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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.

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
VICE PRESIDENT OF DEVELOPMENT

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.)

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.)

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.)

TERRI BOX
ACCOUNTANT

A lot of people love sports. But rarer is the person who considers themselves a fan of marching bands. Terri is that person, listing marching bands up there with campfire cooking and the outdoors on her favorites list. Another interesting fun fact—she was a medical professional before realizing her natural zest for numbers and switching to the financial world.

HEATHER BRADLEY-GEARY
DIRECTOR OF PERMANENT SUPPORTIVE HOUSING

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 ADMINISTRATIVE 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 CAO version.)

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.)

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.)

STEVE COLVIN
PROJECT ENGINEER

With over two decades of engineering experience, Steve has worked on everything from surgical facilities to schools. Even when he’s not on the clock, he’s working; tackling home improvement projects with his son or cooking for his family. Quiet by nature, Steve prides himself on listening for what isn’t being said. He’s found the answers to questions personal and professional often exist in the absence of words.

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.)

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.)

COLLEEN HARGIS
PROJECT COORDINATOR

Before the sun ever comes up, Colleen has often taught a hot yoga class. A devotee of yoga, expertly prepared food, gardening, travel, and spreadsheets (for real), Collen seeks balance in all things. From managing projects to balancing budgets, jumping out of airplanes or meditating at dawn, she loves it all.

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.)

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

Fifteen years of architectural experience added up fast for Matt. Analytical by nature, he’s fascinated by the ability of a space to impact the mind. Matt also digs weight training, clay shooting, meat smoking, and cycling. But hanging with his 3-year-old son qualifies as his most consuming hobby.

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

With a degree in civil engineering and a masters in embracing life, Corey loves anything  that involves building and moving. Whether he’s working on home improvement projects or running a race, he’s rarely sitting still.

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.)

JACQUE RAMSEY
INTERIOR DESIGN

Jacque strives to maximize purpose in everything she does. Whether it’s creating intentional lasting design or organizing for fun(really), she finds calmness in order. Calmness flies out the window when December rolls around, though. When it comes to Christmas, Jacque goes full elf.

KODY REDWING
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

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.)

BAXTER REECER
ARCHITECT

Baxter’s first foray into affordable housing came on the back of a bike. Cycling from New Hampshire to Vancouver to raise funds and awareness of the affordable housing crisis in America, Baxter decided he wanted to spend his career working towards a solution. An avid outdoorsman, Baxter jumped at the chance to join the Vecino Group’s Salt Lake City office and now calls the Wasatch Mountains home.

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.)

PAUL ROBINSON
NATIONAL DIRECTOR HUD-RAD

A student of the sciences of health and wellness (mindfulness practices, yoga & QiGong), Paul channels his experience and inner zen into outward community benefits. From creating affordable housing throughout the South to working with housing authorities across the nation on the transition to the HUD-Rental Assistance Demonstration platform, Paul is testimony to the power of positive energy.

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.)

KOREY SCHULER
ARCHITECT

Korey holds a couple of “only” distinctions at the Vecino Group. He’s the only person whose hobby is tomahawk throwing and the only person with a minor in medieval renaissance. At twenty four, Korey has visited eleven different countries, experience that has provided him with both an expanded world view and the ability to drink heavy German beer without ever getting a hangover.

JENN SMITH
PROJECT ADMINISTRATOR

Jenn has two main obsessions—one is construction(a lucky fact for the VG)and the other is Disney. When she’s not running things as a project engineer, she’s headed to Disneyland as much as humanly possible and collecting all things Disney the rest of the time. You’re never too old for Mickey. Or your Dad. Jenn goes to the movies with hers every single Sunday.

KELLY STEVENS
ACCOUNTING

Possessing an accountant’s fondness for accountability and the bottom line, Kelly honed her detailed nature working for international companies like O’Reilly Automotive and Marine Fasteners. She’s now applying the same skill set at the Vecino Group. In her spare time, you can find Kelly cheering for her daughters as they cheer at Fair Grove High School (Two, four, six eight, balance sheets are really great!)

ROBERT STILLMAN
SUPERINTENDENT
JOSH TELLEFSON
Project Manager
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.)

MARK TUTTLE
DESIGN DIRECTOR

Mark has lived and worked in every U.S. time zone, collaborating with brilliant designers from every corner of the globe. His favorite projects have always involved a higher purpose; monuments, senior citizen centers, and even a Boy Scout bridge. He relaxes by building furniture and considers family time the ultimate therapy.

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.)

ANGELEE WARNER
ACCOUNTANT

An accountant by trade, Angelee manages the numbers as construction projects come to life. In her personal life, a few numbers rise to the top. 1—the number of times she’s been married in Las Vegas in a pink Cadillac. 8—the number of combined kids to have come from the Tunnel of Love union. No number can be applied to the number of times she’s been camping or enjoyed the outdoors.

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.)

MIKE WILLEMSEN
PROJECT MANAGER

Not every company has a former professional hockey player on staff. Thanks to Mike, we do. True to his Canadian roots, Mike played hockey in college and then went pro in Texas and Oklahoma after that. He does not have a single original tooth. In the world off the ice, Mike enjoys tending to project details, riding motorcycles, hanging with his wife, and tending to a hobby farm in Vermont.

DUSTIN WILSON
CONSTRUCTION
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.)

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