Running, traveling, cooking
Being detailed and organized
To be challenged
I am a twin
Running the NYC marathon, twice
“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever” -Mahatma Gandhi
A great friend recommended me to Greg/Lane Office and it’s all history from there
Spend time with family and occasional golf
“Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great” -John D. Rockefeller
Designing Event Spaces
To learn new things
I love shoes
Shopping and travelling
“Why not you?” – Harrison Wilson, III
Because of Greg Burke
My amazing son!
Fashion and basketball
“If you learn to use it right, the adversity, it will buy you a ticket to a place you couldn’t have gone any other way.” – Tony Bennett (UVA basketball coach)
Probably being talkative
I saw it as the perfect opportunity to learn the industry at a well-respected, successful company
I spent spring break in Costa Rica with 3 of my best friends when we got the email that we wouldn’t be returning back to classes in-person due to COVID. A very bittersweet memory
My resilience. And graduation from UVA
“What is education for?”
“In the end it’s not the years in your life that counts. It’s the life in your years.” – Abraham Lincoln
The Greatest Generation
Greg Burke and Lane being a strong, well capitalized well regarded company
Build strong relationships and follow through on commitments
“It’s always darkest before dawn.” – I don’t know who said it, but my dad would always say it when I was having a hard day.
My calves or being a twin
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
I was currently at a furniture manufacturer and was ready to come back into the dealer world. Lane Office seemed like the perfect fit to allow for me to do this and have a really good work environment.
Qualifying for NCAA Championships in Diving
I went to University on a scholarship for diving and competed on the 1-meter, 3-meter and platform events. However, I am so extremely scared of heights.
Running and trying new workout classes
“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.”
Being a twin.
They were building a team of people who all work hard and get their work done. They made me feel like it was a team I would have to join and would miss out if I didn’t take the opportunity.
I was on America’s got talent with a dancing troop.
Sociology of deviance behavior.
I enjoy running, staying active and having a good happy hour with friends.
“When I’m tired, I rest. I say, “I can’t be a superwoman today.” Jada Pinkett Smith
“There are two kinds of people, those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try the first group; there is less competition there.” -Indira Gandhi
Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
To work with Greg Burke
I am an All American Swimmer
My children, being a mother
Experimental Textile Design
Narcissus and Goldmund
After moving to the city and receiving a few similar job offers, Lane Office was the most friendly and welcoming group of people.
My son (when he’s well behaved!)
Designer and Furniture Specifier
Traveling, music, soccer
“Don’t give up, don’t ever give up” – Coach Jim Valvano; I applied 3x to North Carolina and finally, third time’s a charm
Work ethic, and my obsession with fishing as well as UNC Chapel Hill everything
Make Your Bed by Admiral William McRaven
I went on over 100 interviews during college with only 1 offer that I didn’t want. So, I joined basically out of desperation. One of the greatest things that has ever happened to me.
Running 52 miles in 48 hours; I ran 4 miles every 4 hours for 48 hours in the middle of a Massachusetts winter
I caddied for Eli Manning a few times when I was in high school and college. I have a boat in Montauk where I run fishing charters on weekends. When I visit my parent’s, I split wood for them to help heat their home in New England. I can solve a Rubik’s cube.
Anything outdoors related.
“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” – Oscar Wilde
Gettin’ it done
Needed a change of scenery from the non-profit world. So glad I was referred!
My family! Love them all to bits!
I speak a form of Spanish Pig Latin that I picked up on my childhood trips to Peru
Spending quality time with my other half. The Ying to my Yang.
“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” – Walt Disney
sense of humor
The Da Vinci Code
This is where I was given the opportunity to begin my career in the industry many years ago so returning just made sense.
This may sound weird, but mowing my lawn makes me relaxed.
Spending time with my wife and kids.
“I change by not changing at all.” – Eddie Vedder
I think my sense of humor
Interview with a Vampire – Anne Rice
A couple of employees that worked at Lane said I would like working here. So I sent my resume. The rest is history.
