LISA LANDRY / OUR FEARLESS LEADER
Since Lisa began her design career, she has been honored to receive many industry accolades. To date, her design work has been published in national magazines and books 28 times. She is grateful to all of our wonderful customers throughout the U.S. who allow our team to do what we love for a living while helping transform their environments. It's such a fun job!
CARLIE SIMPSON / DESIGNER
After earning her degree in Interior Architecture and Drafting, Carlie left her hometown to follow her dreams of becoming an interior designer. Her dream came true when she joined Landry Designs, and she's been impressing clients with her designs and professionalism ever since. Carlie absolutely loves making spaces beautiful and turning dream rooms into reality. She is also a visual and creative thinker with fresh ideas to share with the world, and she’s thankful to be able to do that with our amazing customers! See me HERE!
ANGELA RILEY / DESIGNER
Angela grew up with a love for art and design and realized that a career in interior design was the perfect fit. She received a degree in Interior Design from Texas Tech University. Angela also studied abroad in Florence, Italy at the Florence University of the Arts which contributed to her passion for beautiful design and inspired her creativity to an entirely new level. Angela’s warm, outgoing personality enables her to get to know her clients quickly and learn what creating “dream rooms” means to them, even when they don’t know how to explain it in design terms! See me HERE!
KIM GARDNER/ DESIGNER
Kim is inspiring to our team, because she’s fun, optimistic and lives her life with verve. She’s had a passion for art, interior design and decorating since childhood. With many years of experience in the education field, she’s able to convey ideas and design recommendations clearly to her clients. Kim is a globe-trotter, and has gained great inspiration from her international travels. She also utilizes her design skills to plan amazing parties, and has a fondness for entertaining and hospitality. She is committed to staying current with trending designs, and she challenges herself to be innovative and thoughtful with each and every design project. Kim believes that a space should be a reflection of those who live and work there, as well as a place that makes them feel happy and rejuvenated. She loves working hand in hand with her clients to create designs that are a perfect fit for their lifestyles and their budgets.
SHANTELL THOMAS / DESIGNER
Shantell is both a dreamer and a doer, and that translates well into her design styling. She is a wife and mother of three extremely active children so her attention to the details is crucial to make any team she is a part of run smoothly. Shantell has a passion for her craft that keeps her truly inspired. She earned her Associate in Arts degree and studied Interior Design and Home Furnishings Merchandising at the University of North Texas. Building relationships with her clients is key. Shantell is able to connect in a way that makes their design dreams come true time and time again. See me HERE!
LISA RIBBLE / DESIGNER / SAMPLE QUEEN
Lisa has been with our team for over 20 years, and we can't imagine life without her! She's an amazing designer, design assistant, and also our Vendor Relations Manager. Lisa has her degree in Apparel and Textile Marketing from Kansas State University and also attended the Sheffield School of Interior Design. With her experience as a Visual Merchandiser and her hands-on knowledge of carpentry and remodeling, Lisa is able to understand every aspect of a home’s interior. She is known around here as our "Jill-of-all-trades." Lisa enjoys being involved in multiple projects from design through installation and helping to create beautiful rooms each and every day.
MARK BENOIT / DESIGNER / DESIGN ASSISTANT
It’s the Evvvv-erybody Loves Mark” show around here. With an affinity for fashion and interior design, along with her southern charm, this girl wins over everyone she meets. After receiving her Bachelors of Applied Arts and Science degree from Midwestern State University, she knew she wanted to come back to her hometown of Mansfield, Texas to make a difference in the place she loves so much. She is creative and talented and contributes great ideas to our client’s projects, including many awesome ones of her own.
LIANA BISDORF / DESIGNER
Liana is actually a pharmacist turned interior designer. Surprise! After 10 years in medicine, she decided to hang up her lab coat and pursue her true passion, interior design. She’s a perfectionist and detail-oriented, both of which are highly-valued on our team. Her trend-setting personal style and her affinity to take risks leads to dramatic interior designs. When not decorating her house for every holiday throughout the year, this native Texan (born and raised in Fort Worth) enjoys working out and spending time with her two children. The doctor is in the studio!
JONICA WILLINGHAM / DESIGN ASSISTANT
Jonica’s smile and magnetic personality is what you will notice first about her. Born and raised in Austin, Texas, she has a love for the outdoors and travel adventures. Jonica is not only a mother to two beautiful children, but also has a dog, a cat, two goats and 24 chickens. Jonica realized her passion for design at an early age, always wanting to redecorate her room. She says that her job at Landry Designs is a dream come true. She is a go-getter with a bright future who continues to expand her knowledge and skills in interior design.
LARISSA BAGGS / DESIGN ASSISTANT
Larissa brings a youthful creativity to our team. Her upbeat positive attitude is infectious, along with her winning smile. As the daughter of an artist, her abilities come naturally, and in her free time you can find her sketching and creating her own designs. Larissa’s position at Landry Designs has given her the opportunity to combine her love of art and design. This hometown girl from Mansfield,Texas has a strong Brazilian heritage, and nothing makes her happier than visiting Brazil, enjoying the cuisine, and participating in the Carnival Festival. Brazillian culture is apparent in her vibrant, eclectic style.
