Meet The Team

Meet The Team

Living Better Starts Here®

At Alair we work hard to make our client’s dreams come true by producing award-worthy projects, but we know that our real legacy is helping our clients, sub-trades, trade partners, employees, and Kirkland neighbors live better because Living Better Starts Here®!

Stacy  Eakman

Stacy Eakman


I am Partner here at Alair Kirkland and was President at Eakman Construction Company, a company I founded in 2012. My passion for construction started at a young age, as my father had a remodeling company, and I learned the trade by working with him on job sites and around the house. This experience, combined with being unemployed and knowing I had the skills to build things, led me to start my own company.

Some of the most notable achievements in my career, include being chosen as one of Remodelers Magazine's 40 under 40 honorees in 2019 and earning the magazine's BIG 50 Award for being one of the top 50 remodeling companies in the country. In 2020 I was honored to be selected as one of Puget Sound Business Journal's 40 under 40 honorees.

Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my wife Danica and my 12-year-old son Kason, traveling, and learning how to be a better leader. My biggest strength in my work is my ability to have a big dream and keep moving forward toward it, taking it one step at a time. My success can be attributed to me living by the motto “Just do the next thing”.

What I am most passionate about in my job is changing the way people feel about residential construction companies. I am constantly striving to create an experience for our clients that shift the overall perception of what it is like to do a large construction project. My future career goal is to have Alair Kirkland be chosen as one of Seattle Business Magazine's top 100 places to work, with the ultimate aim of being in the top 50 and the number one residential construction company on the list.

My family and close relationships have had a huge impact on my life and career. I am grateful for my parents' guidance and love, and I work hard to set a good example for my son. My wife's unwavering faith in me gives me the confidence to tackle any challenge that comes my way.
Darren  Califano

Darren Califano

VP of Operations

As the VP of Operations at Eakman Construction, I bring a wealth of experience to the table. I was drawn to this field as a way to start working right after college and was soon hooked by the thrill of building and creating. I hold a Certificate in Construction Management from the University of Washington and have spent over two decades in this industry. Starting out as a carpenter for a custom home builder, I worked my way up to superintendent, and eventually started my own remodeling business. In 2012, I transitioned to the commercial side of construction. My passion is in residential custom homes so I was excited to join Eakman Construction in October 2021. When I'm not working, I enjoy spending time with my wife in Arizona, riding my Harley, and playing with my two grandsons. I bring dedication and consistency to my work and am passionate about building relationships with my colleagues and clients. My goal for the future is to play a key role in the successful transition from Eakman Construction to Alair Kirkland, and to help change the way people feel about residential construction companies. My wife Leanne is a bakery operations specialist for Albertsons Companies, and I have four amazing children. I am passionate about building and mentoring those that make our company successful, and I am eager to bring my expertise to the team at Alair Kirkland.
Holli  Bielenberg

Holli Bielenberg

Office Manager

As the Office Manager, I was initially drawn to the company by the kind and straightforward demeanor of the owner, Stacy, and his vision for the office support role and procurement coordination. It's been a pleasure to work alongside a talented group of hardworking individuals who are dedicated to providing the best service to our clients. One of my biggest strengths is my dedication and willingness to take on any tasks or challenges that come my way.

Outside of work, I love to travel and am passionate about all things creative, especially painting. I am always enthusiastic about learning new things and taking on challenges to support and help everyone. Looking forward, I hope to continue growing and learning more in my career.

