AJ Malloy has been a Network Specialist at Downingtown Area School District for the past three years. He is project lead for SCCM management, and is currently working on the district’s upgrade plan to Windows 10. He holds a MCSA and graduated from Montgomery County Community College with a degree in Computer Networking.
Andrew Sanders began working for Yough School District as the Director of Technology in January 2013. He previously worked at Baldwin-Whitehall School District as a Systems Specialist. Andrew graduated from Robert Morris University with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems and a master’s degree in IT Project Management.
Brian Steigauf is a program director for Lancaster-Lebanon IU13. He has worked in technology education for 17 years. Brian is a GIAC Certified Forensic Examiner and has a master's degree in Instructional Design and Technology.
Bruce Sarte is a technology leader with twenty-five years of experience leading educational institutions through the pitfalls and problems that plague technology in the education sector. Bruce has experience working with public and private K-12 institutions, as well as college and universities throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Bruce has worked for schools, with consulting firms, and has run his own technology consulting company. He currently serves as the Director of Information Technology at Cedar Crest College in Allentown, Pennsylvania where he has led the charge to reinvigorate the technology and reinvent the way technology serves the Cedar Crest community.
Bryan Seely is a world famous cyber security expert, ethical hacker, author, and former U.S. Marine. Seely is known for intercepting calls to the United States Secret Service and FBI by hacking Google Maps in early 2014, but rather than spending time in prison he was called a hero and moved on to bigger and better things. A few months later, he found an exploit in LinkedIn.com and helped the company resolve it.
In August of 2014, Seely and another security expert de-anonymized the highly valued mobile app, Secret. He was on the front page of Wired.com, CNNMoney, CNET, Forbes and the Washington Post — all in the same day. The high profile hacking of Secret.ly landed Seely a consulting gig with Secret less than a week later, and Mark Cuban personally contacted the duo to provide mobile application security/ethical hacking services for his newest tech investment, Cyberdust.
In a rare interview, Mark Cuban spoke with NYTimes best-selling author and journalist Brian Krebs and provided a glowing endorsement of Seely and his team. “I like working with them. They look to help rather than exploit. We have learned from them and I think their experience will be valuable to other app publishers and networks as well.” Seely then helped reveal a huge number of data breaches at several hundred major institutions which prevented the theft/loss of substantial amounts of money and information; including over 9 million social security numbers, and $23 billion in managed funds at MBIA.
Seely currently runs his own security company & blog called SeelySecurity.com. He is also the Chief Information Security officer of J4 Capital which is an advanced financial services company specializing in market analysis and forecasting. Bryan Seely is ramping up promotion of his new book titled Cyber Fraud: The Web of Lies in which Seely details his unbelievable story of how he intercepted calls to the Secret Service and FBI without permission, yet did not spend one minute in jail.
Carter Sema is a Network Support Specialist within the Annville-Cleona School District. He has work in Educational Technology for 3 years and is in the process of obtaining his associate's degree in Network Administration. Carter is responsible for local networks, server infrastructure, Apple devices, and much more.
Christopher is a partner with Forsyte IT Solutions with over 18 year of experience in some of the most complex and challenging environments around. He draws on that experience from some of these notable companies and positions: IBM - GSD Lead, Bank of America - Active Directory Engineering Lead and PKI and Security lead, and Microsoft - Premier Field Engineer (PFE) global Lead for Identity and Security and Microsoft Education national lead for Identity and Azure. Christopher also holds the following certifications and roles: MCSE – Cloud Platform and Infrastructure Charter Member, MCSD – Certified Azure Solutions Architect, and Microsoft P-Seller.
Dr. Ciprian Popoviciu, MBA, has over 20 years of experience working in various technical and leadership roles in the networking and cloud computing area. Prior to starting Nephos6 he managed the architecture team of Cisco’s Engineering Infrastructure Services organization where he defined the strategy and led the execution of the internal DC consolidation and transition to cloud. He is an industry recognized domain expert in IPv6 who, over the past 15 years worked on the strategy, architecture, implementation, and validation of IPv6 adoption by large service providers and enterprises Worldwide. Ciprian worked with various governments on defining national level and agency level IPv6 strategies and standards. Ciprian lives in Raleigh and loves to go mountain climbing from time to time.
