Meet the Team

Travis Garrish

Founder | Owner

Travis Garrish, a California native, has worked in the furniture industry since the very first job he took out of high school. After working at several stores and learning the ins and outs of the ever-changing industry, Travis’s entrepreneurial spirit got the best of him. He pooled all his savings, assets, and all the credit he could muster to open Forma Furniture- which became a reality in 2004. Since the opening of Forma in Fort Collins, the surrounding city has grown from a “quaint town” to a bustling small city and the furniture industry has grown right along with it.  Despite this growth- Travis has stayed true to his commitment; delivering the highest quality products by the most well-trained, friendly knowledgeable staff. After nearly 20 years- Forma has expanded to 2 locations as well as an online store and now serves the Front Range as the “go-to” store for premier Colorado modern furniture. 

When Travis isn’t working, he likes to spend time with his family and enjoys playing golf. He appreciates the arts and is very active in the community.  

“Travis has been very accommodating and flexible with us and we greatly appreciate his superior customer service.”- Jeanne Millikin

Bailey Benest

Assistant Manager | Design/Sales Consultant

Bailey didn’t just step into the Forma family, she leaped!  Bailey came onto the scene with a keen eye for design that she further developed over the years through practice and training. Now she is our go-to design specialist.  Bailey is one of those one-of-a-kind, spunky fun people you rarely ever have the pleasure of meeting. She collects vinyl, paints, and plays video games.  On top of that- she sings!  Our advice?  Don’t compete with Bailey… anything you can do, she can probably do better!

Connie Allen

Sales Consultant

If you have been to Forma Furniture in Fort Collins anytime in the last decade, there is a good chance that you met Connie.  Connie is one of the most kind, helpful people in the industry (or in general) that you will ever meet.  She is well known for her love of dogs and is sure to always keep a jar of biscuits on her desk for any customers that bring their furry friends while they browse the store. 

“Connie Allen served us extremely well, and blended a delightful and enthusiastic personality with an excellent knowledge of the products on the floor.”- Mark B.

Shannon Hausmann

Sales Consultant

Shannon found her place at Forma a little over a year ago, and it couldn’t have been a better fit!  Shannon knows how to find the perfect design solution for any home and the perfect piece of furniture for any space. When she isn’t at the store assisting customers, you can often spot her zooming around the nearby neighborhoods on her electric scooter.  Shannon enjoys collecting crystals and vinyl, she loved plants and thrift shopping and she relishes the time she spends with her dog, Nala.

Rebekah Loveland

Sales Consultant

Rebekah is the newest member of our sales team, and she arrived on the scene with enthusiasm and a talent for design. Rebekah has some unique hobbies such as collecting taxidermy bugs (yes, you read that correctly). She also loves sewing and baking (hopefully, not with the taxidermy bugs).

Lynn Metzer


For seven years, Lynn has been a staple at Forma Furniture. If you have been fortunate enough to walk into the store while he was working, no doubt you remember him.  Lynn has the effect of making you feel as though you have been friends for years, from the first time you meet. When he isn’t working, Lynn loves watching baseball (especially the Rockies), golfing, and fishing.

“Fantastic experience with Lynn at Forma Furniture. He was informative, helpful, and not at all pushy. We found exactly what we were looking for and it was delivered on time. We couldn’t be [happier]!” – Isaac Andres

Nathan Diener

Sales Consultant

Nathan, a Boulder local (yes, those do exist) is a fun, knowledgeable, and creative sales consultant.  He loves working in Boulder and is an avid skier and biker. From his beard to his furniture, Nathan knows his craft.

Nathan is very knowledgeable and encouraged me to take my time to
find the best fit for me. He was very patient with all my
questions. I ended up with a gorgeous, comfortable and
well-made sofa and two recliners. I recommend the store
and the staff highly.-Beth McOuie

Shannon Long

Office Coordinator
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Shannon, our bonafide office baddy, is best known for her love of pets.  We think there’s a good chance she is the world record holder for the cutest pet photo archive, always accessible by mobile. Shannon loves spending time with family and friends, and she is an absolute delight to be around.

Jennifer Rickard

Marketing Manager
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Jennifer, driven by equal parts science and creativity, found a perfect position at Forma for her skill sets. She loves the outdoors, reading, and travel.  She doesn’t love writing 3rd person Bios about herself on websites, but she can do anything. Seriously, anything. Just ask me, I mean her.

Nathan Snyder

Office Assistant

Nathan, a classically trained opera singer, was lured to the position of office assistant by his affinity for organizing numbers. As he says: “There is nothing quite as satisfying as a neat and organized Excel Spreadsheet” Well, that’s one way to look at it.  By all means, math-on, Opera Man, math-on…

Want to join the team?

We are always looking for ambitious, enthusiastic and dependable people to join our team. If this sounds like you, drop us a line with what you can bring to our company that sets you apart from anyone else.

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