The Morningstar Team


Meet the team


Morningstar is more than just a countertop fabrication company. We are part of the communities we live in. We support those around us. We come from diverse backgrounds with a variety of professional experiences that all lend themselves to making this company truly unique. As employee owners we care about those we work for and with and take an active role in being better stewards of the environment. Each day we try a little harder to be better people.

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Born in Seattle, Don is all about family. Calling Maine home for the past 15 years, he is a self-made man and takes pride in his craft and those of his peers. Outside of work, family-man Don is slowly remodeling his home, plays his guitar, and relishes the outdoors. If you can’t find him there, he may be cooking dinner for the family or sculpting an artistic thought.

Don Anderson, Fabricator

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Travis is a Maine native now living in Topsham with his girlfriend, children, and dog. Although he has a degree from the University of Maine Orono in Forestry, the interior stone world has become his professional calling. Travis heads for spots in Moscow and Moosehead Lake and is a self-proclaimed grill-master. This enthusiastic outdoorsman reaps the rewards of hunting, fishing, and gardening, and it’s no surprise that he’s a hockey player.

Travis Barton, Vice President & General Manager

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Ed is a resident of Bath and lives with his wife, Marcia, and has a family crew of five members – Colin, Courtney, Catelyn, Ed Jr., and Emily. Born in Kingston, NY, Ed moved to Maine in 1994 and is an Army veteran, serving his country from 1997 to 2000. Outside of Morningstar, he likes to direct his interests on his past-times, including antique hand-pumped fire engines, gold panning, and disc golf.

Ed Bradford, Installer

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Nick lives with his wife, son, and daughter in Minot. With a BS from USM in Technology Management under his belt, Nick has seen various aspects of the industry from the ground up. In a past life, Nick was a licensed arborist. His adventurous side gets down and dirty on a muddy four-wheeler, and he happily braves the Maine winters ice fishing. This proud Army brat loves hunting, fishing, and golfing in his spare time.

Nick Brown, Inside Operations Manager

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Nate was born and raised in Portland and now resides with his girlfriend and a household of five children in Bowdoin. He attended Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, finished his degree at the University of Maine Augusta, and applied his design skills in the architecture and engineering fields. Nate enjoys spending his spare time watching and umpiring baseball games, and if time permits, playing a round of golf.

Nate Gordon, Installer

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Born in Natal, Brazil, Felipe calls Brunswick home. Having lived in the Pine Tree state for 16 years he can almost claim to be a Mainer. He attended Mt Ararat High school and has a real passion for the mixed martial arts (undefeated at 2-0) having studied Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai along with wrestling and boxing. Prior to joining Morningstar Felipe was a slate fabricator. One of his hidden talents? One of the fast tree climbers we know.

Felipe Gunther, Installer

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A Mainer, Anne calls Portland home with her beloved furry family member, Frankie, Jr. Sailing on her boat, Mustard is a relaxing past-time for Anne along with skiing and gardening. Few surpass her quick wit. Anne has a marvelous floral design background and enjoys exhibiting it during the summer Maine wedding seasons.

Anne Heelan, Sales + Design

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Derek was born in Brunswick and now resides in Woolwich with his wife Amanda, and their two sons, Timothy and Bently. Derek spends his free time hunting and fishing in Maine’s great outdoors. He has a solid background in the automotive industry, so it’s no wonder some of his spare time pursuits are focused on cars and sporting events.

Derek Kenney, Safety Officer

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Lesa resides in Pittston with her husband, Mike. She is the proud mother of sons Joshua and Devan, and daughter Rebecca and is looking forward to the arrival of grandchild number four. Outside the office, Lesa’s interests include antique shopping and restoration, quilt making, and auto racing. She served our country in the Navy Reserves for eight years as a Seabee.

Lesa Lemar, Office Manager

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Born in Brunswick, Nikki enjoys life with her husband Eben, and two children, Lexie and Kaden in Litchfield. Nikki spends her spare time with them when not handling her many roles at Morningstar. She attended local schools including Thomas College and Central Maine Technical College, and worked in the cable industry before joining Morningstar.

Nichole Mann, Treasurer & HR/Finance Manager

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Drew has been in Maine for 20 years and has honed his skills in the construction industry. This non-stop craftsman works side-by-side with his wife renovating an old farmhouse in Bath, while also coaching children’s soccer, and playing men’s league hockey in Portland. If time remains, he can be found kayaking or swimming in Merrymeeting Bay. Drew enjoys entertaining friends and family and sharing his talents playing the acoustic guitar.

Drew Mayer, Outside Operations Manager

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Ryan is a life-long resident of Maine. He resides in Durham with his wife Tesia and children Finnian, Dalia, and Fletcher. Between Beer League Lacrosse and the kids’ sporting events, Ryan applies his talents to baking his sourdough bread. Ryan’s secret talent lies in the instant movie script lines recall when in a challenging situation.

Ryan McCarthy, Sales & Marketing Manager

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Steve has been a Mainer for the past 17 years.  He is originally from the Chula Vista area in San Diego, Califonia. Steve lives in Topsham with his wife Jaki, and their dog, Marley. He is a graduate of Mount Ararat High School. Steve’s interests include spending time with good friends during the summer season, playing with the family dog, and squeezing in an occasional round of disc golf.

Steve Ploetz, Fabricator

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Nate has deep roots set in Maine as a life-long resident of thirty years. Born in Bowdoin, he now lives in Brunswick with his wife, Kristen and daughter, Avery. His interests outside Morningstar include fishing, disc golf, sporting events and enjoys being at the beach. Nate claims to have a pretty good artist’s touch and a good hand in basketball.

Nate Rittall, Tile Installer

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Nick was born in Portland and resides in Lisbon Falls with his family – Silvia, Oliver and Logan. He attended the University of Maine Presque Isle and served the home front in the Air Force National Guard for five years. This life-long Mainer enjoys spending his free time with anything that includes the kids.

Nick Robertson, Tile Installer

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Our fearless leader Nick became a resident of Maine in 1980 and shares his life in Topsham with his wife, Laura, and has two sons, Ben and Dan. A farmer at heart, the Whatley farm proudly produces organic veggies, pork, and duck eggs. When not tending to his farm, Nick plays the standup bass for Rough Sawn. Nick is active in renewable energy pursuits and is the co-founder of Topsham Solar Advocates.

Nick Whatley, President

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Position Summary: The Sales and Design Associate works on acquiring, scheduling and executing the optimum amount of quality work to meet Company goals. Works closely retail customers, as well as contr...

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Position Summary: The CNC Operator uses CAD programs coupled with machines to precisely fabricate production pieces, based on specific drawings or templates. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Cre...

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Job Title: Shop Fabricator Job Level: Entry-level (Non-supervisory) Job Description: Finish natural stone counter top edges and support production schedule as needed. Tasks: Read work orders...

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