Ultra Design Center Team

Our Team

Kevin Castelo
Kevin CasteloManaging Partner
Kevin has lead Ultra Design Center since 2012 where he has applied his background in consulting, strategy and finance to help guide Ultra’s development plan and growth initiatives. Kevin’s goal is to deliver exceptional customer service to empower Ultra’s partners and customers to realize an exceptional value, both in product and service level. Outside of Ultra, Kevin enjoys running, skiing, fishing and spending time with family.
Travis Bland
Travis BlandSales Manager
Travis started his career at Ultra Design Center in 2011 as an assistant shadowing one of the top plumbing and door hardware sales leaders in the state. Travis quickly gained expert knowledge and hands-on experience that would push him to become one of the most recognizable sales professionals in Colorado. Travis has a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from La Sierra University and enjoys spending time in the mountains when he is away from a desk.
Lukasz Gadek
Lukasz GadekOperations Manager + Sales Consultant
Lukasz started his career working in the warehouse at a major plumbing and hardware distributor in Chicago. Within 4 years he rose to the position of Showroom Manager and established himself as one of the top sales people in the region. Since joining Ultra in 2014, Lukasz has quickly established himself in the Denver market while expanding his strengths, including extensive product knowledge, hardware expertise and excellent technical abilities. Outside of work, Lukasz enjoys woodworking and spending time with his family.
Kris Brumley
Kris BrumleySales Consultant
Kris joined the Ultra team in 2014 with over 12 years of experience in selling plumbing fixtures. She attended The Art Institute of Colorado for Interior Design. Kris has a special way of guiding people through the process of selecting fixtures with fun and education. She has served as the President of the Board of the Children’s Advocacy Center in Colorado Springs and believes in giving back to the community. When not working she can be found enjoying her family and playing with her two puppies.
Lauren Paulaskas
Lauren PaulaskasSales Consultant

Coming soon!

Gene Helsel
Gene HelselLighting Sales Consultant

Gene started in the lighting industry in 1991 and has included nearly every aspect of the industry. Gene’s goal is to develop relationships with his clients and make their experience perfect. One of his favorite elements is mastering the ever-changing design trends. Gene primarily works with custom home builders, interior designers, and the architectural trade. A couple of his favorite activities include visiting the Denver Art Museum and enjoying a great dinner at a local restaurant.

Jeff Leese
Jeff LeeseLighting Sales Consultant

Originally from New Mexico, Jeff started in lighting in Colorado in 1991. Coming from a family of architects, he approaches lighting design with a strong respect for the design intent of the architect, as well as the vision of the homeowner. Lighting helps define a space as tranquil or exciting, romantic or dramatic, depending on how you use it. Jeff’s approach inside this context is that Lighting Design done well should not be the star of any space; the vaulted ceilings, the rock fireplace, the cabinetry, the paint, the flooring, and all the things you fill your space with should be the stars of the scene, and the lighting is there as a ‘supporting cast member’, to have your stars really shine. Jeff usually spends his weekends hiking with his wife or reading a good book.

Bonnie Lyons
Bonnie LyonsPlumbing and Lighting Sales Consultant

Bonnie is a seasoned sales consultant with a passion to provide her clients with exceptional service. She is committed to understanding her clients’ wants, needs, and design visions by effectively asking key questions and listening to the answers. Bonnie incorporates this information with her professional knowledge, plus a keen design eye, in order to recommend appropriate, and personalized product solutions. Bonnie is actively involved every step of the way, naturally creating long-term relationships.

Bonnie has an Environmental Design degree from New York’s Parsons School of Design and is also an American Lighting Association Lighting Specialist. She loves design, travel, and living a healthy lifestyle. Skiing and golf are her favorite sports.

Mary McEnary
Mary McEnaryBusiness Development

Mary’s career experience has focused on representing iconic modern classic companies, specializing in finishes, furniture, and textiles. Her clients included both residential and commercial designers and architects. Mary’s background with classic, timeless design is a natural fit to help our customers select lighting products that make an impact, integrating beautifully into a project’s aesthetic sensibility. Her goal is to be a resource for design professionals and homeowners, offering the exceptional service and product expertise Ultra Design Center is known for. Outside of work, Mary loves remodeling older homes and gardening.

