Sales Team
Brian Banks
Brian Banks
Years of experience: Brian started his career in the metals industries in 2016.
Areas of expertise: Brian has extensive knowledge of Merchant bar, Tubing, Plate, Processing and Beams.
Value to our customers: By continually improving my knowledge of the industry, supporting my team and providing the outstanding customer service.
Personal Interests: Spending time with friends and family. Taking day trips to the coast with my dog.




Jennifer Cresap
Kevin Cox
Years of experience: Kevin’s career in the metal and fabrication industry began in 1982. He joined Seaport in 2019.
Areas of expertise: Kevin has extensive knowledge of production workflow, fabrication, and steel products.
Value to our customers: Kevin is customer focused. If you have a question regarding steel, pricing and fabrication, he will provide you with an answer.
Personal Interests: Kevin enjoys fishing, hunting, dogs and spending time with his Grandchildren.




Jennifer Cresap
Jennifer Cresap
Years of experience: Jennifer joined Seaport Steel in 2010.
Areas of expertise: Extensive background in manufacturing, fabrication and project management. She has worked at Seaport Steel for the last 8 years as the Production Manager. She joined the sales team in 2018.
Value to our customers: Dedicated to providing the highest quality product with detailed attention to the service of our customers.
Personal Interests: Camping, traveling, motorcycle riding, canning, and crafting.




Matt Hernandez
Matt Hernandez
Years of experience: Matt Hernandez joined Seaport in 2006. He has an extensive knowledge of all aspects of Steel. Matt was promoted in 2016 to Seaport's Sales team Marine and Bridge Specialist.
Areas of expertise: Well versed in marine and bridge projects.
Value to our customers: My aim is to provide the highest quality of service to our customers and I’m responsive and dedicated to our customers' needs.
Personal Interests: Golfing, playing softball, duck hunting, fishing with my son, and hanging out with family and friends.




Cindy Huard
Cindy Huard
Years of experience: Cindy joined Seaport Steel in 1997.
Areas of expertise: Project Sales and Inventory Management. Her specialty is Shipyard Sales. Knowledgeable in importing and exporting material.
Value to our customers: She creates partnerships with Seaport’s customers by consistently providing timely responsive service, with an emphasis on excellence.
Personal Interests: Reading, music, and travel.




Galen Hyatt
Galen Hyatt
Years of experience: Galen began working for Seaport Steel in 2014 in operations and moved into sales in 2018.
Areas of expertise: Galen has a strong background in production, process improvement, and material utilization. Galen also has a vast knowledge in logistics of aluminum and steel products.
Value to our customers: Customers will benefit from Galen’s knowledge of Seaport Steel’s capabilities and value-added processes. He strives to put himself in the customers shoes to meet and exceed their needs for quality products. Customer service is at the core of Galen’s values and he strives to provide the best experience possible to every customer.
Personal Interests: Spending time with his wife, family, friends and two dogs. Loves to be outside enjoying all the activities the outdoors provides. Always working on projects around the house.




Ross Johnson
Ross Johnson
Years of experience: Ross joined Seaport Steel in 2015 and has worked in the industry since 1997. Ross worked as a drafter for three years prior to his career in Sales.
Areas of expertise: Knowledge of all product areas, with an emphasis on plate processing. Experienced working with both manufacturer’s, as well as fabricators.
Value to our customers: Dedicated to providing quality service to ensure customer’s success, while forging long term relationships.
Personal Interests: Avid golfer and cyclist. Enjoy rooting for The University of Oregon Ducks in all sports.




Chip Kromer
Chip Kromer
Years of experience: Chip has worked in warehouse and distribution Sales since 1978. He joined Seaport Steel in 1984. He serves customers from the Canadian Border, to Northern Oregon.
Areas of expertise: Well-rounded background, helping customers in all facets of steel requirements, i.e. structural, manufacturing, machine shop, industrial and marine fabrication.
Value to our customers: Dedicated to providing dependable service, and attention to every detail in seeing that customers' requirements are met. Ensuring complete customer satisfaction with our products and services.
Personal Interests: Avid year-round Puget Sound/Canadian Gulf boater for over 35 five years.




Josh LaCross
Josh LaCross
Years of experience: Josh’s career in the metal and fabrication industry began in 2010.
Areas of expertise: Josh has extensive knowledge in developing and building business relationships. Josh utilizes and directs all resources: from the Sales Team, Operations, and Logistics, of Seaport Steel to assure a successful partnership. Josh is also an expert in orders to solicitation, pricing, quotations, and purchasing.
Value to our customers: Josh is familiar with his customer's business and can provide superior service and communication.
Personal Interests: Josh enjoys spending time with his wife and two children. His other passion is building paper airplanes.




