The Virtuance Team

We’re lucky to have a great team. We’re passionate about photography, technology, and business, and we love what we do.

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Jeff Corn

Co-Founder, CEO

With his extensive experience in all facets of real estate including development, brokerage, marketing, and property management, Jeff brings a highly refined understanding of the real estate and vacation rental industries to bear on the strategic and operational aspects of the company. Jeff grew up watching his mother, an architectural photographer, excel at her craft. He soon realized, though, that technology offered incredible opportunities to combine the art of photography with the science of image processing to market properties with unprecedented efficiency and efficacy. Jeff is responsible for establishing and executing on the company’s growth strategy and ensuring that the company maintains its high standards across all operational levels. Immediately before co-founding Virtuance, Jeff served for four years as Acquisitions and Development Manager at a Colorado-based real estate investment firm. He also previously worked in acquisitions for a private real estate investment trust. Prior to entering the real estate industry, he began his career as an investigative journalist, working with John Stossel and Barbara Walters at ABC News and later as a political and economic development reporter for an ABC news affiliate in Missouri. If you want to hear some wild stories…ask Jeff about his ‘reporter days.’ When Jeff isn’t at the office, you’ll find him outdoors – climbing one of Colorado’s ‘Fourteeners’, skiing, mountain biking, or sailing…(yes there is some sailing in Colorado, but Jeff wishes there were an ocean too). Jeff has a Master’s Degree from the University of Denver in Real Estate Development and Finance and a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Washington University in St. Louis in political science and business.

Igor Zlokarnik

Chief Technology Officer

Igor is a leading expert in signal process engineering and systems engineering. He is responsible for developing the core algorithms and processes that power our current image processing technologies, as well as designing and building the core functionality for many of the company’s proprietary software applications. Prior to joining Virtuance, Igor was the first employee at VoiceSignal, a groundbreaking voice recognition technology company founded in 1997. He spent ten years serving as Chief Scientist and oversaw a team of fifty engineers. Under Igor’s technical leadership, VoiceSignal developed voice recognition technology that has become the industry standard and is currently used on nearly 60 percent of all of the world’s mobile phones, including Apple’s iPhone. Prior to VoiceSignal, Igor worked at the Los Alamos National Laboratories as a signal processing engineer engaged by the government to work on government imaging projects. Most recently, Igor was a founding partner of Color Leap, the creator of an automated image processing application designed to be used on smartphones.

Michael Yates

VP of Marketing

Michael is our VP of Marketing and is the chief architect of our awareness, acquisition, and retention efforts. Before joining our team, Mike worked for a growing company and helped build their marketing department from the ground up. Mike brings a “jack-of-all-trades” skill set that will help build Virtuance’s presence in new and existing markets. After spending eight years in Chicago, Mike and his family moved to Denver after his wife got an unbelievable job opportunity. He enjoys watching Cubs/Blackhawks/Husker games with his son, paddle boarding, experimenting with wacky diets, and 90’s culture (ask him about his POG collection and Tecmo Super Bowl skills).

Michael Henschke

VP of Operations

Michael brings a results-driven and flexible leadership style with a diverse operations background to the team including distribution, supply chain & logistics, and customer support operations. Originally from north-central Minnesota, Michael currently resides in the suburbs of sunny Phoenix, Arizona with his wife and four children. He enjoys watching Minnesota Vikings games with his kids, golfing as often as he can, and working on new projects around the house. 

Jade Bartlett

Head of Sales

Contact Information Phone: 847-440-5017 Email  

Ollie Trueman

Director of Image Production

Ollie was born and raised in Cambridge, UK. Pursuing the arts throughout his education, he was formally introduced to the joy of photography while documenting his sculpture work, and was an instant convert. After dedicating his studies to the photographic medium and graduating from the Cambridge School of Art with a Bachelor’s Degree in Photographic and Digital Media, Ollie has gone on to work in various areas of the photographic industry. Doing everything from professional equipment sales with Nikon through to photography and retouching for the tailors to the Queen has really given him the chance to work out what part of photography he loves the most. It’s safe to say that post-production comes out on top, and there’s nowhere he’d rather be using those skills than here in the Image Production Department! Photography and retouching are certainly Ollie‘s favorite pastimes, but somewhere along the lines he still makes time for the other important things in life; hiking, riding (and rebuilding) enduro motorcycles, and spending hours in the kitchen trying to expand his culinary repertoire.

