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President of “whatever it takes” with a focus on driving strategy, structure, organizational development and culture. Life long learner who is naturally curious which creates a drive and focus on continuous improvement and learning & growth. Our most important asset is our team members and if we want to grow our company we need to grow our people through a strong foundation of culture. In the words of Peter Drucker “Culture eats strategy for breakfast”
Making A Difference Through SK Since::2008
After 12 years at Younkers in the finance division, Jim made the move to Storey Kenworthy in 1994. In the 26 years that followed, he has never regretted that decision. Jim was looking for a company that valued their employees, sought their input, and gave them an opportunity to have a direct impact. He found it here. Over the past 2+ decades, we have grown in so many ways. Jim is proud to say that I have spent his career as a Storey Kenworthy employee.
On a personal level, Jim is an Iowa State and Drake graduate. His wife and him have 3 grown daughters and will soon add their first Grandson and their second Son-In-Law. He lives in Pella and has served the community in the role of City Council Member (8 years) and Mayor (8 years).
Jim is looking forward to the future and understands that there will be challenges. He is sure that Storey Kenworthy will be successful because we will do it together.
Ryan is a partner and has been with the company since 2014. He previously led the SK Supplies Division as well as the company’s Performance Excellence strategy and now leads the operations groups across all divisions. Ryan jokes that since he is part of a family company there is no option to ever leave, but he can’t imagine working anywhere else and has always been amazed at how many long tenured employees the company has. There is no better proof for how great the SK team really is. Ryan spends countless hours in the outdoors and claims he once willingly went ice fishing in Canada when it was 70 degrees below freezing.
At SK you have the ability to make real and valuable contributions to the success of the organization, cultivating for today and for tomorrow. There is a beauty in carving out how you want to make an impact around the company you work for – something you spend the majority of your waking hours doing – and flexibility around how you grow and develop. And all of that adds up to the feeling of making a difference and making your mark in life. That you matter and your work matters.
Something people may not know about Christin (those close to her do, of course!) is that she has A LOT of passion for the game of golf. She’s been playing it most of her life and enjoys that the sport itself is a great analogy for life – there are good days and bad days, but within each, a reminder that mindset is a powerful thing.
Making A Difference Through SK Since::2004
Certifications:NCIDQ® Certification No. 24205
With extensive industry experience, Ryan provides a trusted partner in driving the ultimate customer experience by ensuring your vision comes to fruition and will be seamless from start to finish. Proficient in both large and complex projects, Ryan will work diligently with the entire Storey Kenworthy team to ensure we are on time and on budget. If he could, Ryan would be happy to eat pizza every day of the week and is a total Christmas enthusiast with 6 trees placed throughout the house and lights galore inside and out.
Lisa loves that each day presents new and unique challenges. Cultivating relationships with new and existing clients is so fulfilling. She feels very blessed to have had the opportunity to work with so many amazing people over the years. Lisa has learned something from each project and has put those nuggets into her proverbial ‘bag of tricks’. She can’t thank SK and her customers enough for all the opportunities to learn and grow and still have fun along the way! At age 3, Lisa was run over by a car—it explains a lot, doesn’t it!?
The Supplies Division makes a difference by helping clients do business better through streamlining vendors, reducing costs, removing barriers to efficiency, and providing a true one-stop solution for businesses.
Lincoln is passionate about his family, his community, a healthy work/life balance and collecting experiences and knowledge instead of things. He has started a small business, met a personal goal of running ten 5Ks in a summer, finished a half marathon, and volunteers over 100 hours a year to causes that matter to him and his family. He is the father of 4 children, one of 9 adopted siblings, a leader, board member, mentor, and voracious learner.
He is a husband and father/coach of twin 5-year old’s, and an 8-year old. In his free time, he’s also the Supply Division Sales Manager at Storey Kenworthy; leading and supporting 15 sales team members. The culture and people of Storey Kenworthy is what he really appreciates. He is an ambitious sales professional & leader that loves to read, learn, and teach. Helping others reach their goals is his greatest satisfaction and he lives by a simple rule; “The only two things I can control, every day, are my attitude and effort.” James is one of 4 brothers who were all born in different States, with one born in Panama.
Robert has been in the printing industry since 1980 and loves everything print. Coming onboard with Storey Kenworthy shortly after the purchase of Matt Parrott Printing, Robert felt Storey Kenworthy was a good place to utilize and share his print knowledge. Robert looks at print manufacturing as an art form that he’s passionate about.
Robert also enjoys growing his knowledge of promotional products and apparel in an ever-changing environment. The variety day to day keeps him engaged and enthusiastic about his job and he can’t wait for the next promo market trend or new printing process to bring to the table.
