Meet the Team

Genesis Group, LLC was founded in 2003 by Barry Aho and has since served thousands of satisfied customers. The testimonials on the Homepage speak volumes about Genesis Group–and so do the many recent awards, including the ones from last year’s from GuildQuality Surveys and Angie’s List. You can’t get a better rating from the Better Business Bureau than an A+ rating, and that’s what Genesis Group has consistently maintained. Genesis Group specializes in any outdoor project from a budget of $5,000 and up, and has a very structured process to ensure every project is finished with superb quality, on time, every time. Below are some brief biographies and headshots of each team member, so you can get a glimpse of who you will be working with if you choose Genesis Group.

Barry Aho

Owner of Genesis Group, LLC

 barry@gengroupllc.com

Any organization’s personality comes from the top, and Genesis Group is blessed to have Barry Aho as its founder and leader for 20 years. Barry is a true engineer at heart, and he has created many processes in the areas of design, build, sales and follow-up for Genesis Group–separating it from other landscaping companies.

What really gives Barry satisfaction is the unmatched quality of work all his customers enjoy. He loves being creative and seeing things come to fruition, taking a lot of pride in the end result and doing whatever it takes to make a satisfied customer. He also loves the diversity of people that he gets to work for, and many customers feel like family when the job is done. Barry says, “Customer satisfaction will always be the key to Genesis Group.”

Barry studied at Oregon State University, where he received a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering. He then spent 10 years as an engineer with Hewlett Packard (HP), during which time he had a great deal of hands-on learning in building houses outside his “real job”. He built his own home in in the west side of Colorado Springs, and continues to live there with his wife, Kari. They have four awesome children.

Any organization’s personality comes from the top, and Genesis Group is blessed to have Barry Aho as its founder and leader for 20 years. Barry is a true engineer at heart, and he has created many processes in the areas of design, build, sales and follow-up for Genesis Group–separating it from other landscaping companies.

What really gives Barry satisfaction is the unmatched quality of work all his customers enjoy. He loves being creative and seeing things come to fruition, taking a lot of pride in the end result and doing whatever it takes to make a satisfied customer. He also loves the diversity of people that he gets to work for, and many customers feel like family when the job is done. Barry says, “Customer satisfaction will always be the key to Genesis Group.”

Barry studied at Oregon State University, where he received a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering. He then spent 10 years as an engineer with Hewlett Packard (HP), during which time he had a great deal of hands-on learning in building houses outside his “real job”. He built his own home in in the west side of Colorado Springs, and continues to live there with his wife, Kari. They have four awesome children.

Nan Alberts

Chief Fiancial Officer

 nan@gengroupllc.com
 678-873-5155

Nan Alberts serves as Chief Financial Officer and Director of Human Resources. She graduated from the University of Phoenix with a BS in Accounting. Nan brings with her over three decades of experience in Finance and Human Resources, having owned and operated her own business for 20 years as well as working in both corporate and non-profit companies. Nan is excited to be a part of a great group of people who create beautiful outdoor living spaces for our customers. Outside of work, Nan enjoys living life with her husband Chris, spending time with friends and enjoying the beauty of Colorado.

Nan Alberts serves as Chief Financial Officer and Director of Human Resources. She graduated from the University of Phoenix with a BS in Accounting. Nan brings with her over three decades of experience in Finance and Human Resources, having owned and operated her own business for 20 years as well as working in both corporate and non-profit companies. Nan is excited to be a part of a great group of people who create beautiful outdoor living spaces for our customers. Outside of work, Nan enjoys living life with her husband Chris, spending time with friends and enjoying the beauty of Colorado.

Lee Lyon

Senior Project Manager

 lee@gengroupllc.com
 719-377-1513

Lee, with 15 years of construction experience and a Bachelor degree in Business Administration, finds joy in both building structures and constructing memories. Beyond his professional life, you’ll find Lee skiing, hiking, or ballroom dancing with his wife. Whether he's pursuing his latest hobbies or tackling renovation projects, Lee's dedication to precision and creativity shines through in every endeavor.

