Meet the team working behind the scenes
Logan Wilkes was born in Portland, Oregon and lived there until he moved to Utah to attend Brigham Young University. Logan enjoyed extensive travel during college, visiting eight different countries and working closely with their political leaders, news media, universities, and business owners. Through these experiences, he discovered and developed his love for people, travel, and events.
After earning his degree in Public Relations, Logan worked for a Utah-based PR firm managing several brands. Logan hit the ground running at Corporate Alliance in 2009 and became an owner in the company and President of the Utah County hub one year later. He relocated to San Diego for nearly two years to help with the global expansion of Corporate Alliance. He returned to Utah in 2015 to become the company’s COO and marry the beautiful Ashley Masters.
In January of 2019, Logan managed the sale of Corporate Alliance to Tribehouse and developed the new Brand and Vision for Truss. He is super excited about the new vision and direction of Truss. Logan loves his firecracker of a wife, his little boy Jack, traveling, golf, college football, basketball, music, theater, and food. He’s an avid BYU football and Portland Trail Blazer fan.
Jeff Rust is a true connector and uses his network and experience daily as a Partner of Truss. Prior to Truss, Jeff studied Russian and International Law and Diplomacy at Brigham Young University.
He is married to his best friend, Anna, and they had 5 boys in 7 years. Then, after a 7 year gap, they added a little girl. He has served on a number of boards (Riverside Country Club, America’s Freedom Festival, National BYU Cougar Club President, Chairman of First Night Provo, Chairman of the Utah Valley Parade of Homes, United Way of Utah County and Utah Valley Chamber of Commerce).
Drew DeHaan has worked in the higher ed development and client management world for 10 years in various fundraising positions at the U of U and the American Diabetes Association. As she built relationships with alumni, corporations and foundations in UT, TX, NV, and MT, she found purpose in learning people’s stories, and helping them find opportunities to support a cause.
Thinking she wanted to work in nonprofits forever, she obtained a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the U of U. After becoming slightly jaded and looking for more life balance, she decided to make a change. In true Truss fashion, a former boss’s wife knew a neighbor, who was married to a member of Truss, who knew Logan and Jeff were looking for a Client Success team member.
When she’s not being an analytical matchmaker for C-level executives there’s a 99% chance she’s at Home Depot or remodeling her Sugarhouse home with her fiancé Reese. Drew loves to mountain bike, read, travel, scuba dive, cheer on the Utes, and operate power tools.
Sandy Ratto has worked with our company for over 12 years. She was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area and did the finances for a printing company for 18 years. She enjoys being a team member at The Truss Group and providing financial reports and seeing the amazing growth. She loves to snow ski, swim, hike and play with her two little grandkids.
Maddi is the Communications & Marketing Director at Truss. She oversees logistics for events and communications. With a keen eye for detail and the designated family vacation planner since she was a young girl, it’s no wonder she loves her role at Truss crafting unforgettable experiences. After graduating from the University of Utah, Maddi began a successful career in the marketing and communications industry.
Outside of work, Maddi loves to explore the great outdoors. She’s an avid fly fisher, and enjoys foraging, floating the river and camping as much as possible. When not out in nature — Maddi can be found on the golf course, honing her lack of skill on the green. She resides in rural Utah with her husband Chandler, and their son Kitt on their homestead, where they spend their free time cooking, baking bread and tending to chickens and their garden.