Duet Design Group Foundation

About the Foundation

We founded the Duet Design Group Foundation, a registered 501(c)(3), because we believe that everyone should have access to relaxing, beautiful environments. Through our years in the business, we discovered that if a person is comfortable with where they live and work, they are happier, more productive, and more confident in everything they do. That's why it's the mission of the Duet Design Group Foundation to bridge the gap between interior design and the general public, and why we seek to improve the lives of residents of the Denver area who are unable to take advantage of professional design services by creating healing and soothing environments that would otherwise not be available to such individuals.

Foundation Members

Executive Director

In the past 40 years, Lezlie has helped run a high profile medical practice, conducted bookkeeping services for a startup technology company, volunteered extensively in the Denver community, and helped with the office management of Duet Design Group for its first nine years. In recent years, Lezlie has taken the lead in helping create the Duet Design Group Foundation, which has included projects for Third Way Center, Brent’s Place and Caruso Family Charities. She became the Executive Director of the Foundation in 2019. Working with nonprofits has been her passion nearly all her adult life. In her spare time, Lezlie plays golf, exercises, reads and hangs out with friends. However, her greatest joy remains spending time with her 4 children and 8 grandchildren.

Lezlie Goldberg

Executive Director

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Creative, multi-faceted entrepreneur and interior designer who has the capacity to take the fear out of change while providing her clients with the vision to imagine the possibilities. Many have said Devon’s personality is contagious with the unique ability to excite and inspire. She designs with function before form, understanding how spaces will be used prior to design. Even before professional training, Devon could create environments that attracted those around her. Certified in sustainable design, Devon strives to become an advocate for the Tiny House Nation. Her expansive and diverse portfolio has not gone unnoticed attracting clientele across both commercial and residential markets. A fourth generation Colorado native, Devon graduated from both University of Colorado Boulder and Art Institute of Colorado. Tobin’s work has been featured in LUXE magazine, 5280 Home and Denver Life Home + Design.

Devon Tobin


Joshua Sroge began his career in New York City working for a classical music agency prior to relocating to Colorado in 1995. His professional experience spans various industries in a CFO capacity, providing strategic finance and accounting services. Joshua works with early to mid-stage technology companies to raise capital, develop infrastructure, and enable commercialization. In addition to the Duet Foundation, he volunteers his time with the Emergency Family Assistance Association in Boulder and CU Leeds Business School.

Joshua Sroge

Kristin joined the Duet Design Group Foundation Board in 2018. A Colorado business owner, Kristin is President of Oxeye Group LLC, a strategic advisory firm focused on strategic intelligence program development, competitive intelligence, geopolitical risk, and international market entry. She previously worked for a global business risk consultancy in Manhattan and served as a Political Officer in the U.S. Department of State’s Foreign Service. She received her master’s degree in Governmental Administration from the University of Pennsylvania and her bachelor’s degree in International Politics from Pennsylvania State University. In addition to her work with Duet, she also serves on the boards of the Contemporary Alliance and the 7th Avenue Neighborhood Association. Kristin lives in Denver, CO, with her husband and daughter.

Kristin Bahnsen

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A fourth-generation Denverite, Sheryl Goodman is well known and admired throughout our community. She has made it her mission to help others for more than 25 years. Sheryl was adopted through Jewish Family Service and has always believed that since she was given such a wonderful life, it is her obligation to help others. Sheryl has been very active with Jewish Family Service and has served on the JFS Board of Directors for eight years. In addition, she has served on the boards of CHAI, the Anti-Defamation League’s (ADL) Mountain States Regional Office, Jewish Women International, and the Allocation Board at JEWISHcolorado. She has also been very involved with the National MS Society. For her extensive community service work, Sheryl has received numerous awards, including the Minoru Yasui Volunteer Award from The Denver Foundation, and the national ADL’s Young Leadership Award and the local Torch of Liberty Award. Sheryl is married and has a son, Ryan.

Sheryl Goodman

Kelly Wright joined the Duet Design Group Foundation Board in 2018. Kelly has more than 10 years’ experience in commercial banking and is a Commercial Relationship Manager with Community Banks of Colorado. Kelly earned her bachelor’s degree in Finance and Marketing from the University of Tampa graduating magna cum laude. She is actively involved and volunteers with various community organizations including Urban Peak and Junior Achievement. Kelly lives in Aurora, CO, with her husband and daughter.

Kelly Wright

Richard S. Strauss, Esq. is Of Counsel at S&D Law. Mr. Strauss has over 40 years of experience as a practicing attorney. After graduating from the University of Colorado (Boulder) with distinction in 1974, Mr. Strauss received a J.D. degree from the University of Denver College of Law in 1977. Mr. Strauss was associated with the long-time Denver law firm of Hochstadt, Straw, Strauss & Silverman, P.C. since 1977, first as an associate, then as a Partner, and was managing Partner from 2000 until joining S&D Law (formerly known as Silver & DeBoskey, a Professional Corporation) in 2014. Richard has been listed in Colorado Super Lawyers since 2012 and was elected to the American Board of Trial Advocates in 2016. He was Treasurer of the Denver Bar Association from 2006-2012 and has been an administrator of the Waterman Fund, a trust devoted to providing financial assistance to disabled or incapacitated attorneys, since 2014. He currently sits on the Legal Committee of Kavod Senior Living, a retirement/assisted living community in the Denver Cherry Creek area.

Richard S. Strauss

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