About Us

We focus on designing a system that conserves water, supports environmental goals, maximizes ROI, and minimizes subsequent waste. Our cutting-edge technology effectively manages flood risks, reducing the financial burden associated with flood damage while promoting global sustainability.

Choose Zojacks for a flood mitigation solution that aligns with your organization's environmental goals and delivers a solid ROI, contributing to a more sustainable and financially secure world.


Nate Baldry

President and Founder
Before founding Zojacks, Nate recently exited Liberty Security, which he founded over 17 years ago.  He is an expert in technology and loves to solve problems by combining creativity, sensors, and software.
At Liberty Security, Nate bootstrapped the company's growth with a $5000 LOC and $5000 Credit card to become the largest independent Alarm/Home Automation Company in Canada at the time of the sale.  With over 30,000 customers nationwide and over 100,000 installations, he knows how to scale a business quickly and efficiently.  He is an effective leader because of his ability to relate to people and get the most out of their abilities.  
When Nate is not advising with ZoJacks, you can find him spending time with his wife Whitney and their six beautiful children.  He enjoys golfing, skiing, and being outside.  Nate also spends 10-20 hours a week volunteering for his church, where he finds great joy.

Dustin Orr, MBA MTI

 Vice President of Business Development 

Dustin obtained his Diploma in Accounting, his Bachelor’s degree in Management, and his Master’s in Business Administration with a focus on Technology and Innovation. He has owned and operated multiple small businesses over the past 12 years, with experience in product- and service-based industries.  His most recent experience was a management consulting firm he launched to improve business efficiencies and operations in veterinary hospitals. 
Dustin has extensive experience in Business Development, Marketing, Operations, and Strategy, but his passion lies in people, teams, and emotional intelligence.  He stands behind the belief that the right team can accomplish anything.  When he isn't working, he's spending as much time outside with his wife and three beautiful kids. 



Landon Garner

Advisor - Marketing and Strategy

Landon Garner currently serves as the Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for KORE. Landon oversees all global marketing efforts for the company, along with key strategic initiatives.

Prior to joining KORE, Landon served as Senior Vice President of Marketing and Strategy at Integron, and led the company to record growth. His experience and skillset allowed the company to identify and address the Connected Health and Life Sciences industries with integrated IoT solutions. Earlier in his career, Landon was the CMO at IoT antenna manufacturer Taoglas, and the CMO at Ingenu, an innovative LPWA technology provider, where he served as a key strategic figure that guided the organization to record levels of demand generation and expanded the company’s brand and reputation to compete with large global mobile network operators. Lastly, Landon was part of the executive team at RacoWireless, and guided the company to record growth.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Brigham Young University - Idaho and an MBA from the University of Hawaii’s Shidler College of Business.



Caley Hagues

Marketing Coordinator

Caley Hagues attended Utah Valley University and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in communications and a minor in marketing. While attending UVU, she discovered her interest in and excitement for digital marketing, social media, data analytics, and content creation. Before college, Caley attended Cosmetology school in Arizona, where she grew up. Working as a hairdresser for six years provided the best insights on customer experience and service.

Caley loves traveling to visit new national parks with her husband in her free time, spending time with her parents and five siblings, and enjoying the sunshine.



Adiba Jurayeva

Attorney/Real Estate Developer AdibA Group
Advisory Board Member

Adiba is a real estate developer and investor in Phoenix, Arizona. Before her real estate career, Adiba worked at major law firms in the Phoenix area as an attorney. Adiba has developed over 28 real estate projects and is passionate about mixed-use and master developments. Born and raised in Tajikistan, she speaks five languages and prides herself on being an immigrant living the American dream. Adiba earned her law degree from Arizona State University (with distinctions) in 2014  and her BA from Chatham University in 2007.



Katelyn Greep

Katelyn has three years of experience in legal assisting and six years of experience in bookkeeping, with a bookkeeping certificate from ICS. Her varied experience has given her a well-rounded understanding of the behind-the-scenes operations and needs of businesses. She enjoys being part of a team and working towards a common goal. She seeks to be organized, efficient and detail-oriented in every aspect of her work.

Katelyn is a busy mother of four and finds fulfillment as a homemaker and bookkeeper. She also has a diploma in Makeup Artistry for TV and Film and enjoys working as a freelance artist whenever time permits.


Jacob Bengston, MA

Advisor - Data Science

Jake Bengtson is a Senior Technical Marketing Manager over Data Science products at Cloudera.

Before joining Cloudera and becoming an advisor for ZoJacks, Jake worked as a Solution Architect for ExxonMobil, where he designed and led data science and analytics projects for the Research, Engineering, and Manufacturing organizations. Additionally, Jake has worked as a Data Scientist for ExxonMobil IT and a Senior Data Scientist for FarmersEdge.

He holds a master's and bachelor's degree in information systems management from Brigham Young University. Jake is an avid soccer player in his spare time and enjoys getting on the golf course.


