Meet the Team
The team at JBW is comprised of experienced professionals who show their pride through their work and believe in long-lasting relationships.
Bryn Johnston, PE
Bryn has been a part of the JBW team since he founded it in 2018. He holds more than 10 years of experience in the engineering industry and enjoys working with our great client partners every day.
P: (218) 402-5510
Chief Operations Officer
Nick Johnston, PE
Bio coming soon.
P: (218) 402-5512
Director of Infrastructure
Thomas Johnson, PE, SE, PMP
Thomas brings more than 15 years of experience in structural analysis and design to the JBW team. He possesses extensive knowledge in the design of concrete, steel, timber, and masonry. Thomas enjoys being part of a high-caliber team that is helping to create sustainable industry and energy.
P: (218) 402-5515
Jared's experience includes years as an API 510, 570, and 653 certified inspector as well as over 3 years experience in design. Jared enjoys the high levels of teamwork and camaraderie within the JBW team.
P: (218) 402-5511
Director of Oil and Gas
Gary has over 30 years' experience in equipment integrity. From design to fitness analysis and reliability to replacements and modifications, Gary brings a wealth of experience to every project. In his free time, Gary enjoys fishing, boating, and mountain biking. He was drawn to JBW because of the energy and enthusiasm of everyone working here.
Director of Industrial Projects
Jamie Lepage, PE
Jamie has a bachelor's degree in Nuclear Engineering and is a graduate of the US Navy Nuclear Propulsion program. His background includes work in the fields of both military and commercial nuclear energy, commercial power industry, mining, chemical and refining industry, and forest/paper products. In his free time, he volunteers as Assistant Fire Chief for the Hermantown Volunteer Fire Department. He chose to join JBW for the opportunity to work with Industrial design teams to design and then build large industrial projects.
Kurt has 8 years of experience in various trade industries, including construction, heavy equipment, welding, and landscape design. He loves playing hockey, riding his Harley, and bow hunting and fishing. Kurt appreciates the leadership, culture and team atmosphere at JBW.
Civil Engineering Manager
Jordan Roberts, PE
Jordan has over 8 years of experience in the Civil Engineering industry. Jordan enjoys working with like-minded, energetic individuals who strive to provide value to both JBW and our client partners.
P: (218) 729-2415
Brock has more than 2 years of experience as a Mechanical Designer. Brock appreciates the positive atmosphere the JBW team creates and everyone's willingness to own their work and help out whoever is in need.
Shane holds over 6 years of experience in design, residential and commercial architecture, architectural concept design, tool concept design, and 3D printing. He enjoys being involved in the unique projects at JBW.
Kyle has over 10 years of experience spread between the automotive and industrial fields. He brings more than 5 years of instrumentation and controls experience to the JBW team and specializes in process design, instrumentation and controls, and dust hazard analysis studies. Kyle enjoys the flexible work schedule that JBW provides.
Senior Process Engineer
Dennis Lindberg, PE
Dennis holds over 15 years of engineering experience focusing on upstream and midstream facility design. He enjoys the unique projects as well as the great people that JBW has to offer.
Rodney has a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering with EIT certification. He worked in HVAC design/install as well as construction of oil and gas process piping systems before joining JBW. In his free time, Rodney enjoys spending time with his friends and family as well as hiking, fishing, hunting, and camping. He was drawn to JBW for the opportunity to be an engaged team member, working on essential and challenging projects across a wide range of industries.
Sam carries over 4 years of drafting and 3D design experience across disciplines including structural, electrical, civil, mechanical, and machine design. He also has 7 years experience as a construction laborer. Sam enjoys the healthy work environment and creativity involved in preconstruction challenges that JBW provides.
P: (307) 363-0951
Dillan has over 3 years of experience as a CAD Technician and his favorite part about working with the team at JBW is the great culture the the amazing group of coworkers creates.
Graduate Structural Engineer I
Chad has a bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering and 7 years of experience working as a drafter and designer at a civil engineering firm. He enjoys spending time with his friends and family, as well as being outdoors. He enjoys the opportunity to work on structural engineering projects at JBW.
Cody has a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering and his EIT Certification. Before joining JBW, he worked as a Pipeline Engineer. In his free time, Cody enjoys all things outdoors--hunting, fishing, and hiking. He enjoys the learning opportunities that come with the scope and variety of JBW's projects.
Electrical & Controls Engineer
Connor has a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering. His background includes woodworking, project management, and automation application development for end-users and OEMs. In his free time, he enjoys mountain biking, rafting, and cooking. He was drawn to JBW for its complimentary skillsets in other engineering disciplines and its strong momentum in business growth.
Project Manager/Mechanical Designer
Jamon has over 18 years of experience in HVAC systems, as well as experience with Geothermal/Hydronic heating design. He has many certifications including Procore Project Management Certification. In his free time, Jamon enjoys spending time with his five children and being outdoors. He was drawn to JBW for its work with industrial mechanical systems.
Civil Engineer II
Kurt Schwartzbauer, PE
Kurt has over 7 years of experience in the Civil Engineering industry with a focus on environmental, slope stability, and construction site design. Kurt enjoys solving practical problems within a team of engineers and like-minded individuals. In his free time, he enjoys board games, camping, and cooking with his wife.
Steve has over 8 years of project management experience and more than 20 years in the client service industry. He enjoys working with like-minded, energetic individuals who strive to provide value for our team and our client partners.
P: (218) 402-5515
Shelly has a bachelor's degree in accounting and a MBA. She has worked in a variety of settings from small business to large corporations. In her free time, Shelly likes to garden, exercise, read, DIY, and spend time with friends and family. She enjoys JBW's ethical and driven leadership.
Sarah has a master's degree in psychology as well as graduate education in literary studies. She has worked as a copy editor and accounting assistant. Sarah enjoys hiking, snowshoeing, reading, photography, and spending time with her rescue cats. She appreciates JBW's friendly team and flexible work options.
Aimee brings to us over 15 years of experience in administrative roles with companies throughout the Pacific Northwest and Midwest regions. She is also a Licensed Real Estate agent in both Minnesota & Wisconsin and shares JBW's commitment to serving the community. Aimee enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, snowmobiling, and exploring the Midwest’s ATV trails with her Newfoundland, SweetPea.
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