SERVPRO of North Calhoun County Employee Photos

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Lance Sommerfeld

Lance is Owner of SERVPRO of North Calhoun, has been for 16+ years. He is IICRC Water Certified, Lead Renovator Certified and ASD Certified. Lance originally started out in the food industry, eventually owning a restaurant/bar for 12 years, prior to owning SERVPRO.

When Lance isn’t busy running his business he takes part in many hobbies, especially playing golf, doing yard work and spending time with his family. Lance has recently taken up running in marathons.

Lance has been married to his high school sweetheart, Kathy, for 29 years. Their 3 children keep them busy, 2 daughters, one who is working to become a CPA, who lives in North Carolina, and the other a graduate of Kent State and landed a fashion marketing position with a renowned company in New York, and one son, who is in middle school and an avid golfer and tennis player.

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Kathy Sommerfeld

Kathy is the Accounting Manager at SERVPRO of North Calhoun County. She has been with SERVPRO of North Calhoun County for 16+ years.  She has a Bachelors of Business Administration in Marketing.  Kathy has several years of experience in accounting and analytical skills. 

Kathy is married, her husband is Lance, has three children. Two daughters, Alexis and Logan and one son Chase. She also has a family pet, a dog named Booboo. In her spare time she stays busy with her family, as well as golfing, biking and reading. Her well known mantra in the office "take a breath."

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Lori Martin

Lori is the Business Development Manager and HR Coordinator with SERVPRO of North Calhoun County.  She has been with SERVPRO of North Calhoun County for 6+ years.  She is IICRC Water Certified, attended KVCC where she studied Business Management and Human Resources.  She has several certifications in Microsoft 365, Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Time Management and Customer Service Skills.  She has brought with her over 25 years of Business Management experience.

Lori has 3 children and 2 grandchildren she considers to be "great". Her hobbies include, camping, canoeing, hiking, kayaking, antiquing, traveling, gardening, crafting and photography.  Lori also belongs to a couple local volunteer groups supporting area school systems generate resources for the underprivileged children and their households.

A couple fun facts about Lori; she has flown a helicopter and coached a young girl in gymnastics, who then was recruited by the USA Olympic Team.

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Richard Coonfare

Rich is a Production Manager and is in charge of overseeing, mentoring the production team. Rich successfully manages each job that comes in. He’s been with SERVPRO for 12 years and is IICRC Water, AMRT Certified, Trauma Certified and Fire Remediation /Odor Control Certified.

Rich is a graduate of Climax Scotts and attended KVCC studying Art, Cad Cam Drafting, surveying and farming. When Rich isn’t busy working out in the field or in the warehouse he’s enjoying his hobbies, some of which include fishing, golfing, camping. He also enjoys watching movies and Nascar and spending some time at the local County Fairs. Rich is recently married to long time fiance', wife, Jen, between them there are, 7 children, 6 daughters and 1 son, 4 grandchildren, 3 girls and 1 boy, as well as 2 dogs and 2 cats. He loves the time spent with his family and friends, this is actually his favorite hobby.

A couple fun facts on Richard; he is an awesome woodworker and loves to farm. 

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Melissa Cok

Melissa Cok has been with SERVPRO of North Calhoun County for approximately 1 year, she is our Office Manager and is IICRC Water Certified.  Brings with her varying degrees of administrative skills. All of which are being utilized to the fullest. A great asset to the team. Prior she had spent 10+ years in property management. 

Melissa graduated from Willard High School in Ohio, came to Michigan when she was 21. Melissa calls Michigan home!  She also holds an Associate’s Degree in Business.

Melissa has a significant other Chris, which they share 5 children between them.  Of which 2 are girls and 3 boys.  Also, several cats and dogs.

Melissa's hobbies include spending time with the family and gaming on Xbox. 

Fun fact about Melissa, she does not, will not function without coffee. 

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Ashton Tanner

Ashton has been with SERVPRO of North Calhoun County approximately 1 year now. He is a Crew chief with us and  holds his IICRC  Certification in WRT. 

