Our Team

John
Courson

CEO

The Godfather.  CEO. 31-year Spencer veteran. Trinity University Alumnus.  Golf enthusiast and avid reader who tries to learn something new every day.  Cannot live without chicken fried steak.

Lauren
Adams

Vice President of Design

Stephen F. Austin Alum and Registered Interior Designer. Creative, fun and passionate. Her family is everything.  As a child, was Punky Brewster’s doppelganger.  As an adult, not afraid to rap.

Jason
Smith

President

Originally from Heath, Texas.  20-year Spencer veteran.  Embraces the outdoors and spends his winters on skis and snowboards.  Avid gun collector with a hidden talent for doing back flips.

James
Courson

Chief Financial Officer

Baylor Alumnus.  9-year Spencer veteran.  Soon-to-be father.  An adventure seeker who travels, skis, golfs, is an ardent runner and loves to read.  Believes nothing worthwhile comes easy.

Alisha
Walton

Controller

Originally from the Mississippi Delta.  12-year Spencer veteran.   Mom to Spiderman’s biggest fan.   Enjoys spending time with family.  Fully subscribes to her personal motto: Bloom where you are planted.

Barbara
Evans

Accounting Coordinator

28-year Spencer veteran.  Fun and emotional, this mom loves to shop and dreams of one day visiting the Avenue des Champs-Elysees.

Christie
Gibson

Administrative Assistant

A quiet yet sarcastic, neat freak.  Mother of three.  No free-time.  Loves country and rap, tasty food and family adventures.  Often day dreams about a beach getaway without the kiddos.

Bob
Stokes

Director of Customer Development

Brigham Young Alumnus.  Reigning Haworth Sales Champ.  Spencer 21-year veteran.  Sports enthusiast. Music lover, former band member and Bruce Springsteen fan.  Ask him about his glory days.

BoDon
Avakian

Senior Project Manager

Born in the North Woods of Wisconsin.  Dedicated, intelligent and detailed, this 17-year Spencer veteran is a dragon-slayer.  The ultimate outdoorsman, fishing, hunting, gardening and fitness top his hobby list.

Lindsey
Courson Mitchell

Manager, Sales Coordinator Team

UNT Alum.  Perfectionist, reliable and calm.  Married to the love of her life.  Mom to 2 fur babies.  A former pianist and flutist, visiting northern Japan tops her bucket list.

David
Little

Senior Project Manager

Honest, dependable and persistent.  18-year Spencer veteran.  Camper, hiker and DIY enthusiast.  Family man and Spencer’s handy man.  Pulp Fiction topped the movie list and Germany won his dream vacation.

Kellye
Guarisco

Senior Account Manager

Texas Tech alum.  Both of her kids are Red Raiders.  She enjoys being outdoors.  The Proposal is one of her favorite movies and Maui tops the dream vacation list.

Ellaine
Stanford

Vice President of Operations

Born and raised in Dallas.  21-year Spencer veteran.  Persistent, thorough and trusting.  Loves books and animals.

Steve
Flores

Project Manager

Loyal, outgoing and balanced.  Project Manager numero uno.  Former racing cyclist; was ranked #2 in the state of Texas.  Married for 25 years.  Tour de France tops Steve’s bucket list.

Joan
Coker

Senior Account Manager

Dallas native.  UT Alumnus.  29-year Spencer veteran.  When she’s not exploring holistic paths to health, you will find this talented pianist and wine aficionado on the dance floor.

Mark
Shaffer

Senior Account Manager

Kansas native.  KU alum.  10-year Spencer veteran.  Dedicated and thoughtful, this dog lover enjoys yoga, reading, music and travel.  Mark once met JFK, Jr. and Africa tops his bucket list.

Paul
Kelley

Account Manager

Dallas native.  Green thumb.  DIY enthusiast.  Loves to smoke meats and bakes a mean chocolate cake.  Loyal, trustworthy and honest, Iceland tops Paul’s dream vacation list.

