Meet The Team

Marissa McKinney
marissa jones

CO-FOUNDER

After founding her first firm, Logistis, Marissa Jones began to notice her interior design clients had more complex accounting needs than most creatives, leading her to co-found Logistis for Designers as a separate, dedicated firm. Marissa is a strategist and entrepreneur at her core—as a business advisor, she helps interior designers define financial best practices for their businesses and tap into areas of growth they’ve been reaching for. Based in Santa Barbara, she aims to set a good example of work-life balance for her two daughters, and strives to ensure her team feels the same way.

Emilie Naderzad
emilie sheaffer

CEO AND CO-FOUNDER

As the CEO of Logistis for Designers, Emilie Sheaffer wears many hats. Since co-founding Logistis for Designers in 2017, the business has seen rapid growth—not only has the team expanded, but they’ve been able to continuously improve the lives of their clients—a priceless reward. Emilie’s ultimate goal is to make life less stressful for interior designers, and by streamlining processes and finding simple, effective solutions to complex issues, she’s earned a reputation for doing just that. At home in sunny southern California, Emilie enjoys unwinding on the beach with her husband John and their baby, Cielle.

THE TEAM

Celine Halim
celine halim

LEAD ENTRY ACCOUNTANT

Though she eventually studied business administration, Celine has a passion for architecture and design—she spent many hours of her childhood sketching out rooms and buildings. After graduating from the University of Southern California, she joined the Logistis for Designers team as our Lead Entry Bookkeeper. A self-described perfectionist, Celine goes above and beyond to triple-check for accuracy. Being both creative and analytical, she excels when it comes to visualizing data for clients. Celine enjoys cooking Asian fusion dishes with her mom, and, when it’s not busy tax season, watching Architectural Digest videos.

Andie Nelson
andie nelson

ACCOUNTANT & INTEGRATION SPECIALIST

A QuickBooks Certified Pro Advisor, Andie brings over 20 years of experience in finance to her role as Accountant and Integration Specialist at Logistis for Designers. She masters new technology at lightspeed, and considers cleanup her speciality—of the accounting type, of course. Andie is our resident expert when it comes to Ivy and Houzz Pro, and her analytical skills shine when it’s time to create and enact more efficient processes. A true music lover, Andie seeks out live concerts whenever she gets the chance. Andie also has a big heart for animals, but for now, her only pet is a goldfish that her daughter named “Boy.”

Jordon Mindoro
jordan mindoro

SALES TAX ACCOUNTANT

Jordan is somewhat of a unicorn: He truly enjoys getting curious about the ever-changing landscape of sales tax. Known around our virtual office as an A-class team player and collaborator, Jordan has an impressively keen eye—he can spot a discrepancy between reports from miles away. At Logistis for Designers, there’s nothing Jordan finds more satisfying than watching client’s design projects come to life. Though he wouldn’t call himself a creative, he has the utmost respect for MCM design, and he can always lose himself in the imaginative magic of Disney World—which is conveniently located just down the street from his home.

Ruth Gomez
ruth gomez

SENIOR ACCOUNT MANAGER

Ruth is a lifelong learner who doesn’t shy away from a challenge. As the Lead Elite Bookkeeper, Ruth appreciates that every day is a little different—she’ll never get bored of problem-solving. Throughout everything she does at Logistis for Designers, her goal is to uphold clients’ trust and be a supportive and reliable resource. After years of living in Alaska, Ruth and her family recently relocated across the country to sunny Florida. Off the clock, she loves spending time with family, riding ATVs, and enjoying the great outdoors. Staying adventurous helps Ruth recharge, and always boosts her creative energy.

Drea Butler
drea butler

SENIOR CLIENT MANAGER

Before joining Logistis for Designers, Drea was an executive at a commercial and residential design firm—so she’s skilled at anticipating the needs of interior designers, having been one herself. In her role as Client Manager, Drea’s goal is to review client’s accounting in a strategic and approachable way, consistently bridging language that is understandable for all stakeholders. As a working artist, Drea also has insight into the nuances of running a creative business. Drea is based in North Carolina, where she designs patterns for fabrics, home decor, and accessories, and enjoys heading out on road trips with her husband and three dogs.

Lyndsey Latta
lyndsey latta

ONBOARDING SPECIALIST

With 13 years of experience owning and running a retail store and a deep understanding of how to organize and manage accounts in QuickBooks, Lyndsey checks all the boxes as our Onboarding Specialist. Lyndsey knows firsthand what our clients need to succeed in business: superior service and systems. Her top-notch organization and communication skills ensure each client receives the care and attention they deserve, even outside of year-end tax time. Lyndsey lives in Austin, Texas with her husband, two cats, two dogs, and spends her weekends caring for 148 houseplants plus converting a 1968 Beetle to full electric!

Joe Palmieri
joe palmieri

SALES TAX ACCOUNTANT

Crunching numbers is second nature to Joe, which is why he feels right at home as our sales tax expert. After leaving corporate life, Joe joined our team, excited to have a role where he really gets to be of service and make a difference for his clients. There’s nothing Joe loves more than being proactive and diving into the nitty gritty of sales taxes nuances, simplifying complexities, and giving clients peace of mind plus time back in their day. Joe currently lives on Long Island. When he’s not rooting for a win for the New York Giants, he can be found backpacking in the mountains or on the court playing volleyball and dodgeball.

Brooke OConnor
brooke o’connor

CLIENT MANAGER

With 7 + years of experience in the high-end interior design industry and expert knowledge of Studio Designer software, Brooke is well-equipped to help designers understand and grow their businesses. Brooke’s meticulous attention to detail and ability to produce high-quality work ensures every client gets time back in their day to focus on what they love most. A traveler at heart, Brooke loves exploring warm corners of the world like Belize and Arizona. She currently lives in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, where she often spends her free time walking her dog (and sand-eating FIEND) Bentley along the beautiful beaches.

Jeremy Niswonger
jeremy niswonger

CPA

I began my accounting journey at California State University, Long Beach, where I graduated with a degree in business finance. I specialize in financial reporting, tax preparation, and tax planning for small businesses and individuals. My passion for finance and accounting has developed into a forward-thinking, unique, and dynamic perspective as a CPA. I am passionate about forming meaningful relationships with our clients. I want to help designers understand their taxes and finances in a way that helps them best develop and grow their business!