The Team

Marinus Van de Kamp

Co-Owner / Estimator / Designer

Marinus achieved a Degree in Construction Technology at the MTS in Ede, The Netherlands in 1978. He worked in the construction field as a drafts person and project manager for commercial projects. He moved to the USA in 1987, where he became a co-owner of Landmark Enterprises in 1990. Marinus brings his extensive experience as a journeyman carpenter, draftsman, designer, estimator, and project manager to the Landmark team.

Shawn Mckenna

Designer / Project Manager

Shawn graduated with a degree in architecture from DAAP at the University of Cincinnati. After interning for architecture firms in Seattle, he left the Ohio for the Pacific Northwest and never looked back. Shawn completed the cabinet program at Seattle Central while apprenticing for a small remodeling firm. He specializes in finish work with high attention to detail. He has 10 years of experience in building. In 2010 Shawn took a break from remodel and carpentry to start a farm with his cheesemaker wife, Meghan. After a year learning on farms in Europe and another five years managing a goat cheese creamery, Shawn moved back to Seattle and to high-end re-model work. He recently purchased a small farm in Sedro Woolley with plans to turn it into a sheep cheese creamery in the future. Shawn and Meghan love to hike, camp, bike with their black German Shepherd, Gracie.

Chris Paulenich

Lead Carpenter

 Chris was first hired in 2004. He got his start as a carpenter building timber frame homes near Lake Tahoe, California.  From there, he moved to Colorado, where he specialized in custom interior finish carpentry and cabinetry-- with several of his projects featured in trade and design magazines, including Colorado Homes and Lifestyles and Architectural Digest.  Since moving to Bellingham, Chris has continued to expand his knowledge of all phases of construction, and today he excels at almost any job we can throw at him.  Whether it is a small repair job or the complete design and construction of a new home, Chris has the hands-on experience to see the job through from the earliest phases of design all the way to the finishing touches. 

Peter Anderson

Apprentice Carpenter

Peter came to Landmark Enterprises with limited professional construction experience but an insatiable appetite to learn and a professional attitude. Since joining Landmark, he has proven himself a diligent, hard working addition to the Landmark team. Originally from Southern Arizona, Peter fell in love with the Pacific Northwest after he and his family first moved to British Columbia. Having settled here in Bellingham, Peter shows his love for the area working at volunteer tree planting events and exploring Whatcom County's many beautiful trails. 

Christopher Grannis

Co-Owner / Project Manager

Christopher worked in India with the Peace Corp for 2 years before returning to Washington State to pursue a higher education. He earned a degree from Western Washington State College in 1972.  He has worked in a broad range of construction fields (both residential and commercial) for 34 years. After working in construction for 10 years, he founded Landmark Enterprises with Kelly in 1984. Throughout his career, he has deftly handled all phases of construction, both as a carpenter and a job foreman on jobs ranging from small residential remodels to large-scale commercial projects.

Steve Sorensen

Estimator/Project Manager

Steve achieved a degree in Ornamental Horticulture from Edmonds Community college in 2006, after which he owned and operated a landscape design and installation company for the next 7 years. In 2013 he received a job offer for a foreman position in a very specialized construction field, working all over the country. He quickly climbed the ranks to become a project manager, managing large and small projects in all 50 states for private owners, municipalities, and the military. During this time, he achieved a degree in Construction Management from Edmonds Community college, finishing in 2018. For fun, he spends time with his wife Tasha, 2 boys - Oly and Finn, and their many close friends and family.

 Jeremy Leech

Finish Carpenter

PNW native Jeremy Leech could be found, while growing up, pushing dust
in his father's woodshop and on job sites with any one of his 10
uncles. Directly after highschool he found himself employed by a
talented custom cabinet and furniture maker, where he discovered the
joy of working with hardwoods and the intrinsic reward of focused
attention. Fifteen years ago Jeremy began working alongside his father
for Landmark Enterprises before a decade long hiatus to study
physiology, explore the great white north, raise children, and found
his own small live-edge furniture business in 2015. Now with a decade
of combined building experience he enjoys working with homeowners as
their finish carpenter more than ever.

Marika Van de Kamp

Graphic Designer

Marika is our graphic designer and she keeps our website up to date. She graduated from Portland State University in 2019 and since then has been traveling the world while doing freelance graphic design work. In her free time she loves to draw, go hiking, and eat thai food.

Geoff Beckwith

Carpenter/Project Manager

Geoff Beckwith has been a carpenter since 1975, working in commercial and residential construction projects. He has been involved in every aspect of construction from excavation to managing projects in the early years of green construction. He has been responsible for mentoring and instructing novice carpenters. He has been featured in the Oregonian Newspaper for being the working project manager of an intricate timber frame construction that followed the tenants of Feung Sui. Geoff has built over 40 houses in Sudden Valley. Geoff attended Northern Arizona University, studying Mechanical Engineering from 1981 to 1984. In addition, he has 1 year of study in Electrical Engineering from Devry University, numerous workshops and trainings in specialized methods of construction. For fun, he enjoys golfing, white water rafting, hanging out with his dog Scout and his family. 

Alex Jahn

Apprentice Carpenter

Alex joined Landmark after spending 6 years commercial fishing in southeast Alaska. In addition to catching fish, small carpentry projects were part of his regular routine, on and off the boat. With a degree in Environmental Science, he also does some contract environmental work in salmon assessment and trout habitat restoration, in Alaska and Washington. Now a full-time carpenter, Alex enjoys finding creative solutions to challenging problems, and paying attention to the small details that make any project a success. He’s constantly taking mental notes, as he plans to build his own house one day. Off the job, he swaps his tools for his climbing gear, and can often be found in the mountains, high up on a rock face.

Brandon began working for Landmark Enterprises as a part-time apprentice carpenter in 1994. After earning a Degree in Psychology from WWU, he returned to Landmark and has worked as a journeyman carpenter and site supervisor since 2005. His experience in residential and commercial, cabinetry and finish work, has earned Landmark such accolades as the 2007 REX Award for Residential Kitchen $30,000-$60,000 given by the Building Industry Association of Whatcom County.

Project Manager

Brandon Longwell

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