OUR TEAM

We have the best crew around. Get to know us.

Joey Nelson JoeScan

+1.360.993.0069 x7000

joey@joescan.com

JOEY NELSON | PRESIDENT

Joey Nelson learned about the benefits and difficulties of sawmill optimization from an early age.

After studying engineering at Washington State University, he founded JoeScan in 1999 with the goal of making scanning easier to use, more reliable, and more affordable. In the twenty years since, Joey has continued to raise the bar for 3D laser scanning in sawmills, introducing innovative new scanners with an industry-leading warranty. Today JoeScan scanners can be found in over 400 sawmills across six continents, and Joey is recognized as one of the world’s leading experts on sawmill scanning.

In his free time, Joey enjoys playing guitar, running, and spending time with his family.

blake defrance

+1.360.993.0069 x7008

blake.defrance@joescan.com

BLAKE DeFRANCE | SENIOR BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

Blake joined JoeScan in 2020 as Senior Business Development Manager.

Along with a Bachelors degree at Eastern Washington University and an MBA from the University of Portland, Blake has 20 years of industrial automation experience in sensors, machine vision, and motion control.  He is responsible for understanding what our saw mill customers need now and what they need next.

In his spare time, Blake enjoys fly fishing, mountain biking, Northwest wine, and skiing with his family – but never simultaneously.

Jackie McGeehan JoeScan

+1.360.993.0069 x7001

jacalyn@joescan.com

JACKIE McGEEHAN | VICE PRESIDENT, OPERATIONS

Jackie joined JoeScan in 2016. Her responsibilities include all aspects of accounting, purchasing of raw materials, and processing and scheduling customers’ orders. Jackie is also responsible for taking care of JoeScan’s most important resource – the employees. If you aren’t sure who to speak with, start with Jackie. If it’s not her, she’ll know where to direct you.

Jackie holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Southern New Hampshire University. She has worked in educational software design, commercial real estate, construction, chemical manufacturing, and in a recording studio. However, the hardest job she ever had was as a Commercial Fisherman in Southwest Alaska, which she did for too many years to count.

In her spare time, Jackie spends time reading (mostly fiction), practicing her accuracy at the shooting range, and spending time with friends and family.

Brad Michael JoeScan

+1.360.993.0069 x7007

bradm@joescan.com

BRAD MICHAEL | MARKETING MANAGER

Brad was thrilled to join the JoeScan team in 2018. He brings with him a swiss-army marketer’s skill set, with experience in everything from copywriting to email & web design to social media management and strategy.

As the marketing manager, Brad’s number one goal is to tell the world all about JoeScan’s amazing people and products. He is responsible for the overall marketing strategy and budget, as well as all of the outward facing materials and messaging for the team, including our website, our social media channels, printed materials and handouts, print and digital advertising, and our presence at tradeshows and industry conferences. He also acts as JoeScan’s in-house motion, graphic, and digital designer.

In his free time, Brad loves to write science fiction novels and doom metal rock operas, to collect vinyl records, and to hit the trails with his wife, baby girl,  and darling pit bull.

+1.360.993.0069 x7009

brandon.dickson@joescan.com

BRANDON DICKSON | ASSEMBLY TECHNICIAN

Brandon has a passion for learning and education that has taken him to various places across the globe, teaching and learning new skills and talents. A Vancouver native, Brandon earned a BA in Liberal Studies at the University of Missouri/St. Louis, as well as a MA in Religion and Culture from Covenant Seminary. He has worked in many different fields including information technology, education, music, and religion. Brandon brings many unique skills to the JoeScan team in his role as an assembly technician.

Brandon enjoys spending time with his wife and son, as well as restoring furniture, woodworking, and 3d printing weapon props.

Jason Farmer JoeScan

+1.360.993.0069 x7003

jason@joescan.com

JASON FARMER | VICE PRESIDENT, ENGINEERING

Jason joined JoeScan in 2014 as a Software Engineer. In 2017, he was appointed the Vice President of Engineering. In his current role, Jason manages engineering, oversees product development and contributes to strategic direction.

