Our Team

Jim Brotherton

CEO / President

Jim’s experience in underground utility installation began over 30 years ago as a laborer to operator, welder, foreman, and superintendent over several crews. He has extensive knowledge of environmental issues which are essential in many of the contract areas Brotherton Pipeline operates in. Jim’s duties include all major decision-making, supervision of large bid jobs, purchasing and maintenance of company equipment, and monitoring all financial and administration matters throughout Brotherton Pipeline, Inc.

Peter Anhorn

General Manager / VP

Peter has been working at Brotherton Pipeline, Inc. since 2006. Prior to working for BPL, he was employed with Avista Utilities for 10 years. During that time, he obtained a broad knowledge in the gas construction industry from designing natural gas distribution services and mains to the project management of large pipeline installations. Currently, Peter’s duties include the administration and financial supervision to help streamline efficiencies throughout Brotherton.

Mike Cantrell


Mike has been employed with Sage Pipeline and Brotherton Pipeline, Inc. since 1977 and has worked various locations throughout the Northwest on gas lines and other projects. Mike began as a laborer and has worked as a welder, operator, foreman, and superintendent. Mike has always believed that safety is the number one priority as well as creating as little environmental impact as possible.

Cliff Seals

Gas Operations Manager

Cliff has been in the pipeline business since 1971, having worked for Victor Valley Pipeline, Arizona Pipeline, Sage Pipeline, and Brotherton Pipeline. He has performed all phases of work from laborer to supervisor. With many years of experience in estimating, Cliff is capable of seeing a project through from start to finish and ensuring that his crews are safe at all times.

John Kelly

Pipeline & Auger Bore Superintendent

John has been with Brotherton Pipeline, Inc. since 1986, having started and has worked as a laborer, semi-truck driver, and operator. He has extensive experience in horizontal and directional boring and has completed projects in Oregon, California, Washington, Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming. John currently oversees all auger boring and pipe extraction operations.

Israel Brotherton

Directional Drill Supervisor

Following in the footsteps of his grandfather and father, Israel has been working for BPL since 1992. Israel uses his past experiences as Safety Director to ensure that all his crews are following proper procedure in the field.

Matthew Brotherton

Directional Drill Supervisor

Like his grandfather and father before him, Matt has been in the pipeline business since 1992. A qualified arc welder, Matt supervises most of Brotherton’s local and long distance directional drill bids, keeping his team safe and on schedule.

Tim Forsythe

La Grande Supervisor

Tim has been working for Brotherton Pipeline since 2004 and has learned the trade from the ground up: working as a laborer, operator, and welder. Specializing in plastic distribution and gas mains/services, Tim is fully dedicated to safety, gas company standards, and customer satisfaction.

Lynn Dufur

Human Resources Manager

Lynn provides Brotherton Pipeline with the leadership and guidance needed for the company to operate efficiently. Lynn has extensive hands-on experience leading HR initiatives, including policy design, payroll, compensation, performance management, compliance reporting, HR workflow development, and benefits administration.

Travis Flowers

Environmental Health & Safety Manager

Travis’ knowledge of safety and construction practices, ensures Brotherton Pipeline that our training policies and procedures exceed best practices and compliance standards. Travis’ first priority is to ensure a safe work environment for our workers, our clients and the general public.

Randy Shamblin

Equipment Manager

Randy started working at Brotherton Pipeline in 2008. As Equipment Manager, Randy oversees the general maintenance and registration of Brotherton Pipeline’s fleet and operating equipment.

Jim Dobson

Quality Control Manager

Jim started working for Brotherton Pipeline in 1991. Jim previously served as a pipeline welder and as the superintendent of gas distribution for Brotherton in Medford, OR. As Quality Control Manager, Jim supervises operator qualifications, quality of work and audit communications.