Meet the Home Frosting team
Expert interior designers, home decorators, real estate home stagers, craftsman and women, and logistical pros, The Home Frosting team members are all problem solvers, creative, fun to work with and love, love creating livable luxury, delicious interior design and home staging.

Karen Post

Karen Post is CEO and lead designer of Home Frosting.
Since forming the company she’s earned a solid reputation as a bright, “loves life” and talented designer who transforms spaces into delicious home experiences.

A good listener, a forever optimist, with a curious mind of all possibilities, Karen’s work is the right balance and mix of color, texture, form and function. Her business acumen, leadership and global adventures add to the value she provides clients.

A visionary and master problem solver, Karen starts everything she touches, with a simple question, “what is the end goal?”. This way of thinking keeps projects on schedule, on budget and everyone focused the desired results.

A sought-after tastemaker, Karen is an HGTV designer, a regular home décor expert on Daytime, a nationally syndicated TV show, and a broadcast and content contributor to National Association of Realtors. Her insight has been featured in many international news media including: The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, CNN, Bloomberg and FOX, along with many regional venues.

Her inspiration comes from getting to know her clients and their values, and their unique needs. She’s stays abreast of the latest trends, technologies and resources by attending top furniture markets and being connected to world markets.

Karen’s career started in Texas where she studied fashion and worked with top luxury brands as a visual merchandiser. Later, she became an international branding expert, addressing audiences around the globe on visual design/perception, branding and entrepreneurship. She is also twice-published business author of Brain Tattoos (AMACOM) and Brand Turnaround (McGraw Hill).

Lori Schumacher – chief operating officer, and director of eCommerce
Lori leads the Home Frosting eCommerce marketplace (coming soon), affiliate partnerships and all online initiatives for the Home Frosting brand. 

Globe-trotting is an understatement for Lori’s wealth of world perspective she brings to the company. A natural winner, she has been a competitive athlete her entire life. Mastering track, tennis and golf, in 2020 she earned her first hole in one at Scioto Country Club in Columbus, Ohio.

Packing the perfect blend of business, leadership with an infinity for home fashion and luxury, Lori is a key superpower for Home Frosting.

Her daily role includes: analyzing current market trends and data, identifying strategies for business planning and growth, product procurement, and insuring our customers have an amazing online experience.

Based in Columbus, Ohio, Lori is a proud Ohio State Buckeye fan, having earned her bachelor’s degree in business there. Before joining the Home Frosting team, she was a bank marketing executive, an active community volunteer and philanthropist. 

When Lori is not championing the Home Frosting brand, you will find her enjoying life with her husband Rick, their grown children, Jason and Nicole, and Cody & Lucy,  their dogs.

Johann Patino – Craftsman, building services
Johann (JP) has never met a home improvement challenge he did not love.  A fanatical problem solver, JP has been in the construction services industry for over 40 years.

Born in Caldas, Columbia, he earned his degree in mechanical engineering at SENA University. JP started his career working with commercial construction company that specialized in building theaters and conference centers. There he was exposed to every detail of construction and worked with master craftsman in all project disciplines.

In 2000, JP came to United States and continued his education and skill development. Certified in electrical, plumbing, AC, welding and framing, he has led and or contributed to hundreds of residential projects ranging from simple home improvements to complex assignments that included design, project management and turn-key building services. His experience covers diverse and unique homes, from historical properties to contemporary construction that requires smart home technologies and fully automated systems.

When JP is not working on home improvement projects, he is feeding his forever curious mind or seeking a new adventure flying a plane/helicopter or paragliding off a mountain.

Cathy Jury – human resources and accounting director
Cathy works from North Texas and manages all accounting and HR for Home Frosting with the company of some horses, cows and chickens. With over 20 years of office experience working with small to mid size businesses, Cathy never has a boring day. She oversees setting up new trade accounts, billing matters, new team member on-boarding, payroll, benefits, contract relationships and everything pre CPA.

Erin Tompkins – office manager
Next to stellar office manager in the dictionary you will find Erin, Home Frosting’s mega-organized, always cheery, and the back-bone of our studio operations.  Erin provides support to the design team, handles project scheduling, customer service, billing, product procurement, and administration for our marketing channels. Prior to joining Home Frosting, Erin excelled in customer service and compliance for a national paint company and regional distribution organization.  When Erin is not hard at work helping make homes delicious, and sometimes juggling balls of fire, she’s exploring Tampa with her family or spending time with her many four legged fur babies.

Eric Dorety – logistics manager
After working with top national furniture brands for over twenty years, Eric manages Home Frosting’s design studio facility, fleet of trucks, project logistics and all craftsman services.

A master problem solver and skilled home improvement expert, Eric’s always calm demeanor and extensive home furnishing experience is great asset to our customer experience team.

Whether working with the Home Frosting in-house professionals or outside specialist partners, he ensures all project details are delivered on time, run smoothly and are accident free.

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Lincoln Vogt
Lincoln is an important member of the Home Frosting team. He too loves luxury items and fine food. When he’s not chasing squirrels or napping, he is working hard on earning his masters in good behavior. No matter what, he can always be counted on to remind the team that life and work should always be fun.