The talent behind JoeScan
At JoeScan, we pride ourselves on developing and maintaining strong customer relationships. To that end, we'd like you to get to know us better.
Jason Farmer Vice President, Engineering
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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.
Farmer 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.
Matthew Fitzgerald Assembly Technician
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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.
Samuel Berezhinskiy Electrical Engineer
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Samuel joined JoeScan in 2013 as an Assembly Technician. He transitioned into an Engineering Intern role in 2014. In 2017, Samuel completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and became a full-time Electrical Engineer at JoeScan.
As an Electrical Engineer, Samuel works with the Engineering team to continually improve production efficiency. During his time at JoeScan, he has contributed to many exciting projects – he was part of the team that built the Monster Mesher, and he is currently working on new product development.
During his free time, Samuel enjoys photography, hiking and exploring new places. When it’s too cold for any of those things, he enjoys working on his own software projects.
Jacalyn McGeehan Operations Manager
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Jackie joined JoeScan in 2016 as the Operations Manager. 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.
David Reagin Full Stack Hardware and Software Engineer
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David Reagin joined JoeScan in January 2016 as a Full Stack Hardware and Software Engineer. David has spent the past 15 years working at Intel, where his primary responsibility was validating microprocessors. At JoeScan, David’s role is device-level programming. He will be instrumental in developing the future generation of JoeScan’s products.
David has been fascinated by computers since childhood – his interest was piqued when he saw a Space Invaders arcade game in an airport. David’s interest in computers led him to the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science.
Outside of work, David enjoys camping, gaming and spending time with his wife and three children.
Kristina Shepley Assembly Technician
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For nearly 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.
Fabian Hohmuth Senior Software Engineer
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In 2011, Fabian joined JoeScan as a Senior Software Engineer to assist with development, support and manufacturing. Today, he manages special projects to showcase the use of JoeScan’s laser scanners, builds software and hardware test fixtures, is responsible for developer support and software quality, and assists with many other aspects of the business. He enjoys developing software that is easy to use and maintain.
Fabian originally hails from Germany. When he was 18, he had the once-in-a-lifetime experience of seeing the Berlin Wall come down in person – not something that is easy to forget! After completing high school, he enjoyed what had been impossible for East Germans before – traveling all over Europe.
With no plans for college, Fabian worked several jobs with local land surveying companies. Doing construction survey work in harsh winter conditions prompted Fabian to look at the benefits of a desk job, so in his spare time he started writing small software programs for his company to optimize workflows. These tools proved so valuable to the company that he was promoted to an (indoor) IT position.
Fabian decided to pursue a degree in Geomatics Engineering at the Technical University of Berlin, where he completed the Vordiplom (bachelor’s degree). He focused on Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing for his Diploma (M.Sc.) degree, and got a teaching and then an assistant position in the Photogrammetry department. Working on a prestigious project, the German mission to Mars (Mars '96), he wrote his thesis on image rectification for aerial push-broom scanners based on GPS and altitude data.
After completing his M.Sc. degree, Fabian accepted a position with Leica Geosystems in San Diego, California, where he worked on software algorithms for aerial image processing and archiving. Fabian wanted a broader understanding of aerial photography, so he transferred to Denver, Colorado, where worked as a Sensor Support Engineer for Leica's brand-new digital aerial cameras. Then he moved to Calgary, Alberta, Canada to work for NorthWest Geomatics on image processing and 3-D reconstruction software. A year later, he escaped the cold Canadian winter and moved to Portland, Oregon, and joined the JoeScan team.
Fabian is a passionate beer connoisseur and home brewer with a tendency to ridiculously over-engineer his brewing rigs and take things generally too far with hops. Fabian enjoys cycling, good cigars, gardening and camping trips in the beautiful Northwest with his wife, Amber, and his dog, Daisy.
Vadim Kovalev Mechanical Engineer
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Vadim joined JoeScan in 2011 as an engineering intern. Vadim has since earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree from Washington State University, and he’s now a full-time mechanical engineer with JoeScan. During his internship, Vadim worked on a variety of projects that enabled the hands-on application of his theoretical engineering knowledge. Now Vadim focuses on special projects related to JoeScan’s in-house manufacturing equipment and product assembly. He will also play an active role in producing new video content for the marketing department.
Vadim’s interest in engineering dates back to childhood. Instead of playing with toys, Vadim took apart the toys to discover what was inside and then reassembled them. During his teen years, he spent a lot of time tinkering with the inner workings of everyday objects. Vadim’s interests, combined with his love for science and math, made engineering an obvious career choice.
In his spare time, Vadim enjoys videography. He and his wife, Dasha, like to travel the world, hang out with friends and family, and find new adventures in the Pacific Northwest.
Brad Michael Marketing Manager
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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.
In his free time, Brad loves to write science fiction novels, to collect vinyl records, and to hit the trails with his wife and two darling pit bulls.