Meet our team!
Human Resources / Administration
I was born in Salina, Kansas, and grew up all over the state. I graduated from Kansas State University with a degree in Construction Science & Management. I have grown up around acoustical ceilings my whole life because my Dad has been in the acoustical ceiling business since before I was born. I worked in sunny San Diego for about five years before moving to colorful Denver to start Heartland Acoustics in 1998. I’ve been married to my amazing wife, Christi, for over twenty years and have two awesome high school-aged kids – Courtney and Jett! I mostly love hanging out at home with my family but also find time to tinker in my garage on cars and projects, ride my dirt bike (and anything else with a motor on it) and go camping.
General Manager, Denver
I am a Denver native and have been employed in some aspect of construction my entire adult life. I am married to my wonderful wife, Brandy, and have two adult children. I am an avid roller hockey player and also enjoy many of the activities that our awesome state provides. I recently took up off-roading again after a couple of decades off and love to experience the Rockies from the highest altitudes that my Jeep will take me. I also enjoy camping, fishing, and touring the state with Brandy on our Harley.
General Manager, San Diego
I was born and raised in Canyon Lake, San Diego in the Inland Empire. After graduating from high school I went to Concordia University in Irvine on a basketball scholarship. I graduated in 2008 with a degree in Business Administration and that same summer signed a contract to play professional basketball in Germany where I made my residence for the next four years while playing. In 2012, I decided to return home to San Diego to begin my career. I was hired as a Management Trainee for a roofing material distributor in Vista, CA and after a few short months was named Branch Manager. After three years in distribution I came across the General Manager opportunity for the San Diego branch of Heartland Acoustics & Interiors. After meeting Jason Gordon and the team it was a no brainer for me to join the company. I am extremely excited to be a part of and to continue the great success that Heartland has had in the San Diego market.
General Manager, Austin
I was born and raised in Las Vegas, NV and attended UNLV after high school. I received a bachelor’s degree in Communications with an emphasis on print media. Upon graduation I worked on the public relations side for a hotel/casino company in Downtown Vegas and then for a public relations agency before getting into construction as an Estimator for a drywall subcontractor. Economic issues forced the company out of business and I was fortunate enough to land a job in Austin, TX in 2009 with a medium sized drywall company where I really learned the business and found a home in the great state of Texas. My wife and I have been married since 2007 and she has three sons and we just had our first grandbaby. In my free time I am an avid softball player and golfer. I also enjoy the outdoors and try to go camping, fishing or shooting as often as time allows. As an Eagle Scout, I work with the young men at our church and am a big proponent of the scouting program.
Preconstruction Manager, Denver
I was born in Ft. Stewart, Georgia, and moved around a lot as my father was in the Army. I graduated High School in Virginia and immediately joined the Army myself. After four years as an Army Mechanic, I decided to go to college. I graduated from The University of Colorado at Boulder with a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering with an emphasis in Construction Engineering Management in 2008. I love anything outdoors, especially camping and fishing in the summer and skiing/snowboarding in the winter.
Senior Estimator, Denver
I was born and raised in Pensacola, Florida, where I started working in the acoustical ceiling industry in 1985. My wife, Linda, and I moved to Denver in 1992. After she graduated from nursing school we settled in Arvada. I have been working in all aspects of the ceiling business in the Denver area ever since. My wife and I have a daughter who attends the University of Wyoming and twin sons that are in high school. I spend a lot of my time watching the kids in Westernaires who play in the marching band and I enjoy cheering for my son who plays ice hockey. If I get a free weekend you can find me fishing the Gold Medal waters of Denver.
Estimator, San Diego
Originally from Portland, Oregon, I grew up in Arvada, Denver and consider myself to be as close to a native of as anyone not born here can possibly be. I love sports, especially baseball, which I played in high school. I hope that sometime within my lifetime the Rockies might actually make the playoffs and have a winning season again! I am relatively new to the construction industry but before coming to Heartland I worked for a local general contractor for two years doing mainly commercial framing, drywall, and finishing while finishing my bachelor’s degree in economics. I am excited to learn and grow within the industry and specifically project estimating and believe that nobody ever stops learning, no matter what they do or where they come from. Outside of work I love to draw and create art, have recently become interested in archery, and have also been playing electric guitar for over twenty years, mostly just for fun. I also really enjoy history and am practically a walking encyclopedia of historical events.
Assistant Project Manager, Denver
I was born and raised in Denver. I love everything it has to offer. Mainly the outdoor lifestyle which includes fishing and exploring our beautiful mountains. When the temperature drops, that’s when the real fun begins. Snowboarding and hockey consume my life in the winter. I live and breathe hockey. Playing as often as I can. Other hobbies I have consist of watching the Broncos every Sunday with all of my friends and also enjoying the vast music scene Denver has to offer. I have been with heartland since 2010, starting in the field. I am new to the office life and look forward to learning the ins and outs of our company and the industry.
