MEET OUR TEAM!
Lacey (CEO) and Breanne (President)
Lacey and Bre bought their first cargo van and built it out in 2016. They fell in love with the vanlife community and started businesses to help make vanlife more accessible to people by allowing customers to live their own dreams and follow their hearts. They strive to redefine freedom and the American Dream to mean what people really want it to mean for them personally, instead of falling prey to the overwhelming responsibility to do what media tells us all to. Their passion fuels SDCV to run at it’s fullest potential. (Fun fact: Lacey and Bre’s first business together was in 2009 building hula hoops. They sold them in Venice Beach, California as well as other festivals.)
Alan (Lead Electrician)
Alan (Bre’s stepdad) helped Lacey and Bre build out their first Ford Transit campervan in 2017! It turned out so well and was so much fun that, from there, they joined forces to build SD Campervans into a small family-run business in the beginning of 2018. Alan has been a licensed Mercedes technician, ASE certified auto electrician, computer systems engineer, Cisco certified technician, and project manager since 1997. His knowledge runs deep on all things electric and is always excited to meet someone that wants to hit the road and live in their van as comfortably as possible. This, of course, means helping our customers put the right amount of electrical capacity into their build to bring everything they’ll need for their adventure on the road. He has so much love for people that he always strives to do his absolute best and never lets you down.
Andrew joined our team in 2018 with a strong desire to learn, build, and grow with our SDCV family. He has been a crucial part of our builds since we expanded to Los Angeles, bringing knowledge, passion, and a wonderful sense of humor to the space each day. We admire him for his impressive and expanding skill set while growing as a journeyman carpenter, his delightful attitude, and his willingness to always lend a helping hand.
Marianne (Shop Lead)
Marianne joined our SDCV family in 2018 bringing with her the admirable traits of dedication, teamwork, and hard work and an invaluable skill set. She graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park with a B.S. in Fine Art: drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpting, and working in construction. She then went back to school to learn construction management, architectural design, and sustainable building - receiving a certificate in CAD for Building Professional. She has also managed her own team of subcontractors and laborers before moving to California. She began as a technician, familiarizing herself with the shop, apprenticing to become a metal fabricator, and getting her hands on any other task that needed to be completed. With her tenacity and vigor, she climbed her way up to the position of Shop Lead and now manages the conversion warehouse in Los Angeles.
Tyler joined our SDCV family in 2018 bringing with him qualities we admire extremely: teamwork, dedication to the evolution of the craft, attention to precision, and background knowledge of electrical systems. We very much appreciate the positive energy he brings with him each day. Since joining our team, he has surpassed expectations, becoming a crucial part of our build team. He continues to grow as a journeyman electrician and impressing us and our customers each day.
Desiré (Sales Manager)
Desiré’s genuine soul brings a golden light of positivity to our team and customers each and every day. Her communication skills are invaluable to helping our SDCV processes run smoothly from sales to production and she’s one of the most helpful, honest, and caring people you’ll meet. She’s the first person our customers speak with when they give us a call and she immediately brings them aboard as family and does what she can to make the sales process seamless and fun. Her energy keeps our customers excited from the time they first reach out to the time we hand them their keys to their new home.
Laurie (Chief of Excitement)
Laurie (Bre’s mom) is sometimes called the muffin lady, but is always called out on her amazing heart. She has a sense of fun, lightness, and delight that she brings with her into every room she walks in. Therefore, we can dub her none other than our fabulous Chief of Excitement. Don’t let your excitement diminish during the build process and wait time. Laurie will be there to send you photos of your build as it comes along, minimizing errors and keeping up your excitement. She thrives on hearing all about people’s future travel plans, life desires, and reasons why they want to hit the road and bring their home with them. Laurie keeps the enthusiasm going throughout the SDCV experience. Stay stoked, friends; your home on wheels will be ready soon!
Mark (Lead Designer)
Jisel (Lead Carpenter)