What I love about my job

LAUREEN SKRIVAN

President

My story

After graduating from the Sheffield School of Interior Design in New York, I founded Wren & Willow Interior Design Company. In 2008, after acquiring a general contractor's license, Wren & Willow, Inc. began as a design and remodeling company.

My favorite things

I love cooking and gardening. My favorite music is 1940s Big Band music, I love film noir movies, and my favorite books are anything and everything that have to do with business. My favorite color is red, and my favorite food is from my hometown of Philadelphia: the famous Philly cheesesteak.

What I love about my job

It is a privilege and honor to lead a team of employees who are so talented, loyal, and committed to the Wren & Willow culture of excellence. I am in awe every day that I have the opportunity to work with and learn from them. Each and every member of my team is a gift from God and I could not be more grateful.

Memberships

I have served as a board member of the Master Builders Association of Pierce County for 12 years and served as their president in 2014. I am also a member of the Design Professionals Council and Remodelers Council through the MBA, and was the chairman of the Remodelers Council in 2012. It was an honor to be elected in 2012 as the first (and, to date, only) woman President of the MBA Pierce in its 75-year history.

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CLIFF KENDALL

General Manager

My story

For the last 40 years, I have served in all levels of construction from running my own residential framing company to overseeing commercial projects as a superintendent and a project manager. After more than a decade in commercial construction, I decided to return to residential construction, joining Wren & Willow in 2009.

My favorite things

I love the outdoors, golfing, watching baseball, and making pizza in Wren & Willow's outdoor pizza oven for family and friends.

What I love about my job

I love working with so many personalities in the residential industry and helping our clients realize their dreams. It keeps me excited to come to work every day.

Memberships

I currently serve as a board member of the Master Builders Association of Pierce County, where I also served as President in 2018. Previously, I was chair of the Remodeler's Council and co-chair of the Builders Group.

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TOM MOTLAND

Project Development

My story

I have over 40 years of residential and commercial experience, which has mainly consisted of working with owners and designers to create the home or building that meets the clients' needs. I have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration.

My favorite things

I live on Lake Tapps with my best friend and wife, Donna, and we have two grandchildren. I love to snowmobile from my family’s cabin in Packwood, enjoy boat cruises with friends and family, hunt, golf, and I’m a huge fan of the Seahawks. Go Hawks!

What I love about my job

I love to mentor others, share experiences, meet new people, and help dreams become a reality for our clients.

Memberships

I serve as a board member of Rebuilding Together South Sound, an organization that brings volunteers and communities together to improve the homes of low-income homeowners.

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STACY OSTLUND

Architect

My story

I received my Bachelor of Architectural Studies and Bachelor of Architecture degrees from Washington State University (go Cougs!). Five years later, I received my Washington State Architects License. My past work experience includes a wide variety of commercial projects as well as many custom residential projects.

My favorite things

My husband, Rodney, and kids, Nick and Leah are my whole world. I love my family and friends, my corgi dog Lexi, spending time at our beach place on Harstine Island, entertaining, traveling, boating, hiking, dance music, snow, Mexican food, ice cream, and playing board games.

What I love about my job

I am privileged to work with the best people! Every day involves a variety of tasks and opportunities for learning. I love the creative process, and taking a client’s dream, realizing it on paper, then seeing the completed product is a most rewarding process.

Memberships

I am a member of the American Institute of Architects.

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HANNAH SCHMIDT

Interior Designer

My story

I have always loved the arts and bringing beauty into spaces, whether through aesthetics or music. After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in music, I couldn’t get away from the desire to pursue design, and so I finished my Associates Degree in Interior Design. I love everything about it and am constantly learning when I work with our clients to find the design and function they are looking for.

My favorite things

There is nothing better in the world than spending time with my girly. We love to go to the beach, hike, enjoy fun breakfasts out, spend time with friends, and visit my family in Hawaii. I also love to spend time in front of my guitar or piano writing music.

What I love about my job

I love the team I work with, the ability to be creative every day, and the clients that I have the privilege of working with. I appreciate being a part of such special and meaningful projects in our clients’ lives and their stories as they are remodeling or building their homes.

