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One by one, the Vecino Group has added the best in the business. Qualifications wise and heart wise. Together, we’re embodying the combination of development and idealism that started it all.

SHERI ADAMS

APPLICATION MANAGER

Meet Sheri: dog trainer, outdoor adventurer and Habitat for Humanity/Harbor House volunteer. She’s also our very own Application Manager, who brings an attention to detail, unwavering tenacity and limitless patience like no other. (Oh, and she’s a Micro-brewer, too—I know, right?!)

BRUCE ADIB-YAZDI

AIA, LEED AP

VP OF PROJECT COORDINATION

From organizing adventure races, to planning float trips, to details at the Vecino Group, if Bruce is involved in anything, you know it’s going to get done right. Avid outdoorsman. Music afficienado. VP of Project Coordination. (And a really solid choice if one had to pick someone to help survive a zombie apocalypse.)

KRISTEN ASHLEY

CONTROLLER

She who controls the finances controls the world! When we say Kristen is the controller of the VG, we refer to her title—and there’s no small amount of admiration involved. After all, she wrangles the expense reports & financials of a 50 person, multifaceted company. (Kristen hones her sanity with family time, baking, and exercise classes at 0-dark-thirty in the morning.)

CHRIS BALL

AIA, LEED AP

VP OF ARCHITECTURE

Chris: truly a man of many talents. He wins BBQ competitions, raises farm animals, builds furniture—oh, and has also spent 25+ years as an accomplished architect. As VP of Architecture, Chris’s latest talent is assembling and managing our Vecino Design team. (Unrelated/related: If he brings smoked salmon to a potluck, step aside or get run over.)

TRENTON BERGMAN

ASSISTANT PROJECT MANAGER

HR folks should focus in on farm kids, if the VG’s experience is any indication. Trenton is further proof. Raised on a family cattle farm, working hard comes as natural to him as good-natured kindness. He’s a youth leader at church. A soon-to-be Dad at home. A hunter and a fisher on weekends. And a top-notch Assistant Project Manager at the Vecino Group.

CORY BEYERSDORFER

ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT

When he was growing up, Cory wanted to be a combination of John Wayne + Bruce Lee. While that visual is pretty outstanding (kung fu in a cowboy hat!), we’re glad Cory landed this side of Hollywood. Discovered whilst paying his way through college working maintenance at a VG development, Cory is now a star Assistant Project Manager on the VG construction team.

HEATHER BRADLEY-GEARY

SUPPORTIVE HOUSING DEVELOPER

It’s weird to talk about someone’s tombstone. But Heather wants hers to read, “Helped end homelessness.” She’s a Permanent Supportive Housing Developer, a self proclaimed policy junkie, an avid volunteer, and she clocks more road time than any other member of the Vecino Group. (How does she do it all? Diet Coke. Copious amounts.)

KIM BUCHE

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Leaving Grandma stereotypes in her wake, Kim has never met a deal she can’t close, a business relationship she can’t build, or a bottom line she can’t improve. When she’s not busy bringing deals from conception to successful completion, Kim likes to quilt, craft and spend time with her family (Grandma—the kick ass CFO version.)

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MAT BURTON

PRESIDENT, PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP

When it comes to creating communities that help people thrive, Mat has a global perspective—literally. After 15 years working with universities and business leaders in 40+ countries, Mat is now President of P3 for Vecino. He helps our teams—both internally and externally—be that much greater. (He also makes his shoes work overtime. Rarely sitting still, this guy.)

PAUL CARTER

CONSTRUCTION MANAGER

No one person could have done all this, could they? Could they?! Paul proves: yes. 2nd degree blackbelt. Master diver. Degrees in engineering & business. Former CEO of an affordable housing non-profit. Current Project Manager with the Vecino Group. 20 years in construction. (Oh, and wields a killer accent from his native Australia. You can’t make Paul up.)

MOLLY CHIANG

AIA, LEED AP

ARCHITECT

Molly discovered the Vecino Group when she walked into Hudson Arthaus. The idea of using her Architecture skills for the greater good appealed to her. The reality of Molly appealed to us. The rest is history. Molly is an Architect, a competitive rower, a yoga enthusiast, and hearts a good rave. (Expect to see both yoga & black-lit dance spaces in a future development.)

