Our Team

Our experienced team is helpful, honest, and friendly... to our clients and to each other.

John Lemen

John Lemen

President

John is the President of WGS and has worked in the office furniture industry for nearly 30 years. He is committed to ensuring that WGS employees are energetic and treat our customers with honesty and integrity. John is a graduate of Duke University, where he was captain of the varsity baseball team and a four-year letterman.

Fun Facts

Proud Grandpa

Avid Golfer

Dog Lover

Duke Sports Fan

Jud Buchanan

Jud Buchanan

Principal

Jud is an entrepreneur and business owner who has operated furniture dealerships for over 20 years. His firms have provided furniture for numerous Fortune 500 companies and GSA clients. He is currently serving on the board of the local chapter of Entrepreneurs’ Organization. When he isn’t talking about the latest in design and innovation in commercial furnishings, he is volunteering for Meals on Wheels and Honor Flight. Most recently he is attempting, mostly unsuccessfully, to coax honey from his two backyard beehives.

Fun Facts

Pitmaster – Primary Tool: Big Green Egg

Avid Hiker

Fly Fisherman

Tom Murphy

Tom Murphy

Principal

Tom has been a partial owner of two furniture dealerships for more than 25 years. As Principal at WGS, Tom takes pride in improving operations throughout the firm, but currently focuses on the Project Management team. He has extensive experience developing long-term relationships by ensuring successful completion of large projects for a multitude of commercial and government clients. He’s also passionate about developing and maintaining strategic partner relationships. Tom is a graduate of Notre Dame, has four children, and calls Vienna, VA, home.

Fun Facts

College Football and Hockey Enthusiast

Former Little League and Travel Baseball Coach for Over 15 Years

Has Run Four Marathons (Several Years Ago)

Loves Motivational Stories and Books

Jacquie Felegie

Jacquie Felegie

Principal

Jacquie is a Principal and Director of Design at WGS and loves helping people design their workplace environment. She has spent the majority of her career in the office furniture industry, gaining experience in furniture specification, space planning, facilities management, and furniture installation. While managing the design and project coordinator staff is her primary job, Jacquie also enjoys rockhounding, recreational golf, and crafts.

Fun Facts

Addicted to Jigsaw Puzzles

Loves to Pull Weeds

Adopts Greyhounds

Chocoholic

Brooke Addams

Brooke Addams

Process and Resource Manager

Brooke is setting a new standard for how to work in the contract furniture industry. Her commitment to automation and efficiency is changing the way WGS handles projects to deliver furniture on time and on budget. As Process and Resource Manager she specializes in optimization and productivity.

Fun Facts

Knitting Enthusiast

Color Master

Organized Free Spirit

Has a Contagious Laugh

Tammy Brandon

Tammy Brandon

Project Coodinator

Tammy has worked in the commercial furniture industry for 36 years, gaining experience in manufacturing, accounting, and customer service. As a seasoned Project Coordinator she is passionate about using her experience and skills to serve her clients at WGS

Fun Facts

Proud Mama

New Jersey Native

NY Football Giants Fan

Tammy Campbell

Tammy Campbell

Project Coodinator

Tammy is a Project Coordinator at WGS. She loves her job, helping people, and feels the strongest people make the time to help others. She has spent the majority of her career in the contract furniture Industry, gaining experience in claims, tracking, and processing. She manages projects from initiation through completion. While coordinating projects is her primary job, Tammy also enjoys playing with her dog Shelby (she thinks she’s human) and spending quality time with her three granddaughters.

Fun Facts

Passionate Gardener

Aspiring Chef

Lover of Books

Kelly Carpenter

Kelly Carpenter

Project Manager

Kelly Carpenter is a project manager at WGS and has worked in the contract furniture world for over 12 years. She enjoys developing relationships with customers and helping them understand what needs to happen to make their projects successful. Along with managing the furniture delivery and installation process, Kelly also has experience with move management and furniture inventory and has assisted several organizations with both of these tasks.

Fun Facts

Construction Crew Leader for Habitat for Humanity in North Carolina

Loves Sewing

Went to School for Respiratory Therapy

Gail Clancy

Gail Clancy

Workplace Consultant

Gail has worked in the commercial furniture industry for 30 years, gaining experience in function, trends, and technology. As a seasoned Workplace Consultant, she is passionate about advancing and building new relationships. Outside of the office, Gail enjoys golf, art, and watching the Washington Capitals.

