Meet The Team

Gladhill Furniture

Jim Nicholson

President

Length of Time at Gladhill: 21 years
If Gladhill Furniture Had a Yearbook, What Would You Most Likely Be Voted by Your Peers: Most likely to change my mind
 

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Sheila Duffy

Sales Manager

Length of Time at Gladhill: 17+ years  
Why You Choose to Work at Gladhill: Fun, family environment, and flexibility!  
When I Am Not Working, I Love To: Spend time with my family  
My Style: Just like my hair color, it changes! Eclectic, warm/cozy, trendy.  
Favorite Fare (Food): Italian Food  
Best Vacation You Ever Had: Hilton Head with my family  
I Love the Summer Season, Because it’s warm! Laid back and no homework!  
Favorite Color: Purple  
If Gladhill Furniture Had a Yearbook, What Would You Most Likely Be Voted by Your Peers: The loudest in any crowd  
One Thing You Do Not Know About Me: I love history! Send me to a new town/city and I’ll want to know the history of every inch of it!

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Jessica Green

Office Manager

Length of Time at Gladhill: 18 years
When I Am Not Working, I Love: Spending time with my children, watching them play soccer, tball, jiu-jitsu, and ride horses
Favorite Fare (Food): Mexican
I Love the Summer/Fall Season
Favorite Color: Blue
One Thing You Do Not Know About Me: To keep everyone in line!

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Christine Erdman

Office Administration

What year did you begin your Gladhill career? 2020
Why you chose to work at Gladhill: I love furniture
When I am not working, you will find me: At my parents house crafting with my mom
My Style: Casual with a little sparkle
Favorite food: hamburgers
My next vacation will be: Outer Banks, NC
I love the season: Fall & Spring
Favorite color: Purple
Most Likely to… converse with anyone I encounter
If my co-workers could use one word to describe me & my style, it would be: one word is not enough

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Dawn Raymond

Floor Display

Length of Time at Gladhill: 13 years  
Why You Choose to Work at Gladhill: I chose to work at Gladhill Furniture because it is a very special place! We offer an amazing resource to furnish and beautify your home. We carry more than 50 different manufacturers for furniture and lighting to art, rugs, and custom window treatments – we have it all!  
When I Am Not Working, I Love To: Decorate my home and landscape my yard!  
My Style: My personal style used to be very traditional, but has evolved into a more “modern ease” which can feel wonderfully warm and welcoming. I do, however, stage all different styles throughout our store where we display more than 125 unique vignettes.  
Favorite Fare (Food): I love Mexican food, especially fajitas.  
Best Vacation You Ever Had: The best vacation I’ve ever had was to Key West, FL. I’ve discovered that palm trees bring me peace!  
I Love the Winter Season, Because I absolutely love transforming my home with Christmas decorations!  
Favorite Color: My favorite color is actually black because it is always sleek and stylish and it never goes out of style!   
If Gladhill Furniture Had a Yearbook, What Would You Most Likely Be Voted by Your Peers: Most helpful and kind!  
One Thing You Do Not Know About Me: I love country music!

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Ashley Straw

Customer Care

Length of Time at Gladhill: 2 years
Why You Choose to Work at Gladhill: It was recommended by a friend who was an employee here for the excellent staff and culture
When I Am Not Working, I Love: Live entertainment, sports, concerts, plays, comedies, etc.
Favorite Fare (Food): Fried J
Best Vacation You Ever Had: Impromptu trip to Niagara Falls
I Love the Fall Season, Because it’s the start of football season
Favorite Color: Teal
If Gladhill Furniture Had a Yearbook, What Would You Most Likely Be Voted by Your Peers: Wallflower
One Thing You Do Not Know About Me: I’m an Alaskan native

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Nora Barnes

Comptroller

Length of Time at Gladhill: 3 years
Why You Choose to Work at Gladhill: I am able to use my skill set in friendly & beautiful surroundings.  The flexible schedule allows me to be available for my family.  I am a wife, mother of 4 and a new grandmother!
When I Am Not Working, I Love To: Spend time with family & friends, sing, play guitar, go on motorcycle trips with my husband & serve in my church.
My Style: Casual
Favorite Fare (Food): I enjoy many types of food; especially Tex-Mex and Italian.
Best Vacation You Ever Had: Trip to Grand Canyon & any trip to the beach!
I Love the Autumn Season, Because I love the fall foilage!
Favorite Color: Blue
If Gladhill Furniture Had a Yearbook, What Would You Most Likely Be Voted by Your Peers: As the person who drinks the most coffee!
One Thing You Do Not Know About Me: I was bitten by a Copperhead.

