Meet the Team

Janet Weyeneth

Lead Designer

The starter of it all, Janet is our beloved captain, and we are honored to work alongside her every day! She doesn’t really have a particular style of her own – she basically loves it all, even the word “style”.  If she had the opportunity to build any kind of house she wanted to, it would definitely be a french farmhouse, and she would definitely live in the old South with all it’s charm, if she could go back to a particular time era (maybe without those corset things though). If someone is coming to Janet for help, it’s probably a decorating question. Brenda, her sister, is who Janet would pick that inspires her to be better, and she loves getting to work with her, as well as the entire LJ team. She loves the collection of people that make it up, and seeing our excitement and sense of accomplishment when a project is complete! She is married to Karl Weyeneth, and they live in the cutest home.

Brad Menold

General Manager

Brad’s favorite part of Louisa Jane is each individual here – he is awed by each one’s gifts and abilities, and honored to be a part of our team. If he had to pick someone who has impressed him most with what they’ve accomplished, it would be Janet! If he could pick any job in the world, he would still choose a management position at Louisa Jane – we are lucky to have him! Brad last climbed a tree three years ago, and a hobby he is interested in is Black Bear hunting. Brad’s style is traditional, and if he was to build a new house someday, it would be just that: traditional. His wife inspires him to be better, and in turn, he inspires all of us to be better. We are honored to have Brad as our manager!

Kim Woods

Accounts Manager

Kim’s favorite part of Louisa Jane is being valued in her job, and we sure do value her! If Kim could build a house of her dreams, it would be a cozy cottage on two acres of land. Doesn’t that sound lovely?! Kim begins each day with a cup of coffee with her husband, chatting and dreaming together. If Kim had to choose someone who has impressed her with all they’ve accomplished in life it would definitely be her husband, and both he and her son inspire Kim to be the best version of herself that she can be. If Kim could change anything about herself it would be her height, and she would rather be a jack-of-all-trades instead of a master of one. We love having her around the office, and we think she’s the master of it for sure!

Danielle Onnen

Design Assistant

Danielle would describe her sense of style as modern vintage with a twist of bohemianism, and her favorite part of being a team member of LJ is to be able to express her creativeness in all ways. She is living the dream to be able to decorate and design. Some of her quirks are that she is forgetful of closing cupboards and she also needs 10 hours of sleep a night. If she could start a hobby where time and money would not be an issue, she would travel anywhere and everywhere, and if she could turn any activity into an Olympic sport, she would choose thrift shopping (and probably win)! Danielle is an priceless member of our team, and we love having her on board at LJ.

Reuben Knobloch

Studio Design Consultant

If Reuben could turn any activity into an Olympic sport, he would definitely win a medal for getting distracted. He is both an introvert and an extrovert, and we enjoy having him around the office and in the studio. His favorite part about the LJ team is the amount of trust that is placed in each members capabilities to create. He would describe his style as a blend of Southwestern French Aristocrat, and if he could build any house he wanted, he would build a house that would be 2/3 kitchen space, with a greenhouse, and other rooms coming off the kitchen. The kitchen is the heart of the home.  If he had the choice to be a jack of many trades or the master of just one, he would be a jack of many. “Life would be boring only experiencing one job. We have many talents – we just need to grow them.” Wise words, Reub.

Clayton Walder

Lead Carpenter

Working at Louisa Jane has given Clayton the creative environment he loves, and this has become his favorite part of being on our team! Clayton is great at building things, and we love that he is a part of the crew! His own personal style is Mid-Century Modern/Industrial, and if he could build any house he wanted to, it would definitely be a tree house with an infinity pool. He is usually early everywhere he goes, and if he was cryogenically frozen for 100 years, the first question he would ask after waking up would be, “Is pizza still a thing?” As he continues to grow older, he becomes more and more afraid of winter, and he thinks a good age to live to is 91. We love his sense of humor, as well as his talent with a hammer and nails. Come meet Clayton if you haven’t already!

Abby Pflederer

Studio Design Consultant

Abby is always early, and she believes the best way to start the day is with a big cup of coffee, a planner, and worship music. Abby lives by to-do lists and functions best with everything she needs to do, written down for her. Abby would describe her style as modern traditional, as well as a pop of bohemian! Her favorite part about being on the Louisa Jane team is the sense of community here. She loves the opportunity to be creative, and she loves looking forward to coming to work each day – not dreading her job! Abby’s source of inspiration would be her new husband, who pushes her to be the best version of herself everyday. We love everything Abby brings to our team, and couldn’t imagine the studio without her!

Merry Sumer

Warehouse Supervisor

Merry starts the day with exercise, coffee, and Jesus, and believes this is the best way! We would have to agree! Her favorite part about being a team member of LJ is the people! Not just us, but you as well – the other team members and all the customers that come through the studio doors. Her own unique style is Traditional with hints of Modern, and her dream house would be a sprawling ranch with sliding glass doors, a huge kitchen, and a Rec area/gym for playing games. This home sounds awesome to us! She thinks everyone needs to visit Hawaii at least once in their lives, and if she could turn any activity into an Olympic sport, she would probably win a gold medal at making “authentic” Belgium Waffles. She is a fantastic chef and baker, and we are loving it here at Louisa Jane!

Violet Rumbold

Studio Design Consultant

Violet has a passion for design and would totally get into house flipping if she had all the time in the world! Violet is laid back, friendly, super sweet, and the perfect addition to our Studio Design team. A native to Tremont, her favorite part of joining the LJ team is being able to see everything that goes on behind-the-scenes, which she is now a part of! She believes the best way to start her day is with a cup of coffee, her devotions, and seeing her husband when she wakes up. She has memorized many songs, and we love hearing her in the studio from time to time. Come on in and meet Violet! We love having her with us!

Sydney Ladd

Drafter/Space Planner

We love Sydney’s contagious laugh! In fact, if laughing were an Olympic sport, she would definitely win a gold medal! Sydney starts each day with a large breakfast – her favorite meal of the day, and then comes to work with an amazing attitude. You will find her smiling face in the Studio or helping Janet in the office! Sydney has a case of wanderlust, and she firmly believes everyone should travel outside the United States if given the chance. There’s so much to see! If Sydney had to categorize the people in this world in two categories they would be people who have a million unread messages/notifications, and those who do not. We love this categorizing system – we should give it a try. Come in and meet this awesome lady!

Kip Joiner

Lead Carpenter

Kip thinks everyone on the Louisa Jane team is just great, and that in turn, makes his job great! The last time Kip climbed a tree was 15 years ago, and if he could start any hobby in the world, it would be racing. The best way to start the day in Kip’s opinion is with a good stretch, and we can’t disagree. If Kip could live to any age he wanted, he would choose 800! We have to hand it to him though, with his choice of a dream house…it actually wouldn’t be a house at all, but a super yacht! Now THAT would be a dream! We love having Kip around – he’s a great addition to our carpentry team! If you haven’t met him in person yet, you are truly missing out.

 

Weston Feucht

Carpenter’s Assistant & IT Specialist

Weston is handy in the shop, and can pretty much make whatever he sets his mind on! He helps out Clayton with carpentry work, but he’s also our go-to I.T. guy. If something goes wrong with a computer, we know who to call. His height also comes in handy when we can’t quittteeee reach the top shelf in the studio. Weston is always early, never late, which he believes stems from early morning Basketball practice when being late meant running laps. If Weston could build his dream house, it would be a very practical home – plenty of storage, lots of outlets, tall door ways and counters. However, it would have some fun features as well, like “secret” rooms, a permanent wooden fort, and a large workshop.