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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.

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.

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.)

JOHN JENKINS
PROJECT COORDINATOR

John’s professional path has been varied—from finance, to education, to his Dad’s field of construction—but his personal passion has been consistent. John is an angler. Not the amateur kind, either. He loves to compete in fishing competitions and winning is responsible for only part of the satisfaction. Catching a good bass is a reward in itself.

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.)

SHANE LEE
CONSTRUCTION
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.)

MATT MCLAUGHLIN
PROJECT MANAGER
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.)

JARED MIESNER
ASSISTANT PROJECT MANAGER

In college, he played football and basketball. In adulthood, he decided life was too short to not love your job and switched careers from accounting to construction management. He can play guitar. Officiate a game. Hunt and camp like a true native Ozarkian. No matter what he’s doing, though, Jared looks to challenge his mind and have a good time.

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.)

STACY JURADO-MILLER
CHIEF MISSION OFFICER

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.)

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).

COREY OLMSTEAD
PROJECT MANAGER

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