Rebecca Horton is CoFounder and CEO of Trestles, a design thinking firm with a focus on customer experience in non-digital environments. Trestles helps companies design and deliver transformative offerings and physical brand experiences that are user-centered, differentiated, and profitable at-scale. The firm's portfolio includes clients like MIT Sloan School of Management, Deloitte's Gov Lab, and DC-based Tryst restaurants.
During childhood, one of Rebecca's favorite activities was watching fashion shows on VH1. As evidenced by her early fascination with "the spectacle" of the runway experience, Rebecca is keenly interested in helping companies embody their authentic selves through touchpoints and environments that feel seamless and evoke a sense of wonder.
Rebecca holds a master's in Design Management from SCAD. Beyond her work with Trestles, she has helped launch an arts non-profit based in Charlottesville, VA, published articles on topics like placemaking in boutique cities, and begun slowly mastering the art of Basque cuisine.