Fun Facts

Does not have a Facebook Page

Rarely gets bored

Loves brief, yet deep, conversations with strangers. It drives her kids crazy.

Jeff Coleman

Jeff Coleman

Project Operations Manager

Jeff is the Project Operations Manager at WGS and loves helping people understand the furniture delivery and installation process. He has spent the majority of his career in the contract furniture industry, gaining experiences in areas such as logistical planning, project site management, and electrical coordination. While project management is his primary job function by day, Jeff also enjoys spending time with his family and going on adventure-oriented vacations.

Fun Facts

Loves the Outdoors

Passionate About Spending Time with the Fam

Runs for Fun

Debbie Cosentino

Debbie Cosentino

Senior Designer

Debbie has worked in the space planning and design industry for over 20 years, gaining experience in systems furniture, quality designs, and client relationships. As a seasoned project designer, she is passionate about advancing the role of design by improving the specification process. In addition to designing, she is also involved in mentoring new designers and has served on the Excellence Council at WGS. Outside of the office, Debbie enjoys spending time with her family, going to the beach, and cheering for the Washington Capitals.

Fun Facts

Dog Lover

Middle Child Who Married a Middle Child

Life Guard in Previous Life

Rachel Dabrowski

Rachel Dabrowski

Office Manager

Rachel is the Office Manager and provides Accounting Services support at WGS. She has spent the majority of her career in accounting and finance.

Fun Facts

Hot Chocolate Addict

Excel Aficionado

Frequent Mover: 25 Houses Over Lifetime

Shawn Daniels

Shawn Daniels

Project Manager

Shawn is an experienced Project Manager at WGS. Driven by his love for people, he takes pride in providing quality customer service. As a Project Manager, his goals include attending project meetings, coordinating logistics, and ensuring that his team is providing quality services. In addition to his primary job, Shawn has been recognized by clients for his extraordinary commitment to making sure they are satisfied.

Fun Facts

Family Man

People Person

Enjoys Bowling

Photographer

Michelle Devine

Michelle Devine

Senior Designer

Michelle has worked in the commercial furniture industry for over 20 years, gaining experience in space planning, specifications, and client relationships. As a seasoned designer, she is passionate about providing detailed, focused, and accurate drawings and specifications, as well as creating a positive solution for the workspace. Outside of the office, Michelle enjoys running, the beach, and spending time with her family.

Fun Facts

Loves the Beach

Ran Four Marathons

Enjoys Being with Her Family in Her Spare Time

Candy Dodson

Candy Dodson

Project Coordinator

Candy has worked in the furniture industry for over 20 years, gaining experience in government contracts, procurement, project management, and design solutions. As a seasoned Account Coordinator she is passionate about advancing the customer experience and order processing. In addition to processing orders, she is also involved in account management and project close out.

Fun Facts

Avid Gardener

Loves Getting Lost in a Book

Relaxes by Floating in the Pool

Bob Elliot

Bob Elliot

Project Manager

Bob is a Project Manager at WGS. He has spent the majority of his career in the commercial contract furniture industry supporting dealers and manufacturers, gaining experience in areas such as demountable partitions, systems furniture, and educational environments. While being a project manager is his primary job function by day, Bob also enjoys coaching and refereeing youth sports.

Fun Facts

The Youngest of Nine Children

Served in the US Coast Guard

Favorite Sport is Rugby

Annette Gerow

Annette Gerow

Workplace Consultant

Annette’s interior design background gives her expertise of even the most technical aspects of furniture sales. However, her real passion comes from applying that knowledge to creating viable solutions for all her clients. Her NCIDQ qualification has provided a foundation for her success. In her spare time, Annette enjoys spending time with family and visiting Lake Anna. It is her goal to read every day and she averages 20 books a year.

Fun Facts

Used Book Entrepreneur

Ringleader of the Family Circus

HUGE Caps Fan

Kevin Herndon

Kevin Herndon

Workplace Consultant

Kevin is a Workplace Consultant at WGS and loves helping people find ways to maximize the performance of their space, people, and technology. He has spent the majority of his career in the contract furniture industry, gaining experience in areas such as design, project management, and customer service. While helping people improve the way they work is his primary job function by day, Kevin also enjoys spending time with his family and wakeboarding.

