Rock Stars & Young Professionals

The Coverings Rock Stars – an Emerging Leaders Program – honors the best and brightest young talent in the tile & stone industry. Since its conception, the program has recognized dozens of young leaders who have connected at Coverings through mentorship and networking opportunities. The program underscores Coverings mission to support the growth and success of the industry by recognizing top-notch talent and fostering networking and educational opportunities.

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Announcing the 2022 Coverings Rock Stars!

Rogue Bergerson

Rogue Bergerson

Tile Artisan

Bergerson Tile

Astoria, OR

Matteo Caliesi

Matteo Calisesi

Technical Business Development


New York, NY

Nataily Canado

Natiely Canado

Florida Sales Manager


Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Jaclyn Isaac

Jaclyn Isaac

Principal Interior Designer

Doni Douglas Designs

Shrewsbury, NJ

Sam Karns

Sam Karns


Pioneer Surfaces

Gibsonia, PA

Jamie Karsky

Jaime Karsky

Owner/Master Artisan Installer

Meadowlark Tile

Dickinson, ND

Danielle Lancianese

Director of Tile & Stone

Shaw Industries

Dalton, GA

Jordan Richards

Jordan Richards

Executive Director of Marketing and Design

ProKnee Corporation

Whitefield, ME

Ricardo Rosa


David Allen Company

Warrenton, VA

Chelston Ross

Chelston Ross

Territory Rep

D&B Tile Distributors

Sunrise, FL

Martha Salazar

Martha Salazar

Director of Marketing

TCNA – Mexico

Nuevo Leon, Mexico

Matt Welner

Matt Welner

Alexander Zambrano

Alexander Zambrano

Adam Abell Bostik

Adam Abell

Senior Market Manager – Tile & Stone and Surface Prep Products


Wauwatosa, WI

Ken Ballin

Ken Ballin


Skyro Floors

West Creek, NJ

Bruna Da Silva, StoneHardscapes LLC

Bruna Da Silva

Purchasing Manager

StoneHardscapes LLC

Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Blakely Dent, Florida Tile

Blakely Dent, RID

Commercial Sales Specialist

Florida Tile

Lexington, KY

Christopher Ellis, Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers Local 1 WA/AK

Christopher Ellis

Tile, Marble, Terrazzo Field Representative

Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers Local 1 WA/AK

Lacey, WA

Mikaela Fedor, Tile Titan

Mikaela Fedor


Tile Titan LLC

Bath, PA

Meagan Jensen, Bella Pietra Design

Meagan Jensen


Bella Pietra Design

Honolulu, HI

Annie Llerena, D&B Tile

Annie Llerena

Branch Manager

D&B Tile Distributors

Doral, FL

Amanda McMillan, Rockheads Group

Amanda McMillan

Director of Member Experience

Rockheads Group USA

Beachwood, OH

Steven Miranda, NOVUS Building Services

Steven Miranda

Production & Facilities Manager

NOVUS Building Services

Sterling, VA

Rebecca Oehlschlaeger, Bellew Tile & Marble

Rebecca Oehlschlaeger

Designer & Special Projects Manager

Bellew Tile & Marble

Sandwich, MA

Raquel Raney, EoA Group

Raquel Raney


EoA Group

Miami, FL

Jennifer Diliberto Riquelme, MAPEI

Jennifer Diliberto Riquelme

Senior Development Chemist

MAPEI Corporation

Deerfield Beach, FL

Nick Struzik, Syndicate Tile and Stone

Nick Struzik


Syndicate Tile and Stone

Burr Ridge, IL

Nicolas Valderrama, Casa Linda Tile & Marble

Nicolas Valderrama

Sales Manager

Casa Linda Tile & Marble

Miami, FL

Sarah Williams, iQ Power Tools

Sarah Williams

Marketing Director

iQ Power Tools

Perris, CA

Congratulations to the 2020 Coverings Rock Stars!

Jimmy Bellew


Bellew Tile

Sandwich, MA

Brennan Broome


EoA Group

Miami, FL

Kristin Coleman

Vice President

Novità Communications

New York, NY

Arturo Duarte

USA Commercial Manager


Monterrey, Mexico


Illisha Harris

Owner, Lead Designer, and Installer

Coastal Custom Tile and Design

Swansboro, NC

Janice Hill

Project Manager

DW Sanders Tile & Stone Contacting, Inc.

Marietta, GA

Raj Katta

Technology/Functionality Specialist

Stone Grid, LLC

Windermere, FL

Ryan Marino

Ryan Marino

Standards, Development, and Research Manager

Tile Council of North America

Anderson, SC

Ulas Maris

Ulas Maris

Stone and Tile Installer

Maris Tile Pro

East Moriches, NY

Joseph Mattice

Joseph Mattice

Owner and Installer

On the Level

Simpsonville, SC

Kristin Scholemer


Calia Stone

Chicago, IL


Michaela Steinbach

General Manager

Mario & Son

Liberty Lake, WA


Brittany Storm

Sustainability Manager


Deerfield Beach, FL


Trey Toca


Toca Flooring

Metarie, LA

Congratulations to the 2019 Coverings Rock Stars!

Kayte Becker

Midwest Architectural Sales Manager

Chicago, IL

Joe Bellew

Owner/ General Manager

Rockland, MA

Ashley Donaldson

Director of Customer Care

Lexington, KY

Chris Fischer

Product Team Manager

Wall Township, NJ

Kirsten Gable

Kitchen & Bath Designer

Cabin John, MD

Jacob Harris

Owner / Installer

Swansboro, NC

Ashley Hertz

Owner & Curator

Bozeman, MT

Stephanie Jackson

Director of Sales

Sealy, TX

David Mastrangelo

Operations Manager

Doylestown, PA

Lisa O'Donnell

Regional Sales Manager

Rockville, MD

Paige Pomerene


Herndon, VA

Nick Teefy


Lindsay, ON, Canada