WHAT MAKES THE DREAM WORK?

von Rocko Home runs on the engine called team work, and these lovely members are the cogs in the wheel. With the help of Shawnessey and his team at Hammond Express Moving, we’ve got figured it out. Communication, consideration, and determination are what allows us highly skilled and motivated humans to succeed in the fast-paced, high-energy, seasonal industry of real estate staging.

  • Lindsay Gatz
  • Lindsay Gatz

LINDSAY GATZ | stager + owner

Lindsay found herself rearranging her bedroom weekly starting at age 13. Unaware that there might be a career field in her future in which she might find this skill useful, she followed her design path into fashion and, graphic design & merchandising. After collecting numerous AA design degrees, she became a sought-after visual designer focusing on branding and package design.

Years later, dreaming about a life less sedate, she began researching the world of real estate staging. Encouraged by Kim to start using her room styling skills, in 2017 she pooled her resources in the Seattle real estate arena and quickly created von Rocko Home, an offshoot of her design studio von Rocko Design. Starting with her personal collection, stored in her home garage, she quickly grew into a warehouse in South Seattle. Kim and Lindsay staged all summer long, utilizing the winter market breaks to refocus, build business, and conceive the future of von Rocko Home.

  • Kim Bommersbach
  • Kim Bommersbach

KIM BOMMERSBACH | stager + leader

Kim is the reason von Rocko Home exists, and is a crucial part of both the creative and business sides of the team. Since Kim got her first apartment, she has constantly re-arranged her furniture and rooms, styling and restyling to make them look better.  Moving the sofa or adding a new lamp or paint color was a fun Saturday for Kim!

Today she considers it a privilege to do that same work vocationally. She loves navigating the hectic streets of Seattle to meet with clients, tour their gorgeous homes, and then help curate the right look with uber-creative owner/designer, Lindsay, and team.

Like visual merchandising (which was her career for over 20 years at both large corporations and small boutiques throughout Seattle), home staging is creative and physically demanding work. But she would not have it any other way. She would not be happy at a desk job. Kim loves wielding a hammer, risking her life on ladders, placing a rug in a room—all in a creative way -that’s her passion!

  • Denise Reed
  • Denise Reed

DENISE REED | stager + motivator

Denise is the life blood than energizes the von Rocko Home team when our batteries are low. She is a fantastic communicator, both within the company and when comforting home sellers. Her addition to the team is invaluable times infinity.

Denise moved to Seattle from Minnesota in 1997 to pursue a degree in Fine Art/Illustration at Cornish College of the Arts and then later obtained an AA in Commercial Photography from Seattle Central. During this time and for years after, she was driven to backpack around the world like all rebellious GenX’ers. Armed with a camera and sketchbook, she was consumed with absorbing ancient and modern art, textiles, fashion, and architecture. She still relies on these passions to define who she am — and has added one husband, 200 rescue dogs, and a constant flow of design evolution throughout their home. Home staging has connected her love of design and art with the love she has for the bones of a home. (This is her dream job to say the least.)

Seattle Staging Scene