Our Team

We pride ourselves on our exceptional team with experience ranging from 17 years to 40+ years in the industry. For much of our team, most of that experience is with us at Pacific Earth Works.

Camie Ascher

Owner & President

Of all the things Camie can build, the most important is relationships. As President, she enjoys a hands-on approach with everyone she works with, including general contractors, landscape architects, project engineers, subcontractors and most importantly her employees. She uses her years of experience to make our large scale landscape construction projects happen efficiently and to everyone’s satisfaction.

In her free time she enjoys traveling, sitting by the water and supporting her rambunctious family in all their endeavors. She earned a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Business Administration and Management with Emphasis on Entrepreneurship from Washington State University. GO COUGS!!

Aaron Ascher

Operations Manager

Aaron is the operation manager at Pacific Earth Works WBE and provides oversight in all staffing, construction activities, as well as business development and operations. He also provides estimates and proposals for potential jobs, and manages the projects he wins. Aaron has 25 years of landscape construction experience and received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business from Washington State University. He owned his own landscape construction company for 10 years and has experience in all facets of landscape construction including athletic field construction which is his true passion.

Mike Brandvold

Official Title: Senior Project Manager / Senior Estimator

Mike has worked in the landscape construction and maintenance industry for 40 years, getting his start as a laborer in the field. He counts himself fortunate to have been part of many fantastic projects, from simple to complex and small to very large, and to have had the opportunity to work with and learn from great people along the way. His education and training has helped him develop awareness to the subtleties of his work, and has helped him to continue to hone his attention to detail. He enjoys this industry and appreciates the chance to be part of implementing great visions to create lasting transformations. During his off-hours when not spending time with his family, he is a busy working musician, outdoor enthusiast and cyclist.

EllRoy Oster

Superintendent

In his 45 years of construction experience, EllRoy has been everything from superintendent, equipment manager, equipment dispatch, trucking dispatch, truck driver, equipment operator, shop superintendent to lead safety personnel. His experience in field work, green roofs, commercial and residential construction make him an asset to our team. As a certified Landscape Techinician, he specializes in irrigation, drainage and water lines. When he has time to relax, he focuses on family, God, and getting away to the cabin.

Juan Cruz

Superintendent

In his 35 years Juan has done it all! He takes pride in his work and enjoys coordinating with the entire site team from general contractors, subcontractors, landscape architects, project engineers and most of all his crew. Juan has many special certifications under his belt including hoisting, telehandleing, CESCL and confined space to name a few. When he’s not on a job he enjoys spending time with his family.

Larisa Tjepkema

Estimating & Project Management Coordinator

Larisa has had 18 years of experience in the construction field. Working in the office of various companies has given her a diverse background in all things construction. At Pacific Earth Works, she is on the estimating team, however she frequently assists with project management, Larisa also gets her creative juices flowing for marketing material, or sometimes even provides IT support. When she’s not in the office, you can usually find Larisa riding horses, teaching dressage, volunteering with Snohomish County 4H, or enjoying outdoor activities such as kayaking, hiking, snowshoeing, or yoga.

Mari Kirk

Office Manager

In Mari’s 14+ years of working in various parts of construction, from electrical to supplier, to landscaping, she has provided daily support to the field and office staff and acted as liaison to the owners. Her job responsibilities also include also generating monthly job billings and extra work tickets to various general contractors.When not working, you can find either Mari at home crafting, spending time with her granddaughter, or with her husband on some sort of adventure on her favorite island, Orcas Island.

Augustine J. Pelos

Assistant Estimator

Coming from five years experience in framing, roofing, electrical and plumbing, as well as experience as an operations and logistics manager, Augustine is fairly new to the landscape estimating field. He works closely with the project managers and estimators to learn how a project evolves from a bid to the field to a completed job. As a husband and father, a lot of his free time is spent with his family. He also enjoys longboarding in the summers, snowboarding in the winters, gaming and working on his house.