Our Team

Dale S. Crittenden

Founder/ Owner

Dale’s journey started in the early 1970’s while attending Temple University studying architectural design. After graduating, he studied graphic design and illustration at Philadelphia College of Art which then lead to the opportunity of him working closely with several high end, custom home builders in Pennsylvania.

In 1979, he found his way to Portland, Oregon, where he quickly fell in love with the city and state. Building and designing furniture at Lloyd’s Interiors and Geertz Contemporary Furniture, he acquired even more hands on experience in design.

After working in his sole proprietorship of construction business in 1993, Dale developed DSC Design Works. His skill set has become more diverse with each project he undertakes, and his passion continues to grow with each day. Through his hard work and surrounding himself with mutually skilled craftsman, Dale has acquired the knowledge and tools to fulfill the value proposition that he sets out to achieve in his career and DSC Design Works.

“I owe a lot to my family, my wife, four children, and five grandchildren (with two more on the way). To say the least, I look forward to that next challenge around the corner.” – Dale


Randy Dedrickson

Master Craftsman & Lead Cabinet Maker

Randy’s career began in 1974, where he got his first job in construction. Though he enjoyed construction throughout the years, he also had an affinity for building and shortly after, in 1980, he began cabinetmaking. During his time as a cabinet maker he gained insurmountable hands on experience as a craftsman. Randy is a valued part of DSC Design Works team and has been with us for years. He is a master in the art of taking ideas and designs and turning them into a reality. He works as our master craftsman, lead cabinet maker, and finish carpenter. He is a multi talented individual with an incredible eye for detail.

Randy is an Oregon native and currently lives in Portland, OR. He is happily married and enjoys living an active lifestyle in his beautiful city. Some of his hobbies include hiking with his dogs, kayaking, biking, boat building, fishing and camping. One of his favorite quotes is “Regard Heaven as your Father, Earth as your Mother, and all living things as your Brothers and Sisters.”


Blake Mahon

Social Media & Marketing Director

Blake Mahon is a seasoned social marketing professional whose experience helps businesses and organizations take their company to the next level. He believes in living a life of integrity and doing what is good for people.  To Blake, businesses is about building relationships and being able to understand another person’s vision such that they are left able to create exactly what they need to reach their full potential.

Over the years, Blake has helped businesses run and manage promotional campaigns, and generate loyal followers that turn into clients and lifetime customers. His clients have lived in multiple places ranging from North America to Costa Rica and Australia. He is particularly passionate about photography, videography, networking and collaborating with others, and increasing visibility and social media platforms that are based on the individual needs of the client.


Julie Gingell

Design & Project Manager

Julie spent her childhood in the mountains of Colorado before moving to Portland in ‘95. She has a love for the outdoors, architecture and design. While studying at the Art Institute of Portland in the Interior Design program, Julie spent 6 years working and managing in a design showroom specifying interior furnishings for clients. Before joining DSC Design Works she worked as Project Manager for a local interior design firm.

Julie’s has experience in both Residential and Commercial design. Her approach to design is adaptable to many aesthetics, be it traditional, transitional, contemporary, etc., and her expertise shines through where design meets function – by helping select the right materials for each area of the home. Julie loves working closely with the client, contractor and vendor to ensure a successful project.

On her off time she loves taking her boys on adventures in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.


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