Cindy started this company in 1978 with little more than a knowledge of the industry (from an installation point of view), a small corner in a stationery store for her office, and a huge desire to make her customers’ homes beautiful for a reasonable price. One of her greatest talents lies in taking the existing along with the new and pulling everything together. Her number one goal has always been to make sure her customers are happy.
Family is one of Cindy’s greatest joys. You can see the happiness in her eyes when she is surrounded with kids, grand kids and a gaggle of pets.
Sunny literally grew up in this industry. His apprenticeship started at the tender age of two when he went out on a carpet installation with Cindy, his mother. Growing up, he spent most of his summers working in the family business. When Sunny was nineteen, he decided to devote 100% of his focus to the floor covering business to see what would happen. As it turned out, Sunny became Cascade’s top sales associate after a year or so. He continued to work very hard to learn every aspect of the business and joined his mother as a partner in the business in 2002.
Sunny also takes great joy in his family and loves to travel and camp with them. He also enjoys scuba diving, baseball, skydiving and the occasional hand of Texas Hold’em.
Liz joined the Cascade family in 2007 and transitioned into the store manager position in 2014. As a native to this area, Liz and her family enjoy many local nature activities such as camping, clam digging and fishing. She definitely enjoys being outdoors but Liz's favorite activity is just being together with her two daughters and husband of 18 years.
Adam Bjerke joined Cascade Flooring in November 2013 as our warehouse driver, learning the ins and outs of the warehouse he became very familiar with the products, inventory, installers and computer system. A year into working at Cascade he set his sights on becoming a sales associate and started training for his flooring consultant certification. In May of 2015 he was given the opportunity to join our sales staff and has taken it head on.
In his free time Adam enjoys snowboarding, long boarding, rock climbing, camping, and brewing beer and cider.
Barry joined us in 2006 and primarily works with builders, contractors and insurance work.
When Barry’s not working, he enjoys his family time with his wife and two girls, along with walks with his dog and runs in the park.
Caitlin is Cindy Severson’s assistant and her daughter-in-law. Having a great attention to detail has served her well in her time assisting Cindy. Married to Cindy's youngest son, Kenny she is surrounded by flooring experts. Her uncle is even an installer. Her biggest joy is being able to have her little girl around as well, bringing the family atmosphere alive at Cascade Flooring America.
Cindy joined the Cascade Family in the Spring of 2010. She is currently a part of Shawn Medak's builder team as his administrative assistant. Cindy loves being behind the scenes helping out in any way that she can, to make a job go as smooth as possible!
Cindy enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 daughters whether it be camping, taking the occasional weekend trip to the mountain or coast, or simply staying close to home and hanging out with friends!
Genya joined Paul Edwards' team in June 2016. With a background in the flooring industry, a passion for design, and a Bachelors Degree in Finance, she enjoys working directly with customers on the floor and behind the scenes crunching numbers for estimates.
Genya enjoys spending her free time working out and hiking. Also, she is a big fan of traveling domestically and internationally with her family, husband Creg and son Aidan.
Jeff joined Cascade Flooring America in the Fall of 2014 and became a certified flooring consultant within the first 2 months. He moved on to pursue his passion of working with people and helping them realize their dream of a new look in an old space or a completely new build.
Whatever the customers motive is for coming into Cascade Flooring America, they always seem to crack a smile when working with Jeff. He likes to present flooring options in a fun way, so the focus can stay on the final appearance of the project rather than the tension of product selection. This follows his motto, “taking the boring out of flooring”.
In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his two boys and beautiful wife, as well as back-packing, rock-climbing and brewing beer.
Jewels has been with Cascade Flooring America for over a decade working along side her father Paul Edwards in the builder and retail world of floor covering. Jewels has been around this industry her entire life; her father was an installer while growing up and at one point owned his own floor covering store. Meeting every day with a great smile and a positive attitude to assist customers and making the buying experience a memorable one she makes the success of every job a top priority
When Jewels isn't working she dedicates her time with her husband Cameron and new son Kingston (who you might see in the showroom now and then). Jewels loves to bake yummy treats and cozy up with a good book. Taking walks with her family. Traveling around the world, especially to the Caribbean! When time permits you might find her on the beach watching and listening to the waves or sailing with her family.
Jon is a second generation tile and stone installer as well as a former retail tile and stone manager. He grew up in Aloha, OR. For the past 5 years he's been raising his youngest son in Kasson, MN. His passion for tile and stone brought him back to the Portland area.