Project Manager, Denver
I was born and raised in Denver until age 16 of high school when my family decided to move to Missouri to start a small sustainable farm. After high school, I got into the drywall trade. I have been involved in every aspect of drywall such as residential and commercial drywall installation, finishing, framing, and ACT. This field of work allowed me to perform duties in estimating, supervising a crew, and project management. My wife and I have been happily married for almost 10 years and we have 4 awesome kids. When not chasing kids, I enjoy distance running and have completed multiple marathons and ultra-distance challenges. I’m thrilled to be back in the Mile High area and can’t wait to explore all that the area has to offer.
Field Superintendent, San Diego
I was born and raised in Michigan and at eighteen years old I joined the U.S. Navy for a two year term. During that time I was able to travel to a number of different countries. I also served a tour in Desert Storm. The last year in the Navy I was stationed in San Diego, San Diego, where I met my wife, Norma. We have three children: one in college and two in high school. I spend a lot of time at my children’s hockey games, and basketball games. During the winter my family enjoys snowboarding. I began working in the acoustical ceiling business in 1993 and I have been with Heartland Acoustics since 1998.
Safety Manager, Denver
I am a Denver native, and have lived in the SE area of Denver my entire life. I have been in the construction industry since 1983, with my work ranging from residential custom homes to commercial buildings. My beautiful bride, Debby, and I have been married for over twenty-five years and we have two great daughters, Megan and Talli. All three of them work at our Plato’s Closet store in SE Aurora. I love to play golf, go to Mexico with my family, work on cars, and do projects around the house. Motorcycle riding has been a passion of mine and I recently started riding again.
Field Superintendent, Denver
I was born and raised in Littleton Denver. I went to Chatfield High School. I meet my beautiful wife Jennifer in 2012, and we got married in May of 2015. Our hobbies include skiing, fishing and all outdoor activities. I have two children named Beth that is 15 years old, she loves to play Volleyball and Devin is 13 years old and enjoys playing hockey. I started my acoustical ceiling career in 1997. I worked at Heartland Acoustics on and off for 8 years. I became the field Superintendent in 2015.
Field Superintendent, Denver
I was born in Iowa but moved quite a bit early in life. My family eventually settled in Kansas where I graduated from high school and began my acoustical ceiling career. In 1977 I moved to Denver and I have worked here in the drywall and ceiling industry since that time. I have been with Heartland Acoustics since January 2012. My wife, Pam, and I live in Windsor, Denver, with our daughter. We enjoy long weekends relaxing and are regular visitors to Estes Park. Every January for the past twenty years we have volunteered at the National Western Stock Show held in Denver.
I bring over 37 years of experience in corporate accounting, specializing in construction accounting. My background includes everything from extremely large individual and multi-site projects to very small projects. I received a BA from Ft. Lewis College in Durango, CO and a MBA from the University of Phoenix in Denver, along with a certificate in motorcycle mechanics. When I’m not working, I can be found camping, riding my motorcycles, or hanging out with my dog, Maggie.
Accounting Assistant, Denver
I was raised in Southern San Diego before moving to Denver to be closer to my family. I love the mountains and any outdoor activities so I’m happy to call Denver my new home. I attended Orange Coast College for accounting and Irvine Valley College for business management, I’m a certified Holistic Practitioner and enjoy being aware of body and mind health. My hardworking father shared his accounting knowledge with me since I was a teenager and my beautiful mother taught me how fun remodeling and building are. So thanks to my parents I developed a passion for accounting and construction. I have five poodles, who are super cute. I’m also the proud aunt to my handsome nephew, Kelem Sielh (young boy from the sky). Now I have my own little baby boy with my husband of two years. He also works for Heartland.
Executive Assistant, Denver
I am a native of Denver, and really appreciate what this “colorful” state has to offer. I enjoy most anything that is outdoors and spending as much time with my family and grandkids. I have 5 grandkids. My one son and his wife both graduated from the School of Mines, and both practiced their majors for many years until their calling into the ministry. My daughter-in-law is a Major in the Air Force and a Chaplin and my son is a minister for the Presbytery Church. They have two small children, ages 6 and 3. My youngest son is a Chef and has 3 children, ages 16, 15, and soon to be 14. I have a “dachi” dog (half dachshund, half Chihuahua) named Hershey. He is one fun-loving little dog.
Project Manager, Denver
I graduated from the University of Iowa with a degree in Psychology. I have lived in Colorado since January 2008 and now enthusiastically call Denver my home. In 2012, I found my way to the construction industry and have worked in estimating and project management for specialty contractors ever since. In my free time, you will usually find me in the mountains. I hike, camp, cycle, and ski whenever I get a chance.
