Offering superior quality and service in exclusive home furnishings since 1984. Bassman Blaine’s Territory Managers will work with empathy, integrity, and a commitment to excellence. We look forward to helping you excel in your home furnishings endeavors.

Southern California:

Koral Baumann
San Diego
Koral established her career over 30 years ago as a business owner in two different fields of retail establishments. Koral was a florist and an owner of a high-end family operated retail furniture store. She has been a Sales Representative for more than 18 years as an Independent for furniture manufacturers and for the past eight years a valued part of the Bassman Blaine team. Koral raised four children in Poway and was deeply involved in multiple committees centered around their schools, athletic teams and community organizations.

Office: 858.675.9329
Fax: 858.712.8883
Cell: 858.382.3447
Email: koralb@bassman-blaine.com

Coastal Orange County

Signe, the Territory Manager for Coastal Orange County, is celebrating 6 years with Bassman Blaine building partnerships and growing businesses using her 25+ years experience in the Home Decor and Gift Industries. Signe started her career as a buyer/product development manager for Broadway Department Store and has used that business training to maximize business opportunities with her designers and vendors. Signe has a Bachelors Degree in Merchandising and Marketing. She currently lives in Long Beach with her husband John, their two teenagers, Alex and Kendall, and Rex the dog. She is involved in the local schools, sports, and community, and when time permits, she nourishes her wanderlust!

Office: 562.438.7837
Cell: 562.884.0203
Fax: 562.363.0555
Email: signec@bassman-blaine.com

Jamie Esses
San Fernando Valley, Ventura County

Jamie grew up in her family’s furniture business and quickly learned she had a keen eye for design and style. After graduating from The University of Missouri- St. Louis, she moved to the big apple to Pursue her dream in fashion. After 20 years in the fashion world she went back to her roots in home furnishings. Her creative vision and sales ability has brought her true passion to life. Jamie believes it’s about building relationships with her customers and prides herself on providing outstanding customer service. Jamie lives in Studio City with her husband and 2 kids.

Cell: 310.990.1014
Fax: 818.863.3048
Email: jamiee@bassman-blaine.com

Los Angeles, North OC

Gail Rysavy has been in the home furnishings industry for over 28 years & recently celebrated her 10 year anniversary with Bassman Blaine. Prior to being a sales rep, she worked in fashion design, interior design and had a business specializing in custom window coverings. Gail’s education includes UCLA and the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. Her passions are design, traveling, working out, and reading. Gail has been married to her husband, Kevin for 35 years; they have two grown children, Lauren and Chasen.

Cell: 714.396.7589
Fax: 866.858.0915
Email: gailr@bassman-blaine.com

Desert Communities

Martin studied Fashion Design at FIT in New York City. His love of textiles and knowledge of dressmaker details landed him and his tailored approach to design at a high end interior design firm in Palm Springs. Martin brings a strong design and customer service background with him as he branches out in to another facet of the industry he loves.

Cell: 760.218.3352
Fax: 760.318.0724
Email: martinj@bassman-blaine.com

Associate to Georgia Fea

Meryssa is very knowledgeable of our lines and is eager to partner with retailers and designers! On her off days, Meryssa enjoys spending time with her family, practicing yoga, hiking at Griffith Park, exploring new urban restaurants, and keeping a spontaneity spirit.

Associate Territory Manager
Georgia Fea Team – North OC, IE, San Gabriel Valley
Cell: 626.319.4910
Email: meryssal@bassman-blaine.com

Associate to Gail Rysavy

Associate Territory Manager
Gail Rysavy Team – Los Angeles, North OC
Cell: 916.952.9936
Fax: 323.978.5562
Email: bolors@bassman-blaine.com

Georgia Fea
North OC, IE, San Gabriel Valley

Georgia Fea has been working in home furnishings and design for well over 15 years. Georgia is an enthusiastic and dedicated professional with varied experience in interior design, home staging, as well as high end retail stores and boutiques. Georgia also excels as a visual merchandiser and continues to help her clients as well as select vendors in this area. Georgia is passionate about design and all things beautiful and creatively works with her customers so that they can benefit from her many talents and years of success.

Cell: 714.519.9273
Fax: 714.242.6848
Email: georgiaf@bassman-blaine.com

Jeanne Turbow
LA - South Bay, Westside

After graduating from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia in 1994, Jeanne Turbow made the big move out west. She has spent the last two decades in media sales at Clear Channel and Disney and is thrilled to have made the move to an industry that she feels passionately about. Jeanne loves forming a partnership with her clients and prides herself in providing the highest level of service. In her free time, Jeanne plays taxi driver to her two children’s various activities and loves traveling and hiking.

