Founder, CEO, and Product Architect
JOhn Rokos serves as the founder, chief executive officer, and product architect for Enemy Tree, LLC™. His passion lies in progressive design, sustainable thinking and radically useful solutions.
JOhn was interested in cars at an early age of 14 and already knew he wanted to drive sustainably. He quickly gravitated towards electric cars and worked to build one himself. After over a year of saving, researching and joining the local electric car association, he calculated the build would cost tens of thousands of dollars (well beyond his means) and result in a less then adequate vehicle.
JOhn, disheartened by the figure, was encouraged by his mother to get a bicycle instead. He did, and with his typical zeal ended up pursuing everything he could on a bike; from racing mountain and road bikes up and down the east coast to eventually finding his true passion in freestyle BMX (bicycle motocross).
JOhn continued to sharpen his BMX freestyle skills while earning his undergrad from Frostburg State University in Maryland. After graduation, JOhn hit the road to pursue his dream of becoming a professional freestyle BMX rider, which gave him the gift of international travel as well as living, working and training at the world famous Woodward Camp in Pennsylvania, further enhancing his skills in the sport.
After achieving his dream of being a professional freestyle BMX rider, he continued his education to pursue his passion in business. JOhn earned an MBA from the Penn State Smeal College of Business, which led to a career at BIC Consumer Products where he was in charge of Wite-Out®’s brand management, along with several other brands. Filled with knowledge and experience, but stymied by BIC’s slow evolution, he eventually sought out another employer more aligned with his progressive spirit and personal vaues, and was hired by Tesla Motors, Inc. in 2008.
After nearly six years at Tesla, inspired by Elon Musk and the countless innovators and risk takers he was able to work with during his time there, JOhn decided to pursue his own dreams and build something great. Two years of dedication and hard work later, Enemy Tree, LLC was born and now, their second product, Pinpoint Bookmarking™, is in the market.
When he’s not consumed by a passionate project and building a company, you can find JOhn on anything with two wheels (with or without a motor), at a makerspace building something, or outside hiking, camping, or keeping up with current events, interests and news.
Chief Operating Officer
Jana Rokos serves as the chief operating officer for Enemy Tree, LLC. While Jana contributes to the development of new products, services and business ventures her primary focus is on strategy, people and systems, marketing and public relations.
Jana graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with degrees in English and Psychology, as well as a Master of Social Work. While she has held a variety of professional roles, the bulk of her career has focused on managing teams and executing successful, large scale fundraising campaigns.
As COO of Enemy Tree, LLC, Jana plans to continue to build upon her past successes--bring her relentless drive, ability to anticipate trends, and long-term vision. When she is not working, she is running, taking her dog out on the trails, or planning her next trip.