Shannon has over 21 years of interiors experience, and has been involved in every facet of both furniture dealerships and manufacturers including sales, design and project management. After running three companies for others, he started IE in order to set a new level of industry performance.
As Owner and Principal of Inside Evolutions, his goal is to make sure the right team and products come together to ensure a project, regardless of size, is completed to the client's specifications and exceeds their expectations. As an industry leader, Shannon is a key advocate for IIDA, TAID, and Vistage.
BSBA – Marketing Management, University of Arkansas
Gallup Leadership Institute Executive Program Honors
Vistage / Entrepreneur's Organization
IDA – Partner of the Year, twice with two companies
Christi Sweeney, an expert in the corporate and contract furniture industry, is the Director of Sales for the Houston market here at Inside Evolutions. Christi strives to be an organization’s trusted advisor in order to help align their culture, brand and functional objectives to drive a higher level of engagement to their employees and customers.
Christi found her passion for sales at a (relatively) young age and worked in outside sales while studying Integrated Communication at University of Houston. She has worked various sales and management positions over the years however her true passion is working with her clients to help solve their needs. In her spare time, you can find Christi trying out a new baking recipe in the kitchen, crafting her heart out, listening to classic rock (Queen is her all-time favorite) or enjoying the outdoors with camping and biking.
Kim joined Inside Evolutions in 2017 as the Director of Sales specializing in Education. She graduated from UCLA and has been in sales and management for over 25 years. Throughout her Sales career, she has been successful by building and maintaining strong relationships and helping clients find solutions based on their needs.
Success is part of Kim's professional character. She is an accomplished, detail-oriented, relationship-driven, enthusiastic, and motivated B2B sales professional with extensive and versatile experience in all levels of the sales process with various products and services. She is the recipient of various awards, contest prizes, and bonuses as recognition for job performance excellence.
Kim is a native Houstonian, graduating from Bellaire High School. She has been a Bellaire resident for over 20 years.
Ethan Schaefer joined the Inside Evolutions team as the Director of Sales for the Austin market. Prior to this, Ethan worked as a sales rep at KI, a contract furniture manufacturer headquartered in Green Bay, WI, where he supported customers in the Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas markets. Ethan’s success is attributed to his strong ability to build trusting relationships and use a consultative selling approach with his customers. He understands the importance of listening to ensure the customer’s vision and brand is represented through their work environment.
Ethan grew up in Green Bay, WI and attended the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse, receiving a B.S. in Marketing. This is where his passion for sales began, finishing top 10 in the University Sales Pitch Competition. Outside of sales, Ethan has a passion for cooking, clay shooting, and being a shareholder of the Green Bay Packers. Go Pack Go!
Gloria Brooks has been creating beautiful interiors for over 25 years. Armed with a BFA in Interior Design, she began her career in the Dallas area, where she owned her own design studio and showroom. Specializing in working with high-end custom home builders, she worked with home buyers from the ground up, selecting each detail from the brick & stone all the way through to the last piece of art on the wall.
After working in the corporate world for the past three years, she realized firsthand the importance of creating beautiful and functional work spaces as well. After all, we spend most of our waking hours at work.
To bring High Design and High Value to the industry, Gloria and Inside Evolutions offer furnishings and architectural elements that will create stunning work spaces to fit the end user’s unique style. "We all have a picture in our heads of what we want our lives to look like, I am honored to be able to help my clients turn that vision into a reality."
Penni joined Inside Evolutions in 2018 as Director of Sales for South Texas, she has over 20 years of experience in the Commercial Architectural and Interior Design Industry. Earning a BS in Interior Design from UTSA she strives to stay current and on track with the ever evolving design industry. She passed the NCIDQ and became a Registered Interior Designer in 2003. She worked as a facility designer for a Fortune 500 company then moved to an A&D firm specializing in tenant improvement and MOB projects. With a broad range of design skills, she then moved into commercial sales as an account manager for a major flooring manufacturer, where she worked and excelled for almost 15 years. There she specialized in commercial flooring specifications and became a valued resource to designers and end users, being awarded for growth and sales volume.
As an experienced contract specialist with a demonstrated history in the textiles industry, she wanted to get back into more hands on design and moved into the contract furniture division. Here she understands the importance of merging beauty with functionality and sustainability. Being a dedicated designer, she works hard to bring “High Design and High Value” to A&D firms as well as end users and contractors.
When she is not working she can be found attending numerous sports and FFA events with her husband and two daughters. As a family they work, study, compete, and enjoy winding down on a lake or river, or listening to local country music artists in a variety of venues found in the Texas Hill Country.
Cindy Mueller is the Sales Coordinator and Showroom Manager for Inside Evolutions. Cindy has extensive experience working for both an independent manufacturer’s rep and the manufacturer since 1999. She provides pre-sales and post-sales support to the sales team and customers and is responsible for the day to day operations of the showroom.
Kacey is the Lead Designer for Inside Evolutions. She graduated with educational honors from the Art Institute of Houston with a B.F.A in Interior Design. During her time there she won two national and local Design competitions. Kacey’s professional career consisted of 5 years design, furniture specification, and project management experience. Kacey maintains her involvement with design community with joint memberships in IIDA and NEWH. She currently holds the position of NEWH-Houston Chapter Past President and is highly involved with national chapter.