Mark Jensen - Project Manager
Mark was born and raised in Boise, Idaho. He is a graduate of Boise State University. He spent 2 years in the West Indies on an LDS mission. Before joining VM he worked in the environmental industry as a project manager for an asbestos abatement company that focused on commercial and industrial projects. His certifications include WRT, Xactimate, Lead Renovator and AHERA Asbestos Inspector. Mark, his wife Ember, and their 3 children have lived in the valley for almost 2 years. In his free time Mark can be found outdoors fishing and hunting.
Peter Matschek - Project Manager Assistant
Peter was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. After graduating from the University of Oregon, he moved to Telluride, Colorado and then to Bend, Oregon, where he worked in construction and landscaping. After moving back to Eugene, Peter worked for Belfor as the business manager for 8 years. After being laid off as a result of the recession, he decided to move back to the mountains of Sun Valley. His hobbies are hiking, biking, skiing (both kinds), snowshoeing, and fishing. On his days off, he is k own to tip a few at Grumpy’s, a local watering hole.
Tom Chappell - Rebuild Specialist
Tom was born in Denver, Colorado and grew up in Colorado Springs where he worked in auto mechanics and built custom homes. He first came to the valley in 1981 where he worked in property maintenance. He left the valley for a short time to pursue his interest in building homes. Knowing his heart belonged in Idaho, he returned in 1989 where he has worked 25 years in property management and customer services. He settled down and started a family, having raised two step-sons and now has two grandkids. He enjoys camping, fishing, hunting, cooking and spending time with family and friends.
Cory McKinney - Rebuild Specialist
Cory was born and raised in the sticks of Wyoming, where he spent most of his life until 2017 when he moved to Idaho for a change of scenery and the potatoes. Cory holds certifications in OSHA, Natural Gas, IICRC and MSHA. During his down time he enjoys camping with his wife and kids. Some of his other hobbies include anything that goes fast and working on his old truck.
Tanner Marks - Mitigation Manager
Tanner was born and raised in the Pacific northwest and moved to the wood river valley in 2017. He has several certifications including IICRC certifications through REETS Drying Academy. He was previously in the restoration industry in Boise. Tanner and his wife, Cassandra, have 1 beautiful daughter (age 7 ) and are expecting another. When he isn’t working, Tanner enjoys hunting, fishing and spending time with his family.
Melvin Swanson - Mitigation Technician
Melvin was raised in a small town in Oregon where his dad worked in a silver mine. When the mine closed his family left Oregon and moved to Idaho. Melvin has a Bachelors Degree in Applied Science with an emphasis in Drafting. He also has his Associates Degree in Fish & Wildlife resources. Melvin and his wife have been married for 8 years and have two children (ages 6 & 14). They now reside in Gooding, Idaho.
Hayden Wayment - Mitigation Technician
Hayden Wayment was born and raised in southern Idaho. Attending the College of Southern Idaho pursuing a degree in physical therapy, while looking to achieve excellence for Valley Restoration as a water mitigation technician. Hayden has completed his WRT certification with more work to be done in the future. In his free time, Hayden likes to play basketball and spend time with his family.
Jessica Owen - Master Rug Cleaner & Cleaning Manager
Jessica was raised in the Wood River Valley and graduated from Wood River High School. She moved to Long Beach, California but knowing this would always be home she moved back after 6 months. Jessica and her husband, Tad, enjoy spending time with their daughter, Miri, fishing, hiking, movies, camping, and history. Jessica is also very talented at playing the cello! Jessica has had work experiences in housekeeping, customer service, and management positions which make her awesome at being our Carpet Technician. She is certified as a carpet cleaning tech and is working on her Bachelor’s degree in Business Management. Jessica has been at Valley Maintenance since May of 2015.
Laren Peterson - Carpet Cleaning Technician & Mitigation Technician