Fun Facts

Grill Master

Loves Fishing

Hates Eggplant and Beets

Charlotte Hyland

Charlotte Hyland

Project Coordinator

Prior to joining WGS, Charlotte worked in the publishing industry for over 20 years, gaining experience in copy editing, proofreading, production editing, and technical writing. As a seasoned Project Coordinator at WGS, she is passionate about providing the best office solutions for her clients and offering them great value, accuracy in order preparation, and timely installation of orders. In addition to her duties as a Project Coordinator, Charlotte also lends her editing skills to the review of contract documents and other similar materials. Outside of the office, Charlotte enjoys spending time with her children, who live all over the country, running, including the occasional marathon, and doing the New York Times Crossword Puzzle.

Fun Facts

Distance Runner

Deadhead

Coffee Lover

Proud Mother of Three

Julie Jerrell

Julie Jerrell

Workplace Consultant

Julie is a Designer and Manager for the Architectural Walls Division at WGS. She immerses herself in ensuring the walls fit and function perfectly with the building. Although she has only six years’ experience in Architectural Walls, she has over 25 years previous experience in furniture Design and Project Management. When she is not working on walls projects, she is can be found performing some craft or home renovations project … or relaxing on her favorite spot on the couch.

Fun Facts

Couch Potato

DIY-er

Loves YouTube

Believes Daily Meditation is a Necessity

Krista Kaczmorski

Krista Kaczmorski

Product Specialist

Krista is one of the Product Specialists at WGS, and in that role she loves helping her peers successfully execute comprehensive design solutions. She uses her knowledge of color theory, spatial relationships, and an eye for detail to develop concepts to assist the WGS team. Her commitment to innovative design is apparent through her ability to mix textured and patterned textiles.

Fun Facts

Nap Expert

Cat Family Matriarch

Avid Online Shopper

Art History Buff

Madelyn Kandrac

Madelyn Kandrac

Designer

Madelyn’s passion for design can be traced back to Colombia, where she tackled the challenge of creating innovative and functional spaces for retail stores. As a Project Designer for WGS, she uses her technical skills to transform the client’s vision into well-structured plans.

Fun Facts

Collector of Moments

Aspiring Fitness Guru

Music is Food for her Soul

Yorkie Puppy Mama

Steve Lay

Steve Lay

Consultant

Steve serves as Consultant within WGS and brings over 30 years of office and institutional furniture experience in the industry. He has served in sales management with a large furniture manufacturer followed by management at the dealer level. He takes pride in using his product and industry knowledge to help determine the needs of his clients. During his career, Steve has been involved in major furniture projects that rank among the largest in the industry. Steve received his B.S. in Marketing from the University of Tennessee.

Fun Facts

Tennessee Volunteer Sports Fan

Enjoys Travel

Washington Nationals Fan

Ella Lyons

Ella Lyons

Workplace Consultant

Ella has over 20 years in the furniture industry as an Interior Designer, moving into Sales four years ago. As a Workplace Consultant, she is passionate about being a resource to her clients and using her knowledge to lead her team through design, project scope, and implementation. Outside of the office, Ella loves to travel and spend busy weekends with her husband, two teenagers, and two wonderful dogs.

Fun Facts

Born in High Point NC

Daughter of a Movie Star

Only Girl out of Six Brothers

Lisa Macon

Lisa Macon

Business Development

Lisa’s passion for customer service and attention to detail can be traced back to many years in the hospitality industry at the finest hotels in the early days of her career. Lisa spent significant time working in commercial real estate and with commercial furniture. Lisa specializes in business development and assists the accounting team with quality control by following up after the projects are complete. Outside of the office, Lisa enjoys running, her two dogs, and spending time with her husband and three sons.

Fun Facts

Loves the West Coast

Owns Two Old English Sheepdogs

Has Completed Seven Marathons

Erika Marks

Erika Marks

Designer

Erika has worked in the design industry for 20 years, gaining experience in Aviation, Healthcare, and Commercial Design. As a seasoned Interior Designer, she is passionate about elevating craftsmanship, evolving space plans, and building interest through varied furniture applications. Outside of the office, Erika enjoys cooking, playing at the river, and spending quality time with her family.

Fun Facts

Crazy About Standup Comedy

Animal Lover

Passionate About Photography

Horror Film Fanatic

Kim McAnany

Kim McAnany

Workplace Consultant

Kim has worked in the commercial furniture industry for 11 years, with previous experience as an interior designer and in new home sales. As a seasoned sales consultant, she takes pride in her responsiveness and her ability to deliver desired results on budget and on time. In addition to her work at WGS, she is also involved in NAIOP. Outside of the office, Kim enjoys watching her two boys play lacrosse and football, working out, and traveling.

