Our Team

At Viking
We Work Together As a Team

Builds relationships with our valued customers

Designs with attention to detail

Fabricates with precision

Manages with dedication

Follows leadership that's guided by our core beliefs

  • Ty Allan

    Design / Sales / IT
    Seattle

  • Chris Anderson

    Safety Director / Service Manager
    Medford

  • Larren Bailey

    Sales / Service Manager
    Nampa

  • Dave Bateman

    Fire Sprinkler Designer
    #10 Downing Street

  • Mike Baxter

    Fitter / Engineer
    Medford

  • Dwight Bickler

    Senior Estimator
    Seattle

  • Dan Borte

    Purchasing
    Seattle

  • Chris Brodbeck

    Design Engineer
    Medford

  • Gary Coltes

    Design Manager
    Seattle

  • Cheran Crawford

    Accounting/Payroll
    Portland

  • Clarence Davis

    Senior Estimator / Designer
    Medford

  • Nikki Elmore

    Office Admin
    Medford

  • Darrell Fluit

    Design Manager
    Portland

  • Roy Fouts

    Field Superintendent
    Service Manager
    Idaho

  • Lucia Fung

    Fire Sprinkler Designer
    Seattle

  • Devin Ganz

    Designer
    Portland

  • Vince Goeckner

    Service Manager
    Seattle

  • Chris Green

    Design Tech
    Nampa

  • Rick Gullikson

    Field Superintendant
    Seattle

  • Rickie Johnson

    Service Admin
    Portland

  • Rob Hash

    President / Co-Owner
    Seattle

  • Bryan Kelley

    Estimator / PM
    Portland

  • Donald Koval

    Designer
    Seattle

  • Donald Krause

    Senior Estimator
    Portland

  • John Krouse

    Area Manager
    Medford

  • Grant Victor Laine

    Vice President / OPS Manager
    Portland

  • Brett Lawatch

    Lead Designer
    Boise

  • George Lawatch

    Future Safety Manager
    Idaho

  • Sidney McLaren

    Contract Admin / AR
    Portland

  • Dan McLuen P.E.

    Engineer
    Seattle

  • Martin McQuillan

    Fire Sprinkler Designer
    Portland

  • Katharine Miller

    Office Admin
    Nampa

  • Paul M. Nipper

    Fire Protection Designer / CET
    Longview

  • Debbie Miner

    President/ Co-Owner
    Portland

  • Jake Perdue

    Designer / Estimator
    Medford

  • Portland Shop Crew

    Shop Crew
    Portland

  • Rick Reynolds

    Estimator / Designer
    Project Manager
    Boise

  • Lisa Schneider

    Admin
    Portland

  • Brian Schroeder

    Design
    Medford

  • Seattle Shop Crew

    Shop Crew
    Seattle

  • Brianna Lynn Stalwick

    Purchasing Agent Assistant
    Portland

  • Tesha Stewart

    Assistant Bookkeeper / Accounting
    Portland

  • John Thompson

    Field Super Intendent
    Portland

  • Christina Tilson

    Vice President - CFO
    Portland

  • Bob Trapp

    Senior Estimator / Manager
    Longview

  • Nick Valentine

    Service Manager
    Portland

  • Bernie Wester

    Vice President / OPS Manager
    Seattle

  • Derek Wittkopf

    Estimator / PM
    Portland

  • Tom Wylam

    Purchasing / Shop Superintendent
    Portland

  • Mary Yesulaites

    Service Admin
    Seattle

  • Mary Zimmerman

    Office Admin
    Seattle

Ty Allan

Design / Sales / IT, Seattle

Years in the Industry: 17

Years at Viking: 5

Favorite sports team: Seahawks

Favorite Viking Project: Sierra Pacific Saw Mill – Shelton, WA

Best sprinkler skill: Using Autocad, Navis and Revit

Secret Talent: I can typically fix anything, from computers to cars

Favorite food: Club Sandwich

Hobbies: Woodworking & golf

Chris Anderson

Safety Director / Service Manager, Medford

Years in the Industry: 38

Years at Viking: 33

Favorite Viking Project: Roseburg Forest REW

Best sprinkler skill: Trimming Valves & Underground

 