Lee, with 15 years of construction experience and a Bachelor degree in Business Administration, finds joy in both building structures and constructing memories. Beyond his professional life, you’ll find Lee skiing, hiking, or ballroom dancing with his wife. Whether he's pursuing his latest hobbies or tackling renovation projects, Lee's dedication to precision and creativity shines through in every endeavor.

Ellijah Chavez

Project Manager

 Ellijah@gengroupllc.com
 719-661-0259

Ellijah, born and raised in Colorado Springs, is a young man who specializes in communication and coordination. His hobbies include making music, watching sports, and spending time with family. At the Air Force Academy, Ellijah worked as a subcontractor specializing in ushering, security, coning, and parking. He then worked as a roofing consultant and project manager. Since then, he has been given opportunities to lead and coordinate large ministry events. Ellijah looks forward to coordinating your next deck project!

Ellijah, born and raised in Colorado Springs, is a young man who specializes in communication and coordination. His hobbies include making music, watching sports, and spending time with family. At the Air Force Academy, Ellijah worked as a subcontractor specializing in ushering, security, coning, and parking. He then worked as a roofing consultant and project manager. Since then, he has been given opportunities to lead and coordinate large ministry events. Ellijah looks forward to coordinating your next deck project!

Amber Roster

Outdoor Living Consultant

 Amber@gengroupllc.com
 719-651-9241

Amber began her career in geospatial analytics. As a cartographer, Amber mapped Vietnamese migration patterns, mines, and post-fire forest regeneration. After working for an Australian mining acquisition firm, she entered the construction trade in 2019. Amber was the operations manager of a locally owned flooring company and its subsidiaries for two years before joining Genesis Group. Amber has been married for 16 years to her high school sweetheart and has three children. On her off-time you can find her on a trail somewhere, with a book, writing a sonnet, or hanging with her family. Amber has a knack for creativity and is excited to continue developing her skill set in landscape design!

Amber began her career in geospatial analytics. As a cartographer, Amber mapped Vietnamese migration patterns, mines, and post-fire forest regeneration. After working for an Australian mining acquisition firm, she entered the construction trade in 2019. Amber was the operations manager of a locally owned flooring company and its subsidiaries for two years before joining Genesis Group. Amber has been married for 16 years to her high school sweetheart and has three children. On her off-time you can find her on a trail somewhere, with a book, writing a sonnet, or hanging with her family. Amber has a knack for creativity and is excited to continue developing her skill set in landscape design!

Benjamin Ford

Outdoor Living Consultant

 benjamin@gengroupllc.com
 719-367-0286

Benjamin began his career in sales. As a Sales Rep., he worked in the Billing Software Industry selling to large and small doctor groups. He then switched his focus to Restaurant Management and spent 13 years managing multiple stores for Panera Bread. After his 13 years in the restaurant business, he felt it was time for a change and joined Genesis in January of 2023 as a Sales/Outdoor Living Consultant. He has been married for 12 years and has two children. On Benjamin's off time, you will find him coaching his son’s baseball team, engaging in outdoor activities or just hanging out with his family and friends. He enjoys being creative with crafts and projects with his family.

Benjamin began his career in sales. As a Sales Rep., he worked in the Billing Software Industry selling to large and small doctor groups. He then switched his focus to Restaurant Management and spent 13 years managing multiple stores for Panera Bread. After his 13 years in the restaurant business, he felt it was time for a change and joined Genesis in January of 2023 as a Sales/Outdoor Living Consultant. He has been married for 12 years and has two children. On Benjamin's off time, you will find him coaching his son’s baseball team, engaging in outdoor activities or just hanging out with his family and friends. He enjoys being creative with crafts and projects with his family.

Grace Chavez

Office Coordinator

 grace@gengroupllc.com
 719-510-0368

Grace began her career in missions, working with Youth With A Mission for four years. Eventually she moved on to becoming a caretaker and working in the coffee and food service industry before coming to Genesis Group. Grace has always had a heart for people and for communicating with excellence. She is excited to communicate with customers, and provide people detail oriented services.

