Neary is a Certified Master Kitchen and Bath Designer with more than 30 years of design experience. She began her career in commercial and hospitality design and continued to develop her skills and style designing and building custom cabinetry, case goods and furniture. After twelve years of merchandising, design and training for a national retailer, she began working in the manufacturing segment of the industry. Her responsibilities included development and implementation of business processes, installation programs, showroom space planning and design.

 In addition to her design practice on Vashon Island, Washington, she is a frequent contributor to trade publications and the industry by writing and speaking on a variety of topics of interest for both the design professional and home owner. Neary is also a professional instructor for the National Kitchen and Bath Association offering her comprehensive experience in various applications of design to students and designers nationwide. She is currently part of the Jenn-Air Design Advisory Council, providing feedback from a designer perspective on the Jenn-Air appliance brand as well as other Whirlpool Corporation brands.