Name: Jennifer Lea Staggs-Manley
Occupation: owner/decorator of Decorating Den Interiors
Web site: jmanley.decoratingden.com
Birth date and place: Aug. 14; Denton
Family: husband, Eric, 41; son, Garren, 20 months old
The one thing I enjoy most about my work is: There are so many things I love about being an interior decorator, but if I had to pick one, it would be helping people create beautiful spaces that reflect who they are and how they want to live.
My business philosophy is: If you build relationships that will last a lifetime, then you’ll always be in business. It’s very important to me that my clients love the space they live in and truly enjoy the decorating experience.
If I could, I’d be an: interior decorator. This has been a lifelong dream of mine and it’s finally coming true.
I’m so sick of: road construction.
The four guests at my fantasy dinner party would be: Candice Olson, Frank Lloyd Wright, photographer Walker Evans and Ellen DeGeneres.
My hobbies are: tennis and working out.
The last book I read was: A Place of Yes: 10 Rules for Getting Everything You Want Out of Life by Bethenny Frankel.
I wish I knew how to: sew.
Nobody knows I: can’t drive a stick shift.
The person I most admire is: my mom.
My guilty pleasure is: cookies ’n’ cream ice cream.
I drive a: Decorating Den Interiors Color Van.
I’d like to be driving a: Ford Edge.
My favorite restaurant is: Saltgrass Steakhouse.
I’m happiest when: I’m with my husband and son.
I regret: not following my dreams sooner.
If I won the lottery, here’s what I’d do just for me: Relax.
If I could change one thing about Denton, it would be: I wouldn’t change a thing.
When I retire, I plan to: do all of the things time doesn’t afford me now.
Community activities: member and visitor committee of Business Networking International