Shannon Pennell


"Why fit in when you were born to stand out?" Dr. Seuss

Just like our personalities, our homes should reflect our uniqueness. Shannon loves to create spaces that mirror the homeowners individual personality and lifestyle.

When not at Wheeler's, Shannon enjoys her house full of boys, lots of loud music, and laughter!

See Shannon's recent blog posts here:

Bookcase Styling Like A Pro!
attern Mixing 101
irl Interrupted
ringing Southern Charm Home

Jennifer Barnett

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Jennifer is a California native who relocated to the Midwest as a girl. After ‘assisting’ in the building of her family’s home, the spark for all things building and design was ignited. She spent her years pouring over house plans and any interior design magazines she could get her hands on, Veranda and Traditional Home being her favorites.

Out of necessity and what seemed the most practical at the time, Jennifer spent 25 years in the medical field. But she spent her free time redesigning and decorating other people’s homes – from sewing and installing custom window treatments to painting and selecting furnishings and fixtures. She enjoyed it so much that she eventually left the medical field to pursue a second degree, this time in Interior Design. Jennifer has flipped several homes and does all the work herself – from refinishing cabinets or building new ones, installing sheetrock to tiling any surface, and even doing her own trim carpentry, including the dreaded crown moulding.

When Wheelers contacted her about a position, Jennifer was thrilled and saw it as an opportunity to meet new people and work with other talented designers. She enjoys all design styles, but has an affinity for the more traditional and transitional looks. When she isn’t working, she spends time with her husband, Brian, and their two sons, Harry and Ethan.

See Jennifer's recent blog posts here:

For the Love of Dog
Picture This
To Mix or Match - You Decide

Lindsay Wakeman


Lindsay was born and raised in Wichita Kansas, but she left the state when she decided to attend The University of Missouri. She received a degree in Families and Lifespan Development, planning on pursuing a career in family and marital therapy. However, she realized with about a year left of school that her real passion was in interior design. With that being said, she decided to go back to school to pursue a second degree in Interior Design and Construction Management. Lindsay's grandmother was an interior designer and her mom an art could say it runs in the family!

See Lindsay's recent blog posts here: 

Thanksgiving Tablescape
Kitchen Decor
East Coast Inspiration
Bernhardt Furniture
Outdoor Living Space
Letting In The Light
Entryway Inspiration
King Hickory Furniture
Functional Design
Rugs Galore
Small Space Design
The Art of Pillows
Time For Fall
DIY Time
Design Style: Transitional
Design Style: Eclectic
Design Style: Farmhouse/Rustic
Design Style: Contemporary
Design Style: Modern
Design Style: Traditional
Design Style Series

Donna Swenka


Donna was raised in Iowa and went on to attend The University of Iowa. She has lived in many different places, but has most recently moved to Springfield from the West Palm Beach, Florida area. She loves the field of Interior Design, and has had her degree in it for over 25 years. When not at work, Donna enjoys cooking and spending time with her family.