Ashton is a graduate of Harper Creek High School, here locally in Battle Creek, Michigan. 

Ashton is married, his wife is Brenna.

Ashton's hobbies include camping, road trips, off-roading in his jeep and always has upbeat energy. 

A couple fun facts about Ashton is he goes by Reece, he is on the path to financial freedom and loves knowledge. He is a sponge.

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Archie Hantz

Archie has been with SERVPRO of North Calhoun for approximately 1 1/2 years, he is our Assistant Production Manager. He is IICRC Certified in WRT, AMRT, and ASD. 

Archie graduated from Harper Creek High School. After graduation Archie enlisted in the Army National Guard, served his time and then entered the work force.

Archie has a family at home, Brooke his significant other and daughter Paisleigh, who is 21 months old.

Archie's hobbies include, playing with Paisleigh, riding his motorcycle, nice-fast cars, and working on his home.

Fun facts about Archie, he is a You Tube star and he is always eating. Literally a bottomless pit.

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John Glant

John has been with SERVPRO of North Calhoun County for a little over 3 years. He started as a Production Technician, moved up to Crew Chief and now moved to Business Development Representative.  John holds his IICRC WRT Certification as well as a couple OSHA Certifications and several Safety Certifications.

John is from Union City, is married to Becky. They have two son's and a daughter.  Brittni, Calvin and Johnny. 

John's other past time/field of work is fire fighter. It is his true love. His hobbies include kayaking, disc golfing, road trips with jeep  and volunteering in his community. 

Fun fact about John, is he has a quick wit and best sense of humor. 

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Emily Blankenship

Emily has been with SERVPRO of North Calhoun County for approximately a year.  Emily is a Crew Chief and  has obtained her IICRC WRT Certification. She has also obtained a Quality Control of Inspection certification from prior experience.

Emily is married to Bill, they have three boys, TC, Billy and Ronnie.  Emily is a Lakeview Highschool graduate.  Originally she is from Athens, TN, moving to Michigan when she was just seven years old. 

Emily's hobbies are camping, road trips, and boating. 

A couple fun facts about Emily, she is a Master Gardener and considers herself to be a "master mother of 3". 

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Tim Maxwell

Tim has been with us for approximately year and a half.  He is a crew chief and holds IICRC Certifications in WRT, FSRT and OCT. He comes to us from the manufacturing industry.

Tim is a graduate of the Climax-Scotts School system.

Tim is married to his wife Alysha, they have a son named Levi.  As well, eagerly awaiting the arrival of their second son, to be named Logan.

Tim is a huge football fan, specifically Detroit Lions. Some of his other hobbies include camping, fishing and pretty much anything outdoors.

Fun fact about Tim, one of a kind sense of humor. 

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Tena Sella

Tena has been with SERVPRO of North Calhoun County for just a short time. We brought her on as a receptionist/administrative support person in the office. With her voice and personality, she is perfect for the position. Tena came to us from the equestrian industry.

Tena is originally from Rochester Hills, MI. Moving on to attend Meredith Manor Equestrian Studies. Moving out into the work world following graduation.

Tena is married to her husband Jared. Between them they share several pets, including cats, dog, fish and horses. 

Tena's hobbies include, Cosplay, RPG Video Gaming, Horses, and Digital Artistry and traveling.

Two fun fact's about Tena is her extravagant, flamboyant but easy going personality and she has worked on 5 professional horse ranches.

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Ryan Petzold

Ryan has been with SERVPRO of North Calhoun County for approximately 8 months, he is a Production Technician. Ryan came to us from the retail industry, a previous Lot Associate.

Ryan is originally from Holt, MI, where he also graduated. Then relocating to Battle Creek, MI., for work.  He lives with his two dogs.

Ryan's hobbies include socializing, dancing, gaming, being the life of the party.

Two fun facts about Ryan, the boys got the moves and talks with the speed of lightning.