G|M's Corporate Team Members who provide strategic and operational leadership for the entire organization to elevate the workplace™.
Lauri is proudly of Filipino descent and grew up in the aloha state of Hawaii. Lauri's business passion and focus is on making G|M customers happy. She studied at University of Hawaii, majoring in Travel Industry Management. Lauri has been involved with G|M since 1989, originally managing the purchasing and order entry department. As CEO, Lauri provides leadership for growth, fiscal responsibility and empowers and encourages the well-being, engagement and career trajectories of our talented G|M’er team members. Lauri’s life interests include charitable endeavors, reading, art, music and travel.
Stephen L Easley
Educated at UC Riverside with a major in business, Steve was a restaurateur from 1979 to 1989 with Bobby McGee’s USA and as District Supervisor operated (5) locations with 500 team members including Honolulu, San Diego, Burbank, Mission Viejo and San Bernardino. In 1989, Steve shifted his career to workplace strategy and furniture planning to become the Herman Miller dealer in the Inland Empire, founding G|M. Leveraging hospitality work ethic, service and people skills Steve added specialized technology and created a vertically integrated, rapid response, client first enterprise dedicated to design, pride of craft and client happiness. Steve’s role is to provide vision, executional resources and training to support our engaged team members in achieving their goals and dreams. Our G|M family has grown from our original 5 team members to over 275 in four SoCal locations. Steve’s off work interests include golf, boating, business & history reading.
Jason was born in Tacoma, WA to an Air Force family starting a journey of being raised all over the world. The military took his childhood to Washington, Germany, Texas, & Alaska before moving his senior year of High School to Southern California. While enrolled in Riverside Community College pursing a degree in healthcare, Jason’s plans ended up changing as he began his career at G|M Riverside in 2007 as a Project Application Specialist. In early 2008 he transferred to the new San Diego location and began splitting time between an Account Executive Role and Design in 2009. It became a full-time position in 2010 through 2017 in which Jason was constantly one of the company’s top performers. In 2018, he moved into the Vice President of Workplace Success role where he is leading & overseeing all “Sales Activity” in our San Diego region and growing not only business, but our team as well. One of the things he is most proud of is how team members have been able to grow and move up and be successful in the company under his leadership and guidance.
Jason is married to Jessica and has two amazing daughters, Lorelei & Dahlia. He enjoys spending time in the mountains, enjoying the outdoors with his family. And rooting on the Seattle Seahawks and sharing that joy with family and fellow 12’s.
Josie received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting in 1983 followed by her CPA license in 2003. She began her finance/accounting career as a staff accountant with a local CPA firm in 1983 and accepted an accountant/auditor position at the Press Enterprise Newspaper in 1990. Following her last position at The Press-Enterprise as Director of Financial Planning and Revenue Accounting, Josie joined the G|M team in 2013 as the Director of Accounting and quickly became the CFO/VP of Accounting in 2015. In her current role, Josie is responsible for G|M’s overall financial and cash flow management including the company’s financial, forecast reporting and internal control. Additionally, she is tasked with providing our clients order and billing information accurately and timely, ensuring accurate inventory management, and supporting all management activities to achieve collective profitability goals.
Josie speaks (4) languages including Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese and English.
Danette was born in Denver, Colorado, the oldest of 4. Upon graduating from Colorado State University in 1987 with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in interior design, she moved to Massachusetts where she started her career working for the Department of Interior – National Park Service on a historical renovation of the Boott Cotton Mills into a National Park museum. She moved back to Colorado in 1992 and worked for Davis Partnership designing interiors for medical office buildings, community colleges and corporate environments. It was during her 5 years at Davis Partnership where she learned she had a passion for design and understanding of it’s power in place. In 1998 Danette moved to California to work for HOK to help launch the Irvine office. She then joined Carrier Johnson and held a Director, Sr. Associate and design principal position and worked for “CJ” for almost 19 years. Danette joined GMBI in 2018 as their V.P. of interior Construction and leads the interior construction division DIV13 to provide prefabricated architectural solutions to our clients.
In her 29 year career, Danette has led projects ranging from 1,000SF to 465,000SF, both renovation and ground up, in areas of commercial, higher education, multifamily, healthcare, bio-tech and retail design. Danette has co-taught and lectures at local interior design schools as well as held a Board of Directors position for IIDA SoCal. She is NCIDQ certified.
