Features Region: West

Mark Rhodes-Ousley – Fremont Bank

Est. reading time: 4 mins

If it seems stories about ransomware and cyberattacks are never ending, there’s a good reason for it. According to the FBI, there were more than 847,000 cybercrime complaints in 2021, a 7 percent increase from the nearly 792,000 such complaints in 2020. The cost of cyber scams, such as extortion, identity theft and data breaches, […]

Michelle Soares – Portland Trail Blazers

Est. reading time: 4 mins

From the court to the C-suite to the behind-the-scenes operations, change is everywhere for the Portland Trail Blazers. The NBA team, based in Portland, Oregon, announced Joe Cronin as its new general manager in early May. It’s also added new players and last year brought on Chauncey Billups as the new head coach. While these […]

Mike Flynn – Studio71

Est. reading time: 3 mins

For the most part, people can post whatever they want on social media. Over the past several years, though, platforms have become less tolerant of violence and hate speech. In 2016, the issue became amplified when YouTube changed its policy around monetization and ads. That wasn’t without pushback, though, and when ads were only run […]

Michael Haenelt – Weed Army Community Hospital

Est. reading time: 4 mins

When the COVID-19 pandemic made its way to Weed Army Community Hospital at California’s Fort Irwin, one of the largest military training facilities in the U.S., its IT staff spent long nights responding—securing hundreds of laptops for administrative workers and restructuring hospital processes to accommodate telehealth and software upgrades. But if Michael Haenelt is being […]

Martin Marino – Goodfellow Bros.

Est. reading time: 5 mins

To the average person, the task entrusted to Goodfellow Bros., may seem quite basic. It’s about moving dirt, and volumes of it in order to enable large-scale construction projects in Hawaii and up and down the West Coast. But the heavy civil construction industry is far more complex than one may think. For starters, there […]

Matt Penner – Val Verde Unified School District

Est. reading time: 4 mins

It was time for a change. Matt Penner was looking to leave the grind of consulting for something much more fulfilling. And while casting about for prospects, the IT expert interviewed—and in the same week, no less—with two vastly different enterprises: a large casino, and Perris California’s Val Verde Unified School District. It was then, […]

Matt Moline – University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences

Est. reading time: 5 mins

If there ever was a need for hands-on instruction, this is it. Thousands of students attend the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences to earn graduate degrees in speech language pathology and  occupational and physical therapy. Yet even before the COVID-19 pandemic shut down those campuses this spring, Matt Moline, the executive director of […]

Marcy Good – Mithun

Est. reading time: 4 mins

When Marcy Good accidentally left a copy of her resume at a printer in her mother’s office, it turned out to be a move that changed her life. Just out of college, Good was home for the summer figuring out what was next. When the office’s IT director Quentin Murphy spotted her resume, the man […]

Michael Vestel, Ph.D. – Flawless Photonics

Est. reading time: 6 mins

Fiber-optic cables have revolutionized the technological landscape, enabling everything from high-speed internet and television to industrial lighting and complex medical procedures. All through strands of silica glass the width of a human hair. Using heavy metal fluoride glasses, companies have been able to create optical materials that are even more advanced—and more efficient—than standard silica. […]

Marcus Curley – Mountain West Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance

Est. reading time: 6 mins

Laramie, Wyoming, might seem a far cry from Silicon Valley, but its communities still need the same cutting-edge technologies to drive business initiatives in the 21st century. That, in turn, has heightened the importance of bringing in IT professionals from around the country—including the nation’s high-tech hotbeds—and turning them into the neighbors of cattle ranchers […]


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— Katie Patterson, Director of Marketing, Alliant Technologies


Summer I 2022



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