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Christian Carr

Founder/President
Christian Carr is the Founder and President of Furniture Solutions Group, a purchasing firm with offices in Annapolis, MD and Denver, CO. He has over 20 years of experience procuring goods and services for commercial venues including major hotels, senior housing groups, convention centers and multi-family housing developments.

Christian has set the vision to be a client focused organization with a partnership attitude toward all of the stakeholders in a project. This strategy has enabled FSG to deliver hundreds of successful projects and led the firm to being named as one of the fastest-growing private companies by Inc. 500.

Christian holds a Bachelor’s Degree in accounting from the University of Baltimore and an MBA from Loyola University in Maryland. When he’s not at the office he enjoys coaching and playing lacrosse, spending time with family and enjoying the outdoors.

Michelle Mutert

Vice President
Michelle Mutert serves as Vice President of Operations for Furniture Solutions Group. She is responsible for day-to-day operations, managing and motivating the team leads, ensuring standards are met, and striving for continuous improvement. She brings 18 years of multi-industry sales and project management experience to FSG. Having served in the U.S. Army, Michelle began her career in marketing as a Psychological Operations Specialist and Broadcast Journalist serving extensive time in Bosnia developing various military information campaigns.

Following her military service, Michelle held project management positions at leading contract furniture and flooring providers where she oversaw unique construction projects including the Washington Convention Center, several government interiors renovations, Marriott branded properties, and countless Senior Living and Multi-Family housing projects throughout the United States.

She’s been with FSG since the company’s founding and enjoys every aspect of her job from the clients to her co-workers. Outside of work she enjoys golf, hiking with friends, and a good Go Army! Beat Navy! Anytime… anywhere.

Kathryn Westman

Vice President of Sales and Marketing
Kathryn joins FSG as the leader of its Sales and Marketing teams. She began her career in accounting & finance, working for KPMG, Nestle, and GE Capital. Hence, she understands the importance of a project budget. She transitioned into the design industry to fulfill her passion for well-designed interiors. Her experience as an interior designer in Chicago led her to designing custom flooring for Mohawk, and a relocation to Atlanta. As a leader at The Mohawk Group, she gained experience in product design, sales, marketing and branding—creating market-leading products and executing successful brand strategies.

Her career evolved into Sales--allowing her to further collaborate with customers, especially architects and designers. She has expertise with flooring, fabrics, window treatments and lighting. Her 15+ years of design industry experience allow her to quickly uncover customer needs and deliver customer-focused solutions. She is happiest building partnerships, solving problems for our customers, and touching the design process along the way.

She loves travel, art, and architecture. As a Colorado native, when not on a plane to some far-off destination, she can be found enjoying the beauty of the Rocky Mountain outdoors.

Ian Thomson

Finance Manager
Ian Thomson joined the FSG team in July 2017 after a diverse career straddling finance and journalism. Ian trained as a chartered accountant in his native Aberdeen, Scotland, before working in accounting, auditing, tax and compliance

roles in the United Kingdom and Texas during a decade-long stint in the energy industry.

He transitioned into covering the stock market for the Wall Street Journal’s newswires in New York City after obtaining a graduate degree from Columbia Journalism School. Ian is a published author whose sports writing has appeared in outlets on both sides of the pond including The Guardian and the New York Times. He returned to accounting after relocating to D.C. in 2016.

Ian’s interests include cycling, photography, French culture and enjoying D.C.’s many concert venues.

Jill Hammock

Director of Purchasing
Ms. Hammock oversees the Project Management team to ensure projects are successful, on time and under budget. Jill serves with attention to detail and a tireless commitment to fostering a team environment. She is responsible for making sure each project is timely executed with accuracy, at the highest level of customer service.

Jill has experience working in various settings and successfully managed several large and complicated, high-profile projects at FSG. In addition to her many years of project management experience, she brings over 15 years in accounting and human resources. She has a passion for senior living, including experience with project management during her time at Erickson Senior Living. Jill is quick to make you laugh. Her sense of humor and friendly nature has helped build strong relationships with vendors, clients, and colleagues alike.

