Our People

Christine Toson Hentges
President, CEO

B.A. Psychology - Marquette University
M.B.A. - Keller Graduate School

Christie offers extensive, hands-on experience in sales and management of cemeteries. In her current capacity, Christie is responsible to ensure strategic objectives are achieved and corporate growth initiatives are realized.


Timothy Hentges
Chief Operating Officer

B.S. Criminal Justice - Mt. Senario College

Tim is responsible for overseeing all operations of our precast, cemetery and design divisions. He has extensive experience in precast production, product installation and client development.


Kim Krieg

Accounting Manager

B.B.A. Accounting - University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire

Kim manages our corporate accounting function which is responsible for preparation of financial statements, monitoring trust articles and coordinating data impact from multiple client and company locations.


Clyde Rupnow

Director of Cemetery Operations

Degree in Law Enforcement - Waukesha County Technical College

Clyde's function is to directly oversee cemetery operations, administration and purchasing. In addition to having owned his own cemetery, he has managed several other locations throughout the Midwest.


Dean Wardlow

Plant Manager


Doug Engel

Sales Rep/Plant Manager


Zachary Rasmussen

Project Architect AIA



Janelle Korinek




Adriane Feltz

General Ledger Account

BA Accounting UW LaCrosse - MA Taxation


Ruxy McPherson

A/P Assistant

BA in German Marketing/Management University of St. Catherine/St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN

All aspects of A/P department, process invoices, pay bills, check processing.



Danny Merkt

CAD Designer

BAS - Architectural Studies - University of Milwaukee

Danny is responsible for Tribute Design System's project management in addition to design and technical drafting. He has been an integral part of Tribute Design System's various architectural and master planning projects since August 2016.



Ellen Bley

Creative Marketing and Administrative Coordinator

BFA - 2D/3D Animation Savannah College of Art and Design

Ellen's role is to coordinate administrative events, handle office marketing plans, web design, graphic design, and plan for conferences.




Doug Gerhardt

General Sales Manager 




Maggie Attoe

Regional Sales Manager

UW Oshkosh - Degree in Environmental Studies and Geology

As the Western Regional Sales Manager, Maggie travels and networks across the area which includes Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois, and Iowa.



Eric Clark

Territory Sales Representative

Purdue University - Organizational Leadership and Supervision

Minor in Communications

Prior to working for The Tribute Companies, he worked at the Trademan Companies. In his spare time he coaches middle school football, he likes to travel and scuba dive.



Retired - William R. Toson

Founder of The Tribute Companies, Inc.

B.B.A. Finance and Economics - University of Wisconsin - Whitewater
Course work at Loyola Law School & Northwestern Graduate School

Bill's expertise focuses on financial planning, sales and marketing. His current responsibility is to develop and implement strategies for company growth.