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Meet The Team

aDoor's multifaceted leadership team boasts a distinguished history of success in real estate private equity, asset management, technology, and engineering sectors. We've brought together these luminaries from both the real estate investment, development, and management spheres with a shared vision. Their unwavering commitment to generating impressive returns for our investors underpins every investment choice.

“Real estate investing, even on a very small scale, remains a tried and true means of building an individual's cash flow and wealth.”

Robert KiyosakiReal Estate Investor & Entrepreneur
Chief Executive Officer & Managing Partner

Austin Tenpenny

Hometown: Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Year started at aDoor: 2017

Education: Middle Tennessee State University, BS Construction Management and Land Development

One might say that real estate, development, and an entrepreneurial spirit are in Austin Tenpenny’s DNA. Throughout Austin’s life, he has been surrounded by a family of hard-working entrepreneurs. On one side of his family his grandfather was a home builder, and his grandmother a real estate agent. On the other side, his grandfather was a mechanic who owned and operated a small business for over 40 years. So naturally, Austin discovered early in life that it was destiny to follow a family tradition.

Austin graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with a degree in Construction Management, with a focus in residential building and land development.

Austin has worked in both commercial and residential building and has been involved in real estate development for most of his life. After college, Austin started his career working for a prominent multi-family developer and general contractor and supervised the construction of apartment complexes. Austin’s start in the multifamily industry was a catalyst to his success in molding aDoor into what it is today. Under his leadership, aDoor has executed over $180 million of real estate investment, development, home building, and leasing transactions across Northwest Florida.

When not at work, you can find Austin: golfing, playing tennis, and being with his wife and 3 children.

Chief Operations Officer

Lauren Holstman

Hometown: Pensacola, Florida

Education: Histotechnology

Year started at aDoor: 2019

Lauren, currently our Asset Manager, possesses a strong foundation in real estate and more than 15 years of leadership experience in Operations and Human Resources. Her previous role at a leading Healthcare Consulting Organization was characterized by her expertise in talent optimization and practical problem-solving for complex business challenges.

This unique skill set makes her an exceptional Asset Manager and an adept team manager, as she excels in crafting effective solutions and driving them to success, greatly contributing to the success of our real estate endeavors.

In addition to her role as an Asset Manager, Lauren also oversees all aspects related to Homeowners Associations (HOA), plays a pivotal role in shaping the future plans and strategies of the company, and is dedicated to ensuring high levels of employee satisfaction across the organization.

When not at work, you can find Lauren at: TJ Maxx

Chief Financial Officer, CPA, MACC

Brandon Heppler

Hometown: Perry, Oklahoma

Year started at aDoor: 2022

Education: Oklahoma State University, Accounting
University of West Florida, Masters in Accounting

After graduating from Oklahoma State University, Brandon began his career in the U.S. Navy as a commissioned officer, ultimately serving 8 years in multiple overseas deployments and duty locations.

Brandon decided to use the skills he learned in the Navy to apply to the world FP&A, leading him to complete the Master of Accountancy program at the University of West Florida, and subsequently becoming a CPA licensed in the state of Florida.

Brandon has a very diverse background in the accounting and finance world, serving as a public accounting auditor for 3 years, tax consultant for 2 years, and 5 years as accounting and finance leader at multiple-entity PE organizations specifically focusing on land development and residential construction. Brandon continues to provide invaluable analytical insight into all things financial.

When not at work, you can find Brandon: hanging with his wife and kids

Investor Relations & Founder

Steven Sebold

Hometown: Born in Baltimore, Raised in Gulf Breeze, Florida

Year started at aDoor: 2012

Steven has long been driven by a dual passion for design and real estate. For a solid decade, he toiled away at a desk job, but he gradually found himself more enamored with the aesthetics of his workspace than the work itself. He decided to shift gears and redirect his creative energy toward a new endeavor.

In 2012, aDoor came into being, and Steven played a pivotal role in its founding. With his unique perspective, he breathed fresh life into classic designs and set the course for aDoor’s distinctive approach to real estate.

