Who We Are

Alisia Walker Alisia Walker
Marketing and Sales Specialist

Alisia has a degree in Spanish with a minor in Linguistics, so it's no surprise that she loves chatting with customers in both English and Spanish. When she's not helping customers, you can find her working on a myriad of other Ceilume projects; from translating handbooks to working her social media skills organizing video shoots, posting beautiful ceilings on Facebook and Instagram, and helping people find inspiration on Pinterest.

When not at work, she's usually in her craft room creating something new with one of her many sewing machines (including a vintage Necchi Bu Mira from the 1950's!), listening to true crime podcasts, or enjoying outdoor activities with her husband, Nate, and their little dog Leo.

Ben Carr Ben Carr
Customer Service Manager

Ben is our go-to guy for Ceilume Ceiling Tiles. Trained in the Sonoma Wine Country's hospitality industry, he knows that great customer service is just as important as a quality product. After 16 years at Ceilume, if you've got a question, Ben (usually) has the answer. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking and riding dirt bikes in the woods around his home in Oregon, and trying to craft the perfect taco in the kitchen at home.

David Condello David Condello
Commercial Accounts Manager

Bringing an East Coast flavor to the Customer Service team, David enjoys helping folks make the right ceiling decisions for their upcoming projects. His background in commercial construction comes in handy when talking to building and design professionals as well as the folks at the L&W Supply network. It is rumored that he answers ceiling-related questions at HomeDepot.com under the alias "the Ceiluminary", but you didn't hear that from us. When not working, Dave can be found exploring California on 2 wheels.

Ed Davis Ed Davis

Ed is celebrating 34 years with the company, as the voice of Ceilume. You can hear Ed's dulcet tones on our YouTube Channel (over 10 million views!) and catch him gleefully putting a mineral fiber tile through its paces on our newest product video. When not involved in all things Ceilume, Ed is also a musician and accomplished novelist. You can find his newest releases here.

Juana Cervantes Juana Cervantes
Shipping Manager

Juana was born in Mexico and raised most of her life in Sonoma County. As shipping manager, she skillfully juggles the ever-changing challenges of the logistics world. When she's not busy coordinating all of Ceilume's incoming and outgoing shipments, she loves to spend time with her family going for walks, hikes, beach trips, picnics and so much more. Her favorite color is tie-dye and she's always ready with the perfect corny joke or meme for any and every occasion!

Kristin Pool Kristin Pool
Customer Service Rep

Kristin has spent many years helping people find what they need. Whether it be as a barista in a bagel shop, as a cheese monger, or working in the cartography lab during her years at UC Berkeley, she is ever eager to help problem solve and get people to where they want to go. She has brought her zest for helping customers to the wonderful world of ceiling tiles. When not helping people find the perfect ceiling tile or packing samples, Kristin can be usually found watching a hockey game, exploring new restaurants, or hiking around Sonoma County.

Melissa Romandy Melissa Romandy
Customer Service Rep

Our newest member of the Ceilume family is Melissa. A Sonoma County native, Melissa has her bachelor's degree in Animal Science from Cal Poly University, stemming from a lifelong love of all living creatures. After spending treasured time at home with her children, Melissa is back in the workforce and thrilled to bring her creative energy (her middle name is "crafty"!) to the Ceilume brand. When not in the office, Melissa is a certified California Naturalist, leads guided hikes on a local nature preserve, and is a mountain lion educator. She can be found hiking any and all local trails with her husband, two teens, and beloved dog, Auggie!

Noah Davis Noah Davis
Showroom Manager

Noah has spent his life (the adult portion, anyway) helping customers. This includes setting up and running Ceilume's Portland showroom in Oregon and expanding Ceilume's product offerings and involvement on Amazon. When he's not taking care of customers' ceiling tile needs, he's generally playing (or working on) a pinball machine with his son Cooper. He also plays bass, sings backup vocals and manages his punk band, The Proper Channels. He and his wife Emma enjoy working on their house together - whenever they can find the time!

Patty Holroyd Patty Holroyd
Logistics Specialist

Patty is our Logistics Specialist, a career she's pursued for over 20 years. Between organizing pallets, boxes and materials, she still finds time to continually improve and streamline our shipping and dock layout. When she's not making the front office crew LOL with her natural humor, you can find her spending time with her kids and doggies, surfing, boating, camping, fishing, painting, snowboarding, and taking up new hobbies like paddle boarding. If you're ever on the NorCal coast, you might just run into Patty with her surfboard, a cooler full of snacks at hand and her friends and family nearby!

Ryan Kennelly Ryan Kennelly
Customer Service Rep

Ryan grew up drawing in his sketchbook, skateboarding, and listening to Grunge music, majoring in art in college. Now that he's a dad of two teenagers and a 3rd grader, his music tastes and hobbies have "evolved," but his love for the creative arts has stuck around. In his free time (whatever that is...), you'll find him writing, painting, playing guitar and/or drums, doing improv, or messing around with a camera - shooting photos, or making a short film.

Ryan loves people (most of the time) and is often the first person to answer the phone in our customer service department. If you have any specific creative questions concerning your DIY ceiling tile project, he's your huckleberry. Also, if you just want to share about your side hobbies/creative outlets, he's all ears.

Sonya Yonash Sonya Yonash
Vice President, CFO

Sonya has worked her way through many different positions in her 18 years at Empire West. While still in high school, she was an office assistant and product tester. After college she came back to write manuals for the office and improve customer service/shipping. When Empire West's Controller of 35 years was set to retire, Sonya took on that role, and ultimately graduated to Vice President and CFO.

Sonya is a bonafide cinephile, with a BS in Film Studies. She has volunteered with, worked for, and ultimately run her own film festivals in Orange and Sonoma Counties. When not at work, Sonya can be found working on a craft or home project with her husband, helping her kiddo with homework, playing with her dog and four cats, hitting the opera with her mother, or traveling around the world. She is so proud of her Empire West Family!