Dan Baker is the Network and Systems Administrator at Lancaster Mennonite School. He received a bachelor's degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Messiah College in 2015 and began his work at Lancaster Mennonite the same year. Dan is responsible for local and wide area networks, server infrastructure, and telephone systems serving five campuses in Lancaster and Dauphin counties.
Dan Lezoche is the Information Technology Manager at the Bucks County Intermediate Unit 22. Dan is a longtime MCSE, and has been crucial to the implementation and adaptation of SCCM in many districts in Bucks county and surrounding areas.
Daniel Farina has worked at iboss Cybersecurity for close to 2 years, and previously worked 5 years as a Network Administrator for a K-12 School District in South Florida. He studied Computer Science at the University of Central Florida and proceeded to work for a government-affiliated security software company, where he discovered his interest in network security while working with both public and private sector government agencies to deploy top-level security products. Daniel grew up with a teacher as a parent who also was a computer lab instructor. This is where he discovered and began his interest in technology that later grew to a passion for education. With his previous experience in security and education, Daniel knew that iboss and their industry leading security in both educational filtering and cybersecurity was a great fit. In his personal time, he enjoys outdoor activities such as camping, fishing, and horseback riding.
Dave Light is a System Administrator for Lancaster-Lebanon IU 13. He has worked in technology education for 17 years and has a bachelor's degree from Lebanon Valley College. He has experience working with Microsoft systems and enjoys working with Skype for Business. His work also includes administering Chromebooks in Google's GSuite and Apple devices in JAMF Pro (CCT, CJA).
David Huson has been a Senior Sales Executive with Securly for over 2 years. He works closely with district IT staff and helps them understand how Securly can help move web filtering to the cloud, but also revolutionize their 1:1 initiatives and Digital Citizenship programs with a new approach to student safety and productivity online.
As an Accessibility Consultant with Siteimprove, Dawn Watkins provides guidance and support for businesses and organizations on their journeys to create accessible digital content. For over 7 years, Dawn has been an advocate for accessibility in all aspects of her work. She is an experienced presenter on equal access for all and accessibility guidelines. Dawn is skilled in website administration, manual accessibility testing, and course development. Previous employers include Texas A&M University and the Employees Retirement System of Texas. She is a member of the International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP).
Dennis Logue is an Apple Specialist at Ephrata Area School District. Ephrata Area School District Technology Services provides support for 4100 students and 600 staff members. Our 1:1 initiative encompasses Grades 5-12, with iPads in Grades 5-6, and Windows laptops in Grades 7-12. We have about 3,000 iPads, and 4,000 Windows PCs in use. Follow @MountsTech on Twitter.
Derek Sweigart has been at Pequea Valley School District since September of 2007 as the Hardware Support Specialist. As of July 1st, 2017 he was promoted to the Manager of Tech Operations at PV. He is also the JV head baseball coach at PV. Derek has his Bachelors degree in Information Technology and his certifications include Apple Certified Macintosh Technician and Jamf CCT Certified.
Dr. Christopher Harrington currently serves as Founder and Director of Strategic Development at the Institute for Teaching and Leading, LLC and Chief Executive Officer of Harrington Education Associates, LLC. Dr. Harrington most recently served as President of eLearn Institute, Inc. and has experience assisting dozens of school districts across the nation in the design and implementation of blended, online, and personalized learning programs. Dr. Harrington has also earned CETL certification from the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN). He serves as a professor for Immaculata University teaching courses relating to teacher supervision, professional development, school law, school community relations, doctoral research, technology leadership, instructional technology integration, and network infrastructure. He has worked on local, regional, and national committees with iNACOL and various other education-based organizations aimed at transforming education through the use of technology. Dr. Harrington also served as a reviewer of virtual school applications for the Colorado Department of Education. Dr. Harrington has served in the Pennsylvania public school system as a teacher, an administrator, and a consultant for 26 years. He has earned a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Immaculata University, and he currently holds a master’s degree in Instructional Technology, a Bachelor of Science degree in Education, an Assistant Superintendent’s Letter of Eligibility, a K-12 Principal Certificate, and an Instructional Technology Specialist Certificate.
