Our Team

Michelle Hertel, CEO & Co-Founder

  • Oversees all business operations including human resources, sales and service, and inventory management. Oversees direction of entire organization.
  • Enjoys taking her toddlers to the park and relaxing in Montana's many natural hot springs

Matthew Hertel, CTO & Co-founder

  • Oversees engineering and design as well as direction of entire organization.
  • Passionate about creating machines that empower people.

Kerry Neal, Director of Sales and Marketing

  • Oversees sales, marketing, service and business development
  • Likes to run, hike, backpack and attempt to garden

John Allwine, Principal Software Engineer

  • Develops and oversees all things software for Pocket NC.
  • Loves to apply his knowledge of coding and 3D graphics to making real things.

Jonathan Dupea, Engineer 

  • Works on the design team as well as oversees assembly and testing of machines.
  • Avid fisherman and backpacker

Q Rothing, Application Engineer 

  • Technical customer service and training

  • Enjoys skiing, snowmobiling, and mountain biking as well as tackling projects on his family ranch.

Scott Sharp, Final test and calibration

  • Runs final testing and calibrates the machines at the end of their assembly.

Billy Bogardus, Electrical Engineering Technician

  • Oversees electronics production and assembly, as well as works on electronic design.

  • Enjoys Bible study, hiking, and photography.

Jake Danczyk, Junior Software Engineer

  • Continuous improvement of Pocket NC software. Adding features, refining the user experience, and fixing bugs!
  • Has fun pretending he knows how to use his two-handed sword.

    Ethan Pearl, Assembly Technician 

    • Assembles Pocket NC machines.