In my personal life, I deeply love and cherish my relationships with my family and loved ones. One message I would like to share with everyone is to always stay positive, enjoy your accomplishments, and have fun!
Valerie Weller

Valerie Weller

Director of Finance

As the Head of Finance, I bring over 30 years of accounting experience to the team. My educational background includes a B.A. in Accounting from the University of Washington and a CPA certificate. Throughout my career, I am proud to have helped the Seattle Supersonics NBA team through a significant transition and to have played a key role in building a new accounting team and system. Outside of work, I enjoy hiking, gardening, traveling, spending time with my family and friends, and reading non-fiction books. Accuracy is my biggest strength, and I am passionate about leaving the books better than when I started. In the future, I hope to retire and volunteer my services to organizations that align with my values and passions.
Karen Eakman

Karen Eakman

AP | Vendor Relations

I work as the Accounts Payable Coordinator, or as I like to call it, the "Vendor Relationship Coordinator" I am so proud to have been a part of Eakman Construction for the last 7+ years and of what we have been able to accomplish. In my free time, I enjoy quilting and watching my grandkids play the sports they love. I have been married for 48 years and have two amazing kids and three grandchildren who bring so much joy to my life. My biggest strength in my work is my determination. I believe that if things are done correctly, the numbers will balance, and I will work until any issue is resolved. I am also passionate about being thorough and anticipating future challenges. As we continue the exciting transition to Alair, I am eager to be a contributing part of the success. I believe that Alair is the next big step, and I am thrilled to be a part of it.
Gordon Rechcygl

Gordon Rechcygl


As a Superintendent, I have a lifelong love for building that began when I was just five years old and my dad built our home. Despite not having a formal degree, I have over 34 years of experience in the construction industry and have pursued various training courses and on-the-job training to develop my skills. I am a Certified Waterproofer since 2015, a Certified HVAC Technician since 2012, and have recently completed the CI Applied Building Science class in 2022.

Throughout my career, I have been fortunate enough to work on extremely high-end homes for many high-profile clients, including tech business owners, professional athletes, doctors, lawyers, and investment bankers.

Outside of work, I enjoy fishing and hiking with my children and spending time at the ocean. In my work, I believe that my biggest strength lies in my ability to communicate effectively with homeowners, building not only homes but also dreams and strong professional relationships.
What I am most passionate about in my job is achieving excellence in all aspects of my work, taking great pride in ensuring that even the things that can't be seen are done correctly and professionally. Looking to the future, I hope to continue learning and growing within the industry, always striving to improve and stay at the forefront of the latest trends and techniques.
Myranda DeCuffa

Myranda DeCuffa


As a Superintendent, I take pride in overseeing the day-to-day construction operations and ensuring that everything runs smoothly on-site. My love for construction began with my first job in the industry, where I discovered that there was always something new to learn and no shortage of opportunities for growth. While my background is in Criminal Justice with a Major in Security Management, I am also certified in CPR.

Over the course of my career, I have worked my way up from a residential construction laborer to my current role as Superintendent. I am grateful to have learned from some of the best in the industry, and I believe that my passion for the work and my attention to detail have been key to my success. Watching the build process unfold and problem-solving are two things that I find particularly exciting in my job.

Outside of work, I enjoy spending time in the great outdoors. I love camping, hunting, fishing, kayaking, and traveling. Looking ahead, I hope to continue to grow in my career and eventually become a Project Manager.

On a personal note, I am proud to have served in the United States Air Force as a Security Forces Member.
Ryan Fisher

Ryan Fisher


As a Superintendent, I've always had a passion for building and creating. With a background that started as a framer and transitioned into a remodeler, I've honed my skills and grown into the role of a Superintendent. With each project, I strive to not only build something I can be proud of but also make sure it's completed efficiently and effectively.

When I'm not on the job, I enjoy the great outdoors and spending time fishing, hunting, and watching all kinds of sports. In my work, I bring a can-do attitude and a willingness to do whatever it takes to get the job done. I believe this is one of my biggest strengths.
Looking ahead, I hope to continue growing in my career and eventually move into a Project Management position. In the long term, I aspire to start my own construction company and provide a high-quality building experience for my clients.
Eric Terpko

Eric Terpko

Project Manager

I am a seasoned Project Manager with a 44-year background in the construction industry. My passion for this field stems from my family’s background in contractors and carpenters. I bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table, including my time as a Combat Construction Engineer and being Certificate in Construction Management holder.