Bringing Jon on as a flooring specialist here at Cascade Flooring has proven to be a great asset to the retail sales floor. Jon would love to help you come up with a beautiful solution for your flooring/kitchen of bathroom project.
Karen has spent almost twenty-five years in this industry and is very knowledgeable about the many aspects involved in putting a quality project together. Her abilities to adapt quickly and identify solutions make Karen an essential part of the “Cascade family.” With the invaluable skills gained working as a sales representative for one of our vendors, then as a member of our sales team, she now lends her expansive knowledge as part of the office team, enjoying putting her skills to work in yet another facet of our industry.
Karen’s love of family and decorating are evident in her office area where she surrounds herself with photos, plants, and decorative art.
Katy joined us in 2004 as an assistant in the bookkeeping department. She learned everything so quickly and did such a great job that Cindy, one of the owners, decided that she wanted Katy as her personal design assistant. Although Katy enjoyed working in the ‘paper end’ of the business, she finds that she really loves working with Cascade’s customers, and has continued classes to learn decorating techniques as well as to increase her product knowledge. She is also a Hunter Douglas® certified sales assistant. Whether here in our showroom or in your home, Katy will help clients choose the perfect window treatments, flooring or counter tops.
Katy enjoys traveling with her husband Chris. Snow boarding in the winter months and boating in the summer are other passions of the couple. During quiet times they are content hanging out with their young daughters.
A veteran of this industry since the mid 80s, Lynn strives to provide the best possible customer service for his clients, a dedication that extends to running ‘emergency material deliveries’ to assure that installers have everything they need on the job for a great installation.
Lynn loves golf and says he tries to play ‘at least twice a year.’ (We think at least a few dozen times would be more accurate). Bowling is another of his many talents and he manages to score around the 200 mark most of the time.” Lynn’s children are involved in sports which keeps him pretty busy acting as their personal practice trainer and chauffeur. Two of his older sons are experienced filmmakers and insist that he ‘star’ in their Christmas movies. So far, the Hollywood offers are not pouring in, much to Lynn’s chagrin and our delight
Michelle originally joined Cascade Flooring America in 2007 as our on-staff Interior Designer and Flooring Specialist. After a leave of absence to have a baby, Michelle has rejoined our team of dedicated sales professionals. With a Bachelors degree from Marylhurst University in Interior Design, Michelle has a passion for colors and design. Whether working on a large remodel or a small backsplash, she is an invaluable asset on any project! Michelle is thrilled to be able to once again utilize her education and work with customers on a daily basis.
In addition to her passion for Interior Design, Michelle loves spending time with her two children and husband, and recently discovered the joy of running. She stays motivated by running several races a year!
Paul brings over 33 years of experience to Cascade. Paul’s total focus and desire is to satisfy the individual needs of each customer. His goal is to ensure that the finished product encapsulates the client’s taste, personality and fashion.
As another very talented member of the Cascade staff, Paul is a great drummer, plays bass and guitar, and also writes music. Paul also enjoys art and discussing Bible topics with anyone who shares the passion.
Shawn began learning about this business more than twelve years ago when he started cleaning carpets with his cousin, Sunny Parsons. That experience gave them a great base knowledge about all the different types of carpet and how they wear and look over the years. After spending several years in the financial world, Shawn rejoined the family fold as a Floor Covering Specialist and works exclusively with our builder clientele. The builders appreciate Shawn’s eye for detail and technical expertise and are confident that they can rely on him to get the job done on their schedule.
Shawn is a great family man and when time allows, loves to play golf, poker, and is a self-admitted sports ‘fanatic.’ He also loves to participate in the ‘my team is best’ discussions that occur on a regular basis around lunch time.
Steve joined us in 1994 bringing with him a wealth of knowledge and experience ranging from ownership of a furniture store to ownership of a floor covering store in Helena Montana. Steve and his beautiful family relocated here to the fabulous Northwest in 1994 where he showed up at our door offering his skills and expertise. We hired him on the spot. Steve has since become our Insurance Specialist. His customer’s are almost exclusively families who have suffered some sort of home disaster and his number one goal is to make the replacement process as painless as possible for those families.
Aside from golfing and hunting, Steve also enjoys participation in the ‘my team is best’ lunch time event while wearing his ‘Cheese head’ hat.
