OUR PEOPLE

MDI employs only the best talent to work hand-in-hand with designers and manufacturers to create the most productive spaces for end-users. Our people work to make every part of the process, from design and submittals, to ordering and installation, seamless. Scroll down to meet our team.

 
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MEET THE TEAM

  MIKE DENNEY  | Managing Principal  Mike is the “M” of MDI and first launched his business 20+ years ago. Carefully balancing the intricacies of managing a business with bringing together partners, people, and talent is Mike’s passion and personal key to creating a positive company culture and successful business.  Combining fun with creativity, embracing and driving change, communicating openly and honestly, making the most of every resource, and doing this all with positivity, determination, and humbleness, is Mike’s goal.  Redundant?   You could describe Mike as a husband and father, golfer, coach, teacher, wild game hunter, boater, and BBQ champion... at least in his own backyard.     Get in touch with Mike

MIKE DENNEY | Managing Principal

Mike is the “M” of MDI and first launched his business 20+ years ago. Carefully balancing the intricacies of managing a business with bringing together partners, people, and talent is Mike’s passion and personal key to creating a positive company culture and successful business.

Combining fun with creativity, embracing and driving change, communicating openly and honestly, making the most of every resource, and doing this all with positivity, determination, and humbleness, is Mike’s goal. Redundant?

You could describe Mike as a husband and father, golfer, coach, teacher, wild game hunter, boater, and BBQ champion... at least in his own backyard.

Get in touch with Mike

  LINDSEY CRAIG |  Partner, A&D + Marketing  As partner of A&D + Marketing at MDI, Lindsey’s focus is to elevate the brand of MDI and enhance the overall customer experience.  She works closely with the A&D community, end users, and the internal MDI team to ensure every project is successful.      Infused by the charm of her home city of New Orleans, Lindsey’s love of design started at a young age.  She has a Bachelor’s of Interior Design from Louisiana Tech University and has become quite savvy at home renovations.  You could describe Lindsey as a wife, mother of fur children, designer, and lover of all things beautiful. From God’s amazing creations in nature to shoes, she sees the beauty in everything around her!     Get in touch with Lindsey

LINDSEY CRAIG | Partner, A&D + Marketing

As partner of A&D + Marketing at MDI, Lindsey’s focus is to elevate the brand of MDI and enhance the overall customer experience.  She works closely with the A&D community, end users, and the internal MDI team to ensure every project is successful.    

Infused by the charm of her home city of New Orleans, Lindsey’s love of design started at a young age.  She has a Bachelor’s of Interior Design from Louisiana Tech University and has become quite savvy at home renovations.

You could describe Lindsey as a wife, mother of fur children, designer, and lover of all things beautiful. From God’s amazing creations in nature to shoes, she sees the beauty in everything around her!

Get in touch with Lindsey

  LINNA YOON |  Design Team Leader  Linna is a design team leader at MDI and lover of modern, clean design. Linna strives to create innovative and efficient design solutions that will promote well-being and productivity.  After her bachelor's degree in Interior Design, minor in Architecture, and Master's degree in Environmental Design, Linna joined MDI in 2013. Aside from her endless education, she has over 6 years experience in commercial furniture as a dealer and a representative,   Linna is always focused on keeping a healthy, balanced work life and family life. You could describe Linna as a kimchi-addict, Korean drama fanatic, cheesecake lover, and part-time painter.     Get in touch with Linna

LINNA YOON | Design Team Leader

Linna is a design team leader at MDI and lover of modern, clean design. Linna strives to create innovative and efficient design solutions that will promote well-being and productivity.

After her bachelor's degree in Interior Design, minor in Architecture, and Master's degree in Environmental Design, Linna joined MDI in 2013. Aside from her endless education, she has over 6 years experience in commercial furniture as a dealer and a representative, 

Linna is always focused on keeping a healthy, balanced work life and family life. You could describe Linna as a kimchi-addict, Korean drama fanatic, cheesecake lover, and part-time painter.

Get in touch with Linna

 
  MARGOT MANN  | A&D Associate  Margot is an A&D Associate at MDI and a lover of thoughtfully designed interiors fueled by her background in Art History and Organizational Communications. Margot’s goal is to use the power of communication to connect with her clients and ensure the delivery of quality products and services.   After eight years of working for Holly Hunt in her favorite city of Chicago, Margot made the move down to Houston to bring her talents to a new market.  You could describe Margot as a world-traveler, lover of all things preppy – (think seersucker, sailing, and oaky chardonnay), a die-hard Michigan State and WMU fan, and a city girl who is always looking for a reason to leave the city (think paddle boarding, kayaking, and hiking).     Get in touch with Margot

MARGOT MANN | A&D Associate

Margot is an A&D Associate at MDI and a lover of thoughtfully designed interiors fueled by her background in Art History and Organizational Communications. Margot’s goal is to use the power of communication to connect with her clients and ensure the delivery of quality products and services. 

After eight years of working for Holly Hunt in her favorite city of Chicago, Margot made the move down to Houston to bring her talents to a new market.

You could describe Margot as a world-traveler, lover of all things preppy – (think seersucker, sailing, and oaky chardonnay), a die-hard Michigan State and WMU fan, and a city girl who is always looking for a reason to leave the city (think paddle boarding, kayaking, and hiking).