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David Fink

Design Consultant

Length of Time at Gladhill: 14 years
Why You Choose to Work at Gladhill: It’s like my home! I love that we are still family owned and that we offer our clients a great product and experience.
When I Am Not Working, I Love To: Take pictures, work in my garden, hang out with family and friends, cooking
My Style: Eclectic
Favorite Fare (Food): I love all food. I do make killer mussels and lamb.
Best Vacation You Ever Had: I’ve never had a bad one. I do love Vegas and the Caribbean though.
I Love the Summer Season, Because I hate the cold.
Favorite Color: Purple
If Gladhill Furniture Had a Yearbook, What Would You Most Likely Be Voted by Your Peers: Most Sarcastic
One Thing You Do Not Know About Me: I’m a former CIA Operative.
If my co-workers could use one word to describe me & my style, it would be: personable and outgoing & fancy. A touch of glam can never hurt
We don't sell furniture, we solve problems. 3 things I can help you achieve when solving the problem:
⦁    Enjoying your space more
⦁    Getting the MOST out of your money
⦁    Making the form function

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Andrew Hemming

Design Consultant

Length of Time at Gladhill: 6 years
Why You Choose to Work at Gladhill: I love sales, have sold houses and lots of other things so I wanted to try selling furniture. I love helping people create the perfect space of their own.
When I Am Not Working, I Love To: Spend time with my kids, work out, and go to my beach house.
My Style: Transitional or whatever the client prefers
Favorite Fare (Food): French food
Best Vacation You Ever Had: Surfing in Oaxaca Coast of Mexico
I Love the Fall Season, Because of the colors and the temperature.
If Gladhill Furniture Had a Yearbook, What Would You Most Likely Be Voted by Your Peers: Hungriest
One Thing You Do Not Know About Me: I played basketball and baseball at DeMatha Catholic High School
If my co-workers could use one word to describe me & my style, it would be: Trendy
We don't sell furniture, we solve problems. 3 things I can help you achieve when solving the problem:
⦁    Help you in perfecting your unique space by finding equilibrium between form and function. 
⦁    Find the perfect pieces for you, whether that be traditional, transitional, or contemporary.
⦁    Situationally help pick certain fabrics or pieces depending on the space.

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Catherine Christopher

Design Consultant

Length of Time at Gladhill: 1 year
Why You Choose to Work at Gladhill: Fun, relaxed environment that allows me to use my creative artistic abilities designing beautiful spaces for design challenged people.
When I Am Not Working, I Love To: Paint, sculpt with cement and shop for shoes!
My Style: Mid-Century
Favorite Fare (Food): Popcorn with honey and sea salt
Best Vacation You Ever Had: My 10-day trip to Japan
I Love the Summer Season, Because basting like a turkey and the ocean is my favorite thing to do.
Favorite Color: Teal, orange, aqua, green – I’m a painter, it’s easier to say what color I don’t like!
If Gladhill Furniture Had a Yearbook, What Would You Most Likely Be Voted by Your Peers: Most likely to have the coolest shoes
One Thing You Do Not Know About Me: I sing Celtic songs
If my co-workers could use one word to describe me & my style, it would be: personable and outgoing & fancy. A touch of glam can never hurt
We don't sell furniture, we solve problems. 3 things I can help you achieve when solving the problem:
⦁    Enjoying your space more
⦁    Getting the MOST out of your money
⦁    Making the form function

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Suzanne Thompson

Design Consultant

Length of Time at Gladhill: 1 year
Why You Choose to Work at Gladhill: I have been designing spaces, homes and other things including event venues and wedding ceremonies for many years. I find great satisfaction and a feeling of space for someone. Listening to people describe their vision and making that a reality is very fulfilling. Gladhill Furniture has everything needed to bring their dreams alive.
When I Am Not Working, I Love To: Be with family
My Style: Coastal Cottage
Favorite Fare (Food): Chocolate and coffee
Best Vacation You Ever Had: I am still planning that…
I Love the Fall Season, Because of the changing leaves
Favorite Color: Blue
If Gladhill Furniture Had a Yearbook, What Would You Most Likely Be Voted by Your Peers: Most likely to surprise you
One Thing You Do Not Know About Me: I like to watch “apocalyptic” movies. For example: The Book of Eli, The Road, The Postman, 2012.
If my co-workers could use one word to describe me & my style, it would be: I love the coast, I will likely be wearing something blue
We don't sell furniture, we solve problems. 3 things I can help you achieve when solving the problem:
⦁    I can offer you my experience & expertise in design & decor to help you fall in love with your home again.
⦁    Assist in choosing the best fabric, leather, stain choice, etc, for your furniture.
⦁    Accessories can really make a big difference when working on your room. I can help you find just the right pieces.