Toree joined Cascade in the fall of 2014. Originally from Spokane WA, it is not unlike her to explore new areas for inspiration. Her interest in design began while living in Europe. She has since experienced an International Design Program in Paris, France and earned a Bachelor degree in Interior Design from Washington State University. Since joining, Toree has embraced the enriching environment Cascade offers that will aid in the process and product selection for our clients.
In addition to her love of travelling, Toree finds bliss in creating artwork for friends/family and adventures of hiking, biking, and a competitive (borderline comedic) game of tennis with her newly married husband. In the winter months, if you can't find her, she probably escaped to the mountains for snowboarding.
Warren is our Property Management Specialist and brings 20+ years experience in this industry to the table. He works very closely with property managers to ensure their floor covering replacement needs are met in the most efficient, cost and time effective ways possible.
Warren was born in New Zealand, but has spent most of his life right here in Clark County. With family being very high on Warren’s priority list, he enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter and considers those to be the best of times. After family time, he loves to golf, fish and work in the garden.
Wendy has been in the flooring business over 30 years. Throughout the years, she has worked in home furnishings and owned her own design business, all while keeping her foot in the flooring industry. Her career has kept her well connected with contractors, painters, and upholsters; providing her with the resources necessary to complete a job in its entirety. Wendy takes the time to find the products and styles that best fit your season of life and will help you make smart choices for your home or business, on any budget.
Wendy recently moved from Longview to the Vancouver – Portland area. Her family is very important to her. With grown children and grandchildren, her life is full. Wendy’s favorite activity is meeting with people for design consultations and helping them to create an atmosphere by design.
Ken is our Commercial guy. He's worked in the industry for more then 35 years, first as an installer and then as a project manager/estimator. Since joining Cascade in January of 2012, he has overseen numerous Portland commercial building installations, as well as restaurants in both Washington and Oregon. He prides himself on being able to see jobs through from start to finish and is involved every step of the way. Ken is always looking for great new opportunities to expand the Commercial Division
When Ken's not working, he loves spending time with his family - both two legged and four; some nights you'll even find him asleep on the couch with his favorite dog, Quincy. Summer adventures with his son are always a highlight of his year, especially those involving deep sea fishing! Ken also enjoys working on cars & home improvement projects, as well.
Megan was born into the flooring business and at a very young age she would help her dad install. (Well, she tried to help.) At the age of 18, she decided it was time to team up with her dad, Ken, in the flooring business and she's been hooked ever since. In addition to assisting Ken with Commercial Projects, Megan greets customers and assists Cascade's Operations Manager in a variety of projects. Megan is a great help and is learning and growing every day.
Megan loves spending time with friends and family. Going to the Portland Saturday Market to observe both the art and the people is one of Megan's favorite summer activities. She has been interested in art since she was a little girl and now loves being able to bring that love of art with her to work.
Kurt, Joined the Cascade Team in 2015 as a project manager. Kurt comes to Cascade Flooring America with over 35 years of construction experience. Prior to Cascade Flooring America, Kurt worked as an Interior Superintendent for a local Yacht builder managing the cabinetry, upholstery & interior finish shops, carpentry and the stone fabrication departments. He has owned and operated a cabinet shop in the Clackamas area, was a board member of the NKBA, worked as a cabinet/kitchen Specialist with Sorrento Design and Remodeling. In his free time Kurt enjoys working on his own home, traveling/hiking with his wife Diane and spending time with his 3 children and their families.
Jake joined the estimating team in August 2016 and has a background in estimating construction materials. Jake has been in construction since he was 12, starting as a cleanup person, after high school learned framing carpentry and now has a solid background in CAD based estimating software. He stays active with his two daughters with soccer, snow skiing and fishing way to much.
Rich Bean is our company estimator who visits your home and accurately measures the space you're interested in for new material. He originally started as an installer here at Cascade Flooring in 1989. Since then, he has worn many hats from sales to warehouse manager and now as the estimator. He is currently working full time while squeezing in gigs with his band every chance he gets. Rich is a very talented professional musician with a beautiful daughter and loving wife of 22 years.
Tom has spent the last 29 years in the floor covering industry, first as an apprentice in Local 1236 of the Floor Covering Union and then as a journeyman for the next 21 years. His specialty is carpet but also installs vinyl and laminate flooring. Tom joined Cascade’s floor covering installation family in 2003 and has become very important not only in installations but in the training aspect as well. Tom prides himself on the quality of every installation and won’t leave the job until everything looks great and the customer is happy with their floor coverings.
