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Meet the team

Design is a process of discovery and decisions, all dependent on the dynamics of trust and transparency.

Pamela Brown Forman is the Principal of PBF Homes. Pamela Brown Forman is the Principal of PBF Homes.

PAMELA BROWN FORMAN

Principal

Pam Forman is a highly experienced designer and entrepreneur who has been recognized for her collaborative and customized design approach. Founded with the goal of fusing her corporate experience in client service and project management, with her passion for interior design, PBF Homes creates timeless, transitional interiors that are bespoke to each client’s needs.

Pam is responsible for the overall creative direction, strategic vision, and client management across home renovation, interior design and home staging. She was recently recognized as a 2024 Best of Luxury Design “One to Watch" by Modern Luxury Interiors.

In 2020, Pam seamlessly expanded her studio to include a successful luxury home staging business that combines her acute attention to detail and a deep understanding of the luxury marketplace.

Pam believes the secret to a successful project comes down to the partnership she establishes with her clients. “The more we understand our clients’ needs, the more unique and seamless experiences we can deliver. It’s our job to not only build a space around what they want to see, but how they want to feel.”



When she is not in the office with her fluffy sidekick Finn, you’ll find Pam spending time with her husband and two [grown up] girls.

Rae McCalmont, Director of Staging at PBF Homes

RAE MCCALMONT

Director of Staging

After building a multifaceted styling, buying, and merchandising career in New York City, Atlanta, and Boston, Rae joined PBF Homes to lead Luxury Home Staging in the summer of 2021.

When staging a home, she calls on her merchandising background to deliver optimal floor plans that maximize square footage and highlight each home's architectural details. Her sharp eye, keen design sense, and affinity for layering unexpected texture and color delivers impactful work from exquisite homes to specialty design projects.

Outside of staging luxury properties, Rae can be found adventuring with her husband and three sons, renovating and curating their home, and testing new recipes.

Marissa Rago, Senior Interior Designer at PBF Homes.

MARISSA RAGO

Senior Interior Designer

After beginning her career leading account management for her family's century-old leather repair business, Marissa followed her calling of Interior Design. She joined PBF Homes as an Assistant Interior Designer in 2022 after interning at a Design firm in New Jersey and managing a Chestnut Hill Design Studio.

Marissa’s ability to connect with clients on a personal level gives her the insight to customize designs to merge both aesthetic and functional goals. Her attention to detail ensures that each project is completed as envisioned. When she’s not crafting a design board or building a space plan, you can find Marissa at Tatte or browsing her favorite home décor boutiques.

Marissa Rago, Senior Interior Designer at PBF Homes.
Cindy Henry, Director of Operations at PBF Homes.

CINDY HENRY

Director of Operations

Cindy joined PBF Homes in 2022 and manages office operations and design logistics, including purchasing, tracking, relationship management, and billing. With previous residential design experience, a keen attention to detail and get-it-done attitude, Cindy ensures the most efficient operations at PBF Homes.

In her spare time you will find Cindy running stairs at Harvard Stadium, cooking up a new recipe, walking the dog or wrangling her teenage twins.

Jess Newton, Director of Marketing at PBF Homes.

JESSICA NEWTON

Director of Marketing

With 20 years of experience leading globally recognized marketing campaigns, and a personal passion for interior design, Jessica is responsible for driving the marketing and communications strategy and further building the PBF Homes brand.


Jessica’s work has been featured in publications including Vogue, Hypebeast, Runner’s World, Fast Company, Forbes, NYT and more. In her free time, she enjoys playing dress-up with her five year old daughter, running marathons, and traveling.

Jess Newton, Director of Marketing at PBF Homes.
Emily Tallman

EMILY TALLMAN

Associate Director, Staging

With a well traveled upbringing that included floral design, antiquing, and an early passion for art, Emily has had a lifelong appreciation for visual balance and beauty. With 20+ years of leadership experience across corporate retail design and a focus on floor planning, visual execution and merchandising, Emily brings her creativity and imaginative experience to each Staging project.


Emily currently resides in Newburyport with her husband and two boys and enjoys art museums, gardening, antiquing, spending time with family, and traveling.

Laura Watkin, Project & Move Management Consultant

LAURA WATKIN

Project & Move Management Consultant

As the principal of order, a professional organization and project management firm, Laura partners with PBF Homes to support clients' additional needs in the areas of home sale preparation, home organizing & decluttering, downsizing, and life transitions.

Laura also specializes in project management & space renovation consulting in collaboration with many PBF Homes design projects. She is passionate about preparing spaces for seamless functionality and maximum efficiency.

Laura Watkin, Project & Move Management Consultant
The PBF Homes team is reliable, dynamic, and expert in crafting amazing homes, staging experiences, and more. The PBF Homes team is reliable, dynamic, and expert in crafting amazing homes, staging experiences, and more.

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