Leadership Team

Steve Clough

Co-Founder, President & Chairman of the Board

Steve Clough, founder, and co-owner with his wife, Cindy, of Just For Kix, a Baxter-based full-service dance company with 200 youth programs in 12 states, has a 40+ year track record of running successful businesses. Just For Kix, Just For Kix catalog, and The Teehive are all family-owned and operated in the Brainerd Lakes area of Minnesota. Steve developed a passion for investing early in his career and started investing in cryptocurrencies in 2017. In 2021 Steve and his son Jerad decided to try mining Bitcoin and Etherium on a small scale. In a very short time, they knew they wanted to expand their small mining business into a large-scale company. Through some early trial and error, they knew they needed to bring in some very smart people as consultants, and Just For Krypto was born. A 1.5MW Immersion farm was started inside The Teehive in August 2021. Then an additional 1.5MW of immersion was added. The profits were apparent, so a building and 20MW were contracted and are currently being launched in Brainerd, MN. Steve has the willingness to try new things, a team around him to execute the plans, and has been reinvigorated in his career at 64 years old with the birth of Just For Krypto, and he is extremely excited about the future.

Jerad Clough

Co-Founder, Co-CEO & Board Member

Jerad has a background in marketing and has been heavily focused on the cryptocurrency space for 4 years. Jerad is an innovator and entrepreneur, and has guided the vision of Just For Krypto since its inception.

The Squad

Joel Clough


Joel Clough manages all accounting and finances for all Clough family companies. He manages teams as well as strategizes opportunities. Joel is passionate about financial success and security, and focuses on sustainable growth of all companies.

Justin Heitkamp


Justin has held numerous leadership positions in the Clough family companies. He embodies the hard work and passion for success that has brought the companies to their current position. Justin manages finances, works with our overseas partners on development, and handles sourcing of all products and the logistics involved.

Mike Weissenfluh


Mike has a background in Information Technology. He is a certified Bitmain technician making him fully capable of maintenance and repair of all Bitmain manufactured equipment. This certification allows us to procure machine parts directly from the manufacturer. As a certified technician, Mike is part of a large network of techs which provides our company with industry knowledge, new developments, and support. 

Xue Li

Marketing Director

Xue Li (Sherry) has worked with the Clough family for over 10 years. She has experience managing and directing the marketing teams in all Clough family businesses. Sherry is a leader, an innovator, and a truly unique talent in the areas of design and marketing strategy. Sherry brings to life the vision and goals of the business plan and is a pro at executing strategy.

Michael Stromberg

Board Member, Consultant, Trading Desk

Michael has over 20 years of experience in cyber security consulting and has founded several companies in the fintech space. His skill set is important to ensure the security of both our physical and virtual assets. He continues to work with Just For Krypto to improve overall security posture and build redundancy into our infrastructure.

Advisory Board

Kristin Boggiano

President and Co-Founder of CrossTower

Boggiano previously acted as the Chief Legal Officer (CLO) and Head of Governmental Affairs at AlphaPoint, Managing Director with Guggenheim Partners and Special Counsel at Schulte Roth & Zabel. She also worked at Merrill Lynch on the credit and equity derivatives desk and began her career with roles at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC). In 2018, Boggiano started the Digital Asset Legal Alliance (DARLA), a group for in-house chief legal and compliance officers in the digital asset industry. She is also the founder of Women in Derivatives (WIND), a global non-profit with more than 8,000 members and a mission to educate and develop women leaders.

David Ulrich

Business executive with 40 years of leadership expertise

David originally joined Twin Metals Minnesota at its inception with his initial focus to build leadership and technical teams. He has been actively involved in workforce development initiatives to prepare educational pathways for people to become part of the mining industry, including service on the Governors Workforce Development Board, NE MN Workforce Investment Board, UMD, MNSCU and local NE Minnesota technical college and high school advisory Boards. Prior to Twin Metals, David provided senior-level leadership across a range of organizations and industries, from multibillion-dollar international manufacturer, to smaller closely held companies

Daniel Wong

President and Co-Founder Edge Data Solutions

Daniel has over 10 years experience working in the capital markets consulting and working with companies to drive long term shareholder value. He is the co-founder and president at Edge Data Solutions, providing next generation technology to future proof your crypto mining operation by providing a cohesive total green solution from power equipment, immersion system, customized dielectric fluid, miners, project management, and consulting to deliver a turnkey operation. Daniel works with Just For Krypto on a weekly basis both assisting with procurement of infrastructure assets as well as guidance in the capital markets.

