Meet The Blue Frog Team
Chief Financial Officer
Vince is one of two managing partners whose primary focus is Process Development and Office Management. He analyzes each situation and tries to come up with better more efficient ways to get them done. His attention in these areas will help ensure the success of your project.
"I am truly blessed, a loving wife, two beautiful children, an amazing partner and a job working with wonderful people where we get to build our dreams and help our clients build theirs. God has truly blessed me..." - Vince
Chief Operations Officer
Mike is one of two managing partners. His primary focus is Business Development. His personality-driven "need to help" attitude serves him well as he makes friends everywhere he goes. When Mike sets his mind to it, there's virtually no problem he can't solve.
"Peace makers who sew PEACE reap a harvest of righteousness". "As Christ followers, we just need to make a difference." -Andy Stanley
Chief Commercial Officer
Ed leads the commercial client experience efforts for Blue Frog. His primary goal is to constantly seek and understand the client’s needs and desires, so the team can deliver a superior end-product. His 35+ years of experience in delivering client satisfaction through exceeding expectations helps position Blue Frog as a company of choice for the professional looking to start or expand their current businesses. We seek to understand areas for improvement on a constant basis to improve the client experience.
“You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want”
Director of Design
Shawn is the head of the Blue Frog Design Department. His attention to detail is critical from the design phase through construction. He is an avid family man. He has been designing medical offices for over fifteen years. Shawn's permanent smile is infectious. Not only will his experience help shape the best project possible, but he makes it fun.
"I have always thought the actions of men are the best interpreters of their thoughts." -John Locke
Director of Operations & Estimation Services
“Ray's full-time job is to make sure the right Superintendent is placed at your service as well as to find the best possible pricing, vendors and subcontractors. He will utilize all of Blue Frog, LLC’s resources and business relationships to help you complete your project. He will work hard to ensure you are receiving a quality project on time and with-in budget through strenuous pre-qualification procedures and attention to the details of your project. He will always strive for transparency in all aspects of the service we will provide you. He truly is a twisted individual who likes grinding numbers and building exhaustive spreadsheets.... just what we need.”
"Excellence is an art won by training and habitation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue and excellence, but rather we have virtue and excellence because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit." -Aristotle
Niki works behind the scenes as head of the accounting department. She prepares monthly financials, taxes, payroll and cash management. Her pleasant personality and her desire to help everyone makes for happy, but long days. Niki's department makes sure all subcontractors have turned in their proper paperwork, insurance, invoices, etc. Everyone loves Niki because she controls the money.
"The greatest legacy we can leave our children is happy memories." -unknown
Pam is an integral part of the Operations and Accounting Departments. Pam is involved with each of our projects from beginning to end, from collecting subcontractor paperwork and setting up insurance to handling billing and accounts payable. She is the office point of contact for our seven-state subcontractor base. She works hard to ensure our subcontractors know they are a valued part of the Blue Frog team. Being a lifelong Georgia resident, and a University of Georgia graduate, her love for sweet tea and Georgia football runs deep.
"Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it." -Charles Swindoll
Iva has been in the design and architectural business for many years. Her experience and quick sense of humor helps us to quickly create unique designs for each of our clients. Here’s a quote from Iva: "’meraki’, I stumbled upon this beautiful word a couple of years ago – it hasn’t an equivalent in English, but it was a moment of instant of recognition. –‘using a computer to translate from the simple, to the elaborate -ideas and sketches into documents that are used to build dreams.’” “I have implemented meraki for the past 17 years . This is how I have approached life, and it has served me well!” More casually my mantra is … “it’s all about the entertainment value of any given process” and I promise-we will enjoy this process!”
Nathan oversees each superintendent and their assigned project. His many years of experience paired with his dedication to see things through are vital to this role. He handles a broad list of tasks including: permitting, pre-construction meetings, budget management, superintendent training as well as oversite on projects throughout the Southeast. Nate is the first line of defense, answering technical questions for our superintendents, thus keeping the jobs moving. He helps ensure that the finished product is something we can all be proud of.
“Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching.” – C.S. Lewis
Director of Business Development - NC/SC/VA
Danielle brings over 20 years’ experience in the veterinary industry to Blue Frog. As the Director of Business Development in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia, Danielle pulls from her experiences as a kennel worker, veterinary assistant and lengthy tenure in veterinary distribution sales with a concentration in equipment and design. Her attention to detail and desire to help customers build the practice of their dreams keeps her focused and excited about each project. Danielle fuels her enthusiasm and passion with her love of the outdoors through kayaking, hiking, camping and traversing the world’s natural wonders.
“Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day’s work.” –Frank Lloyd Wright
Director of Business Development - AL/GA/TN
Matt services Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee as part of the sales and marketing efforts for Blue Frog. Communication is one of the hardest things we do. Matt feels that the key to any successful project is constant communication between our company and the client. Communication establishes the expectations of the client which allows us to deliver a superior finished product every client deserves.
“The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.”—Franklin D Roosevelt
Howard is an architectural design manager with over 15 years of experience in designing homes, medical facilities, clinics and shelled-out tenant improvement structures. Howard’s professional background make him versatile in working well with clients and solving complex design problems to meet the needs of the owner. In addition to being a devoted family-man, Howard mentors students in grades K-12 at the Marietta Police Athletic League Annual Summer Camp and is working on completing his architect’s license registration. Howard’s gregarious nature (not kidding, you can’t help but like Howard) makes him a pleasure to work with and compliments the Blue Frog designing team.
“Most of us spend too much time on what is urgent and not enough time on what is important.” - Stephen Covey
Christina has the huge responsibility of being the Blue Frog Office Manager and greets everyone with her cheerful smile each day. She handles administrative tasks such as: website development, sales and marketing brochures and coordination of out of town trade shows, seminars and speaking engagements. Her years of experience in hospitality serve our clients well as she helps to provide a welcoming environment during the design phase. She is as southern as a Georgia peach, has lived in Atlanta all her life, and has 3 perfect children… Almost.
“The value of a life is always measured by how much of it was given away” – Andy Stanley
Keith has worked extensively in the construction field for over 25 years. Having been a business owner himself, the experience and knowledge he brings to the Blue Frog estimation team is invaluable. On a daily basis, he is responsible for working directly with our subcontractors and design department to build the ideal team for each of our projects. Keith works hard to partner with the most experienced and qualified contractors while keeping costs within the clients’ budget and needs.
""Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift, that's why they call it the present"
Kiala Wallace is from the Windy City. Growing up in Chicago she developed an interest in architecture and interiors, where art and creativity surround you. She went on to study as an architecture undergrad for two years and became a member of Alpha Rho Chi (professional fraternity) who encouraged her to pursue her interest in interiors. Here at Blue Frog, she is responsible for actively coordinating and drafting plans with the design team in Revit. Kiala’s youth and knowledge allow her to see each project with fresh eyes and a different perspective.
“In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count- it’s the life in your years." -Abe Lincoln
“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden.” -Matthew 5:14
With over 20 years’ experience Laurie has worn many construction industry hats. This broad experience allows her to understand the various perspectives of each project keeping the client and subcontractor up to date and on track. Laurie likes to ask questions, not only to learn new things but also in search of the most efficient way of getting things done, inherently improving processes along the way.
'If you don't have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?' Albert Einstein
Director of Accounting
Suzanne Hayes serves as the Director of “Vendor Torture” (smile) at Blue Frog, bringing over 23 years’ experience working with a variety of Atlanta-based businesses, from small startups to Fortune 500 companies. Whether she is volunteering, serving on various Boards, funding local businesses, doing accounting, managing vendor relations, payroll, office management, human resources, business development, or software integration, she has always been the person who dives in and gets the job done. When she’s not at work, she can usually be found chasing something in the ocean that probably does not want to be caught and will potentially eat her. Suzanne is married with two sons and is an avid GA Tech Yellow Jackets fan.
“Life is too short to wake up in the morning with regrets. So, love the people who treat you right, forgive the ones who don’t and believe that everything happens for a reason…..” – Dr. Seuss
Blue Frog has many other key positions that come together to serve our clients.
Some of those departments include design, office, superintendents, accounting and technology.