The Team

Maureen Kookpman, Founder - The CoLab Lakewood

Maureen Koopman

Founder and CEO


Maureen is the founder and CEO of the CoLab. An interior designer turned artist and entrepreneur, she’s a proud Lakewood resident who is inspired every day by the community of makers she has come to know since starting her first creative business eight years ago.

In 2016, Maureen realized a dream to bring movers and makers together by curating a holiday pop-up shop featuring local, hand-crafted goods. The community response to the pop-up was incredible and she loved achieving a goal of making Christmas a little dreamier for each of the maker families by curating and selling their goods in the shop.

After the success of season three of Home for the Holidays, she couldn’t shake the desire to contribute more to her community. She knew from experience the power that great design and a great community can have in supporting entrepreneurs and The CoLab was born.

Beyond her businesses, Maureen is the proud parent of two fab kiddos who fuel her love of coffee and dry shampoo. You can find her cheering on her sons' baseball teams, sampling local craft beer and exploring all that the greater Cleveland area has to offer.