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Distinctive Kitchen & Appliance

Meet The Team

Greg Wolfe, Sales

After working in his father’s appliance business for years, Greg came to help his brother, Brian, in 1997, when Brian moved Appliance World to its current location on Duraleigh Rd. Raleigh. He has won several awards from our vendors for being the top salesperson in the region and even won a trip to London.

He enjoys sharing his knowledge with customers to help them pick the best appliance to fit their needs. Greg makes sure to explain the differences in quality and features to the customer to help them make the best decision. In his spare time, he enjoys playing some golf to relax on the links.

Terri Beardslee, Sales

Terri has a longtime history in the Appliance industry, first working as a Kitchen Design Assistant in New Orleans from 1999-2002. She also worked at the original Appliance World from 2002-2014 and returned back to Distinctive Kitchen & Appliance World in March 2018.

She enjoys helping customers select appliances that best fit their needs. Terri also loves to help customers discover how appliances can enhance their cooking experience. Outside of work Terri enjoys spending time with her Husband, whether it’s a lazy day at the Lake or an afternoon of shopping and lunch at Southpoint .

Leslie Cohen, Director of Design

Leslie Cohen, CKD, CID, AID, ASID, is a nationally acclaimed designer, winner of 41 design awards, and has been featured in more than 80 publications. Leslie is a National Kitchen and Bath Association Certified Kitchen Designer, California State Certified Interior Designer, North Carolina Alliance of Interior Designers member, and professional level member of the American Society of Interior Designers.

Leslie enjoys spending time with her husband, her dog, and her friends; playing guitar; going to concerts, theaters, galleries, and gardens; traveling and meeting new people; yoga, walking, golfing, biking, and racing cars.

Michelle Bonds, Designer

Michelle is the lead designer in our office, helping Eddie and Leslie doing some of the more complicated computer designs. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and an Associate’s degree in Interior Design. For 10 years, she owned her own business creating artwork from recycled materials. Through this endeavor she honed her organizational, technical, and creative skills and she brings those talents to our team. Michelle is a member of the Alliance of Interior Designers and an ASID Allied Member.
She enjoys the technical aspects of design, including drafting and space planning, and enjoys the diversity of the projects she works on. In her spare time, Michelle enjoys running, hiking with her dog, spending time with her family and traveling to new places.

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  • I want to emphasize how good Stephanie and Keith are. They were both creative, attentive and personable. They coordinated their efforts consistently and effectively. They're both very good at their jobs. - John L.
  • Good morning Leslie....I just wanted to thank you again for going the distance with me yesterday. I'm really happy with the choices. - Jenny B.
  • Hi Leslie, I had fun yesterday, we made great progress!! We appreciate how simple you have made this process for us. The more I look at the kitchen design, the more I like it. - Deanna R.
  • Eddie you and your team have been excellent.  Leslie is amazing and is able to deal with both the personal and business side of things. Not to mention juggling my family while completing this project. - Gwen J.
  • My kitchen has been transformed from a dark and dingy room…into the bright and cheerful heart of the home.  I enjoy cooking so much more and guests spend most of their time hanging out in the kitchen because it is so warm and welcoming. - Beth M.