Cell: 310.486.0167
Fax: 310.943.2126
Email: jeannet@bassman-blaine.com

Northern California:

Mindy McEntire
San Francisco, Marin

Mindy McEntire has been in the home furnishings industry for over 25 years in both retail as a furniture buyer and as a manufacturer’s rep in California. Mindy loves jazz, good design, architecture, traveling overseas and meeting people from all cultures. She enjoys cooking, eating, wine tasting, gardening, and all winter sports. Her favorite way to spend a weekend is at her family herb farm/vineyard and with her many beloved pets.

Cell: 415.518.5801
Fax: 510.550.2869
Email: mindym@bassman-blaine.com

San Joaquin Valley, Coastal Central CA

Justine, the Territory Manager for the San Joaquin Valley & Central Coast, has been with Bassman Blaine for 3 years. She began with us as an assistant to our Territory Manager, Signe Cascell, while she was attending college in Southern California. She has acquired a great knowledge of the furniture industry and our products lines as well as exceptional customer service experience and technical skills from her many years of working for Staples. Justine has moved back to her hometown, Merced, where she enjoys running, playing soccer, and kayaking on Lake Arrowhead.

Cell: 209.756.9440
Email: justineh@bassman-blaine.com
Chapel Conley
Sacramento Greater Area

You could say Chapel grew up in this business. As a child, she would go on customer calls and attend Market with her mother, who has had a long career as a Sales Representative. After receiving her BA from CSUS, Chapel worked with her mother, importing, and selling, French Bistro Furniture, before beginning a career with a furniture manufacturing company, where she wore many hats: managing their e-commerce business, and also working in sales, marketing, merchandising, and product and training development. Her breadth of experience allows her to relate on all levels of this industry, from the vendor to the buyer to the consumer. Chapel lives in the Sacramento region with her husband, and two daughters. She is fairly competitive, and enjoys winning at card games and ping pong. She also loves to cook and entertain friends in her home.

Cell: 916.812.1374
Fax: 530.758.2553
Email: chapelc@bassman-blaine.com

Northern CA - South Bay

Evelyn has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Ball State University and years of experience in marketing and graphic design. Raised a Hoosier in Indiana, she lived in Hawaii for 15 years and now resides in San Mateo CA. She joined the Bassman Blaine team in 2014 and began her new career in sales where she enjoys meeting new people and helping her customers prosper. Married with three sons Evelyn is active in her church, son’s school activities, sports and boy scout community. Her leisure activities are bike rides with her husband, camping, reading and adventures with family and friends.

Cell: 650.218.7047
Fax: 650.573.0745
Email: evelynp@bassman-blaine.com

Northern CA - East Bay, Reno

Sheila is the Territory Manager for Northern California and Northern Nevada. She has enjoyed a career in sales in the home furnishings industry for over 30 years, most of that time as representative for a leader in the furniture and accessory side of the industry. She gave up being an independent, to join the Bassman Blaine team over 5 years ago. She also imported a line of French garden furniture on her own and in the process learned invaluable lessons about all the nuances of the furniture industry.  She resides in Vacaville with her husband Ken, and love to entertain, cook and travel.

Office: 530.758.3213
Cell: 530.979.0101
Fax: 530.758.2553
Email: sheilar@bassman-blaine.com

Hawaii | Arizona | Nevada:

Hawaiian Islands

Brandi is currently working towards her Bachelor of Arts at the Interior Design Institute in Newport Beach. She is always open to new adventures and finds inspiration in her travels. Every place she has visited has left an impact on her love for life, designing spaces & creating new memories. As a visual person, she likes forms, shapes & colors all woven into the different aspects of Architecture & Design. Brandi is looking forward to her new adventure supporting the Hawaiian Territory.

Office: 714.431.1190 ext 25
Cell: 858.205.9419
Fax: 714.431.1191
Email: brandis@bassman-blaine.com

Peggy Hicklin
Arizona

Peggy has over 30 years of experience in the Home Décor and Gift Industry. She has owned and run her own store, and has been a buyer /product developer/event planner. Peggy moved to Arizona over sixteen years ago from Wisconsin at which time she began her career as a sales representative. Peggy has been with Bassman Blaine for eight years. Peggy attended Layton School of Art in Milwaukee, WI. Peggy lives in Scottsdale with her three cats; she has many interests and is surrounded by her family and many friends.

Office: 480.941.0400
Cell: 480.540.3118
Fax: 480.941.0403
Email: peggyh@bassman-blaine.com

Travis Wolff
Las Vegas, Southern Nevada

Travis grew up with a strong sales background working in his family’s successful rep firm in Phoenix, AZ. After graduating from ASU with a business degree he relocated to Las Vegas. Travis maintains excellent working relationships with architects and designers as well as with Las Vegas based retailers. He is active in many Networking groups such as Las Vegas’ Design Minds, IIDA and NEWH. Travis lives in Henderson, NV and loves spending time with his son, Tomas. In his free time, he likes to write and play music, hike, and exercise.

Cell: 702.277.1010
Fax: 702.478.6181
Email: travisw@bassman-blaine.com