My two children.
I love wearing wigs.
I used to play baseball. Now I am teaching myself the bass guitar.
“The 0-2 pitch – swing and a miss, struck him out! The Philadelphia Phillies are 2008 World Champions of baseball!” – Harry Kalas
Hating everyone…and my bun head.
Horton Hears a Who…or at least that’s my kids favorite
After a 6 month time period, 6 interviews with 10 different people, there were kids playing under the conference table in my final interview, I thought it seemed fun.
My two boys, LJ (5ish) and Jayden (3ish)
My mom taught me to water ski before she taught me to swim
I picked up running as a pastime during quarantine to escape my children for a half hour a day, starting out, I had never run more than 3 miles… last weekend I ran my first half marathon.
“Who’s better than you?” -My husband
For having and maintaining good relationships both professionally and personally
My best friend for over 35 years, Robin Falk
I joined Lane so that I could continue to do what I have done for over 30 years- sell furniture and work in a friendly, supportive, non corporate environment.
My ability to get along with most people
The Stand by Stephen King
“Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking” -Marcus Aurelius
I hope always being positive and willing to help people.
To grow and be challenged
My relationships with my husband, friends, and family.
Shopping and photography
“Instead of letting your hardships and failures discourage or exhaust you, let them inspire you.” – Michelle Obama
My Great Aunt
The company is more like a family rather than most that run like machines.
Spending time with my family, traveling, and playing sports
My daughter in college
solving work problems
I love the work and the company
Maintenance on all Knoll equipment
I like science
I like playing soccer and jogging
That I am still happy working at Lane after 20 plus years.
Love Hallmark Christmas movies
Reading and enjoying the weekend
There are 3:
My orange high-top Chuck Taylors
My parents, Frank and Betty – ‘the Greatest Generation’
How could I resist the opportunity to work with Greg. Again.
I am scared to death of heights…
My daughters, Reed and Campbell. Absolutely amazing
“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” – Winston Churchill
My Son ( Staff Sargent in the US. Army )
Greg offered me an opportunity. Created a job for me.
Had a private pilot’s license
“Life is a journey, not a destination” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
My red hair
Joshua Weisman: An Unapologetic Cookbook
I interned here in 2019, and wanted to continue to work with some of the great people here at Lane.
Graduating from the University of Scranton
I am a winter person
Cooking/Baking (Mainly Pizza)
“Strive for excellence in everything you do” – my dad
My curly hair
To be challenged and learn new things
I brew my own beer
I love going to concerts, reading, and am currently teaching myself how to skateboard
The Overstory by Richard Powers
“Leadership is taking responsibility for failures and giving credit for success.” – Unknown
My talkative nature and being easy to deal with
Ingenious Nonsense by Fouad Michael
The confidence and reassurance that comes from an office that has been in business 100 years, as well as the people here who continue to make Lane Office what it is today
I am an experienced chef
That I have had the honor of working on over 10 million square feet of projects (architectural, construction and furniture)
“If this is coffee please bring me some tea; but if this is tea, please bring me some coffee” -Abraham Lincoln
Making people happy and enjoy the moment
My parents because without them none of this would be possible
Because I believed in Greg Burke
I can literally eat all the food in anyone’s fridge and still be hungry. I am the truest sense of “Weapon of Massive Consumption”
The personal relationships in my life. I wouldn’t trade them for all the money in the world
Pastime: Exercise (literally haven’t done it in a decade)… Hobby: Hanging out with family and friends, because I’m the Jeff Bezos of Good Times
“You can never be overdressed or overeducated.” – Oscar Wilde
My fear of heights and, yet, always being ready to book a flight somewhere with my friends.