Throughout my career, I have worked on a variety of projects, from ground up foundation setup to interior high-end finishes, and even owning my own cabinet manufacturing shop. My biggest strength in my work is my ability to communicate effectively, understand the project scope, solve problems, and guide people. I am most passionate about completing projects correctly, on time, and within budget.

In the future, I hope to continue learning and growing my understanding of the use of technology in construction and to mentor the next generation. My family is my purpose and is always at the forefront of my mind. In my free time, I enjoy woodworking, golfing, and playing with my grandchildren. I believe that staying focused on the mission is key to success.
Jacob  Schlumberger

Jacob Schlumberger

Project Manager

As a Project Manager, I have always been inspired by the construction industry. Growing up around my mom who is an interior designer and having family members who own trade companies, it seemed like an obvious direction for me. I attended Washington State University and hold certifications as a Phius Certified Passive Home Builder CPHB and OSHA 30 card holder. Throughout my career, I have been known to go above and beyond my job responsibilities to help out the team, even taking on additional operations responsibilities and running weekly operations meetings with other Project Managers and Superintendents.

Outside of work, I enjoy spending time outdoors, including hunting, fishing, and hiking. I also play hockey as the captain of my team, the IceHawks, in the Adult Kraken Hockey League. My biggest strength in work is my ability to learn quickly, stay calm in stressful situations, and adapt my communication style to better communicate with others.

In my job, I am passionate about finding solutions to problems before they arise and providing an enjoyable construction experience for our clients. I also enjoy teaching and helping our carpenters and superintendents develop their skill set. In the future, I hope to continue growing and learning in my career.

Personally, I was recently engaged and am overjoyed to have found my life partner who shares so many of my core values. I am close with my family and looking forward to starting my own family with my fiancé.
Kevin Haines

Kevin Haines

Project Manager

As a project manager, my passion for construction began in high school when I helped build my family's beach house on Camano Island. It was designed by Mithun, and the experience sparked my interest in modern architecture and building.

I have a degree in Business and Construction Management from the University of Washington. Throughout my career, I've worked in various sectors of construction, including commercial construction, high-end residential projects, and plat work and developments. I've purchased land, designed and built spec houses, and have experience building ultra-modern and traditional homes.

When I'm not on the job, I love to spend time backpacking and mountain biking. One of my biggest strengths in my work is my ability to thrive off the fast-paced, time-sensitive culture of construction. I'm a morning person, which allows me to jump right into the day and tackle whatever challenges come my way.

What I'm most passionate about in my job is collaborating with like-minded, creative, and motivated individuals as we take napkin sketches and turn them into final projects. Seeing a project come to fruition is truly rewarding, and I feel fortunate to be able to do what I love every day.
Kyle  Robinson

Kyle Robinson


I am a Superintendent with a passion for problem solving and learning. I was inspired to pursue a career in construction when I felt stuck in my previous career and was looking for new opportunities and challenges. I bring a fresh perspective to the team and enjoy being adaptable in the workplace. Versatility is my strength and being able to manage and preform construction tasks as they arise.

While I don't have any formal education or certifications, I have gained a wealth of knowledge and experience from my work in construction. My most notable achievement is being able to provide for my family. Outside of work, I enjoy camping and am an avid sports fan, especially of the Seahawks and Kraken.

One of the things I pride myself on is having a positive attitude everyday and helping others when I am needed. I have an extensive team of colleagues who provide me with a wealth of knowledge and experience. I'm also constantly researching and collecting new tools that make doing my job easier and more enjoyable.

In the future, I hope to progress my position as a superintendent and eventually become a project manager. I have a wife and three young children who bring me so much joy and motivate me to be the best I can be.

And, as a Seattleite, I have to say, "Go Kraken!"
Rony Salazar

Rony Salazar


I am a carpenter with a passion for learning and improving my skills every day. While I didn't have a particular inspiration to pursue a career in construction, I was drawn to the challenge of learning a new career later in life. My educational background includes a bachelor's degree and certifications in gym maintenance, cooking Italian food, and landscape work.

