Our Story

Our Story

Our story begins in 2008, when founder (and then college student) Lane Kleppen saw the need for a quick way to help fellow dorm residents turn these and similar spaces into something that felt like home. In addition to painting being off-limits, it was was messy, time consuming, and often times, expensive.

TemPAINT solved that problem with an easily removable paint alternative that was drastically less expensive, looked great, and only required a quarter of the time.

Some of our earliest customers were young college students and first time apartment dwellers, but TemPAINT has since become an easy solution for DIY home decorators, interior designers, and users who liked the idea of being able to easily change the feel of a room in just minutes. TemPAINT is now sold in all fifty states and we’re happy to say it has helped thousands and thousands of customers get the look they love, at a fraction of the cost and none of the mess.

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Our Team

It’s not hard to love what you do when you love your team. We are a Seattle Washington based group of product designers and engineers who live to build great things that make our customers lives easier.

Our Story | Lane Kleppen -Fouder of TemPAINTLane Kleppen – Founder & CTO

Lane founded TemPaint based on a product he developed after seeing a need for temporary paint in the college dorm market. He obtained his Master’s of Science in mechanical engineering in 2009, tailoring his education towards product development and entrepreneurship. During his time in the workforce, he has developed products and production techniques that have saved companies hundreds of thousands of dollars. Lane continues to seek new product lines and product development opportunities, finding products he is able to improve and put his full faith in.

Our Story | Travis Rager - Operations Manager TemPAINTTravis Rager – Co-Owner & COO

Travis was recruited to the team for his product & business development experience. He obtained a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Finance from Central Washington University in 2002 and a PMP certification in 2012. His work experience includes 9 years of BTB and Consumer product development, and 11 years in the US Army in which he served in multiple enlisted and officer positions.

 

 

Our Story | Collee Michal - Operations Manager TemPAINTColleen Michal – Product Manager

Colleen Michal was born and raised in Seattle, WA. She has spent her career producing reality television shows that you’ve likely heard around the water cooler. Her strong work ethic helped her become an integral part of the TemPaint team. Colleen will support TemPaint’s goals of becoming a trusted brand, found in retail stores and on the walls of dorms and apartments nationwide. She would like to see TemPaint featured on some of the home design shows she produces. (Looking at you, HGTV!)

 

Our Story | Josey Sandoval - Business Development Manager TemPAINTJosey Sandoval – Head of Business Development

Josey joined the team in 2015, and brings a background in project and product management. He has a Bachelor of Science from Seattle University, and obtained a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington in 2010. His work experience includes 5 years of software product management and business development, 3 years in project/program management, and 5 years as an Army Officer in multiple assignments and locations.

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