At present, Steven wears two important hats within the organization. As the head of Investor Relations, he’s the link between aDoor and its stakeholders, fostering vital connections that have fueled the company’s growth. In addition, his role as Design Director allows him to infuse his projects with his innovative and creative spirit, shaping the aesthetic identity of aDoor’s ventures when needed.

When not at work, you can find Steven at: social events with friends.

Director of Land Development

Joe Yohn

Hometown: Hendersonville, Tennessee

Year started at aDoor: 2020

Education: University of West Florida, BS Construction Management

Joe hails from the heart of Tennessee and proudly wears his passion for the Vols on his sleeve. With a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from the University of West Florida, Joe brings a strong foundation of knowledge and expertise to the team at aDoor.

Before joining aDoor, Joe worked for the largest home builder in America. His experience there equipped him with a deep understanding of the intricacies of home construction and development, which he now channels into his role at aDoor.

As aDoor’s Director of Land Development, Joe is at the forefront of the company’s growth and success. He is responsible for overseeing all aspects of land development, which includes handling budgets, site work projections, and the permitting process. His meticulous attention to detail and strategic planning ensure that aDoor’s projects are executed with precision and efficiency.

When not at work, you can find Joe: with his dog Maggie on their boat.

Director of Marketing

Kat Venettozzi

Hometown: Pensacola, Florida

Year started at aDoor: 2021

Education: University of West Florida, BA Fine Arts and BS in Management.
American College of Education, MA Instructional Design

Kat is Florida-born and raised. She graduated from UWF with degrees in Management and in Fine Arts, and then went on to complete a master’s degree in Instructional Design. It is the art and business background paired with Instructional Design processes that allow her to run marketing campaigns, branding, social media, and strategic thinking.

She spent eight years in curriculum and education, coupling that with strength and conditioning coaching since 2012. She still works with clients that range from youth sports to professional athletes.

We asked Kat why she chose aDoor – “with a reputation for great culture, the availability to work for aDoor spoke for itself.” Kat is the owner of Severus, the aDoor office dog, who is 80 pounds of office laughter and curly hair.

Additionally, in 2019, she was selected as Pensacola’s Key Influencer by the Department of the Navy. With that honor, she was able to fly with the Blue Angels in the Pensacola Beach airshow. A once-in-a-lifetime experience!

When not at work, you can find Kat: at the gym or the beach!

Acquisitions Manager

Nicholas Toth

Hometown: Pensacola, Florida

Year started at aDoor: 2021

Nick, a native of Pensacola, Florida, graduated at the top of his class and then became a proficient customer service agent at American Airlines. A year later, he shifted his focus towards the world of financial markets, where he found his calling in trading, and currently thrives as a dedicated professional with a prop firm in London.

His decision to join aDoor stemmed from a trusted friend’s recommendation. Nick had always nurtured an interest in real estate and development but had been uncertain about how to take the first step into this exciting industry. However, upon his initial introduction to aDoor and experiencing firsthand the exceptional culture that the company had fostered, he was instantly captivated by the possibilities it presented.

Nick’s diverse interests extend beyond finance and real estate. He’s a unique blend of culinary enthusiast and quantum mechanics aficionado, with about 90% of his YouTube video consumption dedicated to cooking tutorials and the fascinating world of quantum mechanics.

Nick’s contributions at aDoor are multifaceted, as he not only serves as an acquisition specialist but also plays a pivotal role in underwriting, leveraging his skills in Excel to analyze and evaluate potential investments. His expertise in financial analysis and data manipulation is a valuable asset to the team, ensuring that aDoor’s ventures are grounded in sound financial strategy and diligence.

When not at work, you can find Nick: playing pickleball.

