Tara is currently pursuing her degree as a scholarship student in the School of Interior Design at Anderson University. In addition to her Interior Design Scholarship, Tara was also awarded the Rouse Scholarship, Baptist Scholarship, the Anderson University Grant, and the SC Life Scholarship. She is a recent honor graduate of Pickens High School. She was Vice President (Junior Year) and President (Senior Year) of the Pickens High School Chapter of the National Art Honor Society. She received departmental awards in both Art and Photography throughout high school. Tara participated in a number of art exhibitions and competitions and was honored for her work in reduction block prints, altered books, and drawing. Tara was also a recipient of a national art award. She won seven awards in the AOP Science Fair and a trip to New Mexico to participate in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair for her specialized roof design. She was also chosen by faculty and staff as the “Best All-Around Senior Girl” as well as being awarded Faculty Choice.
Angela Case grew up having a father who was a successful builder. At an early age, she acquired a natural interest in the building industry and building processes. She enjoyed reviewing home plans with her father and with his inspiration, she knew early on that she wanted a career that was associated with building design.
After attending Anderson College with a double associate’s degree in fashion merchandising and interior design, she then transferred to Western Carolina to complete her Bachelor of Science degree in interior design in 1986. She graduated magna cum laude with both degrees and was honored with “Most Creative Student” and “Outstanding Senior” awards in the interior design program.
Following college, Angela joined a design firm and worked there for eight years. During this time, she also designed house plans for several of her father’s clients. She enjoyed collaborating with her father on these projects.
In 1994, she opened her own interior design firm in the upstate. Initially, the company specialized in residential design. Through the years, the company grew in clientele and staff and has been responsible for completing hundreds of residential and commercial projects on the eastern seaboard. In 2001, her husband, George, resigned his management position in a manufacturing facility to assist in the business and to facilitate its growth.
In 1998, Angela was awarded the Beautification Award by the Pickens Greater Chamber of Commerce. She served as a director on this chamber board from 2000 – 2001.
In 2004, Angela contributed her expertise to receive the Pinnacle Award for South Carolina Home and Garden Magazine for residential design in an upstate South Carolina home. Currently, she serves on the Board of Architectural Review in Pickens, S.C.
Angela and George have three sons, Andrew, Matthew, and John Nolan which bring them great joy. Together, the family enjoys being outdoors and participating in and watching sporting events. They all are active in their church and community. Since their youngest son, John Nolan, has Down Syndrome, they are supporters of Special Olympics and other special-needs interests.