Our team of experienced designers await you.

We’ll coordinate your decorating project from start to finish. Our staff undergoes extensive training on Hunter Douglas window fashions and more – including design, measuring, installation and trouble shooting.

Sherri Tafoya – Owner of Custom Blinds in Lincoln & Omaha, Nebraska (NE)

Sherri TafoyaOwner

As leader of our team, I work hard to ensure your experience with our Gallery®. I started this business by looking for something to be passionate about and grew it from the ground up. I then turned it over to God, (it’s His anyway), and here we are.

Peg Slagle Designer

The newest member of the Gallery® team is Nebraska native Peg Slagle, a successful veteran in event coordinating and marketing.  Peg was a former customer of Custom Blinds and was impressed with the company’s VIP shopping experience.  When you meet Peg, she’ll make you feel like you’ve know her for many years;  with her gift of service and follow-up, she goes beyond that extra step for friends, family and clients.

Susan Hall – Designer for Custom Blinds in Lincoln & Omaha, Nebraska (NE)
Jill Reed – Designer for Custom Blinds in Lincoln & Omaha, Nebraska (NE)

Jill Reed – Designer

Jill is multi-talented with high energy and her rapid-fire pace is a joy to see. As one of our custom design specialists, Jill has an eye for selecting just the right fabrics for window panels, decorator pillows and duvet covers. Whether your style is modern, traditional, transitional or eclectic, Jill always seems to find window treatments that make you say: “That’s it! I love it!”

Gina JacksonDesigner

Gina Jackson has been in Nebraska for only a couple of years, having moved here recently from California.  With her attention to detail, Gina has used her degree in Interior Architecture and Design to help her clients find the best window treatments for their homes and unique tastes.  She loves the great products and options available from Hunter Douglas and appreciates how her new associates care about each other and their clients. 

Kristine Benson – Designer for Custom Blinds in Lincoln & Omaha, Nebraska (NE)
Rhonda Cash – Designer for Custom Blinds in Lincoln & Omaha, Nebraska (NE)

Rhonda CashSales Director

Rhonda is fantastic at many things, especially in developing connections with clients. She excels as a Designer by taking the time to get to know people on a deeper level so she can get the exact shading to fit your needs. In the office, she’s also known as the company chef and do-it-yourselfer, as well as an occasional 32-ounce Diet Pepsi drinker.

Sally Vandeberghe Designer/Business Development

Sally is the person on our team who seems to know everyone, or wants to if she doesn’t already!  She’s known for celebrating the successes of others and rooting for staff members, other small businesses or community organizations.  Her presence enhances any ribbon cutting or networking event, which makes sense because that’s where you’ll often find her!

Sally Vandeberghe – Sales Director for Custom Blinds in Lincoln & Omaha, Nebraska (NE)
Susan Hall – Designer for Custom Blinds in Lincoln & Omaha, Nebraska (NE)

Sarah Bohlen – Design Consultant

Sarah’s a go-getter and quick to pick up on new ideas.  Her eye for color and textures to suit your style will make you confident in her ability to make your home even more beautiful.  Whether you’re looking for shadings or custom panels, count on Sarah to provide great inspiration;  she’s a hard worker with a heart of gold.

Susan Hall Designer

Susan has an incredible eye for design and color since growing up in Crete helping her parents with their floral shop.  Before her time at Custom Blinds, she owned a very successful faux painting company for many years, until we convinced her to join us a decade ago. We’re so happy she did and you will be too –  just ask her clients…they refer Susan to their friends all the time!

Susan Hall – Designer for Custom Blinds in Lincoln & Omaha, Nebraska (NE)
Kristine Benson – Designer for Custom Blinds in Lincoln & Omaha, Nebraska (NE)

Kristine BensonGallery® Sales Support

Another talented member of our team is Omaha native Kristine Benson.  As a lifelong fashion enthusiast, she loves the high quality and “gorgeous” Hunter Douglas products and looks forward to helping you create beautiful spaces in your home.  She wants to have fun at every Gallery® visit or phone call, and is proud of the many friends she’s made over the years who started out as clients.

Tim ZozGallery Sales Support

As a relatively recent addition to our staff, Tim loves the friendly atmosphere and team effort at Custom Blinds, and feels we fit very well with how he ticks.  “Over the years, my clients have told me I’m helpful, friendly, always smiling and provide over-the-top service”, says Tim.  “Building relationships and helping people are some of my favorite things in life.”  Once you meet Tim, we’re sure you’ll agree!

