Meet Martin Keen & Our Team of Active Design Experts | Focal Upright

Focal Team

Founders

Martin Keen

When do you
feel most energized?

When I’m working with my hands

Martin Keen

Co-founder + Design Director

Martin is the founder and head of design. As CEO, he does whatever it takes on a daily basis, but is happiest working on the steady stream of innovative products for the company. Keeping up with his thoughts (and prototypes) is his biggest challenge, regularly leaving a trail of flotsam in his wake.

Martin is perhaps best known as the founder of KEEN Footwear. He enjoyed a long career as a footwear designer before turning to designing furniture. Martin is a graduate of the Industrial Design program at the Ohio State University. He has received numerous awards for his work and is a frequent speaker at design and entrepreneurial events. As often as he can be, Martin’s on a sailboat, bike, or paddle board. Read More

Mary Hall Keen

When do you
feel most energized?

When I’m enjoying yoga in the mornings

Mary Hall Keen

Co-founder + Managing Director

As a founder, Mary has been known to do most anything at Focal, from creating website content to unloading freight to running payroll. She now mostly focuses on general management, including events, PR, HR, and brand strategy.

Mary arrived here after 20+ years running Keen Design Studio with her husband and Focal founder, Martin. Previously, she ran her own garden design firm working with clients throughout RI and MA. Mary has also served on numerous advisory boards and foundations in the arts and education, and served in elected office on the local school board. She is a graduate of Wittenberg University where she studied Art History and French. Mary enjoys photography, her new paddle board, and good food.

Leadership

Josh Kerst

When do you
feel most energized?

When I’m working in my garden

Josh Kerst

EVP + Principal Ergonomist

Bob DeRoche

When do you
feel most energized?

When I am coaching my youth sports teams

Bob DeRoche

Director of Global Sourcing + Manufacturing

Team

Corey Cantrell

When do you
feel most energized?

When I’m hiking on the side of a mountain

Corey Cantrell

Web + E-Commerce Manager

Daniel Yellin

When do you
feel most energized?

When I start my day with a run

Daniel Yellin

Retail + Affiliate Manager

Dylan Ellal

When do you
feel most energized?

After my morning workout

Dylan Ellal

Graphic Designer

Hattie McLean

When do you
feel most energized?

When I’m reading something intriguing.

Hattie McLean

Social Media Marketing Specialist

Jason Wu

When do you
feel most energized?

When I’m sipping a hot cup of tea

Jason Wu

Project Engineer

Megan Faggella

When do you
feel most energized?

When I’m kickboxing

Megan Faggella

Project Manager & Office Coordinator

Melissa Carrier

When do you
feel most energized?

When I’m playing dress-up with my two girls.

Melissa Carrier

Marketing Manager

Jack

When do you
feel most energized?

Going for walks

Jack

Chief Morale Officer

Louie

When do you
feel most energized?

When I’m eating a treat

Louie

In Memory

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