About NorthPoint
We make moving international freight effortless

Decades of experience on Imports, Exports, and Customs

NorthPoint Logistics was formed by the merger of two leading freight forwarders: Jo-Sak Shipping and Olympic. Together we bring a group of commodity-driven individuals with decades of experience creating freight solutions. By combining the expertise of multiple teams, NorthPoint offers knowledge of international freight movements on air, rail, road, and sea. Our customs brokerage division helps you understand the complex regulations for shipping your specific commodity. All of our efforts are funneled through in-house technology, creating efficiencies that maximize customer profits and allow 24 hour surveillance of freight activity.

Live Generously

We believe we have an obligation to give back to the community through charitable efforts and, as a token of our appreciation to those who have helped us succeed, we will pay it forward.

Maintain our financial Discipline

We will approach every deal with an appropriate margin of safety and never stretching for a deal or becoming greedy.

Core Values

Do the right thing every time

As we conduct our business, we will operate with the highest integrity and we shall strive to live by the Golden Rule.

Put People first

The relationships with our customers, employees, and investors are our most valuable assets. We will strive to always take care of each other and to operate our business so that we maintain our culture of appreciation, respect, transparency, and we shall avoid office politics.

Take ownership of every situation

Every individual shall take ownership, be accountable, and take responsibility while avoiding blame, excuses, and denial. We will always strive to admit, learn, and grow from failure and mistakes.

MEET OUR TEAM

Diogo Lobo
Diogo Lobo
Partner, Co-Founder

With 26 years of agribusiness and supply chain experience, Diogo brings decades of international trade leadership to NorthPoint Logistics. As Co-Founder, he plans to invest and improve selected companies in the food logistics space and technology startups by acquisition and consolidation.

Amy Rice, LCB
Amy Rice, LCB
Chief Executive Officer

Amy brings over 20 years’ experience in the freight forwarding and customs brokerage industry. As CEO, Amy will be responsible for designing and implementing the business operation globally, managing relationships with clients, vendors, partners, and staff, as well as establishing policies that promote company culture and vision while overseeing the operations of the company. She is a Licensed Customs Broker, a Certified Export Specialist, and a Certified Customs Specialist. Prior to joining NorthPoint Logistics Amy was the Vice President of Operations at Marisol International.

Pauline Yaghiayan
Pauline Yaghiayan
Director of Operations

With 30+ years of experience in  freight forwarding, Pauline is in charge of the team’s operations to ensure client satisfaction. She also assists in sales and business development. Prior to NorthPoint Logistics acquisition of Jo-Sak Shipping Inc, Pauline was the present and founder of Jo-Sak Shipping Inc, a successful medium size Freight Forwarding company based out of Montreal, Canada and Boulder, Colorado. She has extensive knowledge in the handling of agricultural products and temperature controlled food products. Pauline is technology driven and has succeeded dealing with transportation challenges by building a state of the art logistics/task management on line application
systems.

David Vondrachek
David Vondrachek
Director of Technology

As Directory of Technology, David is responsible for the Seawave freight forwarding application platform. David has over 14 years of software
engineering and architecture experience in web applications. Prior to joining NorthPoint, David served as a Senior Manager of IT Applications at KGP Logistics.

Brad Amstein
Brad Amstein
Software Engineer

Brad is a Java developer with  database expertise and 6 years of experience doing research data analysis in R, SQL, and SPSS. As Software Engineer, Brad writes code to enhance and add features to Seawave, our paperless freight forwarding software system.

Jordan Brunk
Jordan Brunk
Partnership Strategy

Jordan brings over 12 years of growth strategy to NorthPoint Logistics. Prior to joining the team, he created sales processes for two local Kansas City area metro companies resulting in multi-million dollar business units. Jordan  attended the University of Kansas and completed his EMBA at UMKC.
He has received honors for his efforts locally, including Ingram’s top 20 in their Twenties, class of 2015.

Kelly Cloward
Kelly Cloward
Account Manager

Kelly has been in the freight forwarding industry for over 25 years and has extensive knowledge in logistics and transportation in the seafood
community. She has been a business owner for 20 of those years bringing to Northpoint a great network of experience and commitment.

Kaitlin Rusbarsky
Kaitlin Rusbarsky
Account Manager

Kaitlin has been in the Freight Forwarding Industry for 6 years. As Account Manager, Kaitlin is responsible for overseeing the day to day operations of
client accounts. Prior to joining Northpoint, Kaitlin served as a Team Lead for Marisol International, handling operations and documentation for a large
volume client.

Wendy Denesha
Wendy Denesha
Account Manager

Wendy has 10 years’ experience in freight forwarding. As account manager, Wendy is responsible for negotiating rates for export and import cargo in temperature controlled and dry containers shipping to international
destinations. Overseeing client  accounts and also offers support and assistance on logistical matters.

Wendy comes with many years of experience in the international trade industry. She started her career with a Trading House handling logistics, then moved to a trans-loading facility as a customer service rep and from there into freight forwarding as documentation manager then logistics specialist and now as account manager.

Laura Holman
Laura Holman
Account Manager

Laura has been in the Freight Forwarding Industry for 7 years. Prior to joining NorthPoint, Laura served as Trade Lane team Lead for a large volume client. As an Account Manager, Laura is responsible for overseeing the day to day operations of client accounts and specializes in letter of credit documentation.

Nataliia Terela
Nataliia Terela
Account Manager

Nataliia has been in the industry for 4 years. Previously, she worked for 2 years as an Import Logistics Coordinator at Mriya Agroholding (Ukraine) and as  a Logistics Coordinator for Josak Shipping for 2 years. As a Logistics coordinator, Nataliia is responsible for the day to day logistics of multiple client
accounts.

Erica Skinner
Erica Skinner
Account Manager

Erica brings 16 years of corporate business experience to Northpoint Logistics. Prior to joining the team, Erica was a part of the domestic grocery cooperative industry assisting over 3,800 members across the United States. As an Account Manager, Erica is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of client accounts.

Aida Allan
Aida Allan
Controller

Aida has been in the Freight  forwarding industry for 25 years, the first ten as a documentation and logistic supervisor and for the past 15 years as a
Controller.

Amy Barnes
Amy Barnes
Logistics Coordinator

Amy brings 18 years of  experience from the ocean freight shipping industry, with expertise in seafood exports, to the NorthPoint Logistics  team. Residing in Seattle, Washington, Amy is responsible for overseeing the day to day operations of our Pacific Northwest client accounts and develop new accounts. Amy has a vast knowledge of the ocean trade from Alaska to Asia, Europe, and Mediterranean having managed the door-to-door logistics, export
documentation, and health certificates for seafood container shipments. Prior to NorthPoint Logistics, Amy was responsible for the business development
and seafood shipments with Olympic International.

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