We started this journey early in 2021 after months of planning. Right now we are focusing on custom boards made of resign and different kinds of wood. We are hoping to keep growing and eventually focus more on making entire tables out of natural wood and resign. We are very committed to our quality of our product and want to ensure that everyone one of our valued customers are happy with their purchase. We are very excited to continue this journey we have started.

MEET THE TEAM

LATHEA BOWEN

THE STORY OF L&L DESIGN BY TWO CHICKS

With a diverse background of human services, telecommunications, and even phlebotomy, Lathea is most comfortable as a fundraiser and volunteer. Over the past decade, She has helped to raise more than $100,000 in support of numerous non-profit organizations. This experience includes support to an overseas international school in Baku, Azerbaijan,  Carwise Middle School PTSA in the Tampa Bay region, and the local high school swim team.  She has served as a military spouse and holds a degree in Human Services, with an emphasis in Gerontology. Where she ran senior center mobility and fall prevention programs. She also holds a phlebotomy degree form NOVA and has practiced in Virginia and Florida. Presently, she serves as Patron/Grant Writer for Pinellas County Council PTA,
Vice President of the local high school Swim and Dive booster, President of the local high school wrestling team booster, and serves on the UTB Education Foundation Scholarship committee.  Lathea is more at home with a circular saw and sanding tools than a cubicle and a spreadsheet.  With this interest and friendship forged as volunteers on the pool deck, Lathea and Katie conceived L & L Design By Two Chicks.

KATIE MESLIN

Katie Meslin is an entrepreneur and small business owner with an extensive background in non-profit community service.  Co-founder of ME Cabinetry & Millworks, which is a leading contracting business in the Tampa Bay region, Katie also runs Kt’s Cleaning LLC, servicing hundreds of customers over a 13 year span and eventually earning the title of the #1 cleaning service in Pinellas county.  Katie’s non-profit and volunteer efforts are extensive, including service at the YMCA community in Tampa Bay, as well as the PTSA and booster support for local athletics.
Born in New Jersey and raised in Texas, Katie moved to Tampa Bay in 1999, and this is where she calls home.  A mom to two beautiful boys, Katie and her family are always busy with home improvement.  To harness her inner creativity, Katie teamed with fellow “swim mom” Lathea to found a new, women-owned business in support of innovative home décor.