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.



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



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, Outside Operations Manager



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



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, Shop Manager



Bob is a transplant from New York but has been in Maine since ‘99. He shares his life with wife Nancy in Westbrook, while daughter Callie and grandson Leo live in Barcelona. Bob has a background in magazine publishing, having worked for some of the biggest names in NYC. He enjoys cooking and playing and coaching lacrosse.

Bob Ferro, Marketing Director



Lisa is a Boston native and became an Auburn resident years ago while expanding her career as an interior designer. She spends her leisure time with her husband Glenn and family at their Onset Island Cape Cod cottage. They are always joined by their beloved Pugs, Mookie and Lucy, and Jake, their Siamese cat. She enjoys traveling and recently visited Ireland with her husband. It should be no surprise her background brings out her artistic side.

Lisa Flynn, Senior Sales + Design



Matt has lived his entire life in Maine. He was born in Augusta and now resides in Richmond with his wife Jodi and children – Braxten, Lilian and Elijah. He is a 2002 graduate of Erskine Academy and began his career path as a carpenter before coming to Morningstar. During his spare time, Matt can found hunting, fishing, canoeing and hiking outdoors.

Matt Fournier, Slab Installation Manager



Stephen is another lifelong resident of Maine. Born and raised in Naples, Stephen still lives there with girlfriend Kelli, and their son Thomas. Outside of Morningstar, Stephen enjoys the occasional round of disc golf, building computers, and playing video games. He graduated from Lakes Region High School and had previously worked in the fiberglass laminating industry. Stephen’s hidden talent – making people smile.

Stephen Gilikson, Fabricator



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



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



Jarrett is also another lifetime resident of Maine at Morningstar. He attended Mount Ararat High School in Topsham, and his career background includes carpentry, excavation, and lobstering. Jarrett enjoys the great outdoors, with particular interests in riding motorcycles and hunting and fishing. He is becoming known locally for his talented singing and guitar playing.

Jarrett Hill, Fabricator



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



Jason was born and raised in the suburbs of Baltimore, Maryland. Enlisting in the Navy after high school, Jason served as a P3 Orion Flight Engineer at the former Brunswick Naval Air Station.  Jason holds a BSBA from the University of Maine Augusta and has been in the stone industry for over 17 years. With their grown children out of the house, Jason and his girlfriend Tonya currently reside in Sabattus.

Jason Kramer, Inside Operations Manager



Cecile is a Maine native from a large family of five. Outside of work, she dotes on her goats, enjoys a well-manicured residence, and tries to tap into her artistic side. When she’s feeling more adventurous, you can find her enjoying the outdoor elements, kayaking.

Cecile Lebel, Sales + Design



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, Scheduling



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.

Nikki Mann, HR/Finance Manager



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, Scheduling



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 Manager



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



Kevin is a true tradesman. In ‘02, he started as an apprentice installer in flooring and tile. From there, he started working for himself in ’09, where he built a client base that would never see anyone else do their tilework.  Kevin came to Morningstar in 2015 to help create the tile installation program we now have today.  To put it simply, Kevin’s department has only grown since its creation.

Kevin Pontbriand, Tile Installation Manager



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



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



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



Mackenzie is a life-long resident of Maine and currently lives in Auburn. Mackenzie polished his computer engineering skills at The University of Maine before joining Morningstar. He is a true outdoorsman who enjoys fishing and hiking. Outside of work, Mackenzie dedicates plenty of time to his family. His crew includes his wife Brooke and children, Chloe, Jacoby, Carter, Kennadie, and sister Emily.

Mackenzie Wight, Fabricator

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Job Title: Apprentice Tile and Marble Setter Job Level: Mid-level (Non-supervisory) Job Description: Assist with setting hard tile, marble, and wood tile on walls, floors, ceilings, and roof decks. Tasks: Assist in measuring and marking surfaces to be tiled, following blueprints. Assist in implementing the best layout to achieve a desired pattern. Level concrete and […]

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Job Title: Tile and Marble Setter Job Level: Mid-level (Non-supervisory) Job Description: Apply hard tile, marble, and wood tile to walls, floors, ceilings, and roof decks. Tasks: Level concrete and allow to dry. Build underbeds and install anchor bolts, wires and brackets. Mix, apply, and spread plaster, concrete, mortar, cement, mastic, glue or other adhesives […]

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Job Title: Slab Templater/Installer Job Level: Mid-level (Non-supervisory) Job Description: Accurately measure and install slab parts that will compose countertops, fireplaces, and other bathroom parts in new home construction or renovation. Tasks: Measure and complete accurate template drawing that is ready for in house fabrication. Meet with clients and work out details on sizes, shapes and layouts […]

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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 to determine what edges are to be finished. Navigate computer to obtain measurements of pieces. Polish edges and fabricate parts from natural stone and quartz. Work independently or within a team […]

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Job Title: Apprentice Tile and Marble Setter Job Level: Mid-level (Non-supervisory) Job Description: Assist with setting hard tile, marble, and wood tile on walls, floors, ceilings, and roof decks. Tasks: Assist in measuring and marking surfaces to be tiled, following blueprints. Assist in implementing the best layout to achieve a desired pattern. Level concrete and […]

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Job Title: Tile and Marble Setter Job Level: Mid-level (Non-supervisory) Job Description: Apply hard tile, marble, and wood tile to walls, floors, ceilings, and roof decks. Tasks: Level concrete and allow to dry. Build underbeds and install anchor bolts, wires and brackets. Mix, apply, and spread plaster, concrete, mortar, cement, mastic, glue or other adhesives […]

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As a Sales Assistant, you will be the first point of contact for our company. Your duties include but are not limited to, offering sales support to the sales design team. You will welcome guests and greet people who visit the showroom. You will also coordinate front-desk activities, including distributing correspondence, answering all incoming phone […]

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Job Title: Slab Templater/Installer Job Level: Mid-level (Non-supervisory) Job Description: Accurately measure and install slab parts that will compose countertops, fireplaces, and other bathroom parts in new home construction or renovation. Tasks: Measure and complete accurate template drawing that is ready for in house fabrication. Meet with clients and work out details on sizes, shapes and layouts […]

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