Meet The Blue Frog Team
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 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
VP Sales and Operations
Jason is the Vice President of Sales and Marketing. He brings close to 20 years of experience in the veterinary industry to Blue Frog. He has a persistent drive to work cohesively as a team and exceed client expectations. He truly believes in treating each client as an individual to key into what is important to them to enhance that experience. He was born in Atlanta and has been back in the area for the last 15 years. He loves golf and enjoys spending time on the golf cart with his family in Peachtree City.
“When values, thoughts, feelings, and actions are in alignment, a person becomes focused and character
is strengthened.” John C. Maxwell
Director of Business Development - US
Headen travels the United States for Blue Frog networking to find design/build opportunities for our company. He spent 20 years in the veterinary industry primarily in distribution. As a veterinary practice consultant, he specializes in helping veterinarians reach their full potential both in profitability and happiness. Headen has served the Atlanta market since graduating from the University of Georgia with an International Business degree in 1997. Headen has been married to his wife Emily for over 20 years and they have three wonderful teenagers. When not working and parenting, Headen loves to watch his children play sports and travel with the family.
"There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure." -Colin Powell
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 twenty five 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
Design Project Manager
Tom has been working in the construction industry for many years, with several of those owning his own business. He also has many previous years in law enforcement which included being a K-9 handler, narcotics officer and Sergeant on patrol. As a Blue Frog Project Manager, his responsibilities include managing and keeping each job on budget, problem solving and customer relations. He loves spending time with his wife, son, daughter and most of all his grandson.
For with God nothing shall be impossible – Luke 1:37
Mark has 25 years of operational experience in both the residential and commercial construction arenas. As the Blue Frog Construction Manager, his responsibilities will include process improvement, operations improvement, and field training to impact the overall operation of the business. In his free time you can usually find him and his wife of 20 years at one of their 4 kids sporting events or mentoring youth at their church.
"Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it."-Michael Jordan
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"
A southern girl at heart, Niki was raised in Alabama and received her degree from Auburn University. She now makes her home in Georgia with her husband and two children. She is the head of our Accounting Department and is responsible for monthly financials, payroll and cash management. Her pleasant personality and desire to help everyone makes accounting a positive experience. Her team ensures all subcontractors get paid, but not before they have turned in their proper paperwork, insurance, invoices, etc. Everyone loves Niki, mostly because she’s sweet, but also because she controls the money.
"The greatest legacy we can leave our children is happy memories." -unknown
General Operations Manager
Megan is our General Operations Manager at Blue Frog. Megan integrates her passion for people into everything she does. From collaborating with fellow staff members to serving our clients, Megan strives for excellence, care and consistency to mark her work and interactions. Her primary focus is the internal workings at Blue Frog, specifically regarding the Start RightLease Right programs, ensuring that departments work together to produce an efficient, positive and quality outcome for clients. Megan is originally from Chicago and graduated from the University of Georgia. She loves talking about her hometown & her family and loves to dream about where to travel next.
"The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love." Galatians 5:6
Senior Project Manager
Tommy brings to the table over 8 years of experience in the commercial construction industry, serving in various roles including project management, business development, and estimation. Alongside his knowledge of the full lifecycle of the project, his communication skills, commitment to excellence, and passion for people equip him to serve the client and project team to the level it deserves.
Tommy is originally from the metro-Atlanta area and graduated with his bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia. He now resides in Athens, Ga with his wife and two boys. You can find them at any given time with friends, watching/talking sports, dreaming of travel, enjoying good food, and always trying to have fun.
“How we get there is as important as where we go” – Old Tom Morris
Jenna brings over a decade of client relations and project management experience to the Blue Frog Team. Her expertise in taking the client from the project's initial conception, through design, development, and execution has made her successful in all of her endeavors. Jenna, alongside her husband Joey, is a mommy of two. She sees herself as a mom first, and feels blessed to have that role. Originally from Eastern Long Island, Jenna and her family enjoy journeying through nature, traveling, hitting every beach she can lay her eyes on, and appreciating all of life's beauty.
