meet our team

Danielle Saintard Valiente

Danielle Saintard Valiente

Co-owner, Interior Designer

Danielle is an energetic entrepreneur with a passion for design, public speaking, writing and philanthropy. Deciding that she wanted to be an interior designer at the age of 13, Danielle has not strayed from the path she knew she was destined to pursue. Upon graduating in 2010 with a CIDA accreditation and a Bachelors of Science in interior design from Endicott College, Danielle drove from Beverly, Massachusetts down to Wilmington, North Carolina, a sight unseen. In 2014, Danielle founded Port City Design Group, where she began collaborating with residential and commercial clients in new construction and remodels. Her favorite aspect of being in the design business is the strong relationships she has built with her team, PCDG clients, builders and subcontractors, in addition to implementing strong communication and organization into every project.

Danielle was the recipient of the Wilmington Business Journal’s Women to Watch Awards for the Business Category, The Carousel Center’s Tinman Biggest Heart Award and she has competed on a state-wide level on behalf of her Toastmasters club. She is currently a Board Member of the Cape Fear Literacy Council where she actively participates on the marketing committee. Danielle has written a series of children’s books titled Smunchkin Learns and released her memoir titled 180 Degrees, Emerging from Childhood Darkness in January 2021. Danielle’s hobbies outside of work include weightlifting, teaching dance, hiking and seeking nature adventures with her husband JP and two dogs Cruz and Clarke.

Meghan Haskins

Meghan Haskins

Co-owner, Business Manager

Meghan is a vibrant and creative team member originating from Pittsburgh, PA, but has loved making Wilmington her home since 2021. She graduated with both a Bachelor of Science in Resort, Recreation & Hospitality Management and a Bachelor of Arts in Dance from Slippery Rock University. Upon graduation, she gained experience in the Special Events & Wedding industry where she learned to excel in organization, multitasking, communication and creative skills! Meghan quickly realized that planning events and the management of interior design are directly aligned. Meghan manages the entire back end of Port City Design Group, including logistics, customer service, vendor relations, client relations, placing and tracking orders, accounting and overseeing the warehouse deliveries and installations. Outside of work, you can find her spending time with her friends, traveling all over the world for Taylor Swift concerts, sunbathing at the beach or walking the loop with her dog, Kiwi!

Ingram Ballard

Ingram Ballard

Co-owner, Interior Designer

Ingram was introduced to design at a very young age with her grandfather, father, and uncle all being architects. She would find herself walking job sites and learning how to draw and create custom designs. Ingram graduated from East Carolina University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. Ingram quickly joined PCDG starting out as an intern and has moved her way up to interior designer. She has a passion for creating unique wow factor designs that challenge the status quo. She provides a turnkey experience that connects aesthetics to your emotional connection. Outside of PCDG, Ingram can be found on the Intracoastal waterway or at the barn riding her horses. She has a strong connection with animals and fills her time with the love from her two dogs- Penelope and Harper, three cats- Kaya, Kira, and Hawkins, and her two guinea pigs- Phyllis and Piper!

Ricardo

Ricardo

Project Manager

Ricardo is from Santiago, Chile and moved to the United States with his family ten years ago. In Chile, he studied administration and worked in management, but when he came to the U.S. he found himself enjoying home improvement projects. Ricardo manages the warehouse and helps manage projects with PCDG, where his bilingual abilities are one of his assets. He is also Danielle’s Spanish teacher! Ricardo enjoys outdoor activities and traveling with his wife and two sons to continue discovering the wonders of this country.

Kiwi, Cruz, Clarke

Pup Resources Team

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Because the really cool stuff takes weeks or months to be delivered, the best time to start design considerations is in the early stages of a project.  Contact us today!