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Sparks Branch Team

Johnny Pate is from San Antonio Texas where he worked as a Superintendent. He moved to Reno Nevada in 2010 and started his path at Johnstone Supply as a Territory Manager.  He then went his separate path to get his contractors license and spent years building industrial construction projects.  In July of 2022, Johnstone Supply welcomed him back as branch manager.  On his free time he likes to play with his children and spend time outdoors as much as possible.


Jerry “JerBear” Kennedy is from San Jose, CA where he worked for the Electronic Distribution Industry. In 2018 he moved to Reno, Nevada and bought his house. He started his journey at Johnstone Supply, as our warehouse driver in January 2022. Jerry enjoys golfing and spending time with his family/friends in his spare time.

Jimmy Ratliff is from Pahrump, Nevada where he finished High School. He moved to Reno, Nevada in 2022 when he started his journey with Johnstone Supply as our Warehouse Associate in October 2022. Jimmy enjoys fixing things, painting his models for WarHammer 40k, playing video games with his friends, or reading books.


Ellie Lopey is from Gardnerville, Nevada. Ellie got her NATE and EPA certificates in the Army and started doing HVAC. She started her journey at Johnstone Supply in January 2022 as a Counter Sales Associate. Ellie has a vast knowledge of parts, along with commercial equipment. Ellie enjoys spending time with her family, going dirt biking, doing art projects, and helping customers.

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Ellie Krupp

(775) 398-4750

Sparks Territory Manager

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