Team SUCCESS BUILT ON A FOUNDATION OF DRIVEN LEADERS
LEADING WITH EXCELLENCEHigh Country’s culture reflects our strong leadership team
We strive for greatness by keeping our mission, vision, values, and operating principles at the center of everything we do. Our experienced leadership team promotes this attitude of excellence as they guide the company forward. By providing strategic insight, industry knowledge, and client satisfaction, they are advancing our legacy as they empower others to perpetually raise the bar.
With more than 20 years of industry experience, Brian was appointed group vice president of MYR Group in 2017 overseeing the strategic operations of High Country. Additionally, in 2020, he became president of Sturgeon Electric’s Transmission & Distribution (T&D) division. Brian began his career with MYR Group as a market analyst in 2001, later serving as a district manager and regional vice president with MYR Group subsidiary, The L.E. Myers Co.
Brian’s industry experience includes directing the financial analysis department for Pike Electric Corporation from 2006-2010, where he spearheaded the development of reporting requirements for job costing and financial systems and participated in mergers and acquisitions activities. Brian earned a Bachelor of Science in business administration from Stephen F. Austin State University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Denver.
Clay was appointed president in 2015, and is responsible for the company’s strategic development, safety, and overall well-being. Previously, he was a vice president at High Country at its inception in 2013, overseeing the organization’s workforce and client relations. With more than 35 years of industry experience, Clay is highly skilled in all aspects of high voltage electrical construction, the use of helicopters to aid in construction, working on environmentally sensitive projects, and developing innovative construction techniques to meet project requirements.
Prior to High Country, Clay held positions of increasing responsibilities ranging from lineman to operations manager with Irby Construction, Sturgeon Electric, Summit Line Construction, and Atkinson Power. He holds an industry leadership role as High Country’s NECA Western Line Constructors Chapter representative. His career is supported by his journeyman lineman apprenticeship, industry leadership and project management programs, and certifications in Transmission “Live Line” Training and the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO).
Kelley joined High Country in 2015 as vice president of operations, responsible for customer relations, safety, estimating, project management, profitability, and overall successful project delivery. In his nearly 20 years of construction experience, Kelley has gained valuable project expertise in transmission, substation, foundation, renewable energy, and EPC services.
Prior to High Country, Kelley spent four years with Atkinson Power as project manager and four years with parent company, Clark Construction as assistant superintendent and project engineer. He holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Denver, and a Bachelor of Science, in civil engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park. Kelley is an active member of NECA Southwest and Missouri Valley chapters and a board member of the Fourth Street Clinic for the Homeless.
Robert (Rob) is a results-driven professional with experience in strategy planning, project management, team development, and optimizing operational efficiency. He began his career at High Country in 2019 as an office manager, where he oversaw all office workers and operations until being promoted to estimator in 2020. As an estimator, Rob investigates and evaluates the material and labor resources required to provide quality products and services. His technical and critical thinking abilities help ensure accurate estimating and effective project planning for High Country clients.
Rob studied business at Weber State University, Ogden Utah, and technical plumbing at Davis Applied Technology Center, Farmington, Utah.
Wendy joined MYR Group as vice president of business development in 2020 where she drives strategic growth throughout the markets we serve. Wendy leads a dynamic team that develops new opportunities, fosters client relationships, and implements effective business strategies that respond to changing market demands to further establish MYR Group’s position as an innovative partner in the clean energy transformation.
Throughout her 30-plus-year career, Wendy has held advisory and leadership roles in the energy and industrial construction markets. Before joining MYR Group, she led business development for Mortenson’s Wind Energy Group by building on her diverse experience gained in previous roles at Koch Industries and GE Capital, and founding her own consulting practice. Wendy holds a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Michigan Technological University.
Jhoanna joined MYR Group in 2022 as a business development lead and is responsible for understanding client needs and fostering strong relationships with them to grow the transmission and distribution construction business in the Western region of the United States. Additionally, she supports efforts to gather market intelligence and perform business analyses to guide the strategic direction of MYR Group subsidiaries.
Before joining MYR Group, Jhoanna worked for Mortenson Construction as an onsite field engineer constructing wind farms. Her major responsibilities were leading crews in the foundation phase operations, engineering crane lift plans, and coordinating landowner and client meetings.
Jhoanna works on the WEI (Western Energy Institute) program development team and is an active member of RMEL (Rocky Mountain Electrical League). She has a Master of Business Administration and a certificate in leadership from Missouri State University. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in building construction management and a certificate in entrepreneurship and innovation from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.