Office Assistant, San Diego
I was born and raised just north of Chicago and all seven siblings traveled with our parents to San Diego by way of Route 66 in “66”. After living in Chico, CA for the last 20 years, I’ve returned to SD to be closer to my dad. My past positions as Office Manager, Legal Assistant and Executive Assistant defines the support person I am today. My three children are grown and live in NY and CA and there are two who call me Grandma, although not often enough! As Office Assistant, I keep the office running smooth and I’m very happy to be a part of the San Diego team. It looks like I found my last place of employment!
I was born and raised in New Braunfels, TX. I now make my home in Austin, TX. I have 3 kids, 13 year old twin girls and a 17 year old son that keep my time occupied. I have been in commercial construction for over 15 years as a project manager and estimator. In my free time I enjoy listening to music, watching movies, taking hikes on the many trails that Austin has to offer and spending time with my family.
Field Superintendent, Denver
I am enthusiastic about life and excited to step up and handle any challenge the day may bring. I’ve been in the ceiling business for 16 years and love to build new projects and help aid through the building processes from start to finish. I also studied business and construction management at Front Range Community College. I’ve been living in Northern Colorado for most of my life and now live with my beautiful fiancé, Heather, and our lovely little lady, Maddison, along with our two dogs Tank and Moxi. We absolutely love living in Colorado, love being in the mountains, and take our pups to explore Colorado’s rivers and lakes as often as possible.
Human Resources Assistant, Denver
I was born and raised in rural Indiana. I grew up showing livestock and continued showing and riding horses throughout my college years. I graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Apparel Design and Technology with a minor in Art. There I had the opportunity to design and create several runway collections for our yearly fashion show. After I graduated in 2016, I moved to Colorado, and now I can’t imagine living anywhere else. I started working in the administrative field while I was attending school, and I found that I really enjoyed the work. I love using my creative and artistic abilities to bring a different outlook to my surroundings. In my free time you can find me outside hiking, snowboarding, biking, or running. When I am not outside, I enjoy sewing projects, reading a good book, and spoiling my two cats.
Assistant Project Manager, Denver
I was born in Anaheim, CA but raised in Westminster, CO. I’m an outgoing guy with a darn good sense of humor—sarcasm is my second language. I have a passion for music recording and production, and I even went to school for it prior in Los Angeles to getting my bachelor’s in Finance from Metro State in Denver. I play the guitar, I can keep a steady beat on drums, and I’m half decent at piano. I’m a huge sports fan—hockey is #1. My girlfriend Tesla and I recently got a Brittany (spaniel) puppy named Anjuna and because of her we’ve started to venture more outdoors through activities like camping, hiking, and fishing.
Human Resources Generalist, Denver
I am originally from the Chicago area but feel like a native Coloradan. I’ve worked in Human Resources for many years in the corporate insurance and telecommunications industries. The acoustical and telecommunications fields have many similarities. I love helping people and Human Resources enables me to make a difference in the lives of folks around me. I am very proud of my grown daughter who’s an elementary teacher and is innovating new paths for education. My significant other and I enjoy cooking, gardening and exercising along with our calamity of furry pet-friends.
Estimating Assistant, Denver
I was born and raised in Redwood City/Woodside, California where I attended school and played team sports such as basketball and softball. I grew up riding horses and participating in competitive horse shows, which is a past time that I still enjoy today. I started my career in the construction industry in 1999 as a lead receptionist for a door and millwork company in San Jose, California. I have been working within the construction and business administration industries ever since. I took time off to raise a family after our daughter Zoey was born in 2011. In 2012 my husband, Chris, and I moved to the Denver area, buying a home in Parker. I love spending time with my family whether that be lounging on the couch after a long week, or traveling to see family members in California or New York. In the summertime you will find me at the pool, the lake, on a boat, or at a concert. In the winter you will find me inside making stew or gumbo in between sledding runs. I love to read, cook, travel, swim, spend time with friends and family, and laugh til it hurts.
Project Assistant, Austin
I was born in Louisiana, but was raised in the great state of Texas. I was fortunate enough to attend Texas State University on a football scholarship. There I was able to graduate early and begin my Master’s degree. I enjoy spending time with my friends and family in the great outdoors, hiking, fishing, and of course floating the river.
Project Manager, Denver
I was born in Baltimore MD and have spent most of my life either in Glen Arm or Ocean City MD. After graduating from high school and upon my return from my honeymoon I started a commercial building business with minimal cash and over the next 30 years completed 325 Million dollars of building projects and grew into one of the larger GC’s in the Baltimore area. We self-performed carpentry work on our projects. Based on some bad business decisions made before the 2008 great recession I had to close the business in 2012. Divorced I have 2 fine young men as sons. I relocated to the Denver area in 2014. I love the beach, saltwater fishing, reading, movies, dancing, karaoke, racquet sports, bike riding, the mountains and football (Go Ravens). I look forward to lending my considerable construction experience to Heartland and I am excited to experience the family culture here.
