Meet The Team
Anna Grubbs - Lighting Sales Representative
I've been a part of The Gallery for 2 1/2 years now! I work as a lighting sales rep, and also oversee our social media accounts such as Facebook and Instagram. What I love most about The Gallery is the closeness I have with all of my co-workers; it's like getting to work with your family every day. I'm a 25 year old dog mom, lover of chips & queso, and a native East Texan.
Connie Taylor - Lighting Sales Representative
My name is Connie Taylor and I have been a lighting specialist at The Gallery of Lights for 9 years. One of my favorite things about working at The Gallery is going to Market and seeing all the new ideas in lighting. I love it when someone wants to "step outside the box" a little and do something fun and different. I'm mom to several furry 4 legged children including 3 miniature goats. I am a huge baseball fan. Go Rangers!!!
Susie Spears - Lighting Sales Representative
My name is Susie Spears. I have lived in East Texas all my life and enjoy working with people and getting to know them. I have worked at The Gallery of Lights for a little over three years. I am a Lighting Specialist for The Gallery and have enjoyed working with Builders and Customers helping with their lighting selections. The Gallery of Lights is great place to work. We like to make everyone feel at home and make selecting their fans, lights or hardware a very pleasant experience. The best thing about the Gallery is we are all like family and support each other.
Wendi Medley - Lighting Sales Representative
In a world where everything seems to be online, it is a privilege to work at a local mom and pop shop. Getting to know the families of East Texas and the surrounding areas has been the highlight of my career! As a mom of three girls, a wife to an amazing husband, and a co-worker with my best friends, life doesn't get much better! The Gallery of Lights is my home away from home.
Lauren Barger - Bookkeeper
I'm the newest member to The Gallery family, taking on the role of bookkeeper and am loving every minute of being a part of such a great group of people! One of the things that has stuck out to me the most is the extraordinary customer service given to each and every client to walk in the door. The personal experience you have with The Gallery from start to finish is incredible, and something that you must witness for yourself! I was born and raised in Longview, and graduated from Longview High School. In my down time, I enjoy spending time with family, friends and my boyfriend Ryan. I have two fur children, Lola & Mr. Big. I love being on the lake or at the beach, watching Netflix, cooking & Pinteresting
Melissa Sorensen - Store Manager
I am proud to say that I have been a member of The Gallery family for over ten years. (..and counting!) When I am not with my Gallery family, I love spending time with my sweet pups and my fabulous sisters. I started out in sales and, like the company, have expanded and grown with it. Having this connection with my community is so rewarding. I hope to be able to make a difference here for many years to come.
Mike Weaver and Branden Bearden - Warehouse Staff
Mike has been at The Gallery for 6 years now and serves as our warehouse manager, service manager, and lamp repairman. When not at work Mike devotes his time to his wonderful wife and two children.
Branden is our delivery runner, second lamp repairman and is coming into his third year at The Gallery. Branden is a huge Duke basketball fan. Go Blue Devils!
Shannon Lents - Owner
I have been with The Gallery of Lights since its beginning. While I work in all aspects of the company, my heart will always be in sales. It has been an incredible journey with lighting trends and technology changing constantly. I have always been fortunate to have a great staff that views customer service as our number one goal with a friendly family atmosphere. Anyone who knows me, knows of my love of all animals. What may surprise most is the fact that I am a huge fan of the Nashville Predators, which is a hockey team. A hockey fan in Texas, who knew?
Jim Lents - Owner
I am not a native Texan, but I got here as soon as I could. I was an electrician and a fireman before venturing into lighting. If you didn't catch it, Shannon and I are married and started this business with nothing but our connection to the very supportive East Texas community. It is safe to say we found our place here.