Jason started his career at Aculight (now Lockheed Martin Aculight), where he led numerous technology development programs in solid state lasers and nonlinear optics. The success of these programs led him to cofound a spin-out company, nLight, with colleagues from Aculight. At nLight, Jason held a series of technical and management roles in R&D, product development and business unit management. He was instrumental in helping the company raise venture capital from leading firms and growing the company to over 400 employees.

Jason received his B.S. in Physics from the UCSB and his M.S. in Astrophysical, Planetary and Atmospheric Sciences from the CU Boulder. He has co-chaired technical conferences, been a principal investigator on numerous government programs, authored technical papers and is an inventor on over 20 patents.

Kelvin McDonald JoeScan

+1.360.993.0069 x7011

kelvin.mcdonald@joescan.com

KELVIN McDONALD | SOFTWARE ENGINEER

Having joined the JoeScan team in 2019 as a Software Engineer, Kelvin brings technical expertise from his previous work at a Fortune 50 company. He contributes to the feature set, stability, and ease-of-use of both the hardware and software codebases, and carries along a certain joie de vivre that is known to be infectious.

Kelvin has always had a fascination for learning, creating, and problem solving. As a kid, he would build, tear down, and assemble something new from every Mega Bloks/Lego/Erector/K’Nex set that he could get his hands on. This passion led him to get a B.S. in Embedded Systems Engineering and A.S. degrees in both Hardware and Software Engineering from the Oregon Institute of Technology.

You can catch Kelvin out on the soccer pitch, drumming to Rush, or playing games in his spare time. He and his wife, Vanessa, also enjoy ballroom dancing, restaurant-ing, and playing with their two doodle dogs.

Kris Shepley JoeScan

+1.360.993.0069 x7004

kris@joescan.com

KRISTINA SHEPLEY | ASSEMBLY TECHNICIAN

For over a decade, Kris has prided herself in building the best products for JoeScan’s customers. Kris joined the JoeScan team in 2005 and has built hundreds of JoeScan scan heads since. As an Assembly Technician, Kris builds, repairs, troubleshoots and tests all models of JoeScan scan heads. In addition, she writes procedures, maintains test fixtures and trains colleagues. Kris enjoys the hands-on nature of her job.

Kris spent most of her teenage years tinkering with electronics and mechanical components. She began working in the technology field immediately after high school. While working in the semi-conductor industry, Kris attended school and earned two Associate of Applied Science degrees – one in Electronics Technology and the other in Information Technology.

Kris enjoys spending time with her two children, scuba diving, fishing, gardening, traveling and being outdoors.

Matthew Fitzgerald JoeScan

+1.360.993.0069 x7009

matthew.fitzgerald@joescan.com

MATTHEW FITZGERALD | ASSEMBLY TECHNICIAN

Matthew joined JoeScan in 2016 as an Assembly Technician. His duties include assembly, calibration, testing, and repair of scan heads.

Matthew has been working on electronics since 2001 when he joined the US Navy and was trained as a electronics technician. He was responsible for keeping the radio and navigation equipment in proper working order aboard the USS Ingraham. After his time in the Navy, he continued to pursue a career in electronics.

Matthew enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters, hiking, photography, and tinkering around the house in his spare time.

Michael Reutman JoeScan

+1.360.993.0069 x7002

michael.reutman@joescan.com

MICHAEL REUTMAN | SOFTWARE ENGINEER

Michael began assisting Joescan as a part time software engineer in 2018, transitioning to a full time position in 2019. Currently he works at developing the software that goes into Joescan’s products from the low level embedded code to higher level client application code.

Michael began his foray into the world of engineering in his youth building various electronic audio hardware devices for use with music projects. After graduating high school, Michael went to Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana to further his interest in electronics. In 2014, he graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering and promptly began his professional engineering career. While primarily working on problems focusing on embedded software, Michael has eagerly pursued new challenges and has been able to work across various domains of software development.

Outside of work, Michael enjoys reading fiction and nonfiction books, keeping up with open source software, and long distance running.

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