Dan recently joined the Tanner team in February 2023. Dan has 10+ years of experience in professional sales. His capability to build rapport, along with being thorough, ensures that his clients are comfortable and pleased with their design and furniture selections. Dan prides himself on always being available to answer questions and is extremely dedicated to delivering a great customer experience from the initial walkthrough to the completion of delivery and installation. In his free time, Dan enjoys spending time on the golf course. He also enjoys hiking, kayaking, and biking with his wife and growing family. Dan is a huge Penn State and Philadelphia Eagles fan. He also enjoys training his two bird dogs for their next season.
Order Processing Specialist
Amy joined the Tanner team in April of 2022 as the Order Entry and Service Coordinator. Over the past few years, she has worked in the purchasing and order entry field. Amy graduated from McCaskey High School in 2000. She enjoys learning new tasks and responsibilities that will allow her to help out the team. Amy is a wife and mother of two young boys. In her spare time she enjoys being outdoors, shopping, watching football, cooking, and spending time with her family and friends. Her dream is to someday travel to Dubai.
Samantha started in the commercial contract furniture industry in 2013, specializing in the education and commercial market. She enjoys working as a team to create inspiring spaces that enhance our lives at school, work, or at home, so that we work better and THRIVE! Samantha strives to provide outstanding customer service and work as a collaborative partner with all her clients. She enjoys tailgating at PSU, traveling, golfing and spending time with her family.
Jen has spent 25 years working in the commercial furniture industry. She is both determined and experienced in meeting the client’s needs and dreams. Jen earned her Bachelors of Science: Interior Design from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She has extensive knowledge of AutoCAD Architectural Desktop, 20/20 CAP Studio, Visual Impression 3D software, and Configura’s CET design software. At Tanner Furniture, Jen focuses on developing client relationships by providing design solutions that meet the client’s budget without compromising quality or design intent. Outside of work, Jen enjoys being on the water with her family, wake boarding and wake surfing. During the winter, she can be found on the slopes snowboarding.
Kylie has nine years of design experience in mostly corporate design. Graduating with her Bachelor of Science degree in Interior Design from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2011, she continued her education a few years later and received her Master of Science degree in Sustainable Design from Philadelphia University (now known as Thomas Jefferson University) in 2015. While in her master’s program, she became a LEED Green Associate accredited professional in 2014. She desires to work towards her NCIDQ accreditation in the future. Proficient in AutoCAD and CET Designer, Kylie enjoys creating spaces that meet the needs of the client and reflect the desired ambiance all while staying within their budget. Outside of work, Kylie enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, trying new local restaurants and planning day trips and experiences.
Josh joined Tanner Furniture in 2019. As the CFO, his primary responsibility is to plan and execute the most efficient programs to manage all financial and accounting functions of the company. He has extensive experience in the accounting field, specializing in tax and cost accounting. He has a Master of Business Administration and a CPA license. Josh has over 15 years of accounting experience in the public and private sectors. He contributes to overseeing staffing, human resources, as well as keeping the team aligned with company goals. Josh is a capable leader and is dedicated to efficiency, professionalism, and faithfully serving clients and the team. Josh has two children who keeps him physically active. He enjoys outdoors activities such as golfing, hiking, and traveling.
Andrew has over twenty years of experience in the commercial furniture industry which includes project management, distribution management, and installation. Andrew currently works closely with all team members on the coordination inbound freight, receiving, warehouse organization, and scheduling/managing Tanner Furniture’s in-hose installation team. In his “free time” he also serve as Tanner’s internal IT expert. Andrew is passionate about his attention to detail, planning and problem solving ability. Outside of work, he enjoys participating in shooting competitions, woodworking, and playing pickleball. As a personal goal, Andrew wants to obtain a private pilot license and use it to travel.
Project & Service Coordinator
Steve has 8 years of experience in the commercial furniture business. This has included roles as a Service and Punch Coordinator as well as various administrative duties. In his current role as Project Manager, his greatest satisfaction comes from completing a project to the client’s expectations. This includes everything from communicating, planning, scheduling, delivering, and installation to the completion of all punch and service. In his spare time, Steve enjoys bicycling, fishing, hiking, kayaking and gardening.
Reuel has over 30 years of experience in the education and commercial furniture industries. Over his career, Reuel has held positions in sales, marketing, distribution, and project management. In his current role as Project Manager, Reuel brings all of his experience and knowledge to ensure a concise and smooth job as it relates to the installation of each project. Following each project from the manufacturer’s acknowledgement, through communicating with the client on furniture delivery dates, investigating site conditions, clarification of the furniture installation details and client expectations, through the wrap up of service and punch, Reuel knows what it takes to get the job done. Outside of work, Reuel spends time with his wife, Kathleen, and their three children. His family is passionate about making a difference within their local community and in Haiti through mission work.
Sharon has been an Interior Designer for over 20 years, with a wide variety of experience in senior living, corporate, retail, and education. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Design from The College of New Jersey. She also earned prestigious industry certifications, including NCIDQ, (National Council of Interior Design Qualification), and CAPS, (Certified Aging in Place Specialist). Her goal at Tanner Furniture is to lead clients through the design process to help them make their vision a reality. Outside of work, Sharon enjoys traveling to new places with her family. She is on the board and active with the “Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks”, enjoys buying and selling Mid-Century barware, and loves to read.
Tom has been involved in the design and space planning field for the past 30 plus years. During this time he has performed many aspects of the design process from project conception to project completion. Some of these aspects include performing site verification, client inventories, space planning, product specification, renderings and product budgets. Tom has an Associate degree from Tri-Angle Tech in architectural drafting and design. Tom utilizes multiple software packages during the design and specification process which include: CET Designer, ProjectSpec and AutoCAD software. His main focus is meeting project goals within the client’s time frame and budget. Outside of work, Tom enjoys fishing, playing pickleball, and spending time with his family.
