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, ASID

Vice President

J. Tracy Wagerson

Chief Financial Officer

Tracey Brugioni

Tracey Brugioni

What is your favorite part of the design process?

My favorite part of the design process is connecting and building relationship with our clients.

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

I enjoy gardening particularly planting vegetables and herbs. I love being able to pick my salad fresh every day. I also spend a lot of time in my flower beds. I find weeding therapeutic.

Trevor Damore

What sets you apart from other designers?

I am half-technician, half-designer. I see design as a mixture of science and art. I am not afraid to suggest something bold or that pushes a boundary. Modern forms and eclectic taste help keep a space versatile and interesting.

Why do you like working for Jones-Keena?

I like the family values mentality. Everyone interacts in sync with one another from projects to “real life”. We are all so different with individual and unique skillsets. The entire process results in a harmonious group effort!

Trevor Damore
Whitney Elkins

Whitney Elkins

What is your favorite part of the design process?

My favorite part of designing is seeing initial concepts become reality. I love the installation phase when all the imagined ideas finally take shape. Beyond the sheer joy in the creation itself, I am greatly fulfilled when I see our client’s appreciation when we have the big reveal!

Why do you like working for Jones-Keena?

There is so much trust and partnership; it's unlike any other work culture I've ever experienced. I'm constantly inspired by our owners, strong woman who have excelled to the top of their craft and created a design team that feels more like a family. Everyone is personally invested and truly participates.

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
Rachel Hartung

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 Keena

What sets you apart from other designers?

I am not one to follow “design rules” because I think rules limit creativity. I work with my clients to create an atmosphere that truly reflects them. I don’t believe in cookie cutter design, and I take a unique and fresh approach to each project.

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

I enjoy country line dancing. It is great exercise and so fun to dance with all my friends.

Rachel Keena
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.

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.

Amanda Rink
Lorell Thompson

Lorell Thompson

What inspires your creative process?

It is easy to find inspiration through visual blogs, social media, and websites but I’m most inspired by looking away from the screen. Going for walks around Detroit are always intriguing and different. Street art fascinates me. The beauty in Northern Michigan is also stimulating. Inspiration is everywhere. You just need to open your eyes a little bit to see it all around you.

What is your favorite part of the design process?

Schematic design. I enjoy creating rough sketches of a space, choosing furniture, scheming fabrics and finishes and presenting to the client. Seeing it all come together in an installation is exciting as well.

Laura Poplawski

Marketing Director

Sam Davis

Financial Assistant