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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

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

Abbey Croce
Pricing and Budgeting Manager
What is your favorite quote and who said it?

“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.

What are you best known for?

My calves or being a twin

What’s your favorite book?

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Why did you join Lane Office?

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.

What are you most proud of?

Qualifying for NCAA Championships in Diving

Tell me one fun or interesting fact about yourself…

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.

What is your favorite pastime or hobby?

Running and trying new workout classes

Blair Croce
Pricing and Budgeting Manager
What is your favorite quote and who said it?

“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.”

What are you best known for?

Being a twin.

Who is your hero?

My parents.

Why did you join Lane Office?

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.

Tell me one fun or interesting fact about yourself…

I was on America’s got talent with a dancing troop.

What was your favorite class in college?

Sociology of deviance behavior.

What is your favorite pastime or hobby?

I enjoy running, staying active and having a good happy hour with friends.

Matthew Dean
Account Executive
What is your favorite quote and who said it?

“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take – Wayne Gretsky – Michael Scott” – Steve Carrell from The Office.

What is your favorite book?

The Lord of the Flies – taught me at an early age about how certain conditions, experiences and relationships can mold people’s behaviors.

Who is your hero?

My father. He has taught me about the trials of life and how to make positive impacts wherever possible, especially during the tough times.

Why did you join Lane Office?

To join a prominent dealer within the industry who also had support of a great wall product solution; all while working with the man, the myth, the legend, our fearless leader Burkie.

What was your favorite class in college?

Media 101… I did a 30 page dissertation on the T.V. show “Scrubs” haha!

What are you most proud of?

Being promoted to Vice President at the age of 26 early in my career.

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

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

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.

Adrian Fontanez
Project Manager
What is your favorite quote and who said it?

“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” – Walt Disney

What are you best known for?

sense of humor

What’s your favorite book?

The Da Vinci Code

Why did you join Lane Office?

This is where I was given the opportunity to begin my career in the industry many years ago so returning just made sense.

What are you most proud of?

My children

Tell me one fun or interesting fact about yourself…

This may sound weird, but mowing my lawn makes me relaxed.

What is your favorite pastime or hobby?

Spending time with my wife and kids.

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

Madeline Largin
Marketing Coordinator
What is your favorite quote and who said it?

“Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking” -Marcus Aurelius

What are you best known for?

I hope always being positive and willing to help people.

What is your favorite book?

Atomic Habits

Why did you join Lane Office?

To grow and be challenged

What was your favorite class in college?

Graphic Design

What are you most proud of?

My relationships with my husband, friends, and family.

What is your favorite pastime or hobby?

Shopping and photography

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

Tom Mangels
Pricing and Budgeting Manager
Tell me one fun or interesting fact about yourself…

Big fan of Cryptocurrencies

What was your favorite class in college?

Sustainability

What do you do at Lane Office?

Budget and Bid department + CAD manager. I develop preliminary project budgets, respond to bidding RFP requests, and manage the CAD department work queue.

What is your favorite pastime or hobby?

Playing and or watching sports; traveling

Kevin McAuley
Credit and Collections Manager, Payroll
What is your favorite quote and who said it?

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” – Winston Churchill

What are you best known for?

Loyalty

Who is your hero?

My Son ( Staff Sargent in the US. Army )

Why did you join Lane Office?

Greg offered me an opportunity. Created a job for me.

Tell me one fun or interesting fact about yourself…

Had a private pilot’s license

What are you most proud of?

My Family

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)

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

George Ouellette
Account Executive
What is your favorite quote and who said it?

“If you ain’t first, you’re last” – Ricky Bobby

What are you best known for?

Around the company, I am best known for almost having someone who is high-up at Lane Office kicked out of a golf tournament, for having too many clubs in their bag.

Who is your hero?

My parents.

Why did you join Lane Office?

Lane is established in the market as a premier dealer and I already knew some of the employees, so it was a no brainer.

What are you most proud of?

Receiving the Evans Scholarship to attend the University of Colorado.

Tell me one fun or interesting fact about yourself…

I am a die-hard Knicks fan. It is unfortunate, but maybe one day they can turn it around!

What is your favorite pastime or hobby?

I have been playing all types of sports for as long as I can remember.

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

Steve Stylianou
Field Project Manager
What is your favorite quote and who said it?

“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney

What are you best known for?

My beard…and my humor

Who is your hero?

My mom, she came to this country with nothing at 16 and succeeded.

Why did you join Lane Office?

Because I immediately felt welcomed after my first interview

What are you most proud of?

My kids

Tell me one fun or interesting fact about yourself…

I have written and illustrated a children’s book.

What is your favorite pastime or hobby?

I really enjoy drawing, writing, and working out.

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