"Competitors may approximate your products, replicate your services, and even install the same leading-edge technologies that you use, but they cannot duplicate your people. Fact is, its workforce is the only truly sustainable competitive advantage any business has."

Tom Baermann
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President / CEO

With POE since 1981

Our fearless leader, the new Captain Frenzy, rider of the Bat pole and singer of Elvis songs.

Michelle Butcher
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Accounting Manager and Queen of Sheba

With POE since 2001,

and from 1991 to 1998

She grants wishes and heals the sick, pandas have an idol to her worship and sacrifice jean jackets to her effigy.

Jered Reynolds
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Materials Manager

With POE since 1994

We didn't think that Jered would make it. He has been launched off of the roof, tossed from a moving van and unceramoniously heaved through a window. Tom actually took him out on a boat and made him walk the plank. He is the bad penny that just keeps coming back.... so we promoted him. Sometimes you can't fight fate.

John Naples
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Copier Service Manager and Trainer

With POE since 1991

Amateur golfer of mixed success and divot installation expert. His favorite saying is, "Fishing is for people who can't golf." John does have a hook that could catch salmon.

Betty Graf
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Lead Customer Service Agent and the face of POE

With POE since 1987

The epitome of grace and hospitality. She is the ruler by which we all measure our Customer Relations skill. She is a treasure. Precious stones may sparkle but Betty makes us all shine.

Joe Nickles
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Copier Tech

With POE since 2010,

and from1989 to 2005

Joe's interests include dining out, long walks on the beach and WWII-era Jeep wrangling. If elected Miss Universe, he will strive to make the world a better place by promoting World Peace.

Dawn Roberts

Contract Administrator and Accounts Payable Representative

With POE since 1998

We rely on her more than we should but we can't help it. She is a real "Get It Done" girl. That is why we have securely glued her to her desk chair. She fought quite a bit when we first did it but now, even though she yells at everyone who walks by her door, I think she understands why we can't let her leave.

Carissa Blank

Customer Service

With POE since 2000

She is a chameleon. There is nothing she can't do including change color to match whatever is behind her. She has worked here since she got her driver's license fulfilling every customer service role in the place.

Derrick Dickinson
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Outside Sales Specialist

With POE since 2002

He is best known from his appearance in, "Mahna Mahna" on the Ed Sullivan Show. He has not given up on singing though as we have all heard him wailing around the office. In his spare time, he collects monkeys.

Ned Salman

Copier Technician Port Angeles

With POE since 2004

Ned was born to help. He is always ready to give his neighbors a," Hi-dilly-ho-dilly." He is also an incredible woodworker and a gracious host.

Charles Morley
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Customer Service

With POE since 2010,

and from 2004-2009

Charles was the graphic designer at Copies Plus, working on signs, business cards, menus and whatever else came along. When Copies Plus closed he started at Pacific Office Equipment at one of the front desks. He updates POE’s website and social media, as well as acting as a backup for service, deliveries and whatever else is needed around the office. In his spare time he enjoys reading, writing, hiking and biking.

Walter Barber
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With POE since 2007

Walter is a Jack of All Trades. We don't know what we would do with out him but we are sure it would involve lots of duct tape and a Swiss army knife.

Thomas Skerbeck
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With POE since 2007

We are so glad to have Thomas. He is an office favorite and we hope that he can find a good hiding spot next thanksgiving.

Nick Wright
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With POE since 2011

And from 2005 to 2008

Nick is on our sales team, specializing in computers, networking, small printers and furniture. He has lived in Port Angeles for the last 13 years. He enjoys following the Seahawks and spending time with his golden retriever McKenna.

Candi Gates
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With POE since 2010

Candi spent her youth as a pirate in the Straits of Juan de Fuca. After a fierce battle with the King Zombie Pirate, her boat was sunk and she washed ashore at Port Angeles. Vowing revenge, she sought out the Squirrel Monks to learn their secrets. They tempered her anger and instead taught her the peaceful, mediatative secrets of Inventory Control.

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Vice President of Customer Relations

With POE since 2011

McKenna is often one of the first faces our customers see when they walk in. As Pacific Office Equipment’s Vice President of Customer Relations, McKenna fulfills her important duty as Greeter. In her spare time, she enjoys eating, visiting her friends throughout the office, eating, rolling in the grass and eating.

Steve Baermann
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Copier Technician / Deliveries

With POE since 2014

Steve Baermann is POE's official solutions facilitator.

Greg Jones
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IT Technician

With POE since 2014

Hailing from the sunny climes of Coeur d'Alene, Greg moved to Port Angeles and became our lead IT Technician. Greg specializes in networking.

Josh Budd

IT Technician

With POE since 2015

Josh is one of our three IT technician, coming to us all the way from Kansas City. Josh enjoys the activities the Olympic Peninsula has to offer, including fishing, archery and standing outside in the rain.

Munchkin Gates

Chief Executive

With POE since 2016

Munchkin was learning inventory control and ordering, but now he’s pretty much running the place. Or he thinks he does anyway.

Allie Johnson
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Customer Service

With POE since 2017

Allie is part of our front triumvirate.

Chris Ross

Copier Technician

With POE since 2017

Chris is our Copier Tech in-training. Chris is a volunteer firefighter.


IT Technician

With POE since 2018

Jason is IT tech, mostly working on bench computers.


Copier Technician

With POE since 2018

Diego is our Copier Tech-in-Training.



With POE since 2018

Chris is our new dispatcher for Copier and Computer Technicians.


Outside Sales

With POE since 2018

Marnae is our new Outside Sales Rep.

In Memoriam
Tony Breen
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John Stretch
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Copier Technician

With POE from 1999 to 2010

Rick Scott
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Printer Technician

With POE from 2004 to 2011

Terry Randall

Typewriter, printer, misc Technician

With POE from 1999-2015