TAYLOR FIELDS / DESIGN ASSISTANT
Taylor is our go-to girl for renderings and graphic floor plans, and is a specialist in multifamily projects. She is detail-oriented and has a great eye for color. Earning her degree in Home Furnishings Merchandising from the University of North Texas, she has always had interior design in her blood. Don’t let her quiet demeanor fool you, because Taylor’s passion for artistic expression extends beyond the design studio with her love for the art of belly dancing.
ALLIANA HERNANDEZ / DESIGN ASSISTANT
When you come from a family of nine siblings and you are somewhere in the middle, you will do whatever it takes to stand out. She is one of our youngest team members, but one of our most determined, and she definitely stands out. She has a drive to succeed and accomplish anything she sets her mind to. Alliana is currently a student at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design pursuing a Degree in Interior Design. As a quick-learning, hardworking go-getter, the sky's the limit for this shining star.
VALERIE VARA / OFFICE MANAGER/ RAY OF SUNSHINE
If you’ve called our office, chances are that you’ve spoken with Valerie. Her friendly voice tends to leave a lasting impression! Valerie grew up in Arlington, where she graduated from Martin High School and has her Associates in Arts degree. She’s worked in a variety of industries, giving her a multitude of skills to utilize at Landry Designs. No matter which hat she is wearing, her goal is simple: Exceed customer and staff expectations. We love that Valerie is quick to respond to customer, vendor, and staff needs and requests, all with that happy vibe that comes so naturally to her. She's our own little “Swiss Army Knife”, assisting with clients, bookkeeping, and keeping our studio organized and running smoothly. Her passion for helping others allows her to shine, and she believes that a positive attitude will always lead to a positive outcome. From our own team members to delivery drivers, Valerie puts a smile on the face of anyone who walks through our door.
VICTORIA ZAIGER / TEAM BUILDER / MARKETEER
Victoria has always had a passion for design, art and decorating, and enjoys sewing, painting, and drawing. She has a degree in Advertising & Marketing from the University of Texas at Arlington and previously worked in the advertising industry for multiple national brands. As a "Team Builder" for Landry Designs, she gets to combine her love of design and teaching by assisting talented designers while keeping them up-to-date on the latest design trends from our many suppliers. Victoria also assists with local marketing, along with interviewing potential candidates to help grow our team. We've nicknamed her the Roadrunner because she seems to move at the speed of light, even in really high heels!
DIANA SIMPSON / CUSTOMER SERVICE SPECIALIST
If you’ve called the studio, you’ve probably heard, “Landry Designs, this is Diana!” You can hear the smile in her voice, as her trademark is sweetness and hospitality. She hails from the small town of Paris, Texas, and has 15+ years in customer service experience. Her welcoming southern charm will put you at ease. We call her the “Organizing Queen” because she lives by the motto “a place for everything, and everything in its place,” but adds her own style and pizzazz to every project. Diana is a ray of sunshine who brightens everyone’s day.
LAURA TEMPLETON / EXECUTIVE TRAINER
Always encouraging and motivating, Laura coordinates and implements our training programs. With her degrees in Speech Communication and Education from San Diego State and UT Arlington, she’s a gifted communicator, teacher, and our team’s biggest cheerleader. After 25 years in education she was ready for a new challenge, and she says that Landry Designs is the perfect fit. Laura’s leadership ability stems from her years of playing competitive soccer, and she has stayed involved by coaching and playing on a number teams. Laura approaches every day as a new adventure, and on the weekends you can find her kayaking at Joe Pool Lake or hiking with friends.
MIGUEL ROJAS / WAREHOUSE MANAGER
Miguel is probably our most multi-talented employee. Prior to working at Landry Designs, Miguel was employed for nine years at a country club where he was involved in grounds maintenance and landscape floral design. He has also worked as a dance instructor, and every once in awhile we get to see his great moves! He has always enjoyed art, dancing, painting, design, catering, and cake decorating. Yep, you read that right. We call him the Cake Boss. He has a talent for fixing things and tends to be very detail-oriented, which comes in handy while managing our extensive warehouse areas. He assembles furniture, assists with delivery and installations, and helps to maintain our offices. Miguel loves the fact that all of the behind-the-scenes things he takes care of help to turn our customer’s dreams into reality.
EDWARD LANDES / RECEIVING SPECIALIST
Edward comes from a family of nine children, so he fits right in with our large team. He has a background in martial arts and has competed in numerous MMA competitions. His highest love, however, is for animals. In addition to the traditional dog and cat, Edward has a pet fox that he rescued as a baby, nursing it back to health and providing it a safe home. Of course we have him bring it to the studio for occasional visits. We love Fox Day! His compassion and attention to detail make him a true asset to the Landry Designs team.
TANNER LANDRY / IT MANAGER / FIREMAN
As a team member since 1999, Tanner's responsibilities have evolved through the years. Today, he considers technology as one of his favorite "tools" to use in enhancing how we serve our customers, and his goal is always to keep Landry Designs on the cutting edge. In addition, Tanner has a degree in Audio Engineering from the Los Angeles Recording School, so he assists with many technical aspects of our business, including marketing and advertising. See me HERE!
EMILY LANDRY / PHOTOGRAPHY
Emily has always been creative and has a hard time sitting still for very long. Her great passion for photography and capturing the beauty of the world and architecture is apparent and she enjoys being able to help showcase our designers and their beautiful designs through her work. We're so thankful for her amazing eye!