Tim Zoz – Gallery Sales Support for Custom Blinds in Lincoln & Omaha, Nebraska (NE)
Kelsey Hrabik – Sales Assistant for Custom Blinds in Lincoln & Omaha, Nebraska (NE)

Sally DionAdministrative Assistant

Sally’s smile is familiar to anyone who’s ever visited the Gallery®. She’s been a part of our team since we opened our Omaha Gallery® in 2008. While parts and repairs are her areas of expertise, she also handles all the customer rebates and tax credit paperwork. She’s small, but mighty and makes a mean enchilada!

Katelyn HouserOperations Director

Katelyn is good at pushing our team to do better as a whole and be the best we can be.  What she does behind-the-scenes ensures your experience will be truly memorable.  Her talent for seeing things in a practical and logical way, proves she is wise beyond her years.  This is also why the annual Wahoo Rodeo is one of the best in Nebraska, because Katelyn helps with this in her spare time!

Katelyn Houser – Operations Director for Custom Blinds in Lincoln & Omaha, Nebraska (NE)
Katelyn Houser – Operations Director for Custom Blinds in Lincoln & Omaha, Nebraska (NE)

Rachael BoydenProject Coordinator

Rachael loves working with and helping people, and the effort she puts forward does make people happy.  In her role, she handles your order with tracking, scheduling installations and all the communication details needed to fulfill your project.  One client recently told us:  “Rachael gave me the confidence to change my powered blinds’ batteries on my own, and I did it!”

Kelsey HrabikSales Assistant

You’re not seeing double, you’re seeing twins! Yes, Kelsey is Katelyn’s sister and though she may be the quiet one, Kelsey’s always listening, which is why she’s so great with detail. And while her sister is indeed a sibling, Kelsey feels everyone at Custom Blinds is her family and will do what it takes to make you happy.

Kelsey Hrabik – Sales Assistant for Custom Blinds in Lincoln & Omaha, Nebraska (NE)
Justin Eisley – Certified Hunter Douglas Window Treatment Installer in Lincoln & Omaha, Nebraska (NE)

Justin EisleyCertified Hunter Douglas Installer

Justin’s a guy who’s never met a challenge he wasn’t willing to tackle. Not only does he conquer challenges head on, he does so with a smile on his face and a positive attitude. His warmth is infectious so it’s never a surprise to hear a client raving about him. While he may lack hair on his head, he never lacks the energy to go above and beyond for our clients, his co-workers, or his family.

Marcus RamerCertified Hunter Douglas Installer

Marcus comes from a construction and architectural background and is the newest installer to join our team, thus giving him a unique ability to view things from a different perspective. He’s skilled in “outside-the-box” thinking to solve issues or tricky situations and will surprise you with his creative solutions.

Marcus Ramer – Certified Hunter Douglas Window Treatment Installer in Lincoln & Omaha, Nebraska (NE)
Tom McNaught – Logistics Coordinator for Custom Blinds in Lincoln & Omaha, Nebraska (NE)

Tom McNaughtLogistics Coordinator

With his engineering background, Tom brings a keen and analytical mind to our company, coupled with over ten years experience in the exterior shading business.  Tom sees how Hunter Douglas brings an innovative approach to window coverings and how Custom Blinds exceeds the expectations of our clients.  And, according to Tom, that’s what he wants to do:  “When I make your day, it makes my day!”

Kirk LandgrenCertified Hunter Douglas Installer

As an installer, Kirk has over 25 years of experience in blinds and custom treatments. Clients love working with him because he’s quick, efficient, knowledgeable, and punctual. While we hired him for those reasons, we keep him because he’s very tall and doesn’t need to use a ladder for many of our projects! Kirk is a great guy who ultimately makes sure you’re happy with your shadings before he leaves your home.

Kirk Landgren – Certified Hunter Douglas Window Treatment Installer in Lincoln & Omaha, Nebraska (NE)
Jeremy Klein – Certified Hunter Douglas Window Treatment Installer in Lincoln & Omaha, Nebraska (NE)

Jeremy Klein – Certified Hunter Douglas Installer

Jeremy is a power expert! A former accountant, he left the bean-counting world to go into business with his dad, Larry. Now a certified Hunter Douglas Installer, Jeremy is our “geek” and the fastest power-shade programmer in the west. And he’ll coach you on how to operate your shades from your phone or iPad.

Larry KleinCertified Hunter Douglas Installer

Larry traded his baseball glove for an installer’s tool belt. Once a professional baseball player, he’s now a father of five and a certified Hunter Douglas Installer. Larry makes even the most challenging shutter installs look easy and gives great advice for those tough to diagnose windows.

Larry Klein – Certified Hunter Douglas Window Treatment Installer in Lincoln & Omaha, Nebraska (NE)