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Meet the Awesome Office Staff at Western Building Supply

**Updated January 10, 2021

When watching a film, it’s easy to lose yourself in what’s happening on-screen. Visit a movie set, however, and you’ll soon realize that the magic is made behind the scenes. Any production is only as good as the crew that upholds it, and the same is true here at Western Building Supply! So, while we’re known for our showstopping manufacturing, and earning rave reviews for our post frame kits and steel roofing, some of our biggest superstars act as support staff in the business department.

Last month, we introduced you to the WBS founders — brothers, Rob and Bruce Hilty. In this installment of our Meet the Team blog series, we’re proud to present our dedicated office staff.

Kelci Jones
Accounting Manager

With a background in holistic health sciences, our accounting manager, Kelci, is in the process of completing her Ph.D. and doctorate in natural medicine. Affectionately known as the WBS enforcer and money spender, Kelci expertly manages our accounts, ensuring that monthly statements remain accurate and timely.

Trading TV for the great outdoors, Kelci enjoys the wonder and simplicity of adventuring with her family, as well as learning new things. Kelci says her coworkers are what she likes most about her job and that she’s driven by faith, compassion, integrity, and kindness. Traits that, no doubt, make those fond feelings mutual.

Tom Dannemiller

Our advisor, Tom, spent most of his career as an engineer in Silicon Valley but now splits his time between San Diego and Wheatland. Tom jokes that his time here is spent, “helping the Hilty boys do what they want to do,” but really, he supports our entire team by ensuring that WBS has the tools and systems needed to succeed.

As a small business consultant, Tom says he’s driven by humility and service as well as the desire to serve a bigger purpose; the pursuit of excellence through continuous improvement.

When asked what he enjoys most about his work. Tom says the people at WBS:

They are very talented and are always looking to do better and to improve how we do things. I also love to improve how things work. In most jobs, this is something you do when you find time. I am blessed with a job that allows me to do that full time.

When Tom is away from work, he likes to stay active and enjoys spending time with his wife, friends, and three grown children. You also might catch him at the beach, hiking, or enjoying a good book.

Laura at WBS
Laura Shepard
Community Liaison

You may remember Laura from her past performance as our payroll clerk! She left us for a little while, but now has a starring new role as the WBS Community Liaison! In this position, Laura is involved in the local economic development group and chamber of commerce on behalf of WBS. She’s also organizing volunteer opportunities once a quarter for our staff. And of course, she’s still doing all she can to make sure everyone here is happy. (Thanks, Laura!

Laura previously worked in the healthcare field where her desire to help others was on full display. She brings that same honesty and integrity to her job at WBS, and says she likes that her coworkers share in her strong work ethic.

A fan of comedy, drama, and suspense films and shows, Laura also enjoys spending time with her family and spoiling her pets. In the future, Laura sees herself entering semi-retirement while continuing her volunteer work.

Boss Dog

Thank you for taking the time to get to know the amazing office staff at WBS. Keep checking our blog for future installments of our Meet the Team blog series.

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