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah (I met her at a book signing)
I’m not sure I can exactly answer why I joined Lane; however, I can say why I am happy I joined. Every day is different, but I am always busy. I love being challenged, learning something new and meeting new clients. The company culture- no BS, no drama. I always have a sense of satisfaction once an order is placed or a project is completed. I’ve learned more in the few months I have been here than I have at past dealers.
I once drove to Canada to get a passport stamp at the border. They did not stamp my passport. Montreal was nice though.
I attend client meetings (mostly on Zoom these days), attend deliveries and installations, create image books and budgets. I also create proposals and place orders. I’m heavily involved in projects from soup to nuts and thoroughly enjoy bringing a client’s ideas to life!
Exploring new food places. Also napping.
Currently, moving to Montana
Jimmy P left Arenson and asked me to come along with him
Lidia’s Family Table by Lidia Matticchio Bastianich, I met her at Eataly and I’ve eaten at her restaurant on the Upper West Side several times. She’s a gem.
Ceramic restoration and Gilding
I keep moving forward
Kayaking, hiking in the mountains and camping
“Just do it!” – Nike
Among family, my banana bread
My great aunt Nancy, whom we all lovingly called “Mother”. She was the anchor that held the family together, up until she passed at the age of 103 in 2013.
I had just left a high-stress job; Lane was perfect for me to be part of a tight-knit family of professionals, without the pressure I was used to.
I’m most proud of my kids. They’re all good people (mostly).
I love anything related to the arts. At one point I aspired to be a film editor. While working in the casting department of the advertising firm DDB, I got to know a few film editors, which piqued my interest in that profession. I also took several classes on the same at SVA.
Reading: as far back as I can remember, my family’s home library encompassed a wide range of books ranging from biographies, classics, fiction, history, science, theology, etc. Music: violin and piano lessons starting at age 8. Baking: I studied pastry arts at the Institute of Culinary Education (ICE).
Lane is like a family business. You are encouraged to do what you need to do to benefit clients.
Servicing clients requests, shopping for best alternatives based on clients budgets and needs
Maintaining the same client base for over 20 years
I enjoy camping and golf which I don’t do well.
“Cancer can take away all of my physical abilities. It cannot touch my mind, it cannot touch my heart, and it cannot touch my soul. And those three things are going to carry on forever. Never give up.” – Jim Valvano
Not sure, never asked that question but I hope best known for kindness and hard work
Needed a job and after 25 plus years I’m glad I did. It has become my family.
My kids and what great people they have become
I am one of 7 kids – middle child is the best.
Walking with my 2 dogs Simon and Axel
“Your true character is most accurately measured by how you treat those who can do nothing for you.” – Mother Teresa
In my opinion, going out of my way to help other people.
I worked with Kevin McAuley at another dealership and he brought me over to Lane. We have worked together now for 23 years.
My family and being a mom
I didn’t go to college, I have been working since I was 17.
Traveling with my husband
“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney
My beard…and my humor
My mom, she came to this country with nothing at 16 and succeeded.
Because I immediately felt welcomed after my first interview
I have written and illustrated a children’s book.
I really enjoy drawing, writing, and working out.
“Great moments are born from great opportunity.” – Herb Brooks
No hugs allowed.
Loki – The God of Mischief
I joined the fall after I graduated college because my parents told me it was time to get a job…I’m still here 8 years later.
I was voted “Best Hair” for the high school yearbook
I tamed a squirrel to come in the house and let me pet her during quarantine.
Philadelphia Eagles Season Ticket Holder. E-A-G-L-E-S- Eagles!
“The eye must travel.” – Diana Vreeland
My drawing presentations. I like putting together detailed layouts that are easy to read and show the design aesthetic of each project
I was recently out of college when I started and needed a real job.
My BFA in Interior Design from NYSID
I’ve become the go to designer for my friends and family because of my degree and career. It’s caused some real headaches.
Love to travel
“Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re going to get” – Forrest Gump
Twilight series and Harry Potter
To explore new opportunities and I was ready for a change
I love watching movies and traveling
I’m most proud of my daughter