Our Team


Brian Dunham

President & CEO

Brian spent nine years in public accounting, then twenty years in steel pipe manufacturing, ultimately running a multinational corporation with ten manufacturing facilities.  For the past few years, he has been focusing on strategic business consulting and acquisitions.  Today, in addition to The Carriage Works, Brian owns a manufacturing company in Denver and a consulting firm.  Brian was attracted to The Carriage Works because of its experienced workforce and leadership, commitment to quality, premiere client list and custom products that unite performance and pizzazz.

Maria Meister

Vice President & CFO

Maria joined the Company in 2012 after working in financial and accounting positions for twenty years.  In one position, she not only served as CFO but was also Event Director for Latin America for a company that developed executive summit meetings and other corporate retreats.  Through this position, she has traveled extensively, negotiated contracts, overseen logistics, managed customer service and coordinated and directed on-site staff.  Before Carriage Works, she served as the Business Manager for a new High School, performing all aspects of accounting functions and serving as a de facto Vice Director for the school.

Ken Runft

Vice President of Operations

Ken has worked at the Company for more than twenty years.  He started as a woodworker and was engaged in all phases of cart construction.  He was promoted to production manager overseeing all factory activities.  In 2011, he became the VP of Operations and added responsibilities of estimating, design and procurement to fabrication.  Ken is one of the most experienced manufacturing people in this industry in the country.

Travis Prewitt

Production Manager

Travis has been with The Carriage Works for eleven years.  His strength is wood manufacturing but he is also trained and skilled in steel fabrication and coatings.  Travis has been the lead installer for products for the past several years and has travelled extensively to set up our products onsite.  He has been our production manager since 2011.

Bryan Faunt

Director of Design Services

Bryan is a graduate of The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science in Architecture degree (1989).  He has over 20 years of experience in computer graphics with a strong emphasis on architectural visualization.  Bryan’s past architectural experience has been primarily in schematic and conceptual design, working on a wide range of project types and scales. Designs have varied from small VA improvement projects and office interiors to airports, manufacturing facilities and regional master plans.

Lori Butler

Vice President of Sales & Marketing

Lori has been with the Company since 2011.  She previously worked at Tanger Outlet Center and Walt Disney World.  Both of her prior employers have been or are customers of the Company.  Lori graduated from Eastern Oregon College with a BA in Business Administration and went on to West Virginia University working toward a Masters of Integrated Marketing Communications. One of the highlights of her job is working with theme parks and watching their projects become reality.

Donny Cloud

Corporate Account Executive

Donny has over fifteen years experience in sales with different industries including hospitality, advertising, medical and custom manufacturing.  Donny enjoys the challenge of providing unique concepts to his clients and developing products that both sell and showcase their products.

Kristin Sayles

Corporate Account Executive

Kristin has extensive sales and customer service experience in the local community, having worked in banking, construction and education. Working at The Carriage Works is her dream job, Kristin says. She loves working with clients and seeing their ideas become to reality. Outside the office, Kristin loves to spend time outdoors with her husband and two sons, camping, hunting and fishing.

Our Builders

We are very proud of the skilled craftspeople who build our products.  As a group they are very capable, experienced and committed to building quality products. When we put the “Carriage Works” emblem on our products, it really means that their names are on every one as well. 

Thanks to Peggy, Greg, Scott, Brett, CJ, Glen, Abel, Cesar, David, Stuart, Daniel, Anthony, Eric, Charles, John, Lillie, Diane, Matthew, James, John, Keith, Ray, Michelle, Jason, Jacob, Josh, Paxton, Jay, Dick, David, Wes, Andrew, Zach, Nathan, Dominic, and Bill, for all their efforts to make The Carriage Works a success and to deliver quality products each and every time to our customers.