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Licensed & Insured  Veteran Owned & Operated


Maven carefully screens all of our contractors, management professionals & support staff to ensure they meet our standards for excellence. As a leading residential & commercial  roofing contractor, we’ve built a cohesive team that prides itself on its integrity, respect for our clients & dedication to quality workmanship. 
Jonathan T.  "JT" Ulyatt 
Owner - CEO - President

JT is the founder of Maven Advantage, Inc., a roofing and storm restoration firm that helps homeowners successfully navigate the insurance claim process for one of the most important aspects in life:  having a sound and solid roof over one’s head. The apex of JT’s passion and vision is helping others while transforming some of the negative stereotypes associated with the roofing industry--all while creating strong, reliable “Mavens.” A Maven is defined as: One Who Is Experienced Or Knowledgeable.


Before devoting himself fulltime to Maven, JT graduated from the University of North Dakota with a Bachelor of Science degree in Commercial Aviation and became a commissioned officer in the U.S. Marine Corps. During this period, JT attended flight school, became an F-18 fighter pilot, went on to become a Company Commander, and served on the strategic level as an Operations Officer in the Afghanistan area of operations.  This background has proven invaluable to Maven’s core value system and subsequent existing company culture. 


In addition to guiding and leading this rapidly growing start-up company, JT is a world class competitor in living room wrassling - honing and developing this skill set within this arena on a daily basis with his 18-month-old sparring partner and son, Axel. Welcome to the jungle. He is happiest spending time with his wife, ToniRae, and his son, Axel.

Loren Kirk

Recruiting & Training Manager

Loren is a University of Missouri Alum, and mother of 3 very active boys. She is a Texas native, who relocated to North Carolina 4 years ago. Loren is the Recruiting and Training Manager here at Maven. “Working for Maven has been a wonderful opportunity for not only my career goals, but for my life. I look forward to going to work every day, and pushing myself for the better. I have been given unlimited tools and creative freedom with my job, and I strive every day to give back to not only, Maven, but to our community.”

In her free time, Loren enjoys podcasting, writing, and any day at the beach with her sons. She is also a yoga instructor, and with 3 boys, “zen” is kind of a big deal.

Megean Meehan

Accounts Receivable 

Megean is a native from Jacksonville, NC. She is Accounts Receivable here at Maven. Megean says that her time with Maven has provided her with the opportunity to step out of her element. It tests her abilities and pushed her to really reach for her dreams with unlimited tools, help and resources provided by ALL the Maven Team. The culture and attitudes here from the Maven Team has really made an impact on Megean and she hopes to grow not only into a better person, but a better Maven.

Mary Vianca De Leon

Administrative Assistant

A communications major, Mary is a skillful administrative professional with over 10 years of experience in optimizing efficiency, productivity, and service quality across various environments. “I’m so proud to be part of such a wonderful team of go-getters! Being a Maven inspires me to keep pushing and learning, and I’m grateful to have been given all the right tools I need to excel.” If she’s not on remote work, you’ll find Mary with her beloved cup of coffee while she reads, writes, or paints.  

Kent Panovec

Owner - COO - Vice President

Kent Panovec serves as Chief Operating Officer, Vice President and Operating Partner at Maven.  Kent has a Bachelors in Marketing and Project Management and spent 15 years leading sales teams in the IT industry before transitioning to Maven.  Kent joined Maven because of the higher purpose and mission that Maven was founded on.  

Kent has a passion for mentoring and coaching individuals, and pushing them to attain goals they never thought possible.  This often includes pushing folks out of their comfort zone, which he does often.


Kent is married and has a 3 year old son, and twins on the way.  When not working to scale and grow Maven, he can typically be found trying to (usually failing) wrangle his 3 year old son.

Kelsie Battin

Director of Shared Services

Kelsie is a Virginia native who moved to Jacksonville with her husband who is in the Marine Corps. She is a Liberty University Alum where she received her Masters in Forensic Psychology. Kelsie is a huge animal lover and travels to Hawaii every year (mostly for the food). 
Kelsie is our Director of Shared Services here at Maven. “Finding Maven was truly a blessing for me. I come to work knowing that I have a team around me with the same focus and goal. We are truly a team here at Maven and that is what makes this a special place to work.”
When Kelsie is not working you can find her traveling somewhere new or binge watching Netflix shows with her husband. 

Kimberly Wilson 

Assistant Production Manager

Kim is an Eastern, NC native; brought here shortly after birth by her parents who both served in the Marine Corp. She is our trusty Assistant Production Manager at Maven and unofficial keeper of the peace among teams.  


"I came to Maven looking for a company that supports their employees and that's exactly what I found. Not only do they want me to excel for the betterment of the business, but also for myself.  The genuine happiness and camaraderie of everyone in the company makes everyday a joy & I like being able to share that mentality with our customers.”  


When she isn’t throwing caution to the wind, she can be found throwing an axe; competitively, that is.  In her free time she also enjoys the ENC beaches and free hot chocolates.

Kayla Walker

Administrative Assistant

Kayla is the voice and ears of Maven. When contacting Maven, she is first on our frontline!

She is originally from Cali, but recently decided that the East Coast has better beaches. 

She loves to spend time with her family, including her 4 yr old little brother and Fiancé. 

Abigail Corey

Wilmington Office Manager

Bio coming soon!

Ken "Diesel" Jones
Videographer/Content Creator

Bio coming soon!

Robert Wells
Project Manager

Photo coming soon!

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1109 Gum Branch Road, Jacksonville, North Carolina 28540

Call: (910) 294-9817

 1902 Oleander Drive, Wilmington, North Carolina 28403

Call: (910) 672-6797


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