Anne Folsom Smith

As President and Owner of Anne Folsom Smith Interior Design, Anne has been practicing her art for the past 39 years. Smith is a native of Knoxville, Tennessee, but has adopted Sarasota as her home. She attended East Tennessee State University as well as the University of Tennessee and hold credentials as an Associate AIA, ASID and is a Florida Licensed Designer.

Anne Folsom Smith Interior Design was established in 1983 with a staff of two and has grown to its present staff of 10. Her firm is actively involved in projects locally and nationally. Anne has received numerous awards including The Aurora and Fame Awards, Designer of the DCOTA and Who’s Who in Interior Design. She has been published in Southern Living, Southern Accents, Architectural Digest, Florida Design, Traditional Homes, Southern Homes and Coastal Living.

Fabiola Softas

Senior Designer
 Fabiola is a graduate of Western Michigan University whose accreditations include Allied ASID Member and Florida Licensed Interior Designer. Prior to joining the AFSID team as Senior Designer in 1995. Fabiola gained experience as a furniture designer and space planner in Athens, Greece and as an interior design consultant with Jacobson’s Stores, Inc.

She has completed numerous contemporary and traditional design projects incorporating sustainable and green materials and has had projects featured in various local and national publications. Her responsibilities include client consultation, design concepts, project and budget analysis and development and space planning. Born and raised in Athens, Fabiola now lives in Bradenton with her daughter Amanda. In her spare time she enjoys volunteering at the Cat Depot, visiting with family, traveling, fishing and going to the beach.

Craig Striepe

A native of Sarasota and Graduate of Florida State University with a degree in Interior Design, Craig joined Anne in 1987. His responsibilities as the construction Manager for AFSID include scheduling and coordination of sub-contractors, site visits, and inspection of sub-contractors work with a focus on maintaining high quality and timely project completion. He provides valuable input to the designers to resolve construction issues and plays a key role in drafting and design.

Craig enjoys time with his family, fishing and boating.

Cindi Perkins

Cindi Perkins grew up in Sarasota returning to the area after college and brief stops in Atlanta and Dallas. After many years as Human Resource Manager with Jacobson’s Stores, Inc., Cindi Joined AFSID in 1998 where her responsibilities include design assistance, project story boards, client communications and project installation. She has a passion for animals and enjoys cooking and traveling in her spare time.

Aymer Ruiz

Aymer Ruiz Joined Ann Folsom Smith Interior Design in 2018 and is part of the Design Team, focusing on Drafting and in charge of 3D Renderings.

Ruiz studied at the University of Palermo in Buenos Aires, Argentina and graduated from LaSalle College International with a Degree in Interior Design.

Aymer was born and raised in Bogota, Colombia, but has made Sarasota his home. In his spare time he loves learning about new cultures, traveling and has a great passion for other languages. Biking, working out and spending time with his daughter round out his busy life.

Diana Waters

Diana holds the position of Accountant for AFSID. She joined Anne in 2021 after 30 plus years of experience in the Accounting field. In her free time, she enjoys time with her husband, maintaining and redecorating her homes.

Jamie Ring

A native of Grand Rapids, Michigan, Jamie earned her BFA from Kendall College of Art and Design, Ferris State University. Her education was enhanced by a semester abroad studying Interior and Furniture Design at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland.

Upon graduation she worked as a Designer in the luxury custom carpet industry where her carpet designs were featured in publications such as Architectural Digest. In 2021 Jamie turned her focus to Interior Design, joining Anne Folsom Smith Interior Design and relocating to Sarasota, where she has formed a passion for residential design, meeting with clients and problem solving. Jamie loves spending spare time with her two cats, Louie and Finn, traveling, time with Family and friends and trying new restaurants along the coast.

Jill Butterworth

Jill Butterworth joined Anne Folsom Smith Interior Design in 2022 and brings a wealth of knowledge in Interior design, construction, millwork, and drafting. Her strengths in space planning, problem solving, attention to detail and strong client relationships have added additional depth to the Design Team.

Jill earned her BFA from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Il. Her design career began in Chicago, where she practiced Retail Store Planning for Sears and several prominent Interior Design Firms. She relocated to Texas and North Caroline continuing to increase her skill set and experience. In 2002 she move to Sarasota where she established her own business to practice hospitality and commercial design. When not at work, she loves to spend time with her husband two sister Labrador puppies. The Team loves “Kona Tuesday and Thursday” when one of the two Labs joins her in the workplace

Samantha Crews

Samantha Crews joined Anne Folsom Smith Interior Design as Purchasing Manage in September of 2022. He depth of knowledge and charming British accent provide a delightful addition to the Staff.

Born and educated in England, Sam’s degree in Business Studies prepared her to handle the many demands and attention to detail required in her day to day responsibilities. In her free moments, she enjoys time with her family & friends, walking her dog, staying fit and travel.