Meet Our Team – Nestled Pines

Meet Our Team

Laser Artist and Designer Amie Van Susteren has been designing unique, one-of-a-kind, ornaments for almost a decade. She strives to create a positive, memorable, and stress-free experience for all her wholesale and retail clients. She’s inspired by practically everything – a bug walking across the sidewalk to the skyscrapers in downtown Chicago. When she’s not working hard, she likes to play hard –biking 20+ miles, reading copious amounts of non-fiction, traveling to Puerto Rico and more.

Operations Manager Matt Van Susteren has worked side-by-side with his wife Amie since the two began their careers in laser work. He has an entrepreneurial spirit, combined with an unquestionable passion for creating, learning, and engineering. Matt has always found his inspiration in the natural world around him, and its direct relationship with math and science. Off the clock, Matt spends time goofing off with his and Amie’s three kids, learning something new, or jet-skiing in Northern Wisconsin.

Ricky Thaden is the proud father of one black cat, one-time winner of an intense Ping-Pong tournament, Lodi High School’s assistant cross-country ski coach, and Nestled Pines Woodworking's Wholesale Associate. He joined the team in 2017 and currently attends Edgewood College, pursuing a degree in Business Management and Marketing with an emphasis in Sales. He loves his relationship with his clients and has a passion for business that fits right in with Nestled Pines Woodworking.

Kira McGrigg
is Nestled Pines Woodworking's Media Specialist and Intern for the summer of 2017. Her passion lies in portraiture photography, and she's currently pursuing a degree in Media Studies with an emphasis in Photography and Web Development at Amie’s alma-mater, the University of Wisconsin – Platteville. She spends her free time at her favorite music venues, exploring state parks, and arguing with her cat about who owns what in their apartment.