Linette
Villanueva

Strategic Response Team – Coordinator

Originally from Mexico City.  Active and progressive, this coffee lover is mom to kitten, Coco.  When she’s not at the gym, you’ll find her reading the Alchemist…for the sixth time.

David
Bland

Furniture industry veteran with 25+ years of experience. University of Texas Alum. Loves sports and travel. Favorite teams are the Houston Astros and UT Longhorns. A devoted dad, when he’s not skiing Snowmass, David enjoys beaching in Cabo.

Ronni
Hillard

Senior Account Manager

HGTV, Game of Thrones and sleep. Family, Coldplay and the beach. A Spencer 12-year veteran, Ronni is patient, hardworking and owns a questionable amount of bathing suits.

Jody
Bird

Designer

Texas Tech Alum.  16-year Spencer veteran.  Loyal, funny, sarcastic.  When she’s not watching her boys play baseball or football, you’ll find her running or dreaming about a vacation to Greece.

Jeff
Emmons

Director of Project Management & Logistics

Abilene native.  Ultramarathon man.  Dreams of Katmandu. Shook hands with President Gerald Ford.  Lover of art and paints with a twist.  Daughter is priority #1.

Laura
Ambler

Sales Coordinator

Farm curator; proud mom of five sons, three cats, five dogs, ten goats, one donkey and a dozen chickens.  Laura’s sweet smile has graced Spencer for over 12 years.

Randy
McClellen

Senior Account Manager

Dallas native.  Dad of 2.  Enjoys golf, cooking and travel.  A brave one, he survived a plane accident.  A daring one, hot sauce tops his can’t live without list.  A loving one, he dreams of backpacking through Europe with his wife.

Kristen
Radford

Senior Designer

Southern California native. UT Austin alumnus. Registered Interior Designer. Former wedding cake proprietor. Loves to camp, hike, read and do puzzles. This mom of 2 dreams of sipping wine in Ireland and Scotland.

Teresa
Russell

Sales Coordinator

Originally from DeSoto, Texas.  Loyal, energetic and fun, Teresa loves being with her family, cooking and entertaining.

Candace
Kalugyer

Designer

Indiana native.  Alumnus of Ringling College of Art & Design. Cross-fitter and outdoor enthusiast.   Big fan of  Disney and Anthony Bourdain.  Can’t live without coffee, dogs, family, and laughter.

Megan
Correa

Senior Designer

OSU Alum.  Joyful, funny and kind.  Megan enjoys reading, being outdoors and traveling.  Her dream vacation has her country hopping through Europe and living out her personal motto: Joie de vivre

Melissa
Geiger

Senior Designer

Lives and breathes in Austin, Texas.  UNT Alumnus.  Night owl who loves The Walking Dead.   Fun, silly and friendly.  Can’t live without her coffee, three kids and her husband.

Angela
Ramon

Account Manager

Houston native. UNT Alumnus. Observant, grounded and particular. Angela enjoys gardening, documentaries and exploring all facets of the art world.  A designer by trade, this warm and honest traveler believes life does not have to be perfect to be wonderful.

Denee
Smith

Accounting Coordinator

Texas native. Writer and poetry lover, laughter is her favorite medicine. When she’s not loving on her children and grandchildren, Denee surrounds herself with the arts, sometimes in the audience and sometimes playing a part.

Austin
Taylor

Designer

Texas Tech Alumnus. Active, creative and entertaining, when’s he’s not pumping iron, you’ll find Austin at the movies or volunteering at the SPCA. A former archer and gymnast, yet cites his imitation of Scooby Doo as his greatest accomplishment.

Maria
Venzor

Accounts Receivable Specialist

Born and raised in Irving, Texas. Funny, outgoing and “pretty smart”, this mom of one is full of laughter and energy.  Elephants are her spirit animal and Maria’s favorite quote, “When you can’t find the sunshine, be the sunshine.”

Shannon
Polak

Dallas native.  Texas Tech Alumnus.  Mom to an adorable apricot Golden Doodle.  Favorite movies include Bad Boys 2 and Pitch Perfect.  A connoisseur of queso and Dr. Pepper, Shannon embodies a kind heart, fierce mind and brave spirit.