Kayty Thiel

Project Manager

Kayty is a lifelong learner who strives for excellence in all she does. Devoted to serving at home and in the community, she is adept at leading, directing, coordinating, and teaching others. Kayty earned a Combined Laboratory and X-Ray Technology Diploma from NAIT. Working at various hospitals and health care centers over the past 13 years, she is experienced at operating in fast-paced, multi-tasking, collaborative teams. The biggest joy of Kayty’s life is being a wife and a mother of four children. She loves spending time exploring the outdoors with her family and is currently working towards obtaining her 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training certificate.


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Derek Adkins

Project Manager

Derek Adkins is a business student, working on a Finance  Degree at Brigham Young University, passionate about corporate growth and strategy. He grew up in San Diego, California prior to him moving to Utah for his studies. He currently works as Project Manager at ZoJacks. Previously to his connecting with the ZoJacks team, he worked as an Inventory Manager at Uptown Jungle Fun Park. 

In his spare time, Derek loves to play golf and spend time with friends and family.



Johanna Billings

Accounts Receivable Clerk

Through various roles in her life, from employment to family and continual volunteer service, Johanna has become confident in her communication and capacity to work with various people and personalities. 

She has 14 years of business bookkeeping experience and holds a Management Diploma from Grant MacEwan.  Johanna is also a recent graduate of MC College’s Hairstyling program and holds several additional esthetic certificates.  She is passionate about developing the skills to uplift, build, and complement individuals in any work environment especially as the mother of 2 wonderful boys.  



Tom Christensen

Advisor - Finance

Serving as a Managing Partner at Yates Whitaker Accounting Firm, Tom has developed a specialty in assisting businesses on their path to growth and sustainable profitability. His objective has always been to provide insightful financial advice that can effectively transform a company's financial health and business trajectory. With decades of experience in the financial sector, Tom has developed a deep understanding of accounting principles, business operations, and growth strategies.

Tom takes great pride in formulating financial strategies tailored to each company's unique needs and growth objectives. Whether it's advising on capital management, financial planning, tax strategies, or cash flow management, Tom strives to offer solutions that are not just technically sound but also practical and achievable.




Jan van Bruggen

Advisor - Sales

As an embodiment of entrepreneurial spirit, Jan boasts a strong and diverse background in guiding people and organizations to reach their full potential. An unyielding passion for growth and extensive comprehension of corporate sales strategies fuels Jan's journey in the business world. These components have acted as catalysts in Jan's successful career thus far. With a wealth of practical experience, Jan has refined his ability to cultivate and nurture professional relationships. They hold a firm conviction that a business's triumph largely hinges on the strength and growth of its people.

Jan is the Chief Executive Officer at Barricades and Signs Ltd. In this role, Jan is entrusted with defining strategic objectives, making critical corporate decisions, and directing the company on its journey toward continual success.




Lindsay Leavitt

Advisor - Legal

Serving as a partner at Jennings, Strauss and Salmon LLP, located in Phoenix, Arizona, they have honed a specialty in helping businesses successfully navigate the intricate legal landscape of startup and business operations. Their work focuses on the meticulous understanding of the legal framework surrounding business inception and growth. They offer crucial guidance to enterprises about the legalities of initiating and managing a business, ensuring that their clients are legally compliant and protected from potential liabilities.




Ritch Wood

Former CEO, Nu Skin Enterprises
Advisory Board Member

Ritch Wood was appointed Nu Skin’s chief executive officer in 2017. Previously, Ritch has served in various capacities at Nu Skin including chief financial officer from 2003 to 2017, vice president of finance, vice president of new market development, director of finance of new market development and controller of the Pharmanex division. He also played a key role in opening many European countries for NuSkin. He earned a Bachelor of Science and Master of Accountancy from Brigham Young University and in 2010 was named a CFO of the Year by Utah Business magazine.


Michael Vedomske, Phd

Data Scientist, Nike, Inc. 
Advisory Board Member

Mike Vedomske is a leader in the Internet of Things, data science, artificial intelligence, and machine learning and has guided strategy in these spaces at both startups and established companies. Always a practitioner, Mike is currently a Data Scientist at Nike, utilizing AI and ML to create the future of sport. A recognized thought leader, Mike was a contributing writer to IoT for All and has been a special guest on the podcast Learn It from a Layman. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Virginia and is a recipient of the prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. In his free time, you’ll find Mike mountain biking, reading, or having adventures with his family.

Jim Balderson

Founder & CEO 
Fort Street Partners
Advisory Board Member

Jim Balderson is the Founder & CEO of Fort Street Partners which owns over 1 million SF of office, medical, and retail space throughout Utah. Prior to Fort Street, Jim has 15 years of commercial brokerage experience and was the founder and managing partner of the JLL Salt Lake office . Jim received a B.S. in Economics from BYU and was the captain of the 2007 nationally ranked BYU Basketball team.

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