AMY COFFMAN

ART DIRECTOR

Thinking about signage, logos, paint colors, or websites? Amy is. She’s had her heart set on a career combining graphic design and architecture since the 8th grade. We’re glad she’s found her niche with the Vecino Group. (Rare is the artistic type who’s also detail oriented. But that’s Amy—a unicorn in our midst.)

DANNY COLLINS

ARCHITECT

On a quest to be the World’s-Most-Interesting-Man, Danny has traveled to 25 countries, run a lodge in Ecuador, started a non-profit, earned two Masters, and scaled the world’s tallest summits as a guide. A standard 9-5 job didn’t appeal, but doing good did—so Danny found his way to the VG. (His card says Architect—only because World’s Most Interesting Man didn’t fit.)

JERRI COLOGNA

PROJECT ADMINISTRATOR

Restaurant owner in her twenties. International traveler in her thirties. Knows how to crochet, demo a bridge, and be merry with locals in any pub, worldwide. In her current role in the VG Construction team, Jerri knows everything there is to know about estimating and bidding.( In short, it’s good to know Jerri.)

LISA COMBS

DIRECTOR OF ASSET MANAGEMENT

Developing a project is only the start of the process. As Asset Manager, Lisa comes through on everything that comes next. With a seasoned understanding of compliance issues and a flair for the details, Lisa ensures residents are happy. (Camping and hanging out with family ensure Lisa is happy too.)

SCOTT CONROY

SITE SUPERINTENDENT

Some numbers that help explain Scott—3 (daughters), 25 (years in construction), 4 (businesses owned), and 1 (dog BFF.) As a project manager in Troy, New York, Scott was drawn by the idea of shaping historical renovations in his lifelong hometown (number of projects completed to come.)

JOEY CRUM

ARCHITECT

Perfect construction documents are Joey’s end game—and mastering computer software is his favorite part of the process. A small town, Show-Me State kid, Joey has been a tech junkie ever since his college years at the University of Rolla. Whether tinkering under the hood of a Mustang, mastering the latest gadget, or advancing his two decade career in architecture, Joey seeks to understand and then solve (The Force is strong with this one).

MATT DARST

DEVELOPER

Matt knows that starting something is only part of the deal—to succeed it also needs attention & nurturing. An entrepreneur since his childhood days hawking Pokemon cards, Matt brings attention to detail, strategy & a gift for property acquisition to his Developer postion. (Matt is also quite a successful grower—literally. His family’s organic garden is legendary.)

RANDY DAUM

DESIGN PROFESSIONAL

With over two decades of experience designing in the MEP field, Randy is a draftsman extraordinaire. Other titles he holds: Fisherman. Camper. Dad. Backyard griller. And Meatloaf Craftsman. (We saw it with our own eyes–a Halloween creation, made entirely of meatloaf. It was unexpected. But undeniably tasty.)

MICAH EVEN

ADMINISTRATOR

As a kid, she was known as “Micah the Maker”—always creating costumes, art projects and tree forts. As an adult, Micah spent 9 years as an educator, teaching kids how to make STEM creations. Finally, she reached a point where she just wanted a job that would make a difference—and ended up at Vecino. (Now that she’s here, we secretly hope a tree fort will follow.)

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CASEY GREER

AIA, LEED AP

ARCHITECT

You know the saying, “don’t sweat the small stuff?” Luckily, Casey doesn’t. As an architect, he conceptualizes the big picture while minding every tiny detail along the way. It all results in intuitive spaces where people gather and Live. (That capital L is an intentional—Casey exhibits an uppercase zest for Living by camping, fishing, and oh yeah—riding his unicycle.)

CHUCK HAKKE

SUPERINTENDENT

Chuck is as experienced a construction leader as they come. With time spent doing everything from the bottom up, he’s now a Project Manager based out of Pittsburgh, KS. When he’s not keeping developments on time & budget, Chuck is making sure his kids are on time to their 3,987 sports & activities. Family guy. Construction guy. Outdoor guy. (Our kind of guy.)