Dr. John Pickard is Assistant Professor in the Department of Technology Systems, East Carolina University. He has over 20 years of experience teaching Information technologies at college and industry level. He holds the following certifications: Certified Cisco Network Professional, Microsoft Certificated Professional, EMC Information Storage and Management, IPv6 Forum Certified Engineer (Gold), IPv6 Forum Certified Trainer (Gold), and Cisco Certified Academy Instructor. John is also an SME for the Cisco Networking Academy Assessment Development Team. Prior to his teaching career, he served for twelve years in the US Air Force as a jet propulsion technician for Strategic Air Command and a technical trainer for Air Education and Training Command. John completed his PhD in Information Technology Management at Indiana State University, received his MBA from Wayland Baptist University in Plainview Texas and his BS in Professional Aeronautics from Embry-Riddle University in Daytona Beach Florida.
Dwayne MacKenzie joined Data Networks in 2005 as the Solutions Architect responsible for designing and consulting on the company’s Infrastructure and security solutions. Dwayne has over 30 years of experience in multiple IT disciplines, including networked systems design, network management, software development, technical project management, and consulting management. Prior to joining Data Networks, Dwayne held various senior-level technical positions, including Director of Unisys Corporation’s Network and Desktop Consulting Practice, Network Design Consultant for Unisys Corporation, and Network Manager for the Air Intelligence Agency Liaison Office to the National Security Agency at Fort Meade, Maryland. Dwayne also spent 11 years in the United States Air Force and has earned multiple degrees, including Computer Science and Intelligence Collection from the Community College of the Air Force. He is a Juniper Networks Ingenious Champion and holds technical certifications from leading OEMs including Aruba, Cisco, Dell EMC, Juniper, and Microsoft, among many others.
Eric Ogden is the Market Development Manager for Trinity3 Technology and has been working in the education technology business for over 20 years. Eric volunteers his time to work with students throughout the state of North Carolina to learn valuable life skills and to improve their study habits. He is eager to share his knowledge with others and to help in the education marketplace he cares so much about.
Geoff Davis uses his unique gifts and broad array of experiences to help others more fully realize the infinite possibilities, incredible fullness, and often overlooked richness of their own lives. In a career that spans more than forty years, he has consistently ministered to the needs of others.
As a Professional Certified Coach (PCC), Geoff serves business, non-profit, academic leaders and other coaches in coaching relationships. His ongoing commitment to learning continues to enrich the end result of serving others. Believing that the coach is never done growing, he has also studied with Melissa McNair, New Ventures West, the Newfield Network, Bob Dunham, and Curtis Watkins.
Mr. Davis is a Lancaster native who has worked in business, educational and training settings around the world. He has been a teacher, coach, university adjunct, international businessman, school board association executive, foundation director, and lifelong learner. Whether working with individual learners or helping to retrain an entire African nation’s teachers, Geoff’s focus has always been on helping to make a difference in the lives of others.
George Frazier is currently the Director of Information Systems for Lower Merion School District. Prior to joining Lower Merion, he served for 13 years as the Director of Technology for Phoenixville Area School District. George Frazier has taught at the middle school, high school, and graduate levels. He is a certified PDE Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction and a certified Instructional Technology Specialist. He holds an MS in Computers and Technology in Education. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and a certified GIAC System and Network Auditor (GSNA).
Glen Drager graduated from Juniata College with a BS in Information Technology. He began his career as a Systems Engineer for a Fortune 500 company, leaving to join an IT consultancy firm where he worked implementing and integrating technology for a number of school districts and firms. Working at first as a consultant with the Tyrone Area School District, he eventually was hired by the district as their Network Administrator/IT Manager. He has held that position for the last 15 years.
Greg Hess has been working with data for most of his career, first in private industry, then for the past 9+ years as the Database/Development Manager at Lancaster-Lebanon IU13. He and his team are responsible for Student Information System support, application development, Special Education Child Count, and PIMS Submissions.
Jamie Ellis is a data center specialist at Cisco who has spent the last three years focusing on public sector customers. A Pennsylvania native, Jamie works with her hometown schools and counties to create relevant IT strategies as their data centers evolve. Jamie is an alumni of the Cisco Sales Associate Program and a member of the Cisco America's Advisory Council.
