125 N Emporia Ave #202

Wichita, KS 67202, USA

(316) 260-9088

©2019 by TGC Group.

Meet The Team

Nick J. Esterline, CCIM

President and Founder

TGC Group

As President and Founder of TGC Group, Nick is responsible for overseeing capital deployment and strategic vision of TGC Group. With over 17 years of industry experience, he has led TGC Group in more than $200M in acquisitions and development projects. Under Nick's leadership, TGC has grown to 17 corporate level employees and over 250 associates working in seven states and continuing to expand with multiple new acquisition and development projects in the works.

Nick is married to his best friend Sabrina, and they have three wonderful boys together, Lunden, Bronx and Housten. As a family, they enjoy sports (Go Yankees and Vikings!), fishing, golf and spending time with family and friends. In the past year they welcomed two Bernedoodles to the family, Buddy and Boomer.

Quentin Ellis

President

Construction & Development

With 20 years of industry experience, Quentin leads the development and construction teams. With roles ranging from onsite supervision to construction executive, and project cost ranging from a few thousand dollars to over $30 million he is able to provide valuable insight on budget, schedules and constructability throughout the entire develop and construction process.

Quentin and his wife, Amy, have four incredible children, Griffin, Quinn, Piper, and Saylor who was welcomed in November 2018. They certainly keep them on their toes. In their free time, the family enjoys spending time at the lake house swimming, boating, and fishing. When not at the lake, they are attending youth sporting events and dance programs.

Duane Wilkinson

Property Accountant & Controller

Development & Hospitality

Duane manages company financials for development and hospitality projects as well as oversees accounting operations for managed properties. 

He and his wife, Kelly, have been married for 8 years and between the two of them they have three boys and one daughter. Duane's boys keep him on the go with school and sporting events. He enjoys photography and in their free time they like to work on home projects, travel, and visit local breweries. 

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Jill Taylor

Director of Marketing and Culture

Hospitality

Leslie J. Mcclure

Director of Operations

Limited Service

Hospitality

Leslie oversees the day to day operations, revenue and expense management for the Limited Service Portfolio. She provides managerial support to ensure the guest service levels and financial performance is optimized for each property, including pre-opening activities and licensing.

Leslie and her husband, Kirk, love to cheer for their son, Jake, who is a full back for the University of Kansas Football program and enjoy time outdoors with friends and family. They also have two dogs, a chocolate Labrador Retriever named Rudy and a Jack Russell mutt named Karl.

Wendy oversees the day to day operations, revenue and expense management for the Extended Stay Portfolio. She provides managerial support to ensure the guest service levels and financial performance is optimized for each property, including pre-opening activities and licensing.

 

Wendy and her husband, Mike, enjoy spending time with family and friends, exploring regional breweries, and vacationing at the beach. They travel to Delaware and West Virginia frequently to see their two grown sons and their families. They are both a bit smitten for their five grandchildren. At home, a Miniature Pincher named Rusty, rules the roost. 

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Jill manages the brand, all marketing activities, web content, and reviews and responds to all guest comments. As the brand champion, she implements fun and innovative ways to keep our teams engaged in continuous learning, team activities to foster team work, recognition, event planning, public relations, and community involvement.

 

Jill and her husband, Scott, thoroughly enjoy watching their children Jacob and Emma participate in school and sports activities and competitions. As a family they enjoy watching the Texas Rangers, traveling, various outdoor activities, and spending time with friends and family. Their home is complete with their Morkie, Murphy and Goldendoodle, Winnie.

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Wendy Bennett

Director of Operations

Extended Stay

Hospitality

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Chad McElroy

Development Manager

Development

Blake Heiman, CCIM

Real Estate Manager

Development

Blake is responsible for sourcing new hospitality development and acquisition opportunities across the United States.

 

 The only millennial in the group, Blake enjoys playing golf and loves being on the course as often as possible. When not swinging a club, he's trying new restaurants and local brews. Blake is one of six kids and enjoys traveling and spending time with his friends and family.

