Meet the Team
of Our Phoenix Interior Design Firm!

Wendy Longenecker

Owner/Principal Designer

Wendy Cook Owner and Lead Designer at Phoenix Design Firm Blooming Daisy Interior Design

Wendy believes that life is meant to be enjoyed and started Blooming Daisy Interior Design in the Spring of 2017 with this philosophy in mind.

As the mom of two daughters, Wendy realized how short life is and how precious our time is with our children. As a single mom with a full-time job, Wendy realized she just had a few more years before her girls would leave the nest and head off to pursue their own dreams and passions. Wendy wanted her life to have more purpose and meaning and wasn’t finding as much fulfillment in her job as she once had.

The seed was planted for her interior design career when she went to Paris in 2012 and fell in love with the architecture and design. She’s always loved decorating and styling her own homes and observing architectural details of old buildings and other cultures. She could never get enough.

In 2017, Wendy decided to take the plunge out of her career to dive headfirst into pursuing her passion for interior design. She couldn’t resist the inner nudge that it was her time to make a difference in a new way. She graduated from the Interior Design Institute, hit the ground running by starting her Phoenix interior design firm, and has never looked back!

She’s known to be a little bit feisty and loves advocating for her clients (and isn’t afraid to do so).

With her enthusiasm, determination, leadership, and natural ability to problem solve, Wendy helps guide homeowners with her seamless and easy design process. She guides them to make decisions that result in a space where their fondest memories will be made today and tomorrow.

Wendy’s favorite pastime is horses. Once a horse owner, she’d spend hours in the barn taking in the amazing aroma of hay, honestly the best smell on earth. She hopes to return to that passion someday soon. 

When not working relentlessly to give her clients an amazing experience, she can be found spending time with her family and friends, sitting on a patio enjoying a glass of wine. She’s an avid reader and loves learning all she can on business, self development, and design. She also enjoys the outdoors either walking, hiking, or running. Wendy hopes to run another 1/2 marathon one day.

Christie Bensel

Director of Operations

Heather Goshow

Project Manager/Sr. Designer

Christie Bensel, Director of Operations at Phoenix Design Firm Blooming Daisy Interior Design

Christie started with Blooming Daisy in April of 2021 as our Project Manager. With her many years of experience as a project manager and design consultant for a home builder it was a blessing to have her experience and attention to detail join our team. With the acquisition of Customer Coverings, Christie moved over to be the Director of Operations for our in-house drapery workroom. She now manages all the quote requests from the many Interior Designers we service throughout the Valley. To say she was thrown into the fire is an understatement, but she handled it with grace and grit and has developed into an amazing leader in this new role.

In her own time, Christie loves playing pickleball. She values rest, spending time and playing games with her family, and loves to catch a good film with a smooth glass of iced tea by her side. She’s a mother of three adult daughters, and three feline babies, Theo, Charlie, and Bucky.

Heather Goshow, Project Manager and Senior Designer at Phoenix Design Firm Blooming Daisy Interior Design

Like Wendy, Heather took classes through The Interior Design Institute and started her own business before joining the Blooming Daisy Team in February 2023. With her keen eye for design, she is a master at pulling all the details together with beautiful tablescapes, styling bookshelves, and adding that special touch to pull the room together. We are thrilled to have her on board and welcome her sassy personality that keeps us all on our toes.

Heather is a mother of two young adult sons and wife to her high school sweetheart. When she’s not wrangling our projects into shape, she and her husband love trying new restaurants all over the Valley. You will often find her sipping wine on her patio with her beloved mini schnauzer, Sadie.

Kevin Longenecker

Site Manager

KATELYN HOWERTON

cad and 3-d Rendering Specialist

Kevin Longenecker, Site Manager at Phoenix Design Firm Blooming Daisy Interior Design

Kevin comes to Blooming Daisy with several years of experience flipping houses. A hard worker and not afraid to take down a wall or two, he’s a perfect fit for this position.

As a Site Manager, Kevin oversees the construction site on all of our projects, making sure the many different trades are following the design plan as well as offering assistance when needed. A jack of all trades, we are thrilled to have him as part of the team.

Katelyn Howerton, CAD and 3-D Rendering Specialist at Phoenix Design Firm Blooming Daisy Interior Design

Katelyn graduated from Northern Arizona University with a bachelor’s degree in photography. Her work leans more toward macro in nature, but enjoys all aspects of the environment around her. Next to her love for photography she loves interior design. Because of her quiet nature she observes more around her, especially the little details, which is a great fit for this industry. We are thrilled to have her join our team as our CAD and Rendering Specialist, and welcome her enthusiasm and young perspective to our growing team. In her free time she loves to crochet and explore the outdoors, capturing the world in detail with her camera. To learn more about her photography visit her website the Forgotten World Photography.

Melissa Fissell

Seamstress

Michelle Thompson

Seamstress

Melissa Klem, Seamstress at Phoenix Design Firm Blooming Daisy Interior Design

Melissa began her career in the Interior Design industry in 2014, but she’s been sewing and creating since she was old enough to hold a needle. Missy has been a part of fabricating Blooming Daisy’s window treatments since 2018, working for our previous workroom. As we grew, she grew alongside us and officially became part of our team in 2021. Not only is she talented in fabricating beautiful window treatments, but she’s also our very own artisan when it comes to making charcuterie boards! This is a plus for our clients at their Design Presentation.