Shawn Lawrence
Shawn Lawrence
Years of experience: Shawn joined Seaport Steel in 2018 and brings over 23 years of experience in the Steel Service Center Industry. He started in 1995 as a Delivery Driver and transitioned to Warehousing where he became proficient in material handling and all forms of processing Steel before moving into Sales in 1997.
Areas of expertise: Shawn has extensive knowledge of the Steel Service Center Industry including products and services offered by Seaport Steel. Processing plate is his specialty and moving structural tons for fun are second nature.
Value to our customers: Shawn has a strong customer following as a result of his intense desire to match customer needs with his company’s capabilities and is known for building strong relationships through a strong work ethic and good old fashioned customer service.
Personal Interests: Shawn is passionate about faith, family, fitness, and community. He is married and has two children. Since 2009 he has been an avid practitioner and competitor in the Martial Art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.




Joe Lynch
Joe Lynch
Years of experience: Joe joined Seaport in 2018. He has extensive sales expertise dating back to 2000. Joe started working in the Steel industry in 2011 as a mill rep. He brings to Seaport his extensive mill knowledge.
Areas of expertise: Extensive knowledge of business to business sales and relationships, with a focus on long-term and repeatable success for all parties.
Value to our customers: Nothing is as important as achieving results the right way! Working together openly with determination and execution towards successful and profitable outcomes for our partners is the focus. Leveraging Seaports extraordinary service and expertise to benefit our customers is the priority.
Personal Interests: Enjoys spending time with loved ones, traveling, enjoying nature, barbequing and local Seattle sports. Proudly born and raised in the Pacific Northwest!




Cody Peebles
Cody Peebles
Years of experience: Cody’s career in the metal industry began in 2013.
Areas of expertise: Cody is an expert in sourcing tubing and saw cutting.
Value to our customers: By providing excellent customer service and quality products.
Personal Interests: Electronic music, hiking, baseball, soccer, golf and weightlifting.




Kelly Totten
Kelly Totten
Years of experience: 7 years experience in the steel industry specializing in tubing and pipe distribution.
Areas of expertise: Tubing, pipe, wide flange, business development, and purchasing.
Value to our customers: I enjoy problem solving and helping customers source difficult to find materials.
Personal Interests: Spending time with my wife and dogs, home improvement, hiking and traveling.




Emily Tracey
Emily Tracey
Years of experience: Emily joined Seaport Steel in 2015 and has worked in the industry since 1992.
Areas of expertise: Fabrication, Manufacturing, Plate & Processes, Design & drawing reading and project management.
Value to our customers: My Technical Skills in drafting and AutoCAD allow me to work strategically with customers. I’m able to review and provide recommendations to ensure success for each project.
Personal Interests: Camping and hiking. University of Oregon graduate.




Melodie Ulsh
Melodie Ulsh
Years of experience: Joined Seaport in 2017 and started my career in the Steel Industry since 2003.
Areas of expertise: Melodie has a background in structural steel, fabrication, and plate. She is continuously learning and is adding plate processing knowledge that Seaport offers.
Value to our customers: Melodie strives to provide timely and accurate information to customers. She takes pride in establishing great customer relationships and treating each job with efficient and professional customer service. She focusses on asking questions and listening to the customer to gain more knowledge and provide the highest level of service.
Personal Interests: Spending time with her family and dogs, Crossfit®, weight lifting, an avid cake decorator, and every year she goes somewhere she has never been before or try something she has never done before.




Joseph Vallejo
Joseph Vallejo
Years of experience: Joseph joined Seaport Steel in 2019. He has extensive knowledge of steel and has worked in the industry since 2013.
Areas of expertise: Steel sales to manufacturers, fab shops, and mid-level service centers, including: special packaging needs, inventory management, and stocking programs.
Value to our customers: I never want any of our customers to feel like they have to tackle a problem alone. I love rolling up my sleeves and getting right in the weeds with them.
Personal Interests: I love to read, especially classic literature. I also collect vintage toys and do some music engineering in my spare time.




Justin Walker
Justin Walker
Years of experience: Over 10 yrs. in the Marine Industry ranging from Fitting/Fabrication and welding to Materials Management and Production Management. Joined the Seaport Sales Team as the Marine Specialist in 2018.
Areas of expertise: Reading drawings and all aspects of Marine Fabrication - Aluminum and Steel.
Value to our customers: My background in the Marine industry and production management gives me the expertise to not only to assist our customers with their material needs but the project as a whole. I strive to help our customers with anything I can with a goal for their success above all else.
Personal Interests: Golfing, Hunting and Fishing. Also love spending time with family and friends. Go Hawks!!!