Sentinel Founder and CEO Jackson Stansell speaks into a microphone during a presentation.

Jackson Stansell

Founder & CEO

Born in Colorado but raised in the deep South, Jackson came to Lincoln, Nebraska in pursuit of a master’s in agricultural engineering with the goal of helping farmers grow more efficiently and environmentally friendly. 

He’s done just that.  

Through his master’s work, Jackson developed the prototype N-Time™ Fertigation Management System software that has since become Sentinel’s primary product. He also managed on-farm research trials in 2020 and 2021. He co-founded FarmBits, Nebraska Extension’s digital agriculture podcast, and served as Treasurer & Secretary of the Biological Systems Engineering Graduate Student Association. 

Jackson is now a part-time Ph.D. student in Bioengineering at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. Prior to attending UNL, Jackson graduated cum laude with a B.S. in Engineering Sciences from Harvard University in 2019 while starting at tight-end/H-back and long-snapper for the Harvard Crimson football team.  

Jackson hails from the southeast corner of Alabama and calls Dothan, Alabama – the self-proclaimed “peanut capital of the world” – home. 

When Jackson isn’t managing the daily operations of Sentinel Fertigation, he’s tending to his productive backyard garden, exercising or watching college football.