After family and home, one of Tom’s favorite past times is going outdoors on a great afternoon with his metal detector searching for illusive treasures. He has a very interesting collection of old metal items including jewelry and coins. It’s always fun when Tom brings in his latest ‘find’ to share with us.
Frank joined the Cascade Flooring America installation team in 2009, bringing with him twenty years of experience in the industry. Before Frank became a Cascade employee, he had been doing quality work for us as a subcontractor since 1991. His professional goal is to apply all of his talents, abilities and experience to each job and leave it looking beautiful for the customer.
Frank has two beautiful children who are “his world” and a wonderful wife. They all love fishing and watching NASCAR together and, occasionally, Frank gets in a game of golf when he can work it into his busy schedule.
Gary has been a part of the Cascade team since 2005 when he began working in the warehouse and very quickly moved on to the floor covering end of things. He is skilled in all types of flooring installations, as well as laminates, but considers vinyl to be his specialty. Gary very obviously loves what he does and prides himself on being a perfectionist.
Gary is a very easy going, fun loving kind of guy, enjoying walks with his wife, Nicole, and their two German Shepherds in his free time—a commodity which diminished very suddenly and dramatically with the recent arrival of their beautiful new daughter. Gary is most definitely the proud papa and loves spending time with his newly expanded family
Jacob has been an apprentice at Cascade Flooring for a year and half already working alongside his father, Frank Bottrell. He started picking up the trade at the age of 10 while assisting Frank on carpet and vinyl jobs. He loves spending time with family. Some of his hobbies include fishing, shooting guns, working on cars and hanging out with friends.
Jay moved to Vancouver in 2001 and graduated from Skyview High School in 2006. Upon graduation, he apprenticed as a carpet installer with Tom Severson. Jay enjoys installing carpet and vinyl and has stated that this is a "lifelong career."
Jay is married and stays busy as the father of a two beautiful daughters. His hobbies are dirt bikes and poker.
As the son of Cindy Severson and brother of Sunny Parsons, owners of Cascade Flooring America, Kenny literally grew up in the business. Upon graduating from high school, he decided to join the family business as an installer.
Kenny enjoys football, basketball and weight training.
Matt learned about many aspects of the floor covering industry while he worked for a local floor covering installation business several years ago. He became acquainted with Cascade through the many jobs they did for us as subcontractors. Matt joined our floor covering team in 2010 and dedicates himself to ensuring that every job is a ‘quality job.’
When Matt isn’t working, he loves home improvement projects not only for his own home but helping his family improve their homes as well. Matt also enjoys spending time riding his quad, golfing and spending time with his wife.
Scott has been in the flooring industry for 25 years. He is very detail oriented and always strives for perfection. Scott began his career as a carpet installer, but over the years has perfected the skills necessary to install tile, stone, wood, vinyl, laminate wood and counter tops, too.Scott has a very unique set of characteristics; he is both punctual and a perfectionist, yet he is also very laid back and easy going. He becomes friends with everyone he meets. When he’s not working, his main hobby is hunting for rocks, which he then cuts and polishes. Scott is very outdoorsy and loves to camp. He and his wife of many years have 9 children. Scott is also the doting grandfather of his first grandchild
Tyreena Mason joined Cascade’s floor covering installation team in 2009. She brought twelve years of experience with her beginning in a small fabrication shop where she learned to build solid surface counter tops. After six years as a fabricator and supervisor, she was ready for a change and began training as a floor covering installer and remodeler’s assistant. Tyreena loves the challenges, attention to detail and problem-solving opportunities that are required for a job very well done. She likes nothing better than leaving a job site where a happy customer is admiring their new floor covering.
When Tyreena isn’t working, she enjoys studying the Bible, cooking, hiking, camping, skiing and most of all, spending time with her family and friends and just enjoying a beautiful day.
Zack Motil joined the Cascade Family in May 2016 following in his brothers footsteps as an installer. Learning quickly, he says he is “on a quest to become the best”.
In his off time, he enjoys playing video games, going on hikes and loves to spend time with his family and friends.
Debbie Haasl-Hall has been involved in the floor covering business, in one form or another since she was a child.
Time with family is her favorite thing. She has 2 grown children, and three grandchildren.
Travel is a favorite past time.