Jared Gaul is a Systems Administrator for Lancaster-Lebanon IU 13. He has worked in technology education for 10 years as a desktop support technician and has an associate's degree from YTI York campus in 2007.
Jason Carbaugh has been the Technology Director at Central Fulton School District since 2012. Prior to his current position, Jason worked in the private sector for a Fortune 205 company in procurement, project management, and IT. His experience brings a wide background in many technologies and disciplines. Jason also holds a PA Mathematics teaching certificate and is nearly finished with a master's degree in Educational Technology from Boise State University.
As Cornwall-Lebanon's technology coordinator, Dr. Jason Murray seeks and promotes innovative solutions to streamline technology integration and management. He believes in the altruistic concept of open source and is willing to share anything he has learned to help others in the field.
Jeremy Paul is the Assistant Director of Technology at Hempfield School District.
Jeremy Wagner is a Desktop Support Technician for Lancaster-Lebanon IU 13. He has worked in Desktop Support for over three years. He has an Associate Degree in Specialized Technology from Thompson Institute and Bachelor of Science in Information Technology from Kaplan University.
Jill Sitnick joined Microsoft's US Education Team after 20 years in a K-12 where she was a high school English teacher, an Instructional Technologist and then the Supervisor of Instructional Technology. Jill specializes in demonstrating, training, and supporting Pennsylvania educational institutions with their technology initiatives. Her current role allows her to show all of Microsoft's educational offerings with a focus on Office 365.
Jim Soya has a BS in Electronics and was previously employed by IBM. He has spent the past 22 years implementing educational technology in schools.
Raised in Tallahassee, Jodi Thiel is a proud graduate of the Leon County School. After earning three degrees from Huntingdon College and Florida State University, she decided to apply her training in mental health counseling to consultative technology sales. The past 20 years have been dedicated to offering enterprise solutions that make a positive difference for K-12 districts, colleges, and universities with a primary emphasis on document management. Prairie Village, Kansas is now called home, and by her side is her adopted Chihuahua mix, Lou, as well as Dixie, a baby giraffe that resides at the Kansas City Zoo.
John Hurd is a Threat Intelligence Researcher at ThreatConnect who believes that technology is a powerful tool that should be intentionally leveraged to make the world a better place. As a consequence of this conviction, he enjoys creating systems that help keep organizations safe. John holds a BS in Computer Science from The Master’s University. If he is not programming, he is probably wandering in the woods.
John LaVigne, a Systems Engineer for Fortinet, has over 15 years of experience in the network field. His focus today is on network security solutions for customers. John has previously worked in a number of project delivery roles in networking, security and messaging.
Jonathan Bowman is currently the Director of Technology at Lancaster Mennonite School. He has experience in web development, desktop and server support, and teaching. He enjoys automating stuff, tinkering, supporting teachers, and developing software solutions for unique problems.
Jonathan Kane is a Systems Engineer at Filewave. Born and raised in MA, Jon was a network manager for many years, where he used Filewave to manage a large base of machines. He also worked for various service providers, delivering services for Apple, HP, Aerohive, and many other networking and computing technologies before joining Filewave in the summer of 2016. At FileWave, he works with potential customers on how to best utilize and set up Filewave's management abilities to maximize teaching and learning time.
Joseph (Joe) Green joined Data Networks in 2016 as the Solutions Architect responsible for designing and consulting on the company’s Data Center Optimization and End User Computing solutions with a focus on data center infrastructure, cloud services, virtualization, data protection, Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), and managed services. Joe brings more than 20 years of IT industry experience and senior network/systems engineer experience to the position. Prior to his work at Data Networks, Joe served in various capacities for which he designed, implemented, and managed comprehensive IT strategies and solutions for all business segments. Additionally, Joe served as a Systems Engineer for Dell from 1995-2010, during which time he successfully engineered, deployed, and supported Dell Enterprise products and services. Joe holds multiple accreditations and certifications from the IT industry’s leading manufacturers, including VMware (VTSP), Microsoft (MCPS, MCSA), Dell (Certified SE and Dell Compellent), and HP (Expert One for Servers), among many others.
