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Lisa Adonetti
Senior Project Manager
What is your favorite pastime or hobby?

Running, traveling, cooking

What are you best known for?

Being detailed and organized

Who is your hero?

My dad

Why did you join Lane Office?

To be challenged

Tell me one fun or interesting fact about yourself…?

I am a twin

What are you most proud of?

Running the NYC marathon, twice

What was your favorite class in college?

Art History

Mario Arostegui
Project Manager
What is your favorite quote and who said it?

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever” -Mahatma Gandhi

What are you best known for?

Hard work

What is your favorite book?

Einstein’s Dreams

Why did you join Lane Office?

A great friend recommended me to Greg/Lane Office and it’s all history from there

What was your favorite class in college?

Architectural drafting

What are you most proud of?

My family

What is your favorite pastime or hobby?

Spend time with family and occasional golf

Sharon Barnes
Accounts Receivable
What is your favorite quote and who said it??

“Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great” -John D. Rockefeller

What are you best known for?

Designing Event Spaces

What is your favorite book?

The Bible

Why did you join Lane Office?

To learn new things

Tell me one fun or interesting fact about yourself…?

I love shoes

What are you most proud of?

My daughter

What is your favorite pastime or hobby?

Shopping and travelling

Cindy Bloom
Account Executive
What is your favorite quote and who said it?

“Why not you?” – Harrison Wilson, III

What’s your favorite book?

Bleeding Orange

Why did you join Lane Office?

Because of Greg Burke

What are you most proud of?

My amazing son!

What was your favorite class in college?

Textile Design

What is your favorite pastime or hobby?

Fashion and basketball

Daniel Buonaiuto
Field Project Manager
What is your favorite quote and who said it?

“Logic will get you from A to Z; imagination will get you everywhere.” Albert Einstein

What are you best known for?

Creativity

What is your favorite book?

Stephen King’s “The Shining”

Who is your hero?

My father

Why did you join Lane Office?

I wanted to join a team of skilled people and bring to the table my skills and knowledge of the business to advance successfulness in my career.

Tell me one fun or interesting fact about yourself…

I enjoy cooking and I’m good at it

What was your favorite class in college?

Sports Management

What are you most proud of?

My children

What is your job title and what do you do?

Field Project Manager. My responsibilities are to do site visits field dimensions troubleshoot the product and see project start to finish to make sure any job related issues that arise are rectified in a timely and cost efficient matter.

What is your favorite pastime or hobby?

Video games

Olivia Byrne
Account Executive
What is your favorite quote and who said it?

“Being good in business is the most fascinating kind of art. Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art.” Andy Warhol

What are you best known for?

My smile and impersonations.

What is your favorite book?

“To Kill a Mockingbird” Harper Lee

Who is your hero?

My mom my dad and my brother

Why did you join Lane Office?

I joined for an exciting new chapter in my sales career. I got a great vibe from Christopher who hired me and the office as a whole

Tell me one fun or interesting fact about yourself…

I have my New York State Boating license

What was your favorite class in college?

My London Art History Class

What are you most proud of?

My relationships with the people I love, friends and family

What is your job title and what do you do?

Account Executive is my job title and I bring in new clients and maintain existing client relationships!

What is your favorite pastime or hobby?

I love the arts ! I love to visit galleries and museums. I also love to walk and get outside, to sightsee and exercise

Dylan Clancy
Project Administrator
What is your favorite quote and who said it?

“Believe you can and you’re halfway there” – Theodore Roosevelt

What are you best known for?

My sense of humor

What is your favorite book?

Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

Who is your hero?

My mom and sister

Why did you join Lane Office?

I needed a change of scenery and Lane was the best fit for me

Tell me one fun or interesting fact about yourself…

I have a children’s book written about me

What was your favorite class in college?

Rhetoric

What are you most proud of?

Being an aunt!

What is your job title and what do you do?

Project Administrator

What is your favorite pastime or hobby?

Reading, going out to eat and spending time with friends/family

John Collins
Account Executive
What is your favorite quote and who said it?

“In the end it’s not the years in your life that counts. It’s the life in your years.” – Abraham Lincoln

What is your favorite book?

The Greatest Generation

Who is your hero?

My father

Why did you join Lane Office?

Greg Burke and Lane being a strong, well capitalized well regarded company

What are you most proud of?

My family

What do you do at Lane Office?

Build strong relationships and follow through on commitments

What is your favorite pastime or hobby?

Reading

Cindy DeFronzo
Design Director
What is your favorite quote and who said it?

“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

What are you best known for?

Kindness

What is your favorite book?

Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

Why did you join Lane Office?

To work with Greg Burke

Tell me one fun or interesting fact about yourself…?

I am an All American Swimmer

What are you most proud of?

