Our Team


Kelly Gurry, Assistant Designer
Kelly is originally from Alpharetta, GA. She pursued her college education in Orlando, FL, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the International Academy of Design and Technology. Kelly’s previous experience includes work in residential furniture sales and as a design consultant for a residential home builder. Most recently before joining Charlene Neal Purestyle, she worked at Sherwin Williams Paint as a sales representative.

Dawn Galvin, Designer
Dawn Galvin grew up in Iowa and started her design career with an Associate degree in Retail Floral/Horticulture. Dawn completed her education with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interior Design, Summa Cum Laude from Marymount University. Dawn’s experience includes designing for a luxury residential design firm for 5 years in Washington, D.C. and their satellite office in Florida. Dawn joined the Charlene Neal PureStyle team in 2014. Her previous experience also includes working for a national homebuilder for 5 years as a sales & design center consultant.

Briana Sonnen, Designer
Briana is a Florida native, born and raised in Sarasota; and is a graduate of Florida State University’s nationally acclaimed Interior Design program. Briana is a member of the Phi Theta Kappa National Honor Society and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Interior Design, Summa Cum Laude. Before joining the model merchandising team at Charlene Neal PureStyle, Briana worked in hospitality and retail furniture sales. Briana has been a member of our team for 2 years.

Raylene Gaines, Office Manager
Raylene Gaines, a Sarasota native, graduated from Keiser University with honors, and holds an Associate degree in Accounting. She is a member of the Phi Theta Kappa National Honor Society. Raylene’s professional experience in accounting is backed by 15+ years of experience. Her previous employment positions include Regional Supervisor, Human Resource Director, Payroll Administrator and Staff Accountant. She joined our team three years ago and quickly acclimated herself to the diverse role of Office Manager and she also assists the team on installations.

Charlene Neal, President & Designer
Charlene Neal, President of Charlene Neal PureStyle and Vice President of Design at Neal Communities, has more than 30 years of experience in the home building, interior design and model merchandising industries.

Suzanne Carlin, Assistant Buyer
Specializing in model merchandising and display, Suzanne also has an intensive catering background which is demonstrated in our model tablescapes and vignettes. Suzanne is a graduate of culinary school in Pittsburgh, PA. She’s spent 25 years designing and coordinating large scale theme events and table scapes for private clients, such as Allegeheny Region Porsche Club of America, Westmoreland County Trust and the Ligoner Valley Museum of Art.

Janet Ladwig, Designer
Janet has been on the PureStyle residential design team for over 5 years. She was born and raised in Minnesota and pursued a formal education in Interior Design at North Dakota State University in Fargo, ND. Janet graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts degree in Interior Design from International Academy of Design and Technology, Tampa, FL. Prior to joining Charlene at PureStyle Janet’s experience also includes being an in-house designer for a high-end furnishings company in Sarasota.

Florida’s Suncoast has been Janet’s home since 2007 and the design style she is drawn to most is a transitional look with coastal influences. “

Stephanie Nolan, FL Licensed Interior Designer
Stephanie is an NCIDQ certified designer and has been a team member for 5 years, and has over 17 years of design experience. She was educated at Endicott College in Beverly, Massachusetts; and graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Interior Design. Her professional experience includes designing for well known architectural firms in the Cambridge, Massachusetts area. Heavily influenced from growing up in an historic, waterfront community in Bristol, Rhode Island; Stephanie’s personal design style is a blend of traditional and coastal. She has a strong passion for traditional architectural detailing, cottage and coastal elements.

Amanda Morris, Assistant Buyer
Amanda Morris specializes in model merchandising and display. Amanda is a third-generation Manatee County native and truly embraces a Florida lifestyle with her active family. She graduated from Auburn University and formerly worked as the Director of Alumni and Communications at Saint Stephen’s Episcopal School. She is a graduate of Leadership Manatee and is a former Junior League member. Amanda has been on our model merchandising team for 2 years.

Jean Fox, FL Licensed Interior Designer Jean has been an integral member of the PureStyle design team for 4 years. She brings over 30 years of experience in the home building & residential design industry to PureStyle.

Jean began her design career in Columbus, Ohio, where she attended The Ohio State University, graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Interior Design. Before joining PureStyle, Jean was a Divisional Merchandising Director for a national home builder and has merchandised over 50 award-winning models for numerous home builders throughout the state of Florida. Her past experience also includes designing for high-end furnishings companies and managing design centers for a luxury home builder.

Residing in Florida since 1990, her personal favorite style is one of casual sophistication that blends transitional furnishings with the colors and textures of nature found along the coastal areas.

Our Team is comprised of designers that specialize in private clientele residential design services and model merchandising services.

As professionals in the industry we spend all of our working days taking in the latest design trends in all areas that influence design so that you don’t have go through the hundreds of hours that it would take to develop a working knowledge of interior design.