Josh Hinkle directs 2K Networking’s Business Development department and is responsible for strategic planning. Internally, Josh identifies emerging market trends and develops product offerings to better serve 2K’s client base. Josh has 20 years of experience, ten of those in implementing technology solutions at the desk side and engineering levels and eight years of middle and executive management. During that stretch Josh worked in the academic, manufacturing, non-profit, healthcare, and eventually consulting industries. Josh has specialized in strategic planning and security, serving as CIO and CSO responsible for the operations and integrity of data for numerous PCI and HIPPA compliant data centers. Additional experience includes the evaluation, implementation, management, and security for business critical applications such as WebFocus, Siebel CRM, PCC EMR, and Cisco Unified Communications Systems.
Kent has lead district-wide technology in two public school districts and has been involved with various technology initiatives within Lancaster-Lebanon IU13, (a consortium of 22 school districts). A teacher for more than 14 years prior, he has worked with educators to leverage technology for learning. Kent’s experiences include student information systems integration, learning management tools, staff and student device integration, and cloud-based collaboration tools (GoogleApps, Schoology). He has taught various graduate level classes focusing on technology and change theory.
Kevin Thibault has worked at Delsea Regional School District for 12 years and is currently serving as the Chief Technology Officer. His roles include overseeing the technology department and managing the network/server infrastructure.
Lou Vogel is pleased to be working at Aerohive Networks. He has been working with wireless technology for over 15 years, and has previous experience with both Ruckus and Meru.
Mark Cheramie Walz dedicates his work to the use of technology in education and advising practical solutions that reduce liability while harnessing the benefits of new technology. Mark frequently lectures to school administrators, parents, and students on the safe use of social networking and modern technology both in school and at home. Prior to joining his current firm, Mark was a Deputy District Attorney for Bucks County, Pennsylvania, where he was assigned to the Special Victims Division. While there, he gained extensive courtroom experience and specialized in the investigation and prosecution of child abuse and computer crimes cases. Through that experience, Mark has gained unique insight into computer and mobile phone forensics, social networking, and the pitfalls of modern technologies. Mark received his BA from George Washington University and his MPA and JD from Villanova University. He has bar admission in Pennsylvania; New Jersey; the United States District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania; the United States District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania; and the United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit. He is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the Pennsylvania School Board Solicitors Association, and the International Society for Technology in Education.
Matt Boehm is a Senior Systems Analyst for CM3 Building Solutions with over 20 years in the Information Technology Industry and over 15 years in cybersecurity. He has designed and implemented cybersecurity solutions for schools, small and medium-sized businesses, and government entities. Matt is a Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) and a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).
Matt Kernicky is a software developer at Lancaster-Lebanon IU13. He has been writing software professionally since 1998. He has worked extensively with SQL Server since version 6.5 and .Net development since it was in beta.
Matthew currently resides in Bensalem and is a Systems Administrator for Bucks County Intermediate Unit #22. He has a very strong background in IP based surveillance cameras and physical security. Matthew started designing and programming surveillance systems in 2010 and has not stopped since. He has acquired many certifications on various security/surveillance platforms such as AMAG, S2, Avigilon, Immix, and exacqVision and is also specialized in virtualization platforms (VMWare/Hyper-V), as well as storage systems and hardware/infrastructure.
Matthew Frederickson is the Director of Information Technology for the Council Rock School District, the twelfth largest of five-hundred districts in the state. He received his BA from Shippensburg University, has an MBA from LaSalle University, and an MS in Learning Technologies from Drexel University. He currently holds his CISSP, GPEN, CASP, CEH, WCNA, GCFE, GCIH, CSIH, CNFA, CCNA, CCDA, CDNA, and ACE certifications. He also teaches part-time at the local community college.
Matthew Schaner is a former Cisco Engineer turned Cisco Meraki Product Specialist. Matt left Cisco to join Meraki in 2011 and soon after re-joined Cisco through acquisition. Since then, Meraki has become one of the most successful acquisitions in Cisco's history - growing 22x in just 6 years. Matt is an enthusiastic presenter with a passion for helping his clients fundamentally change the way they view their networks. Matt has a B.S. in Engineering and a Minor in Computer Science and Robotics from Lehigh University.
