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
Mechanical Engineering Manager/COO
Bio coming soon.
P: (218) 402-5512
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
Structural Engineering Manager
Thomas Johnson, PE
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.
Mechanical Engineer I
Sarah joined the JBW team shortly after completing her bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering with a focus in Manufacturing and Materials from the University of North Dakota in 2021. In addition to her primary focus, she also has experience with Biomaterial Engineering and Biomechanical applications. In her free time, Sarah stays busy with her kids and training her dog for its therapy certification. JBW’s ethics and values appealed to Sarah when she chose to join the team, and she is pleased to see the commitment and follow through in daily operations.
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.
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: (218) 402-5515
Brian brings to the team over 30 years of experience as a designer including software related programs for designing applications. He enjoys the great work environment, flexibility, and great co-workers that JBW offers.
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.
Ashley holds an associate's degree in drafting. She has several years' experience drafting before joining JBW. Ashley loves to be outdoors in her free time. She has found JBW to be an amazing work environment full of opportunities.
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.
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.
CAD Technician III
Scott has an Associate's degree in Civil, Architectural and Mechanical CAD Design and over 9 years of experience. His background includes civil pipeline design and working on site with survey crews. He enjoys hiking, spending time with his daughter, and anything lake-related in his free time. He was drawn to the culture at JBW and felt that the people and atmosphere were a good fit for his future.
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.