PrairieMod was founded in 2006 by the design and entrepreneurial team behind Prairie Design Group, home to Prairie Arts and PrairieMod.
Read our mission to discover what PrairieMod is all about.
Photo of Lisa (left), Bryan (center) and Eric (right) copyright Room & Board
Lisa Kelly, Co-Founder & Contributor
Lisa gets props for the creation of "PrairieMod", as she coined the term. Always the maven, Lisa is well-versed in timeless modern design and is constantly refreshing the 1970's ranch she grew up in and later bought from her parents. Pursuing photography, web design and interior decorating have all helped Lisa hone her skills as a talented creative professional.
Eric O'Malley, Co-Founder & Contributor
Eric lives in a Mid-Century Modern ranch, affectionately known as the "Little Red House." He can often be found doing restoration projects to his home on weekends. Outside of his work as a professional designer, Eric dabbles in all sorts of fine art disciplines some of which include ceramics, printmaking, furniture design, and construction.
Bryan Kelly, Managing Editor & Contributor
Bryan helped launch PrairieMod and oversees the daily contributions to the blog. When he isn't busy with work, he passionately shares his interests with anyone who will listen. Typically the laid back and reserved businessman of the group, he can get pretty rambunctious when discussing his latest find or an innovative technology that stirs his blood. For example, he once got super-stoked about a virtual internet phone system and told just about everyone he met!
Martrese White, Contributor
A transplanted New Yorker, Martrese now lives in a new arts & crafts bungalow in Portland, Oregon, with her husband and retired racing greyhound. She designs for a family-owned equestrian supply company, while squeezing in marathons, horseback riding, traveling, sewing projects and baking killer banana bread.
Scott Templeton, Contributor
Scott is a graphic designer who lived in a fantastic Usonian-style house until the age of seven. Many years later he figured out how rare and wonderful it is to be raised in such a place, and has been obsessed with organic architecture ever since. He spends much of his free time hunting down and mapping the built work of lesser-known apprentices and followers of Frank Lloyd Wright. He lives with his wife and two boys in a Wisconsin town where Wrightian architecture is abundant, and gets through the winters by engaging in his other obsession: curling.
Jared Fanning, Contributor
Jared is a designer living in the Chicago suburbs (17.7 miles from Frank Lloyd Wright's studio, and 3.6 miles from the Prairie Design Group HQ). He spends his days designing good-looking things and marketing for a financial company, then spends nights constantly arranging and rearranging his apartment with his newlywed wife.
Mike Martin, Contributor
A resident of the great state of Wisconsin and an aspiring soon to be Architect, Mike resides in a Mid-Century ranch tucked away in the middle of the quaint little town with his wife and three children. A avid Frank Lloyd Wright fanatic and Intern Architect for a design-build contractor in the Fox River Valley of Wisconsin, he also is a big fan of baseball, music and principle based architecture.
Allison Coffee Perlowski, Contributor
Allison a freelance graphic designer/production artist, is a transplanted New Yorker. She moved in September 2008, to the northern suburbs of Chicago with her creative director husband where they bought a 1962 split level home with a state-of-the-art kitchen...if it was 1973. They plan on slowly updating the house after they get the important essentials done like furnaces, electrical repairs and a new roof. Until then, she’s learning to cook with her electric Corning Cookmates cooktop and exploring all that the the city of Chicago has to offer.