Meghan Hooper is a former high school science teacher currently in her second year as a K-12 Technology Integrator in the Ephrata Area School District. In her role as an instructional coach, she is a link between the IT department and the students and staff in the Ephrata Area School District.
Michael DeBakey has been involved in K-12 educational technology leadership for 14 years, serving in both director-level and engineering roles. His focus has been in infrastructure technology and operations. Having served in a cabinet role before, he is intimately aware of the need for technology to connect with all spheres of the environment: instructional/curriculum, operations, and business. Michael has a BS in Computer Science from Millersville University, an MS in Instructional Design and Technology from Philadelphia/Thomas Jefferson University, and has completed doctoral-level coursework at the University of Delaware. He has presented at regional conferences such as PETE & C and TechTalkLive annually on topics of ethics, leadership, network management best practices, and other areas related to instructional technology.
Michael Heffley is an Enterprise Microsoft Business Consultant. He has led projects developing e-business strategies and developing new products and online offerings for clients. As a former HIPAA Privacy Officer for a leading financial services firm, Michael is also well acquainted with privacy and security concerns and other security related topics. Michael holds a BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering, as well as an MBA in Finance. Michael is a Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) and a Certified Trainer (MCT).
Michael Li spent his sophomore through senior year of college at the University of Delaware working as a Desktop Support Technician. Upon graduating with a degree in Management Information Systems, he spent 3.5 years in a corporate environment working as an IT Auditor. In 2015, an opportunity arose to return to the University of Delaware. Beginning as a Coordinator, he has moved to a Computing Support Specialist. His responsibilities include managing Level II desktop support inquiries, managing a team of students, performing/overseeing projects to improve the IT landscape within the department, handling on/offboarding, resolving all access requests, and managing the Active Directory environment. He is currently enrolled in classes at the university to increase his knowledge and understanding as an IT professional.
Mike Briganti, MCSE CCNA, graduated from the University of Connecticut with a B.S. in Finance. He has been working in the K-12 sector since 2011. He has a passion for server administration and cloud management.
Michael Graham is currently the Director of Technology at the Hempfield School District. He has worked in a variety of roles in the district since 2006 including Systems Administrator and Assistant Director and currently oversees the department's operations covering technology support, classroom integration, networks, security, data management, and AV. Hempfield is currently in year three of a four year K-12, 6800 student iPad rollout, which impacts virtually all areas of technology and instruction.
Mike Massoom is a Senior Enterprise Consultant, Trainer, and Developer. Mike is a Microsoft Subject Matter Expert with 20+ years of Enterprise experience with .Net Development, Office365, Azure Cloud, SharePoint, SQL, and Power BI, and has led multiple projects deploying and designing SharePoint-based intranets and websites. He has many certifications including MCT, MCDBA, MCAD, MCTS, MCITP: EST, MCSA, MCDST, CMD, CFD, and CMDD. Mike Massoom is currently an Enterprise Consultant at Business Technology Professionals, Inc., and is one of the Senior Developers.
Nathan Byler became part of the Annville-Cleona administrative team as the Director of Technology in August 2016. Before coming to Annville-Cleona, Nathan was employed at the Northern Lebanon School District for 12 years. He spent 6 years as Director of Technology and 6 years as an elementary technology teacher and coordinator of the district's virtual school, the V3 Academy. Prior to coming to Northern Lebanon, he taught fifth grade and elementary technology in Hillsborough, New Jersey. Nathan earned his bachelor's degree in elementary education from Lebanon Valley College in 2001. He received his Master of Education from Wilkes University in 2010.
Nick Babiak is a degreed Architectural Engineer with over 10 years of experience in Data Center and IDF systems design. He has worked with numerous school districts in Central Pennsylvania and the Delaware Valley to provide tailored power and cooling solutions.
Nick Wagner started his career in education technology. He has been with Ephrata Area School District for 4 years as the hardware and AV Specialist. He currently co-facilitates the student computer technician class offered at Ephrata High School. He has a BS degree in Network Administration from Penn College of Technology.