Grace began her career in missions, working with Youth With A Mission for four years. Eventually she moved on to becoming a caretaker and working in the coffee and food service industry before coming to Genesis Group. Grace has always had a heart for people and for communicating with excellence. She is excited to communicate with customers, and provide people detail oriented services.

Nick Schleinkofer

Landscape Foreman

 NickS@gengroupllc.com
 719-465-4466

Nick grew up in the small town of Carlisle, Pennsylvania. He relocated to Colorado Springs after honorably discharging from the Marine Corps in 2016. Due to his multifaceted career as a federal contractor and as a civilian employee for the United States Air Force, Nick is seasoned in coordination with a knack for discipline. This has afforded him a high competency in complicated logistical operations and a mindset that prioritizes communication. Nick started with Genesis as Customer Service Coordinator and then was promoted to the role of Ops Personnel Manager. After serving both roles well, Nick wanted to get out in the field and work with his hands again. He is one our our Landscape Foreman with an emphasis in decorative landscape curbing. Having traveled the world, Nick interacted with numerous cultures and ideologies affording him a keen customer service know-how. He enjoys educating others and on his off time, Nick coaches high school football. Other hobbies include riding motorcycles, restoring classic vehicles, and learning about wealth management.

Nick grew up in the small town of Carlisle, Pennsylvania. He relocated to Colorado Springs after honorably discharging from the Marine Corps in 2016. Due to his multifaceted career as a federal contractor and as a civilian employee for the United States Air Force, Nick is seasoned in coordination with a knack for discipline. This has afforded him a high competency in complicated logistical operations and a mindset that prioritizes communication. Nick started with Genesis as Customer Service Coordinator and then was promoted to the role of Ops Personnel Manager. After serving both roles well, Nick wanted to get out in the field and work with his hands again. He is one our our Landscape Foreman with an emphasis in decorative landscape curbing. Having traveled the world, Nick interacted with numerous cultures and ideologies affording him a keen customer service know-how. He enjoys educating others and on his off time, Nick coaches high school football. Other hobbies include riding motorcycles, restoring classic vehicles, and learning about wealth management.

Travis Frederick

Deck Foreman

 travis@gengroupllc.com

Travis started with Genesis Group as a Deck Carpenter, bringing with him a number of years in Construction and Carpentry. Now serving as Deck Foreman, he leads an excellent crew of deck carpenters, having successfully completed numerous deck projects to the delight of many satisfied homeowners. On Travis' off time, he enjoys spending time with his son and working on cars.

Travis started with Genesis Group as a Deck Carpenter, bringing with him a number of years in Construction and Carpentry. Now serving as Deck Foreman, he leads an excellent crew of deck carpenters, having successfully completed numerous deck projects to the delight of many satisfied homeowners. On Travis' off time, he enjoys spending time with his son and working on cars.

Ethan Bond

Marketing Coordinator

 Ethan@gengroupllc.com
 719-661-3040

Ethan, a resident of Colorado for 12 years, has worked in the dynamic field of sales throughout his entire career. Embracing change and eager to broaden his horizons, Ethan recently transitioned into the construction marketing industry. Known for his passion for forging connections and driving results, Ethan brings a wealth of experience and a fresh perspective to the exciting challenges of the world of marketing. Outside the professional arena, you can find Ethan playing music with friends, skiing, and enjoying a good book with a cup of coffee.

Ethan, a resident of Colorado for 12 years, has worked in the dynamic field of sales throughout his entire career. Embracing change and eager to broaden his horizons, Ethan recently transitioned into the construction marketing industry. Known for his passion for forging connections and driving results, Ethan brings a wealth of experience and a fresh perspective to the exciting challenges of the world of marketing. Outside the professional arena, you can find Ethan playing music with friends, skiing, and enjoying a good book with a cup of coffee.