My children, being a mother

What was your favorite class in college?

Experimental Textile Design

Robert Dignelli
Field Project Manager
What is your favorite quote and who said it?

“The mystery of life isn’t a problem to solve, but a reality to experience.” Frank Herbert

What are you best known for?

My hard work and enthusiasm

What is your favorite book?

Dune – Frank Herbert

Who is your hero?

Dante Alighieri, Italian Poet

Why did you join Lane Office?

To expand my experience in the field of construction management

Tell me one fun or interesting fact about yourself.

I have two dogs, one German Shepherd and one Shizu Poodle.

What was your favorite class in college?

Art History

What are you most proud of?

My passion for art and culture

What is your favorite pastime or hobby?

I paint landscapes and sculpt casually.

Michael Drake
Designer
What is your favorite book?

Narcissus and Goldmund

Who is your hero?

My Grandma

Why did you join Lane Office?

After moving to the city and receiving a few similar job offers, Lane Office was the most friendly and welcoming group of people.

What was your favorite class in college?

Photography

What are you most proud of?

My son (when he’s well behaved!)

What do you do at Lane Office?

Designer and Furniture Specifier

What is your favorite pastime or hobby?

Traveling, music, soccer

Lauren Episcopio
Marketing Manager
What is your job title and what do you do?

My title is Marketing Manager and I oversee Lane’s digital marketing efforts and manage the presentation of our brand both online and offline.

Tell me one fun or interesting fact about yourself.

In my spare time I play in kickball and dodgeball leagues.

What is your favorite quote and who said it?

Do one thing every day that scares you. – Eleanor Roosevelt

What are you most proud of?

My resilience  both in and outside of work.

What is your favorite pastime or hobby?

Going to parks and hikes with my husky Blitzen!

Peter Fecht
Account Executive
What is your favorite quote and who said it?

“The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary” – Vince Lombardi

What are you best known for?

Living in the solution and getting it done right – always.

What is your favorite book?

Street Smarts – Peter Lynch

Why did you join Lane Office?

Because its the best dealership in N.Y.C.!

What are you most proud of?

100% satisfaction of all my clients.

Tell me one fun or interesting fact about yourself.

I never met a cheeseburger I didn’t like 🙂

What is your favorite pastime or hobby?

Golf – even though I stink!

Mark Fischer
Account Executive
What is your favorite quote and who said it?

“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

What are you best known for?

Work ethic, and my obsession with fishing as well as UNC Chapel Hill everything

What is your favorite book?

Make Your Bed by Admiral William McRaven

Why did you join Lane Office?

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.

What are you most proud of?

Running 52 miles in 48 hours; I ran 4 miles every 4 hours for 48 hours in the middle of a Massachusetts winter

Tell me one fun or interesting fact about yourself…

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.

What is your favorite pastime or hobby?

Anything outdoors related.

Janett Florindo
Project Administrator
What is your favorite quote and who said it?

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” – Oscar Wilde

What are you best known for?

Gettin’ it done

Who is your hero?

My Dad

Why did you join Lane Office?

Needed a change of scenery from the non-profit world. So glad I was referred!

What are you most proud of?

My family! Love them all to bits!

Tell me one fun or interesting fact about yourself…

I speak a form of Spanish Pig Latin that I picked up on my childhood trips to Peru

What is your favorite pastime or hobby?

Spending quality time with my other half. The Ying to my Yang.

Anthony Franz
Director of Operations
What is your favorite quote and who said it?

“I change by not changing at all.” – Eddie Vedder

What are you best known for?

I think my sense of humor

What’s your favorite book?

Interview with a Vampire – Anne Rice

Why did you join Lane Office?

A couple of employees that worked at Lane said I would like working here. So I sent my resume. The rest is history.

What are you most proud of?

My two children.

Tell me one fun or interesting fact about yourself…

I love wearing wigs.

What is your favorite pastime or hobby?

I used to play baseball. Now I am teaching myself the bass guitar.

Danylle Freeman
Project Manager
What is your favorite quote and who said it?

“The 0-2 pitch – swing and a miss, struck him out! The Philadelphia Phillies are 2008 World Champions of baseball!” – Harry Kalas

What are you best known for?

Hating everyone…and my bun head.

What’s your favorite book?

Horton Hears a Who…or at least that’s my kids favorite

Why did you join Lane Office?

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.

What are you most proud of?

My two boys, LJ (5ish) and Jayden (3ish)

Tell me one fun or interesting fact about yourself…

My mom taught me to water ski before she taught me to swim

What is your favorite pastime or hobby?

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.

Ellen Goldberg
Account Executive
What is your favorite quote and who said it?

“Who’s better than you?” -My husband

What are you best known for?