"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away." - Maya Angelou
Matt has been with Blue Frog for almost 5 years and brings comprehensive knowledge to the team with experience in both Sales and Project Management. He works with our clients to ensure each project runs smoothly. Matt feels that the key to any successful project is constant communication between our company and the client. "Communication is one of the hardest things we do. It 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
Assistant Project Manager
Sam is a Georgia native, Army veteran, and University of Georgia alumni. He is skilled at leading teams and coordinating efforts on various types of projects. His background is digital broadcast and live media production. Sam leads with integrity in everything he does. He has a passion for learning and helping others, which makes him a great team player. Sam is stepping into an Assistant Project Manager role at Blue Frog and is excited to learn and grow in this role. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife, their goldendoodle Murphy and playing golf with his friends.
"Consider the postage stamp: its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing ’til it gets there." - Josh Billings "Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there." -Will Rogers
Sales & Marketing
Adam takes lead over our general commercial projects such as commercial retail, office, industrial/warehouse space, medical, and restaurants. Having worked over 12 years in itinerate and full-time ministry, Adam believes that having relationships built on honor and integrity will produce lasting change in personal and professional life. He has a passion for people and a desire to serve his clients well.
A man is an image-bearer and son of God entrusted with power and the responsibility to create, cultivate, care, and defend, for God's glory and the good of others. -Jon Tyson
Until we know the story we are in, we will never know the character we are called to become. - Jon Tyson
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”
Andrew was born and raised in Athens, Georgia, and graduated from UGA in 2020 with a Degree in Exercise Sports Science and Sport Management. Previously, he was a general manager at a gym called Creed Fitness for four years before landing at Blue Frog as a Sales Associate to help with business development and grow our sales team. His passion lies in connecting with people beyond the surface level. He believes everyone has a story like himself and desires to make every person he meets feel fully known and heard. He loves helping people reach their dreams and goals, all while maintaining honor and integrity.
He replied, "Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you." Matthew 17:20 NIV
Senior Superintendent/Warranty Manager
Jason is the Lead Senior Superintendent at Blue Frog. As the team leader and mentor, he takes care to foster the growth of new procedures, training and success of his team while managing customer’s needs. His positive and lasting relationships with subcontractors and clients uphold Blue Frog’s high level of customer satisfaction. His team collaborates with project managers, architects, and consultants to ensure that each job is completed in a timely fashion with excellence, quality, and safety in mind. Jason’s past experiences, eye for fine details and clear communication skills, make him invaluable in this role.
“If your actions create a legacy that inspires others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, then, you are an excellent leader.” - Dolly Parton
Matt comes from a long line of craftsmen and entrepreneurs who taught him the value of hard work. At the age of 15 as a summer laborer, he learned the understanding of measuring twice and cutting once. His passion for construction drew him closer to learning all aspects of the construction industry. When not working, you are likely to find Matt outdoors as he’s an avid outdoorsman. Matt is happily married to his wife Lynn where they live in the North Georgia Mountains with their son and daughter.
“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” Thomas Alva Edison
Joining Blue Frog in 2020, Suzanne’s easy going personality, vast accounting experience and ability to integrate has instantly made her a vital member of the team. Her primary responsibilities include accounts payable, customer billing, payroll and a liaison between accounting and project management. She’s originally from Tuscaloosa, Alabama and a graduate of the University of Alabama, but now as a Georgia girl, she has made her home and raised her children in the Peach State. Her two sons are proud service men, one in the Army and one in the Navy. Somewhat of a fitness freak she loves running, traveling and spending time with her husband Craig and her dog.
“Happiness and freedom begin with a clear understanding of one principle. Some things are within your control. And some things are not.” ---Epictetus
With over ten years of experience in Accounting and Finance, Tim believes that numbers lead to knowledge and are essential for making smart business decisions. His experience is backed by a Master's degree (MBA) in Accountancy and a Bachelor's in Business Management. Tim’s family is his entire world and he feels truly blessed. He has been married for over 20 years and has a son who is pursuing an engineering degree. He enjoys traveling and seeing new places, gardening, working on cars, home improvement projects and is a pet enthusiast.
"For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11
Alex is originally from Colombia and has been living in the United States for the past seven years. She has 28 years of experience in the banking industry and customer service. She brings an open mind, love, dedication, and willingness to learn new things.
“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.” Albert Einstein
Project Development Coordinator
After graduating from the University of Georgia and then working in healthcare, Jo sees the value in the details. Her keen ability to organize and stay on top of tasks makes her a great team player. Jo is stepping into the Project Development Manager role at Blue Frog. She will plan, manage, and oversee all phases of the pre-construction lifecycle from initiation to permit submission. Her focus will be feasibility studies. Jo and her fiancé, Mason, love to cook, sip coffee, and explore all that Athens has to offer.