Paul Williams is a Systems Administrator in the Office of Development and Alumni Relations at the University of Delaware. He previously worked in Central IT at the University and at Lancaster Mennonite School prior to that. He earned his bachelor's degree from Virginia Tech and has experience primarily in server and desktop administration. Paul is enjoying his current role automating desktop administration and working with developers to streamline deployments using continuous integration and deployment techniques.
Randy McNally is the Manager of Technology at Springfield School District. He holds a BS in Accounting from Villanova University and a Master of Business Administration from Drexel University and a MBA – Instructional Technology from Saint Joseph’s University . He has presented at PETE & C and the International 1:1 Computing Conference, as well as presenting a number of years at Tech Talk Live.
Rick Fern has more than 20 years of experience as a Systems Engineer in the networking and security industries. He has held engineering positions with Hewlett Packard, Lucent Technologies, Avaya, Blue Coat Systems and Juniper Networks. In his current role as a Systems Engineer with Palo Alto Networks, Rick supports Education and Government markets in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware. While serving in the U.S. Army Rick received a degree in Bio-Medical Technology.
Robert Ogan has worked in the technology field for over 20 years, 16 of those years were spent in K-12 education. He has a degree from Western Illinois University and spent the last three years in K-12 as the Technology Coordinator for a school district of 5,000 students. He has redesigned entire district infrastructures and helped implement 1:1 and BYOD programs.
Roy Hoover has over 25 years of experience working with technology in educational environments. He has an associate's degree in Electronics from York Technical Institute and a bachelor's degree in Management and Organization Development from Eastern Mennonite University. He started his career as an audio-visual technician at Eastern Lancaster County School District and held a number of positions there before moving to IU13 as a technology specialist. His current role at IU13 is Network & Telecommunications Coordinator, where he is responsible for the regional wide area network that provides network connectivity to public and private schools in the region. He is also responsible for the local area networks in IU13 buildings, as well as telephones and cell phones.
From Exchange and Office 365 Migrations to SCCM implementations, Candoris customers count on Ryan Breneman’s extensive and broad skill set to solve complicated issues and keep them ahead of potential problems. Staying on top of the latest and greatest in technology is not just part of the job, but a way of life for Ryan who can generally be found first in line for the newest iPhone or home automation device. Ryan holds multiple Microsoft certifications for products like Exchange and Windows Server.
When not busy traveling to Candoris customers from Maryland to Massachusetts, Ryan loves to travel for fun with his wife, Liz. The pair enjoy Disney World and have a goal to visit all 50 states, having checked 31 off their list so far. Cooking and enjoying fine dining is another of Ryan’s relaxation activities – he even has some culinary and pastry arts courses completed!
Scott Piotrowski is a Network Engineer with KIT Communications. He designs, develops, implements and manages low voltage solutions and equipment. Scott is a graduate of Lehigh Valley College and holds a degree in Network Support. Scott has always had an affinity for network cabling, terminating his first 66-block while attending an weekend workshop during his 9th-grade school year. Prior to his tenure with KIT, Scott has filled several key information technology centered positions including the Technology Director for Calvary Chapel Lebanon and the Product Solution Manager for Allentown’s Office Depot. He has a strong background in networking, network cabling, support, and sales. Scott is currently a Fortinet NSE Level-2 certified technician, eXacVision Enterprise, CompTIA Security+, ICC, Hubbell Premise, and Hitachi Cable America certified
Sean Garman is the Supervisor of Technology Services for the Ephrata Area School District. He has worked in the technology world for 22 years and 18 at the Ephrata Area School District. He has served in many roles within the department form help desk/desktop support to managing the data center to managing the department. Follow @MountsTech on Twitter.