Fun Facts

Gym Addict

Loves Country Music

Philadelphia Eagles Fan

Marianne McLendon

Marianne McLendon

Workplace Consultant

Marianne started as a designer, moved into facilities management, and joined the contract furniture dealer world 12 years ago. She is extremely passionate about client communication, leading her project team, and always showing up to make sure the quality and integrity of the project are maintained. Outside the office Marianne loves sunshine, running, and good music. If you add spending time with her three daughters, we are talking the perfect day! One of her very favorite songs is Tim’s McGraw’s “Always Stay Humble and Kind,” and she tries to follow that advice in her daily routine

Fun Facts

Runs to Justify her Candy Obsession

Outdoor Adventurer

Has no “Inside Voice”

SEC Basketball Fanatic

Chris Metzger

Chris Metzger

Project Coordinator

Chris has worked in the furniture industry for 20 years, gaining experience through Interior Design and Resource Management. As a seasoned Account Coordinator he is passionate about advancing strong communication and a functional process for the manufacturing portion of a project. Outside of the office, Chris enjoys his dog, Annie, spending time with family, and watching tennis.

Fun Facts

Former Horse and Carriage Driver

Published Poet

Avid Traveler

Sandy Miller

Sandy Miller

Project Manager

Sandy is a Project Manager at WGS. She loves helping clients create beautiful, functional office spaces in which they are able to thrive. She has spent the majority of her career in the contract furniture industry gaining experience in architectural interiors, demountable walls, technical product expertise, and project cycle quality control. While customer service is her primary job function by day, Sandy also enjoys singing, playing the piano and accordion, and being a devoted dog and cat mom.

Fun Facts

Avid Crocheter

Always has a Manicure

Feels Most at Home Near the Ocean

Denise Morgan

Denise Morgan

Workplace Consultant

Denise is a Workplace Consultant at WGS and loves helping companies make their office spaces current and inviting while attracting and retaining new talent. She has spent the majority of her career in commercial real estate, gaining experiences in design and space planning. While sales is her primary job, Denise also enjoys spending time with her family and going to see live music.

Fun Facts

Fitness Enthusiast (OTF and Yoga)

Mother of Twin Girls

Arlington Native

Lorraine O’Rourke

Lorraine O’Rourke

Project Coordinator

Lorraine has worked in the furniture industry for over six years, gaining experience in procurement, project management, government contracts, and design solutions. As a veteran Project Coordinator, she is passionate about advancing the customer experience and order processing. In addition to processing orders, she is also involved in account management and project close out.

Fun Facts

Devoted Bookworm

Crafter

Expert Estate Sale & Thrift Store Shopper

Nicole Paulos

Nicole Paulos

Sales Assistant

Nicole is passionate about customer service and assisting the team with meeting their goals and deadlines. She is from Atlanta, Georgia and has a B.S. from Georgia Southern University. Nicole’s background is in hospitality sales and administration.

Fun Facts

Dog Mom (Amateur Dog Walker)

Sushi Enthusiast

Passport Stamp Collector

Owner of One Titanium Femur

Danielle Payne

Danielle Payne

Designer

Danielle’s passion for creating imaginative solutions can be traced back to childhood, when she spent significant time experimenting with home decor and fashion trends. As a designer, she has spent the majority of her career in the remodeling industry, gaining experiences in areas such as space planning, specifications, and client relations. To Danielle, great design is a personal reflection of those who inhabit a space.

Fun Facts

Foodie

Music Lover

Dog Mom

Coca-Cola Addict

Blair Savage

Blair Savage

Product Specialist

Blair is a Product Specialist at WGS and loves helping people find the perfect furniture solution for their space. She has spent the majority of her career in the furniture industry, gaining a breadth of experience and product knowledge. Blair is also passionate about assisting clients and researching furniture ideas.

Fun Facts

Works Remotely in Richmond, VA

Part-Time CrossFit Coach  

Could live off French Fries

Chelsea Williams

Chelsea Williams

Designer

Chelsea has worked in the design industry for 7 years, gaining experience in healthcare, corporate, and education design. As a seasoned designer, she is passionate about advancing healthy design and more positive work environments. In addition to design, she is also involved in dog rescue and enjoys being a mom. Outside of the office, Chelsea enjoys walks with her family, cooking, and living room dance parties with her son.

Fun Facts

Loves All Things Boxer Dogs

Shag Dancer

Queen of Home Designing on a Dime

Wannabe Broadway Star