"Miss no single opportunity of making some small sacrifice, here by a smiling look, there by a kindly word; always doing the smallest right and doing it all for love." -St. Therese of Lisieux
Practice Integration Specialist
Christina has worked in veterinary management and administration since 1999. Her passion for veterinary medicine and expertise in veterinary operations brought her to Blue Frog. As a Practice Integration Specialist, Christina is excited to help veterinarians open and grow their practice. Christina and her husband have been married for 17 years and are blessed with a beautiful daughter and an amazing son. They enjoy spending time with family & friends, traveling, and soccer.
“Everything happens within God’s perfect plan.” – Walter Mercado
Media Director / Office Manager
Brooklyn is the Media Director and Office Manager for Blue Frog. She is in charge of capturing and creating curated content to promote, engage and elevate Blue Frog’s social presence while maintaining the daily office tasks. She believes that encouragement and kindness lead others to success. Everyday she finds opportunities to learn and grow in her skills. She finds nature and aesthetically beautiful places to be a source to fill up her creative budget. Brooklyn is originally from Maryland and is the youngest of four brothers. She graduated from the University of Georgia and currently lives in the Classic City of Athens, GA. She is a travel enthusiast with a passion to capture everything with her camera.
"Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for who promised is faithful." Hebrews 10:23
BIM Manager is a coveted title for Iva. It is a title that has been earned through 20+ years of experience working with AutoCad, Revit, and various others drafting and modeling programs. Iva has an affinity for seeing the potential in what software has done, and will do, for the design and construction industry, and she is delighted to bring Blue Frog projects into BIM realm!
BIM, Building Information Modeling, has been implemented into Blue Frog’s repertoire and has been the most exciting and rewarding accomplishment of her career, her contributions have helped push Blue Frog to a level above many others in our industry!
Her expertise, desire to help, and quick sense of humor help the team move the design process more efficiently and precisely to bring our clients dreams to fruition.
“It’s all about the entertainment value of any given situation… and I promise, we will enjoy this process!” - Iva
Andrea considers herself very blessed and lucky to have discovered her passion for Interior Design at an early age. A recent graduate of Gwinnett Technical College in the Interior Design field, her interests include commercial and residential new builds and remodeling outdated spaces. As a drafter in our design department, she uses her skills and knowledge to help create endless possibilities within a space. Most importantly, she understands the visions our clients have and is focused on their needs and dreams with an emphasis on safety and accessibility.
“I believe creating something beautiful nourishes the soul. Let all that you do be done in love.” 1 Corinthians 16:14
“Teamwork”- Coming together is the beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success. -Henry Ford.
In her more than 15 years in the architectural industry, Tiffany has worked on many different project types ranging from retail and offices to banking, medical, and food service. Though she is a Georgia native and has always lived here, her work has taken her all over the contiguous United States. She brings an inquiring mind and a love of learning to every project. Tiffany believes "You need to know how each individual client operates so that you can help them design the best version of their dream."
"All dreams are within reach. All you have to do is keep moving towards them." Viola Davis
Laura D’Arienzo of LD Design works with Blue Frog to select a unique set of custom finishes for each client. Laura has been in the construction industry for 20 years and has specialized in finish design for ten years. She uses her knowledge of construction and design to help create dreamy interior spaces and inviting exterior facades. When she is not at work, you can find the 4x boy mom enjoying her family and working on projects of her own.
“I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.“ Maya Angelou
Nichole is the valuable other half of LD Design. Nichole uses her detail-oriented accounting and appraisal background to create thorough finish plans in Revit. She uses her distinctive taste and unique style to help design beautiful spaces for Blue Frog’s Clients. In addition to being creative, Nichole is nurturing and caring. In her spare time, you can find Nichole tending to her home farm, caring for her family, and serving in her local college ministry.
“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” Neal Donald Walsch
Bryson considers himself an artist as well as a visionary. After parting ways with college baseball in 2021, he became a certified audio engineer while continuing to pursue graphic design and construction. From a young age he imagined himself constructing large buildings and has always had a passion for creating. As a drafter in our design department, Bryson seeks to provide joy and encouragement in the workplace, along with a passion for Jesus Christ.”