JOSH HAYDEN

ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT

KELLY HEILICH

ASSISTANT PROJECT MANAGER

Working your way up the ladder teaches a person how to navigate each rung. With 17 years of construction experience—doing just about everything—Kelly has all the skills to be a successful Assistant Project Manager. In her off time, she’s a devout Girl Scout Leader (aka: the Greater Good through Thin Mints).

BRAD HOLGATE

SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER

We challenge you to find a nicer guy than Brad. With a work ethic honed growing up on a farm and a faith that permeates everything he does, Brad heads up the VG’s second West Coast office (Salt Lake City.) He’s a Senior Project Manager. A father of five. (And honestly, his kindness can’t be overstated.)

NIKKOLA JAMES

AIA, LEED AP

DESIGN PROFESSIONAL

Nikkola’s an Architect by trade, designer by passion & practical by design. A life-time learner, you’ll find a stack of books by her bed & about 80 potential conversations floating in her head. Born in the Caribbean, raised in the Northeast, & smitten by the South, Nikkola makes connections wherever she goes (currently the design utopia of Minneapolis, MN.)

ADDISON JONES

AIA, LEED AP

DESIGN PROFESSIONAL

Addison recently achieved 2 major life events—a Masters in architecture one month, getting married the next. Now he’s focused on: Impactful design. Newlywed life. Hand-crafting furniture. Playing five musical instruments. And seeking shalom (peace) in our city and our nation. (The feel-good sensation one gets from reading about Addison translates to real life too.)

SCOTT KOBBERMAN

SITE SUPERINTENDENT

With experience building everything from custom homes to hotels, Scott brings his past to his present. Which means as a Construction Project Manager, you’ll find him value-adding and enhancing the projects he oversees. Scott believes in taking things to the next level—on the job site or in the kitchen (spatula or hammer; both mere tools in his capable hands.)

CHEYENNE ANDERSON

INTERIOR DESIGN

Cheyenne loves the scenery of her home state of Kansas more than any mountain or ocean. With a gift for appreciating what is around her, a skill at honing inspiration, and a commitment to empathy, Cheyenne is a perfect fit for the Vecino Interior Architect. (Her favorite night of the week? The one she spends volunteering, serving hungry kids in the community.)

RICK MANZARDO

PRESIDENT

You know the guy in the room who doesn’t talk a lot but everyone wants to hear what he has to say? That’s Rick. President of the VG. Deal wizard. Finance expert. Margarita craftsman. Also, kind of what folks mean when they say “salt of the earth good guy.” (Rick did not write his own bio. Promise.)

PATRICK MCWHIRT

CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Ideas from pixels to print, that’s Patrick. Creative Director. Master designer. Occasional banjo-er. Patrick ensures that the gut check of each project—the essence of Vecino—comes through loud & clear. Also loud: the guitars & amps that sit behind the giant cow silhouette in his office. (He’s also mastered the art of smiling with his eyes. Twinkly as St. Nick, we swear.)

JENNIFER MELORE

ACCOUNTANT

As a Vecino Group accountant, Jen sits at a desk. On horseback is her favorite seat, though. A lifelong rider, Jen decided to share her talents with others and now volunteers by giving special needs kids lessons. She has a background in real estate. A heart for others. And a desire to make a difference. (We’re glad Jen dismounted long enough to come to work at Vecino.)

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STACY JURADO-MILLER

CHIEF MISSION OFFICER / DEVELOPER

Prone to toothy smiles and passionate causes, Stacy brought the greater good mission to the Vecino Group and maintains its focus today. As a Co-Founder & a Supportive Housing Developer, she’s grateful* to make a living through social activism. (*also grateful for: fine-waiving day at the library, morning workouts, and any weekend that doesn’t involve a kid b’day party.)

J. MATTHEW MILLER

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Fan of the yet to be. Dreamer of big dreams. Full-time family man & part-time political junkie. With a passion for unconventional business approaches, a knack for strategy, and a genuine enjoyment of providing opportunity, Matt sees no limit to the good the VG can achieve. (Which is why we feel good calling him our CEO.)

KARL NIEDERER

FINANCE AND REAL ESTATE DEVELOPER

With a decade of real estate experience and a knack for strategic thinking, financial analysis, and property acquisition, Karl makes a perfect Finance and Real Estate Developer. Plus, Karl provides the Vecino Group with a great view of the West Coast. (And if you’re wondering whether this means he surfs—yeah, dude).

