T.E.A.M. (Together Everyone Learns More)

Just like the acronym says, together everyone learns more. It’s cheesy, but true. We are who we are because of the great people who have and continue to build our company. Meet the team of talented individuals who together add to the whole, by reading their bios below.

“I can do things you cannot, you can do things I cannot; together we can do great things.”

– Mother Teresa –

Charissa Rubey

Founder/CEO

Charissa has been with Dakota Micro since day one. Home-grown from personal need, Charissa and her husband, Dave, founded Dakota Micro camera systems in 2002. Beginning with the AgCam, formulated specifically for the agriculture industry, they have built their business from the ground up and expanded their offerings to include ruggedized camera equipment offerings for all industries across the globe. Charissa continues her work to ensure Dakota Micro always provides the highest quality commercial rearview and surveillance camera solutions.

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Dave Rubey

Founder/Director of IT

Former farmer and owner, Dave Rubey, developed Dakota Micro cameras when a spinal injury prevented him from turning his neck to monitor his ag equipment. Together with his wife, Charissa, they saw a need for ruggedized cameras in the agriculture industry to improve safety and efficiency. The company was founded on the family farm in rural North Dakota. Twenty years later, Dave remains committed to his vision to fulfill the need for reliable and durable vision systems. Today, Dave’s expertise in developing commercial, rearview and surveillance camera solutions is in use by companies around the world. Dave continues to lead the research and development department at Dakota Micro.

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Jennifer Trittin

COO

Jennifer has been with Dakota Micro for over a decade.  She started as our bookkeeper and has grown with the company to become COO.  Jennifer oversees the day-to-day operations of Dakota Micro and ensures the business runs efficiently and effectively.

Steve Fredrickson

Aftermarket Sales Manager

Steve is responsible for Aftermarket Sales and covers the upper Midwest territory which includes North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. He brings over fifteen years of business management experience in sales and the ever-evolving technology field. Growing up on his family farm in rural Minnesota, Steve attributes his success to understanding a farmer’s innate needs.

Shawn Schafer

OEM Account Manager

Shawn began his career at Dakota Micro in the repair department more than ten years ago. After a short time, he took the position of Production Manager and worked his way to Director of Manufacturing Operations. Shawn has an innate ability to surround himself with great people who together pride themselves on quality and responsiveness, while delivering superior product support. In summer 2021, he accepted the OEM Account Manager role. Working hand in hand with all departments, Shawn brings his expertise in the Dakota Micro product lines and processes to yield the highest level of customer service for our OEMs.

Mitch Stoeke

OEM Sales Representative

Mitch joined the Dakota Micro team in May 2020 as OEM Sales Representative. Mitch has helped farmers during busy harvests and understands the agriculture segment of our company well. He also has had various roles working with customers and dealers alike in the technology sector, so he was a natural fit for the team. Mitch’s passion to help others is the cherry on top. He is focused on meeting clients’ goals first and knows success will follow.

Randy Scofield

Territory Account Manager

Randy joined Dakota Micro in July of 2020 as the Aftermarket Territory Account Manager.  He brings ten years of account management experience with a major emphasis on technology and helping customers succeed in business.  Randy grew up on a farm in rural central Minnesota and credits that upbringing, along with various construction jobs, to his work ethic and dedication. 

Leigha Johanson

Territory Account Manager

Leigha joined the Dakota Micro team as Customer Service Rep in August 2018. Always eager to learn more, she landed the title of Territory Account Manager for AGCO and International Dealers in 2020. A lifetime of knowledge in the agriculture industry, coupled with her customer service background, she’s a winning combination earning the highest marks with all who work with her.

Stephanie Arth

Order Processing

Stephanie began her work at Dakota Micro over a decade ago. Since then, her tasks have grown from invoicing to encompassing every aspect of the ordering process. If something needs to be done right and on time the first time, Stephanie is the one for the job.

Morganne Stinsman

Sr. Marketing Specialist

New to the company in October 2020, Morganne brings a decade of sales and marketing experience to the team. She has a passion for marketing and is excited to journey alongside Dakota Micro to grow and expand to future markets. Her role encompasses all aspects of marketing including social media management, email marketing, product launch campaigns, website maintenance and more.