Chet Nance – Retail Store Manager
Chet grew up on a small farm outside of Edmond, Oklahoma and graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma with a BA in Business Administration – Finance. He met his wife Kristy and moved to Fort Collins Colorado in 1986 where they raised two sons. Chet has a long history of sales and business administrative service experience with local businesses in construction and industrial sales.
Lenny Scovel – Shop Supervisor
Lenny began his woodworking career shortly after moving to Colorado in 1985. He studied Construction Management at Colorado State University, and his professional portfolio includes a dozen historic storefronts in Old Town Fort Collins and throughout the state. After he blows the dust off, Lenny is an actor and enjoys camping, biking and collecting and playing European board games.
Drake Wood – Assistant Store Manager
Drake's interest in forestry and natural resource management took him to CSU, where he double majored in both. The Fort Collins native grew-up around home remodeling, and later worked in his family's home repair business. Years of retail management and customer service experience made him an ideal candidate for our team. He is an avid fisherman and hunter and enjoys doing anything outdoors.
Matt Cook – Warehouse Lead
Jet Manalo – Sales Associate
Jet has been with Sears Trostel for over 15 years working in Sales and Production. He genuinely enjoys working with people. Before he came to Sears Trostel, he spent 14 years building and installing staircases. Jet has coached Little League baseball and Lego Robotics, but his true passion is riding his mountain bike.
AJ (Aaron Jensen) – Sales Associate
Aaron or “AJ” is one of the members of our team that is trained to sell and demonstrate all Festool tools. He has a degree as an Architectural Draftsman from Front Range Community College here in Fort Collins. For several years he was a member of the Rocky Mountain Woodturners and has demonstrated at their annual symposium a couple of times.
Angelo Curro – Sales Associate
Angelo worked professionally in woodworking most of his life. His experience in residential and commercial millwork, cabinetmaking, furniture design and construction spans 40+ years. Now he enjoys working on his own furniture and creative projects and helping our customers bring their projects to life. His roots are in Brooklyn, NY, but made Colorado his home in 1978.
Cameron Campbell – Sales Associate
Cameron's education background in art makes him a resource for helping our customers with color matching and pairing, application techniques, and other design-oriented decisions. The Fort Collins native works on his own art projects in his free time, and also enjoys playing games online with friends.
Bob Jefferies – Custom Shop Assistant
Bob cuts, mills, sands, planes, routes, glues, and works on intricate projects like custom arch casings and moldings. He's also available for you to pick his brain. Bob enjoys sharing his 20+ years of professional woodworking experience with those that come into the shop. You can find him around Fort Collins playing his mandolin with several bluegrass bands.
Amber Willox – Warehouse Associate
Amber joined our team in 2020 and assists customers in product selection, order preparation and loading. She has a love for gardening and being outside in her free time. A native to Fort Collins, her family's history in this area dates back to the 1860s. One of the first families to settle in Fort Collins.