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Teresa Anselmo

Design Consultant

Length of Time at Gladhill:   5 Years
When I Am Not Working, I Love To:  Try new restaurants, travel, and be with my family & friends.
My Style:  Mix It Up
Best Vacation You Ever Had:   Visiting museums in Florence, Italy.
I Love the Summer Season, Because I am a sun worshiper.
Favorite Color:   At the moment it is Coral
If Gladhill Furniture Had a Yearbook, What Would You Most Likely Be Voted by Your Peers: Team Spirit
One Thing You Do Not Know About Me:   I love to dance

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Joe Jardeleza

Design Consultant

What year did you begin your Gladhill career? 2019
My favorite room to design for a client is and why? Any room they want… living room because theres so many option to be creative.
I have been decorating and/or designing since: 2014 professionally
Why you chose to work at Gladhill: I like/choose to work at Gladhill because it parallels my own business philosophy of customer service and a family environment.
I love to sell: High quality furniture that will provide my customers & their families with many years of enjoyment.
When I am not working, you will find me: Enjoying the outdoors, camping, gardening, hiking, photography, and music.
My Style: Classic
Favorite food: I love to cook/bake, and in my family and culture, food is an expression of love. I love all kinds, ethnic, adventurous, grilling and Italian
My next vacation will be: The carribean
I love the season: I love living in Maryland because we have all the seasons and I enjoy the change. If I had to pick one, maybe the fall.
Favorite color: The color between blue & green as the sun goes down, almost an aqua color.
Most Likely to… laugh
If my co-workers could use one word to describe me & my style, it would be: classic.
We don't sell furniture, we solve problems. 3 things I can help you achieve when solving the problem:
1. I have good listening skill to identify and clarify the problem.
2. I have excellent analytical and logical skills to offer alternative solutions.
3. I am customer oriented, offering service, kindness, and patience to implement the solution always keeping my customer as the primary concern.

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Sharon "Shay" Heatherley

Design Consultant

What year did you begin your Gladhill career? 2002-2008, 2019-present
My favorite room to design for a client is and why? Living room, I love working with fabrics
I have been decorating and/or designing since: 2001
Why you chose to work at Gladhill: I love selling quality products.
I love to sell: Beautiful things.
When I am not working, you will find me: Relaxing with family and friends, gardening.
My Style: Coastal
Favorite food: Seafood
My next vacation will be: Some place tropical
I love the season: Summer
Favorite color: Green
Most Likely to… go above and beyond for you.
If my co-workers could use one word to describe me & my style, it would be: Kind & Coastal
We don't sell furniture, we solve problems. 3 things I can help you achieve when solving the problem:
⦁    Finding the right piece of furniture for the space
⦁    Create the feeling and beautiful room you are looking for.

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Pat Kronk

Design & Furniture Consultant

What year did you begin your Gladhill career? 2021
My favorite room to design for a client is and why? Living room because I try to reflect something about each clients personality & style
I have been decorating and/or designing since: 1985
Why you chose to work at Gladhill: Large resource for furniture & accessories
I love to sell: A complete design plan for a client
When I am not working, you will find me: Hiking, drawing and weaving
My Style: Eclectic
Favorite food: Seafood
My next vacation will be: Key West or Laguna Beach, CA
I love the season: Spring
Favorite color: Shades of green
Most Likely to… succeed by putting my talents to use
If my co-workers could use one word to describe me & my style, it would be: classic but unexpected
We don't sell furniture, we solve problems. 3 things I can help you achieve when solving the problem:
⦁ Finding the right furniture to fit the client & the room
⦁ comfort
⦁ Design and color to suit the clients needs, wants, and to reflect the customers personality

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Christina Del Real

Interior Designer

What year did you begin your Gladhill career? 2020
My favorite room to design for a client is and why? Family room, because its the most used room.
I have been decorating and/or designing since: 1999, started in design 20 years ago.
Why you chose to work at Gladhill:
A family environment with kind people
I love to sell: Stickley
When I am not working, you will find me: Gardening, hiking, biking, and weight lifting.
My Style: I love to work with all styles, from traditional to contemporary
Favorite food: Italian
My next vacation will be: Beach. Anywhere theres a beach.
I love the season: Summer
Favorite color: Blue
Most Likely to… help others
If my co-workers could use one word to describe me & my style, it would be: Eclectic
We don't sell furniture, we solve problems. 3 things I can help you achieve when solving the problem:
⦁    Proper dimensions, scale, & comfort
⦁    Room options
⦁    Paint colors and window treatments
Something you dont know about me is I designed one of the three homes featured in the 58th annual Potomac Country House Tour: The Vargo home.

