Meet Our Team

Mitchell Littfin

Founder and Head Designer

Mitchell Littfin, Founder and Head Designer of Littfin Design, brings nearly 40 years of continuous industry involvement, from childhood experiences in his father’s lumber yard to managing architectural departments for national builders. With a degree in drafting and architecture, Mitchell seamlessly merged his passion for arts and construction, gaining extensive knowledge in various aspects like architectural design, site development, purchasing, and land management. For over 20 years, he honed his skills and founded Littfin Design, aiming to provide clients with expertise, timely delivery, and cost efficiency while honoring his family’s legacy in the industry. With over 25,000 homes developed from his plans and numerous custom designs, Mitchell is dedicated to achieving the best for clients. In his free time, he enjoys painting, woodworking, fishing, landscaping, and spending time with his wife Leslie and children, Bryce, Anna, Lauren, and John.

Lydia Hillstrom

Architectural Drafter

Lydia Hillstrom is an Architectural Drafter at Littfin Design. Hailing from Dassel, Minnesota, she holds a degree in Architectural Construction Technology from St. Cloud Technical & Community College. With previous experience in sauna design and various building projects, Lydia is deeply passionate about custom home design. Outside of work, she finds joy in playing and coaching hockey, as well as cherishing moments with friends and family. Collaborating with Mitchell and the entire Littfin Design team, Lydia is committed to realizing your dream home vision.

Gavin Wendorf

Architectural Technician Intern

Gavin Wendorf is currently serving as an Architectural Technician – Intern at Littfin Design. During his leisure time, he can be found engaged in activities such as skating, fishing, biking, hiking, skiing, and hanging out with buddies. Gavin’s personal mantra is “Measure twice, cut once.” Originally from Richfield, Minnesota, he graduated from Bloomington Jefferson High School and is presently pursuing his education at Hennepin Technical College.

In terms of aspirations, Gavin aims to achieve a 4.0 GPA upon graduation and own a home by the age of 25. Professionally, he strives to excel in his field, lead projects from inception to completion, and eventually establish his own business. A noteworthy accomplishment that brings him pride is being named NA3HL National Champion in Junior Hockey. Gavin’s areas of expertise lie in effective time management and a strong work ethic.

Leah Asiala

Architectural Drafting Intern

Leah has been working as an Architectural Technician Intern at Littfin Design since November of 2023. She’s originally from Hancock, Michigan, but has been living in Minnesota for the past 4 years. She graduated from Hancock Central High School in 2016, and spent several years working as a Dental Laboratory Technician before returning to school in the fall of 2023. She’s currently attending Dunwoody College of Technology, working towards her Associate’s degree in Architectural Drafting and Design. During her first semester, she earned a 4.0 GPA and was selected to participate in the School of Design’s Student Advisory Board.

Some of her current strengths include attention to detail, problem-solving, and hand sketching. She’s looking forward to developing her skills in CAD software and the design process, as well as gaining more construction knowledge as she continues her education and internship. In her free time, she enjoys skiing, hiking, traveling, and art, often drawing or painting the unique Architecture from the places she’s visited.   

Anna Case-Knorr


Anna Case-Knorr has been a member of Littfin Design’s marketing team since the summer of 2023. In her leisure time, she engages in activities such as playing volleyball, spending time with friends and family, and taking walks with her dogs. Originally from Winsted, MN, Anna is on the verge of graduating from Holy Trinity and has plans to further her education at the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse, focusing on Biology.

Anna’s aspirations include maintaining an outstanding academic record in college and pursuing a professional program in the medical field. She boasts notable achievements, having held leadership positions as the captain of her school’s volleyball team, NHS secretary, and student council president. Anna’s areas of expertise are characterized by creativity, hard work, dedication, ambition, integrity, and perfectionism.

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