Matt Warren, Co-Owner

Matt was born and raised in San Rafael, CA and graduated from UC Santa Barbara with a degree in Business Economics. Matt spent a winter and summer in Tahoe following his graduation from UCSB, and then moved back to Marin for two years. After marrying his wife, Kim, Matt moved back to Truckee in 1994. Matt and Kim have three children ranging in age from 16 to 22. All three kids were born in Truckee and attended Truckee public schools. Kim is a public school teacher at Alder Creek Middle School.

As the owner of SnowTech Inc, and now co-owner of Elements, Matt has 21 years of experience in owning, running and managing snow removal and home services divisions. Matt founded SnowTech in 1999, and has been with Elements since merging with Waltman Construction, in 2017. In his free time, Matt likes to ski, mountain bike, hike, and relax and read on any of the beaches at Lake Tahoe. Matt’s favorite part of being an owner of Elements, is creating relationships with the people who work here. He also really likes the variety of the work. “One day I’m in a tractor clearing a driveway and the next day I’m performing financial modeling or working on a marketing campaign.”

Jaime Waltman Legare, Co-Owner

Jaime was born in LA, but has lived in Truckee since she was a baby. She graduated from Arizona State University with a double major in Marketing and Business Management and returned to Truckee after she was married, and pregnant with her first child, daughter Tatum. Jaime’s parents founded Waltman Construction when Jaime was a young child, and so the snow removal trade comes naturally to her. Growing up, Jaime cut chain, took studs off of tires and helped wherever needed.

Today, Jaime is remarried to Erik Jitloff, and together they are raising Jaime’s daughter Tatum and son Trevor, Erik’s sons Colby and Bennett, and their two-year-old son Cade. Erik is a local Firefighter. Jaime spends her free time with Erik and their kids, and as a family, they love to play on the trampoline, play baseball and basketball, and attend local school and youth events. Jaime’s favorite part of being an owner of Elements is the people she works with. She works very hard to create a positive and fun environment. Did we mention that she makes home-cooked meals for the crew every day we clear snow?!?!

Tom Clement

Tom was born in Vacaville, California and lived there until he was twenty-one years old. Tom attended Solano College and received his Fire Fighter 1, EMT, and General Education between 2004-2006. He then studied Biology at American River College between 2006-2007. Tom has lived in the Truckee area for 11 years and has a soon-to-be fiance and a mini Australian Shepard. Eleven years ago Tom started working as a Snow Removal Operator and Painter for SnowTech. He has been with Elements since its inception. In his free time, Tom likes to dirt bike, ski and float down the Truckee with friends and co-workers. His favorite aspect of working for Elements is being a jack-of-all-trades-operating, painting and carpentry.

Julie Peterson

Julie was born in Seattle and lived in the Philippines for five years in grade school, and then in Southern California until last August. Julie moved to Truckee to be close to her daughter Melissa, and son-in-law and Elements employee Todd. Julie has worked as an accountant for her entire career, and is going on one year as the Controller and HR Director at Elements. In her free time, Julie loves hiking, reading and eating ice cream. Her favorite part of working at Elements is the team she gets to enjoy while overseeing all human resources, finance and administrative systems.

Phil Hynes

Phil was born and raised in El Paso, Il and moved to Truckee in 2014. He is responsible for Elements HR, Customer Service and supports the Paint and Stain Team. After Phil completed his Economics degree and ROTC program from the University of Illinois, he served in the United States Marine Corps as Company Commander in the Infantry Division. Phil moved to San Francisco and worked at several start-ups in numerous customer-facing leadership roles. He was GE Healthcare’s NorCal Director of Service, and then led Yapstone’s growth phase as VP of Operations. When Phil is not spending time helping Elements Employees and Clients, you can usually find him on one of his nine bikes and with his two daughters.

Aimee Hall Fuszard

Aimee was born and raised in Chico, CA and graduated from UC Davis in 1994 and completed her master’s degree from John F Kennedy University in 1999. Aimee lived in Portland, San Francisco, Redondo Beach and Davis before moving with her former husband and two children, to Truckee in 2015. Aimee has worked in Marketing, including Film and Video, since 1998. Aimee is responsible for Marketing, Customer Service and supports the Driveway Sealing team at Elements. She spends her time outside of work with daughter Olivia and son Oscar, and her friends and family. Aimee loves to ski, paddleboard, rock climb, run and hike. She also volunteers for the local public schools and Squaw Valley Institute.

BJ Carter

BJ was born and raised in Truckee, CA and has been living in the area his entire life. He has been working in driveway sealing for 7 years and working for Elements/Waltman since 2011. His favorite part of working for Elements is the environment. “Awesome people with awesome attitudes.” In his free time, BJ’s favorite thing to do is take out the new boat with the boys.

Josh Rodarte

Josh was born and raised in San Jose, CA and attended Clairmont Mesa Community College in San Diego for Journalism and Dance. Josh has lived in Truckee since 2005, and is now living in Reno with his two beautiful little girls. Josh has worked in the paint and stain field for twelve years, and with Elements for four years. In his free time, Josh writes and performs music. His favorite part of working at Elements is watching people grow together and interacting with a diverse culture.

Shon Shirrell

Shon was born and raised in Vallejo, Ca. He has lived in Truckee for nine years and is getting married at the end of this summer. Shon has been working in the paint and stain industry for ten years, and with Elements for eight years. In his free time, Shon likes to ski, hunt, and he enjoys spending time at the lake. His favorite part of Elements is the team. “Everyone is willing to help one another to achieve the common goal.”

Bobby Kurylo

Bobby was born and raised in Ringoes, New Jersey. He was raised on a farm and spent his youth fixing and repairing farm equipment and anything that needed tending. He attended the Pennsylvania College of Technology and received the following: A.A.S. Heavy Equipment Technology, A.A.S. Diesel Technology 2006-2008 ASE Certified Master Mechanic 2015. Bobby has lived in Alaska and Mexico, and North Lake Tahoe since 2011. He currently lives with his girlfriend and dog. Bobby has been a professional mechanic for 10+ years and started at Elements in February of 2019. In his free time, Bobby enjoys backcountry snowmobiling, off-road racing, camping, hiking, mountain biking, motor-cross, and of course, fixing things. He plays the guitar and mandolin and his passion is “Driving down roads I’ve never been down.” Bobby’s favorite aspect of working at Elements is making things better everyday, and of course, working in the mountains!

Joe Sorrentino