Team

Roy Araya

Roy Araya

Principal & Co-Founder

Roy came from his native Costa Rica where he played professional Soccer for a number of years before moving to the US in the 90’s.  He started hands on where he learned the application and installation of many paint products and how it works on muti-family buildings and structures.

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JD Stern

JD Stern

Director of Business Development

JD joined Refino Services in June 2018 bringing with him 22 years of apartment asset management, construction management services and general construction experience.

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Kenneth Romero

Kenneth Romero

Sr. Project Manager

Kenneth is originally from Costa Rica and moved to USA when he was 22 years old.

He started his first job at 15 years old at a gas station pumping gas and providing customer service.

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Morgan Thomas

Morgan Thomas

Marketing Specialist

Morgan moved to Seattle to join Refino Services in the Spring of 2015 as Office Manager, and since then has transitioned to the role of Financial Manager. She started as a Bookkeeper in 2012 in the Restaurant industry and has 8 years’ experience in Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Office Management. She is currently pursuing a degree in Accounting.

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Shawn Carpenter

Shawn Carpenter

Project Coordinator

Shawn Carpenter joined Refino Services in July 2020 as a Project Coordinator. Using her communication, interpersonal, organizational, and problem-solving skills, Shawn works closely with key members of the project team to ensure the project stays on target.

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Becky Dyer

Becky Dyer

Administrative Coordinator

Becky has been a number cruncher and problem solver her whole career. She has a background in mathematics having graduated from Pacific Lutheran University with a Bachelor of Science. She started in the retirement consulting arena working in actuarial science and system development.

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Ed Swan

Ed Swan

Sr. Project Manager

As a fifth generation Pacific North Westerner, Ed has a great admiration for the classic architecture that is the Seattle area – from the “Art Deco” interior of the Smith Tower to the classic colonial homes in Queen Ann, Rainer Beach, and Rucker Hill Everett.

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Walter Wendt

Walter Wendt

Principal and Co-Founder

Walter Co-founded Refino Services with Roy Araya in 2010. He currently has over 25 years of experience in the construction and real estate business. Over the last 15 years his expertise has been focused on managing Multi-Family capital projects, land acquisitions, entitlement and development.

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Shauna Wendt

Shauna Wendt

Director of Administration

Shauna has been with Refino Services since 2010, where she has overseen all areas of Finance and Office Administration. Her experience in the construction industry began over 20 years ago in Southern California, where she took over the finances of a family-owned remodeling company.

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Jennifer Mullis

Jennifer Mullis

Business Manager

Jennifer joined our firm in January of 2020. Born and raised in Seattle, WA, Jennifer loves her hometown and can’t imagine living anywhere else as her family and friends are very important to her.

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Mike Mick

Mike Mick

Sr. Project Manager

Mike Mick joined Refino in 2014 as a Project Manager. Mike has 42 years of field experience that began as a kid when he worked in his father’s construction company.

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Edwin Gonzalez

Edwin Gonzalez

Project Manager

Edwin Gonzalez joined Refino Services in July 2020. As Project Manager, Edwin has plenty of opportunity to fulfill his passion for helping people.

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Christy Foster

Christy Foster

Office Manager

Christy joined Refino in 2014 as Office Assistant bringing a strong work ethic and dedication to customer service.

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Esteban Martinez

Esteban Martinez

Project Manager

Esteban was born in Argentina, grew up in Chile, and moved to the United States in 2008. 

He started his professional career as a rescue swimmer in the Chilean Coast Guard when he was 17.

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Ron Wendt

Ron Wendt

Sr. Regional Project Manager - California