Property Manager

Krystina Brannon

Hometown: Milton, Florida

Year started at aDoor: 2021

Krystina, hailing from Milton, Florida, is a dedicated accountant at aDoor. She embarked on her professional journey after graduating from Milton High School, starting her career with roles at Whataburger and BFS (formerly Probuild), where her accounting career took root. After three years with aDoor, she transitioned to Property Management.

Her decision to join aDoor was driven by her passion for the house building industry and the perfect job opportunity she came across. She recognized aDoor as a company with significant growth potential, aligning with her aspirations.

Outside of her professional life, Krystina is a devoted mother to her daughter, Zoey. She cherishes every moment with her daughter as she grows older. Additionally, she enjoys shopping for her friends and family, especially during the festive season.

Krystina’s professional journey is marked by dedication, and her role at aDoor reflects her commitment to the industry she loves.

When not at work, you can find Krystina: shopping with Zoey

Accounting Manager

Erika R. Stanford

Hometown: Pensacola, Florida

Year started at aDoor: 2022

Education: University of West Florida, BS Business Administration, concentration in Accounting

Erika is a seasoned accountant, boasting an impressive 22-year career. Hailing from Pensacola, Florida, she embarked on her educational journey by earning a BA in General Studies from Pensacola State College, followed by a BS in Business Administration at the University of West Florida, where she focused on Accounting.

Erika’s commitment to excellence in her field led her to achieve her Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license in 2004, marking a significant milestone in her professional journey. She initially honed her expertise in the public sector, dedicating her skills and knowledge to the benefit of various clients. In 2010, Erika transitioned into the private sector, where she found her interest in the intricate world of construction accounting and finance.

Erika’s path ultimately led her to the vibrant team at aDoor, where she was excited by the enthusiasm and drive of her colleagues. Erika, wholeheartedly believes that the quality of the people at aDoor matches, if not surpasses, the remarkable quality of the homes they provide.

When not at work, you can find Erika: spending time with her two daughters, Emma and Ruby.

Project Manager, Land Development

Juan Medina

Hometown: Pensacola, Florida

Year started at aDoor: 2022

Education: University of West Florida, BS Construction Management

Juan is a native of Pensacola, Florida, where he was born and raised. Pensacola is also where he attained a bachelor’s degree in Construction Management at the University of West Florida. Over the course of eight years, he honed his skills in the paint industry, serving as a dedicated homebuilder representative with Sherwin Williams.

Family holds a special place in Juan’s heart, and he’s the proud father of two sons, aged 6 and 3, who, like their father, have their roots firmly planted in Pensacola. Juan’s passion for homebuilding goes beyond the ordinary. He aspires to be part of a team that pushes the boundaries of creativity and dynamic innovation, taking the art of home construction to new heights.

When not at work, you can find Juan: with his two sons.

Warranty Specialist

Kyle Shirley

Hometown: Pensacola, Florida

Year started at aDoor: 2022

Education: Florida State University, BA in Sociology

Born and raised in Pensacola, Kyle’s roots run deep in this community. He ventured to Tallahassee, where he studied and graduated with a degree in Sociology from Florida State University.

Throughout his professional journey, Kyle has explored various facets of the business industry, displaying a remarkable versatility and entrepreneurial spirit. Notably, he delved into the automotive world, owning and operating auto collision repair shops in the local area.

Beyond his professional endeavors, Kyle is a devoted family man. He relishes quality time spent with his two sons, aged 5 and 14, engaging in games of baseball and basketball. His passion for sports extends to his own pursuits, where he continually practices.

An avid angler, he finds solace in fishing, embracing the open water. He also showcases his creativity through furniture building, crafting unique pieces that blend form and function. And, in the ever-evolving world of finance and technology, Kyle has immersed himself in the realm of cryptocurrency trading, embracing the challenges and opportunities it presents.

He’s drawn to aDoor’s practices and the team’s willingness to approach the industry with a creative, “outside the box” perspective. Kyle’s journey continues to evolve, and he looks forward to contributing his unique perspective to the success of aDoor.

When not at work, you can find Kyle: playing with, or watching, his sons play basketball.

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