Team

Each member of our team operates within our core values of curiosity, generosity, and authenticity and is valued and respected for the unique experience and skill set they bring to Ten-Nine Technologies.
Paige Johnson

Paige Johnson

Founder and CEO

Paige is a founder and visionary with a hungry mind and a commitment to new ideas. Her scientific endeavors were sparked by the gift of a microscope for her 11th birthday and led her to a master’s degree in Chemistry and at least one patent granted at every place she ever worked. She founded Ten-Nine Technologies in 2014, with the realization that “I had been founding things my whole life, really, always taking a new approach or launching a new program.” Paige’s principals of curiosity, generosity and authenticity are the basis for Ten-Nine’s culture. In her spare time, she explores urban design—from the atomic gardens of the 1960s to children’s playgrounds—and helps formerly incarcerated women start their small businesses via her non-profit, the Gilded Sparrows. Paige has chosen to build and grow Ten-Nine in her hometown of Tulsa and hopes more high-tech businesses will blossom in their founders’ backyards.

Zach Easdon
Lead Production Chemist

 

Ten-Nine Tech’s lead production chemist, Zach, is fascinated by chemistry because he enjoys the concept that the smallest things can change the world. After a decade of experience in consumer service and public health, Zach found an opportunity with Ten-Nine Tech to bring his dual degree in chemistry and psychology to bear on a responsible and sustainable business. In his spare time, he indulges his love of soccer as a both a fan of FC Tulsa and a supporter of soccer programs for inner city students. Zach is dedicated to moving the company forward as production grows from lab to manufacturing scale.

Erin Iski
Research and Development Supervisor

 

Erin is an Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Tulsa, where her excellence in fundamental chemical research has established her tenure in the department and reputation in the community. From international scientific conferences to Think and Drink events at the local ale house, when Erin tells a story, the audience is captivated. And that’s because she has a background in theater and dance, which she continues to feed by taking classes and supporting the stellar local cultural icon—Tulsa Ballet. Curiosity about how the world works at the nanoscale leads Erin to delve into the fundamental questions about why Ten-Nine Tech’s materials are so unique, and she also leads the charge in exploring for new materials. In 2021, Erin was named a Fulbright Global Scholar and will work with Anna Fučíková in Prague to investigate the origin of life.

Lindsey May
Production Chemist

 

Born and raised in Tulsa, and with a degree in medical molecular biology, Lindsey enjoys bringing a bit of standard-operating-procedure to the landscape of creativity that is the lab. For Lindsay, a spreadsheet is more than a set of numbers, it’s a litany of every problem and triumph in Ten-Nine’s experiments and production runs. A proud new mom, self-proclaimed “pug-nut” and cultivator of butterflies, Lindsay has never met a living being she didn’t want to learn more about. She finds the Ten-Nine workplace endlessly energizing and is amazed by how strongly the founder, Paige, believes in her purpose and encourages an unusual freedom to explore new ideas.

Thomas Patrick
Operations Coordinator

 

With a degree in international business administration and an interest in people and linguistics, Thomas thrives on front-line missions. He finds Ten-Nine Tech to be a progressive if not revolutionary workplace, where nothing is a norm. Drawing on his experience in educational administration, Thomas is most comfortable working in the trenches and relying on flexibility and honesty to develop solutions. In his role at Ten-Nine Tech, Thomas introduces just enough procedure for the scientists to find comfort in branching out. He manages through kindness and takes on whatever problems need to be resolved.

Stephanie Resz
Chemist

 

Quality assurance and quality control are vital at Ten-Nine Tech, and Stephanie brings that expertise to our lab. Originally from Dallas, she received her BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Arkansas. While in Fayetteville, Stephanie was active in her engineering fraternity, Theta Tau, and she remains an avid Razorback sports fan. During her five years working in the manufacturing industry, Stephanie discovered that she enjoys chemical testing. At Ten-Nine Tech, she’s excited to be running standard and experimental reactions with colleagues who are constantly thinking of ways to make technology better. Stephanie’s family includes three rescue pups, and in her spare time she teaches and practices yoga.

Kennedy Boyd
Research Chemist

 

As a research chemist at Ten-Nine Tech, Kennedy appreciates that the founder developed an amazing product—but she wants to know how it works and why. From an early age, she’s sought explanations for naturally occurring phenomena, and when engineering didn’t scratch her need-to-know itch, she found inspiration in chemistry collaboration with Dr. Iski at the University of Tulsa. Together they investigated the origins of life by simulating amino acid interactions with metallic substrates under acidic conditions. Kennedy’s analytical brain also seeks a creative outlet in art. Her early work hangs in her high school in Jenks, OK, and she looks forward to the opportunity to return to painting as she settles into her chosen profession.

Joshua Harrison
Engineering Intern

 

As Joshua wraps up his undergraduate degree in chemical engineering, he’s living the mantra of one of his mentors—“it’s a good thing to enjoy what you do.” At the University of Tulsa, Joshua likes learning about practical applications in the lab, such as process control and fluid mechanics. A piano vagabond on campus, he also enjoys time on his keyboard at home when studies permit. Joshua took Dr. Iski’s physical chemistry class and discovered the opportunity to intern at Ten-Nine Tech. He considers his job of helping to define and support lab processes while exploring what’s possible to be the reason chemical engineering exists.