Stephanie Leclerc

Director of Photography Operations

Stephanie was born and raised in Kalispell, Montana, and was lucky enough to have Glacier National Park as her backyard growing up. She has worked for many years in the tourism and hotel industry and 8 years in Construction. Her motto is, work hard, and play even harder. On her time off, you will find her outside mountain biking, dirt biking, running, camping, boating, skiing...anything outside with her husband, kids, and best friends. Her family lives the saying, "those that play together, stay together". Stephanie also has a boutique event company that she started over 10 years ago, that solely operates as a pro bono to help non-profits start a new event or enhance an existing event. She is super excited to join the Virtuance team and become part of this amazing company.

Nathan Fenderson

Client Success Director

Nathan’s focus over the past 20 years has been on that of the client and team member experience.  He has led teams as small as 3 in a startup environment and teams as large as 200+ in high growth organizations in both the United States and Canada.  He brings with him a passion for collaborative brainstorming and solution-focused implementation.  In his spare time, he can be found attempting to beautify the front yard with his husband and seeing how many of his 4 dogs he can cuddle with at the same time.

Jill Kingsbury

Enterprise Account Manager

Jill spent most of her life in the Midwest, near the lakeshore of West Michigan. There she completed a BA in psychology before joining a private detective agency as a field investigator for 10 years. Jill has had an interest in photography since she was a child, and in 2008 started her own studio and wedding photography business. After moving to Colorado, she dove headfirst into the customer service field and has been helping people ever since! Outside of the office, Jill enjoys hiking with her pup, kayaking, playing the piano, and watching movies.

Brenda Janota

Controller

Brenda grew up in Minnesota where hockey skates were placed on her feet at an early age and remained glued to her for 20 years. She earned a Business Administration degree from Minnesota State University in 1996 and moved to CO shortly thereafter. Brenda proudly accredits her renowned tater tot casserole and crockpot skills to her Minnesotan heritage.
Brenda worked with various Denver/Boulder companies in an Operations + Accounting role  – from software companies to landscape architects to art fabricators. In her most recent position, she worked as a Certified QuickBooks Pro Advisor consulting/training small companies on their QuickBooks software and accounting apps.
When Brenda is not staring at spreadsheets and crunching numbers, she enjoys: competing in Spartan races, camping, live music, playing guitar, biking, and maintaining her Uno household champion status against her two sons.

Kristin Macklin

Office Manager / Executive Assistant

Kristin recently moved to the Denver area from Montana. While she misses the wide open spaces of Big Sky Country and the absence of traffic she is excited about all the possibilities Denver has to offer! Kristin has already hiked her first fourteener and is looking forward to trying skiing this winter! (In theory anyway, her one attempt at snowboarding was disastrous, so here’s hoping skiing will be better ? Kristin is excited about the growth Virtuance is experiencing and is looking forward to contributing to such an amazing company!

Janelle Matejcek

Bookkeeper

Janelle moved to Colorado to attend the University of Denver where she earned a BSBA in Management in 2018. Spreadsheets, improving processes, and reducing costs are some of Janelle’s specialties. Minnesota born and raised had her on ice skates when she was the age of three but could be found later doing back flips on a 4-inch-wide beam with the local gymnastics team. Janelle found that Colorado was a great place to explore her interests which include skiing, hiking, and overall health and fitness.

