Our Team

Phil Garrett

Owner & President

Phil Garrett started his career at Aspen International Cable Corporation, working as a drafter by night while studying mechanical design by day at Chemeketa Community College. As Drafting Manager and later VP of Engineering Services, Garrett helped grow the company both in revenue and resources, overseeing the department through its integration as part of Argus Communications. At Argus (later Dycom), he managed multiple million-dollar fiber network projects across the country.

In 2005, Garrett was selected by the cities of Monmouth and Independence to oversee the inception of MINet, one of the first independent FTTP networks in the country. As General Manager of MINet, he built the innovative telecommunications network from scratch and operated it for seven years.

Garrett launched ADP Resources in 2012, as a response to growing demand for his services. He brings over 20 years of telecom management expertise and an integral, collaborative, agile approach to providing high-speed data, phone service and cable TV nationwide. He lives on a small farm in Independence, Oregon with his wife DeAnne.

Leadership Team

Integrity, collaboration and a work ethic second to none is what characterizes the ADP team. We practice leadership by example, and put the time, focus and attention to detail that a project requires, from top management to boots on the ground.

Leadership Team

Integrity, collaboration and a work ethic second to none is what characterizes the ADP team. We practice leadership by example, and put the time, focus and attention to detail that a project requires, from top management to boots on the ground.

Travis Stenhjem

Director of Operations

After graduating from Arizona State University in 2004, Travis worked as an Assistant Golf Professional. In 2008 he moved back to Portland, OR, and started a new career in the Telecommunications industry. Travis began his cable career working in the Call Center for Comcast before pursuing a Construction Project Coordinator role covering Cellular Backhaul. 

In his role as a Project Coordinator, Travis learned all aspects of fiber optic design, documentation, and field operations. As the department began to grow Travis was promoted to Fiber Construction Supervisor, where he built a highly effective team of 10 staff members. 

In 2017, Travis left Comcast and became the Area Manager for SEFNCO Communications. In June of 2019, when SEFNCO ended local operations in the Oregon market, Travis joined our team at ADP Resources as the Director of Operations. 

Outside of work Travis spends time with his family, and enjoys camping, hiking, golfing and going to the beach.

Karina Manzo

Permitting Department Manager

Karina was born in Mexico and moved to the U.S.A. when she was 10 years old. She is the youngest of the siblings; 5 sisters and 2 brothers. 

One of Karina’s biggest accomplishments, for both her and her family, is her graduation from college with a Bachelor of Arts Degree – Majoring in Social Science and minor in Spanish. Karina is the second one of her family to graduate from High School and the only one with a college degree. 

While attending school and for several years after her college years, Karina worked for a telecommunications service provider that introduced her to the industry. Early in her career Karina was engaged in customer service, checking service quality and customer’s equipment, billing for services, and establishing services for customers. 

Karina really enjoys learning new things, taking on new challenges, and loves helping others. During a college course Karina collaborated with her fellow students on the creation of a tenant’s rights form for the City of Independence. 

We are proud to have Karina on the leadership team here at ADP Resources. The passion, drive, and love of helping others she brings is an inspiration to all!

Alex Smith

Drafting Department Manager

Alex was born and raised in Silverton, Oregon. After high school, Alex continued his educational career at Chemeketa Community College and then at Portland State University. Like many, he balanced going to school full-time with a full-time job working as a manager at a local retail store. 

Alex joined the ADP team in 2017 as an OSP Engineer shortly after completing his degree from Portland State University. Although new to Telecommunications, he took on the challenge of learning a new field and quickly grasped various skills needed for the day to day operations. Through his drive and hard work, he was able to move up the ranks in field operations and eventually was placed in a leadership role as the Drafting Department Manager. 

Since taking over the Drafting Department, he has been able to lead and be the driving force for a varying degree of projects. He has also been able to restructure the Drafting Department to improve efficiency and accuracy. 

Outside of work, Alex enjoys working on and riding his motorcycle, reading books on history, collecting vintage rings and art, traveling, and skateboarding.

Chris Nelson

Area Operations Manager, Oregon

Born and raised in Silverton Oregon, shortly after his 19th birthday Chris enlisted into the United States Air Force. During his time in service, Chris developed and honed many of the skills and core values he continues to use today. Some of Chris’s key core values: Integrity first, service before self, excellence in all we do. Chris was stationed at Travis AFB from 2006-2012 where he was an aircraft electrical and environmental technician on the KC10 aircraft. 

After being honorably discharged, Chris continued his education in the electrical field at Los Medanos Community College, in Pittsburg CA, Majoring in Electrical Technology. After completing his training in 2014, Chris moved back to Oregon and started work building electrical control panels for industrial use at a company called Automated Solutions. In August of 2016, Chris joined ADP Resources, and in 2017 he took on the Management of Field Operations. 

In his spare time, Chris enjoys spending time with his family, camping, golfing, billiards. Chris plays pool in APA and USAPL, and his USAPL team qualified for the national tournament in Las Vegas, as well as charity events.

Frank Zabel

Area Operations Manager, Nevada

Frank has been in the cable industry for 22 years, working for both Charter Communications and Comcast. Frank began his cable career in 1997 as an installer with Charter. As he grew in his career, he advanced to maintenance technician. Later in his career he moved into construction, beginning with quality control and then working to become a construction coordinator.

When Frank moved to Portland in 2007, he began a new career with Comcast. Due to limited opportunities available at the time in construction, he began as an installer once again. Over the course of several years, he continued to grow and work in roles performing commercial site surveys, construction coordination, enterprise fiber construction coordination.  After six years successfully fulfilling several roles, Frank was promoted to construction supervisor for the SW Washington region of the Portland market where he worked for three years.

In March of 2020, Frank joined the ADP Resources team as the Nevada Area Operations Manager. In Frank’s free time he likes to hang out with his wife and kids, Mt. bike and Snowboard.

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