Carolyn Johnson
Carolyn Johnson | Owner

Carolyn Johnson has been a kitchen designer since 2003. Her goals is quite simply to use her ideas to create functional, well-designed space for her clients. She hopes that by bringing her experience to a project it will help her customers make educated decisions, with no surprises throughout the process, and great results. Carolyn has a Mass Communications degree from the University of Minnesota, and an A.D. from Century College in Kitchen and Bath Design. She is AKBD certified and a licensed contractor with the state of Minnesota. She has two boys, loves to cook, spend time at her hobby farm, practice yoga and listen to live music.

Aaron Garner
Aaron Garner | Director of Business Development & Construction

Aaron Garner has been in construction industry since the calendar rolled into this millennium. Starting his career in 2000, he is a veteran project manager with a demonstrated history of managing multiple projects and punch lists at the same time. Aaron’s organizational ability to manage projects from the initial design phase through passing the keys off to the client is impeccable and his attention to detail is unlike any other. When tasked with an assignment, large or small, Aaron will not only complete it within the timeline allotted and within the respected budget, he will deliver an exceptional end product. Aaron is certified from the University of Minnesota in Project Management. Away from Satoree, Aaron enjoys working out, studying architectural design, traveling, being outdoors and out on the lake. Aaron volunteers his time coaching youth hockey, serving at the Ronald McDonald House and being involved in his community, Bloomington, Minnesota.

Sarah Woxland
Sarah Woxland | Flooring Sales Manager

Sarah is a flooring professional with a “get things done” attitude. Her education in Construction/Project Management and excellent communication skills make her valuable to the industry. With a charismatic and loyal personality, she has the ability to create relationships immediately and problem solve effectively. Sarah’s love for her family/friends, outdoors and golden retrievers is what motivates her to be a strong leader in her community and anywhere the day takes her.

Sarah Thomella
Sara Thomalla | Business Development / Project Manager

Sara graduated from Minnesota State University of Moorhead and received her bachelor's degree in Mass Communications.  She is self-motivated, loves working with people and has been in sales for over 15 years. She excels in building relationships and maintaining them by anticipating needs, listening, pre planning, meeting deadlines and following up in a timely manner. When Sara is not working, she enjoys attending music festivals and spending time with her husband and two children.

Designer / Sales

Jessie Drometer
Jessie Drometer | Designer / Sales

Jessie Drometer has been designing kitchens and bathrooms since 2002. Her architectural drafting background and keen eye for details lets Jessie’s creativity shine. She dives in with an enthusiasm level that is characteristic of our design studio. She enjoys working with customers to help make their homes more functional and enjoyable for years to come. When not at work, Jessie loves spending time at the cabin with her husband and 2 kids.

Angela Story
Angela Story | Designer / Sales

Angela Story Angela earned her bachelor’s degree in Design Management, and is an instrumental part of the team at Satoree. With equal parts left and right brain, Angela’s creative eye and her attention to detail enable her to execute projects successfully. A die-hard Vikings fan who bleeds purple all year long. During her free time she likes to travel, do yoga, and spend time with friends and family.

Brian Schwarz, Account Manager
Brian Schwarz | Account Manager

With 20+ years of experience, Brian Schwarz excels in residential and corporate property management across multiple states. He has held leadership positions at prominent companies, consistently enhancing multifamily and corporate housing experiences. In his spare time, he enjoys working on his farm in Wisconsin, UTVing, skiing, and traveling.

Chad Thompson, Flooring
Chad Thompson | Flooring Sales

Chad brings more than 20 years of flooring experience to Satoree. He has worked with homeowners, contractors, and design firms to help pick the right solution for every job. His knowledge of products and installation methods helps him to tackle any project big or small. Chad enjoys spending time with his wife and two children as well as playing golf and hockey.

Avery Johson, Flooring Sales
Avery Johnson | Flooring Sales

Avery is a new and eager addition to the industry. He attended college at the University of Colorado at Boulder, earning a BA in Cello Performance. A lifelong musician and music lover, he has been playing the cello since the age of 3 and guitar/bass since the age of 14. After college he worked as an audio engineer for Stone Cottage Studios. Son of the founder and an MN native, he moved back in 2021 to be closer to family, and is excited to be a part of the family business.

Operations / Project Management

Brittany, Project Manager
Brittany Sudlow | Marketing / Project Management

Brittany is a Project Manager who uses her organizational talent and communication skills to bring together designers, contractors and vendors, with the aim of producing a coordinated project. She is results driven! With a calm demeanor and friendly personality she is able to resolve issues fast and efficiently. When not in the office, you can find her at the gym either on the track running or in the pool swimming.

Maureen Oien
Maureen Oien | Project Coordinator

Maureen attended Inver Hills Community College for two years and then started working at a Flooring store in Minneapolis. That led her to be a part of the construction community where she has been able to make many great connections with companies and subcontractors the past six years. Maureen bought a house at age 23 where she lives with her dog Milo. Maureen is the youngest of five, loves playing hockey as well as watching it (Go Wild!). Maureen also enjoys volunteering for ambassador programs in Minnesota.

Katie Konobeck
Katie Konobeck | Flooring Project Coordinator

Katie has been working in the flooring industry for five years and takes great pride in building positive, professional relationships. She's a strong believer in teamwork makes the dream work'! Katie is detail oriented, motivated and a quick problem solver while always looking for new ways to challenge herself. In her spare time, she is a devoted soccer fan and enjoys spending time with her husband Erik and yellow lab Sonny

Carrie Shere
Carrie Shere | Project Support / Installer Relations

Carrie is our Go-To for our Sub-Contractor onboarding and relationship building. She is also an experienced project manager whose main area of focus will be with our flooring division. She can be trusted to ensure a smooth installer onboarding transition and has a passion for building that trusting and long lasting relationship. When she is not in the office supporting us Carrie enjoys spending time in her colorful home with her 3 cats, hiking and exploring new parks with her Fiancé, and planning her next Vegas trip.

Bryan Cater
Bryan Cater | Superintendent of Construction

Bryan has spent his entire career in the building/remodeling industry. He enjoys the building process, and taking a project from conception to completion. He utilizes his over 30 years of management experience to help guide his projects and keep them on schedule and budget. When he's not at work Bryan likes to travel, hike, kayak and spend time with his wife at their cabin at the lake. \

Jeremy Alm
Jeremy Alm | Superintendent of Construction

Jeremy started in construction in 1997, honing his skills at a granite shop for six years. He then transitioned to drywall in 2001, and in 2011, he launched his own construction company. By 2013, he was fully immersed in self-employment. After a decade of dedicated craftsmanship, Jeremy decided to join the Satoree team in 2023. Outside of work, he passionately supports his son in Jiu-jitsu and wrestling.

Brittany, Accounting
Brittany Peterson | Bookkeeper

Brittany has been the bookkeeper at Satoree since July 2016, primarily managing Accounts Receivable/Accounts Payable. She earned her BA in Communication from Crown College in St. Bonifacius. When not in the office, Brittany enjoys spending time with her husband and three kids. She loves to read, travel and run.

The Satoree Team