These are our team members

Jari Kristensen

CEO and Founder


Mike Taylor


Mike joined the Veritagis team in February of 2013.

Mike holds a BS degree in Computer Engineering (Washington State University) and has more than 25 years of development experience in the embedded product space.

He has been a product lead, team leader, and hardware and software development engineer for Boeing, Applied Microsystems, Metrowerks, Motorola, and Freescale

Mike has also successfully run his own contract engineering company.

Bill Mahoskey

COO - Investor Relations


Michael Hall

Corporate Attorney

MICHAEL W. HALL, J.D. is a former Thurston County Superior Court Judge Pro Tem, Certified Mediator, and founding partner of The Hall Law Firm, P.S.

He received his B.A. in Communications from the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication (Washington State University) and his Juris Doctor (Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles).

Jen Mahler

Business Development


Clyde Merriwether

Marketing - Scene Relations

Clyde joined the Veritagis team in late 2012. His primary assets for Veritagis are, listening, communicating, and marketing.

He received BA in Communications/Advertising (1974) and a MA in Architecture (1981) from the University of Washington. He graduated from Dartmouth College’s Amos Tuck Minority Business Executive program (1993).

For six years he served as a Planning Commissioner for the City of Kenmore, Washington, was a three year Board of Director member for Emerald City Bank, and has served as President, Board member, and/or Advisor for a number of non-profit environmental organizations.

Mike Smith

Marketing - Apparel - Public Relations


Brad Mortensen

Marketing - Technology Evangelist - Presenter

Bradley Mortensen joined the team in February 2013. He recently received a B.A. in Communication from the University of Washington, focusing in public relations, public speaking, and rhetoric.

Bradley’s primary focus in the company is to construct a clear and concise understanding of our given technology, extending our future reach to the masses.

Ron Barrantes

IT - Database Admin - Webmaster


Paul R. Schechter

Music Scene Evangelist

Paul studied the classical guitar in college and received a Bachelors of Music Degree (Cal State Northridge).

He has taught guitar and music theory. Paul has performed as a solo classical guitarist, in a flute and guitar duet, and has played in several rock bands. He continued his education by attending the Berklee College of Music and the University of Washington.

Currently Paul is a member of the Recording Academy and the Audio Engineering Society, and the Producer and Audio Engineer for a local rock band in Seattle.

Pierce Loftin

Movie Scene Evangelist