Rachel Gombosch

Community & Content Marketing Manager

Born and raised in the Buckeye State, Rachel earned her Bachelor’s in Urban Planning from the University of Cincinnati and has worked as an urban planning consultant for government jurisdictions (aka map making!). From there, she decided to pack up her bags and move across the country in search of the West Coast sunshine and new experiences. She has since gathered and built her expertise in the events, marketing, and real estate industries, hosting events for Olympic basketball teams, spending time as a Marketing Director for TEDxCincinnati, and working towards her real estate license. Alongside whipping up only the best content for the Virtuance community, you can catch Rachel rollerblading down the California beach fronts, drinking way too much coffee, or incessantly listening to a variety of TED Talks.

Emily Maracle

Content Managing Editor

Originally from the Pacific Northwest, Emily has a BA in English Literature from the University of British Columbia. Before finding her calling as a content editor and writer, she pursued several careers, including working as a makeup artist for fashion and film and becoming a licensed insurance agent. After a move to the East Coast, Emily now resides in New York. She enjoys (too much) coffee, exploring with her dogs Poppi and Palo, discovering new ways to live sustainably, and cooking and baking all things plant-based.

Josh Miller

Web Development Manager

Bio Coming Soon!

Randy Baldwin

Senior Software Engineer

Randy grew up on a horse ranch in Texas and studied computer science at the University of North Texas. Before joining the Virtuance team, he worked for ten years at a defense contractor in Dallas, where he wrote image analysis tools for the Intelligence Community. In his free time, Randy enjoys spending time with his wife and their two Boston Terriers, playing video games, and trying new foods. He’s also looking forward to exploring the Colorado outdoors.

Joel Elfrink

Software Engineer

Bio Coming Soon!

Sean Dove

Web Developer

Sean is a web developer at Virtuance. He was born in San Diego, CA, where he spent two decades taking the perfect weather for granted. He moved to Denton, TX in 2004 to attend the University of North Texas, majoring in Business Computer Information Systems. After graduating, he began his career in Dallas, working in the automotive sales and online textbook industries for several years before relocating to Denver in the summer of 2017 with his girlfriend. In his free time, Sean is a guitarist, a collector of weird punk records and a comic book nerd who enjoys scuba diving, video games and being okay at bar trivia. He and his girlfriend recently purchased a house that they share with their cats, Sadie and Pants, who hate each other.

Haley Wilhite

Business Development Manager

Haley has spent most of her life in Texas. She grew up around the DFW area, and then moved to San Antonio, TX where she attended school. She received her bachelors of business and pursued a career in sales during, and after college. After 2 years of working with Virtuance as a sales and marketing consultant in both San Antonio and Austin, Texas, she accepted the position as the National Sales Trainer. In this role, she gets to train and coach our new sales reps and also continue to develop the skills of our existing sales team. This new position at Virtuance is what brought her to Denver, CO. She misses the warm weather, but has a new found appreciation for the mountains and the snow! Haley has a passion for traveling, being near the water, drinking wine, and hanging out with her pup, Bentley.

Ashley O’hara

Partner Innovations Manager

Gracie Carmi

Partner Acquisition Manager

Gracie was born and raised in Colorado Springs, CO, and had the opportunity to fall in love with the outdoors while pursuing gymnastics and dance growing up. She even got a chance to dance professionally with an adult, jazz company in Colorado Springs for three years while finishing college! Gracie graduated with a Bachelors in Business Management with two minors in Human Resources and Entrepreneurship from the University of Colorado. Before working at Virtuance, Gracie worked in the hospitality/tourism and construction industries for 5 years. In her free time, Gracie loves hiking, dancing, yoga, and spending time with Maya, a rescue dog she adopted in Jan of 2022!

Kelsey Scruek

Partner Acquisition Specialist

Kelsey was born and raised in Colorado Springs, CO and currently lives in the Denver area. Like many other Colorado natives, Kelsey loves spending her time outdoors and in the beautiful Rocky Mountains. Visiting mountain towns has become one of Kelsey's favorite weekend activities and she hopes to one day move to one of them with her fiancé and their three dogs! In her role at Virtuance Kelsey loves having the opportunity to meet and connect with photography applicants and existing partners all over the United States!

