Leadership

We’re not all Hamptons. But we’re all family here.

David Hampton

Owner, Board Member

David Hampton

David started working in the woods at the age of 18 and has helped manage his family’s forestlands for over 30 years. As a member of the company’s Board of Directors, David continues to be an advocate for working forests and strives to ensure that Hampton’s forestlands are healthy and productive for generations to come. He is a steward of our “company culture,” which values people, integrity, and candor.

Elizabeth Hampton

Owner, Board Member

Elizabeth Hampton

Elizabeth has 25 years of experience in healthcare where she served as an operating room, labor and delivery, and hospice admissions nurse. As a Director for Hampton Lumber, she advocates for the continuous improvement of health, wellness, and safety for our employees. Elizabeth is also a former small-business owner, having operated a successful restaurant in Denver for many years. Today, Elizabeth resides in Golden, Colorado with her husband Youssef.

Jamey Hampton - Hampton Lumber
Jamey Hampton

Owner, Board Member

Jamey Hampton - Hampton Lumber

Jamey Hampton

For the past four decades, Jamey Hampton has pursued a career in dance theater that is as varied as it is accomplished. In 1997, he and his wife co-founded BodyVox in Portland, Oregon. Jamey serves on Hampton’s Board of Directors and is a champion for continuing the business as a multi-generational family company and is a steward of the company’s commitment to community and the arts.

Amy Lian
Amy Lian

Director of Human Resources

Amy Lian

Amy Lian

Amy Lian joined Hampton in August of 2020. With over 20 years of experience working in HR for various manufacturing companies, Amy is passionate about company culture, employee engagement, and continuous improvement. Away from Hampton, she enjoys spending time with her daughter and her dog, Stella. A native Oregonian, Amy also enjoys snow and water skiing, hiking, camping, and wine tasting.

Hampton Lumber - Steve Zika CEO
Steve Zika

CEO

Hampton Lumber - Steve Zika CEO

Steve Zika

Steve began his career at Hampton over 20 years ago and has served as CEO since 2003. As CEO, Steve has made “finding a better way every day” a way of life at Hampton, from our operations to our commitment to land, people, and community. Steve is a native of Portland, Oregon where he stayed to raise his own family. He is an alumnus and consummate fan of Oregon State University.

Bret Griffin

Senior VP of Manufacturing

Bret Griffin

Bret is Senior Vice President of Manufacturing and oversees operations at Hampton’s nine sawmills.  Bret has over 30 years of sawmill experience and formerly served as plant manager at Hampton’s mills in Willamina and Warrenton. An avid and competitive gardener, Bret is also founder of the company-wide tomato growing competition.

Doug Cooper

VP of Resources

Doug Cooper

Doug is Vice President of Resources. He began his industry career as a forester in Louisiana before transferring to the Pacific Northwest in 1987. He held wood fiber management positions in Washington and Oregon, serving the solid wood and pulp and paper sectors. Doug joined Hampton in 2006 and now oversees our managed forestlands in Oregon and Washington as well as log procurement for our U.S. sawmills. Growing up in St. Louis, Doug will forever be a Cardinals baseball fan.

Kristin Rasmussen

Director of Public Affairs & Communications

Kristin Rasmussen

Kristin joined Hampton in 2015 with a background in coastal community development, aquaculture, and public and congressional affairs. She is an alumna of the University of Oregon and holds a Master’s degree in International Development with an emphasis on environmental conflict resolution from American University in Washington, D.C. Kristin was born and raised on the central Oregon Coast in a small timber and fishing community and now resides with her family and English shepherd, Bogart in Portland, OR.

Heath Curtiss

VP Legal & Government Affairs

Heath Curtiss

Heath has served as Vice President of Legal and Government Affairs at Hampton since 2018. Originally from Joseph, OR, Heath has spent his career working on environmental, land use, and natural resources issues in Oregon. He has an environmental law degree from Lewis and Clark Law School and a B.S. in Agricultural and Resource Economics from Oregon State. In his free-time, Heath enjoys spending time with his family and mountain biking through Pacific Northwest forests.

Brian Vetrone
Brian Vetrone

Treasurer & VP of Finance

Brian Vetrone

Brian Vetrone

Brian started his career as a CPA in public accounting and has been with Hampton since 2007. He has a Business Administration degree from California State University, Long Beach, but has spent most of his career in the Portland area. Brian is an avid outdoor enthusiast, spending much of his free time biking, skiing, and surfing here in the beautiful Pacific Northwest and, when possible, traveling abroad.

Chris Walton

VP of Accounting, Info Technology & Business Development

Chris Walton

Chris started out in public accounting before joining Hampton in 1997. He brings operational experience to his position having previously managed our distribution businesses as well as our sawmill in Willamina. Chris and his family spend most of their free time in the mountains pursuing outdoor adventures. Competitive by nature, Chris is an avid marathoner and triathlete.

Denise Lanz

Director of Continuous Improvement

Denise Lanz

Raised in her family’s manufacturing business, Denise has a lifetime of experience in manufacturing. Denise joined Hampton in 2015 and champions the company’s commitment to “finding a better way every day”, inspiring and guiding teams to attain sustainable improvements in all aspects of our business. Denise and her husband spend their free time traveling, golfing, fishing, hiking, skiing, wine tasting and kicking back on their patio with Golden Retriever, ‘Charlie Sunset’.

Mark Porter

President of Sales

Mark Porter

Mark is President of Hampton Lumber Sales, which oversees worldwide lumber and panel sales for the company. He has more than 30 years of experience in the lumber business and has been with Hampton since 1988.  Mark is also an avid cyclist and known for his deep experiential knowledge of Portland’s restaurant culture.

Vicki Shaylor - Hampton Lumber
Vicki Shaylor

Corporate Secretary

Vicki Shaylor - Hampton Lumber

Vicki Shaylor

Vicki has been a member of the Hampton team for the past 37 years and has served as Corporate Secretary since 2000. She plays an integral role in the operations of the family business, working closely with the Board of Directors and the Senior Team. Vicki cherishes the company’s core values and culture. She sports a work-life degree in diplomacy and devotes free time to family, friends, her aquarium, and beading.

Nikki Commerford

Executive Assistant

Nikki Commerford

Nikki joined Hampton in November of 2012. A lifelong Oregonian and native of Willamina, Nikki has “sawdust in her veins.” Both of Nikki’s parents spent their careers in the forest products sector and the Hampton mill in Willamina. Away from work, Nikki enjoys traveling with her husband, reading, hiking, and spending as much time as possible outdoors.