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33
Isabella is completing her education through a homeschooling program while gaining real-life experience as a design intern at Blue Frog. She is passionate about working in the family business and following in her parent’s footsteps in hopes of being a young entrepreneur. Bella started her work experience at Chick-fil-A, acquiring customer service skills while learning to work in a high-energy environment. In her spare time, she enjoys working out and spending quality time with her family and friend
“I can do all things through him who gives me strength” – Philippians 4:13
Will is excited to join the estimation team and is eager to apply his experience to growing the department. He thrives on making and cultivating new relationships with partnership in mind. Originally from Lilburn, GA, Will, along with his wife Cat and his two children Joie and Knox have recently relocated to Athens, GA.
"The greatest mental weapon a person can have is the power to learn."
Cole is excited for the opportunity to strive for and bring continued success to his team and Blue Frog. He looks forward to growing relationships with both clients and his colleagues. Cole is a Georgia native, who loves spending time with his family, watching sports, and being outdoors. He is excited about this new chapter at Blue Frog and his recent engagement to his wonderful Fiancé, Jordan.
“With God all things are possible”
Ruben was born in Venezuela and is a Mechanical Engineer with a master's degree in industrial Project Management. He has more than 13 years of experience leading staff in maintenance and operation projects. Since joining Blue Frog as a Superintendent, he has proven his philosophy toward work, which is to "continually challenge himself to go the extra mile, always ensuring our clients are happy." Ruben considers himself very blessed to be part of the Blue Frog team. When not at work, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends and playing sports with his son.
"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle". - Albert Einstein.
Nathan has been in the construction field in several capacities for over 20 years. Having grown up on a working farm, he learned the value of hard work at an early age. He feels blessed to still be living on his family farm and is part of the 5th generation to do so. Nathan enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife and children, a son and daughter who both love to play sports. He finds fulfillment in seeing clients’ dreams and visions become a reality.
“Make each day your masterpiece.” John Wooden
Kevin has been in the construction industry for over 25 years. He got his start as a second-generation interior trim carpenter and has moved on to serve in various roles from punch out to warranty work to a general contractor to a superintendent. He thoroughly enjoys overseeing construction projects and working closely with subcontractors to ensure his clients are pleased with their projects from start to finish. Kevin and his wife of 24 years have two beautiful children and two of the sweetest Yorkies. In his free time, Kevin enjoys fishing, traveling, and riding his motorcycle.
“A great man is hard on himself; a small man is hard on others.” Confucius
Damien has been in construction for over 14 years. He has worked in multiple arenas: from finishing concrete to moving his way up the ladder to superintendent. His experience working in different areas has proven his ability to manage all phases of commercial construction.
The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling but raising every time we fall. -Nelson Mandella
Shane has been in the construction industry for over 35 years, including work for residential buildings. He is married to his incredible wife of 36 years and has three beautiful children. Shane enjoys working with subcontractors and establishing great relationships with his clients. He is grateful to work alongside his co-workers at Blue Frog and reliable project managers. In his free time, Shane enjoys camping with his family and friends. He also loves fishing and hunting with his son.
“A leader. . .is like a shepherd. He stays behind the flock, letting the most nimble go out ahead, whereupon the others follow, not realizing that all along they are being directed from behind.”
Robbie was born and raised in Atlanta. He has worked in the construction business for public companies for many years. Robbie also owned his own handyman company. He has held many supervisory positions as well as worked as a firefighter. He enjoys working with others to see a project from start to finish and making sure it’s done safely. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family and four-wheeling.
“Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself." — William Faulkner
Austin has been around construction his entire life. He enjoys the process of construction and watching the progress happen from the ground up. He loves the outdoors, especially fishing and hunting. You can often find him on a golf course, watching the Braves, or smoking meats. He is married to his loving wife named Ashley and owns a crazy miniature dachshund named River.
There may be people that have more talent than you, but there is no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do. - Derek Jete
Since September 2021, Jody has been an on-site superintendent at Blue Frog. With 20 years of experience in construction, he is dedicated to working with his clients to build their dreams. Jody was born and raised in North Georgia and attended Valdosta State University studying Marketing. He loves spending quality time with his family outside and watching UGA football.
“You must be interested in finding the best way., not in having your own way.” -John Wooden