Meet Our Staff

Meet Our Staff

MODERN KITCHENS OF SYRACUSE, NEW YORK

Phone: 315.437.1511
Email: mks@dreamscape.com

S-KirbyHolekampKirby Holekamp, Sales Manager

kholekamp@modernkitchens.com Ext. 105

A graduate of Texas A&M University, member of the National Kitchen & Bath Association and proud family man, Kirby is a sales and marketing professional with decades of experience.

Kirby has in-depth knowledge of our appliances and stays current with frequent factory training.

His abilities to establish key relationships with manufacturers and communicate effectively with his sales team have been keys to his success.

Kirby’s enthusiasm, motivation and solid leadership skills ensure that our clients continue to receive the finest customer service in the industry.

S-David-TurellerDavid L. Jureller, CKD

djureller@modernkitchens.com
Ext. 120

David Jureller , CKD, strives to meet and exceed your design expectations. David creates unique and attractive spaces with innovative products and ideas. With David, the client’s needs are foremost on his mind. In fact, because of his ability to please clients, he was asked to be a co-presenter at a seminar on “Earning Your Next Referral” at a National Kitchen & Bath Show. David has earned the Merit Award from the National Kitchen and Bath Association, and is a chapter officer in the NKBA, where he regularly attends new-product seminars.

In addition to 31 years in the kitchen and bath industry, David attended Lehigh University and SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry where he received Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Engineering degrees in 1980.

When David is not designing, you can find him with his family, tending his yard and garden, rowing crew with the Cazenovia Rowing Club or playing golf with family and friends.

View David’s client testimonial letters

P-TimCTimothy J. Crough, Builder Sales/Design

tcrough@modernkitchens.com
Ext. 124

Working within your space—it’s something Timothy Crough understands and works toward with each design. He offers each homeowner the most functional and aesthetically pleasing kitchen design, keeping space and budget constraints in mind throughout the process.

In addition to his eight years as a kitchen and bath designer, Timothy brings 20 years’ experience in a related field, having supplied interior and exterior furnishings for commercial and residential projects.

When not designing interiors, Timothy enjoys the great outdoors by golfing and sailing.

View Tim’s client testimonial letters

S-Tracey-SchultsTracey Shults, Designer/Sales

tshults@modernkitchens.com
Ext. 119

In addition to 10 years of kitchen and bath design, Tracey brings 12 years of home remodeling and construction experience to his role as a designer. He believes in being thorough and innovative on every job. Tracey tells clients, “The kitchen is the heart of the home, where everyone gathers. It’s important to create a space that is functional but also comfortable and indicative of your personal taste.” He views himself as a trusted adviser to guide clients through their home investment. During the design phase, Tracey is an active and empathetic listener to his clients. During the project execution phase, he often works with builders and remodeling teams to ensure that the detail in his design is brought to fruition.

Tracey earned his bachelor’s degree in biology from Susquehanna University, graduating magna cum laude. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with family, traveling, camping and boating. He also loves his Boston terrier, George.

View Tracey’s kitchen design projects
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Kaitlin VanAlstineKaitlin VanAlstine, Sales/Design

kvanalstine@modernkitchens.com
Ext. 118

Kaitlin’s main focus in designing a kitchen is designing to fit the way the customer lives. She believes the kitchen is the most important room in the home. This is where family and friends gather, and where everyday life happens. Kaitlin designs with every aspect of the flow and functionality in mind, while also giving the client the style and beauty of their dream kitchen or bath. During the initial stages of the design process she enjoys spending time with each individual client to determine their specific needs and wants. She helps weed through all of the many options available to figure out what works best for her clients and builds them a design suited to their lifestyle.

Kaitlin attended Keystone College in Pennsylvania and Empire State College in New York where she majored in Fine Arts and Design. She is also a member of the NKBA.

In her free time, she enjoys playing golf, gardening at home, and hiking, kayaking, and camping with her family and her two dogs Loki and Odin.

MODERN KITCHENS OF ALBANY, NEW YORK

Phone: 518.783.3864
Email: mks@dreamscape.com

s-James-MarroccoJames Marrocco, Branch Manager

jmarrocco@modernkitchens.com
Ext. 206

Meet James Marrocco. His design philosophy is simple: A kitchen should be workable with your cooking style, as well as attractive to the eye.

Jim attended Wood-Mode Cabinetry’s Training and Advanced Design Schools. Since 1984, Jim has been continually recognized by this cabinet company as a member of their Silver Star Club (1984 – 1986) and Gold Star Club (1987 – present).

P-robert-albRobert Schanck, Builder Sales/Designer

rschanck@modernkitchens.com
Ext. 204

Robert Schanck believes that understanding is the key to superior design. By understanding what the customer is looking for and by making sure the customer understands the functions and aesthetics of each cabinet, Robert puts his 12 years of kitchen and bath industry experience to good use.

In addition to his experience with contractor sales, remodeling and supervising crews, Robert spent 12 years as a New York state-certified building inspector, verifying that new and remodeling work met current building codes. This background, in addition to his Wood-Mode design training, enables him to better review plans, creating more effective space planning for his customers.

In his spare time, Robert balances camping and traveling with his 23-year commitment to the Castleton Volunteer Ambulance squad.

MODERN KITCHENS OF BUFFALO, NEW YORK

Phone: 716.895.2900
Email: mks@dreamscape.com

Kevin Thompson 2015Kevin Thompson, Branch Manager

kthompson@modernkitchens.com Ext. 410

Meet Kevin Thompson. He is the branch manager for Modern Kitchens of Buffalo.

With over 20 years of combined experience in retail, management and, of course, kitchen design, Kevin directs an acclaimed crew.

Kevin is a member of the National Kitchen and Bath Association, National Association of Home Builders and American Institute of Architects. He has enhanced his design background with industry schooling at the Wood-Mode factory school.

View Kevin’s Client Testimonial Letter

Jim Meyer 2015Jim Meyer, District Manager

jjmeyer22@aol.com
Ext. 404

Jim Meyer is one of the many talented staff you’ll meet when you walk through the doors of Modern Kitchens of Buffalo. He handles Western New York dealer accounts.

He graduated from Buffalo State in 1989 and is a member of the National Kitchen and Bath Association. He has over 19 years in retail and wholesale combined.

Tom Halloran-2015Thomas Halloran, Designer

smnyjt5462@aol.com
Ext. 406

Thomas Halloran is out to achieve the best design possible for every client. His almost 24 years in the kitchen and bath industry make it easy for him to be adept at doing just that.

Tom holds a degree in interior design from Bryant and Stratton College in Interior Design.

In his spare time, Tom enjoys rollerblading, Nordic and Alpine skiing, gardening and collecting antiques.

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S-davePHOTO_buffaloDavid Mascia, Sales/Designer

dmascia@modernkitchens.com
Ext. 405

With over 34 years of collective experience in kitchen and bath design, interior design, drafting, home remodeling and CAD, David can help you design your dream kitchen. David designs to suit your lifestyle while staying within your budget guidelines.

In his spare time, David enjoys fitness and woodworking.

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CherylRychlikCheryl Rychlik, CKD, Sales/Designer

crychlik@modernkitchens.com
Ext. 407

As a Certified Kitchen Designer, Cheryl has over 21 years of collective experience in kitchen and bath design as well as interior design.

Cheryl strives to incorporate her clients’ visions and wishes for their kitchen, making recommendations to create a functional and aesthetically beautiful design.

Cheryl is a member of the National Kitchen and Bath Association and has a bachelor’s degree in interior design.

In her spare time, Cheryl enjoys spending time with family, reading, cooking, and traveling.

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