Meet Our Partners

Experts Who Aren’t Afraid to Dive In

Our Partners are successful leaders in their own right. Each of their paths to Lakeside is different, but they are united by a driving force to make things happen. Our partners frequently assist portfolio companies through leadership, advisory, and management roles.

John J. Hemmingson

John Hemmingson

Founder & General Partner

John is an entrepreneur, leader, and philanthropist whose extensive business career includes leading successful mergers… Read More

Tom Vertin


Tom is a successful entrepreneur who has fueled impressive growth of both his family business – Vertin – and a range of other companies …Read More

Melissa Wells


Melissa is an expert in land acquisition, development, master community planning, and residential community development….Read More

Jerry Reed


Jerry is a highly experienced financial and accounting expert whose ability to leverage technology to improve financial insights provides…More

Jason Kindred


Jason brings extensive operational leadership gained from a twenty-seven-year career in the United States Marine Corps…Read More

David Leach


David is a pioneer and expert in thermoplastic composite materials for aerospace and other applications. He leads..More

Ross Jordan


Ross is a fourth generation farmer and partner on Lakesides farming portfolio. He leads all aspects of our farming operations..More

Josh Hemmingson


Josh Hemmingson is a Financial Analyst on the Lakeside team.  His primary focus is the implementation of financial systems…More

Our Associate Partners

Talented Leaders Supporting Key Aspects of Our Business

Our associate partners bring a high level of expertise and value to their role at Lakeside. Associate partners lead specific areas of Lakeside and our underlying entities, contributing day-in and day-out to the success of our individual investments. 

Ryan Beamer

Director of Operations | Architerra

Ryan leads Architerra’s home building efforts overseeing the purchasing, building & architectural departments. He has over 25 years….Read More

Lisa Briner

CFO & General Manager | Architerra

Lisa Briner is the Chief Financial Officer and General Manager of Architerra Homes.  She brings 20 years of accounting, financial… Read More

Jacob Bonwell

Vice President of Operations | Lakeside

Jacob brings an extensive background in capital improvement, process control, and operations management to Lakeside Companies diverse portfolio. More..

Gabe Gallinger, P.E.

Land Development Manager

Gabe brings over 20 years of experience residential, commercial, and municipal engineering to Lakeside. He is responsible for.. Read More

Bill Knapp

Land Development Strategy

Bill’s focus is on strategic projects at Lakeside involving land use, design and development. His role is to identify, acquire and deliver… Read More

Maria Lusardi

Marketing Director | Lakeside

Maria is a marketing director at Lakeside Companies overseeing marketing directives for both Lakeside and all portfolio companies. Read More

Jason Merrifield

Business Development Manager | ATC

Jason is the Business Development Manager at ATC Manufacturing. a thermoplastic composites manufacturer…Read More

Reilly Roach

CFO Century Farms & General Manager Rainier Seeds

Reilly is at the forefront of the agricultural arm of Lakeside. He leads operations and financial strategy …More

Angie Rothrock

Vice President | Lakeside

Angie has been part of the Lakeside team for over 18 years, where she manages a wide range of new ventures. She currently…Read More

Lakeside Team

Talented Team Members Adding Value

Beyond our partners and associate partners, Lakeside relies on a talented team to make the daily realities behind our ambitious goals work. Below is our trusted team of Lakeside staff that play critical roles in building our success.

Leif Drathman

Accounting Manager | Lakeside

Leif is an accounting manager at Lakeside Companies, overseeing accounting activities for Lakeside and portfolio companies. He is a certified CPA and… More

Claudia Hersey

Executive Assistant | Lakeside

Claudia Hersey is Lakeside Companies Executive Administrator. Claudia has over 40 years of administrative experience supporting executives… Read More

Katie Kory

Human Resources | Lakeside

Katie is a Human Resources leader and expert.  She provides coaching and guidance for Lakeside leaders at all levels…More.

Carson Reed

Accountant | Lakeside

Carson is an accountant and financial analyst at Lakeside Companies. He is integral to the daily management of accounting for all entities…More

Nicholas Roach

Marketing Director | Lakeside

Nick is a Marketing Director at Lakeside. He works closely with various business leaders across Lakeside’s portfolio on strategic marketing. More…