Every Ernest Thompson team member is dedicated to providing our customers with unsurpassed service and incomparable quality. We’re proud of each one, and are confident that you will find them to be exceptional in every respect.
After careers on Wall Street, Mike and his wife Doreen picked up stakes and moved to New Mexico in 1990, where they made a dramatic lifestyle change and purchased Ernest Thompson. Over the years, five more companies have been added to the Ernest Thompson family.
When not working, Mike enjoys cycling and taking advantage of the many bike trails that Albuquerque has to offer. But he really enjoys jumping on his John Deere tractor and working in his vineyard at his Los Ranchos home.
In memoriam 2/16/54 – 8/31/16
Doreen was a co-owner of Ernest Thompson with her husband Mike until she lost her battle with cancer in 2016. Her contribution to the success of Ernest Thompson was immense and she leaves behind many loyal customers. We will always miss Doreen's infectious smile and the enthusiasm and leadership she brought to the company.
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 Ernest Thompson.
Production and Scheduling Manager
As Ernest Thompson’s Production and Scheduling Manager, Elise Enright is our go-to person for scheduling and project management. Her varied background includes real estate, victim advocacy, and legal assistant work. She now combines that background with a passion for the projects our craftsmen create, and an attention to detail, to help get jobs done.
Jonni Jill Coppedge
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 dogs (+ 1 granddoggy), and planning (sometimes just dreaming) of her future travels!
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.
Great Spaces Design & Sales
Despite having a background in Law, Cesar decided to venture into the world of design. 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.