The Team

Shawn Woods – Vice President – Shawn was born and raised in Blue Springs, MO. After graduating from high school, he attended Rockhurst College in Kansas City and received a degree in Business Administration. Following college he went on to work at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City and then served as a production manager and customer service representative for a local manufacturing company. Shawn gained his knowledge growing up in the building business by working during the summers and evenings with his dad. He officially joined T.E. Woods full time in 1999. Shawn’s wife, Lindsey, helps with model arrangements and design gallery appointments. Together they have two children, Tucker and Maryn.


Tonya Ernsting – CFO

Tonya was born and raised in Blue Springs, MO. She graduated from Southwest Baptist University with a Bachelor of Science in 1994. After graduation she joined the accounting firm of Baird, Kurtz, & Dobson. Upon leaving public accounting she was employed by Shughart, Thomson, & Kilroy as the accounting manager. Tonya joined T.E. Woods Homes in 2000 to work alongside her dad, Tom, and brother, Shawn. She is married and has 2 children.



Eric Stuhlsatz – Estimator/Builder – Eric brings 8 years of residential construction experience to the T.E. Woods staff. He handles purchasing, estimating, permitting, and superintendent duties for all homes in Jackson county. With his experience working on a wide variety of homes, Eric is able to successfully complete all projects to reach customers’ expectations.






Jason Nulf – Warranty/Builder – Profile coming soon.










Tina Lind – Contract/Warranty Administrator – Tina has been in the home building industry for over 11 years. Beginning with the construction of summer homes in Rough River, Kentucky, she has performed duties ranging from masonry to electrical work. After graduating from Cal State, Tina worked for a builder in Corona, California as a warranty coordinator. Moving to Kansas, she continued her love of homebuilding and customer service here at Ashlar. Tina now lives in Overland Park with her husband of eight years and her crazy little dog, Rocky.




Liz Zimmerman – Community Representative – Liz was born and raised in the Kansas City area. She graduated from Pittsburg State University with a Bachelors degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in marketing. Since graduating in 2005 she has been in the new home building industry and loves every minute of it. Liz has played an active roll with hundreds of families, coordinating the building their homes from start to finish through construction process. She is married to her high school sweetheart and just had a baby girl in September of 2009 named Madelyne. Her customer service and attention to detail in unmatched in the industry!



Michael Lear – Community Representative – Michael was raised in Independence, MO, and graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 2003. He joined the Ashlar team in April 2004 and has been a liaison for homebuyers in several of T.E. Woods’ communities throughout Kansas City working diligently to create a wonderful experience for our buyers during the construction of their new homes. Michael currently lives in his 2nd Ashlar home (building the first before joining the team), is married, and has 4 wonderful children.



Sara Kovac – Community Representative – The newest member of Ashlar is a lifelong resident of Kansas City, MO. She is a recent graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City with a Bachelors degree in Psychology. Sara enjoys spending time with her three dogs: Frank, Henry, and Sprinkle. Sara has a passion for helping others and looks forward to assisting those searching for the perfect home.