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.
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 4 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.
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.
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.
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.