The Team

Amy Youngblood

AMY YOUNGBLOOD
FOUNDER // LEAD INTERIOR DESIGNER

Amy began her career in interior design over 20 years ago. She has worked for several design firms, both residential and commercial. With a strong background as an accomplished artist, Amy fused her creative abilities along with her business and design experience to launch Amy Youngblood Interiors in 2009. Both Amy’s artwork and design commissions have been featured over the years in the local and national media. Amy’s appreciation of all styles has made her known for her clean-lined, yet comfortable, sophisticated look.

Born in Michigan, Amy received her Bachelor of Arts degree at DePauw University with a Major in Communications, and later received a degree in Interior Design at Mount Saint Joseph University, graduating Magna Cum Laude with an emphasis on Art History. Amy has since taught interior design courses at the Mount Saint Joseph University in addition to having served as President of the school’s ASID Chapter. Amy also serves on various charity boards and is a consultant and investor in the local fashion and design industry in Cincinnati. As past President of Cincinnati Business Network, Amy enjoys networking with and mentoring other entrepreneurial business owners. She is also an active member of the OTR Chamber of Commerce, a member of the ArtsWave's Women's Leadership Roundtable, a founding member of the Contemporary Arts Center's prestigious Womxn's group, and a regular expert guest on local television. In addition, Amy has been named one of "Ohio's Top Interior Designers" by The LuxPad, an international publication specializing in high-end interior design. Her work is also regularly featured on HGTV.com. Amy was recently a featured speaker at NeoCon, an honor of being chosen among hundreds of interior designers. 

When Amy is not growing her eponymous firm, she enjoys traveling with her husband Tom and two teenagers as well as exploring the food and culture of Cincinnati. An avid fitness buff, she can be found at her trainer's studio or at a Pilates class. She is also fashion lover and integrates it into her designs. Check out Amy's fashion, style, and local event blog, Cincinnista. Amy continues to accept prestigious art commissions as her schedule allows. Please view her work at amyyoungbloodsportsart.com.

Amy Youngblood Interiors is certified as a Women's Business Enterprise (WBE) through the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), the nation's largest third party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women in the US.

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Kendall Miller

KENDALL MILLER

INTERIOR DESIGNER

Kendall Miller grew up in the Cincinnati area, residing in Northern Kentucky where she envisioned eventually becoming an Interior Designer. She graduated with a Bachelors of Art in Interior Design from University of Kentucky's College of Design graduating Magna Cum Laude. The esteemed program had an emphasis on commercial design, however Kendall is excited to work in all areas of design, including residential and hospitality at Amy Youngblood Interiors.

While in school, Kendall was involved as an Ambassador for the College of Design and as a Peer Mentor for a Living Learning Program on campus. In addition, she was a Scholarship and Honor Award Recipient from the College of Design. Her love of dogs also led her to become involved in a program called 4Paws, a student organization that works with the socialization and training of service dogs.

Kendall appreciates different aspects found in traditional, modern, contemporary, art deco, and mid-century modern design and often her work reflects elements found within all these design styles.

Kendall is an avid UK basketball fan, and when a game is on it has her full attention. She loves attending games at Rupp Arena when she gets the chance. She also enjoys spending time with her friends and family, often taking short weekend trips to new and exciting places with her cousins and friends.

In her free time, Kendall enjoys drawing, reading, or catching up on the latest Grey’s Anatomy episodes. She's known to spend lazy nights working on drawings and listening to music.

Tom Boylan

TOM BOYLAN

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

In addition to running the daily financials of the firm, Tom has an active role in brand strategy and marketing, customer service, and project management at AYI.

Tom brings a variety of skills and experience to AYI. A native of Cincinnati and later Florida, Tom attended DePauw University graduating with a degree in Psychology and Business. After graduating he spent several years in Boston and Chicago as a stockbroker before moving back to Cincinnati to work in management for his family's commercial real estate business.

Tom's next chapter in life would include a big move to Colorado where he managed both of the ski schools at Copper Mountain and Beaver Creek, in addition to becoming a sought after certified ski and snow board instructor. Some of his clients included celebrities and such names as then Vice President and family, Joe Biden.

Upon returning to the Midwest 5 years ago, Tom embarked on yet another venture as an entrepreneur by purchasing and expanding a successful breakfast restaurant as well as other food supply entities.

In his free time, Tom loves to experience his Colorado sports by snowboarding out West and playing hockey weekly. In addition, he is an avid cook and golfer. As married to the founder of the firm, he most enjoys his role as a husband to Amy and stepfather to their two kids.

Kelli Tarantino

KELLI TARANTINO

DIRECTOR OF MARKETING

Kelli manages all things marketing for AYI including communication, website optimization and blogging, social media, email marketing, public relations, print and advertising. With a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing from Oklahoma State University, she has more than 30 years’ experience in marketing, sales and management in a wide variety of industries. Kelli prides herself on keeping up with the constantly changing digital landscape to ensure AYI gets noticed. Having lived in the Cincinnati area for over 20 years, she supports the community through networking and volunteer opportunities.

Kelli is passionate about and specializes in working with small business owners who understand the value of marketing their companies, but simply don't have time, resources or expertise to develop and implement necessary strategies and tactics on a consistent basis. 

In her free time, you'll find Kelli at a local gym taking in a yoga or fitness class. She also enjoys water and snow skiing, as well as traveling with her husband and 3 grown children. An avid New England Patriots fan, she has two golden doodle grand dogs named Tedy and Brewski, who have their own Instagram channel.