Lesa Martin
Lesa MartinLighting Project Manager
Lesa joined Ultra Design Center in 2016 to develop and expand the Ultra brand into high-end decorative lighting. With 14 years of lighting experience, Lesa has extensive knowledge of architectural, commercial, and residential lighting. Her goal is to build a team of lighting professionals to continue the exceptional service and product expertise of Ultra Design Center. Outside of work, Lesa loves spending time with her family and enjoys watching sports, fly fishing, skiing, camping and traveling.
Andrew Stoner
Andrew StonerSales Assistant
Andrew is a native of Colorado who started his career at Ultra Design Center in 2013. His role as a Sales Assistant includes a broad range of functions needed to help customers. His engagement with product specifications has given him a strong technical background and ability to trouble-shoot field issues. When not at Ultra, Andrew enjoys working on his fleet of vehicles and jeeping.
Tori Zipperian
Tori Zipperian Lighting Sales Assistant

Tori earned her degree in Interior Design at the Miami University of Ohio. She has an expansive portfolio of work in the design and construction industry. Her experience includes model home merchandising for nationally recognized builders, and the design of multiple luxury residential projects. In addition to her role in our Lighting Division, Tori is instrumental in adding design accessories to Ultra’s portfolio of product offerings.

Tori enjoys spending time with family, friends, and her French Bulldog, River. Hiking, snowboarding, and strolling local farmer’s markets are some of her favorite

Tessa Brocas
Tessa BrocasController
Tessa has worked in accounting since 2002 and has been the Controller at Ultra Design Center since 2012. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Florida Tech and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Colorado State University. Her interests include traveling and watching sports, especially NASCAR racing, extreme sports and college football.
Renee Maniccia
Renee ManicciaA/R + A/P Specialist
Renee is originally from Davenport, Iowa and moved to Colorado in 2016. She has held various positions in the Accounting field including Payroll, Accounts Payable and Auditing, and is currently focused on Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable. Renee joined Ultra Design Center in 2018 and in her free time she enjoys going to the mountains to hike, bike and ski.
Janice Holton
Janice HoltonAR Specialist

Janice has a background in sales, administration, and accounting. She has worked in various fields, including software, education, environmental, and the cannabis industry. Janice also worked as an Interior Designer with architectural firms, focusing on commercial projects.

She is a Colorado native and has lived in Colorado Springs, Aspen, Boulder, and the Denver Metro area. Janice’s interests include travel, archeology, wildlife, and spending time in nature.

Allison Wright
Allison WrightPurchasing Manager
Allison joined the Ultra Design Center team in 2014, with over 15 years of building materials purchasing experience. At Ultra, Allison is responsible for all purchasing, managing deliveries and customer service. She is a native of Northern California, and relocated to Colorado in 2010 with her husband. In her free time she loves to travel, bake, crochet and spend time with her family and two dogs.
Kimberly Henderson
Kimberly HendersonPurchasing
Kimberly is a Colorado native with over 17 years of purchasing experience. During her free time, Kimberly loves spending time with family, friends, doing crafts and playing games with her nieces, reading and spending time with her beautiful cat

The Warehouse Team

Ultra Design Center Team
Cyr Rivers
Cyr RiversWarehouse Manager
Cruz Marquez
Cruz MarquezWarehouse Receiving Supervisor

Coming soon!

Ezekiel (Zeke) Anthony
Ezekiel (Zeke) AnthonyWarehouse
Brett Watchorn
Brett WatchornWarehouse Shipping Supervisor

Brett brings over 10 years of leadership experience at Walgreens to the team at Ultra.  Originally from Iowa, Brett has a keen sense of humor and a commitment to doing great work.

Brian Stevens
Brian StevensWarehouse and Delivery
Brian has broad business experience across a range of businesses, including restaurants, gas stations, property management and distribution. Brian takes pride in taking care of customers and working with teams to achieve goals. Outside of work Brian spends most of his time with his grandchildren, who are involved in Westernaires, Taekwando, violin and swimming. In his personal time he enjoys motor sports.
Vladimir Sennikov
Vladimir SennikovWarehouse
Johnny Mercy
Johnny MercyWarehouse
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