JOSELYN PFLIEGIER

SUPPORTIVE HOUSING DEVELOPER

Few can say they’ve worked to end homelessnesss. But that’s what Joselyn has done with her degree in social work & heart for helping the most vulnerable. As a Permanent Supportive Housing Developer at Vecino, Joselyn’s right where she believes she can have the most impact. (And thanks to 3 nieces, she also knows more Taylor Swift lyrics than necessary.)

KODY REDWING

UNDERWRITER

Lead Underwriter. Mathlete all throughout elementary and high school. Proof that when you put an m in front of athlete, you’ve got a competitor for life. In his non-numerical world, Kody is a rescue dog owner and an avid Royals and Chiefs fan. (Actual athletic abilities? Pickup basketball once a week and Shooting Guard in the Rotary Basketball Tournament every year.)

JOSH REICH

PROJECT MANAGER

On dry land, Josh is a Senior Project Manager with a degree in construction management. In the water, though, his old skills still translate. A lake kid all his life, Josh started the Waterski team at Missouri State University, met his wife in the process, and is now working on raising the next generation of water sport competitors ( Don’t tell Lake of the Ozarks. But he’s grown pretty fond of Table Rock Lake.)

TIM ROTH

CCIM

PRESIDENT, STUDENT HOUSING

The rare Vecino Group bird with a traditional real estate background, Tim has been a broker, a developer, and a landlord. Now he’s the President of Student Housing, a position that keeps him almost as young as his vegan lifestyle and marathon running.( Tim balances out all this righteousness by having the messiest desk in the office.)

RONNIE SCHERMERHORN

PROJECT MANAGER

A native New Yorker, Ronnie spent 15 years doing box office reporting in the motion picture industry before finding her true passion, construction?! You see, Ronnie was raised in a construction family. A career switch returned her to commercial building, then to a Project Manager position with VG. (Of her 5 siblings, Ronnie’s the one who carried Dad’s passion forward)

KELLY STEVENS

ACCOUNTING

KATE STOCKTON

ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN

Making the world better through design. No small goal but that’s Kate. A proponent of helping on the macro and micro level, she’s helped design a school in Ghana, worked on solutions to the refugee crisis, and lent her talents to many a Vecino project as an Architect and Interior Designer. (All of that was easy compared to training her puppy.)

SALLY TERRY

ART DIRECTOR

Ever met someone who collects poorly done taxidermy? Now you have. Meet Sally. As fond of music as she is wonky-eyed stuffed squirrels, Sally is creative to her core. Dual majors in illustration & design. Advertising Experience. Plus an ability to translate any message visually into ‘whoa’. (We’re glad she’s here & equally glad she didn’t bring the squirrel.)

WALTER WARREN

PE, LEED AP BD+C

VP OF ENGINEERING

Build something correctly and it will work dependably. Walter, an Engineer by trade and nature, lives this adage daily. In his off hours, he builds found object, home décor creations. At work, he’s responsible for the engineering of VG projects; civil, structural, and MEP(no big deal.)

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KEVIN WAGNER

PRESIDENT OF CONSTRUCTION

Kevin has spent his professional career building life changing environments—life saving, if you look at his time in the healthcare field. As President of Construction, he knows he’s continuing to use his builder background to make a positive impact. Also a plus to Kevin: family, friends, and bodies of water. (Doesn’t matter where, doesn’t matter what. If it’s H20, he’s in.)

MARK WELLS

HCCP, TCS

VICE PRESIDENT, SYSTEMS COORDINATION

Proficient in Korean, Chinese Mandarin, and the often-elusive language of tech, Mark has a background in asset management and a knack for the pragmatic. As Vice President of Systems Coordination, he makes sure the Vecino Group runs smoothly. A valuable addition in any language.( Unfortunately to Mark, speaking technology often makes him the defacto I.T. guy.)

ERIC ZIMMERMAN

CONSTRUCTION MANAGER

Talk about well rounded: Eric has degrees in Biology and Physical Anthropology, experience building theme park attractions, and several decades in construction management. He’s a Senior Project Manager at the VG. (Hitting opposite ends of the spectrum, Eric is also a supporter of both fitness and bacon.)