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Mike Walsh

Principal

 Mike Walsh is one of Terrene Homes’ Principals and Founders. He, along with Wade Metz and Kevin Rech, started the company in 2009.

A native of Woodinville, Washington, he has more than 30 years of experience in the construction and development industry in the Puget Sound region. Mike’s career in construction began in civil project management for a utility contractor and progressed over the years into private and residential land development. In 2001, he began his land development career and has been directly responsible for the permitting and development of more than 1,400 single-family residential lots. Mike has served on the board of the Master Builders Association of King & Snohomish Counties since 2011, and in 2017, he was elected its president. He is also on the boards for the Building Industry Association of Washington and is a past board member of the National Association of Home Builders.

At Terrene Homes, he manages the land development process and is involved in acquisition, business planning and oversees office administration.

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Kevin Rech

Principal

Kevin Rech is a Principal of Terrene Homes along with Wade Metz and Mike Walsh. A graduate of Stanford University, he has more than 10 years of experience in commercial and residential real estate.

Kevin launched his career underwriting and marketing transactions to private equity firms, gaining a solid understanding of deal structuring and financing for apartments, hotels, condominium and office conversions, and mixed use and land development. He subsequently joined Murray Franklyn of Companies, reporting directly to the ownership group regarding land acquisition and market analysis. At the company, Kevin identified market trends, tracked national and local demographic data and regulatory changes, and conducted feasibility analyses and financial modeling of proposed projects and transactions. He also sourced raw land and single- and multifamily projects, including 108 raw single-family lots across three separate projects, and led the firm’s marketing department, overseeing a $2.5 million budget and the marketing of 13 single-family neighborhoods, including the final division of Snoqualmie Ridge.

At Terrene Homes, Kevin is involved in acquisition, product development, business planning and finance. He enjoys golfing, woodworking, flying, running, hiking and spending time with his nephew.

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Wade Metz

Principal

Wade Metz has been in the commercial and residential construction and development industry for more than 20 years. A Principal of Terrene Homes, he founded the company in 2009 with Mike Walsh and Kevin Rech.

A graduate of Western Washington University with a Bachelor of Arts in Urban and Regional Planning and Economics, Wade began his career as a project manager for a public works general contractor in Bellingham. In 1996, he moved to Seattle to specialize in large commercial projects before joining the Murray Franklyn Family of Companies as a project manager, ultimately becoming a partner in 2003. During his time at Murray Franklyn, Wade led a number of luxury residential projects in the Seattle area, including Shumway Condominiums and Waters Edge in Kirkland and Cristalla and Madison Tower, two highly successful, high-rise condominium buildings in downtown Seattle. In total, he oversaw the completion of more than 500 multifamily units. At Terrene Homes, he is leads the firm’s acquisition, sales, marketing and customer service efforts.

Wade recently obtained his private pilot’s license. In addition to flying, he enjoys motorcycles, hunting, fishing and spending time with his two teenage sons.

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Charlie Johnson

General Superintendent

General Superintendent and Construction Manager Charlie Johnson has been with Terrene Homes for more than four years, and in the homebuilding industry for more than 25. He oversees the construction process from blueprints to move-in, managing multiple superintendents and subcontractors, and overseeing quality control and safety.

Charlie studied business administration at the University of Puget Sound and construction management at the University of Washington. He and his wife have three children and three grandchildren. When not in the field, he enjoys SCUBA diving, sailing, power boating, biking, running and travelling—especially to the beach, somewhere tropical.

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Heather Cochran

Interior Design

Heather Cochran has been Terrene Homes’ Interior Designer since 2012. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design from Seattle Pacific University, and has 15 years of experience in custom and new home construction. Heather is responsible for the overall aesthetic for new developments and works with the architectural team on interior specifications, introducing innovative products and lasting and relevant design.

Heather loves spending time with her friends and family, travelling around the world, running, creating healthy meals, and reading.

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Scott Gibson

Superintendent

Scott Gibson has been with Terrene Homes since 2010 and is the company’s Superintendent of Houses and Land Development. He is responsible for transforming a blueprint design into a reality, in addition to scheduling and supervising subcontractors and keeping construction on track and on schedule.

Originally from California, Scott enjoys spending time (preferably behind the handlebars of his Harley) with his friends and wife Jeannie, as well as savoring a great cup of coffee and Molly Moon’s ice cream—especially salted caramel and melted chocolate topped with hot fudge and whipped cream.

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Sergio Gonzalez

Superintendent

Sergio Gonzalez has been in construction for more than 25 years through various roles, including crew leader, framer and now superintendent at Terrene Homes. He has been with Terrene since 2014, ensuring that work is done well, right and on time.

