SUZANNE & MIKE SCHUMANN

Owners

Mike and Suzanne founded Traditions in 1987 in a newly renovated building on the corner of Selby and Dale, in St. Paul’s historic Ramsey Hill neighborhood. Suzanne has the creative vision and passion for home furnishings and design that gives Traditions its unique sense of style. Mike provides the back office, computer, and marketing expertise that keep the wheels turning.

Email: Suzanne or Mike

Twin Cities Team

MARY MCELROY

Vice President

  • What Does Every Room Need:
    Great Lighting
  • Where Should You Splurge:
    Great Upholstery
  • Favorite Travel Destination:
    Anywhere with Sunshine!
  • Favorite Quote:
    There is just one life for each of us: our own. – Euripides

Email: Mary

RHONDA MCELROY

Design Consultant

  • What Does Every Room Need:
    Something personal
  • Where Should You Splurge:
    Upholstered items
  • Must-Have Home Accessory:
    Treasured piece of art that makes you smile
  • Favorite Travel Destination:
    Fairbanks, Alaska to visit grandsons

Email: Rhonda

CAROLYNN LUND

Design Consultant

  • Where Should You Splurge:
    A beautiful rug
  • Must-Have Home Accessory:
    Greenery
  • Favorite Travel Destination:
    Northern California

Email: Carolynn

KATHY STEINBAUER

Design Consultant

  • What Does Every Room Need:
    A little drama
  • Where Should You Splurge:
    Splurge on a statement piece that makes your home feel like yours.
  • Favorite Movie:
    The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Must-Have Home Accessory:
    A fabulous lamp is like a functional piece of art.

Email: Kathy

SARAH OLSON

Design Consultant

  • What Does Every Room Need:
    A splash of color!
  • Where Should You Splurge:
    Splurge on a well made sofa and lighting
  • Favorite Movie:
    When Harry Met Sally
  • Favorite Quote:
    “If it’s not fun, why do it?”- Jerry Greenfield

Email: Sarah

CYNDEE FERN

Design Consultant

  • Favorite Quote:
    “What if we shopped to live, instead of lived to shop.”- Yvon Chouinard
  • Favorite Movie:
    Mama Mia! Here we go again
  • Where Should You Splurge:
    Pillows, pillows and more pillows, for color and comfort
  • Favorite Place to Travel:
    Shores of Lake Superior—especially Madeline Island

Email: Cyndee

SARAH SIMENSON

Logistics

  • Favorite Quote:
    Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance. – Coco Chanel
  • Favorite Travel Spot:
    Anywhere in Italy
  • Where Should You Splurge:
    Lighting—it’s jewelry for your home!
  • Favorite Room In Your House:
    My four-season porch

Email: Sarah S.

EMMA MCELROY

Vice President of Creative

  • Favorite Travel Destination:
    Naples, Florida
  • Where Should You Splurge:
    A great piece of artwork
  • Favorite Quote:
    “If you’re always trying to be normal you’ll never realize how amazing you can be.” – Maya Angelou
  • Must-Have Home Accessory:
    A cozy blanket

Email: Emma

Naples Team

DAVID COLEMAN

Design Consultant

  • Favorite Room In Your House:
    Outdoor Lanai
  • What Does Every Room Need:
    Great accessory
  • Favorite Movie:
    Taxi Driver

Email: David

JOLYNN REINHARDT

Design Consultant

  • Favorite Travel Destination:
    Trunk Bay at St. John
  • Favorite Movie:
    Momma Mia
  • Favorite Quote:
    “Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away”

Email: JoLynn

KERSTEN MOE DOHERTY

Marketing

  • Favorite Quote:
    If you can dream it, you can do it. -Walt Disney
  • Favorite Room In Your House:
    The kitchen — it’s the heart of my home
  • What Does Every Room Need:
    Something that speaks to you

Email: Kersten