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 Memberships: I currently serve as a board member of the Master Builders Association of Pierce County and served as their president in 2014. I am also a member of the Design Professional's Council through the MBA. I also serve as President of Building Roots, a non-profit organization that builds and remodels in South America.
My Favorite Things: I love cooking and gardening. My favorite music is 1940's 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 home town of Philadelphia: cheese steak.
The Best Part of 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.
My Story: For the last 38 years, I have served in all levels of construction, from running my own residential framing company to overseeing commercial projects as a superintendent for S.D. Deacon and The Merit Company. After more than a decade in commercial construction, I decided to return to residential construction, joining Wren & Willow in 2009.
My Memberships: I serve as a board member of the Master Builders Association of Pierce County and the co-chair of the Builder's Group, and I previously served as the chair of the Remodeler's Council through the MBA.
My Favorite Things: I love fishing, hunting, camping, golfing, watching baseball, and making pizza in Wren & Willow's outdoor pizza oven for family and friends.
The Best Part of 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.
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' specifications. I have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration.
My 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.
My Favorite Things: I live in Lake Tapps with my best friend and wife, Donna, and we just welcomed a new grandson to our family! I love to snow ski from my family’s cabin in Packwood, enjoy boat cruises with friends and family, hunt, fish, and I’m a huge fan of the Seahawks. Go Hawks!
The Best Part of My Job: I love to mentor others, share experiences, meet new people, and help dreams become a reality for our clients.
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 Memberships: I am a member of the American Institute of Architects.
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.
The Best Part of 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.
My Story: Prior to working at Wren & Willow, I had only dabbled in the building industry. As I put myself through community college, I worked in architectural building salvage. Again, as a student of Western Washington University, I worked in a small lighting shop in La Conner, Washington, repairing, restoring, and fabricating custom and antique light fixtures. These two shops are still my favorite places to visit and shop at. Not only that, they have given me a solid foundation as I continually grow as part of the Wren & Willow team.
My Favorite Things: I’ve been a lifelong tinkerer, spending the better part of my childhood watching and learning from my dad in the garage. If there was something I could take apart and figure out how it worked, I was all about it. It was this inquisitive attitude, overseen by my dad, that has allowed me to develop a keen sense of how to view things multidimensionally. With this mindset I spend most of my free time restoring my Grandpa’s 1971 Chevy pickup, hiking and photographing National public lands, gardening, beekeeping, and crafting lamps in the Arts and Crafts style.
The Best Part of My Job: As I worked towards my History major at WWU, I marveled at the historic neighborhoods of Bellingham. No house was the same as the one on either side of it. Each one a product of the time in which it was constructed that continues to illustrate the broad spectrum of values and ideals of the people who built them, and the people who lived in them. Each one a small case-study of how shifting culture and changing technologies influenced the way people lived and worked throughout the greater narrative of American heritage. Here at Wren & Willow I get to actively participate in that ideology of historic preservation and am honored to do so.
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 Memberships: I am a member of the American Society of Interior Designers.
My Favorite Things: My parents live in Kona, Hawaii and I love to surf, run, hike, and hang out at the beach with iced coffee or tea and local sushi. In the Northwest, I love to hike and get out into the beauty that’s around us, as well as discovering delicious food and coffee in Tacoma and Seattle. I also love playing and writing music alone in front of the piano or with my guitar.
The Best Part of 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.
My Story: In 2012, I earned my Associates of Applied Science degree in Interior Design from Montana State University - Gallatin College. After graduating, I worked for an architecture firm in Bozeman, MT until 2016. Currently, I am pursuing my Bachelor's degree in Interior Design through the Art Institute. I joined Wren & Willow as a Design Assistant in early 2017.
My Favorite Things: I love anything outdoors, being surrounded by the beauty of nature and each season, especially snowy winters. Snowboarding, fishing, exploring, horseback riding, and spending quality time with my family are among my favorite pass times. Progress is what drives me, and I am constantly learning and looking for ways to better myself and the lives of those around me through serenity, courage, and wisdom. One of my favorite quotes is, "The three C's of life: Choice, Chance, Change. You must make the Choice to take the Chance if you want anything to Change."
The Best Part of My Job: At Wren & Willow, I am blessed to be part of an extraordinary team. I am passionate about listening to a client, truly getting to know them, and turning their dream into a reality through design. In residential design, it is especially fulfilling to witness a design grow from a sketch on trace paper to the finished product. It is heartwarming to create joy by turning a house into a home.
My Story: I have been passionate about interior design and home construction since I was little. I am excited that this job gives me a closer proximity to an industry I have always been curious about, and I am eager to grow in my understanding of this business. I have over 10 years of experience in administration, both executive and personal. Being on the Wren & Willow team combines my past job experiences with my excitement for this industry.
My Favorite Things: I love spending any chance I get with my husband, who is my best friend. We love getting outside and hiking, exercising, traveling, and exploring new places. We also love checking out new restaurants and coffee shops around the Tacoma area. I am a learner at heart and love doing almost anything where I can discover something new. Flowers, nature, Disneyland, seeing rainbows, laughing, and taking any opportunity to celebrate. Life should be FUN!
