Meet Our Design Staff

Your consultant will ask questions about your needs and lifestyles. Your design consultant will work from photos and measurements taken in the home. All the information about your lifestyle and decorating personality will be reflected in your custom RoomPlan. The presentation by your design consultant will include a scaled floorplan, furniture selection and placement, suggested fabrics and accessories. Your new room will come to life before your eyes.

Design Team Leader and Sales Manager

Lynn Magdich

Design Team Leader and Sales Manager Lynn Magdich is a Professional member of IDS (Interior Design Society). She has been published with her answers to residential interior design questions, taught college classes and served as an interior design advisory board member. At Samsen Furniture, she has developed charity events, full service drapery and area rug departments, customer workshops and a flat fee design service, "RoomPlan".

I am proud of the professionalism of the Samsen Furniture Design Team. They have a common purpose: to help every customer have kind of home they are proud to share with family and friends.

Meet Our Design Team

Bill Treuhaft

I have been a part of the Samsen Furniture family business for decades, but for decades before that, I was a partner in my family’s furniture store. I am familiar with all facets of design and pride myself in helping clients choose the right items for their homes. Whether traditional, contemporary or transitional, we can work together to achieve a look that’s comfortable for you.

Beth Everett

One of the great joys I had as a docent at the Toledo Museum of Art was helping people experience art and architecture. Now, as a certified IDS design consultant, let me take you on a journey of color and style. Let me help you color your world and create a beautiful new way of living. It may be a chair or sofa, perhaps a whole room. Close your eyes and see the possibilities. If you choose what you love, it will never go out of style.

Cindi Bascombe

I've recently moved from the beautiful island of Kauai, Hawaii where I was a consultant for the island's top design center. With more than twenty years experience at interior design businesses in Toledo, California, and Hawaii, I am thrilled to join Samsen Furniture. Bringing my creativity inspired by tropical flair and traditional warmth, I am anxious to help clients incorporate flooring, wallcoverings, window treatments and accessories with furniture to create a unique, beautiful interior space.

Brittany Knight

Growing up in a family owned flooring company naturally led into design. I love to mix it up with pattern, color and textures. With my eclectic sense of style whether traditional, contemporary or transitional, my goal is to create a stylish space that feels like home to you. Let me save you from making those dreaded, expensive decorating mistakes and have fun with the process.

Lindsey Harrison

After earning my Interior Design degree at Davis College, I started my career at an Ethan Allen Gallery in Scranton, PA. I discovered Samsen Furniture when I moved back home. Because I appreciate all design styles, I was amazed at the wide selection Samsen offers. Let me use my experience and passion, knowledge of textiles and leathers to help you turn your dream into reality.

Renee Shasteen

My husband and I were transplanted from the Detroit area. I had previously owned a business while home schooling our son. Now, as a certified IDS Design Consultant (residential/commercial), I specialize in designing spaces that are unique as you are. With my expertise, I am comfortable working in all design styles and love to translate your ideas into the room of your dreams. Imagine easily transforming your problem room right before your eyes- all while having FUN!

Scott Carroll

Born and raised in the United Kingdom, I have called Ohio home for the past two decades. I am an enthusiastic, friendly sales professional with many years in customer sales and service (emphasis on service!). I ran my own antique mall business for several years dealing in fine furniture, American art glass and pottery. I have been inspired and influenced by design elements from both sides of the pond, which I hope adds a unique flavor to the design team here at Samsen Furniture.

Tracy Stoffel

Creating a comfortable and unique home environment is more than selecting and arranging furniture. Although the design process can seem intimidating, it can be quite easy and enjoyable with my help. Good design becomes great design when we blend function, lifestyle and the best interpretation of your taste and style into your space. With my interior design knowledge and the extensive resources of Samsen Furniture, I can help you find that perfect accent piece or endless possibilities to furnish a "blank canvas" room.

Christie Wielgoposki

I have a passion for creating timeless designs using your own signature style. Knowing the rules of design allows me to break them to achieve your unique style. I grew up in the Anthony Wayne area and spent summers on lake Erie. After receiving my design degree at Kent State University, I returned to northwest Ohio and love to call this North Coast my home.

Lori Cervantes

I decided to pursue a career in interior design while making selections for my own custom built home. I commuted from the Oak Harbor / Port Clinton area where I live with my family to Davis College in Toledo where I grew up. My design philosophy is simple- surround yourself with colors, patterns, and textures that make you happy. I will help you identify your personal style and choose pieces that complement your personality.

Shannon Romaker

Artistic painting on canvas, walls, floors, cabinetry and furniture led me to establishing my own business “The Painted Lady” in the 90’s. In Toledo I have worked at two recliner gallery stores. I have worked in Grand Rapids, Waterville, and Monclova designing landscapes, custom cabinetry and furniture. With passion, creativity and my varied experience in retail interior and exterior design, I love “mixing it up”. I tell clients I meet at Samsen designing your room should be enjoyable; with my help we’ll keep it fun