Melissa has 30+ years of comprehensive experience in the Corporate, Healthcare and Education markets as she has worked in the industry since her graduation from Spring Garden College. Her real-life experience in Design, Project Management, Facilities Management and Sales as well the Administrative process makes her uniquely qualified to anticipate our clients’ needs and provide them with an insightful Interior Design solution that exceeds their expectations. Melissa is passionate about continuing to build on her extensive technical knowledge of AutoCAD, CAP 2020 & Project Matrix specification software as well as CET’s space planning/specification and rendering software to bring the best to each project she contributes on. She is proud to have earned and retained her NCIDQ certification since 1997. In her down time, Melissa can be found ocean side with family and friends at every opportunity.
Becky has over 17 years of experience in corporate, healthcare, and education markets with extensive knowledge of AutoCAD Architectural Desktop, as well as Configura’s CET design software. Her diverse design experience allows her to provide clients with a comprehensive design solution. Becky graduated with a BA in Interior Design from Virginia Tech, a program that is regularly ranked among the top ten in the nation. Her goal at Tanner Furniture is to make sure every project is beautiful, on budget, and has a smooth installation. Outside of work, Becky has a passion for animal rescue. Together with her husband, she volunteers at the Sanctuary at Haafsville as a dog care volunteer, and has fostered many dogs until they find their forever home.
Kirsten (also known as “KK”), has been developing relationships in the commercial contract furniture industry for over 20 years. She strives to work as a team to meet the goals of each client to create new interior environments that install ON TIME and WITHIN BUDGET. A Shippensburg University Alumni, she was born, raised and resides in York, PA and has been involved in many local non-profit organizations. Giving back to her community has always been important to her. Spending time in her flower garden brings her joy, but her passion is making memories with her large family; her lifelong friends and meeting new people along the way.
Mary has 20+ years of sales experience. Due to her strong sales and prospecting ability, she has helped build on Tanner Furniture‘s client list. Mary understands the importance of building a report with each and every customer so they feel comfortable with their purchase. “Referrals are always welcome and are the best advertising!” Outside of work Mary enjoys baking, cooking, (Portuguese dishes), and antiquing. She loves a GREAT find and/or lead at Antique auctions, shows, or just from a drive by. Mary always looks forward to the holidays when she spends time with her family in Cape Cod and Orlando, FL.
Jennifer entered the commercial furniture industry in 2015 and joined the Tanner Furniture team in 2017. She earned her Bachelors of Fine Arts from Millersville University. Jennifer passionately brings her design background into her business development role and her clients expressively admires her for that. Her current role with Tanner Furniture includes building client relationships, business development, and consulting clients through the design process in furnishing their space. Jennifer specializes in local, state, and federal government contracts. Outside of work, Jennifer enjoys world traveling, spending time with her three rescue dogs, while somehow still finding time to work in her home pottery studio. One of Jennifer’s professional goals is to work with NASA. So NASA, if you’re reading this, drop Tanner Furniture an email and let Jennifer come visit and furnish your offices!
Gary enjoys meeting people in their diverse and fascinating work environments! Utilizing 35+ years of personal experience, and Tanner Furniture’s talented support team, Gary is always prepared and excited to help customers design solutions that meet their unique needs, and provide a more efficient, enjoyable and healthy workplace. Outside of work, Gary enjoys driving on new roads, taking in new sights, discovering new restaurants, and biking at the beach.
Michele started her sales career with Tanner Furniture in March 2000 and became a Managing Partner in 2003. In addition, her 8 year career as a Pepsico Sales and Operations Manager has helped her build strong client relationships with her corporate, healthcare and education customers. Michele takes pride in her attention to detail and problem solving skills to make sure the customer is satisfied. In her spare time, Michele enjoys hiking, photography, world traveling and volunteering with numerous organizations. She is rarely seen on the weekends without her rescue dog, Reggie Jackson.
Jennifer started her career in 1999 as a furniture manufacturer’s representative, and joined the dealer end of the business in 2011 as a Managing Partner at Tanner Furniture. With over 20 years in the education and commercial furniture business, Jennifer strives to provide complete customer satisfaction. Attention to detail and a sense of partnership with every client is of the utmost importance. Jennifer is a 1991 Indiana University of Pennsylvania graduate, with a Business/Marketing degree. She enjoys spending time with her twin daughters, Sydney and Ryley, who despite both graduating from college, still live at home (lol). She also enjoys raising her two Boxer dogs, Scout and Chelsea Roo, golfing (when she can find the time), working out….so she can eat good food, doing projects around her house, and spending time at the beach.
President & CEO
Gary was born and raised in Halifax, PA. After graduating from Elizabethtown College in 1988, he, along with the help of his sister, started Tanner Furniture in their parent’s basement in 1989. Gary’s approach to running his company has been consistent over the past 30+ years; strive to provide outstanding customer service through persistent client engagement and continuous process improvement. He has been nominated numerous times for CEO of the Year by his employees because of the unwavering support and care he provides to his staff. Gary’s inspiration derives from the passion and commitment he has for his family, community, employees, business and profession. Outside of the office, Gary focuses on spending quality time with his wife and daughter, Marci and Kai, respectively. He enjoys golfing, hiking, biking, traveling and philanthropy. A few of the charities he’s involved with include; Kick in for Kids, Central PA Diaper Bank, Fresh Air Child Fund, United Methodist Home for Children, CVYCA, Ducks Unlimited and the conservation of wetlands. Gary currently resides with his family in Mechanicsburg, PA.