Ultra Design Center Team

Our Team

Kevin Castelo
Kevin CasteloGeneral Manager
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.
Lesa Martin
Lesa MartinLighting Division 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.
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.
Gene Helsel
Gene HelselLighting Sales Consultant
Gene started in the lighting industry in 1991 and have done nearly every aspect of the industry. Gene’s goal is developing relationships with his clients and making their experience perfect. One of his favorite elements is 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.
Mary McEnary
Mary McEnaryLighting Sales Consultant

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.

Amber Nelson
Amber NelsonLighting Sales Consultant

Amber has been in the lighting industry since 2005. Over the course of her career, she has really gravitated towards high-end custom homes and specifically loves working on homes in the mountains. Amber has a keen eye for detail and enjoys solving the daily challenge of complex lighting requests. She loves helping Builders, Designers, and the average homeowner. In her free time, she is either traveling somewhere new or enjoying everything the Colorado Rockies has to offer.

Kim Clarke
Kim ClarkeSales Consultant
Kim began her career in 2005 working with custom home builders her home city of Los Angeles. During her tenure at high-end decorative plumbing showrooms, Kim helped clients achieve their dream kitchens and baths with excellent product knowledge, design expertise and excellent customer service. She is an Interior Design graduate of the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. Kim joined Ultra in 2018 when she relocated to Colorado, and enjoys hiking and the outdoors with her husband and their dogs.
Kyle Jones
Kyle Jones Jr. Sales Consultant
Kyle has been in the kitchen and bath improvement industry for over 9 years. Before joining Ultra Design Center, he worked as a Sales Consultant at a luxury European kitchen and bath design firm meeting with clients and helping them envision how they could reach their dreams for their homes. Kyle prides himself in identifying potential issues upfront, managing every interaction, communicating decisions and information transparently with clients to establish trust and cohesion. When Kyle isn’t working, you’ll find him working on a multitude of renovation projects on his home.
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.
Melanie Dumas
Melanie Dumas Receptionist and Lighting Sales Assistant

Melanie is a native of Colorado who has always enjoyed working with people. She is excited to be working with customers and the team at Ultra Design Center as the Receptionist and Lighting Support Specialist. In her free time, Melanie loves to hike, travel, and spend time with her family, friends, and pets.

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 and 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.
Allison Wright
Allison WrightPurchasing
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
Mike Huston
Mike HustonWarehouse Manager
Mike brings many years of hands on experience in distribution, inventory control and customer service to our Distribution Center. He is personally committed to delivering exceptional customer service and plays an active role in all of the daily warehouse operations. In his off time, you will probably find Mike on a soccer field enjoying the sport with one of his grandchildren.
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.
Brett Watchorn
Brett WatchornWarehouse

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.

Emanuel Jaquez
Emanuel JaquezWarehouse
Emanuel joined Ultra’s warehouse team in 2019. His background and experience brings a wide range of skills, including shipping and receiving, deliveries and fork lift operation. Emanuel is originally from Colorado and in his free time he plays in the band Vick N the Narwhals.
Alex Huston
Alex HustonWarehouse Assistant
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