Christopher joined Liberty Cedar in 1997, the early days, as a driver and member of the yard team. Christopher took on the challenge of becoming the first member of the inside sales support team. Enjoying sales, Christopher jumped at the chance to take on an outside sales position in both Cape Cod and Southeastern Massachusetts.
Successfully building these territories, Christopher recognized additional challenges in building the Long Island, NY territory. Today, working with some of the most successful and talented builders and architects, Christopher has built Long Island into Liberty Cedar’s largest territory. In addition, Christopher is often specifying species and providing support to builders working on high profile historical projects in and around the New York City and Long Island areas.
A former Marine, Christopher spends the little free time he finds racing sailboats, golfing, fishing and being dad to two teenagers. Finally, he has been known to fry delicious turkeys for the entire Liberty Cedar team.
Long Island Territory Sales
Donna joined the RI Sales Team in the summer of 2015. With her ecology background and an academic curiosity, she delved into the multifaceted world of lumber and building material supply, and brings a breadth of prior work experience and knowledge to our company.
“I love the RI community. Being an integral part of working and contributing to the place where I live is incredibly rewarding. As part of the Rhode Island sales force, I especially enjoy the interactions with our New England clientele. It has been easy to transition into a sales position because I am handling quality products and working with a quality team of people. Our sole focus is to provide beautiful material for wood-based projects. I have welcomed the opportunity to learn so much in such a short period of time in a dynamic and interesting field that melds products of nature with handcrafted results.”
In her spare time, Donna is an avid traveler, music lover, and an occasional marathoner who also hikes open spaces of Rhode Island with her golden retrievers. She enjoys live music performances and is always a full time mom of two adventurous, semi-grown children.
Rhode Island Sales
Since joining Liberty Cedar in 2008, Ryan has worked in several parts of the operation including six years as a customer service representative. Originally, Ryan was hired as part of the team working in the yard. "While working in the yard, I learned about various species of wood, the best applications for different wood products and the technical specifications of the materials we sell. That experience allowed me to move into a customer service role and today, I enjoy being a Rhode Island sales representative. Learning by moving through these various roles provided a solid foundation from which I can make informed recommendations."
Ryan, along with Kyle Lemke, are on the road everyday meeting with contractors and homeowners throughout RI discussing projects ranging from small renovations to new construction. Their focus is on offering solutions to building and design challenges and recommending the best material options to the customer.
Ryan and his wife have three lovely, energetic children who keep the family busy. A Red Sox and Patriot's fan, Ryan somehow finds free time to play competitive volleyball.
Rhode Island Sales
With Liberty Cedar for nearly a decade, Bryan has worked in the yard and as a sales representative on Cape Cod. Today, he is part of the Connecticut sales team. Bryan is the office go to person when questions about various species of wood require answers. Self-taught, Bryan is adept at identifying species, genus and family of specialty woods for both customers and colleagues alike.
"My interest in lumber is a natural extension from my love for plants and wildlife. Every piece of wood we sell is unique, just like the trees they come from. Atlantic White Cedar is a very important species for boat builders, almost as important as it is for The Hessel's Hairstreak, a gorgeous green butterfly that lives only its upper branches. Wood is fascinating and there is always more to learn. I enjoy sharing what I know with others."
Bryan's other interests span a wide range from bird watching to glass blowing to playing the bass in a rock-n-roll band. And, if that isn't enough, Bryan is also the proud father to two lovely daughters.
Brock Goss, along with partners Dave Goss and Joe Davies, founded Liberty Cedar in 1990.
"We started Liberty Cedar because we found ourselves challenged when trying to find the highest quality material, delivered in a timely manner, to complete the construction jobs we were managing."
We worked with our vendors to ensure that the materials they deliver to us met our quality standards. Long-time vendor relationships have paid off over the years. Our customers know that when vendors meet Liberty Cedar's expectations the material delivered to their jobsite will meet their standards ."
Brock's many years of lumber sales experience make him an excellent teacher for incoming sales staff and a mentor to members of the Liberty Cedar team. When Brock is not working alongside his brother, he can be found riding his motorcycle across the country or riding along roadways in foreign lands.
David Goss, along with partners Brock Goss and Joe Davies, founded Liberty Cedar in 1990.
