Meet our team!
Human Resources / Administration
I was born in Salina, Kansas, and lived all over the state of Kansas. 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 was in the acoustical ceiling business since before I was born. I worked in San Diego for about five years before moving to Denver to start Heartland Acoustics & Interiors in 1998. I’ve been married to my amazing wife, Christi, for over twenty-five years and have two awesome kids in college – 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 motorcycles and explore the Rocky Mountains.
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.
Director of Preconstruction
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, Colorado
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.
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.
Project Manager, Colorado
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.
Senior Project Manager, Colorado
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, California
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.
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.
Executive Assistant, Colorado
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, Colorado
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, California
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!
Field Superintendent, Colorado
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.
Estimating Assistant, Colorado
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, Texas
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, Colorado
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, California
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.
Payroll Specialist, Colorado
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.
Field Superintendent, Colorado
I grew up in the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan. I was the middle child with an older brother and younger sister. My dad was a union ceiling guy in Detroit, and he’d often bring me to his side jobs to help him out. In 2001 I graduated from Lake Orion High School in Lake Orion, MI. I also met my wife Heather in that same year. Immediately after high school I started installing ceilings full-time for my Uncle’s ceiling company. In 2006 my wife and I moved to Colorado and have been here ever since. She gave birth to our son Colton in 2010. My hobbies include fishing, hiking, watching football, poker, video games, concerts, the gym, and swimming. We have 2 pets. Ashley is our 5 year old cat and Cooper is our 1 year old Black Lab.
Assistant Project Manager, California
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, Colorado
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.”
Project Assistant, Colorado
I was born and raised in the great state of Michigan. I started my career path in high school in roofing and framing houses. After graduating high school I joined the United States Navy and intended on becoming a part of the Construction Battalion (CB). During boot camp I was told that the CB rate was closed and decided on following the course of Machinist Mate. After 4 years in the Navy I spent the next 22 years in the telecommunications industry. I believe that my background in telecom will mesh well with the construction world I intended to get into in the first place. Married to my wife of almost 15 years, we have two amazing 8 and 9 year old boys that are heavily into inline hockey. We spend much of our spare time camping and shuffling our boys around to their games and practices. I’m also an avid home brewer and part-time distiller for a local distillery.
Training & IT Coordinator
I was born and raised in Long Island New York and moved to California in 1989. I began my professional career in commercial network installations in Silicon Valley in the year 2000 and then on to Data Center Management in 2006 for 12 years. I have a total of 18 years in the technology and construction fields. I relocated from California to Colorado with a major telecommunications company in 2012 with my beautiful wife Sherry and our lovely daughter Zoey Belle, who we were blessed with in 2011. In my free time, I enjoy being with my family, playing guitar, bass and drums, creating music, riding and repairing my street and dirt bikes, and fishing. My favorite quote is “The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing” – Henry Ford.
Field Superintendent, Colorado
I was born and raised in Colorado. My passion for motorcycles started at the young age of 4 years old. I started riding dirt bikes, and as I got older I moved on to Harleys. Since then I’ve added to my collection and now own five bikes. As much as I love my Harleys, my pride and joy is my 12 year old daughter, Ava. She is my best friend and greatest gift. We do everything together, including riding motorcycles, 4-wheelers, movies, and just hanging on the couch. I love getting up each day and contributing to Heartland. Not only do I enjoy my work, but I enjoy the people I get to work with every day. Each day is a new challenge to be solved.
Accounting Assistant, Colorado
I’m a native Denverite, and I have worked in Accounting, Human Resources and Administration my entire career. My husband and I have two daughters. One works for a non-profit soccer foundation, and our other daughter is a teacher. We spend a lot of time with family and friends. We love to visit those who are out of state as often as possible. I love being outside and do a lot of hiking and walking. In the summer I enjoy gardening.
Senior Estimator, Texas
I was born and raised in Trenton, New Jersey, and moved to Texas in 2002. I have over two decades of commercial construction experience, starting out as a laborer/helper, and later becoming a Drywall and Acoustical Ceiling Foreman, and eventually becoming an Estimator/Project Manager. At Heartland, I plan to use my skillset, experience, team attitude, and desire to grow to help the Austin/San Antonio office become the standard by which subcontractors in our industry are judged. In my spare time, I am an avid reader, lifelong learner, and I enjoy mentoring/inspiring the youth and men to reach their full potential.
My wife, Sheryl, and I are blessed to have two great adult children, Brianna and Demetrius; and we currently enjoy our new freedom of being empty nesters. We enjoy traveling, cruising, trying new restaurants, making new friends, and enjoying life.