Amando Corona is the newest addition to the warehouse team. Coming on board with the previous warehouse experience, he not only picked up all aspects of the position quickly but has done so quite efficiently as well! A family man, his favorite past times are going to the beach, parks and Multnomah Falls with his wife and kids.
Corbin DeKalb started in the warehouse in June of 2016.
He came with a strong background in construction and warehouse logistics. Some of his favorite hobbies are camping, working on motors, snowboarding and just about anything outdoors. He also loves spending time with his fiancé and their new son.
Kevan Kelsey joined the warehouse team in March 2013 from a construction background. He has been trained in every position of the warehouse from doing our vendor runs, receiving materials, making cuts on our "in stock" inventory and loading out installers with materials, Kevan is a valued team member. On his off time he enjoys mixed martial arts and is taking classes in pursuit of a degree in teaching.
Nick Groom joined the warehouse team in March 2016 from a background in warehouse work. He has been trained in every position in the warehouse from doing our vendor runs, receiving materials, making cuts on our “in stock” inventory and loading out installers with materials. He graduated from Evergreen High School in 2011 and is an Eagle Scout. On his off time he likes to go camping, working on cars, and is currently going to school to earn a degree in business management.
Anna, a lifelong resident of Clark County joined us in the Spring of 2006 and has worked in the Floor Covering Industry since 1988. Anna is a great team player and sets high standards for herself. Along with everyone else here at Cascade, Anna’s number one goal is great customer service..
Anna enjoys spending time with her growing family which includes her husband, 2 adult children, their spouses and 3 grandchildren. She also loves working in the yard, a good remodeling project and traveling to sunny destinations.
Anna Jean, our Claims Specialist, has been here since 1990 and is one of the best Consumer Advocates around. If a product is defective, she will go right to the wall with the manufacturer to make sure the customer is protected and happy with the result.
Anna Jean loves taking care of her family and traveling, especially to Disneyland with the grand kids. She loves attending the grand kids soccer games, swim meets, gymnastics and being entertained by what comes out of their mouths.
In addition Anna Jean loves walking in different neighborhoods all over the city and antiquing.
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Jaime is part of the Cascade Flooring America family in more ways than one; she is married to Sunny Parsons, Co-owner of CFA. Jaime was an integral part of the bookkeeping department for seven years before deciding to take a leave-of-absence to stay at home with their two children for a few years.
Family is Jaime's number one priority in life and she spends a lot of time making sure they have as many family oriented activities as possible. They love traveling and camping with friends and family. Jaime is also a force to be reckoned with on the soccer field and has begun running marathons and working outside with plants and flowers. Even with all of that activity she and Sunny still manage to get in the occasional 'adult' weekend with friends.
Reija (Ray-Ah) Aho joined our Cascade family from her own huge family of fifteen.
She is our bright “Reija Sunshine”. When you don’t find her at our front desk assisting customers, you may find her enjoying a quick round of golf, traveling abroad, enjoying new food and sipping on a glass of kombucha.
Shannon Harms is the smiling face you’ll see greeting you at the front desk mid-week. She has gone through our Star certification process and can show clients to the area of interest with a knowledgeable confidence. She enjoys working with people as well as behind the scenes as the admin assistant to the Owner, Sunny Parsons. In her off time, she enjoys traveling, reading, playing in the sun and running after her young son.
Susan Helmer is a native the Pacific Northwest. Her background as a mortgage coordinator and her absolute love for math made her a perfect fit for our bookkeeping department. In Susan’s off time, she enjoys gardening and curling up with a good book. Her biggest love is her family, she is blessed with a wonderful husband of 14 years and two beautiful sons.
Yelena joined us in the summer of 2005 bringing a variety of business experience with her, including four years of working in business services for the District Courts in San Francisco. She also had a familiarity with the flooring industry through her husband who has been installing floor coverings for many years.
Yelena says that since she has five children, she has no time for hobbies, but when she does manage to put a few idle minutes together, she likes to dabble in real estate.
A longtime computer nut and member of the Cascade Family, Michael has stepped in as the server administrator and general ‘IT’ guy, finding lost printers and dealing with other ‘errant’ technology.
When he isn’t on call, Michael works on publishing his first novel. Away from the computer, he loves to spend time in the kitchen trying new recipes, brewing beer, or reading a good book. An avid traveler, he’s visited numerous countries, with more planned for the future.