We are proud of our talented and integral staff. Here is a look at the faces behind the reports and a bit about each of us. If you would like to contact us, click on our name or picture to send us an email or call 800-632-2304 and dial the extension listed next to our titles.
I have joined the Dyne team with a variety of skills, 5+ years of administrative skills, 5+ years of customer service skills and 5+ years of shipping and receiving knowledge. When I applied for the job at Dyne I had no idea what type of work they did here, but I have learned so much and I am very eager to learn so much more.
I am married and have one daughter age 12 and two dogs, I am a foster mom for a local dog rescue. In my free time during the summer we enjoy hanging out at our pool with friends and family, in the winter we spend every possible weekend ice fishing in our Ice Castle.
I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in management from the University of Minnesota and before joining Dyne worked in managing customer service teams in the retail and insurance industries. Having been with Dyne Fire Protection Labs since 2001, I’ve had the opportunity to work with most of our great customers, and have enjoyed my time here helping to develop a growing staff and many of the quality systems which help push Dyne’s growth each year.
As the Customer Service Manager, my main goal is ensuring our customers have a good experience testing with Dyne and work with them on everything from setting them up as a new customer to answering questions after test reports have been sent. I also handle a lot of the communication, accounting, marketing, and Dyne’s ISO certification.
My favorite job has been being mom to my two grown kids—both out of college and adulting. In my off time, I enjoy traveling with my husband Bill (usually to warmer places during Minnesota winters), spending time gardening, biking, boating and enjoying our lake home. We also have a furry family member…Luna, a boxer who keeps us very busy. Luna’s usually at work with me and is pictured below.
I graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point in May 2018 with a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and a minor in Psychology. After taking some time to travel across Europe, I was hired as a lab technician working for Dyne. Starting in this position has peaked my interest in the fire and safety industry and I am loving it so far! In my spare time I enjoy traveling, kayaking, hiking, and shopping. I also enjoy spending time with friends and family.
I was born and raised in Saint Paul, MN and I’ve lived here all my life. I graduated from Hamline University with a Bachelors of Arts in Biology and a minor in Philosophy in 2014. During my spare time I like spending time with loved ones as well as travelling & trying new foods and restaurants. I love anything that has to do with Football, Marvel Comics and other animated comedy shows.
Prior to joining Dyne Fire Protection Labs, I was a lab technician at a medical laboratory company. I came to Dyne to learn more about the fire & safety industry. I’m excited to work in a different lab setting and learn a lot more.
I was born in California, I have 4 siblings, I am in the middle. My parents moved us back to Minnesota when I was 2 so I grew up in St. Paul. When I graduated from high school, I immediately moved to Arizona, where I learned so much. I worked as a Store Manager, Training Store Manager, Multi Unit Store Manager, District Manager in Training, Sales Manager, Assistant Sales Manager and Personal Trainer. I came back to Minnesota a couple of years ago to work for Lifetime Fitness as a Personal Trainer (and because I love the winters so much "wink").
My background mainly revolves around the Fitness Industry and I love it, but I needed something different, which is how I ended up at Dyne Fire Protection Labs! I’m honestly so excited to work here, learn more skills, and utilize the skill set that my previous experiences have taught me! – being able to; listen, communicate, build rapport, be empathetic, educate in ways the person I am speaking to, understands, problem solve, multi-task, prioritize, etc. That being said, I’m really looking forward to what I’ll learn here and will be able to add to my list of skills.
What I like to do in my free time: Be outdoors, in the gym or reading psychological thrillers.
I graduated from the University of Wisconsin River Falls in 2015. I've had several jobs in my professional career and I feel like Dyne is an excellent fit for me. The fire protection industry is new to me but I look forward to learning lots. In my spare time I enjoy hunting, fishing, and camping as well as traveling.
I have served the fire protection industry for 43 years, having worked major fire scenes with 3M, William’s Fire and Hazard Control and Tyco. My career has involved, fire- fighting foam, halon replacements and cleaning agents. During my career at 3M, I generated the first million dollar sales territory for foam. I am currently Dyne’s sales director, helping create new business growth and customers. I have been involved on several fire committees’ to include vice president of FSSA’s industrial council.
I am excited about the growth of Dyne Fire Protection Labs and the emerging testing opportunities. Being able to keep in touch with old and new friends I have dealt with during my career is very rewarding.
I enjoy running, golf, biking, tennis, lake activities and spending time with family, including my new grandson and 4 other wild and crazy grandsons. I am a proud father of Brett, Kyleann and Matthew.
I founded Dyne Technologies, LLC in 1999 after working for over 15 years in laboratory and marketing fire protection positions at 3M—firefighting foam and clean agent. Dyne was built on the premise that if we made testing foam easier, faster and more accurate, it would be more likely to get done, and today we are extending that same principle to sprinkler testing. My responsibility as technical director is to make Dyne one of the best testing laboratories in the world by ensuring accurate, precise and unbiased results within the requirements of an ISO-certified quality management system. Having been a member of NFPA 11 for over a decade, I am now the chairman and I am looking forward to the responsibilities that will entail.
In my off time, my husband and I spend time at our lake cabin in Wisconsin, waterskiing, snow skiing and golfing. We also find time to visit our three adult children and their families (yes I am proud to say I am a grandmother but like to go by the name Gigi) who have had the sense to move out of the cold and now reside in Texas and Arizona.