Project Assistant, San Diego
I grew up in Oceanside California and attended Rancho Buena Vista High School Following high school, I attended East Texas Baptist University on a scholarship where I played college baseball for 3 years as a utility infielder. I graduated from East Texas Baptist University with a degree in Criminal Justice in December 2013. After college, I moved back to San Diego where I worked for Ionis Pharmaceuticals as a document clerk for 2 years and also worked at LandscapesUSA as a production manager for 1 Year. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, coaching baseball, Golfing and playing slow pitch softball.
Accounting Assistant, Denver
I am a Native Coloradoan, and I have lived and worked all over in several states, but Colorado is where my family and my heart is, My family is very large and very close so we do a lot of outdoor activities such as camping, swimming, boating, rafting and jet skiing. Yes, we are water people and the more the better! I am happily married to my husband Gabriel and we have five beautiful and creative children Andrew, Chardaney, AAnnaelysia, Jesse and Gabriel, (Only 2 are still at home) We enjoy coming together for cooking, eating and family whenever possible. I love to read, travel and experience new and exciting things all the time. My family says I am an adrenalin addict. I am. We also have two amazing dogs that we share our lives and home with. Uno is a 4 year old German Shepard and Que is a 4 year old, 5lb Pug Terrier. Funny how opposites attract! Loving and living life.
I was raised in the small mountain town of Conifer, CO. This is where I met my future wife in 7th grade. I love sports and grew up playing competitive hockey and soccer. After high school I attended the University of Colorado at Boulder where I graduated with a bachelor’s in Environmental Design. My degree led me to a career in specialty contracting where I spent the first four years project managing and estimating framing and drywall. My hobbies include vehicle wraps and graphics, playing pond hockey at my father’s mountain home, off-roading in my 4runner, camping with my wife and daughter, and spending time with family.
Project Manager, Austin
I was born and raised in Houston Texas and have lived in a few other states, but I am lucky enough to call Texas home once again. I spent 4 years in the United States Marine Corps where I met my incredible wife of 20 plus years. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management. My background is in telecommunications and I have concentrated on the construction side for many years now. My wife, amazing dog and I enjoy hiking the beautiful areas around Austin and I also enjoy hunting, biking, boating and BBQ’ing.
General Superintendent, Denver
I have been in construction for roughly 22 years after serving 4 years in the U.S. Army. I started out completing a 4 year carpenter apprenticeship and did commercial carpentry until 2005 when I moved from Michigan to Colorado. Once in Colorado, I built custom homes in the Roaring Fort Valley for 4 years. Since then, I have worked in the Denver Market as a Superintendent for large general contractors. My wife and I live in Golden and spend a lot of our free time enjoying the outdoors and particularly enjoy off-roading.
Ulises Moran Vasquez
I was born in Baja California, Mexico and lived in New York City before moving to Austin seven years ago. Right after high school, I worked full-time as a drywall, framing and ceiling installer while studying part-time for a degree in construction management. Thanks to the support of many mentors, I specialized in the ceiling trade. People often describe me as person that approaches challenges with a smile. I am fluent in both English and Spanish; which is very handy in the construction industry and video production. I have a strong passion for music, fitness and traveling. In my free time, I play the guitar in a rock band and have performed in several local Austin venues. Working at Heartland has given me the opportunity to further develop my skills and become part of a culture that promotes excellence, honesty and quality.
Assistant Project Manager, San Diego
I was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. At a young age, I went to Disneyland California and my first ride was Space Mountain; as I buckled into the ride my father whispered, “Don’t raise your hands too high you’ll mess up my ceilings.” My professional history starts with my father. He went from working in the field to starting his own acoustical company in Garden Grove, CA. This cultivated my interest in construction. After a few years of acoustical estimating, I received an opportunity to lead the Acoustical Division at a local specialty drywall company. I am now delighted to be a member of Heartland Acoustics & Interiors. On my free time, I seek out any activities involving adrenaline and training in mixed martial arts.
Office Assistant, Denver
I am originally from Northern California and moved to Colorado in 1992. My entire career has evolved to being the backbone of a business or charitable/community organization. I love being the administrative spearhead; or “Girl Friday”; always utilizing my numerous methodical talents. I dedicate my life towards creating intentional connections and leading by example. I thrive to advocate towards radical self-awareness, possessing positive intention and paying it forward. I am enamored by my amazingly talented teen daughter, who is driven by music and is an aspiring culinary artist. Our muses in life are creating art/culture/food, live music, outdoor everything, poetry/creative writing and existentialism. My motto is: “Without the sense of urgency; desire loses its value.”