About Us

About Us

Our Staff

Although we're proud of our products, services, and technology, nothing matches the pride we have in our staff. Every employee is committed to providing excellent customer service and producing high-quality products and services. Learn a little more about each of us below!

Judy Pederson, President

Judy and her husband, Dave, purchased Pro Printing & Graphics and The Copy House in May of 2010. Previously, her background was in banking and property management and this business opportunity seemed like an exciting change! She chose Peripety LLC for the name of the company after hearing the word Peripety in a Bible Study on the book of Esther (meaning a 180 degree change in direction). Judy and her husband have 6 children (3 each), 3 grandchildren and 2 dogs.

Jay Wilkinson, CEO

Jay Wilkinson is an entrepreneur and innovator who has started 22 corporations, acquired 16 companies, been an angel investor in 25 startups and founded, co-founded or helped start seven nonprofit organizations. As a philanthropist, Jay has raised millions of dollars for nonprofits. Today, Jay focuses on his role as the founder and CEO of Firespring—a B Corporation based in Lincoln, Nebraska. He also sits on several nonprofit boards and is an avid supporter of programs that provide leadership and enrichment training for America’s youth.

Kevin Thomas, COO

Kevin Thomas is one of Firespring’s principals, currently serving the role as chief operating officer for the company. Overseeing day-to-day business operations is a natural fit considering his tenure and experience serving in previous positions. Since starting in 1998 when the company was AlphaGraphics, Kevin has achieved success in every role during his 19 years with Firespring including account manager, account executive, general manager, VP of operations, president and now COO.

Sue Romans, Customer Service Representative

Sue has been working in customer service ever since graduating from college with a Bachelor of Science in Communications degree. Her emphasis was in broadcasting and journalism and her first job was editor of a small town newspaper in western Nebraska. After stints in public relations and publishing, Sue was introduced to printing as an assistant print buyer with an advertising agency. She has been having an ongoing love affair with the trade for the past 26 years.

We're proud to support North Platte and the surrounding communities through groups, organizations and committees to make Southwest Nebraska a better place to live. Say hello if you see us around!

  • University of Nebraska Medical Center Board of Counselors
  • GROW Nebraska Advisory Board
  • REAP Advisory Board
  • Mayor's Task Force on Housing - North Platte
  • Nebraska Commission on Housing and Homelessness
  • North Platte Area Chamber Membership Committee
  • North Platte Chamber Governmental Affairs Committee
  • North Platte Trails Network Committee
  • Salvation Army Advisory Board
  • Twin Platte Natural Resources District Board
  • Adapt-A-Backpack Fundraising Committee
  • Woofstock Committee
  • Rock'N Paws Therapy Dogs
  • PAWS-itive Partners
  • Be Responsi-bull Program
  • JCI USA/United States Jaycees
  • Nebraska Jaycees
  • North Platte Jaycees
  • North Platte Kids Academy Board of Directors
  • First United Methodist Church Bell and Chancel Choirs
  • Heartland Singers
  • Morning Rotary
  • PEO

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