Claire Teator

Sr. Partner Onboarding Specialist

Claire is originally from the beautiful Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania but has spent the last 9 years living in Brooklyn, N.Y. She graduated from Marywood University with a BFA in Photography. Claire is also a wedding photographer and loves photographing her clients throughout the year. In her spare time, you can find her wandering around New York City exploring with her film camera! She is also a proud plant mom to her ever-growing plant collection!

Audrey Julian

Partner Onboarding Specialist

Audrey Julian lives in Colorado Springs CO. She graduated from PPCC with a degree in Professional Photography and earned certificates in Post Production and Output as well as Professional Portraiture. Prior to working with Virtuance she was a Photography Partner for almost 3 years. She has spent most of her career focusing on Real Estate Photography as well as product, editorial and portraits. When she is not working, she is spending time with her husband and four beautiful children and traveling as much as possible!

Michael Keatley

Partner Onboarding Specialist

Michael is a 10-year resident of Phoenix Arizona, but a Midwestern boy at heart, having been raised in the frozen tundra of Wisconsin. In his mid 20’s he went to live in rural Missouri and began his passion for photography while chasing around severe storms in his 2004 Toyota Prius. While clearly in an elite storm-chasing vehicle, a few close calls and a newborn daughter quelled that urge for adrenaline. Michael began to expand his portfolio shooting weddings, events, portraits, real estate and lots and lots and lots of baby photos. In the summer of 2015 he began working with Virtuance as it slowly began gaining a foothold in the Phoenix Arizona market. After several years of working in the field as a partner-photographer he’ll transition to a more operational role in an effort to apply the knowledge learned in the field into furthering a positive environment and experience for Virtuance’s clients, partners and team members.

Heidi Swonger

Partner Experience Manager

Heidi is a rural Pennsylvania native, with a heart for the western lifestyle. She graduated with a degree in Specialized Technology in Photography from Antonelli Institute. Heidi is also a wedding, elopement, and portrait photographer.  In her spare time, you can find her enjoying her love for the great outdoors via hiking, running, and traveling with her camera in tow! She also enjoys some quiet time while doing DIY projects.

Michael Perl

Partner Enterprise Account Specialist

Michael grew up in Princeton, New Jersey where he enjoyed beach trips, hiking with friends and visiting New York City to see his favorite Broadway shows. He graduated with a Psychology degree from Syracuse University in 2016. Michael worked at a Media Company in Princeton as an Account Manager/ Editorial Assistant where he discovered his passion for helping people. He received his 200 hour yoga teacher certification from Corepower Yoga in 2018, which allows him to hold space for mindfulness and spiritual connection. When he's not working, Michael enjoys seeing live music, trying new restaurants, and long bike excursions.

Susie Inverso

Lead Partner Success Specialist

Susie is one of our Partner Success Team Leads and enjoys assisting our photography partners in their efforts to bring you beautiful images! Susie spent most of her life in Chicago, where she was a photographer for the public transit system for many years, and a wedding and portrait photographer before that. She also photographed for two Chicago guidebooks - 111 Places in Chicago That You Must Not Miss, and another of that same series just for kids! After visiting Colorado on her honeymoon, it was love at first sight and she and her husband moved to Denver in 2020. Her third book - 111 Places in Denver That You Must Not Miss - has just been released! When not hiking, biking, or skiing, Susie specializes in pet photography and runs Crimson Cat Studios where she helps pet-parents celebrate, honor, and share the saga of their non-human family members. She and her husband are enjoying life near the foothills with their two cats and box turtle.

