Meet the Team

DONNA KRUSE

Interior Design

Donna Kruse, a design consultant, collaborates with other professionals to create fresh, distinctive and innovative designs. She began her career as an in-house designer for El Torito Restaurants, designing projects across the U.S., and ended her five years there as Director of Design. For the next 15 years, she was employed at a prominent Orange County design firm specializing in hospitality design and worked on a variety of projects from hotel lobbies to quick casual and full-service dining. Projects in California include Urbane Café, San Luis Obispo; The Catch, Anaheim; and Taps Fish House and Brewery, Brea.

Donna received her BFA in interior design from the University of California Long Beach.

WHAT I’D EAT FOR MY LAST MEAL:

A light, fresh seasonal salad topped with grilled chicken

“I love the operational approach that Synergy takes to design, truly balancing the food, service and brand.”