"Our mission is to provide builders, architects and contractors with high quality wood products and millwork at competitive prices. Our goal is to provide beautiful wood from North America and around the world. Our philosophy is to ensure the products we sell are responsibly harvested from well-managed forests and milled to meet the specifications fitting of the projects our clients undertake. The Liberty Cedar team is committed to building our product knowledge and providing excellent service to both longtime and new customers alike."
In 2011, Dave completed an around the world sail on a 40' wooden sailboat that he, along with his partner Julia Taylor, built and launched in 2004. While visiting ports around the world, Dave was able to visit forests, lumber mills, and shops, seeing first-hand how important sustainable farming and forestry practices are to peoples around the world.
Back the helm of Liberty Cedar, Dave is busy expanding the company's line of high end wood products and working with creative designers to envision new products and services.
Kyle, joins Ryan Duggan, as a partner in managing the Rhode Island sales territory. Beginning his career as a Customer Service Representative, Kyle quickly learned about the specialty lumber and building materials niche Liberty Cedar fills. Enjoying a challenge, Kyle immersed himself in the business and now travels throughout the state working with contractors on job sites from Woonsocket to Block Island to ensure they have the best available materials for their projects.
"I joined Liberty Cedar because I have always enjoyed creative processes and building homes certainly requires creativity. I see my role as contributing to the creative process when I identify and recommend beautiful, appropriate wood and materials for a project. The building materials industry is constantly introducing new, innovative products and I enjoy finding the right opportunity to share that information with the people I meet."
Kyle enjoys spending time fishing, digging clams and pulling in lobsters. A talented photographer and avid surfer, Kyle is often traveling along the shores of the Ocean State, enjoying the views and the ride.
Rhode Island Sales
Eddy joined Liberty Cedar in 2006 and worked in the yard on his way to becoming a member of the inside sales team and making road sales in Boston. When Liberty Cedar decided to open its second location in Charleston, SC, Eddy agreed to participate in the early days of a new operation. While in SC, Eddy ran the operations for both the yard and the office.
Eddy moved to Boston and finished his Management degree at Northeastern University. Eventually Eddy worked for a couple years at Coastal Forest Products, a lumber distributor and Liberty Cedar vendor. Eddy returned to Liberty Cedar in 2014 and is an integral part of the Long Island sales team.
In his free time Eddy plays softball, golfs and enjoys fishing.
Long Island Sales
Nearly a decade ago, Steve joined the Liberty Cedar team as one of the initial customer service representatives. Steve's steady presence in the sales office ensures that both walk-in and phone customers will have a quality experience and receive accurate product information at Liberty Cedar. Steve has developed many lasting business relationships that serve his customers and the company well.
Prior to working at Liberty Cedar, Steve worked for an exterior insulating finishing system company as the quality assurance process improvement manager overseeing quality control operations domestically and internationally. Much of his time was spent working with joint venture operations in Poland and China. "According to Steve, working in Poland and China was a very interesting and a welcome challenge."
Steve resides in East Greenwich with his wife Laura, their cat Belle and dog Chunk. His two children Stephan and Jamie live nearby.
Rhode Island Sales
Kelly joined Liberty Cedar in 2007 as the first female member of our sales team. Kelly quickly became familiar with the materials and their application and as a result, became the inside support for the Connecticut territory.
As sales in RI increased, Kelly provided support for both CT and RI sales teams. In 2014, Kelly took on our fast growing Massachusetts territory and supported multiple road sales team members. Today, Kelly provides support to Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket, South Shore and Boston. Kelly also provides excellent sales service for quotes that come into Liberty Cedar’s website from throughout Massachusetts.
When not working, Kelly enjoys travelling to warm beach destinations, working out in the early morning and dancing the night away.
Joe Davies, with partners David and Brock Goss, founded Liberty Cedar in 1990.
Joe met Dave and Brock while selling building materials as a wholesale distributor. After spending time together, the three lumbermen decided to launch a company with the mission of selling quality exterior wood products to contractors. They made a commitment to excellent service from the beginning and have not waivered in that commitment.
Joe served as the lead salesperson and developed the territories that Liberty Cedar continues to serve today. From Rhode Island to the Cape and Martha's Vineyard then on to Long Island and finally landing in Charleston, SC where he opened a second retail operation and warehouse.
Joe enjoys playing golf and spending time watching his two sons excel in high level tennis matches.
South Carolina Territory