meet our team

Portland’s favorite home staging company

Imagine Home Staging & Design was born in 2008 when Lenny and Lisa Shipley decided to combine their individual talents into a single company and set out to make an impact on Portland’s real estate industry. Today, our company has grown to include a dynamic and skillful team of artists who are excited to stage for you.


As an award-wining company that has helped hundreds of homeowners, real estate agents, builders and investors sell homes quickly and profitably, Imagine’s home staging services are based on the principles of great customer service and a personalized approach for every project.


We are Imagine Home Staging and Design — the leading home staging professionals you can trust providing results you should expect!

Lenny and Lisa Shipley, owners of Imagine Stagers




Owner | Principal Designer

Favorite quote:  "Strive not to be a success, but rather of value." Albert Einstein

Notable experience: ASP Certified Staging® Professional™, RESA Pro™ and member of the Real Estate Staging Association (RESA). Lisa studied interior design in college and worked with a top designer at Lloyds Interiors. Aside from her work at Imagine, Lisa has an award-winning career as a consultant for Estée Lauder and Calvin Klein and has been a sales associate for a major retailer for almost 30 years.

Favorite thing about Portland:  I've always felt blessed to grow up in Portland. Its natural beauty set against the city constantly inspires me. I appreciate Portlanders' unique down-to-earth culture and the passion we have for the outdoors. I love the diversity in architecture and the history of our historic homes.

Share a fun fact about you:  I love to travel and especially love looking at other culture's architecture and how they live. It amazes me how similar everyone is even though we are different.



Owner | Project Manager

Favorite quote:  I have two...

"In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different." Coco Chanel

"Elegance is not standing out, but being remembered." Giorgio Armani

Notable experience: BA in Fine Arts from Southern Oregon State University, 30 years of experience as a project manager in commercial space planning and office design, trained at the San Francisco Academy of Art University and Seattle Architectural Finishing Studio, among others.

Who's your icon, mentor, or someone you'd like to meet?  Richard Branson, Diana, Princess of Wales, John Lennon, and Barbara Corcoran

Share a fun fact about you:  I am resilient. This is one skill that is primary to success. The ability to bounce back after failure and come back stronger than before.

Michelle Easby Imagine Stagers

michelle easby

manager | lead stager

With Imagine since:  2020

Notable experience: Michelle Holds a degree in Interior Design from Portland Community College with seven years experience working at a family owned Portland based design and build company. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science from Sonoma State University.

Favorite quotes: “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” - Mohandas Gandhi

“Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist” - Pablo Picasso

Share a fun fact about you: I am eternally optimistic and love to paint, garden and dance!!



Stager | Designer

With Imagine since:  2017

Notable experience: Holds a BA in Graphic Design degree since 1985 from Eastern Washington University, Studied at the Art Institute of Portland, experience in organizing, interior designer, and remodeling

Favorite quote:  "Good design is obvious. Great design is transparent." Unknown

Share a fun fact about you:  I owned and renovated a VW bus called Sweet Pea.

Jillian Forman Imagine Stagers


Stager | Designer

With Imagine since:  2021

Notable experience: Graduated with an associates in interior design at Portland Community College. Also certified in interior furnishings, and building construction technology. Specialized in kitchen and bathroom design and rendering.

Favorite quote: “Design is an opportunity to continue telling the story, not just to sum everything up” - Tate linden

Share a fun fact about you: I love a good challenge, others may quickly give up when problems come their way- I get inspired!

Jary Ralston Imagine Stagers


Stager | Designer

With Imagine since:  2022

Notable experience: Education- Interior Design, Fashion Illustration, Photography; Art Technical Institute, Moorhead MN; Visual Merchandise Director at Meier & Frank, Macy's Wash.Sq.

Favorite quote: Love to Live Life with Style!"

Share a fun fact about you: I marched in President Jimmy Carter's Inaugural Parade.

Will Easby Imagine Stagers

Will Easby

Warehouse Associate

With Imagine since:  2021

Notable experience: Worked as events security as well doing construction for local base design build company.

Favorite quotes: “In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” - Abraham Lincoln

Share a fun fact about you: I like to travel and snowboard.

"Lenny and Lisa are fantastic to work with! They are approachable, affordable and offer great feedback in regards to maximizing a home's space and livability. I encourage all my clients selling vacant homes to use Imagine Home Staging & Design... it pays off every time!! I highly recommend them."

PATTI JENSEN - Premiere Property Group, LLC

Staging consultants you want on your expert selling team.

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