Michelle Hertel Co-Founder

Michelle Hertel



Michael Bent



Ray D'Alessio Business Operations Associate

Ray D'Alessio

Business Operations Associate

     Michelle co-founded Pocket NC with her husband Matthew. She is from Billings, Montana and graduated from Montana State University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Michelle oversees the company's business operations as it relates to human resources, customer service, inventory management, and sales.

     When she isn't working, Michelle and loves getting out in the mountains around Bozeman, taking walks to the playground with her toddler and husband, and soaking in hot springs whenever she can get to them.

     Michael has been a part of the Pocket NC team since December 2015. He studied Mechanical Engineering Technology at Montana State University right here in Bozeman. While overseeing machine testing and alignment, he assists in designing as well. Being a man of many skills, he also helps with customer support.

      Having grown up a stones throw away from Yellowstone National Park, Michael enjoys the great outdoors camping, backpacking and hiking. During the colder months, he can even be found snowmobiling throughout southwestern Montana.


      Ray has been with the Pocket NC team since April 2017. Raised in Texas, he graduated from the University of Texas at Austin where he studied Economics and Business Administration. As the company continues to grow, Ray works alongside various departments. His primary responsibilities involve inventory management and purchasing, customer support as well as web design and managing the companies social media accounts.

In his spare time, Ray loves exploring new hiking trails, snowboarding, playing the violin and indulging himself in true crime TV shows, movies and books.