Mike Brown

Project Manager

Construction

Mike manages all aspects of the construction process for his projects and enjoys the variety each day brings in helping the project team overcome inherent challenges and successfully meeting the needs of every client.

 

Away from work, you can usually find Mike and his wife, Danika, in a basketball gym coaching, training or cheering. With four children, McKenzie, Kennedy, Addyson and Isaac, life revolves around family as they enjoy traveling and spending time together as much as possible.   

Chad is responsible for overseeing the development process of all projects. Working directly with the Owner through entitlement, design and construction. His extensive background in architecture lends a unique eye to the management of development projects.

 

Chad recently moved back to Kansas to be near his family. In his spare time he enjoys spending time outdoors, at the gym and time with his family.

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Cameron Caine

Director of Hotel Performance

Hospitality

Lisa Coleman

Project Coordinator

Development

Katelynn Ensley

Construction Controller

Construction

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Cameron works directly with our front line teams with day to day operations, with a focus on revenue and GOP, managing and inspecting brand standards, and guest satisfaction.

 

Cameron and his girlfriend, Ashley, recently moved to Wichita and welcomed their daughter Hayden, in June 2019. He is a faithful Oakland Raiders fan, and enjoys shooting handguns, and taking care of his family.

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Lisa provides professional support to the acquisition and development of restaurant, hospitality, commercial and multi-family properties. She is responsible for coordinating, monitoring and tracking projects progress through the phases of pre-development, design and up to construction and completion of the project. 

 

Lisa's time away from the office is spent with her husband, Rich, their two children, Aubrey and Jesse, and their pets. She enjoys spending time outdoors, going on family campouts, and cheering her kids on at their numerous school and sports activities and competitions.

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Katelynn is the core of the construction team. She manages all construction finances to include financial reporting and analysis, job costing, payroll and cash flow management. 

Katelynn and her husband, Dan, welcomed their son, Theodore, in October 2018. They are avid KU fans and enjoy traveling, online shopping, and spending time with their friends and family. 

Keri Williams

Office Manager

TGC Group

Samantha Kester

Hotel Property Accountant

Hospitality

Samantha joined our team in June to manage all accounting operations for our open hotel properties. 

A Wichita State University graduate, Samantha and her husband, Zach, will be celebrating their 1st wedding anniversary in September. They enjoy traveling and spending time in Dallas visiting family and friends, shopping and trying new and local eateries. But most of all, they enjoy their pets and taking Calvin, the rescue mutt, to the dog park.

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Keri keeps our office running smoothly and brings a wide range of administrative and executive support to include managing the day-to-day operation of the office.

Keri and her husband, Marcus, enjoy spending time with their children Makayla, Katelyn, Josiah, Jayda and Kaia.  As a family they like to BBQ, play games, fish and spend time with family and friends. Their daily lives are consumed with high school and club sports.

Colby Rinehart

Sales Associate

Hospitality

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Colby joined our team in February working part-time at the TownePlace Suites East Wichita building relationships with local businesses marketing our hotel.

 

He is a student at Wichita State University majoring in Business Administration. Colby is an outdoors man; in his free time he enjoys spending time in Eureka, Kansas at his grandparent’s land hunting and fishing. He also enjoys playing golf and spending time with friends and family. 

 

Colby and his wife, Brooke, were married in August.

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Chantel joined our team in September to manage all accounting operations for our open hotel properties. 

Chantel brings 13 years of accounting experience to the team. She earned her Master's in Business and Accounting fro Southwestern. Chantel and her husband, Jeremy, have five kids and two furry friends. In their spare time they enjoy spending time with their family and friends, watching their kids play sports, camping, boating and cooking out.

Chantel Hayes

Sr. Hospitality Property Accountant

Hospitality

Brent Fisher

Property Engineer

Construction

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Brent assists the Project Managers through the construction process from estimating to finish. He manages the bid process from collecting, organizing and comparing, and prepares subcontracts and purchase orders.

 

Outside of work, Brent enjoys hiking, camping, and traveling. He has a passion for autos; the two and four wheeled variety.