Front left to right:
Kelly Gurry, Dawn Galvin, Briana Sonnen, Raylene Gaines, Charlene Neal, Suzanne Carlin, Janet Ladwig, Stephanie Nolan, Amanda Morris, Jean Fox

(Click on each team member for information about their bio)

Private Clientele Designers:

Kelly Gurry, Assistant Designer
Kelly is originally from Alpharetta, GA. She pursued her college education in Orlando, FL, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the International Academy of Design and Technology. Kelly’s previous experience includes work in residential furniture sales and as a design consultant for a residential home builder. Most recently before joining Charlene Neal Purestyle, she worked at Sherwin Williams Paint as a sales representative.

Charlene Neal, President & Designer
Charlene Neal, President of Charlene Neal PureStyle and Vice President of Design at Neal Communities, has more than 30 years of experience in the home building, interior design and model merchandising industries.

Jean Fox, FL Licensed Interior DesignerJean has been an integral member of the PureStyle design team for 4 years. She brings over 30 years of experience in the home building & residential design industry to PureStyle.

Jean began her design career in Columbus, Ohio, where she attended The Ohio State University, graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Interior Design. Before joining PureStyle, Jean was a Divisional Merchandising Director for a national home builder and has merchandised over 50 award-winning models for numerous home builders throughout the state of Florida. Her past experience also includes designing for high-end furnishings companies and managing design centers for a luxury home builder.

Residing in Florida since 1990, her personal favorite style is one of casual sophistication that blends transitional furnishings with the colors and textures of nature found along the coastal areas.

Janet Ladwig, Designer
Janet has been on the PureStyle residential design team for over 5 years. She was born and raised in Minnesota and pursued a formal education in Interior Design at North Dakota State University in Fargo, ND. Janet graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts degree in Interior Design from International Academy of Design and Technology, Tampa, FL. Prior to joining Charlene at PureStyle Janet’s experience also includes being an in-house designer for a high-end furnishings company in Sarasota.

Florida’s Suncoast has been Janet’s home since 2007 and the design style she is drawn to most is a transitional look with coastal influences. “


(from left to right)
Kelly Gurry, Charlene Neal, Jean Fox, Janet Ladwig

Model Merchandising Designers:

Charlene Neal, President & Designer
Charlene Neal, President of Charlene Neal PureStyle and Vice President of Design at Neal Communities, has more than 30 years of experience in the home building, interior design and model merchandising industries.

Dawn Galvin, Designer
Dawn Galvin grew up in Iowa and started her design career with an Associate degree in Retail Floral/Horticulture. Dawn completed her education with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interior Design, Summa Cum Laude from Marymount University. Dawn’s experience includes designing for a luxury residential design firm for 5 years in Washington, D.C. and their satellite office in Florida. Dawn joined the Charlene Neal PureStyle team in 2014. Her previous experience also includes working for a national homebuilder for 5 years as a sales & design center consultant.

Raylene Gaines, Office Manager
Raylene Gaines, a Sarasota native, graduated from Keiser University with honors, and holds an Associate degree in Accounting. She is a member of the Phi Theta Kappa National Honor Society. Raylene’s professional experience in accounting is backed by 15+ years of experience. Her previous employment positions include Regional Supervisor, Human Resource Director, Payroll Administrator and Staff Accountant. She joined our team three years ago and quickly acclimated herself to the diverse role of Office Manager and she also assists the team on installations.

Suzanne Carlin, Assistant Buyer
Specializing in model merchandising and display, Suzanne also has an intensive catering background which is demonstrated in our model tablescapes and vignettes. Suzanne is a graduate of culinary school in Pittsburgh, PA. She’s spent 25 years designing and coordinating large scale theme events and table scapes for private clients, such as Allegeheny Region Porsche Club of America, Westmoreland County Trust and the Ligoner Valley Museum of Art.

Briana Sonnen, Designer
Briana is a Florida native, born and raised in Sarasota; and is a graduate of Florida State University’s nationally acclaimed Interior Design program. Briana is a member of the Phi Theta Kappa National Honor Society and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Interior Design, Summa Cum Laude. Before joining the model merchandising team at Charlene Neal PureStyle, Briana worked in hospitality and retail furniture sales. Briana has been a member of our team for 2 years.

Amanda Morris, Assistant Buyer
Amanda Morris specializes in model merchandising and display. Amanda is a third-generation Manatee County native and truly embraces a Florida lifestyle with her active family. She graduated from Auburn University and formerly worked as the Director of Alumni and Communications at Saint Stephen’s Episcopal School. She is a graduate of Leadership Manatee and is a former Junior League member. Amanda has been on our model merchandising team for 2 years.

Stephanie Nolan, FL Licensed Interior Designer
Stephanie is an NCIDQ certified designer and has been a team member for 5 years, and has over 17 years of design experience. She was educated at Endicott College in Beverly, Massachusetts; and graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Interior Design. Her professional experience includes designing for well known architectural firms in the Cambridge, Massachusetts area. Heavily influenced from growing up in an historic, waterfront community in Bristol, Rhode Island; Stephanie’s personal design style is a blend of traditional and coastal. She has a strong passion for traditional architectural detailing, cottage and coastal elements.


(from left to right)
Charlene Neal, Dawn Galvin, Raylene Gaines, Suzanne Carlin, Briana Sonnen, Amanda Morris, Stephanie Nolan