Our Team



Paul B. Swenson
Paul B Swenson, Principal/Cofounder of Monument Arts


Mr Swenson graduated from the University of Utah in 1982 with a B.A. in Political Science. He also received a Masters in International Business from the University of South Carolina and an Advanced Certificate of Arabic Training from American University of Cairo. Prior to Monument Arts, Paul worked as a consultant for Price Waterhouse in Saudi Arabia and for American Express Bank in Cairo. He has also lived in Israel and Portugal, and is fluent in Arabic, Hebrew, Portuguese and Spanish.


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Perry L. Van Schelt
Perry L. Van Schelt, Principal/Art Director of Monument Arts

“As a designer, I’ve worked on a wide variety of projects, but feel most passionate about designing monuments that will stand the test of time, conveying to future generations the emotional significance of present-day heroes.”

Perry has worked in the art field for the past 26 years, illstration and design being his main focus. Passion for the creative process has always driven Perry to go above an beyond the expectation of the client.

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Melody Saunders Brenna, CEO of Stirling StoneWorks

Melody is CEO of Stirling StoneWorks, having been instrumental in creating cement industry niche opportunities around the original Milestone Technologies which achieved global contracts in 2003, creating the intensity for advanced materials science, hence the search for and hiring of Dr. Konstantin Sobolev, Global Nano Scientist in 2003.  Using this nano-science technology for cement mix design and architectural endeavors, Melody created Stirling StoneWorks and is partnering with Monument Arts with the unique casting system for state-of-the-art monuments and design.

To read Melody’s complete curriculum vitae, download it here.


Jack W. Van Schelt
Jack W. Van Schelt, Project Consultant for Monument Arts

“The monuments we build will last for generations to come. They stand for those who have sacrificed their lives to make our present and future possible. They are a living testimony to our freedoms.”

Jack’s parents immigrated to the United States from the Netherlands, and instilled in him a great love of this country. Jack has been in the monument and flagpole business for ten years, and feels he has the best job in the world!

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FAX: 801-562-1177