Tiffany Esser, LEED AP
Tiffany Esser, LEED AP, has been a full time faculty member for over 20 years in the Interior Design program at Madison Area Technical College. She has taught a wide range of courses during her career including beginning and advanced course work and manages Internship placement for the program. Tiffany’s approach for course facilitation is to create an environment that fosters individual expression, creativity and providing support that empowers others.
Tiffany holds a Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design from the American College for the Applied Arts, Atlanta, GA. Additionally she began her educational journey in the very program that she now teaches and has an Associate Degree of Applied Arts in Interior Design from Madison Area Technical College, Madison, WI. Among her educational experiences Tiffany also studied at the American College for the Applied Arts in London, England for 3 terms.
Prior to teaching, Tiffany worked extensively in the Commercial Design industry. Her experience includes working as a Corporate Designer for American Family Insurance, a Dealership Designer for Wisconsin Office Interiors and as an Interior Designer for the Design Build firm Financial Structures, Inc. in Atlanta, GA.
In the spring of 2009, Tiffany earned her Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED AP) qualification and has been NCIDQ certified (National Council for Interior Design Qualification) since 1994. Tiffany is an Accredited Staging Professional (ASP) and is has previously served as the Ambassador for the Wisconsin chapter of International Association of Home Staging Professionals (IAHSP). She has also been featured in Brava magazine and most recently, was the interior designer for a residence in the 2014 Madison Area Builders Association Parade of Homes.
Jessica Feggestad, ASID, IDEC
Jessica Feggestad, ASID, IDEC is an instructor and the program director for the Interior Design Program at Madison Area Technical College. Prior to becoming an educator in 2004, Jessica was a corporate interior designer and construction project manager with American Family Insurance in Madison, Wisconsin.
Jessica holds a bachelor’s degree in interior design from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and has been certified by the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) since 2001. She is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree in Adult Education through UW Platteville.
Her teaching expertise and emphasis is in commercial design, lighting and computer-aided drawing and presentation techniques. As the program director for the interior design department at Madison College, Jessica coordinates and manages the day to day, and also the strategic operations of the department, and is the first point of contact for prospective interior design program students.
Jessica is a professional member of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and the Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC). She has served in several board positions for the Wisconsin Chapter of ASID, including president, and has also served a term on the ASID national board of directors, receiving the ASID Chapter Medalist award as recognition for her volunteer efforts.
Lisa Nienhaus, CKD, CBD
Lisa Nienhaus, CKD, CBD, received her Associates of Applied Science Degree in Interior Design from Madison Area Technical College. Prior to joining the faculty at Madison College in 2005, Lisa worked for 14 years in the kitchen and bath industry.
The kitchen and bath area is where Lisa’s true passion in design lies. Lisa has been a member of the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) since 1996, and has passed both the Certified Kitchen Designer (CKD) and Certified Bath Designer (CBD) exams. Lisa is active in the local chapter of NKBA; and has served in many positions on the board of directors for the Wisconsin Chapter, including as president.
Lisa has taught such classes as Kitchen and Bath Design, Building and Furniture Construction, Textiles, and Materials and Finishes.
Dustin Struckmeyer, ASID, LEED AP
Dustin Struckmeyer, ASID, LEED AP ID + C, is an interior design instructor at Madison College, where he teaches a variety of subjects including courses covering architectural drawing techniques, sustainability, aging in place, and universal design.
Dustin holds a Bachelor’s of Business Administration degree from Western Michigan University and an Associate of Applied Arts in Interior Design from Madison College where he now teaches. He is also currently working towards a Master of Science in Adult Education degree from UW Platteville. He is a National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) certificate holder, an accredited professional of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) specializing in Interior Design and Construction, and serves as the faculty advisor for the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Student Chapter at Madison College.
Prior to teaching, Dustin owned his own residential design studio and was also employed with Potter Lawson, Inc., an architectural design firm where he was an interior designer working in their education, municipal, corporate, and health care studios. Dustin continues to provide design consultation services to his residential clients in the Madison area.