Our People

Mike Speciale


With over 17 years of professional experience in residential and commercial construction, Mike is widely recognized as one of Austin’s top-tier sustainable builders.

Bristal Speciale


Bristal Speciale is the Chief Operating Officer for Sett Studio. She has created an exceptional standard of excellence in Human Resource strategies and is passionate about investing in people.

Jason Sherman


Jason Sherman has spent the past 15 years building companies, growing teams, creating dynamic cultures and shaking up dormant industries.

Jorge Charre


Jorge is one of our best. He is highly experienced and has worked in the new home construction business for over 10 years.

Brian Welch


With over 10 years as a cabinet furniture maker and all around good guy, Brian is one of our most creative builders. He carries a BFA and MFA in art from Mass. College of Art, and has the ability to design and build one of a kind pieces from sketches, and photos. A gift! He has been with Sett Studio awhile, and we are happy to have him take on the role of Superintendent.

Danielle Hritsko


Danielle comes to the Sett Studio family all the way from New York where she worked for a real estate organization. She made her way to Austin for the great weather and amazing tacos! We are excited to have her as a part of our dynamic team!

Matt Fajkus

Collaborative Partner

A native of Austin, Matt Fajkus holds a Master in Architecture from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, where he completed his thesis work with Pritzker Prize-winning architect Rafael Moneo. Before going independent in 2010 and establishing MF Architecture...

Anna Katsios

Collaborative Partner

Anna comes to MF Architecture from the Great White North of London, Ontario, where she was born and raised. Before moving south to Austin to pursue her Master of Architecture from the University of Texas...

Elaine Torres

Collaborative Partner

Elaine Torres is a native Austinite, who brings her knowledge of digital marketing, graphic design and UX to the Sett Studio family. A graduate of UT Dallas she holds a BA in Emerging Media Communications. She is the founder of Social Mind Media and enjoys good food, good friends, and great digital content.

Kiza McDonald

Collaborative Partner

Kiza McDonald leads her marketing team of consultants in creating high-converting websites. Working with Rising Tide Growth + Marketing, Kiza brings 7 years of experience to the table. She developed and designed the Sett Studio website.