Jason was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and as the son of a corporate sales executive on the move, spent time growing up in Detroit, Chicago, and New Jersey before settling in Southern California as a teenager. After graduating from USC with a degree in architecture, he started his career with roles in residential architecture and architectural lighting design in Los Angeles. Then, coinciding with his marriage and move to Orange County, Jason migrated to the furniture industry in 2006, where he spent 8 years at Steelcase, first calling on A&D in OC/SD and then managing the architectural product portfolio across the west. In early 2014 he joined Herman Miller, where he spent 4 years as the Regional Sales Director in Southern California. Then after a short sabbatical with his family, he joined Takeform as the Regional Sales Director, shifting his focus to architectural signage, graphics and branding in the West. Most recently, Jason joined GMBI in 2021 as the Corporate Vice President of Workplace Excellence, a role which allows him to bring a curious, consultative, growth-minded approach to a wide range of initiatives and teams.
Jason and his wife, high school sweethearts at Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana, have four children, are actively involved in their church and school communities, and live in San Clemente. When not working or coaching/cheering his kids on from the sidelines, Jason enjoys reading, running and painting.
Tammy was born and raised in Southern California, graduating from John W. North High School followed by additional education at Riverside Community College. Her professional career began with the County of Riverside Dept. of Social Services for 10 years working in the Facilities Dept. where she was initially exposed to G|M. She joined the G|M team in 1999 as a Purchasing Assistant and subsequently worked her way up and became Purchasing Manager. Her clerical knowledge and experience with detail offered her the opportunity to become Director of Administrative Operations & Purchasing in 2016. She has extensive knowledge of G|M’s processes and thrives on helping others achieve their workplace goals. She takes great pride in her achievements both at G|M and at home. She enjoys working with animals, reading, sewing, and has learned sign language. She is a proud wife of 29 years to Alex with a 23 year old daughter and can be found enjoying time with family whenever possible.
Bob is proud to be a 4th generation native San Diegan and attended San Diego State University with a Major in Philosophy. His professional career started in the Hospitality Industry at Steele Canyon Golf Club as their Director of Outside Services overseeing all staff and Customer Service levels to the public and Member Events in 1995. In 1998, Bob transitioned to the Glorietta Bay Inn, as their Director of Sales and Revenue in the city of Coronado, CA. From 1999 to 2004, Glorietta Bay Inn garnered statewide and national guest relations awards for boutique hotels. In 2004, Bob started his career in MAC Services as Contracted Move/Project Manager for SDG&E and Sempra Energy. He managed large scale systems furniture projects, as well as the employee moves associated with those projects. Bob was honored to become a member of the G/M team in 2013 as a Senior Project Manager. Later that same year, he helped develop the MAC (Moves, Adds and Changes) Department and was awarded the SDG&E and Sempra Energy MAC Contract later that year. Since then, the MAC Department has grown not only in San Diego, but is all over Southern California. Some of the clients include Illumina, TaylorMade Adidas, Mission Federal Credit Union, University of San Diego, County of San Diego Sherriff, County of San Bernardino, Tandem Diabetes, UCSD, Becton Dickinson, and many more. In early 2018, G|M MAC expanded their Department to offering contracted Professional Services. These services are tailored to our customer’s needs deploying Occupancy Planners, Change Management Advisors, Space Planners, and more. Bob enjoys golf and spending time with his wife and 3 sons.
Shellie was born in San Bernardino, CA and later raised in Riverside, CA. She attended University of California, Riverside and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. While attending UC Riverside, Shellie started a college job that turned into a 12-year career with Nordstrom. At Nordstrom, Shellie learned the value of customer service, and that taking care of the customer is always the right thing to do. While at Nordstrom, Shellie attended The Art Institute of California, Orange County and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Interior Design. Shellie was hired by G|M Business Interiors in 2014 as an Account Manager Administrator (now Job Captain). At G|M, Shellie has moved through the Job Captain department, promoting to Assistant Manager and then to Department Manager, and now to Director of Client First Sales Operations where she gets to live her passion of taking care of the client.
Shellie has two children, Olivia (13) and Caden (11). She loves spending time supporting her kids in school and after school activities. Family is everything, so in her spare time, Shellie spends time with those she is closest to.
Louana was born in the Middle Eastern country of Kuwait and spent her early childhood there, before relocating with her parents to their native country of India for a couple of years. Her family immigrated to the US when Louana was 11 years old, and she grew up in Riverside, CA.
Louana graduated from the University of California in Riverside with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Human Resources. She also completed an in-depth certificate program in Human Resources Management at the University of California in Irvine.
Louana joined G|M Business Interiors in 2020 and is currently responsible for leading and overseeing all Human Resources functions including compliance and change management, employee relations, talent acquisition and onboarding, training and development, compensation and benefits administration, and wellness and safety. She has more than 20 years of previous work experience supporting mid-size companies in the manufacturing and construction industries, where she successfully developed and implemented targeted initiatives to achieve business objectives.
Louana is married to her childhood sweetheart, Ryan, and they are blessed with 3 wonderful children – Julia, Nathan and Lily. Together, they enjoy traveling, exploring new places and spending time with their very large extended family.