Faith Fix, Founder of Freestyle Interiors in 1981 has over 43 years of experience in the Interior Design field.With her value of customer satisfaction at the forefront, Faith has directed Freestyle’s growth to become a prominent, SW Florida award-winning design firm. She has assembled a highly synergistic team of talented and experienced Lead Designers dedicated to creating beautiful environments. Faith works tirelessly to ensure that each of Freestyle’s clients are thrilled with their home design experience from inception to completion.
Dwayne Bergmann, Founder of Dwayne Bergmann Interiors, is a celebrated Interior Designer and Entrepreneur. Dwayne and Faith united to aid the community after hurricane Ian which sparked the idea from their long-time friendship. We’re stronger together. Dwayne acquired Freestyle in January 2023 with Faith continuing to run the Bonita Springs firm. Dwayne’s spectrum of his design work shows the constant passion he brings to what he creates.
VP of Operations
Velma Watkins has been an Executive Vice President for over 35 years in Retail Home Furnishings & Design. She has managed as many as 17 locations from Ohio to Northern Florida with over 250 employees. Velma is committed to provide exemplary service to our clients through her expertise as a buyer, team builder and strategic planner.
Arlynn McDaniel, ASID
FL Lic ID #5052
Arlynn McDaniel, Senior Lead Designer, is a licensed Interior Designer with over 25 years of design experience in both the interior design and construction fields.She graduated with a design degree from Brenau University in Georgia. Arlynn has been with Freestyle for 10 years; her clients benefit from her skilled knowledge of the construction process as well as her high attention to detail.
Julie Roy, Lead Designer, is a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC and furthered her education at RISD in Providence RI for Interior Design. Julie has over 20 years of experience in the interior design field where her work focused on luxury coastal residences in MA and RI before joining Freestyle.
Robyn Lang-Shankland, Lead Designer, has over 15 years design experience in Scotland and Florida, Robyn has an Interior Architecture degree from Napier University. She was a feature columnist for the Scottish Daily Record prior to moving to SW Florida. Robyn has been featured in many local magazines and is honored to be on the LUXE Gold List 2024.
Ana Oates, Lead Designer, graduated West Virginia University with a BA in Psychology and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Interior Design from The Institute of Interior Design at SW Florida College. Ana has 15 years experience in the high-end residential field creating warm and inviting homes for her clients.
Megan Hickman is a graduate of Purdue University and has over 12 years of residential design experience. As a former project manager, her knowledge of the construction process is an asset to her design method. Megan is known for her unique way of adding color in her interiors which have been featured in several publications including Luxe Magazine where she was honored to be on the LUXE Gold List 2023.
Michelle Stahl, earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Interior Design from the Institute of Interior Design at SW Florida College. Michelle has been with Freestyle for over 12 years. She has a passion for interior architecture and has been featured in local magazines showcasing her comfortable interior styling.
Stacey Prerost, Lead Designer, is a graduate of Harrington College of Design in Chicago and has over 12 years of experience in high end residential design. She has a strong background in construction and project management and is dedicated to creating beautiful spaces that balance both form and function.
Stephanie Fraleigh, Lead Designer, is a graduate from the University of Colorado, with a strong background in high-end residential interior design. Stephanie blends her attention to detail with creativity to keep projects running smoothly and efficiently while preserving a fun, professional, and seamless process for all.
Lis Diaz, Lead Designer, has over 20 years in the Interior Design Industry. She holds NCIDQ certification as well as LEED ID+C accreditation. As an award-winning designer Lis possesses an innate desire to create and design interiors that exceed client’s expectations. Lis received her bachelor degree in Interior Design from the Cleveland Institute of Art, one of the top ten professional colleges of art and design, established 1882.
Maria Meliton graduated from University of Pittsburgh and practiced pediatric dentistry for over 31 years. Initially a Freestyle client, Maria joined our firm to fulfill her passions of Social Media, Marketing and Décor. She has become a valued member of our team.
JamieLynn Bucci, Project Manager, is a graduate of the University of Florida and has been working in hospitality design for golf and country clubs, spas, and fitness centers for over five years. JamieLynn aids our designers in creating smooth and expeditious design and installation processes with her strong interpersonal skills and collaborative work style.
Alyssa Davis, Project Manager, is a graduate from Liberty University with a bachelor’s in Interior Design and Minor in Psychology. Alyssa loves to use her understanding of people to create meaningful relationships. Her love of emerging design trends keeps her constantly looking towards what’s innovative for each and every new project.
Natalie Dowling, Project Manager, is a graduate from Harrington Institute of Interior Design in Chicago with a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts. Natalie has over 10 years’ experience in SWFL in luxury residential field managing projects. Her organization skills, professional relationships and strong design background create a unique design experience
Taylor Scott, Project Manager, graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Interior Architecture. Her passion for design comes from the continuously changing design world which offers the opportunity for constant growth and learning.
Emma Hiers, Bookeeper and Service Manager, is from New Jersey and has a BA degree in Accounting from Caldwell College and an MBA in Finance from NYU. She was a business owner for 20 years and has worked at interior design firms for 20 years. Emma balances her love for bookkeeping with her passion for the outdoors and a positive outlook on life.
Deb Patterson, Order Entry and Order Processing, is from Illinois and attended college in Peoria. She worked in the building industry for 12 years and at a flooring company for 6 years prior to joining Freestyle in 2019. Deb is the senior member of our Admin team. Her reliability and knowledge make her a valued member of our team.
Robert Taylor, Delivery Manager, is from Pittsburgh. He worked with a prominent interior designer in Pittsburgh for 35 years before moving to SW Florida. Bob has many skills including careful attention to detail and a high service orientation which makes him appreciated by our clients and a valued team member.
Brittany LaMothe, Order Expeditor, is from Fort Myers and has a Business degree in Administrative Management. She worked in customer service for over 13 years before joining Freestyle. Brittany enjoys planning and organizing which makes her a valued member of our team in ensuring our orders are flowing smoothly.
Alex deRoulet, Order Entry and Librarian, is from Los Angeles and has an interior design degree from Cuyahoga College. She has over 12 years of experience in custom window treatments. Alex’s passion for design and art compliments her work at Freestyle as she focuses on careful attention to the details in all she does.