Being a Teammate

We believe furniture is not simply something you need to function at work—it is an asset to your company and your company’s purpose. Providing our clients with the right solutions for their office space planning needs today helps to strengthen brand awareness, increase employee productivity + health, develop a sense of place, and advance overall employee engagement + retention.

Partnering with Teammates ensures our team will be there to support your company’s long-term growth for years and years to come.

What’s in a name?

Our name speaks to our core philosophy of prioritizing client relationships. And to this day, it helps every Teammates employee remember what we’re all about.


Employees at Teammates


Design-oriented, tech-friendly product lines


Cans of LaCroix in the fridge, on average


Inspiring showroom

Meet The Team

It takes a team of very talented associates to develop projects from concept to completion. Small, sleek and seriously experienced- that’s us!! Our name, Teammates, speaks to our core philosophy of prioritizing client relationships and being more strategic and less ego-driven.


Kristen Smith

Kristen Smith

Vice-President of Sales

About Kristen

Kristen began her career at Teammates in 2005. Her excellent communication skills, sales experience and strong work ethic has helped earn the trust of dozens of Teammates clients over the years. Kristen received her BS from Indiana University and is LEED AP certified. She is a wine-enthusiast and mother of two.

Jake Leslie

Corporate Account Manager

About Jake

Long ago in a galaxy far, far away, Jake sat next to Teammates CEO Michael Berkery in English Rhet. He came on board in 1998 and we can’t seem to succeed without him. Twenty-four years experience in the contract furniture industry means he’s mastered the sales cycle, manages installation crews with one hand tied to his ski pole, and has some seriously entertaining company stories in his back pocket. Jake has two daughters, eats wings when no ones looking and likes to hum the Rocky theme song under his breath.

Ansley Fraley

Corporate Account Manager

About Ansley

Born and raised in Southern Illinois, Ansley, made the transition out West in 2015 and has been enjoying the outdoor lifestyle of Colorado since. Ansley joined Teammates in 2018 and love being a part of such a creative and inspiring industry. With an eye for style and design, she always knows the trends of fashion and furniture.


Kimberly Dawes

Vice-President of Design

About Kimberly

With a BS in Interior Design from the Art Institute of Colorado, and plenty of experience (she settled at Teammates in 2002), Kimberly is a master problem-solver and likes to keep her creative edge sharp. She is LEED AP certified, and despite an average five hours of sleep, manages to effectively oversee the whole darn design department. When not chasing around her two sweet girls, you might catch her redesigning her home or vacationing in the San Juans.

Jill Lee

Interior Designer

About Jill

Interior designer offering 7+ years in Commercial, Government, Healthcare and Education design. Jill’s innovative, functional spaces are focused on ergonomic and creative space planning. Jill joins Teammates with a Bachelor of Science degree in Interior Design from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh – Online Division. When not busy fulfilling her passion in design, Jill loves training in Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu! She also is an outdoor adventure seeker and enjoys 4-wheeling, camping and watching live races.

Sierre Pugliese

Interior Designer

About Sierre

Passionate about Interior Design from an early age, Sierre graduated from Colorado State University with a BS in Interior Architecture and Design and a minor in Real Estate. In every design, Sierre seeks to find the highest potential while creating a space that flows effortlessly for every client. She loves black coffee, working out, and is a sucker for a good taco. Born and raised in Colorado, Sierre loves spending majority of free time outdoors, shopping, and hanging out with family and friends.

Lauren Zagar

Interior Designer

About Lauren

Born and raised in Arizona, Lauren is excited to continue her design career in Colorado. She Graduated from Northern Arizona University with a BS in Interior Design and has been honing her skills ever since. Lauren enjoys the combination of problem solving and creativity that being an interior designer allows and loves to come up with the perfect layout for a space. On the weekends you can find her searching for a bargain at a thrift store or baking a yummy treat (if you’re lucky, she’ll share with you).


Lisa Cloutier

Vice-President of Finance

About Lisa

Lisa has a Bachelors in Computer Information Systems as well as a Masters in Organization Management from Tusculum College. As detail-oriented as they come, Lisa runs the IT, HR, admin and finance departments, and has been an employee at Teammates since 2003. When not working hard, Lisa also volunteers with the North Fork Fire Protection District. She loves being outdoors camping, boarding, and hiking—ideally with some peach gummy rings in her pocket.

Teammates' Field Project Manager Adam Esquibel

Adam Esquibel

Field Project Manager

About Adam

Adam is a Colorado native who enjoys camping, fishing and a nice cold beer. He’s spent almost his entire career in the Commercial Furniture Industry, with over 20 years of installation and Project Management experience. He’s a proud father of 3 children and our go-to guy for 80’s movie trivia!


Katherine Peña

Project Manager

About Katherine

Katherine grew up in Northern Virginia and moved to Denver in 2012. She decided two years ago to take her project management background and jump into the interior design world. She has found a passion for the industry and brings a great skill set to Teammates. Katherine and her husband enjoy skiing, snowboarding and mountain biking, depending on the season.

Michael Berkery


About Michael

Michael is a Los Angeles native, but has been embracing the Rocky Mountain lifestyle since the early 80s. Prior to co-founding Teammates in 1995, he was an account manager at Desks, Inc. His authentic client approach has built long-term professional relationships, while his soft leadership skills have made Teammates employees feel like family. At Fort Lewis College, Mike majored in music and was the drummer in a country-western band called Highway Robbery. Mike says he really loves his wife, daughter and son, but his most prized possession is a Corona key chain beer opener acquired on a surfing trip to Baja at age 16.

Book a Showroom Tour

Our Belmar showroom is modern, playful and purposeful. It tends to calm and excite at the same time. Come see for yourself, and let us show you how we can transform your workspace.