Our Team

From Texas to Arkansas to Pennsylvania, our team is a diverse group who all share one thing in common: a desire to make a positive difference through Wood™.

Jason C. Braatz

Chief Executive Officer & Founder

Jason has over 25 years of C-Level & executive experience in nearly all executive functions. After selling his animation studio, Jason started Wood™ to make a bigger difference. In his free time, Jason enjoys cooking and spending time with his family.

Judith Conway Herd

Chief Operating Officer & President

Judith is a 4th generation Arkansan who holds a B.S. in Business from Arkansas Tech University and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Tulsa. Her father was a Master Wood Craftsman and she is thrilled to share her love of wood within the technology realm. She lives in Searcy County, Arkansas, with her husband Phil and their canine fur babies.

Stephen Marengo Jr.

Chief Business Development Officer / Chief Manufacturing Officer – West

With a BS in business administration, MS in business and tech management, and a certificate in executive leadership, Steve has played a role in developing organizations across many industries. He lives with his wife, children, and dog in Texas and is a cyclist and motorsports fan who enjoys the sun.

Kassandra Zimmerman

Chief Strategy Officer

Kassie has 5 years in the technology industry and has a wide range of experience from operating her own small businesses and helping manage a real estate brokerage. She lives with her partner, Justin, and their Bombay cat, Marty.

Nathan Eaton

Chief Wood Craftsman / Chief Manufacturing Officer – East

Nathan has experience in finish trim and timber frame carpentry. He currently has a small luthier shop where he builds custom guitars, and has a passion for working with wood.

Justin Davis

Senior Mechanical Engineer

Justin is a certified EIT (Engineer in Training). He has experience working with HVAC, electric, propane, and nuclear power systems. He spends his free time wood-working, cooking, watching movies, and playing video games, such as God of War.

Sarah McLaurin

Director of Marketing

With a masters in Gifted Education and extensive experience in design and marketing, Sarah has a rich and diverse background. She is passionate about effective storytelling and empathizing with others to solve problems. Sarah lives with her husband and two boys and enjoys teaching dance classes.

Carl Geisser

Manufacturing CNC Expert

Carl has worked for 20+ years in CNC/CAD/CAM programming, manufacturing, and design. His love of wood was passed down from his father, a world class Finish Carpenter. Carl loves to fly his Bush Plane with his wife, Rosemary, and their fur baby, Mokka.

Our Team

From Texas to Arkansas to Pennsylvania, our team is a diverse group who all share one thing in common: a desire to make a positive difference through Wood™.

Jason C. Braatz

Chief Executive Officer & Founder

Jason has over 25 years of C-Level & executive experience in nearly all executive functions. After selling his animation studio, Jason started Wood™ to make a bigger difference. In his free time, Jason enjoys cooking and spending time with his family.

Judith Conway Herd

Chief Operating Officer & President

Judith is a 4th generation Arkansan who holds a B.S. in Business from Arkansas Tech University and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Tulsa. Her father was a Master Wood Craftsman and she is thrilled to share her love of wood within the technology realm. She lives in Searcy County, Arkansas, with her husband Phil and their canine fur babies.

Stephen Marengo Jr.

Chief Business Development Officer / Chief Manufacturing Officer – West

With a BS in business administration, MS in business and tech management, and a certificate in executive leadership, Steve has played a role in developing organizations across many industries. He lives with his wife, children, and dog in Texas and is a cyclist and motorsports fan who enjoys the sun.

Kassandra Zimmerman

Chief Strategy Officer

Kassie has 5 years in the technology industry and has a wide range of experience from operating her own small businesses and helping manage a real estate brokerage. She lives with her partner, Justin, and their Bombay cat, Marty.

Nathan Eaton

Chief Wood Craftsman / Chief Manufacturing Officer – East

Nathan has experience in finish trim and timber frame carpentry. He currently has a small luthier shop where he builds custom guitars, and has a passion for working with wood.

Justin Davis

Senior Mechanical Engineer

Justin is a certified EIT (Engineer in Training). He has experience working with HVAC, electric, propane, and nuclear power systems. He spends his free time wood-working, cooking, watching movies, and playing video games, such as God of War.

Sarah McLaurin

Director of Marketing

With a masters in Gifted Education and extensive experience in design and marketing, Sarah has a rich and diverse background. She is passionate about effective storytelling and empathizing with others to solve problems. Sarah lives with her husband and two boys and enjoys teaching dance classes.

Carl Geisser

Manufacturing CNC Expert

Carl has worked for 20+ years in CNC/CAD/CAM programming, manufacturing, and design. His love of wood was passed down from his father, a world class Finish Carpenter. Carl loves to fly his Bush Plane with his wife, Rosemary, and their fur baby, Mokka.

Our Team

From Texas to Arkansas to Pennsylvania, our team is a diverse group who all share one thing in common: a desire to make a positive difference through Wood™.

Jason C. Braatz

Chief Executive Officer & Founder

Jason has over 25 years of C-Level & executive experience in nearly all executive functions. After selling his animation studio, Jason started Wood™ to make a bigger difference. In his free time, Jason enjoys cooking and spending time with his family.

Judith Conway Herd

Chief Operating Officer & President

Judith is a 4th generation Arkansan who holds a B.S. in Business from Arkansas Tech University and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Tulsa. Her father was a Master Wood Craftsman and she is thrilled to share her love of wood within the technology realm. She lives in Searcy County, Arkansas, with her husband Phil and their canine fur babies.

Stephen Marengo Jr.

Chief Business Development Officer / Chief Manufacturing Officer – West

With a BS in business administration, MS in business and tech management, and a certificate in executive leadership, Steve has played a role in developing organizations across many industries. He lives with his wife, children, and dog in Texas and is a cyclist and motorsports fan who enjoys the sun.

Kassandra Zimmerman

Chief Strategy Officer

Kassie has 5 years in the technology industry and has a wide range of experience from operating her own small businesses and helping manage a real estate brokerage. She lives with her partner, Justin, and their Bombay cat, Marty.

Nathan Eaton

Chief Wood Craftsman / Chief Manufacturing Officer – East

Nathan has experience in finish trim and timber frame carpentry. He currently has a small luthier shop where he builds custom guitars, and has a passion for working with wood.

Justin Davis

Senior Mechanical Engineer

Justin is a certified EIT (Engineer in Training). He has experience working with HVAC, electric, propane, and nuclear power systems. He spends his free time wood-working, cooking, watching movies, and playing video games, such as God of War.

Sarah McLaurin

Director of Marketing

With a masters in Gifted Education and extensive experience in design and marketing, Sarah has a rich and diverse background. She is passionate about effective storytelling and empathizing with others to solve problems. Sarah lives with her husband and two boys and enjoys teaching dance classes.

Carl Geisser

CNC Expert Consultant

Carl has worked for 20+ years in CNC/CAD/CAM programming, manufacturing, and design. His love of wood was passed down from his father, a world class Finish Carpenter. Carl loves to fly his Bush Plane with his wife, Rosemary, and their fur baby, Mokka.