Meet The Team
Cathy DiMauro, Owner/Designer/Project Manager
Cathy has lived her entire life in Carteret County. She has worked and played hard in the Crystal Coast Waters and has a passion for boats. Cathy started her career in the yachting industry when she went to work for a local boat builder in 1993. Within a few years she headed a crew of 14, and was responsible for the interior and exterior wood finishing and finial detail on new construction. In 1996, she went back to school, locally, to get an Associate’s degree in interior design. It took several years to achieve, while working full time. Cathy had seen in the first couple of years of working with the boat builder that the boats were shifting from charter boat to sport fishing yacht and the clientele were in need of a designer to help with their selections.
In 2003, she traded in stock that she had acquired with the boat builder for her new work space and machines. With the blessing of the boat builder, she opened Crystal Coast interiors. May of 2014 will make for her eleventh year in business. With her attention to detail and knowledge of space planning, she has been able to maintain the daily functionality of a boat while creating beautiful and elegant interiors. She has many return clients and is always excited to meet and work with someone new.
Elizabeth Lewis, Fabrication Shop Manager/Custom Seamstress
Elizabeth is also a Carteret county native. She grew up on Bogue Sound, playing and eating out of our local water with her father being a commercial fisherman. She has a love and respect for the ocean and our hard working fisherman. She started her sewing profession at Hudson manufacturing, sewing clothing for professional athletes and when that business closed she went to work for Cross Creek Apparel for eight years. In 2002, she change gears and worked for Parker Marine, a local boat manufacturer. At Parker Marine she worked as a rigger, fiber glassed rigging boxes, and finished inside space with hull liner. In 2007, she came to us at Crystal Coast Interiors. Since then, she has excelled in custom bedding, seating and upholstery. She is the fabrication shop manager and takes pride in the product that we design and produce.
Patricia Davis Hunnings, Designer/Project Manager/Business Manager/Custom Seamstress
As a native from Harker’s Island, born and raised in Carteret County, Patricia has enjoyed boats and the ocean all of her life. At the age of 13, she was learning how to apply varnish, wall coverings and general boat wash, and detail for her own spending money. After working in banking for a couple of year’s right out of college, she then decided to try her hand at marine soft good fabrication and installation. In April of 2015, she began her new career with Crystal Coast Interiors, where she has excelled in patterning, sewing, and installation of some of our most complicated cushions. Patricia works closely with clients to create unique designs for their boat’s style. As project manager, she focuses on each client’s needs and design concepts to ensure a finished design that the owner desires. With many great designs and returning clients, it is safe to say that she is a natural.
Born and raised in Carteret County, Anna, like many members of our team, has grown up loving the coast and the ocean. Graduating from East Carolina University with a degree in Fabric Design, and a BFA in Textiles, Anna has extensive experience in design and application. Her background and natural talent as a seamstress has made her our go to person for custom mattress pads, sheets, cushions, furniture, and more. Anna excels in sewing some of our most complicated bedding designs and is always one that is willing to learn new techniques to ensure customers with the best quality for their custom marine interiors.