Jones-Keena and Co. Jones-Keena and Co.

Our Team

Jones-Keena is an eclectic team of designers known for interiors that interpret different styles and explore the unique personalities within each genre. The ability to focus on the lifestyle of each client has allowed us to create the finest quality projects with the highest business integrity.

Jones-Keena is an eclectic team of designers known for interiors that interpret different styles and explore the unique personalities within each genre. The ability to focus on the lifestyle of each client has allowed us to create the finest quality projects with the highest business integrity.

Lucy Earl

President

Nicole Withers

Vice President

J. Tracy Wagerson

Chief Financial Officer

Deborah Keena, ASID

Deborah Keena, ASID
Gallery Director

What inspires your creative process?

I need to find a “jewel” that sparks my imagination and awakens my creative forces—it could be a painting, a rug or a fabric; anything that motivates me to build upon it. It can also be the client. [...] Something clicks and it’s nearly impossible to stop the process. I frequently work until the wee hours of the morning because that creative “state” is a very happy place to be.

What is something that people don’t know about you?

I’m an adrenaline junkie—I love skydiving and have no fear of heights, but I don't like flying commercially.

Rachel Hartung

What sets you apart from other designers?

I really enjoy both parts of being a designer and have a lot of knowledge of the bookkeeping and business side of the process. I also love the friendships and connections that I am able to have with the clients. I have great rapport with my clients.

Why do you like working for Jones-Keena & Co.?

The day to day is NEVER the same. Keeps things interesting. I’m very proud to be a long standing staple of such a great design firm. It’s been a long journey here and I’m proud to be here.

Rachel Hartung
Paula Leto

Paula Leto

What sets you apart from other designers?

I became interested in design when I was a little girl. My mom was a painter and my dad loved working with his hands. They instilled in me their love of colors, textures and designs. Because of them, I gravitated towards careers with a creative bent. First it was advertising, then briefly real estate and finally interior design.

What is something that people don’t know about you?

I was a varsity tennis player at The University of Michigan. I played all four years and was the captain of the team my junior and senior years. I learned how to work hard, set goals, lose and win graciously and how to balance the time required for Big Ten tennis and rigorous academics. Playing a sport in college was never easy but I would not be who I am today without it.

Amy Fraas

What is your favorite part of the design process?

I love getting to know a new client, but what I love most is the installation. The entire design process takes so much time that once the installation is complete, it’s truly gratifying to see all the hard work and dedication pay off. Seeing a client’s dream realized to create a beautiful space they love is my true motivation.

What do you want people to know about you?

One of my main goals when working with clients is to ease their minds and make the design process easy, fun and enjoyable. Not a process that is scary or stressful. I take the stress out so the client can enjoy the process and journey to their dream home or spaces.

Amy Fraas
Heather Duggan

Heather Duggan

How did you get into the design profession?

Interior design has always been my passion. A desire to design comes naturally to me and I cannot imagine doing anything else.

What is your favorite part of the design process?

I really enjoy getting to know my clients and working together to create a space that they can love and enjoy. I love it when the installation goes smoothly and the client is ecstatic.

Kristin Smith

What do you want people to know about you?

I recently had a client tell me my face lights up when I introduce a scheme for a room. I can visualize the space transformed. It physically makes me happy, almost giddy. I want to share this same experience with my clients.

What inspires your creative process?

To transform a space for someone is to literally give them a gift, and the best gift is one that brings someone joy. This inspires me.

Kristin Smith
Amanda Rink

Amanda Rink

What is your favorite part of the design process?

I love space planning and especially CAD. Whether it is new construction or remodeling, moving walls or furniture, I love shaping the space to the client’s needs. Of course, seeing the finished project is always thrilling as well.

What is something that people don’t know about you?

My minor in college was Industrial Technology / Construction Management. Beyond the design process, I also love collaborating with architects and builders.