Making A Difference Through SK Since::2011
Ryan wanted to work for Storey Kenworthy because he understood SK was a well-respected, forward thinking, family-owned local company that cares about their employees. Having been with the company for 18 years now, and this year having been promoted to a newly created Support Services Manager position for our supply division, SK has lived up to that expectation and are a great company to work for. In Ryan’s spare time, he likes to cook and garden.
Making A Difference Through SK Since::2002
Julie came to SK as she was looking for an opportunity to have a bigger and broader impact. SK has exceeded her expectations! The work, the environment and the people are why she stays! SK is a big, small company and does everything they can to make a difference. Julie is married to her #simpsonsweetheart and is a #boymom to two wild, sometimes naughty, crazy with tons of energy, boys that make her and her husband’s lives fun and interesting!
Gina came to SK because it was a small big company. The family-owned business is heavily involved in the community and is committed to helping others which is what made SK so attractive to Gina. They really have a family atmosphere and are seriously devoted to making sure their customers have a great experience. Gina strives to build lasting relationships with her clients so that it’s more than a transactional sale. SK wants their clients to stay with them for years to come!
Gina loves the outdoors; hiking, running, skiing, lake time….especially with her 3 boys. Gina also loves to cook (not bake) which comes in handy when you have 3 young men in the house ☺
Jenn feels blessed to do something she loves. When asked several years ago what she wanted to do her response was: make an impact and have fun while doing it. Each day she gets to partner with her clients on spaces that inspire, attract others to want to be there and perform well over time. She dreams BIG and then carries that down to the details that take an environment from good to great. She learns something everyday that she continues to apply to future projects providing solutions rooted in best practices. Her favorite thing on a project is to savor the completed space, high-five her team and see the smiles on her client’s faces; it is the satisfaction of a job well done.
Making A Difference Through SK Since::1997
Dubbed the “furniture lady” (because Jennifer Linderblood with Storey Kenworthy Office Interiors is too long for anyone to remember), Jennifer loves problem solving for and with her clients. She relies on her wealth of experience, paired with her love of research and zest for learning to provide unique solutions to meet her client’s needs. She is passionate about and specializes in the K-12 and higher education markets. She loves transforming one classroom at a time across the state!
Something people may not know about Jennifer is that she first got a job interview at SK because of emails her sister Christin Murphy had sent to Dave Kenworthy! Christin believed her sister could be successful in this industry if only given the opportunity. Jennifer now manages some of our largest annuity clients, all over the US and into Canada and Mexico!
In her spare time, she gardens, sings, teaches makeup artistry, bakes, and loves playing golf with her sister.
Sara loves working in such a diverse and inclusive company. We really are like family at Storey Kenworthy. Each and every day we work together to strive for the best for our clients. Being a part of a team here means everyone steps up on a daily basis to help each other grow. Being able to provide my clients with the latest and greatest in commercial furniture really makes every day different. Sara’s ability to juggle helps in more ways than one. She thrives while managing large and small projects to ensure each one succeeds.
Dave loves that each day SK is a new adventure. His passion for the client and the team is what drives him to deliver the ultimate experience every day. His years of experience in the education and commercial markets makes him the perfect choice to collaborate with on your next project.
Bert is quick to tell a funny story or a more than corny Dad Joke just to put a smile on your face. When Dave is not spending time with his SK gang you can find him doing anything outdoors, at the lake, or spending time with his family.
Making A Difference Through SK Since::2005
Brett came to SK from two fortune hundred companies to make a difference in the company and community he works and resides in. Brett is shockingly good at the arcade game, Big Buck Hunter.
Heather gets to work (and have fun) with so many talented people at Storey Kenworthy. She loves that SK invests in its employees through learning & growth opportunities, technology investments, or even in helping achieve personal goals. Over the years, she has had the opportunity to build long-lasting relationships & friendships with many clients. Each project brings its own set of challenges but seeing the end result is so rewarding.
A fun fact about Heather; she hates mint and coffee.
Connor came to SK after being a practicing interior designer for multiple years. Along with being featured in national publications, his projects have been recognized for their strong design quality and sophistication. Connor prides himself on bringing a positive attitude, open mind and practical approach to all the projects he works on making them not only visually appealing but also functional. Connor values the relationships he builds with clients which often results in long term partnerships.
When not working Connor enjoys traveling, gardening, cooking and hanging out with his 100lb Rottweiler, Reece!
Making A Difference Through SK Since::2020
Lori continues to enjoy her role at SK because every day is different. Even though the process in how she does her job day-to-day is the same, every project has a unique dynamic. Over the past 26 years, Lori has been blessed to have the greatest clients, many of which she would call friends. Lori says she is lucky to work with an amazing team that thrives on giving its clients the ultimate customer experience.
A fun fact about Lori is she’s ambidextrous.