SERVPRO of Salem West and SERVPRO of Lincoln & Polk Counties Employee Photos

Michael’s photo and credentials

Michael Spoerhase

Michael Spoerhase is the General Manager at SERVPRO of Salem West. Michael’s exceptional work ethic and ability to create new opportunities within the franchise makes him a vital asset to our franchise. He is IICRC certified and trained in WRT, FSRT, OCT, AMRT and HST.

Michael believes that if we take care of our employees, our employees will take care of our customers, and we will grow the business together. He enjoys hiking in the Cascade foothills and landscaping his family’s wooden property after work.

Hobbies: Hiking and landscaping.

Leah’s Photo and credentials

Leah Ross

Leah Ross is the Office Manager for SERVPRO of Salem West. Leah holds a key role in our franchise by maintaining operations and organization of the entire franchise. Her ability to maintain the “go get ‘em” attitude and positive outlook make her irreplaceable. She is IICRC certified and trained in WTR.

She has 4 kids and 2 still live at home. Leah also has an 8 month old grandson.

Leah has been married for 23 years to Jason.

She also has 3 rats, Kiera, Mala and Curlee along with 2 cats, Baby Kitty and Scotty.

Hobbies: Reading, documentaries, gardening and exploring both urban and nature scenery.

Favorite Authors: Mercedes Lackey, Jacqueline Carey and Laurell K. Hamilton.

Favorite Animals: Wolves and otters.

Female employee Jessica’s photo and credentials

Jessica Curtis

Jessica Curtis is part of our Office Team at SERVPRO of Salem West. Jessica’s attention to detail and ability to organize the crew’s daily job schedule has made her a great asset to our franchise.

Jessica spends her time off with her husband of 15 years and her 2 dogs Chance and Shay.

She describes herself as a walking juke box, because she can sing just about any song that plays.

Favorite Quote: “Let it be.”

Favorite Movie: Talladega Nights.

Melinda Marinko

Melinda Marinko is part of our Office Team at SERVPRO of Salem West. Melinda’s ability to multi-task under pressure while keeping a smile and cheery demeanor makes her a highly valued asset to our franchise.

Melinda has two grown children and a granddaughter turning two this fall.

Favorite Quote: “If you can, help others; if you cannot do that, at least do not harm them.” – Dalai Lama

Hobby: laughing, watching movies, playing darts, cribbage and writing.

Ben Winokur

Ben Winokur is our Fleet Manager at SERVPRO of Salem West. Ben’s strong work ethic and ability to manage our company fleet and facility allows the rest of the crew to focus on their perspective jobs. He is a great asset to our franchise.

Outside of work, Ben spends time with his family and their new baby.

Woman with dark hair smiling at camera

Jessica Regaldo

Jessica Regaldo is part of our Fire Clean Up Crew at SERVPRO of Salem West. Jessica holds multiple hats being a job site lead and digital contents admin. Her skills continue to grow and that makes her a vital asset to our franchise.

Jessica would choose the power to be invisible vs. fly. She also enjoys playing Super Mario Bros and letting the time fly by.

Favorite Movie: A Walk to Remember.

Hobbies: Date nights with her daughter and girl scouts.

Female employee Maria’s photo and credentials

Maria Alvarez

Maria Alvarez is part of our Fire Clean Up Crew at SERVPRO of Salem West. Maria’s attention to detail and strong work ethic make her a role model and a great asset to our franchise.

Maria has two daughters and they all enjoy rocking out to various Spanish songs.

Favorite Color: Black.

Hobbies: Walking and Camping.

Hilda Wase

Hilda Wase is part of our Fire Clean Up Crew at SERVPRO of Salem West. Hilda’s ability to organize and manage customer contents and proper cleaning makes her a valued team member. She is IICRC certified and trained in FSRT.

Hobbies: Cooking, baking, spending time with her children and church.

Male employee Mike’s photo and credentials

Mike Upoff

Mike Upoff is the Repairs Manager at SERVPRO of Salem West. Mike’s positive attitude and exceptional work ethic make him a strong asset to our franchise. He is IICRC certified and trained in WRT, FSRT, ASD and OCT.

Mike is a Navy Veteran of 24 years.

Hobby: Boating.

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Chance Sherman

Chance Sherman is part of our Carpentry Team at SERVPRO of Salem West. Chance has a strong worth ethic and gets the job done making him a great asset to our franchise.

Favorite hobbies: Hiking, going to the park with his 2 sons and hunting.

Chad’s photo and credentials

Chad Kerlegan

Chad Kerlegan is the Sales & Marketing Manager for SERVPRO of Salem West. He started with the company in October 2014. Prior to SERVPRO he worked as a general contractor performing residential property preservation and maintenance for national mortgage servicing companies. In this role he learned the impact and importance of property upkeep, security and repairs.

His primary responsibilities are to coach, lead and train the best marketing team in the industry.

He is married to Claudia Kerlegan for 21 years with 5 grown kids and a dog named Lilly.

He is certified as a WRT-Water Damage Restoration Technician & FSRT-Fire Smoke Restoration Technician by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) which is recognized nationally within the industry.

Favorite Quote: When you’re at your limit, you still have more to give. “unknown”

Hobbies: Running, wood working, creating.

Car: 2003 Chev Express with 365,000 miles.

Inspirational People: Jesus & My Family.

Best Book on Business: Leadership & Self Deception by Arbinger Institute.

Male employee Shawn’s photo and credentials

Shawn Lapof

Shawn Lapof started with SERVPRO of Salem West in September 2014 as a Sales & Marketing Representative (SMR). Shawn is now in charge of our Commercial Accounts. 

Shawn is a long time local resident from Keizer, Oregon and graduated from McNary High School.

Hobbies: Shawn enjoys staying active & spending time with his German Shepherd.

Favorite TV Show: That 70's Show.

Johanna’s photo and credentials

Johanna Allen

Johanna Allen is one of our Sales & Marketing Representatives at SERVPRO of Salem West. Johanna’s bubbly personality and positive outlook has made her a fantastic part of our Marketing Team. She is SERVPRO ECTP trained in Water, Fire and Carpet & Upholstery, and IICRC certified in WRT.

Johanna spends most of her off time with her 5 year old son enjoying the outdoors and what Oregon has to offer.

Favorite Quote: “Striving for excellence motivates you; striving for perfection is demoralizing.”

Hobbies: Reading, hiking & all things art.

Favorite Movies: The Quiet Man & When A Man Loves A Woman.