Secret Talent: Cooking

Favorite food: Crab

Hobbies: Tinkering in shop

Larren Bailey

Sales / Service Manager, Nampa

Years in the Industry: 42 1/2

Years at Viking: 40 1/2

Favorite sports team: San Francisco 49ers

Favorite Viking Project: Micron / JR Simplot

Best sprinkler skill: Special equipment pre-action & fire pump

 

Secret Talent: Pole vault coach USATF Team Idaho

Defining Characteristic: Love for my family and work

Favorite food: Salmon

Hobbies: Bee Keeping

Dave Bateman

Fire Sprinkler Designer, #10 Downing Street

Years in the Industry: 19

Years at Viking: 19+/-

Best sprinkler skill: Lunch

Spirit Animal: Eore

Secret Talent: Still a secret

Defining Characteristic: Professional pessimist

Favorite food: Pizza

Hobbies: Tinkering with computers

Mike Baxter

Fitter / Engineer, Medford

Years in the Industry: 18

Years at Viking: 14

Favorite sports team: OSU Beavers

Favorite Viking Project: Roseburg Jordan Cover underground

Best sprinkler skill: Underground

 

Spirit Animal: Duck Billed Platypus

Secret Talent: I can play the trumpet

Favorite food: Mexican

Hobbies: Livestock, ranching

Dwight Bickler

Senior Estimator, Seattle

Years in the Industry: 37 years – 2 months and 22 days

Years at Viking: 22 years – 5 months and 10 days

Favorite sports team: Seattle Mariners

Favorite Viking Project: Working with outside contractors

Best sprinkler skill: Estimating difficult projects

 

Spirit Animal: Tiger

Secret Talent: Getting along with anybody

Defining Characteristic: Sense of humor

Favorite food: Mexican

Hobbies: Snow skiing, poker and woodworking

Dan Borte

Purchasing, Seattle

Years in the Industry: 38

Years at Viking: 38

Chris Brodbeck

Design Engineer, Medford

Years in the Industry: Less than 1

Years at Viking: Less than 1

Favorite sports team: Detroit Red Wings

Favorite Viking Project: Columbia Plywood Baghouses

 

Best sprinkler skill: Still trying to perfect them.

Favorite food: Bacon

Hobbies: Wood working with old pallet wood

Gary Coltes

Design Manager, Seattle

Years in the Industry: 29

Years at Viking: 19

Favorite sports team: Hawaii Warriors / Washington Huskies

Favorite Viking Project: Under Pier Projects

Best sprinkler skill: Field survey of existing conditions

 

Spirit Animal: Whale

Secret Talent: Amazing aim with blow gun

Defining Characteristic: Extremely efficient

Favorite food: Chicken wings, all types

Hobbies: Projects around the house

Cheran Crawford

Accounting/Payroll, Portland

Years in the Industry: 2

Years at Viking: 2

Spirit Animal: Bear

Secret Talent: I can work on car engines.

 

Defining Characteristic: My giggle.

Favorite food: Pizza

Hobbies: Being outdoors, walking, hiking, and paddle boarding.

Clarence Davis

Senior Estimator / Designer, Medford

Years in the Industry: 53

Years at Viking: 46

Favorite sports team: Whoever is playing the Seahawks

Favorite Viking Project: Roseburg N. Bend (Jordan Point 18 & Down Underground Project)

Best sprinkler skill: Engineering / Design

 

Spirit Animal: Beer drinking soul

Defining Characteristic: Any difference of opinion is automatic ½ case bet. Bleed green – will help anybody – calm and slow to react

Favorite food: Steak and Miller Lite

Hobbies: Building wood & metal projects – camping – dirt bike riding.

Nikki Elmore

Office Admin, Medford

Years in the Industry: 2 months

Years at Viking: 2 months

Favorite sports team: Lady Mustang Soccer (daughter) & County Outlaws Football (son)

Spirit Animal: Porcupine, cute but gets prickly when quills are ruffled.

 

Secret Talent: Drawing

Defining Characteristic: I am kind of out there, what I am thinking often is what I’m saying.

Favorite food: Anything off the BBQ

Hobbies: Camping (in a tent), concerts all kinds, shooting guns, doing Mom things and hanging with my family.