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Emily Wampole

Interior Designer

What year did you begin your Gladhill career? 2020
My favorite room to design for a client is and why? Living room; I love fabrics and textures, its so fun to layer materials.
I have been decorating and/or designing since: After receiving my design degree in 2017.
Why you chose to work at Gladhill: I love working at a family business
I love to sell: Well designed spaces
When I am not working, you will find me: Relaxing at home with loved ones
My Style: Boho Chic
Favorite food: Depends on the day of the week
My next vacation will be: A tropical paradise
I love the season: Fall
Favorite color: Green
Most Likely to… be designing
If my co-workers could use one word to describe me & my style, it would be: sweet and chic
We don't sell furniture, we solve problems. 3 things I can help you achieve when solving the problem:
⦁    Finding the perfect balance in your space
⦁    Narrowing down the options to find the best piece for you
⦁    I make a great middleman for couples to find compromise

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Brett Brown

Warehouse Manager

Length of Time at Gladhill: Almost 6 years
Why You Choose to Work at Gladhill: Family owned business. Longtime family friend of Jim Nicholson
When I Am Not Working, I Love To: Be with family and hunting
My Style: Down to Earth
Favorite Fare (Food): Chipotle
Best Vacation You Ever Had: Niagara Falls, Canada
I Love the Fall Season, Because it’s hunting season.
Favorite Color: Blue
If Gladhill Furniture Had a Yearbook, What Would You Most Likely Be Voted by Your Peers: Jack of all trades
One Thing You Do Not Know About Me: I like to build things out of wood (crafts, decks)

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Noe Escobar

Delivery Driver

Length of Time at Gladhill: 14 years
Why You Choose to Work at Gladhill: I thought it was an interesting job.
When I Am Not Working, I Love To: Be a handyman at home
My Style: Simple, casual, not fancy
Favorite Fare (Food): Steak and wheat bread
Best Vacation You Ever Had: Las Vegas, NV
I Love the Summer Season, Because nature is green and I have more time to do more things
Favorite Color: Negro
If Gladhill Furniture Had a Yearbook, What Would You Most Likely Be Voted by Your Peers: Best attendance/best smile
One Thing You Do Not Know About Me: I’m 38 years old

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Robert Gray

Delivery Driver

Length of Time at Gladhill: Almost 6 years
Why You Choose to Work at Gladhill: Love traveling to different places and meeting new people. Every day is always a new adventure.
When I Am Not Working, I Love To: Go bowling, play games, spend time with my family
Favorite Fare (Food): Crab legs, shrimp (seafood)
Best Vacation You Ever Had: Bald Head Island (North Carolina)
I Love the Fall Season, Because of football.
Favorite Color: Blue
If Gladhill Furniture Had a Yearbook, What Would You Most Likely Be Voted by Your Peers: Most likely to crack a joke
One Thing You Do Not Know About Me: I play video games like a big nerd (huge gamer)

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Sergio Augustin

Warehouse Support

Length of Time at Gladhill: Since 03/2014 and full time since 10/2016
Why You Choose to Work at Gladhill: Because they take care of me and every day I learn something new – plus, it’s a stable and serious company.
When I Am Not Working, I Love To: Spend time with my family
Favorite Fare (Food): Steak!
Best Vacation You Ever Had: In my country, Guatemala, when I met my beautiful wife 12 years ago
I Love the Summer Season, Because we can spend more time outside.
Favorite Color: Red
If Gladhill Furniture Had a Yearbook, What Would You Most Likely Be Voted by Your Peers: Most quiet
One Thing You Do Not Know About Me: I think you know everything about me.

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Josh Nicholson

Warehouse Support

What year did you begin your Gladhill career? 2018
Why you chose to work at Gladhill: Family business
When I am not working, you will find me: with my dog, also enjoy cooking.
My Style: Joker
Favorite food: Pizza, steak, tacos
My favorite vacation: I've had a few that were great
I love the season: fall, not too hot, not too cold
Favorite color: anything earth-toned
One thing you dont know about me: I enjoy eating the hottest peppers.

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