JMJ TEAM

Our Team

Justin Jones, PE

Co-Owner / Senior Civil Engineer

Justin is a civil engineer with nearly 20 years of experience specializing in civil engineering for development and redevelopment projects. His expertise in civil engineering and the land use process makes him an active participant in master planning, site entitlements, site civil design, roadway design, low impact stormwater design and project and construction administration.

In his free time, Justin enjoys experiencing well-designed communities, neighborhoods and buildings (including breweries!). He has designed and constructed many of the furnishings at JMJ TEAM, including our staff’s signature sit/stand orange desks.

Joleen Jones

Co-Owner / Senior Land Use Planner

Joleen is a land use planner and project manager with more than 15 years’ experience in the A/E industry. Her expertise in getting through the permitting process and planning documents makes her an asset to project teams from design through construction.

Outside of work, Joleen is involved in the community as a Sumner Design Commissioner, on the Washington State Fair Foundation Board, as well as a Sumner Rotarian.

Justin and Joleen have two kids and a goldendoodle.

Rick Hermes, PE

Senior Civil Engineer

Rick’s passion for civil engineering began in high school when he began highway design for the North Dakota Highway Department. Now Rick has more than 50 years of experience, specializing in water and wastewater systems, surface water, street and arterial improvements and environmental remediation.

In his free time, In his free time, Rick enjoys biking and working on his chip carvings.

Derek Manaka, EIT

Civil Engineer

Derek joined JMJ TEAM in fall 2021 and has a civil engineering degree from Seattle University. At Seattle U, Derek was on a student/professional team that used leftover cross-laminated timber to build ADU houses. That project won an NCEES Engineering Education award in 2021. In his free time, Derek enjoys watching sports, cooking, and playing basketball.

Pawarisa “Pow” Onmun

CAD Designer

Pow joined the JMJ TEAM in Spring of 2022. She has an A.S degree from Pierce College and 3 years of civil drafting experience.

In her free time, Pow enjoys exploring the outdoors with her klee kai (Bindi), cooking, camping, and searching for the next foodie destination to try.

Mirissa Ochoa

CAD Drafter

Mirissa has an A.S. in Architecture, Engineering and Construction from South Puget Sound College. In her free time Mirissa enjoys going to concerts, baking, and spending time with family and friends. She also has a new puppy named Bentley that she loves to spoil.

Ivey McNeese

Project Coordinator

Ivey has a Bachelor’s in Business Management from the University of Washington. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her cats and exploring the PNW.

Ryan Baskett

Senior Consultant

Ryan is lead construction manager with more than 30 years of experience in development and construction. Ryan worked as a firefighter in Pierce County, including his last position as Fire Chief for Graham Fire and Rescue until his retirement. His years in public service has given him experience communicating with the public and an approach to serve the public in all his work.

In his free time, Ryan enjoys the outdoors including skiing, hiking and spending time with his family.