Throughout my career, I have been fortunate to work alongside knowledgeable colleagues and bosses who have helped me develop my skills. I am always striving to do my job better and take pride in my attention to detail. When I'm not working, I enjoy playing soccer and listening to music.

What I'm most passionate about in my job is the opportunity to continue learning and improving. In the future, I hope to expand my knowledge of the construction industry and grow in my career. Family is incredibly important to me, and I'm blessed with a beautiful family of four children who inspire me every day.

I'm grateful to both God and Alair Kirkland for the opportunity to work with the company and continue to improve in my career.
Robert Huffine

Robert Huffine


As a carpenter, my passion for trades evolved when I found my way into the construction industry. While always taking pride in my work, I love the ability to bring clients' visions to life.

Although I have no formal education in the field, I have completed technical training in media and hold certifications in OSHA, LEAD and asbestos abatement. Over the years, I have gained experience in multiple areas of construction. While having the opportunity to complete a variety of projects, I have found my true passion is in custom finish carpentry.

Outside of work, I enjoy music, camping, video games, and spending time with friends. Throughout my career, I have found my strongest trait is in my own abilities and willingness to learn. I strive to overcome any challenge that presents itself in my day-to-day tasks.

In the future, I look forward to continuing to learn and grow as a carpenter. While striving every day to improve my craft, one of my goals includes moving into a teaching or mentoring role. Lastly, I am driven by the love and loyalty I have for my family and close relationships and will do anything to support and care for them.
Danica Eakman

Danica Eakman

Relationship Coordinator

Weaving Relationships in Construction
Once in a while, you come across someone whose journey into a particular field is driven by an extraordinary blend of values and a heartfelt commitment to family. Meet Danica Eakman, the Relationship Coordinator at Alair Kirkland, where construction isn't just about bricks and mortar; it's about building connections.

Inspired Beginnings
Danica's path into the world of construction was paved with a profound sense of purpose. Her family's business at Alair Kirkland held a special place in her heart. Working alongside her partner, she found fulfillment and pride in contributing to his dreams and ambitions.

The Scholar's Touch
Education is the cornerstone of Danica's journey. Armed with a bachelor's degree in Communications with an emphasis in public relations from Washington State University (WSU), she possesses the communication skills that are the bedrock of her role.

Crafting Relationships
Before joining the Alair Kirkland team, Danica ventured into the dynamic world of marketing. She lent her expertise to renowned brands like VitaminWater, LVMH, Perrier, Pellegrino, and Verizon. These experiences honed her ability to cultivate relationships—a skill she now seamlessly applies to the construction industry.

Beyond the Office
But there's more to Danica than her professional prowess. She's an adventurer, an explorer of cultures, cuisines, and languages. Her wanderlust has taken her around the globe, discovering the beauty of diversity.
Closer to home, she finds solace in the tranquil embrace of a nature preserve near her residence, taking her loyal four-legged companions along for daily walks. In the midst of these serene moments, she dedicates herself to personal growth, relentlessly striving to become smarter, stronger, and emotionally wiser every day.

The Strength of Positivity
Danica's defining trait is her boundless positivity. It infuses vitality into her work and nurtures connections with everyone she meets. In her role as Relationship Coordinator, she's driven by a passion to create a work environment where every team member feels valued, heard, and celebrated on their special days.

The Road Ahead
Looking ahead, Danica's aspirations are clear. She aims to deepen her understanding of the construction industry and Alair Kirkland's projects. Her mission is simple yet profound: to be the greatest asset she can be to the team, contributing to its ongoing success and growth.

The Grateful Heart
Outside of her professional endeavors, Danica considers herself incredibly fortunate. She's married to a husband whose generosity, kindness, and emotional intelligence mirror her own values.
Join Danica on her remarkable journey—a journey that celebrates relationships, fosters growth, and transforms a construction site into a place where everyone is made to feel special.

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