An adjunct instructor at the Design Institute of San Diego, Rice established Payte Miller Interiors in 2007.
She won a first-place award in commercial design for the American Society of Interior Designers in 2012.
Rice graduated from San Diego State University with a bachelor’s degree in applied arts with an emphasis in interior design. She has earned certification from the National Council for Interior Design Qualification.
In addition to Rice, the 2021-2022 the American Society of Interior Designers San Diego board of directors includes Nicole Perez, director of communications; Martin Lopez, membership director; Bella Heule, director of finance; Rachel Villacis, director of professional development; Edwin Clements, director at large; and Taylor Bonatus, student representative.