Our Story

K. Donavan is the premier home staging and design company in the Reno/Tahoe area. 

Celebrating over 150 projects and $80,000,000 in real estate staged since its beginnings in 2017. 

K. Donavan was founded when legendary designer, Anne Knight, decided to sell off the staging aspect of her business so she could focus solely on design. In stepped Reno native, Michael Siva. 

With exceptionally high standards for customer service and design, Michael took K. Donavan from a new concept to #1 in the Reno/Tahoe area in just a year.

 At K. Donavan, we maintain our high warehouse full of furniture and accessories, alongside a professional marketing team to help your listing go viral.  

K. Donavan has quickly become the go to company for top REALTORS® and their clients for home staging and design. 

Our Team

Michael Siva
President & Head Stager

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Michael Siva was born and raised in Northern Nevada. He is a graduate of Winnemucca’s Lowry High School and the University of Nevada, Reno. Throughout his career he’s always had a creative eye and artistic spirit. His unique ability to visualize the ethestics of a perfect space naturally led him into the design field.

In 2017, Michael purchased Anne Knight Design’s staging division to continue on her legacy of beautifully staged homes. In a very short period of time, K. Donavan became the #1 rated staging company.

“I’m honored that homeowners put their trust in me to help them sell their home faster and for more money,” says Michael Siva, “giving them the freedom to move onto the next step of their life is always top of mind.”

Tava Trent
Home Stager

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Tava brings over 20 years interior design and real estate experience to the K. Donavan team. Tava has been a licensed Realtor in California for 19 years and recently moved to Northern Nevada.

Tava completed interior design courses in college while also studying to get her real estate license. Once she started selling real estate, it allowed her to utilize her skills and passion for interior design by helping sellers stage their home for sale and help buyers design the interior of their new home.

Tava currently works as a Home Stager at K. Donavan and we are thrilled to have her on our Staging Consult Team. “I look forward to working with you and providing the best that home staging offers,” says Tava.

Ali Rivera

Every home fully staged by K. Donavan includes professional photography. Our intention is for a potential buyer to fall in love with the home from the moment they see it online or in photos.

Ali Rivera was born and raised in Reno, Nevada, and there is no place she’d rather be. She began her career in marketing and events in the hospitality industry, and her passion for capturing beautiful moments made her move into photography a perfect fit.

Ali is an exemplary photographer and specializes in Listing Photography and Property Marketing. Ali has taken photos for hundreds of homes across the region and is the preferred photographer for K. Donavan.

In her spare time, Ali enjoys traveling with her family, early morning walks with her dog, and exploring the Nevada Desert. 

To see examples of Ali’s work, visit www.aliriveraphotography.com.