I left the small family dairy farm in rural northern Minnesota to pursue a degree in chemistry at the University of Minnesota. Upon graduating, I started at Dyne testing firefighting foam samples but quickly found myself in the laboratory manager position. I am in charge of the daily activity of the lab, making sure the samples we receive are sent out in a timely manner while also balancing the other tasks we are trying to accomplish to better service the fire protection industry. I eagerly continue to grow and learn more about the fire service industry every day and enjoy passing that knowledge and experience onto my coworkers, customers, and industry in hopes that we are helping protect lives and property. In my free time, I enjoy a variety of outdoor activities especially those that can involve my dog, keeping up with the local sports teams no matter how rough their seasons can be, and sneaking in some video game time when the fiancé isn’t around.
I have been with Dyne for over 15 years working part-time. I have a number of hats of responsibility at Dyne. I foam test, manage the accounts receivables outstanding balances and also work on sales for larger jobs being done at Dyne. I worked at 3M for over 18 years in finance areas before coming to Dyne and teaming up with Joan Leedy. It has been wonderful to watch and be a part of the growth of what Dyne is today and ever changing aspects of this business. I have two children both grown – one still in college at the University of Arkansas. My husband and I now spend our time at our lake home in northern Minnesota enjoying this beautiful state.
I studied abroad at Thammasat University in Bangkok, Thailand for two years then finished my BA in Global Studies at the University of Minnesota. I have a strong passion for music and I’m always looking for something new. I take care of two long hair kitties named Snek and Nyeh (aka Romper Stomper,) both strays who followed me home and decided I will spoil them for the rest of time. Much of my work experience lies in Customer Service, but my goal has been to find a career that benefits all living creatures. Dyne fulfills this goal and I take great satisfaction in knowing that we’re behind the scenes saving lives, no matter how furry and flammable.
My personal experience with my car fire that also damaged my home gives me a special connection to the cause I work for every day here at Dyne. Not only do I believe in the cause, but I am impressed on a daily basis by the integrity and commitment of my fellow coworker’s same determination. With these driving forces, I am able to help the whole team with multiple administrative tasks, manage the website, streamline the sample workflow, and assist customers from around the globe. I hope these efforts set a good example and instill a solid work ethic for my teenage daughter who has a full traveling softball schedule, which means a very busy summer! In our spare time my husband Chris and I enjoy bowling on a league, watching the Wild play hockey, and all of the things our beautiful Minnesota has to offer.
I was born and raised in South Carolina, spending most of my first 25 years there. I studied at Furman and Clemson University for a B.S. in chemistry with background in analytical research and a year’s worth of experience in pharmaceutical quality control. The move to Minneapolis was a huge change for me but also something I’ve been wanting to do for a long time. The fire protection industry is a new field to me but after joining I find it extremely interesting to get a behind-the-scenes look at what goes on here. When I’m not working, I fill my time with golf, guitars, exploring the city, and making sure our overly-dramatic cat gets all the attention she demands.
I graduated from Metropolitan State University in December 2014 with a Bachelor's of Science degree in Biology and a minor in Psychology. After gaining years of multiple skills from being a hobby vegetable farmer, microbiology analyst, and pharmacy technician, I was able to find my laboratory ground at Dyne Fire Protection Labs. I appreciate the introduction about fire protection products when I started as an administrative assistant at Dyne. Now I enjoy learning more about the fire safety industry actually working as a laboratory technician. There are always new discoveries through customer samples or articles in magazines that interests me and keeps me updated with new fire safety information.
When I am not testing firefighting products, I like to plant vegetables, go shopping, cook new recipes, and search for delicious steaks and street tacos with my husband. A medium rare porterhouse steak is my all-time favorite cut besides the mouth-watering perfectly crusted medium rare filet mignon. I do not discriminate any green sides that may be consumed with my red meat steaks.
Mark Spaniol - President x 602
For over 30 years I have been helping entrepreneurial companies grow and succeed. During these years I have transformed underachieving business systems into high performing businesses by streamlining the operations and sales strategies. My time at Dyne is focused on finance, operations and business development. I spend a lot of time evaluating new business opportunities and making sure we have the proper staff to grow our business and maintain our excellent customer service.
I love being part of the fire and safety industry! We are not on the front line like the firefighters, but knowing that every test we perform helps ensure the safety of people and property is a great feeling.
I am married with three children and enjoy golfing, fishing, hunting and spending time with my family at our cabin in Northern MN.
I graduated from Montana State University in 2016 with a Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology. After spending most of my life in Montana, I decided to make a change and move to Minnesota! Dyne Fire Protection Labs has peaked my interest in fire safety and I look forward to learning more in the future. In my spare time I like to read and hang out with my dogs.
I have over 10 years of experience in customer service. When I first heard of Dyne Fire Protection Labs and what they do here, I was really impressed and amazed. I’m lucky and happy to be a part of the Dyne team. As one of the Administrative Assistants here at Dyne, I check in fire sprinklers, send reports, answer calls, and do other miscellaneous tasks. I’ve learned so much about fire sprinklers and want to learn more about it. On my time off I enjoy spending time with my husband and our 3 kids. I love to travel, cook, explore new things, and outdoors like camping and fishing. During the winter time, I like to snowboard.