Paige Johnson

Paige Johnson

Founder and CEO

Paige is a founder and visionary with a hungry mind and a commitment to new ideas. Her scientific endeavors were sparked by the gift of a microscope for her 11th birthday and led her to a master’s degree in Chemistry and at least one patent granted at every place she ever worked. She founded Ten-Nine Technologies in 2014, with the realization that “I had been founding things my whole life, really, always taking a new approach or launching a new program.” Paige’s own principals of curiosity, generosity and authenticity are the basis for Ten-Nine’s culture. In her spare time, she explores urban design – from the atomic gardens of the 1960s to children’s playgrounds – and helps formerly incarcerated women start their own small businesses via her non-profit, the Gilded Sparrows. Paige has chosen to build and grow Ten-Nine in her hometown of Tulsa and hopes more high-tech businesses will blossom in their founders’ backyards.

Zach Easdon

Zach Easdon

Lead Production Chemist

Ten-Nine Tech’s lead production chemist, Zach, is fascinated by chemistry because he enjoys the concept that the smallest things can change the world. After a decade of experience in consumer service and public health, Zach found an opportunity with Ten-Nine Tech to bring his dual degree in chemistry and psychology to bear on a responsible and sustainable business. In his spare time, he indulges his love of soccer as a both a fan of FC Tulsa and a supporter of soccer programs for inner city students. Zach is dedicated to moving the company forward as production grows from lab to manufacturing scale.

Erin Iski

Erin Iski

Research and Development Supervisor

Erin is an Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Tulsa, where her excellence in fundamental chemical research has established her tenure in the department and reputation in the community. From international scientific conferences to Think and Drink events at the local ale house, when Erin tells a story, the audience is captivated. And that’s because she has a background in theater and dance, which she continues to feed by taking classes and supporting the stellar local cultural icon—Tulsa Ballet. Curiosity about how the world works at the nanoscale leads Erin to delve into the fundamental questions about why Ten-Nine Tech’s materials are so unique, and she also leads the charge in exploring for new materials.

Thomas Patrick

Thomas Patrick

Operations Coordinator

With a degree in international business administration and an interest in people and linguistics, Thomas thrives on front-line missions. He finds Ten-Nine Tech to be a progressive if not revolutionary workplace, where nothing is a norm. Drawing on his experience in educational administration, Thomas is most comfortable working in the trenches and relying on flexibility and honesty to develop solutions. In his role at Ten-Nine Tech, Thomas introduces just enough procedure for the scientists to find comfort in branching out. He manages through kindness and takes on whatever problems need to be resolved.

Lindsey May

Lindsey May

Production Chemist

Born and raised in Tulsa, and with a degree in medical molecular biology, Lindsey enjoys bringing a bit of standard-operating-procedure to the landscape of creativity that is the lab. For Lindsay, a spreadsheet is more than a set of numbers, it’s a litany of every problem and triumph in Ten-Nine’s experiments and production runs. A proud new mom, self-proclaimed “pug-nut” and cultivator of butterflies, Lindsay has never met a living being she didn’t want to learn more about. She finds the Ten-Nine workplace endlessly energizing and is amazed by how strongly the founder, Paige, believes in her purpose and encourages an unusual freedom to explore new ideas.

Stephanie Resz

Stephanie Resz

Chemist

Quality assurance and quality control are vital at Ten-Nine Tech, and Stephanie brings that expertise to our lab. Originally from Dallas, she received her BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Arkansas. While in Fayetteville, Stephanie was active in her engineering fraternity, Theta Tau, and she remains an avid Razorback sports fan. During her five years working in the manufacturing industry, Stephanie discovered that she enjoys chemical testing. At Ten-Nine Tech, she’s excited to be running standard and experimental reactions with colleagues who are constantly thinking of ways to make technology better. Stephanie’s family includes three rescue pups, and in her spare time she teaches and practices yoga.

Kennedy Boyd

Kennedy Boyd

Research Chemist

As a research chemist at Ten-Nine Tech, Kennedy appreciates that the founder developed an amazing product—but she wants to know how it works and why. From an early age, she’s sought explanations for naturally occurring phenomena, and when engineering didn’t scratch her need-to-know itch, she found inspiration in chemistry collaboration with Dr. Iski at the University of Tulsa. Together they investigated the origins of life by simulating amino acid interactions with metallic substrates under acidic conditions. Kennedy’s analytical brain also seeks a creative outlet in art. Her early work hangs in her high school in Jenks, OK, and she looks forward to the opportunity to return to painting as she settles into her chosen profession.

Joshua Harrison

Joshua Harrison

Engineering Intern

As Joshua wraps up his undergraduate degree in chemical engineering, he’s living the mantra of one of his mentors – “it’s a good thing to enjoy what you do.” At the University of Tulsa, Joshua likes learning about practical applications in the lab, such as process control and fluid mechanics. A piano vagabond on campus, he also enjoys time on his keyboard at home when studies permit. Joshua took Dr. Iski’s physical chemistry class and discovered the opportunity to intern at Ten-Nine Tech. He considers his job of helping to define and support lab processes while exploring what’s possible to be the reason chemical engineering exists.

Careers

Do you have the skills, ambition and desire to help Ten-Nine Technologies find and manufacture innovative materials to power the world?

We are looking for outstanding chemists, engineers, and business leaders to join our growing team. If you are interested in learning more, please send us your credentials, a letter of interest, and your contact information.