Project Assistant, Colorado
I was born and raised in Northern California where I received a degree in Psychology from California State University Sacramento. I only recently relocated to the beautiful state of Colorado after working in the field of refinery construction in both San Francisco and in Hawaii. I am a huge football fan, and my significant other and I enjoy attending sporting events all over the country. The rest of the time is spent with our three dogs (who have a total of 10 legs), and going to the gym where I pursue my training in Krav Maga.
Field Superintendent, Colorado
I Moved to Berthoud, Colorado from Seattle, Washington in 1985. I started in the construction industry by helping my cousin-in-law with framing and trimming out custom homes during the housing boom in the late 90’s. As the housing market slowed, I made the switch to commercial construction. I started with Heartland Acoustics & Interiors in February of 2009. I am father to two sons and husband to my wife Samantha. My oldest son, Cody, is 15 years old and my youngest son, Eli, is 4 years old. We love to enjoy our beautiful state of Colorado through camping, fishing, motocross, four wheeling and exploring the mountains with our dog, Kiana. I have always loved audio/home theater equipment and environment so naturally I have a deep passion for our products and the acoustical industry as a whole.
Human Resources Manager, Colorado
Kayla Moncayo is a North Carolina raised HR Professional that specializes in Employee Relations, Process Engineering and Training. Kayla’s HR career has been in private, non-profit, and government organizations around the United States, and she is happy to now call Colorado home and to bring her passion for people to Heartland. When Kayla isn’t working, she is riding for the Denver Equestrian Team in Littleton and enjoying beautiful Colorado.
Hello, my name is Rick Garcia and I was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. I graduated from Edgewood high School in 1988, then went on to earn an associate’s degree in Electronic Engineering. Being the son of a contractor I learned at a young age the value of hard work and try to incorporate the same values into my work ethic. I have worked in the commercial industry for over 25 years. I started with Heartland in July of 2018, and look forward to working in this growing industry.
HR Office Assistant, Colorado
Kennedy Lowell was born and raised in Las Vegas Nevada, but so happy to call Colorado home. Kennedy is passionate about helping her coworkers find joy in coming into to work every day. When Kennedy isn’t working she’s busy paddle boarding or hiking Colorado’s breathing trails.
Jeff Rudolph leads the finance and accounting operations for Heartland Acoustics & Interiors. He has a strong background in leading companies in both financial and management roles. He began his career over 30 years ago with the public accounting firm of Coopers and Lybrand. After 12 years as a consultant, he worked at series of private and public companies in management roles and became President and CFO of Entrust Financial Services in 2003. In 2007, Mr. Rudolph became President & CFO of American Civil Constructors one of the nation’s premier construction and maintenance companies. He later founded CFO Advisory Group and in 2019 he became the Chief Financial Officer for Heartland Acoustics and Interiors.
Accounts Receivable Specialist, Colorado
I was born at an Air force base in Tucson, Arizona but my family soon moved to San Diego. After high school, I went to college in Los Angeles for a few years and returned to San Diego where I found the Office Manager opportunity for Heartland Acoustics. I spent 8 years working for the California branch until I ventured off to another opportunity working for a General Contractor in 2016. In early 2019, my family moved to Southern Maryland on military orders (husband is active duty marines) and I was welcomed back by Heartland with the opportunity to work remote as an Accounting Assistant. I am happily married to my husband Dan and we have a blended family of three children, Jodie (14), Riley (12) and our youngest, Payton (3). In our free time, we enjoy exploring restaurants in the DC area, working on home improvement projects, maintaining our farm and raising our Thoroughbreds that we breed for the race track.
Field Installation Specialist, Colorado
Rusty was born in Pasadena California where he started acoustical in 1982. He has always liked the challenges of installing the systems beyond standard. In 1993 he and his wife decided Colorado was a better place to raise their 5 children so they reallocated. Rusty has worked for specialty contractors and general contractors and has learned a lot about commercial construction. Rusty spends time with his kid’s fishing,camping,working on cars and bikes and whatever else they can do together.
Accounts Payable Specialist, Colorado
I was born in Pennsylvania, however, I have spent most of my life in Colorado .While I was attending University of Colorado, Colorado Springs for Accounting, I also worked full-time for a contractor in the government and military sector. This last year, I have helped launch two small companies one in metal fabrication and another which makes bespoke performance auto parts. I hope to bring my unique technical knowledge and experience to the Heartland accounting team. I am an avid fisherman, auto- enthusiast and hiker but love all the outdoors activities the state has to offer. My fiancée Mindy and I are getting married September of 2019 and look forward to the next steps in life.