Our People

Mike Speciale

GM/PRINCIPAL

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

COO

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

CMO

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

Leonard Ramirez

PROJECT MANAGER Modular Studios

Leonard Ramirez serves as the Project Manager for Sett Studio Modular. Having spent the last 15 years in the home improvement industry, the last five of which were focused on sustainable building and healthy living.

Danielle Hritsko

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Danielle comes to Sett Studio from New York City...and that's ok. She got to Texas as fast as she could. She came to Austin for the weather and tacos and we're happy to have her helping out with our administrative duties.

 

Brian Welsh

SUPERINTENDENT

Brian has been with Sett Studio for awhile now and comes to us with over 10 years of experience as expert cabinet furniture craftsman. He olds a BFA and MFA in art from Mass College of Art in Boston and his creative flair shows in his excellent work.

Jorge Charre

SUPERINTENDENT

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

Matt Fajkus

PRINCIPAL ARCHITECT 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

DESIGN ASSOCIATE 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

DIGITAL MARKETING Collaborative Partner

Elaine Torres has known the fine folks at Sett Studio for many years. She holds a BA in Emerging Media and Communications from UT Dallas and her love of technology and art are what prompted her to start Social Mind Media in 2014.

 

Kiza McDonald

CREATIVE SERVICES MGR 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.

Logan Kees

GRAPHIC DESIGNER Collaborative Partner

Logan Kees, working with Rising Tide Growth + Marketing, is a Graphic Designer with great amounts of experience. Having worked at great companies, such as Twyla, Logan brings a great amount of talent to his team. He designed the Sett Studio website.