Delray Wannemacher

Chairman and CEO of Edge Data Solutions, Inc

Delray’s interest in digital communications, technology, and data centers started while studying at the Air Force Academy where he focused on communications. Since then he has had a wide set of business, sales, technology, and global business experiences including building and leading within companies such as Comtel Technologies, MCI telecommunications, and InSolutions Inc which he founded and later sold. He worked as the VP of Business Development for Atlanta’s World Trade Center and saw the opportunity to found Blockchain Holdings Capital Ventures, Inc. focusing on building out a network of next-generation, decentralized data centers in support of the rapid growth driven by advanced computing technologies, including blockchain. 

Brian Snyder

 Chief Executive Officer of Kaboomracks

Brian is one of the three partners and is President of the Board of Directors. Brian has run several businesses throughout his career and has a strong background in engineering and technology. Prior to beginning his journey into the crypto currency industry, Brian held various roles in engineering and technology for Fortune 500 companies as a consultant for Robert Half Technology and worked several years at Banner Health. He also started multiple successful entrepreneurial ventures of his own. 

James Durand

30 years of manufacturing, microsoldering, and executive quality management experience

With over 30 years of manufacturing, microsoldering, and executive quality management experience, James Durand is an expert in board-level repair, modification and integration. As a former NASA, Boeing and Raytheon employee, James’ industry background brings a wide range of expertise to Kaboomracks. As Director of Operations, Microsoldering and Repair, James and the Kaboomracks microsoldering team are experts in the latest ASIC repair and modification field.

Farrell McClernon

Director, Channel Partnerships, Voltus Inc.

After nearly a decade working in the technology sector, Farrell found her calling in the burgeoning sector of green technology. As Director of Partnerships at Voltus, she is able to meld her experience cultivating enterprise level partnerships with her deep passion for decarbonization. Prior to Voltus, Farrell co-founded a marketing software company focused in the digital customer relationship management space, and later went on to help HubSpot develop and grow their channel sales organization in both the United States and Australia. When she’s not working hard to help decarbonize the grid, you can find Farrell enjoying the splendor of the great outdoors from her home base in the beautiful San Juan Islands of Washington state. 

Kim Ellingson

Region President – Bremer Bank

Kim has over 30 years of banking experience and has been with Bremer Bank for 24 years. Kim currently serves as the Region President of North Central MN, a position she has held for the last 9 years. As Region President – Kim oversees all the operations of the region - executing local decision making, and influencing and executing on enterprise leadership. This includes growing the region while remaining committed to clients and engaging and inspiring high performing talent. 

Jon R. Weston, CPA 

Principal, CLA Brainerd (Baxter)

Jon has been with the firm since 2005 and has more than thirteen years of experience serving area businesses. Jon spends the majority of his time serving privately held companies ranging from sole proprietorships to large corporations in excess of $100 million in annual revenues. Jon has been involved in business start-ups, business acquisitions, specialized construction industry consulting, and transition planning to the next generation, as well as traditional tax and business planning. 

Andrew B. Gordon

Managing attorney of Gordon Law Group

Andrew B. Gordon is the managing attorney of Gordon Law Group. Not only is he a practicing attorney who graduated from Chicago Kent College of Law, but he is also a Certified Public Accountant with a BA and Master’s Degree from the University of Illinois. Andrew concentrates on tax controversy and compliance, cryptocurrency law, FTC defense, internet law, and corporate litigation. He’s also popular among tech startups and affiliate marketers looking to stay on the right side of the legal fence while enhancing their bottom lines and minimizing liability.

Jon Shore

Energy, Risk and Carbon ManagementCalpine Energy Solutions, LLC.

Jon is an experienced risk management professional in the energy markets. His experience lies in both the physical and financial commodity markets for electricity, natural gas, crude oil, refined products, and natural gas liquids. Early in his career, Jon concentrated on market research, publications, predictive modeling, forecasting, deregulated commodity procurement, and managing physical delivery constraints of various energy commodities. After his experience in commodity analytics, Jon works directly with clients as a risk management adviser. He has lead Fortune 500 companies in the development of tailored risk management hedging strategies for both producers and consumers of energy commodities.

Andy Tran 

B.S. in Aerospace Engineering

Andy holds a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from Arizona State University. With 2 years of electrical engineering experience in the Aerospace launch vehicle industry, Andy brings a multidisciplinary approach to the design of modern cryptocurrency mining operations.