Darrell Fluit

Design Manager, Portland

Years in the Industry: 21

Years at Viking: 3

Favorite sports team: Toronto Blue Jays

Favorite Viking Project: Ilani Casino

Best sprinkler skill: Drawing lines & Circles

 

Spirit Animal: Mountain goat

Secret Talent: Wilderness search & rescue

Defining Characteristic: I am Canadian

Favorite food: Can you eat it?

Hobbies: Crossfit, backpacking, mountain biking

Roy Fouts

Field Superintendent, Service Manager, Idaho

Years in the Industry: 25

Years at Viking: 15

Favorite sports team: NY Yankees  

Favorite Viking Project: Wells Dam

Best sprinkler skill: Managing guys 

Defining Characteristic: family 

Favorite food: Chinese

Hobbies: Hunting, 4 wheeling, rebuilding things in shop 

Lucia Fung

Fire Sprinkler Designer, Seattle

Years in the Industry: 32

Years at Viking: 11

Favorite sports team: Seahawks

Favorite Viking Project: Miller Middle School, P234 NAS, Pier 54 Building

 

Best sprinkler skill: Planning, design, document, survey

Spirit Animal: Doggie

Favorite food: Italian Pasta

Hobbies: Cooking

Devin Ganz

Designer, Portland

Years in the Industry: 3 ½

Years at Viking: 6 months

Favorite sports team: 1995 Chicago Bulls

Best sprinkler skill: Best at everything

Spirit Animal: Fox

 

Secret Talent: If someone has told then it’s not a secret!

Defining Characteristic: Always cold

Favorite food: Bacon Cheese Burgers

Hobbies: Beer & Board games

Vince Goeckner

Service Manager, Seattle

Years in the Industry: 36

Years at Viking: 3

Favorite sports team: Sea Hawks

Favorite Viking Project: Service Projects

 

Best sprinkler skill: Problem Solving

Defining Characteristic: Ability to remain calm in a crisis.

Favorite food: All

Hobbies: Motorcycle riding and travel.

Chris Green

Design Tech, Nampa

Years in the Industry: 6 Months

Years at Viking: 6 Months

Favorite sports team: Dallas Cowboys and the St. Louis Cardinals

Favorite Viking Project: Simplot Foods

Spirit Animal: Rottweiler

 

Secret Talent: Won the world dart championships in 2009 and played 3rd base for a softball team that won the World Series in 2016.

Defining Characteristic: Laid back and easy going

Favorite food: Hot wings or prime rib steak

Hobbies: Whitewater rafting, fishing, softball and darts

Rick Gullikson

Field Superintendant, Seattle

Years in the Industry: 38 years 1 month 22 days

Years at Viking: 38 years 1 month 22 days

Favorite sports team: Seahawks

Favorite Viking Project: Simpson Lumber Mill in Tacoma

Best sprinkler skill: Maintaining and diagnosing Suprotex Deluge Sprinkler Valves

 

Spirit Animal: Dog

Secret Talent: It is a secret, I can’t tell you

Defining Characteristic: Loyalty to family and work

Favorite food: Steak and potatoes

Hobbies: Snowmobiling, boating, camping and fishing

Rickie Johnson

Service Admin, Portland

Years in the Industry: 13

Years at Viking: 13

Favorite sports team: Steelers

Favorite Viking Project: Ilani

Best sprinkler skill: Customer knowledge

 

Spirit Animal: Deer

Secret Talent: Investigative skills

Defining Characteristic: Voice of Viking

Favorite food: Mexican “Nachos”

Hobbies: Adventures, crafts

Rob Hash

President / Co-Owner, Seattle

Years in the Industry: 35

Years at Viking: 31

Favorite sports team: Seahawks – I find Pete Carrol inspirational

Favorite Viking Project: Sierra Pacific Industries – Shelton, WA

Best sprinkler skill: Working with our customers

 

Spirit Animal: Turtle

Secret Talent: Running man

Defining Characteristic: Loves a good sweater vest!

