Meet Our Team – Starann Duckworth VanNatter

StarannThis month’s team member is Starann Duckworth VanNatter. She is Aspen’s full-time safety director and risk management coordinator. What does that mean? Well, it means Starann keeps us all safe on the job, no matter how far away that is from our home base. Many companies don’t have a full-time person in this role, but Aspen is a cutting-edge company!

Starann ¬†performs pre-construction planning, job site inspections, and keeps our managers aware of various safety topics in her “Tailgate Topics.”

She has a great sense of humor and is a pleasure to be around, but is also absolutely no-nonsense when it comes to the safety of Aspen employees.


Starann Duckworth VanNatter

Area of Specialty:

Risk Management/Safety Director

Time with Aspen:

1 year, 9 months


Photography, Cooking, and Hiking

Favorite Landscape Tip:

Change out plants from summer to fall to keep a lot of color in your landscape… or you could just call Aspen and let us do it.

Favorite Season and Why:

Summer! Picnics. Family time. Flowers. Beach vacation. And SUNSHINE!

Best Part of Living in West Virginia:

It’s where I was born and raised. West Virginia will always own a piece of my heart.

Favorite Food:

It would be easier to tell you what I don’t like, but a few choice favorites are Mexican and BBQ.

Favorite Book, Band, Movie or TV Show:

“Sworn to Silence” by Linda Castillo is my favorite novel, the Bible is my inspiration and Building 429 is one of my many favorite bands

Dream Vacation Destination:

I’ve always wanted to visit Sweden. I’m not sure why… but it seems kinda awesome.

Dream Car:

I’m buying a Chevy Camaro the day my kids move out… and increasing my liability limits.

Favorite Flower or Plant:

Shasta Daisies. Simple and beautiful… the same reason I chose them for my wedding.

Something We May Not Know About You …

As a teenager, I barrel raced and even had the pleasure of representing the State of West Virginia in the Junior World Championship Show in Fort Worth, Texas.