For having and maintaining good relationships both professionally and personally

Who is your hero?

My best friend for over 35 years, Robin Falk

Why did you join Lane Office?

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.

What are you most proud of?

My ability to get along with most people

What is your favorite book?

The Stand by Stephen King

What is your favorite pastime or hobby?

Cooking

Timisha Lasseter – Thomas
Project Manager
What is your favorite quote and who said it?

“Instead of letting your hardships and failures discourage or exhaust you, let them inspire you.” – Michelle Obama

What are you best known for?

Problem Solving

Who is your hero?

My Great Aunt

Why did you join Lane Office?

The company is more like a family rather than most that run like machines.

What are you most proud of?

My daughter

What was your favorite class in college?

Auto CAD

What is your favorite pastime or hobby?

Spending time with my family, traveling, and playing sports

Kennedy Layne
Maintenance
What are you most proud of?

My daughter in college

What are you best known for?

solving work problems

What is your favorite book?

the Bible

Why did you join Lane Office?

I love the work and the company

What do you do at Lane Office?

Maintenance on all Knoll equipment

What is your favorite subject?

I like science

What is your favorite pastime or hobby?

I like playing soccer and jogging

Carol Levi
Accounts Payable
Who is your hero?

My parents

What are you best known for?

Singing

What’s your favorite book?

The Bible

Why did you join Lane Office?

The staff

What are you most proud of?

That I am still happy working at Lane after 20 plus years.

Tell me one fun or interesting fact about yourself…

Love Hallmark Christmas movies

What is your favorite pastime or hobby?

Reading and enjoying the weekend

Christopher Magee
President
What is your favorite quote and who said it?

There are 3:

  • ‘The true measure of a man is how he treats those he does not know and respects those from whom he has little to gain’ – Dad
  • ‘It is often best to keep your mouth shut and have your ignorance presumed rather than to open it and remove all doubt’ – Dad
  • ‘Pay attention and you might learn something’ – Burkie
What are you best known for?

My orange high-top Chuck Taylors

Who is your hero?

My parents, Frank and Betty – ‘the Greatest Generation’

Why did you join Lane Office?

How could I resist the opportunity to work with Greg. Again.

Tell me one fun or interesting fact about yourself…

I am scared to death of heights…

What are you most proud of?

My daughters, Reed and Campbell. Absolutely amazing

Brian McKenna
Project Coordinator
What is your favorite quote and who said it?

“Life is a journey, not a destination” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

What are you best known for?

My red hair

What’s your favorite book?

Joshua Weisman: An Unapologetic Cookbook

Why did you join Lane Office?

I interned here in 2019, and wanted to continue to work with some of the great people here at Lane.

What are you most proud of?

Graduating from the University of Scranton

Tell me one fun or interesting fact about yourself…

I am a winter person

What is your favorite pastime or hobby?

Cooking/Baking (Mainly Pizza)

Joseph Michael
Project Manager
What is your favorite quote and who said it?

“Leadership is taking responsibility for failures and giving credit for success.” – Unknown

What are you best known for?

My talkative nature and being easy to deal with

What is your favorite book?

Ingenious Nonsense by Fouad Michael

Why did you join Lane Office?

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

Tell me one fun or interesting fact about yourself…?

I am an experienced chef

What are you most proud of?

That I have had the honor of working on over 10 million square feet of projects (architectural, construction and furniture)

What was your favorite class in college?

Political Science

Chris Mimnaugh
Account Executive
What is your favorite quote and who said it??

“If this is coffee please bring me some tea; but if this is tea, please bring me some coffee” -Abraham Lincoln

What are you best known for?

Making people happy and enjoy the moment

Who is your hero?

My parents because without them none of this would be possible

Why did you join Lane Office?

Because I believed in Greg Burke

Tell me one fun or interesting fact about yourself…?

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”

What are you most proud of?

The personal relationships in my life. I wouldn’t trade them for all the money in the world

What is your favorite pastime or hobby?

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

Lauren Paciullo
Project Manager
What is your favorite quote and who said it?

“You can never be overdressed or overeducated.” – Oscar Wilde

What are you best known for?

My fear of heights and, yet, always being ready to book a flight somewhere with my friends.

What is your favorite book?

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah (I met her at a book signing)

Why did you join Lane Office?

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.

Tell me one fun or interesting fact about yourself…

I once drove to Canada to get a passport stamp at the border. They did not stamp my passport. Montreal was nice though.

What do you do at Lane Office?

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!

What is your favorite pastime or hobby?

Exploring new food places. Also napping.

Nancy Pagano
Senior Designer
What are you best known for?

Currently, moving to Montana

Why did you join Lane Office?

Jimmy P left Arenson and asked me to come along with him

What is your favorite book?