Favorite food: Turkey Sandwich

Hobbies: Boating, golfing

Bryan Kelley

Estimator / PM, Portland

Years in the Industry: 31

Years at Viking: 3

Favorite sports team: Oregon Ducks Football, 49ers

Favorite Viking Project: All

Best sprinkler skill: Experience, diligent, care about projects and people

 

Spirit Animal: Tiger

Secret Talent: Can’t tell you

Defining Characteristic: Sincerity

Favorite food: Breakfast -bacon and waffles etc…

Hobbies: Fishing

Donald Koval

Designer, Seattle

Years in the Industry: 3 months

Years at Viking: 3 months

Favorite sports team: Seahawks

Best sprinkler skill: Autocad and 3d autocad

 

Secret Talent: Can tear apart and fix almost anything

Favorite food: Pizza

Hobbies: Snowboarding, riding motorcycles, playing with my son, fishing, playing video games

Donald Krause

Senior Estimator, Portland

Years in the Industry: 38

Years at Viking: 38

Favorite Viking Project: My next one

Best sprinkler skill: Special Hazards

 

Secret Talent: I can hold more information than a full set of encyclopedia Britannica in my head and tell anyone it’s in there!

Favorite food: Meat

Hobbies: Fishing

John Krouse

Area Manager, Medford

Years in the Industry: 23

Years at Viking: 13

Favorite sports team: Raiders

Favorite Viking Project: PG&E Eureka, CA

Best sprinkler skill: Fire pump installation

 

Spirit Animal: Bull Elk

Secret Talent: No secrets, open book

Defining Characteristic: Mostly happy

Favorite food: Chips, salsa and margaritas

Hobbies: Hunting, fishing, riding quads and camping

Grant Victor Laine

Vice President / OPS Manager, Portland

Years in the Industry: 15

Years at Viking: 13

Favorite Viking Project: St Clair Apartments

Best sprinkler skill: Getting irrationally excited about projects.

 

Spirit Animal: Majestic soaring falcon

Defining Characteristic: Laugh can be identified from blocks away

Favorite food: Pho

Brett Lawatch

Lead Designer, Boise

Years in the Industry: 8

Years at Viking: 8

Favorite sports team: Seattle Mariners – There’s always next year…

Favorite Viking Project: In-rack sprinkler system at Simplot in Caldwell that protected frozen potato products at -10°. The project included 6 separate double inter-lock pre-action systems and over 2,500 sprinkler heads in the racks.

 

Spirit Animal: The online quiz says I am a bear… I do like to hibernate.

Defining Characteristic: What defines me more than anything is my amazing dad skills. I don’t mean to brag but my kids are awesome and I know I’ve played a significant role in their lives.

Favorite food: Give me a medium-rare prime rib with some creamy horseradish, a loaded baked potato and a cold beer and I will be a happy guy.

Hobbies: I really enjoy the game of baseball. I play a lot of rec league softball and coach my boys baseball teams. I also have a decent bobble head collection that continues to grow.

George Lawatch

Future Safety Manager, Idaho

Years in the Industry: 36

Years at Viking: 31

Favorite sports team: Los Angeles Dodgers

Favorite Viking Project: Any project at JR Simplot

Best sprinkler skill: Scaled detail drawings

 

Spirit Animal: Cougar

Secret Talent: Only my wife knows, and she is sworn to secrecy.

Defining Characteristic: Best family in the world.

Favorite food: Salmon and eggs for breakfast.

Hobbies: Motorcycle Touring

Sidney McLaren

Contract Admin / AR, Portland

Years in the Industry: 2

Years at Viking: 2

Favorite Viking Project: Asking 8,000 questions about sprinkler systems in a way that comes off as only mildly annoying.

Spirit Animal: Beluga

 

Secret Talent: Forcing people to discuss spirit animals

Defining Characteristic: Glorious vocabulary and sheep drawings

Favorite food: Pesto

Hobbies: Drawing sheep for people in exchange for favors and goods.

Dan McLuen P.E.

Engineer, Seattle

Years in the Industry: 41

Years at Viking: 10

Favorite sports team: Maple Valley League (Grandsons)

Favorite Viking Project: 255 S King St (North Lot)

 

Best sprinkler skill: All around knowledge

Favorite food: Hamburgers

Hobbies: Motorcycle riding, golf

Martin McQuillan

Fire Sprinkler Designer, Portland

Years in the Industry: 17

Years at Viking: <1

Favorite Viking Project: Broadway Tower

Best sprinkler skill: Industrial

 

Secret Talent: It’s a secret

Defining Characteristic: Angry but not dangerous

Favorite food: Burgers

Hobbies: Sprinkler!