Memberships

I am a member of the American Society of Interior Designers.

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JAMES RAYBURN

Project Manager

My story

I have several years of experience working as an estimator and project engineer for remodels, custom homes, commercial T.I. (tenant improvement), and commercial new build projects. I have extensive experience in both the pre-construction and production sides of building.

My favorite things

I enjoy working on my house with my wife when I have free time. I try to spend as much time as possible with my wife and son. I love to take day trips around the area with them.

What I love about my job

I enjoy construction management primarily because it allows me to be a part of a project from sales and estimating through production. I get to see every side of construction and I learn new things everyday. I love being part of such an interesting and diverse team. My co-workers are fun to work with and be around. I love feeling like I am part of a positive force in the lives of our clients.

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SEAN BELKA

Superintendent

My story

My career in construction started 18 years ago. I have had the opportunity to work in various industries of construction: commercial, light industrial, residential new construction, and now high-end custom residential construction and remodeling.

My favorite things

I enjoy spending time with my wife and three children. I enjoy hikes, camping, helping others, and education.

What I love about my job

Taking someone's dream home concept/vision and making it become reality for them. I enjoy the challenges and intriguing projects Wren & Willow contracts and assigns to the superintendents. Being a hands-on superintendent provides me the opportunity to learn and implement new industry-leading technology and application procedures, by working with our preferred vendors, sub-contractors, in-house architect, contracted engineers, state and local officials, and, most importantly, every individual client.

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RHODRIC BOND

Superintendent

My story

My love of building came at a young age. My parents thought I’d take to kayaking or highland dance, but I knew my path after they let me remodel the bathroom in our family home. Since then, I have had five years of general construction experience and six years of residential remodeling experience with no intention of stopping.

My favorite things

Spending time with my family is the greatest. I also enjoy a good bourbon, perfecting my dad jokes, and have aspirations of summiting Mt. Rainier one day. In my free time, I like to create awesome projects in my woodworking shop.

What I love about my job

I love creating beautiful spaces for people to share with their families and friends. I love working with my hands because it allows me to see the finished product form from start to finish.

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KELLY ULTICAN

Superintendent

My story

I have worked in residential construction through much of my professional career, specializing in tile setting, finish carpentry, and job management. I have worked with Wren & Willow since 2017 serving as both the Detail Division Manager and a Superintendent.

My favorite things

I love traveling, wildlife conservation, archaeology, and mythology. One of my favorite things to do is to travel in and around Bavaria.

What I love about my job

I feel fortunate to work with the talented and conscientious Wren & Willow team.

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KENNETH MORRILL

Foreman

My story

I have been in construction and remodeling for several years, including working for an established construction company, working independently, and installing construction barricades in Northern California before finally joining the Wren & Willow Team.

My favorite things

My biggest hobby is playing music and repairing and repainting guitars. My family and I maintain a substantial garden each year, as I have a strong interest in health and nutrition. I also love creating and have even written a novel. I enjoy going to the movies, and I love spending time and hanging out with my kids.

What I love about my job

I love the constant problem-solving that I get to do in this job, and I love the unique project that each job proves to be. I really love working with so many positive and knowledgable carpenters.

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JAIRUS ROJAS

Finish Carpenter

My story

I have been working in finish carpentry for over 15 years and in general construction for 10 years. During this period, I spent about 6 years designing and building cabinets. Because of this, I have a lot of experience with stains and finishes.

My favorite things

My family comes first in my life. With my wife, Shannon, and our three children, I enjoy the outdoors, including walks in the park and playing in the water. Shannon and I enjoy dates to our favorite Italian restaurants and we can often be found hanging out with church family and friends at social functions. I love the summer and fall, and I enjoy the arts through music, paints, and photography.

What I love about my job

I love that my work is always different and that the people I work with have a positive perspective about work and a heart for providing quality work for our clients. I especially enjoy the artistic side of what I do.

