the team

HeadshotMichelle Strausbaugh, the owner and principal designer of Reveal Studio, has a distinct love of interior design, an insane passion for pleasing her clients, and a unique desire to make work fun. “I spent the first 15 years of my career growing small companies in high pressure environments. I vowed the next 15 would be just as exciting but way more fun.”

Once research is done and a decision is made, Michelle is not one to test the waters. She tends to jump in fully clothed. So in 2002, she sold her house, quit her job, packed her car and drove 2,461 miles from Pittsburgh to San Diego to follow her passion for interior design. As soon as she hit the West coast, she dove into a rigorous BFA Interior Design program, took full-time employment as a kitchen and bath designer at Expo Design Center, and launched her design business on the side. Life changes are never easy, but if asked, she will tell you it was the hardest and best thing she ever did. Her life now consists of meeting the most interesting people, listening intently to their own stories, and spinning an interior tale reflecting their life travels.

Design Achievements

  • 2015 winner of San Diego Chapter National Kitchen and Bath Association’s Best Small Bath
  • 2014, 2013 and 2012 winner of San Diego Home/Garden Lifestyles magazine’s Bath of the Year award
  • Juror for national and regional National Kitchen and Bath Association’s annual awards
  • Juror for American Society of Interior Designer South Central Chapter’s annual Design Excellence Award
  • Juror for San Diego Home/Garden Lifestyles magazine’s Kitchen of the Year Award
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from CIDA Accredited Design Institute of San Diego
  • National Kitchen and Bath Association’s Certified Kitchen Designer
  • National Kitchen and Bath Association’s Certified Bath Designer
  • Allied ASID member
  • Mentor in the American Society of Interior Design’s Mentorship Program
  • Various volunteer design committees
  • Numerous publications


Siason, MeganAn enthusiastic and passionate professional, Megan Siason, Allied ASID, CID is experienced in the various facets of the residential interiors industry including kitchens and baths.  She is a Certified Interior Designer and holds interior design degrees from San Diego Mesa College as well as San Diego State University.  Recently, she was nationally recognized as one of the industry’s 30 forward-thinking leaders under the age of 30 at KBIS 2015.  From a young age, Megan has had an obsession for enhancing interior spaces from space planning to accessorizing.  Her collaborative energy has made a wonderful addition to the Reveal Studio team.


Vasapollo, MariaMaria Vasapollo is an easy going interior designer who likes to include laughter in the workday. She tends to have perfectionist tendencies (we think due to her accounting background) that serves our clients well in overseeing their projects. Maria loves keeping an eye on the details to ensure the highest level of client satisfaction. She holds a specialized certification in the area of sustainable design as well as a certification in aging-in-place design. Her A.S. Degree in Interior Design and B.S. Degree in Business Management create the perfect blended background for managing interior remodels.