meet the woods design house team
OWNER, PRINCIPAL DESIGNER
Hi, there. I'm Emily Woods, co-owner, co-founder, and principal designer of Woods Design House. I am a homeschooling mother of 3 and wife to my business partner, Doran. I grew up right outside of Houston, Texas where my father was in carpentry and construction. This sparked my interest in design at an early age. In 1998, I began working in the trade and going to school for Interior Design. I completed my Interior Design degree in 2001 and continued to work in various areas of Interior Design. The breadth of my work includes the Home Depot and Expo Design Centers, Noel Furniture, Wisenbaker Builder Services, Flooring Services of Texas, Meritage Homes, and I worked directly for various designers in Houston. My experience ranges from interior and exterior finish selections, hand-drawn and Autocad renderings, color and finish selections, window treatments, space planning, and overall decorating and design. When I'm not working, I enjoy riding bikes and swimming with my family. My true heart is to serve others and bless our community with the gifts the Lord has given me.
Emily has a unique approach to Design. You will find she is refreshingly personable and will make you feel valued in every aspect of the design process. Her expertise is amplified by her Mom-powered design team. This team is made up of design professionals who happen to be stay-at-home moms. Each member of the design team is an expert in their field, and specializes in different aspects of Interior Design to help expand Woods Design House services and offerings.
COO, CFO, CTO
I'm Doran Woods, husband and business partner to Emily and father to our 3 children. I'm a tech guy, having served churches, schools, and other non-profits in IT for almost 20 years. I've also been a musician, creative arts and worship leader for over 20 years now. When Emily brought me the vision of Woods Design House, I wanted to see her dream come to life, so I began putting all of the business pieces together so she could do what she does best, serve others in interior design. While I love seeing beautiful design and even some of my own ideas get included, I'm mostly here to support Emily and the team and just love getting to be with her in this endeavor.
LEAD INTERIOR DESIGNER
Hi! I'm Hannah, Lead Interior Designer at Woods Design House. My husband, Shane, and I have a beautiful daughter, Shiloh. I've been a creative my entire life and find true joy in making things beautiful in all areas of life. With a diverse background in graphic design, marketing, branding, photography, communication, & construction, I've trained my eye to understand how finishes layer together in a home while understanding the importance of budget, timeliness, and quality in the construction industry. I have an extensive knowledge in plumbing, lighting, and hardware + I believe the fixtures are the jewelry of every space. I love bringing our clients' vision to life and truly want every client to feel heard and seen.
Hi! I'm Skylar, CAD Designer at Woods Design House. I am recent graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University, with ample knowledge in 3D modeling. I feel so blessed to be part of a team that strives to make the design process enjoyable. Some of the things I love to do include reading crime novels, country dancing, and buying everything I don't need off of Amazon.
I'm Shane, Project Manager at Woods Design House. I am married to our designer, Hannah. I am a carpenter, leather worker, graphic designer, and photographer + I have an incredible eye for detail. Knowing my wife's vision for each space, I am able to ensure that your project is being executed to our very high standard throughout the construction process.
Hi! I'm Jenny, Administrator at Woods Design House. Working with WDH has allowed me the freedom to homeschool my two children. I am here to do anything I can to support our fabulous team while also onboarding our new clients! I especially love sending thank you cards + cookies because I am a firm believer that the little things set us apart in this industry.
PURCHASING + CONTRACT COORDINATOR
Hi! I'm Derreth, Purchasing and Contract Coordinator here at Woods Design House. I am so blessed to have a diverse background in business, finance, consulting, and coaching, along with commercial and residential construction. I believe these tools truly give me unique insights and perspectives at WDH. Coming from generations of builders, I am always excited to be a part of helping clients dreams and visions become a reality. I especially love spending time with my family, working in my garden, and pursuing my fascination with herbs and all things natural.