About: Our Team

As you get to know our team, you will find that our people are our single most important asset. We believe we have assembled the industries most dynamic team of sales and production staff who are knowledgeable, experienced, energetic, and at the end of the day love our business and our industry. Please take a moment and become more familiar with our team.

Matt Pare- Regional Account Manager

Matt Pare joins Aztec Tents with a wealth of rental industry experience. The Maine native began his career as a tent installer at age 17 and has since held nearly every position within tent rental operations, from operations manager to inside and...

Rick Rutherford- Regional Account Manager

Rick Rutherford brings over 23 years of experience in the party and special event industry to the team at Aztec Tent. Rick worked in Utah for Diamond Rental Inc. where he started working as a driver in 1992 while attending school at Salt Lake...

Bob Young- Regional Account Manager

Bob comes to Aztec after years with Classic Tents, MTY, and Academy Tents. His inventory management experience will allow him to assist customers with their purchasing needs. His major event experience includes such events as the Olympics, U.S....

Helen Melnyk- Senior Sales Associate

Helen Melnyk began her career in the tent industry in 1994 with Academy Tent & Canvas serving as the Executive Assistant for then president Maury Rice. Walking into this new opportunity she had no idea what a tent was or even how many options...

Veronica Christenson- Support Representative

Veronica Christenson started her career with Aztec Tents in 2014 working as a production assistant in our operations department. After spending just over a year in operations supporting production needs, inventory control, and production routing...

Samantha Dodson- Support Representative

Samantha Dodson was born and raised in Aztec’s hometown of Torrance, California. Samantha has held positions in customer service, sales, accounting, inventory control, and specialty items all within the special events industry. Samantha has...

Claudia Garza- Executive Assistant

“Starting a new job, you never know how long you will be there,” Claudia Garza says, thinking back on more than 25 years with Aztec, “After many roles and building relationships with so many great people, I feel proud of my years of service to...