She loves bringing joy to people’s lives and homes with her craft. Melissa finds motivation in being organized, listening to great music, and savoring a cup of coffee. In her own home, she loves cooking delicious new recipes and practicing her baking skills. She also enjoys traveling whenever and wherever she can.

Michelle Thompson, Seamstress at Phoenix Design Firm Blooming Daisy Interior Design

A native of Arizona, Michelle has a BA in Communications and began her career in the workroom/interior design industry in 2005. She’s always loved sewing and being creative. Her bubbly personality and talent were a welcome addition when Blooming Daisy acquired Custom Coverings in 2022.

Mother of two adult children, she loves early mornings with a cup of coffee and walking her dogs, Gus and Molly. She also enjoys spending time working on home improvement projects with her husband.

Christie Bensel

Director of Operations

Christie Bensel, Director of Operations at Phoenix Design Firm Blooming Daisy Interior Design

Christie started with Blooming Daisy in April of 2021 as our Project Manager. With her many years of experience as a project manager and design consultant for a home builder it was a blessing to have her experience and attention to detail join our team. With the acquisition of Customer Coverings, Christie moved over to be the Director of Operations for our in-house drapery workroom. She now manages all the quote requests from the many Interior Designers we service throughout the Valley. To say she was thrown into the fire is an understatement, but she handled it with grace and grit and has developed into an amazing leader in this new role.

In her own time, Christie loves playing pickleball. She values rest, spending time and playing games with her family, and loves to catch a good film with a smooth glass of iced tea by her side. She’s a mother of three adult daughters, and three feline babies, Theo, Charlie, and Bucky.

Heather Goshow

Project Manager/Sr. Designer

Heather Goshow, Project Manager and Senior Designer at Phoenix Design Firm Blooming Daisy Interior Design

Like Wendy, Heather took classes through The Interior Design Institute and started her own business before joining the Blooming Daisy Team in February 2023. With her keen eye for design, she is a master at pulling all the details together with beautiful tablescapes, styling bookshelves, and adding that special touch to pull the room together. We are thrilled to have her on board and welcome her sassy personality that keeps us all on our toes.

Heather is a mother of two young adult sons and wife to her high school sweetheart. When she’s not wrangling our projects into shape, she and her husband love trying new restaurants all over the Valley. You will often find her sipping wine on her patio with her beloved mini schnauzer, Sadie.

Kevin Longenecker

Site Manager

Kevin Longenecker, Site Manager at Phoenix Design Firm Blooming Daisy Interior Design

Kevin comes to Blooming Daisy with several years of experience flipping houses. A hard worker and not afraid to take down a wall or two, he’s a perfect fit for this position.

As a Site Manager, Kevin oversees the construction site on all of our projects, making sure the many different trades are following the design plan as well as offering assistance when needed. A jack of all trades, we are thrilled to have him as part of the team.

KATELYN HOWERTON

cad and 3-d Rendering Specialist

Katelyn Howerton, CAD and 3-D Rendering Specialist at Phoenix Design Firm Blooming Daisy Interior Design

Katelyn graduated from Northern Arizona University with a bachelor’s degree in photography. Her work leans more toward macro in nature, but enjoys all aspects of the environment around her. Next to her love for photography she loves interior design. Because of her quiet nature she observes more around her, especially the little details, which is a great fit for this industry. We are thrilled to have her join our team as our CAD and Rendering Specialist, and welcome her enthusiasm and young perspective to our growing team. In her free time she loves to crochet and explore the outdoors, capturing the world in detail with her camera. To learn more about her photography visit her website the Forgotten World Photography.

Melissa fissell

Seamstress

Melissa Klem, Seamstress at Phoenix Design Firm Blooming Daisy Interior Design

Melissa began her career in the Interior Design industry in 2014, but she’s been sewing and creating since she was old enough to hold a needle. Missy has been a part of fabricating Blooming Daisy’s window treatments since 2018, working for our previous workroom. As we grew, she grew alongside us and officially became part of our team in 2021. Not only is she talented in fabricating beautiful window treatments, but she’s also our very own artisan when it comes to making charcuterie boards! This is a plus for our clients at their Design Presentation.

She loves bringing joy to people’s lives and homes with her craft. Melissa finds motivation in being organized, listening to great music, and savoring a cup of coffee. In her own home, she loves cooking delicious new recipes and practicing her baking skills. She also enjoys traveling whenever and wherever she can.

Michelle Thompson

Seamstress

Michelle Thompson, Seamstress at Phoenix Design Firm Blooming Daisy Interior Design

A native of Arizona, Michelle has a BA in Communications and began her career in the workroom/interior design industry in 2005. She’s always loved sewing and being creative. Her bubbly personality and talent were a welcome addition when Blooming Daisy acquired Custom Coverings in 2022.

Mother of two adult children, she loves early mornings with a cup of coffee and walking her dogs, Gus and Molly. She also enjoys spending time working on home improvement projects with her husband.

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We create timeless interior design for our clients out of our two locations in Scottsdale and Glendale, Arizona. We serve clients located in all major surrounding cities and towns including: Peoria, North Phoenix, and Scottsdale.

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