Katharine Miller

Office Admin, Nampa

Secret Talent: I’m extremely good at trivia

Favorite food: Sushi

Hobbies: Bowling, cooking

Secret Talent: I’m extremely good at trivia

Favorite food: Sushi

Hobbies: Bowling, cooking

Paul M. Nipper

Fire Protection Designer / CET, Longview

Years in the Industry: 17

Years at Viking: 11

Favorite sports team: “Give them bread and circuses, they will never revolt” Juvenal

Favorite Viking Project: CHS Kalama Grain Terminal

Best sprinkler skill: Complex, industrial, retrofit --- you know the stuff that has VIKING written all over it!

Spirit Animal: Ssssssnake

 

Secret Talent: Writing and speaking. Whether on camera or microphone, or in print, I was granted the gift of using language to express myself rather well.

Defining Characteristic: I am a spiritual Being, temporarily in this human experience.

Favorite food: Thai!!

Hobbies: Raising kids / being a Dad… not a hobby but I’ve been at it for 23 years now, and have 14 or so to go… I better like it! Organic gardening, hanging out with friends and family, camping, spiritual retreats with family / the Tribe, writing, and deep philosophical discussions and Spirituality with fellow Church members: the conversation never ends… WHO are we, WHY are we here… what does it all mean.

Debbie Miner

President/ Co-Owner, Portland

Years in the Industry: 28

Years at Viking: 28

Favorite sports team: Seahawks

Favorite Viking Project: Tarr Tank

Best sprinkler skill: Figured out how my lawn sprinklers work.

 

Spirit Animal: Lion

Secret Talent: Musician

Defining Characteristic: One way conversations

Favorite food: Roasted garlic with warm brie cheese

Hobbies: Cooking, sewing, crafts, our farm, family

Jake Perdue

Designer / Estimator, Medford

Years in the Industry: 11

Years at Viking: 11

Favorite sports team: Bronze Medal winning 1992 US Men’s curling team of Rob Nichols, Raymond “Bud” Somerville, Tim Somerville, Mike Strum and Will Strum.

Favorite Viking Project: Columbia Plywood in Boardman, OR. It was the first mill site I got to design entirely from underground, to roof systems, to under machinery and catwalks.

Best sprinkler skill: I don’t know if it is my best, but I have enjoyed getting and doing more pump and pump room design.

 

Spirit Animal: According to the failsafe methods implemented by brainfall.com, it’s the whale

Secret Talent: I bake a pretty darn good chocolate chip cookie

Defining Characteristic: It would be between my perfectly symmetrical and breathtakingly handsome face and my modesty.

Favorite food: Turkey Pot Pie

Hobbies: Spending time exposing my daughters to the outdoors that I have loved my whole life. Fishing, softball, woodworking.

Portland Shop Crew

Shop Crew, Portland

Rick Reynolds

Estimator / Designer, Project Manager, Boise

Years in the Industry: 40

Years at Viking: 29

Favorite sports team: Boise State Bronco’s

Favorite Viking Project: Micron, in the years

Best sprinkler skill: Retro fitting old buildings

 

Spirit Animal: Turtle

Secret Talent: Fly tying

Defining Characteristic: Loyal to company & clients

Favorite food: Barbecue

Hobbies: Fishing for salmon and steelhead

Lisa Schneider

Admin, Portland

Years in the Industry: 1

Years at Viking: 1

Favorite sports team: New Orleans Saints

Best sprinkler skill: Talking on the phone

 

Spirit Animal: Mama Bear

Defining Characteristic: Outgoing and loyal

Favorite food: Mexican

Hobbies: Exploring new places and spending time with my family.

Brian Schroeder

Design, Medford

Years in the Industry: 2

Years at Viking: 2

Favorite sports team: None, I don’t really follow sports

Favorite Viking Project: Any that I have been a part of

Best sprinkler skill: To soon to tell

 

Spirit Animal: Cat

Secret Talent: That information is G15 classified

Defining Characteristic: Easy going

Favorite food: Brownies

Hobbies: Mountain biking, radio controlled cars, metal working and general “tinkering”

Seattle Shop Crew

Shop Crew, Seattle

Brianna Lynn Stalwick

Purchasing Agent Assistant, Portland

Years in the Industry: 13

Years at Viking: 13

Favorite sports team: Chicago Cubs

Favorite Viking Project: Community of Hope – Charitable events

Best sprinkler skill: Learning new sprinkler skills

 