Ms. Hammock earned her Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Business Management at Gettysburg College in PA. When she is not at work, Jill can be found around the baseball diamond with her husband and two sons.

Heather Homick

Proposal Manager
Ms. Homick leads our proposals team in accurate and timely response to client requests and bids. Heather brings an experienced perspective to the team having managed and completed dozens of projects for FSG over the years. Her attention to detail, understanding of the potential on-site challenges, and commitment to getting things right help set the contracts and projects up for success.

Heather earned her Bachelor of Arts in Business Management from Washington College in Chestertown, MD. When she is not knocking down obstacles at FSG, she enjoys distance running and participating in several running events around the country.

Sydney Knower

Talent Manager
Sydney joined FSG in April 2022 following seven years as an elementary school teacher and a year as an analyst with Northrop Grumman. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Elementary Education and a master’s degree in Liberal Arts, all from McDaniel College. As Talent Manager, Sydney focuses on employee relations and engagement, benefit and payroll administration, recruitment, hiring, onboarding/offboarding and training, office and supply management, and community service opportunities for the company.

Sydney enjoys volunteering as the PTO President at her children’s elementary school and as an event coordinator with the Annapolis chapter of the YWCA. In her free time, she participates in her neighborhood book club and loves to spend time with her husband, son and daughter, as well as with other family and friends.

Renee Huber

Business Development
Ms. Huber is responsible for new business development and fostering client relationships. Renee brings many successful years of sales and relationship building, after honing her skills at Johnson & Johnson, Xerox corporation and Orthofix.

Renee has a degree in Marketing Management from Virginia Tech and has lived in Severna Park Maryland for 21 years. She is the mother of 3 teenage boys and when she is not fostering senior and multi-family housing opportunities, she enjoys her family and friends, tennis, biking and traveling.

Chris Fasano

Project Manager
Chris Fasano joins the FSG Denver team with five years of procurement experience as a Project Manager in the hospitality industry. Through communication with clients and designers, he is responsible for the daily tasks as a PM at FSG: entering specs, purchasing, expediting, installation and punch of FF&E.

Chris earned his Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Technical Communication from Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO and is a big Colorado sports fan. When he’s not ensuring things are moving forward at FSG, Chris enjoys camping, mountain biking, skiing, and generally anything else outdoors with friends and family.

Andrew Myers

Project Manager
Andrew joined FSG as project coordinator and quickly moved up the ranks to project manager, overseeing the successful completion of many projects from order to installation.

Prior to FSG, Andrew gained experience as a purchasing agent at a manufacturing company. Andrew is a Veteran, having served as an Airborne Infantryman in the United States Army. While in the Army, Andrew spent 15 months in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom VIII.

Andrew earned his Associates of Applied Science in Homeland Security Management from Anne Arundel Community College. In his free time, he enjoys fishing competitively and spending time with his family, especially his twin daughters.

Tiara Simmons

Project Manager
Tiara joined FSG in 2018 with a background in Project Management and Purchasing. Prior to FSG she was a fashion Buyer in Los Angeles and New York for over 10 years. This experience makes her versatile in the world of Production, Sourcing, Design and Purchasing.

Tiara is responsible for overseeing every aspect of a project where she successfully and swiftly brings it to a close.

Tiara is a proud graduate of Towson University where she graduated with honors, top 50 of her class. When she is not executing projects she is practicing medicine which she prides herself on being an expert from the school of Grey’s Anatomy.

Gaby Toombs

Project Manager
Gaby serves as a Project Manager for FSG. She is responsible for managing all aspects of the project from order to installation. Ms. Toombs started with FSG as a project coordinator, assisting the project team with orders, expediting, and installations. Gaby is a team player and a road warrior, quick to volunteer to help with project installations across the country.

Gaby earned her Bachelor of Arts in Communications with a concentration in Marketing from Roanoke College in Salem, VA. In her free time, she enjoys traveling with friends and spending time with family.

Gaby earned her Bachelor of Arts in Communications with a concentration in Marketing from Roanoke College in Salem, VA. In her free time, she enjoys traveling with friends and spending time with family.