The People Behind the Quality Drywall
Meet Our Team of Drywall Experts.
Sands Drywall is more than just a team of experienced drywall contractors, we're a family. We all come from unique walks of life, but all share one common passion, a love for what we do. Get to know our family a little bit better.
Travis SteilenEstimator / Project ManagerSioux Falls
Travis has been with Sands since 2008. Originally from Alexandria, SD, he got his BS in Construction Management and a Minor in Business from South Dakota State University. Travis is married and has two kids, a girl and a boy. In his free time, he enjoys golfing, hunting, snowmobiling, working out, watching sports, and basically any other outdoor activities.
Kyle BakerEstimator / Project ManagerSioux Falls
Hailing from Ida Grove, IA, Kyle has an expansive education with an Associates of Applied Science in Architectural Construction/Engineering from Iowa Tech Community College, as well as a BS in Construction Management and Business Minor from South Dakota State University. He also loves running and motorcycles.
Brian MooreEstimator / Project ManagerSioux Falls
Brian comes to us from Moorhead, MN and graduated with a BS in Construction Management from NDSU. We've been happy to have Brian with us since 2010. He is married with two boys and a girl, and in his free time he hopes to restore his 1970 Mustang.
Riley SoukupEstimator / Project ManagerSioux Falls
Coming from Wagner, SD, Riley graduated from South Dakota State University in Construction Management with a Business Minor. In his free time, you can find Riley hunting, golfing, or rooting for his favorite teams, the 49ers and Jayhawks.
Jon TurbakEstimator / Project ManagerSioux Falls
Jon comes from the small town of Kranzburg, SD. He is a 2016 Civil Engineering graduate from South Dakota State University (Go Jacks). Jon’s pastime enjoyments include hunting, camping, exercising and watching the Minnesota Vikings and Twins.
Santiago FloresEIFS / Framing SuperintendentSioux Falls
Sands Drywall has been proud to have Santiago on our team since 2005. He is happily married with three beautiful children, two boys and a girl. When he isn't busy with his family or hard at work, this Denver, CO native can be found fishing, kayaking, or bike riding.
Neil KrogmannEast River and North Dakota Safety Officer
Neil comes all the way from Luverne, MN. With more than 35 years of construction experience, he knows his way around a site, which is why Sands is so fortunate to have him has a Safety Officer. Aside from his profession, Neil is also passionate about dirt track racing.
Julie HahnHuman Resources / Safety ManagerSioux Falls
Our human resources professional, Julie, comes to us from Walnut Grove, MN, with experience in safety and construction. She's graduated from SDSU with a BS in Sociology and Human Resources MGMT, and Colorado Tech University with an MBA in Human Resources MGMT. She loves to train and ride horses, be outdoors, spend time with her labs Mattie II and Macey and attend concerts.
Connie HaugenOffice ManagerSioux Falls
From Woodstock, MN, Connie has attended Nettleton Business College for Accounting. She is married with two sons and has started at Sands all the way back in 2005.
Laura HofsteePayroll CoordinatorSioux Falls
Laura is a camping and outdoors enthusiast, from Hawarden, IA. She is happily married and enjoys traveling.
Jennifer Kerf-McMathOffice AssistantSioux Falls
From Billings, MT, raised in Sioux Falls, SD. Married with three kids, 2 sons and a daughter. Enjoys going to kids events, spending time with family and friends, watching and attending sporting events.
Marshall "Jake" JacobsonHanging Field SuperintendentSioux Falls
"Jake" hails all the way from the distant land of Sioux Falls, SD. He's attended the University of Nebraska Lincoln and South Dakota State University, and now has 28 years of construction experience. He is happily married and the loving father to both a son and a daughter. Jake enjoys playing pool and golf, watching University of North Carolina basketball and University of Nebraska football, as well as spending time with his family.
John ParkerTaping Field SuperintendentSioux Falls
Originally from Las Vegas, NV. Moved to Sioux Falls in 1990. Married since 2002 with 2 kids. Started with Sands in 2006. Enjoy kids sporting events, fishing, Husker football, and The Dave Matthews Band.
Shawn McDougallAssistant Taping SuperintendentSioux Falls
Shawn comes to Sands Drywall all the way from Merrill, WI. With more than 15 years in the trade, he has become a crucial member of our team. Shawn is the proud father of one, and enjoys mountain biking, hockey, and snowboarding.
Dan EdwardsBranch ManagerRapid City
With more than 30 years of construction experience, Dan joins our Rapid City branch all the way from Flint, MI. When he's not working hard as the Branch Manager, you can find Dan outdoors, either camping, fishing, or golfing.
Bill JaklichBranch ManagerNorth Dakota
Bill is a native of Racine, WI with more than 27 years of construction experience. He is the very proud father of a son and daughter, who are both attending college. When he's not working hard as our Branch Manager, you can find this Chevy Corvette enthusiast playing golf, fishing, or camping.