Matt Schmidt - President of MCS Woodworking

Matt Schmidt


Matt has been an integral part of the company since he walked in the door back in 1998. He started as an apprentice and worked his way up, learning all aspects of the business. He has always enjoyed working with his hands and building things. Matt takes great pride in his team’s collaborative spirit and commitment to delivering quality products to the community on a daily basis. Outside of the shop, he enjoys making new family memories by traveling, spending time with his wife and kids and hunting with his dog, Redd.

Mike Schmidt Founder of MCS Woodworking

Mike Schmidt


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.

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.

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.

Chris Combs - MillWright at MCS Woodworking

Chris Combs


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.


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.


Peter Frederiksen


Peter has primarily been involved in the building/ remodeling industry since the early 1990’s. He has rounded out his career with project, production and personnel management, sales and marketing, material procurement, drafting, design and engineering. Peter enjoys a wide variety of music, trying new experiences, and going to new places. He wants to continue trying and learning new things and making his past self jealous.



Admin Assistant

Julie started with MCS in June of 2022. She has worked in a law firm atmosphere for most of her career and always strives to provide excellent customer service with a positive attitude! When Julie is not working, she loves to spend time watching her son play baseball, craft with her friends and spend time with her husband and children.


Dan Heinitz

Project Manager

Dan has been working in the commercial casework industry for over 25 years.  Intrigued from a young age, he began working with his hands and learned every stage of the process.  Dan loves the challenges, from securing the bidding and securing the project, all the way through to the customer satisfaction upon completion.  When he is not working, you will find him enjoying another challenge on the golf course, or traveling to see different music shows.


Brandon Busalacchi

Cabinet Maker

Brandon joined our team in May 2023.  He has been a cabinet maker for over 17 years and enjoys taking projects from start to finish.  On his free time, he likes spending time outdoors doing various activities such as; fishing, hunting, camping and gardening.


Dave Beresford

Cabinet Maker

Dave moved back to Wisconsin from New Mexico in 2023, and joined our team shortly afterwards.  He has been in the building and woodworking trades for over 25 years.  When not creating things, he enjoys history, metal detecting and traveling with his wife and son.


Yeng Thao

Cabinet Maker

Yeng joined the MCS team in August 2023, after getting his trade certificate from Milwaukee Area Technical College. He enjoys learning and watching wood projects come to creation, from drawings to the final product. In his personal time, Yeng loves to explore the state parks with his dogs, loves cooking various foods from different cultures, and plays the cello and violin.  Yeng has a goal to one day build a table in the shape of a cello!

Jake Stabenaw

Shop Foreman

Jake has been in the commercial woodworking industry for over 17 years.  Hes started out simply catching parts off of an edge bander and proceeded to learn every machine and step in the process. Jake has always taken great pride in his work and strives to be the absolute best. He loves being a part of the amazing team here at MCS. In his spare time he likes to duck hunt, hit the gym and spend time with his dog, Doc.