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 Texas that allow our team to do what we love for a living, each and every day. Lisa appreciates you allowing us to help you create amazing, personalized environments. Our goal at Landry Designs is to ensure a fun and collaborative decorating experience for you while we customize your own “dream rooms”.
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.
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!
CARLIE SIMPSON / DESIGNER / Carlie earned a degree in Interior Architecture and Drafting. Shortly thereafter, she left her hometown to follow her dreams of becoming an interior designer, because she strongly believes in working hard to make dreams come true. 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!
CHARITI BOND / DESIGNER / For a small-town girl who dreamed of being an artist, and then found her true calling in interior design, helping others find love in their home through the artistry she creates with furnishings and finishes is truly a dream come true. After getting her degree from UNT, she’s realized that she has no favorite design style; the perfect style is purely driven by the uniqueness of each architectural space and what it sings for, as well as the personality and preference of each person who is lucky enough to inhabit it.
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.
LISA RIBBLE / DESIGNER / SAMPLE QUEEN / Over the last 17 years as a team member, Lisa has had the opportunity to work in various positions and the privilege to see many beautiful spaces come together. Her degree in Apparel and Textile Marketing from Kansas State University initiated her love for fabrics and sewing. Combined with her training from Sheffield School of Interior Design, her experience as a Visual Merchandiser and her hands-on knowledge of carpentry and remodeling, Lisa is able to understand various 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 the design through installation and helping to create beautiful rooms every day.
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 throughout Texas. Victoria is known to move at the speed of light, keep a smile on her face and do it all gracefully in really high heels.
MIGUEL ROJAS / WAREHOUSE MANAGER / CAKE BOSS/
Miguel has always enjoyed art, dancing, painting, design, catering and cake decorating. He has a talent for fixing things and tends to be very detail-oriented which comes in handy managing our extensive warehouse areas, maintaining the offices, assembling furniture and assisting with delivery and installations. Prior to working at Landry Designs, Miguel was employed for nine years at a country club where he was involved in grounds maintenance and floral design. He has also worked as a dance instructor and we enjoy seeing his great moves on the warehouse floor. He enjoys being the behind-the-scenes person who assists in turning customer’s dreams into reality.
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.
EMILY LANDRY / PHOTOGRAPHY / Emily has always been a very creative person and she also has a hard time sitting still for very long. Emily’s position with Landry Designs has allowed her to utilize her creativity and gives her many avenues to express her talent. 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. When it comes to marketing, brainstorming and coming up with new ways to get our name out in the world, Emily is the queen of quirky taglines.
MADELEINE HOCHDORF/ DESIGN ASSISTANT/ Madeleine is full of sugar, spice and rock 'n roll, and the only thing that surpasses her love of coffee is her passion for art and design. After earning her Associates degree in art, she moved to Arizona where she attended The American Institute for Interior Design. Though her education gave her the tools needed to be successful in the design field, her true inspiration comes from personal travels, incredible architecture, and unexpected details. As a design assistant, Madeleine packs an extra punch of spunk, and loves learning from the designers here at Landry Designs. She can't wait to start putting her skills to use, and is loving the journey to becoming a designer herself!
VALERIE VARA/ RECEPTIONIST/ FINANCIAL WHIZ/ If you’ve called our office, chances are that you’ve spoken with Valerie. Her friendly voice is sure to leave a lasting impression, and she’s quick to respond to customer, vendor and staff needs and requests, all with that happy vibe that comes so naturally to her. 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 what hat she is wearing, her goal is simple: to exceed customer and staff expectations. Valerie is our own little “Swiss Army Knife,” assisting with phones, bookkeeping, new client appointments, and keeping our facilities 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 designers to our delivery drivers, Valerie puts a smile on the face of anyone who walks through our door.
JOSH MILLER/ WAREHOUSE ASSISTANT/ As a photographer, Josh has a great eye for detail, and he puts that training to use while assisting with receiving and inspecting customer’s items when they arrive in our warehouse. He also attends installations on occasion, so keep an eye out for him on your next Big Reveal!