Suna moved to the U.S in 2003 and started Stripe Design Group in 2005 after selling her design practice in the UK. Having navigated a massive down turn in the economy in 2007 - when she decided to open a retail store to keep her busy - Suna has continued to nurture her love of interior design. Today sees Stripe Design Services as a strong contender in the market place and a business that continues to grow and give back to the local community. When she is not at Stripe, Suna is cooking with her children, running in Wilder or plotting home improvement projects with her partner.
Originally from Miami, Ariela studied Interior Design at the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. After years of taking her vacations in California, she decided to set some roots down on the West Coast. In 2009 she moved to Santa Cruz and felt immediately at home. Ariela joined the Stripe team in 2014 and enjoys working on the diverse array of clients and projects that cross her desk. Outside of the studio, Ariela spends her time rock climbing, teaching yoga and exploring the new micro breweries in and around Santa Cruz.