Staff and Board

Our Staff

All Staff

Patrick Sexton

Patrick Sexton

Executive Director

Oversees all committees, staff, and more

Joined RAB in July 2023

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Rebekah Fierst

Michael Peck

Member & Community Engagement Director

Committees: 40 Below, Ambassadors, Awards, Community Relations, Commercial Builders Council, Education, Membership, Program, and Remodelers Council

Events: Remodelers Tour, Builders, Bags & Brews, Holiday Party, Awards Night, Monthly Networking Nights, and Continuing Education Classes

Attends RAB Board Meetings

Joined RAB in November 2023

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Shelly Bahlmann

Shelly Bahlmann

Publications & Special Events Director

Committees: Home Show, Golf Outing, and Sporting Clay Shoot (Builders & Youth)

Events: RAB Home Show, RAB Golf Outing, Builders Sporting Clay Shoot, Youth Sporting Clay Shoot

Publications: “Foundations” – the RAB Monthly Newsletter, Weekly RAB Update, Magazine for the Spring Showcase of Homes and the Fall Showcase of Homes / Remodelers Tour, RAB Events App, and Members Plus App

Joined RAB in June 2016

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Elizabeth Sullivan-Burton

Amber Luhmann

Planroom Director

Committees: Showcase Committee and Builders Exchange of Rochester Board of Trustees

Events: Spring Showcase of Homes, BER Annual Meeting, BER Golf Outing, Fall Showcase of Homes

Publications: BER Weekly Bulletin and Annual Membership Directory for BER

Joined RAB in October 2023

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Our Board Members

Interesting in supporting the Rochester Area Builders by getting involved with a board, committee, or council? Learn more here!

2024 Executive Board Members

Adam Giannini

President

Adam Giannini

Member Company: Knutson Construction Services


Austin Ryan

Vice-President

Austin Ryan

Member Company: Ryan Windows & Siding, Inc.


Jason Scrimshaw

Past President

Jason Scrimshaw

Member Company: Kimley-Horn & Associates


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Treasurer

Aaron Thompson

Member Company: The Design Connection


Kelsey Vaszily

Secretary

Kelsey Vaszily

Member Company: Kraus-Anderson Construction

2023 Board Directors

Melissa Barbour
Marquee Construction

Derrick Chapman
Schmidt Carpentry

Kathy Einck
Maplewood Custom Homes

Julie Herrera-Lemler
RAEDI

Jarett Jones
Merchants Bank

Adam Kramer
Kramer Contracting

Keith Kranz
LVC Companies

Katie Reinhart
Kraus-Anderson Construction

Austin Ryan
Ryan Windows & Siding

Aaron Thompson
The Design Connection

Kelsey Vaszily
Kraus-Anderson Construction

Joe West
Valor Mechanical, Inc.

2023 Builders Exchange Trustees

Katie Reinhart
Kraus-Anderson Construction (Chair)

Nikki Birkholz
Palmer Soderberg (Vice-Chair)

Jeremy Andrist
Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 6

Aspen Brubaker
Knutson Construction Services

Tyler Essig
Expert Insulation of Minnesota

Derek Gifford
The Boldt Company

Tom Hanson
Weis Builders

Joe Novotny
Superior Mechanical

Jake Zimmerman
Benike Construction

2023 Council Chairs

40 Below Chair

Adam Giannini
Knutson Construction Services

Commercial Builders Council Chair

Keith Kranz
LVC Companies

Remodelers Council Chair

Krista Weisz
Stier Construction

Director Representatives

National (NAHB) Director Representative

Levi Kaiser
Benike Construction

State (BAM) Director Representative

Kathy Einck
Maplewood Custom Homes