Matt Schmidt - President of MCS Woodworking

Matt Schmidt

President

Matt has been an integral part of MCS Woodworking since he walked in the doors over 22 years ago.  He started as an apprentice and worked his way up, learning all aspects of this business.  He has always enjoyed working with his hands and building things.  The best part about working at MCS Woodworking is the collaboration amongst the team.  All of us coming together to produce quality products that serve our community is something he looks forward to every day.  Matt enjoys riding his Harley motorcycle, hunting, and spending time with his Fiancé.

Rachael Ornelas - Vise President of MCS Woodworking

Rachael Ornelas

Vice President

Rachael joined MCS Woodworking as a part-time administrative assistant while going to college, in January 2006. After attaining her Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, she began working full time as the Office Manager.  As of August 2020, she is the Vice President and is excited for the journey ahead.  She enjoys the culture at MCS Woodworking, being a small business with an American heart.  In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and children, camping, and gardening.

Tom Becker - Project Manager at MCS Woodworking

Tom Becker

Project Manager

Tom officially joined MCS in 2020. He grew up with Matt but was previously a Regional Manager for a large landscape and lawn care company.  Since 2016 he has helped out at MCS during his off season.  This made him realize that this was a career he wanted to switch to.  When not at work, he enjoys spending time with his wife and 2 daughters, and coaching basketball.

Chris Combs - MillWright at MCS Woodworking

Chris Combs

Millwright

Chris joined MCS in 2019 as an apprentice, straight out of MATC. He had previously been in the food industry and wanted to do something more. He enjoyed working with wood in High School and wanted to learn something new. He has found all of this in his new profession. He enjoys working for a local small business. In his spare time, he enjoys playing games of all kinds.

Our Team

John Taubel

Cabinet Maker

John joined MCS in August of 2021, but comes to us with years of woodworking experience.  He started his journey at just 10 years old working in his family’s cabinet shop.  He loves the old tradition of
woodworking and seeing the finished product.  In his free time he enjoys
spending time with his kids and foraging for wild mushrooms.

Mike Schmidt Founder of MCS Woodworking

Mike Schmidt

Founder

Mike established MCS Woodworking in August 1995.  After 25 years in business, in August 2020, Mike retired and has passed the business onto Matt and Rachael.  He enjoys traveling with his wife, spending time with his family, hunting, and fishing.

Jill Handley - Administrative Assistant and MCS Woodworking

Jill Handley

Administrative Assistant

Jill joined MCS in 2018. Previously she worked in administration in the health industry. She loves to see things being hand-crafted and working for a small business. MCS is a perfect blend of that for her. She likes the close-knit comradery at work. In her spare time, she is a full-time mom and likes to crochet and bake.

Jim Wallace - Head Cabinet Maker at MCS Woodworking

Jim Wallace

Lead Cabinet Maker

Jim joined MCS back in 2010 after working for a larger millwork company in Milwaukee. He has always liked working with his hands and tinkering with things. He most enjoys working with the people here at MCS. In his spare time, he is always tinkering with small engines and fixing up his boat.

Redd - Guard Dog In Training at MCS Woodworking

Redd

Guard Dog “In Training”

Redd is our newest addition and is still learning how the world works.  He loves attention and treats!

Our Team

Thomas Goode

Project Manager

Tom brings over 24 years of Project Management, Case-goods/Furniture Manufacturing and Planning & Design experience to MCS Woodworking.  With Tom’s broad range of project experience, he can bring that experience to your project with creative understanding and constructibility. A lifelong builder, when not at work Tom enjoys working on the house with his Fiancé Sherri and enjoys time with her near our Great Lakes. 

Our Team

Jim Skare

Cabinet Maker

Jim joined MCS in August of 2021.  He has been in the woodworking trade
since 1994 and has worked both in Wisconsin and Minnesota. He enjoys
building just about anything, remodeling houses, and leather working.
When he has some down time you’ll find him playing his guitar.