Ernest Thompson. Our Team.

Mike & Doreen Godwin

Doreen Godwin
In memoriam 2/16/54 – 8/31/16


After careers on Wall Street, Mike and Doreen picked up stakes and moved to New Mexico in 1990, where they made a dramatic lifestyle change and purchased Ernest Thompson Furniture. Over the years, they’ve added five more companies to the Ernest Thompson family.

Doreen still loves her role designing furniture and enjoys long time relationships with many of her customers. Mike concentrates on the financial side of the business as well as overseeing the marketing activities for all of the Ernest Thompson companies.

When they’re not working, Doreen likes traveling to San Diego where she grew up as well as spoiling her grandchildren. Mike is an avid cyclist and takes advantage of the many bike trails Albuquerque has to offer. But he really enjoys jumping on his John Deere tractor and working in his vineyard at their Los Ranchos home.

Cindy Mauchly

Cabinet Design

Cindy Mauchly’s background in art and engineering brings both aesthetics and precision to every project. She works closely with each client to bring one-of-a-kind pieces to life that are perfect marriages of style and function. Cindy founded Santa Fe Custom Works in 1988 and owned it through 2015 when it become part of the Ernest Thompson family. Santa Fe Custom Works brought a dedicated crew that continually meets the high expectations of architects, designers, contractors, and homeowners that keep choosing us for all of their projects with incredible attention to detail.

Cindy enjoys gardening and hiking when she is not seeing the beautiful work being completed at Santa Fe Custom Works, an Ernest Thompson Company.


Elise Enright

Production and Scheduling Manager

Bio and photo coming soon!

Jonni Jill Coppedge

Office Manager

With over 25 years of Accounting/Office Management experience, Jill brings not only her accounting, organizational and customer service skills to Ernest Thompson but tries to make sure every work day starts and ends with a smile . . . with more in between. In her off hours, Jill enjoys spending time with her 2 sons and her 3 dogs (+ 1 granddoggy), preferably in the open space area near her home, and planning (sometimes just dreaming) of her future travels!

Emily McNicol

Showroom Manager

Emily brings her knowledge of design, graphic arts, and social media to the Ernest Thompson family. Emily strives daily to combine her passion for people and love of design to help her customers find exactly what they’re looking for! She holds a BS in Design from the University of Nebraska – College of Architecture. When Emily isn’t at work, you can usually find her and her husband volunteering with their church’s youth group.

Ceasar Lopes

Great Spaces Design & Sales

Despite having a background in Law, Cesar decided to adventure into the designing world. Cesar likes to enjoy the great outdoors, having hiked down the Grand Canyon twice and he is always eager for new adventures. His good sense of humor and a positive attitude throughout the day bring joy to the rest of the team. Cesar is also known as quite the jokester, with a tendency to prank some people around the office.

Jose Tapia

Production Supervisor

Bio Coming Soon