Director of Accounting
Julie Rich has been working in accounting for her whole career. After more than a decade with the State of Nevada, she decided to use her skills to help small businesses and became a shareholder with a local CPA firm. After five years, she joined the Donovan team, and never looked back. She has been around construction and trucking her entire life, and basically grew up on job sites. Not many 8 year olds can run the dozer or yarder on their father’s logging company job site, but Julie could! Aside from Donovan, her life revolves around her family—her husband (a construction foreman himself) and her two young daughters, who keep everyone on their toes.
In college, Jen Leppek knew one of the most important decisions in her life was to pick a profession she could really dig into. As an honor roll and Dean’s List student with an affinity for math, Jen realized Accounting was the career for her. She worked as cage cashier while in school and was hired by a small public accounting firm straight out of school. Once that firm grew into a larger CPA firm, she decided to embrace a new opportunity and joined the progressive team at Donovan.
Director of Technology
A current computer science student, Aaron Foelschhas an unparalleled ability to create efficient systems, and that’s just what he does for the Donovan team. He doesn’t wait around for something to slow down, rather he proactively seeks out ways to make projects run more efficiently through technology. Aaron is also an active musician, playing in the Reno band Fantastic Flying Foelschs.
Tracy Husbands knew from the moment he started building forts in his parents’ living room that he loved to construct things. We’re not talking a blanket fort here—Tracy nailed walls into the hardwood and cut up the coffee table to use as a roof. In his 40 years in the building and remodeling trade Tracy has built dams, bridges, water-treatment plants, more custom homes than he can count, and has been named Oregon Contractor of the Year. His favorite part of the job? Taking someone’s dream, putting it on paper, and then making it real.
Scott Kelly has been fixing things since he was 18 which was when his career as an HVAC Technician career kicked off. After six years, Scott moved to servicing RV’s before moving to Reno in 2011 where his operations career truly began as a Maintenance Supervisor with a local property management company.