial

Soodi Ghorbani


Building and Design Technologist

Soodi Ghorbani graduated with her Bachelor of Architecture from Azad University of Bandar Abass, Iran, over 10 years ago. Since moving to Newfoundland, she has gained valuable experience in Canadian building design and construction. Her extensive portfolio of work includes mixed-use high-rise residential developments as well as participating in international design competitions. She is proficient in both interior and architectural detailing, which has given her the expertise to create functional, practical, yet stunning spaces for clients. Soodhi continues to demonstrate her skillset as a  well-established, visualization specialist in providing 3D renderings and building modelling.

Soodi values the significance of teamwork and thrives in a positive working environment.

 Industries: Hospitality, Residential and Commercial Office.

Sandra Ward

Building and Design Technologist

After working in the commercial steel industry for over ten years, Sandra Ward earned her Diploma in Architectural Engineering Technology from the College of the North Atlantic. Since her graduation she has been working as a technologist in building design and construction. Sandra is proficient with Revit and AutoCAD. She is highly motivated and results oriented, which makes her a great addition to the C&H Team. A skilled technical designer making each client and deliverable a priority.

 Industries: Commercial Construction.

Heather Tucker

Office Administrator

Born and raised in Newfoundland & Labrador, Heather decided to remain a local after achieving her Hospitality Tourism Management diploma from the College of the North Atlantic. Over the past 10 years, Heather has gained a lot of insight and invaluable experience across a variety of local industries; with an attention to colleague and client satisfaction.

Heather brings her strong organizational skills to the day-to-day operations at Carvel & Helm and focuses on creating a seamless transition from project concept to delivery. As a chronic multitasker, she handles administration, procurement and accounting functions while anticipating everyone’s needs to ensure an efficient workspace.

Titan Rideout

CGO, Chief Guard Officer

Titan joined the C&H Team in 2020, quickly making his way up the ranks he’s now the top guard of the C&H Office. (Sorry, Heather!)

His warm demeanor and wagging tail greets every guest upon arrival. While it may seem like Titan spends a lot of time sleeping on the job, he does like to sit in on project meetings, and spends his creative time gazing out the main office window – waiting for project samples from FedEx to arrive.

When he’s not at the office, Titan enjoys going for walks and playing outside, making new friends and spending time with his human, Senior Building Design Technologist, Catherine Rideout.

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