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ADAM SKRIVAN

Business Manager

My story

I have worked with Wren & Willow to different capacities since 2009, serving as a laborer, office manager, web designer, and human resources support. I have also worked in donor relations for an international non-governmental organization. I joined Wren & Willow full-time as the Business Manager in February 2021.

My favorite things

I love spending time with my wife and four children at our home in Tacoma. I enjoy working on projects around the house, building things out of wood, and figuring out how things work. I am a big fan of old television and movies, especially the films of Alfred Hitchcock. I am a big fan of good food, and I love using the sous vide or the smoker to make incredible-tasting meats.

What I love about my job

I love working with such a talented group of individuals who take such immense pride in their work. It is such an honor to get to witness each member of the Wren & Willow team put such care in their work, care for their clients, and support one another in their work. I am so grateful to get to be part of such a remarkable team.

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KYLE CRUZAT

Marketing Director

My story

Since getting my degree in Technical Communication, I’ve been drawn to occupations that have pushed me to continually refine my ability to communicate effectively in a way that connects people to important ideas and to each other. In my work, I am inspired by a quote from Seth Godin: “Marketing is the change we make in the world by telling true stories and helping people get where they want to go.”

My favorite things

I love learning about new concepts and ideas, especially in the subjects of spirituality and philosophy. I also enjoy playing video games online with friends, rock music, playing sports like golf and tennis, and laughing. And of course I love spending quality time with my wife and two daughters!

What I love about my job

There’s something very special about working at a place where everyone takes great pride in what they are creating. That is definitely the case at Wren & Willow. Also, knowing that every project requires the diverse skillsets of our team to work together gives me a feeling of teamwork that is truly gratifying.

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ALICIA GUTIERREZ

Client Coordinator

My story

I have worked on and off in admin jobs since 2005 when I graduated with a B.A. in English. My jobs have also included event planning, marketing, creative writing, and web-design.

My favorite things

My husband and our three children fill my life with joy, and I am so grateful to God for giving me such a sweet little family. When I am not working, I am also studying for my Masters in Counseling and love using that skill to help Wren & Willow clients as they work through the process of remodeling and building their homes. I love being creative, working with my hands, and especially knitting in front of a great movie or TV show.

What I love about my job

As a young girl, I watched my parents work tirelessly for several years to transform their 1928 house into a beautiful home for their family. Beholding this process sparked a passion in me to make my home and my space into something beautiful. I love being able to share with others about Wren & Willow and to help them create the home they always dreamed of. I also love working for a company that is so invested in their employees and that makes us feel like a family.

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ANN OWENS

Accountant

My story

I started out as a sales and marketing analyst and fell into being a bookkeeper by accident. At the time, my son was small, and I wanted to cut back on work hours. In the process I found that I loved numbers and helping businesses keep their finances in order.

My favorite things

Outside of work, I treasure my time with my husband and my son as well as my friends and extended family. I love to travel, play golf, watch football, and laugh.

What I love about my job

Wren and Willow is a great crew to work for and with. There is a real sense of camaraderie here that is infectious.

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EZRA SKRIVAN

Future President

My story

Wren & Willow has been a part of my life since I was born. I helped build the office. My handprints are in the cement under the floors. My goal is to be the 2nd president of Wren & Willow.

My favorite things

I like to do work at the office, play with my sisters outside, and work in my garden. I like making buildings out of my toy building sets and designing buildings. I designed a house that looks like a rocket with a slide.

What I love about my job

I like working because it's fun.

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BENTLEY

Chief of Security

My story

I have been with Wren & Willow for over 10 years. I started as a part-time security guard. I rose through the ranks and now I'm Chief of Security. I'm super good at this job.

My favorite things

I love food. A lot. It's pretty much all I think about. My favorite food is anything that people drop on the ground. I especially like steak. But, really anything. And dog biscuits. Though, the biscuits are kind of dry. I'd rather have steak. Are you going to finish that sandwich?

What I love about my job

I love being so good at my job. For instance, every time the mail man drops mail into the mail slot, I bark ferociously at him, and he immediately leaves. I'm really good at my job. That's why I'm Chief of Security. Can I have the rest of your sandwich please?

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