Shannon Zimmerman is a strategic communications and social media professional and has served as the Director of Communications for Hempfield School District since August 2013. In this role, she designs and implements internal and external communications programs that foster a positive image for the school district. Shannon is a firm believer in sustaining two-way communications channels with stakeholders, which includes developing a strategy and content creation for the district's website and social media channels. Shannon graduated from Elizabethtown College with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and will receive her master's in Public Administration in December 2019 from Penn State University. She has received multiple awards of excellence in education communication from the Pennsylvania School Public Relations Association. Shannon was also named Best Social Media Director in 2013 by PR Daily's Digital PR & Social Media Awards for her role at Auntie Anne's Pretzels. Shannon Zimmerman is a strategic communications and social media professional and has served as the Director of Communications for Hempfield School District since August 2013. In this role, she designs and implements internal and external communications programs that foster a positive image for the school district. Shannon is a firm believer in sustaining two-way communications channels with stakeholders, which includes developing a strategy and content creation for the district's website and social media channels. Shannon graduated from Elizabethtown College with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and will receive her master's in Public Administration in December 2019 from Penn State University. She has received multiple awards of excellence in education communication from the Pennsylvania School Public Relations Association. Shannon was also named Best Social Media Director in 2013 by PR Daily's Digital PR & Social Media Awards for her role at Auntie Anne's Pretzels.
Shawn Mellinger is a graduate of Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology. He has been employed by Lancaster-Lebanon IU13 as a Senior System Administrator for the last four years. Previously he worked in the manufacturing and consulting fields as a Senior Systems Engineer. Shawn has over 12 years experience working with Microsoft Exchange and Active Directory.
Susan Hoffman came to the Elizabethtown Area School District Technology department via a circuitous route. With degrees in English, a BA from St. Joseph's University and an MA from Villanova, Susan started her work life as a college English instructor. From there she moved to the Penn State University Libraries as Circulation Supervisor at Pattee Library. While with the libraries, she wrote instruction manuals for the then in-house circulation system developed by library programmers, as well as gave workshops for library faculty and staff in the use of DOS and Microsoft Office applications. Susan joined the Elizabethtown Area School District in 2000 as a classroom reading and math assistant. In 2012, she left the classroom and brought her understanding of the end user’s perspective to her new role manning the Technology Help Desk and Technology Emergency Line for the district and writing the department’s monthly technology newsletter. Susan previously presented Keys to Successful End User Support at Tech Talk Live 2015, End User Support: Self Help Options at Tech Talk Live 2016, and Successful End User Support: Attitude! at Tech Talk Live 2017. She continues the discussion in an ongoing Tech Talk Live blog at http://techtalklive.org/ttlblog/.
Tim Hoffman has served with the Ephrata Area School District for 21 years working in many roles from technician and AV Services Manager to Network Specialist. He also currently co-facilitates the student computer technician class offered at Ephrata High School. He is a graduate of York Technical Institute. Follow @MountsTech on Twitter.
Tim McCleary has worked in education for the past 15 years, having spent the last nine years as Supervisor of Technology for the Cheltenham School District. In this role, he is responsible for overseeing the technical staff, implementing new technologies, and managing the district's network and server infrastructure. Tim has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Millersville University and a Master of Science in Information Technology Leadership from La Salle University.
Tim Walters is an experienced solutions sales specialist with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry. Tim serves as the point of contact for all clients and ensures that projects deadlines, budget and requirements are met with exceptional satisfaction. Tim works directly with Microsoft certified developers to craft custom SharePoint solutions for their clients. He is a graduate of Alvernia University.
Todd Echterling is the Campus IT Security Specialist/Systems Administrator at Millersville University (MU) and has been on the IT staff at MU for 19 years. In his role as Security Specialist, he manages the campus security layers from vulnerability scanning to endpoint protection. He also holds other roles on campus as the advisor to the Computer Science Programming team, as well as the advisor for the Cyber Defense Organization. Over the Summer months he teaches middle school technology camps on campus. In his IT career within the last few years, he has started assisting the Mac Admin on campus with supporting macOS and iOS. On a personal note, he has a loving wife and two young men ages 8 and 11. They love to vacation to Ocean City Maryland and the West Coast of Michigan.
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Will Kline was an art major and has been involved in technology and computer infrastructure since 1993. As a senior printing plate technician and graphic designer with one of the largest printers worldwide, he transitioned into the digital environment at its earliest inception. Will has earned several certifications including MCDST, MCP, MCT, A+, Net+, and Security+. In 2008, Will joined Lancaster-Lebanon IU 13 as a Desktop Support Specialist and currently is a System Administrator focusing on safety and security.
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