executive team

Laura Boone
Office: 404.733.1060
Direct Cell: 678.427.6937

Laura Boone is co-founder and principal at turnerboone where she is responsible for business development, marketing and brand strategy. Combining an art and design background, Laura brings 14 years of experience in the contract furniture industry, a passion for relationship building and industry insight to turnerboone.

She builds and earns trust directly with her clients through her high level of accessibility, integrity and accountability. These relationships don't end upon project completion, instead they flourish and continue for years.

Throughout her career, she has generated award-winning successes and fostered tenacious entrepreneurship and business know-how. In 2010, Laura was awarded 3rd place in “Business to Business Magazine’s” Top 25 Entrepreneurs. She is also a former board member of CREW Atlanta.

Laura is a former art dealer, art and design enthusiast, and mother to the company mascot, Sunni, a golden retriever. 

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Ellen Turner
Office: 404.733.1060
Direct Cell: 770.547.9587

Ellen Turner is co-founder and principal at turnerboone. She is responsible for business development, financials and business strategy. With over 18 years of achievements within the commercial furniture and flooring industries, Ellen brings tenacity and commitment to every interiors project that she is involved in. 

Ellen makes it a point to be personally accessible to clients and is driven by the meaningful relationships turnerboone cultivates as a result.

In 2010, Ellen was awarded 3rd place in “Business to Business Magazine’s” Top 25 Entrepreneurs.  She currently serves on the Emerging Leaders Board of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

Ellen has served on the board of Big Brothers, Big Sisters. She is the proud mother of a daughter.

Tara O'Gorman
Director of Operations
Office: 404.733.1060
Direct Cell: 678.232.4127

Tara O’Gorman is Director of Operations at turnerboone. She oversees all turnerboone staff and helps them with project implementation from kick-off to closeout. She is turnerboone’s in-house movable wall and construction expert. Tara comes to turnerboone with over 14 years of experience working within commercial furniture dealerships both on the dealer and manufacturer sides of the industry.

Tara’s leadership has contributed to the success of many of our largest projects including Coca-Cola, Colliers, CSE, and Cox Communications.

Outside of the office, Tara is a skilled woodworker, craftsperson, and mom to her doberman mix rescue, Paisley.

Emily Smith
Chief Financial Officer
Office: 404.733.1060
Direct Cell: 404.313.6490

Emily Smith is the Chief Financial Officer for turnerboone. Emily’s responsibilities include managing and analyzing the financials, overseeing the Human Resource function and providing in-house legal counsel.

Emily graduated from Auburn University with a B.S. in Human Resource Management before earning a Master’s Degree in Personnel and Employee Relations from Georgia State University.  She completed her education with a Juris Doctorate from the Walter F. School of Law at Mercer University.

After completing law school, Emily practiced for three years with the firm of Hall, Bloch, Garland and Meyer in Macon, GA before returning to her alma mater, Mercer University, as Assistant Vice President for Advancement and Alumni Services.  In 2006, Emily joined turnerboone where her role has developed as the company has experienced growth.

She and her husband, Mark, reside in Pawleys Island, SC with their two children.

Carson Pilcher
Vice President
Office - 678.399.5226
Direct Cell: 404.272.6777

Carson brings many years of experience in sales, as well as experience in the contract interiors industry. He will lead efforts to enhance major account relationships, brokerage and project management alliances and the turnerboone brand in the Atlanta community.

Carson operates with integrity and places the customer experience above all else. His background and skills are diverse and include:
• Commercial Interior Construction-Vice President of Business Development- Atlanta
• Military service: Lieutenant in the Air Force attending Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training
• Commercial Pilot for Continental Airlines flying the Boeing 757 & 767

Carson is passionate about golf, quail hunting and spending time with his family.