Our Team

Andrew Call


Started at VATA in 2005

Andrew loves learning and is a passionate problem solver. His favorite part of the day is spent absorbing the enthusiasm and knowledge from the VATA team and the clients that inspire their next products. Andrew enjoys working together with the product development team to find solutions so that VATA can continue to offer cutting edge products that make learning medical procedures easier and more realistic for clinicians.

Andrew received his BS from Oregon State and his MBA from University of Oregon. Andrew loves spending time with his nieces and nephews and getting active outside—snowboarding in the winter, hiking in the summer.

Q&A With Andrew

What makes VATA different?

Our customer service. We will do whatever we can to help our clients out. It’s also our goal to make the highest quality products.

While growing up, what was your dream job?

It might be what I’m doing. I saw VATA start when I was 5 or 6 years old in our kitchen and garage. I’ve always found it very interesting and enjoyed figuring out how things work. I get to do that every day now.

Andrew’s 10 cents: No matter how busy life can get, find time to do the things you enjoy.

Mary Nizich

Office Manager

Started at VATA in 2008

Mary thrives on making things happen! As a former stay-at-home mom and mother of four, Mary arrived at VATA well prepared to juggle schedules, handle emergencies in a calm manner, and manage multiple projects while staying organized and level headed. Mary most enjoys the variety of her work and family culture at VATA.

Mary received her Bachelor of Science in Retail Merchandising Management from Oregon State University. Outside of work, Mary enjoys watching her kids play sports, and camping and hiking with her family.

Q&A With Mary

What makes VATA different?

Realism and quality of our products, excellent customer service, and quick response time to customer requests.

If you could have one super power what would it be?

Since having kids, I have spent many, many hours driving them to school, sports, activities, etc. I would love to travel at lightning speed! “Beam Me up Scottie.”

Mary’s 10 cents: Hard work pays off.

John Moran

Director of New Product Development

Started at VATA in 2018

John comes to VATA with 11 years of product development and manufacturing experience across multiple industries. At VATA, John most enjoys the ability to be creative and merge design, engineering, and anatomy to create products that train medical professionals. A natural problem solver, John loves understanding each client’s role and helping them find solutions to difficult problems.

John received his BS in Electrical Engineering from West Virginia University and earned his Professional Engineering License in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Washington State University. Outside of work, John enjoys cooking—he’s one of the rare foodies who like to cook as well as eat! If the stars align, you also might find him singing karaoke on occasion.

Q&A With John

What makes VATA different?

VATA is special because it is a family business that acts like a family. We treat our customers like we treat our coworkers. When you call our phones, you get a person and not an automated message.

If you could have one superpower what would it be?

The ability to stop time like Zack Morris from Saved by the Bell. The ability to take a break and analyze your decisions in such a fast-paced world would be great.

John’s 10 cents: If you love what you do, you never work a day in your life.

Reid Hatch

Production Supervisor

Started at VATA in 1992

Reid was one of VATA’s very first employees and has witnessed the evolution of the company and creation of countless new and original products. Reid’s favorite part of his workday is spent working closely with clients. He loves making customers’ days by helping them find solutions, no matter their situation.

Reid has been with VATA for over 25 years. In his spare time, Reid enjoys hiking with his dog, and road and mountain biking.

Q&A With Reid

What makes VATA different?

We truly care about the products we put out.

What’s your dream for the future?

Keeping active, engaged, and healthy.

Reid’s 10 cents: Take your responsibilities seriously and keep learning.

Miriah Stuart

Accounting & Purchasing

Started at VATA in 2015

Miriah comes to VATA with over 25 years of accounting experience. She provides essential support to the manufacturing team by getting results and keeping the supply chain strong. Miriah most enjoys the variety and challenge of her work at VATA and discovering what’s possible through her own resourcefulness and initiative.

Miriah’s educational background is in accounting with continuing education in marketing and business management. Prior to joining VATA, Miriah built and sold a business that is still in operation today. In her spare time, Miriah enjoys time with friends, her dog, hiking, kayaking in summer, and dancing.

Q&A With Miriah

What makes VATA different?

It’s the quality and realism of the anatomical products. It makes us truly unique.

What’s your favorite part about working with clients?

I get joy when they are excited about the products and when what we make creates a better job for them. Yesterday I heard such excitement from a nurse about the venipuncture training aid, that I asked her to put her testimonial in writing. She did so, happily, and I get to pass that message on to my team here. It lifts everyone!

Miriah’s 10 cents: Take good care of yourself, with regard to your health. Grow, and find out what makes you happy. Then, do more of that!

Brandi Rogers

Inside Sales and Account Manager

Started at VATA in 2019

Brandi’s at her best when she’s working with clients. She loves developing relationships with clients, learning about their needs, and working together to ensure a successful partnership. As a new team member, Brandi has liked diving into VATA’s product offerings, getting to know her new colleagues, and discovering how she can best contribute and grow into a valuable member of the VATA team.

Brandi earned a Bachelor’s Degree in History from the University of Oregon. In her spare time, Brandi enjoys attending trivia nights, escape rooms and live music, collecting stamps in her McMenamins Passport (and her real passport!), and crafting/DIY projects.

Q&A With Brandi

What makes VATA different?

In just a short time of being a part of VATA, I have already become acutely aware of the remarkable efforts that are made to ensure products are of the highest quality. And the whole team takes great pride in their work.

Where’s your favorite place in the world?

Oregon. I have had the good fortune to travel and see some other countries but there is no place like home.

Brandi’s 10 cents: Golden rule: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.