Dave was born in London, where he lived until moving to San Francisco at the age of nine years old. He attended Sonoma State University, graduating with degrees in Psychology and English. Dave was on his way to law school when he decided to stay a little longer in Sebastopol, CA to improve his carpentry skills. Read More
Dave is a Certified Green Builder, and over the decades has become an expert in solar and sustainable building, historical renovation and infill real estate development. He’s dedicated to alternative building approaches, and his passion for building and remodeling homes that are beautiful and functional – and which integrate sustainable principals with new technologies – has informed his company vision and the development of his Design Build approach to all projects.
Dave has been an instructor of the remodeling process to homeowners and contractors (Santa Rosa Junior College), and frequently contributes Design Build and construction articles to industry publications. Dave and the LEFF team hold remodeling workshops for homeowners at the new LEFF Design Center several times a year. He serves on the Board of Directors and heads up the Green Building Committee of the North Coast Builders Exchange and participates as a speaker or panelist in conferences and events about sustainable building practices.
Lisa was born in Southern California and has been working her way up the coast. She’s spent the most recent half of her life in Sonoma County. As Director of Operations, Lisa coordinates across departments to ensure the company’s smooth operation. As Chief Financial Officer, she manages finance and administration including LEFF’s financial statements and the company’s annual budget. Read More
Lisa has a bachelor’s degree in Business Management with an emphasis in Accounting from Sonoma State University. She started for LEFF as part-time controller in 2001, Lisa has over 25 years of experience in management, accounting and construction. She started in management at her first job in a record company and has experience in a wide variety of industries including independent software consultant and accountant and in the general engineering, entertainment, and medical fields. Most weekends and evenings Lisa spends time with her husband, their carefree smooth collie and some amusing cats. You’ll also catch her attending music events, reading and playing electric bass.
Born and raised in Vermont, Jeffrey R Rexford has lived in California since 1978. He is a Senior Designer and Sales Representative at LEFF, where he leads the Design Team in 3-D rendering, construction blueprints, permits and interior finish design. Jeffrey is a qualified Universal Design Certified Professional and Licensed General Contractor. Read More
Jeffrey brings a deep and extensive knowledge in all aspects of residential design and construction, having spent 38 years as a Designer and General Contractor. His superior work displays his focus on thoughtful design and quality workmanship. Before joining LEFF in July of 2016, he headed his own Design Build Construction firm for five years. In this role, he was responsible for all aspects of sales, design, and construction. Most weekends you will find Jeffrey spending time with family and friends studying martial arts, hiking, traveling by motorcycle, reading and going to the movies. Keeping fit is important to Jeffrey and he is studying to attain a Black Belt in Kung Fu. An avid photographer, Jeffrey spends time looking for that next great shot.
As the Architectural Coordinator at Leff, Tim is the liaison between our in-house design team and project consultants. He reconciles all design input to ensure construction documents are complete and ready for our production team to build the project.Tim was born and raised in the Midwest then spent several years in the State of Washington before landing in Arizona, where he studied Architecture, design and drafting.Read More
Candice is a Sonoma County native. As a Senior Designer, she helps to lead the LEFF Design Team. Candice focuses on all aspects of the Design Build process to keep a strong emphasis on space planning relative to interior design and architecture. Read More
Most weekends you will find Candice spending time with her family, hiking, racing at OCR events, and shopping for anything beautifully designed.
Heather hails from the San Francisco Peninsula. She holds degrees in Psychology from USC and Interior Design from Canada College. She worked in residential design and project management on the Peninsula for 10 years before moving to Sonoma County in 2013. Read More
As an Interior Designer with LEFF Construction Design Build, Shellie works hand in hand with clients and the design/build teams on the details and finishes in our projects. As a designer, she adds her fine aesthetic sense to our client’s needs and style. In her own home, she is drawn to classical proportions, vertical lines, ways to bring the outdoors inside; playing ancient patterns with modern pieces and salvaged architectural elements.Read More
Shellie has been aware of space since she was old enough to move her bedroom furniture, always noticing proportion and balance; scale and light, flow and the impact of negative space and color. She practiced Real Estate in San Francisco, then went to design school and worked as a stager and designer. Pairing people with space that works for them has been a life’s work. A Northern California native, Shellie grew up in Napa. The rolling hills, dramatic coastline and temperate climate always welcome her home from travels. Shellie is passionate about art, especially modern art, post-WWI, is curious about tree and tiny houses, loves flea markets and is planning trips to explore the cities of the Great Lakes.
Morgan was born and raised in Sonoma County. After moving out of state to pursue a degree in Journalism from Gonzaga University, she returned to Sonoma County and landed in a career in commercial construction management for several years before making her way to LEFF in July. Read More
Jon was born in Michigan, and raised in Alaska and Sonoma County. Jon began his time at LEFF as a journeyman carpenter, and now manages a team as Lead Superintendent. His expert skills, experience and attention to detail have been honed over the 20 years of his career in the commercial and residential construction industries. Read More
Denise joined the Leff team in December of 2013 as Bookkeeper and Contract Administrator and in 2016 was promoted to Assistant Controller with a wide range of duties in the accounting and production departments.
Denise grew up in Sebastopol, graduating from Analy High School and then Santa Rosa Junior College. After earning her degree in Bookkeeping, she went to work for her family’s construction company, quickly working her way up to office manager and beyond. Denise oversaw all company accounting, and handled special project management and estimating. Read More
In her nonworking hours Denise enjoys camping, spending time with her family and friends and hanging out with her chocolate lab Callie.
Carol worked for Leff Construction in 2002 as the office administrator and returned in 2016 in the role of Human Resources Manager. She previously worked as an HR Manger for the Heinz Corporation and Norwalk Hospital, both located in Connecticut, as well as Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City. Read More
As the Front Desk Coordinator, Elizabeth acts as the communications hub of the company, making sure everyone is supplied with accurate and timely information. She supports all company operations, from marketing to design and production. Elizabeth Freitas was born in Hawaii and started her life on a sailboat. She later moved to Sonoma County, where she has lived for most of her life. In her previous lives, Elizabeth has worked as a teacher and an editor. A lover of languages, she double-majored in English and German, and continues to improve her Dutch, Spanish, and Portuguese.Read More
Krista is a Sonoma County Native. As the Executive Administrator, Krista handles the various administrative and accounting duties on all LEFF projects, supporting office and field staff (and keeping everyone on their toes!). Read More
Prior to joining LEFF in 2012, Krista gained 15 years of construction industry knowledge and experience in her role as a Project Management Administrator. Away from the office, Krista can be found shuttling her son about, cheering at his sporting events, hanging out with family and friends and capturing those moments with her Nikon – she’s the Mama-razzi!
Elaine began her marketing career designing graphics, layout and copy for newspaper advertising and print publications, sales teams and small business entrepreneurs. Read More