Meet the Team
Get to know ACI Northwest!
I began my career as a European car mechanic in the early 90’s and after a few years of doing this I realized it was not my lifelong career. I enrolled in one of the top rated schools for the HVAC/R (heating, ventilation, air conditioning & refrigeration) trade which was located in Phoenix Arizona. After graduating I began my service technician career in the San Francisco bay area where I spent most of my apprenticeship years perfecting my abilities to service multiple areas of the heating and cooling industry. Having grown up in the Coeur d’ Alene area I began to miss home and, with some coaxing, I convinced my wife that it was a great place to raise our family and we moved back.
I then began my Northwest heating and cooling career in 1997 with a local company which was purchased by ACI in 2004. With lots of hard work and a strong faith in God I was able to move into the role of general manager which now allows me to assist all of our ACI family and our great customers, who have come to appreciate our great customer service we strive to achieve daily. ACI has an excellent group of people who work here every day and has set as our goal to do what is right by our customers every day. I want to thank you for the opportunity to serve you today.
Commercial Account Manager
I have been working with the company since 1994, during this time I have gone from a service electrician to a Commercial Account Manager. During my time as a service electrician I supported the commercial install department by installing direct digital controls (DDC) for building automation systems for heating, ventilation and air conditioning temperature controls along with a growing interest of environment monitoring and energy efficiency controls. I have gained a great knowledge of the HVAC industry while performing these installations and how they operate lowering our customers cost of operation.
I now work with the commercial service department helping acquiring new customers and helping them with energy savings opportunities along with managing our large customer base we currently support. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my wife and son in the outdoors and all the enmities it provides such as camping, hiking, shooting sporting clays, hunting and fishing. I also am involved in the local community volunteering for multiple activities such as supporting the local swimming community as a stroke and turn official.
I have been working in the customer service industry for more then six years with some of the largest phone service companies in the area. I have been able to gleam a great deal of knowledge and ability in what it takes to get customers what they need in a timely manner. I came to ACI based on their reputation and the hope to grow my personal career with a company that is growing because of their great customer service. My goal is to continue my customer service learning with ACI and become part of a team that is growing.
I am a mother of a beautiful little girl who keeps me on my toes and is the reason for my wanting to expand my career. I have the support of a large family who is always there for support and of course lots of fun too. I very much enjoy party planning and keeping smiles on my co–workers faces as a happy work environment keeps me smiling too. I hope this helps you in making your decision to use ACI for your Heating, Cooling & Electrical needs.
Residential Sales Specialist
I have worked in the heating and cooling industry for more than 24 years with 8 of those years here with ACI Northwest. I have truly enjoyed the last 8 years with ACI helping my customers find the best solution both in comfort and affordability to fit their needs. My education started at Royal City high school where I graduated and moved on to Eastern Washington University where my career path was teaching at the high school level.
As with many of us life circumstances happened and I chose to pursue a career outside of education and this brought me to a wholesale heating and cooling distribution company where I managed dealer accounts and studied heating ,cooling & ventilation in depth. In my quest to expand my knowledge base and to better support my dealers more thoroughly I attended many trainings such as, American Standard Start Program, Trane Territory Manager HVAC Program, Comfort Advisor Bootcamp and Wrightsoft Duct Design, just to name a few. I feel that these trainings have equipped me with the knowledge to help my customers make the best educated decision on their home investment of heating and cooling. My goal with each customer is to listen to their needs, educate them on what is available, and then help them decide on the best fit both in equipment and affordability. In my off time a truly enjoy spending time with my 4 grown children & 6 grandchildren who I enjoy immensely.
Residential Sales Specialist
Growing up in Sandpoint I had a great appreciation for everything the northern panhandle had to offer. After high school I moved to Lewiston to continue my education at Lewis Clark State College. After being in the LC Valley for over 30 years my family and I decided it was time to come back home. My wife and children love the Coeur d’ Alene and surrounding area and were very excited to move back, and as luck would have it, I was able to come to work for ACI Northwest right here in Coeur d Alene.
I have always enjoyed sales since it is such a great opportunity to meet new people and to develop strong personal and professional relationships. I enjoyed a great career after college for 19 years in Radio, I was able to work hard and eventually be rewarded the position of General Sales Manager. In this position I oversaw 9 terrific radio stations in the quad cities but as I said it was time to come home and enjoy this incredible area with my family, and I look forward to working with you!