Spirit Animal: Honey Badger

Secret Talent: I can flip my eyelids

Defining Characteristic: Determined & Reliable

Favorite food: Chicago stuffed pizza

Hobbies: Team Mom

Tesha Stewart

Assistant Bookkeeper / Accounting, Portland

Years in the Industry: <1

Years at Viking: <1

Spirit Animal: Wolf

Secret Talent: I can play the trumpet

 

Defining Characteristic: Serene

Favorite food: Tater tots

Hobbies: Reading, hiking, drawing

John Thompson

Field Super Intendent, Portland

Years in the Industry: 33

Years at Viking: 20

Favorite sports team: Tennessee Titans

Favorite Viking Project: Coos Bay Sawmill - 1996

Spirit Animal: Jackass

 

Secret Talent: I juggle!

Defining Characteristic: Stubborn

Favorite food: Italian/Pizza

Hobbies: Fishing/hunting/woodworking

Christina Tilson

Vice President - CFO, Portland

Years in the Industry: 12

Years at Viking: 12

Favorite sports team: Seahawks

Favorite Viking Project: Charitable Events

Best sprinkler skill: Making sure the job earns money

 

Spirit Animal: Owl

Secret Talent: Cake decorating

Defining Characteristic: Honest

Favorite food: Peanut Butter

Hobbies: Fitness, time with family and movies

Bob Trapp

Senior Estimator / Manager, Longview

Years in the Industry: 47

Years at Viking: 22

Favorite Viking Project: CHS Kalama, GP Paper Machine #7

Best sprinkler skill: Solving Problems

 

Favorite food: Steak

Hobbies: Fire Fighting

Nick Valentine

Service Manager, Portland

Years in the Industry: 17

Years at Viking: 7

Favorite sports team: Portland Winterhawks

Favorite Viking Project: Washington High School

Best sprinkler skill: Being mean to apprentices.

 

Spirit Animal: Donkey

Secret Talent: Yo-Yo Skills

Defining Characteristic: Swamp Rat

Favorite food: Mexican

Hobbies: Motorcycle riding, shooting guns.

Bernie Wester

Vice President / OPS Manager, Seattle

Years in the Industry: 32

Years at Viking: 18

Favorite sports team: Mariners

Favorite Viking Project: North Lot

 

Best sprinkler skill: Project Management

Secret Talent: Sweet talking Chrissy

Defining Characteristic: Hobbit feet.

Favorite food: Spicy food

Hobbies: Reading

Derek Wittkopf

Estimator / PM, Portland

Years in the Industry: 23

Years at Viking: 23

Favorite sports team: Miami Dolphins

Favorite Viking Project: Freres Lumber – I designed my one and only Veneer Dryer

Best sprinkler skill: Escutcheons and digging holes for vaults

 

Spirit Animal: Lion – I took the online quiz.

Secret Talent: I can walk and chew gum at the same time.

Defining Characteristic: Christian Faith

Favorite food: Pizza

Hobbies: Golf

Tom Wylam

Purchasing / Shop Superintendent, Portland

Years in the Industry: 37

Years at Viking: 33

Favorite sports team: Mariners - Seahawks

Favorite Viking Project: Any job that Clarence does cause it fits.

Best sprinkler skill: Talking

 

Spirit Animal: Bull Elk

Secret Talent: Understand Derek

Defining Characteristic: Understanding Donny

Favorite food: Ribeye steak

Hobbies: Grandkids, hunting and fishing

Mary Yesulaites

Service Admin, Seattle

Years in the Industry: 28 years 8 months and 4 days

Years at Viking: 28 years 8 months and 4 days

Favorite sports team: Football – Go Hawks!

Favorite Viking Project: Scheduling work with our long-time customers.

Spirit Animal: Panda

Secret Talent: Annoying people

Favorite food: Mexican

Hobbies: Reading, genealogy and playing games

Mary Zimmerman

Office Admin, Seattle

Years in the Industry: 3

Years at Viking: 2

Favorite sports team: Seahawks

Spirit Animal: Hippo

 

Secret Talent: Drawing

Defining Characteristic: Out-going

Favorite food: Lasagna

Hobbies: Crafts and yard work