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.

What was your favorite class in college

Ceramic restoration and Gilding

What are you most proud of?

I keep moving forward

What do you do at Lane?

Senior Designer

What is your favorite pastime or hobby?

Kayaking, hiking in the mountains and camping

Sheryl Phillips
Receptionist
What is your favorite quote and who said it?

“Just do it!” – Nike

What are you best known for?

Among family, my banana bread

Who is your hero?

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.

Why did you join Lane Office?

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.

What are you most proud of?

I’m most proud of my kids. They’re all good people (mostly).

Tell me one fun or interesting fact about yourself…

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.

What is your favorite pastime or hobby?

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).

James Pollina
Account Executive
Why did you join Lane Office?

Lane is like a family business. You are encouraged to do what you need to do to benefit clients.

What are you best known for?

Servicing clients requests, shopping for best alternatives based on clients budgets and needs

What are you most proud of?

Maintaining the same client base for over 20 years

What is your favorite pastime or hobby?

I enjoy camping and golf which I don’t do well.

Marianne Rode
Project Manager
What is your favorite quote and who said it?

“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

What are you best known for?

Not sure, never asked that question but I hope best known for kindness and hard work

Who is your hero?

My mother

Why did you join Lane Office?

Needed a job and after 25 plus years I’m glad I did. It has become my family.

What are you most proud of?

My kids and what great people they have become

Tell me one fun or interesting fact about yourself…

I am one of 7 kids – middle child is the best.

What is your favorite pastime or hobby?

Walking with my 2 dogs Simon and Axel

Renee Sheehan
Project Administrator
What is your favorite quote and who said it?

“Your true character is most accurately measured by how you treat those who can do nothing for you.” – Mother Teresa

What are you best known for?

In my opinion, going out of my way to help other people.

Who is your hero?

My mom

Why did you join Lane Office?

I worked with Kevin McAuley at another dealership and he brought me over to Lane. We have worked together now for 23 years.

What are you most proud of?

My family and being a mom

What was your favorite class in college?

I didn’t go to college, I have been working since I was 17.

What is your favorite pastime or hobby?

Traveling with my husband

Gina Tramontana
Project Manager
What is your favorite quote and who said it?

“Great moments are born from great opportunity.” – Herb Brooks

What are you best known for?

No hugs allowed.

Who is your hero?

Loki – The God of Mischief

Why did you join Lane Office?

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.

What are you most proud of?

I was voted “Best Hair” for the high school yearbook

Tell me one fun or interesting fact about yourself…

I tamed a squirrel to come in the house and let me pet her during quarantine.

What is your favorite pastime or hobby?

Philadelphia Eagles Season Ticket Holder. E-A-G-L-E-S- Eagles!

Janet Villeta
Designer
What is your favorite quote and who said it?

“The eye must travel.” – Diana Vreeland

What are you best known for?

My drawing presentations. I like putting together detailed layouts that are easy to read and show the design aesthetic of each project

Who is your hero?

My grandparents

Why did you join Lane Office?

I was recently out of college when I started and needed a real job.

What are you most proud of?

My BFA in Interior Design from NYSID

Tell me one fun or interesting fact about yourself…

I’ve become the go to designer for my friends and family because of my degree and career. It’s caused some real headaches.

What is your favorite pastime or hobby?

Love to travel

Cassie Vogelsang
Manager of CAD/Estimating/Business Development
What is your favorite quote and who said it?

“On Wednesdays we wear pink” – Karen Smith

What are you best known for?

My shopping addiction.

Who is your hero?

My parents.

Why did you join Lane Office?

The people are like family to me.

Tell me one fun or interesting fact about yourself…

My favorite thing is being an aunt to three babies and one on the way!

What was your favorite class in college?

Psychology.

What is your favorite pastime or hobby?

Reading, Snowboarding & Boating.

Matthew Woods
Architectural Designer
What is your favorite quote and who said it?

“Whatever will be, will be.” – Doris Day

What are you best known for?

My laugh.

Who is your hero?

My best friend, Laura.

Why did you join Lane Office?

I joined Lane Office because of the opportunities and chances for growth they offer.

Tell me one fun or interesting fact about yourself…

My rising and sun sign are both in pisces.

What was your favorite class in college?

Furniture Design.

What is your favorite pastime or hobby?

Painting.

Debbie Yip
Project Administrator
What is your favorite quote and who said it?

“Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re going to get” – Forrest Gump

What is your favorite book?

Twilight series and Harry Potter

Who is your hero?

My mom

Why did you join Lane Office?

To explore new opportunities and I was ready for a change

What is your favorite pastime or hobby?

I love watching movies and traveling

What are you most proud of?

I’m most proud of my daughter

What was your favorite class in college?

Art History