Our Team

Tim Bratland

Tim Bratland is the President of YieldMaster Solutions in De Smet, South Dakota. Tim attended Dakota State University where he studied business management. In 1989, Tim and his father built a seed processing plant and started Bratland Seed, a seed cleaning business. Since then, Tim has amassed over 30 years of experience in the seed industry, including leadership roles in several areas such as product selection, production, and sales in the United States and Canada. Today, agriculture is still an integral part of his life as he leads the YMS team. Tim focuses on building customer relationships and identifying key technologies on the cutting edge of ag, targeted to meet the demands of an evolving industry, enhance crop performance, and ultimately boost grower ROI.

Josh O’Brien
National Sales Manager

Upon graduating from the University of Central Missouri in 2009, Josh became an account executive for a biological marketing company based in Iowa.  He spent the next 10 years traveling the country developing a dealer network for their microbial-based products designed for use in the agronomy, livestock, and horticulture industries.  In October of 2019, Josh joined YieldMaster Solutions as an account executive. Since then, he has transitioned to National Sales Manager, responsible for sales across North America, industry partnerships, and the YMS distributor account network. When not on the road educating farmers about the YMS product line, Josh works from his office in Minneapolis, MN.  

Luke Orth
Account Manager

Luke Orth is a graduate of Michigan State University and has been involved in the seed industry for several years. Based out of Ludington, Michigan, Luke serves as an Account Manager for Michigan, focusing on cultivating a retail network and steward dealer relationships in order to further support and promote the high quality YMS product line.

Becky McDaniel
Account Specialist

Becky McDaniel is an Account Specialist for YieldMaster Solutions. Becky oversees administrative responsibilities as it relates to dealer agreements, purchase orders, payments, etc. Her passion for agriculture and ensuring customer success and satisfaction enhance the unique advantages of working with YMS. When asked what makes YMS unique, Becky stated, “We are able to listen to the farmer’s needs and in return we find products that can meet those needs while giving them the best ROI possible.”

Shandy Bertolino
Account Manager

Shandy primarily serves Illinois and Indiana as an account manager for YieldMaster Solutions. Her role is to help recruit and train dealers as well as service and support distributors for our exciting biological line-up. She attended Purdue University where she obtained her bachelor’s degree.  Shandy has grown up in the agriculture industry and currently lives on a crop and livestock farm with her family in Morrisonville, Illinois. Her first-hand experience allows her to walk alongside our clientele.

Jamie Jones
Business Development Manager

Jamie grew up in southern Minnesota where her involvement on the farm drew her to pursue an agronomy degree from South Dakota State University. Upon graduation, she has gained valuable industry experience in retail sales, serving as a retail sales manager as well as an account manager. In her role now, Jamie serves as YieldMaster Solution’s Business Development Manager. When asked what makes YMS unique, Jamie stated, “We strategically select products. YieldMaster Solutions eliminates the guess work for the growers by only representing validated, top-quality products”.