Tanner Harbick

Lead Partner Success Specialist

Tanner is a Colorado native originally growing up in Buena Vista but now living in Colorado Springs. Along with his position in the office, Tanner also works for Virtuance as an aerial pilot. Outside of work he enjoys his free time with hobbies such as skiing, camping, and most importantly getting out and taking photos. His favorite things to shoot are automotive and landscape images. In addition to that, he is also into building and flying FPV drones. So if you ever have any aerial questions he's your guy!

Bobby Ramirez

Partner Success Specialist

Before joining the team on the supporting front, Bobby was a photographer for Virtuance and in 7 years has shot over 7200 houses. He still holds the most shoots ever completed by a photographer for the company. He brings his extensive knowledge from the field to assist our partners every day. Although Bobby's background is in Digital Arts he is through and through a photographer by trade. He enjoys shooting film photography in his free time and is an avid movie buff working his way through the cinematic industry. Although he called Denver his home for many years he is originally from Arizona and now resides in California.

Loredana (Lore) Gaudiuso

Partner Success Specialist

I was born and raised in Colombia. When I was 16 years old I moved to Los Angeles, California where I learned English and photography. I graduated from photography school in Santa Barbara, California where I met my now husband James. In Jan 2012 we moved to Denver, Colorado and now have 2 amazing girls. I've been owner and operator of my portrait business since 2004. Here in Denver I joined Virtuance as a photographer/partner in 2017 which I continue to this day. Now I am also on the PSS team helping our partners in the field!

Landen Harbick

Partner Success Specialist

Landen was born in Durango and grew up in Buena Vista, Colorado. He recently graduated from the University of Colorado Colorado Springs with a Bachelor of Science in Finance. In his time away from work he enjoys traveling, playing golf, riding dirt bikes, skiing, making music, filming action sports, and playing Call of Duty! Landen is excited to be a part of the PSS team here at Virtuance.

Marissa Straker

Partner Success Specialist

Marissa was born in San Diego but has spent most her life in Denver. She started working for Virtuance 5 years ago in the processing department where she fell in love with the culture. After taking a small hiatus from Virtuance she came back and is now a Photography Success Specialist. Marissa now lives in Seattle and loves exploring the city, taking photos, eating pizza, watching movies, and spending time with her fiancé, cat, (Jackson), and dog (Archer).

Alan Ramirez

Image Production Specialist

Alan grew up in Mexico, where the tacos are plentiful and the churros are just better. He eventually moved to Colorado, where he now works at the intersection of (get this) Mexico Ave and Colorado Blvd. You can’t make this stuff up. Alan is a drummer, guitarist, and sound engineer. He loves pizza and video games and has an unreasonably large movie collection — 549, at the time of writing. He knows he has a problem and is working to fix it.

Chris “Crio” Silvas

Image Processing and Development Specialist

Crio’s journey into photography began in his high school graphic design class. Once he discovered photoshop he was immediately hooked and determined it would turn into a career. Born and raised in Denver, Crio attended Colorado Film School and majored in Film and Video Post Production. After only a few months of school he began working at a production company as a retoucher and video editor. Retouching is basically Crio’s entire life but in his free time he enjoys shooting his own photography, even more retouching, and competitive gaming.

Paul Hogsett

Image Processing Manager

Paul is a Colorado native, who spent much of his childhood playing Sega, and not understanding everyone’s obsession with hiking— it’s just walking uphill. He graduated from the Art Institute of Colorado with his degree in Photography, including specialties in fashion and post-production work. Since graduating college, Paul has spent time working in Commercial Photo and Video Studios, where he learned that he is really good at carrying heavy stuff. After spending a year as a photographer for Virtuance, he is excited to move into the office as an image processing specialist. In his free time, he enjoys discovering unusual music, using his camera as much as possible, and trying to learn something new every day.

