Our People

Tracy Switzer

Tracy Switzer

Owner

Tracy grew up wrapped in fiberglass…okay, not literally, but he has been around fiberglass his whole life. He learned all about fiberglass from working with his father’s fiberglass boat business, and started Shelter Works in 1995. He loves to develop creative solutions for his clients and can often be found tinkering in the plant with the rest of the team

Steve Switzer

Steve Switzer

Business Development Manager

Steve’s experience in providing equipment protection solutions for a steel manufacturer, primarily to the Telecommunications and Transportation industries, gives Shelter Works even more expertise in those industries. While Steve spent the better part of the past two decades in the world of steel buildings, he also grew up in and around fiberglass and is committed to the highest levels of customer service, quality and responsiveness in the market.

Dana Woodall

Dana Woodall

Sales Engineer

Dana graduated from West Point with a Mechanical Engineering degree. He also served his country as an Airborne Ranger and as an officer in the Corp of Engineers. He’s an Eagle Scout and a Boy Scout Troop Leader who likes to run and bike. As a main client contact for Shelter Works, Dana applies the Golden Rule in all his client interactions.

Kathie Haferkamp

Kathie Haferkamp

Controller

Kathie is our resident CPA who graduated from the University of Missouri, St. Louis. She spent time in public accounting and in the savings & loan industry before getting involved with Shelter Works 12 years ago. Kathie handles all accounting, finance and HR administration for the company.

Jennifer Ray

Jennifer Ray

Sales & Marketing Coordinator

Jennifer is an entrepreneur and a graduate of University of Missouri St Louis. Her degree in Communications allows her to masterfully develop all our marketing materials. If you have a marketing question, give her a call (and sign up for our newsletter, too)!

Scot Lauth

Scot Lauth

Logistics Coordinator

Scot handles all the logistics of building delivery—coordinating shipments for installation. When you get a call from Scot, it usually means your building is getting ready to ship.

Dania Imler

Dania Imler

Project Manager

With years of experience working in project management, Dania brings a depth of skill and understanding that supports her efforts to provide the best experience possible to our clients. Dania becomes the point of contact for our clients once the decision has been made to purchase a shelter Built for Life by Shelter Works. She’ll ensure that your project is engineered to your exact needs and meets all the requirements of your individual job.

Cathleen Emert

Cathleen Emert

Accounts Payable/Accounts Receivable Specialist.

Cathleen works in our accounting department to keep everything flowing--vendor bills getting paid so that our team can continue to make our high-quality shelters. She ensures our customer billings are in proper order and is a great asset in helping the financial aspects of our offices run smoothly. If you have a chance to talk to Cathleen on the phone, you can find out about the times when she lived in Switzerland, Dallas, or San Antonio or find out about her lovable dogs!

Anna Hodge

Anna Hodge

Project Manager

Anna is in charge of client service for the oil & gas and telecom market verticals, ensuring submittal drawings are correct, acting as information liaison and upholding Shelter Works high customer service standards. She also manages our state licensing program. She has an engineering degree from the University of Missouri Columbia and is involved with St. Louis’ Gateway Chapter of Engineers Without Borders.

Ashley Lukomski

Ashley Lukomski

Purchasing Manager

Ashley has expertise in purchasing, cost accounting and profitability analysis, and will be working on our continuous process improvement efforts. She graduated from Kaskaskia College in Illinois with a degree in accounting and makes sure that componentry, raw materials and any other aspect of our purchasing meets our clients’ expectations of excellence in both quality and delivery time.