12 years of global experience in Agricultural Manufacturing and Technology Development. Leading the development of key solutions to support local customer needs in agriculture thru deep customer understanding and analysis.
Heidi Lindsley is the Marketing & Sales Director of TerraClear, which she joined in March of 2020. Prior to joining TerraClear, Heidi worked for Hewlett Packard for 20 years leading global teams in a variety of Corporate Strategy and Worldwide Marketing groups. Before that, she worked for an engineering start-up in the Pulp and Paper Industry while getting her master’s degree. Heidi has an MBE from the University of Idaho, a BS in Business and Economics from Boise State University. Heidi lives in a small, rural Idaho area, where she co-owns a small business and farm with her husband.
Alex Terekhov leads the company's deep learning and computer vision teams. He is responsible for TerraClear’s machine learning and machine vision technology roadmap, AI model strategy and data science infrastructure. Alex has more than 10 years of experience in AI, robotics, and human perception. He received his PhD in math from Moscow State University and was an associate researcher at UC Berkeley prior to shifting to industry. He developed one of the world's first digital SpiderCam-like systems - commercialized as RobyCam. He also discovered the perceptual phenomenon which is now used in Apple’s taptic engine
Mary Reeder has more than 25 years of experience leading engineering and operations teams for early-stage and larger technology companies. Prior to joining TerraClear, she served as Vice President of Identity and Security Products at Visa, Inc. Mary also served as Chief Technology Officer at Finsphere Corporation (mobile identity authentication services) and HouseValues (hosted service for real estate professionals), where she led the full software product lifecycle, from design through development, deployment, and operations. Mary was part of the executive leadership team at Onyx Software with responsibility for software development.
Vivek is co-founder and VP Engineering at TerraClear, where he leads the team developing the rock picker. Prior to this, he co-founded and ran operations at Tuusso Energy, a utility-scale solar power developer, where the team successfully developed 145MW of grid-connected solar power plants over the United States. Before that, he worked in business development and licensing operations at Intellectual Ventures, as a management consultant at Bain and Company and in simulation software development at Dassault Systemes/Simulia. Vivek has an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, an MS in ME from the Missouri University of Science and Technology, and a B.Tech in ME from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay.
Mike is the Director of Operations at TerraClear, overseeing the finance, manufacturing, supply chain, IT, field operations, and HR functions of the business. Mike previously served for 11 years as a SEAL Naval Officer, where he led operations throughout the globe, deploying numerous times across three continents. Prior to his time in the Navy, Mike graduated from the Naval Academy with a BS in Ocean Engineering and earned an MBA from the Naval Postgraduate School with a focus in Financial Management.
Trevor is currently the President of TerraClear, a pacific northwest technology innovation company developing an automated solution for rocks in farm fields. Trevor previously served for 14 years as a SEAL Naval Officer, where he led operations throughout the globe, deploying numerous times across three continents. Prior to his time in the SEAL Teams, Trevor graduated from the Naval Academy with a BS in History and earned a Master of Philosophy from Oxford University where he studied on a Rhodes Scholarship. Trevor resides in Issaquah, WA, with his wife and three young children.
Brent Frei has co-founded 3 companies prior to founding TerraClear. He took both Onyx Software [ONXS] and Smartsheet [SMAR] from inception through IPO in the software technology space - each achieving in excess of $1B market capitalizations. His HarvestWest company is a farmland investment fund that has enabled investors to own farmland in the Pacific Northwest as an alternative asset class. Brent holds an AB/BE in Mechanical Engineering from Dartmouth College, and a lifetime of life's most useful knowledge from farming with his folks in Idaho.
TerraClear’s product roadmap includes further integrating AI and computer vision with a fully autonomous rock picker platform. Think Roomba for rocks. “We’re working every day towards an autonomous solution for rock picking - and that is a multi-year project. Along the way, we’re building solutions that solve this problem better than anything out there,” says President Trevor Thompson.
With offices and workshops in Bellevue, WA, and Grangeville, ID, TerraClear is growing fast, raising $38M from investors, including Seattle-based Madrona Venture Group. Now whether you’re interested in TerraClear's products and services or are interested in joining the team of nearly 30 strong, TerraClear wants to hear from you!
We are a close-knit team with diverse backgrounds and are creative, collaborative, and driven problem solvers who love coming to work every day. If you like getting your hands dirty and bringing world-class technology to farmers, please reach out to us.