John Young is the founder and owner of Preferred Ergonomics. He was born and raised in South Florida, where he still resides with his daughter, Madison. John grew up loving to learn about how things worked, which led him to study and become an electronic warfare operator in the US Navy. After 6 years of working and teaching in the military, John broke a bone in his lower back, causing him a great deal of pain. He then became interested in learning about the many steps he could take to develop a stronger back that caused less pain. Once honorably discharged from the Navy, John took up studying kinesiology at Florida Atlantic University. He there learned all about muscle movement and how it affected overall health. When it came time for John to graduate, and find his way into an office, he found the office workstation was not conducive to his injured back. In the midst of working, he found an ergonomic chair which would eventually change his working habits all together and virtually end his back pain. John thought what better way to use his kinesthetic knowledge, than to share the ergonomic world with others. It is with this conjunction of service and knowledge that John found his passion for ergonomics and founded Preferred Solutions Group.
South Florida Interior Designer Natalia Chinea was born in Puerto Rico, then moved to and grew up in South Florida. After working in the real estate industry for over 10 years as a paralegal and performing hundreds of closings, working hand in hand with realtors, lenders, buyers and sellers, she chose to pursue a creative career. She obtained her fine arts bachelor’s degree at Ai Miami International University of Art & Design and gained her experience during her internships, at Artefacto and Luxury Living the exclusive retailers for Fendi Casa and Bentley Home. As well as working for CORT a Berkshire Hathaway Company as the South Florida District interior designer. Currently she is the Scholarship Director for N.E.W.H. Network for Executive Women in Hospitality and an Allied member of ASID American Society of Interior Designers. Natalia has designed, staged, renovated and redesigned residential and commercial projects, throughout the tri-county area. Her personal and professional experience make her an expert in assisting homeowners, realtors and investors make sound decisions in order to achieve their goals. She is passionate about design and enthusiastic about helping people accomplish their dreams. Natalia’s affinity for classical forms and close attention to detail, texture and color permeate a sophisticated and elegant approach to functional environments. Often her projects begin with only one or two spaces and develop into full scale designs and renovations. Natalia’s clients value her attention to detail, her enthusiasm, energy and her ability to translate her client’s lifestyle and preferences into inspiring, functional spaces.
Michelle is a South Florida native, bringing to Preferred Ergonomics many years of office experience. She has worked in a variety of different office cultures and is an asset in relating to customers and understanding their needs. Michelle grew up with a love for understanding and helping people as she started working with charities through The Rotary Club from a very young age. Continuing her interest in helping others and public relations, Michelle received a B.A. from Florida Atlantic University in Communication. Michelle feels that one’s workspace is a key component in assisting with productivity. Her views on the workplace align heavily with Preferred Ergonomics in that she feels a workplace should be setup to provide the utmost quality for clients, reflecting their personal style, while working simultaneously to protect their physical needs.