Get in touch with Margot

  ALLY MAXEY |  Austin + Central Texas Associate  As a sales associate at MDI, Allyson uses her charisma, entrepreneurial spirit, and product expertise to serve as the Austin region’s go-to design resource. It’s Ally’s belief that strong customer relationships are the key to making work successful and, most importantly, enjoyable.  Ally has been part of the Austin creative scene for more than a decade after studying Architecture and Interior Design at Texas Tech University.  You could describe Ally as a true west Texan as she’s someone who can actually answer “yes” to the age-old question “did you ride a horse to school growing up?”. Today she opts for driving a car and curates spectacular events that light up the Austin social scene.      Get in touch with Ally

ALLY MAXEY | Austin + Central Texas Associate

As a sales associate at MDI, Allyson uses her charisma, entrepreneurial spirit, and product expertise to serve as the Austin region’s go-to design resource. It’s Ally’s belief that strong customer relationships are the key to making work successful and, most importantly, enjoyable.

Ally has been part of the Austin creative scene for more than a decade after studying Architecture and Interior Design at Texas Tech University.

You could describe Ally as a true west Texan as she’s someone who can actually answer “yes” to the age-old question “did you ride a horse to school growing up?”. Today she opts for driving a car and curates spectacular events that light up the Austin social scene. 

Get in touch with Ally

  LAUREN SNOWDEN |  San Antonio + South Texas Associate  Lauren is a design and office-planning specialist representing MDI in San Antonio and South Texas. Her goal is to exemplify the idea that hard work and reliable service are best accompanied by a positive attitude and great sense of humor.  Born and raised in San Antonio, Lauren has worked in the fields of architecture and space planning for over 10 years.  She earned her Master of Architecture and MBA from Texas Tech University.   Lauren's biggest priority is being a devoted mother and wife, and spending her time with her family and friends. You could describe Lauren as an amateur chef, singer, painter, and Game of Thrones devotee.     Get in touch with Lauren

LAUREN SNOWDEN | San Antonio + South Texas Associate

Lauren is a design and office-planning specialist representing MDI in San Antonio and South Texas. Her goal is to exemplify the idea that hard work and reliable service are best accompanied by a positive attitude and great sense of humor.

Born and raised in San Antonio, Lauren has worked in the fields of architecture and space planning for over 10 years.  She earned her Master of Architecture and MBA from Texas Tech University. 

Lauren's biggest priority is being a devoted mother and wife, and spending her time with her family and friends. You could describe Lauren as an amateur chef, singer, painter, and Game of Thrones devotee.

Get in touch with Lauren

 
  LORI LA FRANCE  | Showroom Coordinator  Lori is MDI’s showroom coordinator and her detail-oriented, organized personality keeps daily operations running smoothly and at full speed.  Lori joined the MDI team after working at Crate & Barrel for 14 years and representing the company as a million-dollar-seller.  You could describe Lori as a lover of beautiful things (such as her Yorkie, Henry), a New Orleans native (go Saints!), and an entertainer – always looking to bring friends and family together with her skills in the kitchen and her sense of humor.     Get in touch with Lori

LORI LA FRANCE | Showroom Coordinator

Lori is MDI’s showroom coordinator and her detail-oriented, organized personality keeps daily operations running smoothly and at full speed.

Lori joined the MDI team after working at Crate & Barrel for 14 years and representing the company as a million-dollar-seller.

You could describe Lori as a lover of beautiful things (such as her Yorkie, Henry), a New Orleans native (go Saints!), and an entertainer – always looking to bring friends and family together with her skills in the kitchen and her sense of humor.

Get in touch with Lori

  ALINA PEREZ |  Project Designer  Alina is a designer at MDI motivated by the daily design challenges her work provides her.  Alina joined MDI following her experience as a commercial furniture designer and graduate from The Art Institute of Houston. She forward to growing her commercial design experience in her home town of Houston.  You could describe Alina as a loving wife, fashion and interior decor aficionado, and hopeful home project DIY-er.     Get in touch with Alina

ALINA PEREZ | Project Designer

Alina is a designer at MDI motivated by the daily design challenges her work provides her.

Alina joined MDI following her experience as a commercial furniture designer and graduate from The Art Institute of Houston. She forward to growing her commercial design experience in her home town of Houston.

You could describe Alina as a loving wife, fashion and interior decor aficionado, and hopeful home project DIY-er.

Get in touch with Alina

  NATASHA NAVA |  Project Designer  Natasha joined MDI as a Project Designer in 2017. With a passion for 3D modeling, Natasha aspires to bring every client’s vision to life.  Natasha is a graduate of the Art Institute of Houston, earning degrees in Digital and Technical Graphics and Interior Design - specializing in both the aesthetic and functional aspects of design. She is well versed in over 15 computer programs, including AutoCAD and Photoshop, which she utilizes at MDI.  Passionate about her hometown, Natasha spends her time delving into Houston’s rich culture. She enjoys the city’s art, architecture, and eateries.     Get in touch with Natasha

NATASHA NAVA | Project Designer

Natasha joined MDI as a Project Designer in 2017. With a passion for 3D modeling, Natasha aspires to bring every client’s vision to life.

Natasha is a graduate of the Art Institute of Houston, earning degrees in Digital and Technical Graphics and Interior Design - specializing in both the aesthetic and functional aspects of design. She is well versed in over 15 computer programs, including AutoCAD and Photoshop, which she utilizes at MDI.

Passionate about her hometown, Natasha spends her time delving into Houston’s rich culture. She enjoys the city’s art, architecture, and eateries.

Get in touch with Natasha