Beth Eggleston

Image Processing Team Lead

Beth grew up in rural southern Colorado, and spent most of her childhood either reading books or climbing trees. Her first fascination with photography was with her grandfather’s Viewmaster slides, which she still thinks are a magical lost technology. Her interest led to a degree in photography from the Art Institute of Colorado, where she concentrated on product and still life images. She enjoys post-production editing as much as the planning and shooting stages. In her free time she runs a small handmade jewelry company and loves exploring Denver on her bicycle, tinkering with the bicycle while watching shows on Netflix, and pretty much anything crafty.

Darren Stafford

Image Processing Specialist

Darren grew up in Northern Minnesota where in his childhood enjoyed camping and being in the outdoors. These fond memories of nature were the catalyst for his passion to explore new wilderness places and photograph them. After Graduating from the University of Minnesota with a BFA in Graphic Design and a studio emphasis in Photography; he move to Colorado and his passion for the outdoors and photography grew as he began exploring Colorado’s mountains and Utah’s desert. When not shooting photos or processing images Darren enjoys hiking, camping, mountain biking, skiing, climbing mountains, and canyoneering.

Mason Saunders

Image Processing Specialist

Born and raised in Aurora, Co, Mason started doing photography in the dark room of his high school. His first camera was a pinhole camera he made out of an oatmeal box. After learning the basics of shooting on film for two years, he moved onto digital and made his high school yearbooks. After graduating high school, and serving a quick 5 years in the military, Mason went onto get his B/A in Photography from The Art Institute of Colorado. With a portfolio completely focused on Architectural Photography, he has been working in his field since college shooting real estate and hotels across the US and a little bit in Canada until he found his place here at Virtuance in 2019. He loves his Boston Terrier, Murphy and his favorite food is Spaghetti.

Rae Bass

Image Processing Specialist

Rae is a surrealist/fine art photographer, a North Carolina native and a Colorado nomad. She graduated with a BFA in Photography from The Art Institute of Raleigh-Durham. Prior to working at Virtuance, Rae was an art teacher by day and bartender by night. At Virtuance, Rae is very much fulfilled by her work as an image processor, really flexing her muscles in the area of photography that she loves best; editing! In her spare time, Rae enjoys spending time with her husband and two cats, yoga, urban exploration and simply being outside in any capacity.

Alaina Enari

Quality Assurance Manager

Alaina graduated from Indiana University with a B.S. in Kinesiology. Prior to the real estate industry, she worked in the travel industry and the fitness/ sports performance industry. Alaina plays rugby for Denver’s Glendale Merlins. She enjoys cooking, traveling, and hiking with her 3-year-old Australian Shepherd/Blue Heeler, Niko.

Shannon Bement

Quality Assurance Team Lead

Shannon was born and raised in Colorado. She got her B/A in Photography from The Art Institute of Colorado. Before Virtuance, she was photographing real estate and hotels across the U.S. When she is not working, Shannon enjoys traveling, going to concerts, taking care of her plants, collecting vinyl records, thrifting, watching horror movies, and spending time with her cat Mochi.

Minka Ricker

Quality Assurance Specialist

Minka loves to create and travel! She enjoys sharing her passions through photography, painting, writing and baking. Her travels have taken her to Europe where she ate the best nectarine ever watching the sunset over Florence, to Hong Kong exploring hidden gardens with a mouthful of bubble waffles and to Scotland where she has unfinished business. Iceland and Japan keep sending her love letters to visit. She is a daughter and older sister. One of her favorite experiences is to bake and watch scary movies in the twilight of an October afternoon.

West Gajan

Quality Assurance Specialist

Before joining our team, West attended Colorado State University and worked creating handcrafted leather goods, like wallets and bags. West brings a keen eye to the quality assurance team.  After growing up in Kansas City, West moved to Fort Collins to focus on his outdoor passions, rock climbing, fly fishing, and photography!

Laura Marshall

Client Success Manager

Laura grew up in Lakewood, Colorado and attended the University of Colorado in Boulder, obtaining degrees in French and Art. Before working at Virtuance, she worked as a restaurant manager, bartender and server, which gave her the skills to help the Virtuance family. She also gained a great passion for food and cooking! In her free