TerraClear

Today & Beyond

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 Issaquah, WA, Grangeville, ID, and local teams across the Midwest, TerraClear is growing fast. Now whether you’re interested in TerraClear’s solutions or are interested in joining the team of over 40 strong, TerraClear wants to hear from you!

April 2024

TerraClear adds $15M to further fuel distribution, partnerships, and to integrate AI technology across end-to-end rock management

August 2023

Commercial availability of the TerraClear Rock Picking Service to farmers in Iowa and Minnesota 

February 2023

Commercial availability of the Rock Map to farmers in Iowa and Minnesota 

April 2022

Commercial availability of the TC80 Rock Picker

September 2021

The Rock Picker Early Adopter Fall Program sells out while end-to-end third-party picking services become available in parts of Idaho and Minnesota.

May 2021

Series A funding led by Madrona Venture Group fuels our growth with a $25M round.

April 2021

Our Spring Adopter Program sells the first rock picker to Stuivenga Farms in Grangeville, ID.

September 2020

We deliver our first paid end-to-end service delivery of rock mapping and rock picking.

May 2020

Our first skid steer-based Rock Picker begins operating in the Camas Prairie.

March 2020

Our team grows rapidly as we prepare to bring our products and services to market.

August 2019

Our first large-scale fields are mapped with TerraClear’s drone-derived Rock Mapping technology.

June 2019

After numerous prototypes and continuous farmer feedback, the Rock Picker is ready for in-field tests.

January 2018

Our small team with expertise in mechanical design, AI, robotics, and farming begins research and development.

December 2017

TerraClear, Inc. is founded, with offices eventually opening in Bellevue, WA and Grangeville, ID.

July 2017

Founder Brent Frei recognizes that the age-old problem of clearing rocks from fields has inadequate age-old solutions.

Our Leaders

Brent Frei
CEO & Founder

Mary Reeder
VP, Software Engineering

Vivek Nayak
VP, Engineering

Heidi Lindsley
Dir., Sales/Success

Don Scribner
Director, Product

Steve Brown
Director, Marketing

Robin Sherwood
Director, Product

Shane Williams
Director, Sales

Career Opportunities

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.

Brent Frei - CEO & Founder

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.

Mary Reeder - VP, Software Engineering

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 Nayak - VP, Engineering

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.

Heidi Lindsley - Director, Sales/Success

Heidi Lindsley is the Sales, Support, and Customer Success 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.

Don Scribner - Director, Product

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.

Steve Brown - Director, Marketing

Steve Brown is the Director of Marketing at TerraClear, which he joined in 2021. Prior to TerraClear, he worked for Microsoft before building and leading Product Marketing teams at multiple Seattle-based unicorn startups, including Smartsheet [SMAR] and Highspot. Steve earned an MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and a BS from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.  

Robin Sherwood - Director, Product

Robin joined TerraClear in early 2024 to lead TerraClear’s software products. He has over 25 years of experience creating consumer and enterprise products and services at companies such as Smartsheet [SMAR] and Daptiv (now Changepoint PPM). Robin earned degrees from the University of Washington.

Shane Williams - Director, Sales

Shane Williams brings with him 30+ years of Ag experience. He has diverse leadership experience having led Distribution, Sales, Marketing, Manufacturing, Product Development, and M&A functions. He is most passionate about driving Go-to-market Strategies that keep him closely connected to the customer. Helping Growers navigate the complexities of data and leveraging Digital Ag has been a motivating factor for him in recent years. He’s had the good fortune to work on projects with the likes of: Raven Ind., Ag Leader, Case/IHC, John Deere, Cub Cadet, and Syngenta. Central Iowa’s been his home for over 20 years with his wife, 2 kids, and now, 2 grandkids and counting.