The Best Part of My Job: I love that I get to be up and moving around, that every day is different, and that there are so many opportunities to learn something new. I also really love the team of people I get to work with and feel so privileged to be a part of this company.
My Story: I have been in construction for 12 years, during which I owned my own construction company.
My Certifications: I am a Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS) through National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a Certified Erosion and Sediment Control Lead (CESCL) through Building Industry Association of Washington (BIAW).
My Favorite Things: My family and I live on some acreage out in the country. I love raising animals and my seven children (not necessarily in that order). I love the great outdoors, including camping with my family in the summer, tending to the animals on our property, and, of course, building homes.
The Best Part of My Job: I enjoy the fact that every day is different, and I love making homes beautiful.
My Story: I have worked as a general laborer on both remodels and custom homes and have done just about everything.
My Favorite Things: When I have free time, I try to spend as much of it with my wife as I can. She is my interest and my reason for living.
The Best Part of My Job: I love being part of such an interesting and diverse team. The people are fun to work with and be around. I love feeling like I am part of a positive force in the lives of our customers.
My Story: I decided to make construction my career at a young age after working on several church missions trips. I have worked in both commercial and residential, doing everything from concrete construction, home remodels, and custom homes.
My Favorite Things: I live with my wife and family on our rural property and I spend much of my free time remodeling our 1920's home. I like downhill mountain biking and spending time with my close friends and family.
The Best Part of My Job: I love working with my hands and finding creative solutions to problems. I also love working with customers to help them achieve their dreams for their project.
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.
The Best Part of 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.
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.
The Best Part of 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.
My Story: My first job in construction was when I was 10 years old and I cleaned up job sites for my neighbor. I continued working for him through high school and then worked for a roofing contractor.
My Favorite Things: My hobbies are remodeling my 1916 house, camping, and hiking. In my free time, I enjoy tinkering with things in my garage and spending time with my wife and our dog.
The Best Part of My Job: I love the people that I work with. It is great to learn new things and do something different every day.
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.
The Best Part of 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.
My Story: I have worked for 25 years as a ceramic tile setter and for 10 years as a carpenter. I have also worked as an extended reach forklift operator, as a TPO roofer, and as a foreman on commercial job sites.
My Favorite Things: I love spending time with my awesome family. I have a wonderful and beautiful wife, four great kids, and six grandkids. My wife and I love camping, and when I can, I take my youngest daughter fishing at our favorite lake.
The Best Part of My Job: I love creating and working on beautiful projects and homes. The people we work with and the different projects we get to be part of make life so exciting!
My Story: I didn't have much experience in construction prior to working for Wren & Willow, but I have been excited to learn from the best!
My Favorite Things: I enjoy spending time with friends and family, as well as making music and creating things in general.
The Best Part of My Job: I feel satisfied and like I worked hard at the end of every day.
Detail Division Manager
My Story: I have been in both construction sales and commercial and residential tiling.
My Favorite Things: I love hunting, traveling, wildlife conservation, archaeology, and mythology. One of my favorite things to do is to travel in and around Bavaria.
The Best Part of My Job: I feel fortunate to work with the talented and conscientious Wren & Willow team.
My Story: I have been in construction over 40 years.
My Favorite Things: My hobbies include golf and going on mission trips. My favorite book is the book of Isaiah in the Bible, my favorite music is Bluegrass Gospel, and my favorite quote is from 3 John 2, "Beloved, I pray above all things that you prosper and succeed."
The Best Part of My Job: I love seeing jobs finished and clients happy with our work.
My Story: I was born and raised in Tacoma and met my husband Nathaniel in college. I worked for several years as an administrator for a non-profit organization and did marketing and event planning for an author. After we had been married for 6 years and had 2 small children, we moved to South America to serve as missionaries for 7 years. We recently returned, now with three children, to raise our family here in Tacoma and we are so grateful to be back home.
My Favorite Things: As a family we love to go on bike rides, eat at good restaurants, and go to the zoo. While in Peru, I picked up a passion for knitting and love to fill my spare time knitting while watching a movie with Nathaniel or while listening to a good audio book. When I am not working, I am also studying for my Masters in Counseling and would love to help families in crisis one day. My husband and my children fill my life with joy and I am so grateful to God for giving me such a sweet little family.
The Best Part of My Job: As a young girl, I watched my parents work tirelessly for several years to transform their old 1928 house into a beautiful home for their family. That sparked a passion in me to make my home and space beautiful. I love being able to share with others about Wren & Willow and to explain that they too can have the beautiful home they always dreamed of. I also love working for a company that is so invested in their employees and that it feels like we are a family, not just co-workers.
My Story: I was a bookkeeper for an electrical company for 10 years.
My Favorite Things: I love raquetball, climbing walls, and reading fiction. My favorite quote is, "You can get glad in the same pants you got mad in."
The Best Part of My Job: I love meeting new people and learning new things.
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.
The Best Part of My Job: I like working because it's fun.
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?
The Best Part of 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?