When he’s not helping build the homes of future Terrene homeowners, he can be found working on his own home, spending time with family, playing soccer, hiking and volunteering at his church.

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Antonio (Tony) Hernandez

Plan Design

Plan Designer Tony Hernandez joined Terrene Homes in 2016. He has more than 20 years of experience in residential design—both in new construction and renovation projects. At Terrene, Tony is responsible for creating the home designs, supervising the development of construction drawings and coordinating the permitting process across jurisdictions.

When not at his drafting table, Tony can be found enjoying the beauty of the Northwest, entertaining friends, or exploring history and culture through travel, documentaries and nonfiction.

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Rick Gunnarson

Plan Design

Rick Gunnarson is Senior Drafter and Plan Designer for Terrene Homes. He has more than 30 years of experience, having first stepped onto a job site at the age of 14 before returning to school to study math, physics and engineering. He has worked on mixed-use properties, multi- and single-family homes, and low- and high-rise industrial and commercial buildings, and has experience with everything from landfill and stream remediation, to road design and highway freeway interchanges.

Rick refers to himself as a self-indulgent ski bum in the winter, fly fisherman in the summer and running enthusiast year-round.

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Kellie Walsh

Accounts Payable

Unofficially Kellie Walsh has been with Terrene Homes since its inception. Officially she’s been with the company since 2011. As part of the Terrene Team, Kellie wears many hats, including accounts payable, administrative assistant and customer service representative. She has been in the business of offering white-glove service to clients for more than 30 years—16 of which as a licensed insurance agent. Kellie is responsible for processing invoices, managing vendors and issuing payments.

Kellie loves spending time with friends and family, cooking, traveling to warm and sunny destinations, and spending weekends at her beach house on the peninsula.

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Sheila Mank

Accounting Manager

With more than 30 years of experience, Terrene Homes’ Accountant Sheila Mank joined the firm in 2017. She graduated from City University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting.

Her personal passions include walking, tennis, reading and catching up with her friends and family from her home state of Missouri.

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Jon Conner

Superintendent

Jon has been with Terrene for a year. Jon brings with him over 25 years of single family construction knowledge. Jon oversees all aspects of the homes in his neighborhoods. Schedule, subcontractor management and quality control. 

Jon is Married with 2 kids. When not working, Jon enjoys hiking and golf.

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Ryan Wilson

Land Acquisition

Ryan has been with Terrene in 2018. Ryan heads up Land Acquisition at Terrene, scouring the area for new land and business opportunities. This includes performing due diligence, crafting financial models, writing contracts, and carrying out negotiations during the acquisition process. Prior to Terrene, Ryan spent type at Goldman Sachs, Commercial Lending with Wells Fargo and Public Relations with the Oakland Raiders. Ryan completed his undergrad work at Brigham Young University and an MBA from University of Utah.

When not working, Ryan enjoys reading, jigsaw puzzles, games and messing around with Microsoft Excel. Ryan and is wife are also avid fans of Disneyland and visit any chance they get.

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Golnaz Mohammadi

Plan Design

Plan Designer Golnaz Zirak joined Terrene Homes in 2017. She has more than 20 years of design experience in residential, retail, warehouse, hospitality, theme parks and tenant improvements. 

Golnaz prior projects ranged from designing and managing a 120 room hotel modular project from early design stage to complete construction.

 Additionally, she designed and managed multiple Starbucks store in the greater Chicago area.

In addition to architecture, Golnaz is passionate to learn more about the latest technology and digital arts. As a digital artist, she has numerous artworks and completed a variety of interactive art projects.

During her spare time Golnaz enjoys boating, traveling and socializing with friends.

Education

Master of Science in Architecture: Design Computing, University of Washington, Seattle WA
Master of Art, Architecture: Azad University, Tehran

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Joe Herr

Plans and Permits Manager

Joe has been with Terrene Homes less than a year and holds the position of the Plans and Permits Manager, where every plan gets his oversight before construction begins. He has been in the homebuilding industry for over 40 years, with experiences ranging from panelized home construction to lead designer of some of the areas most prominent home building companies. Joe has been involved in the design and construction of over 1,000 single family homes during his career.

He studied Building Technology at Clover Park Vocational School now known as Pierce College. He and his wife have no children and love to travel, mostly thru cruising with over 60 cruises behind them. It is on those cruise vacations where he enjoys SCUBA diving and beachcombing and exploring the various cultures. Two years ago he reached the milestone of having been in all 50 states while on a cruise to Alaska, the final state on the list. He has designed or remodeled many homes for himself and currently lives with his wife in a “smart home” of his own design in Edmonds. He also enjoys, hunting, shooting and along wife his wife Cheryl have an extensive art collection.

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Millie

 

When not lounging around the office, Millie is an avid duck dog.