Meet the Team

Janet Weyeneth

General Manager

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.

Darrel Ehnle

Operations Manager

Darrel’s favorite part of Louisa Jane is lifting heavy things, and he would describe his style as “sophisticated upper redneck”. If he could live in any time era in history it would be the Great Depression, because it would make him realize that he already has more than enough. If he happened to be cryogenically frozen for 100 years, the first question he would ask after waking up would be, “You do still eat meat…right?”  When asked who inspires him to be better, he replied his wife, and if he had to choose someone who has impressed him most with what they’ve accomplished, he would pick God. Darrel’s sense of humor keeps everyone laughing at LJ, and he is definitely needed to build anything, fix anything, and of course, lift anything.

Brenda Ehnle

Accounts & Office Manager

Brenda’s favorite part of Louisa Jane is meeting new people, and sharing goals and visions with the team – the fact that she gets to work with her sister is pretty great too, especially since their lives took different paths in business for about 20 years! If Brenda was the only human left on Earth, she would totally go on a vacation, and speaking of humans, her biggest pet peeve with others is when they waste food. If she could pick something that everyone experienced once in their lives, it would be to own a business – no one quite understands the ups and downs and the back-ends until they do. Brenda would totally be a Southern Belle in the 1800’s if she could go back to a different era, but we think she’s the Belle of the office, and that’s good enough for us!

Danielle Hodel

Marketing, Studio, & Event Coordinator

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.

Shawn Roth

Purchasing & Logistics Manager

He’s the best. Trust us. Shawn is our right hand man in the office, always chasing us down for information, and doing the BEST at organizing everything! Shawn’s favorite part of being on the LJ team is the opportunity he has to help others – and he is great at it. His style of choice would be Modern Country, and if he had unlimited funds to build a home it would be Rustic Country with Classic vibes inside. He is great at home organizing, and one of his infamous quirks is having nothing at all on his kitchen counters. We hope you can stop by and meet him in person! Thanks Shawn, for all you do!

Brenda Hartman

Studio Design Consultant

Brenda loves being a part of the LJ team, and especially loves the energy of inspiration, design, kindness, and “get ‘er done” that goes along with it! If people come to Brenda for help it would most likely be advice – with her God-given compassionate heart, she is a great listener. She is a huge asset to our design team and her personal style is basically, “if I love it, I use it”, but can also be described as eclectic and transitional.  Her motto is “variety is the spice of life” and that plays into who she is – definitely the spice of the office! We love having her around!

Clayton Walder

Construction Manager

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!

Violet Thompson

Studio Design Consultant

Violet has a passionate 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!

Merry Sumer

Studio Design Consultant

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!