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About Us

IT Consulting Since 2007

LeafTech started with a vision to deliver superior customer service in an industry with a reputation for missing the mark on that front, and a single client in January 2006. After significantly building up the customer base, Chris’ wife, Rachel, came up with a name that combines our chief business focus (IT Consulting) and Chris’ background (he is Canadian, hence the copious use of the Maple Leaf theme) – LeafTech Consulting, LLC and in October 2007, a new company was born! LeafTech grew the company to provide cost effective, high quality IT support and services to small and medium sized businesses in Colorado, and now, Nationwide – while focusing on distinguishing ourselves from the competition by delivering extraordinary customer service. LeafTech strives towards these ideals each and every day – just ask our clients and review our testimonials. LeafTech recently celebrated 11 years in business! We are excited to see what the future of the IT industry has in store for LeafTech and its clients.  We are a eclectic group, from varying backgrounds and experiences, all working together to make your information technology work for you and your business.  Give us a call today and join the team as another valued LeafTech client!

 

Chris McAree

Founder / CEO

Background

Our founder and CEO, Chris McAree, B.Sc. & MCSE, started consulting with a single customer in January 2006. Chris’ professional experience in IT includes more than 18 years with more than 15 years in IT consulting and management.  Chris started in application development shortly after graduating from the University of Western Ontario in London Canada in 2001 and quickly realized his talents were more suited for IT consultancy. From business development and networking, to sales, project planning, vendor management, day to day operations and much more, Chris wears many hats each and every day at LeafTech – and absolutely loves it! Chris learned early on that in order to really succeed in business, (and sleep well at night) put people first – employees, customers and vendors alike – and LeafTech’s success is assured.

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The writer should recuse herself when writing about Chris McAree.  What can we say about our fearless leader?  He’s lived all over the world, would like to call London, England home (went to High School there) – he’s Canadian, he plays/coaches/lives/breathes/eats Hockey, he has a dog named Edmonton (after the Edmonton Oilers hockey team), family, goes on super-cool vacays and basically has the American Dream.  But although we’re partial, Chris has literally pulled a few all-nighters, worked on Halloween in a basement of a creepy 19th-century house in Pittsburgh, PA and usually has a positive attitude about life and how it’s not just about IT – it’s about making people happy, and he’s very serious about that.  Strangely, he’s a dog dude, but cats literally follow him around from Reykjavik, Iceland to the beaches of Mexico (Mexican Beach Cats – it’s a thing.) If he weren’t so allergic to cats, we’d think he’s a cat person.  And little does he know it, but we respect him and he makes amazing Roast Beast on Christmas. He would also love to speak to Winston Churchill who Chris has quoted: “Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.”

Chris McAree

Founder / CEO

Background

Our founder and CEO, Chris McAree, B.Sc. & MCSE, started consulting with a single customer in January 2006. Chris’ professional experience in IT includes more than 18 years with more than 15 years in IT consulting and management.  Chris started in application development shortly after graduating from the University of Western Ontario in London Canada in 2001 and quickly realized his talents were more suited for IT consultancy. From business development and networking, to sales, project planning, vendor management, day to day operations and much more, Chris wears many hats each and every day at LeafTech – and absolutely loves it! Chris learned early on that in order to really succeed in business, (and sleep well at night) put people first – employees, customers and vendors alike – and LeafTech’s success is assured.

For Fun

The writer should recuse herself when writing about Chris McAree.  What can we say about our fearless leader?  He’s lived all over the world, would like to call London, England home (went to High School there) – he’s Canadian, he plays/coaches/lives/breathes/eats Hockey, he has a dog named Edmonton (after the Edmonton Oilers hockey team), family, goes on super-cool vacays and basically has the American Dream.  But although we’re partial, Chris has literally pulled a few all-nighters, worked on Halloween in a basement of a creepy 19th-century house in Pittsburgh, PA and usually has a positive attitude about life and how it’s not just about IT – it’s about making people happy, and he’s very serious about that.  Strangely, he’s a dog dude, but cats literally follow him around from Reykjavik, Iceland to the beaches of Mexico (Mexican Beach Cats – it’s a thing.) If he weren’t so allergic to cats, we’d think he’s a cat person.  And little does he know it, but we respect him and he makes amazing Roast Beast on Christmas. He would also love to speak to Winston Churchill who Chris has quoted: “Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.”

Rick Brooke

CCO / Senior Network Engineer

Background

In August 2008, Chris formed a business relationship with Rick Brooke, Cisco (CCNA), Allworx, ShoreTel, Zultys ZCSE and Netware 4.x, and 5.x Certified Network Engineer, to assist with the growth of the business and to bring a whole new set of services – IP Telephony & Carrier services – to the table. Rick’s experience includes over 24 years in IT and 10 years as an IT manager for a large (over $100M) multisite civil construction company in the Denver area. IP Telephony, an extremely exciting and dynamic industry and Rick’s experience in both the sales and services of IP Telephony brings a new dimension to the organization. In January 2009, Rick became a full partner in the firm ensuring we continue to provide top level IT & IP Telephony services to new and existing customers for many years to come.

For Fun

“Games, Guitar and Good Rye” – Rick Brooke, summing himself up, and that’s pretty much our resident IT-poet.  He’s no softy, he’s donned an asbestos suit to help a client, and likes cats! His favorite place is the spectacular deck of his Colorado home.  Colorado has been his home for 24 years, the same amount of time he’s spent in IT.  Rick reads non-fiction, lives for the “four days of Spring” we have here, and although he has worn an asbestos suit, he probably wouldn’t be caught dead in the “typical” IT- guy outfit (the man’s a bit of a fashion plate.)  He’s also one of our founding partners, and continues to keep us sane during the other 361 days of non-Spring in Colorado!

Rick Brooke

CCO / Senior Network Engineer

Background

In August 2008, Chris formed a business relationship with Rick Brooke, Cisco (CCNA), Allworx, ShoreTel, Zultys ZCSE and Netware 4.x, and 5.x Certified Network Engineer, to assist with the growth of the business and to bring a whole new set of services – IP Telephony & Carrier services – to the table. Rick’s experience includes over 24 years in IT and 10 years as an IT manager for a large (over $100M) multisite civil construction company in the Denver area. IP Telephony, an extremely exciting and dynamic industry and Rick’s experience in both the sales and services of IP Telephony brings a new dimension to the organization. In January 2009, Rick became a full partner in the firm ensuring we continue to provide top level IT & IP Telephony services to new and existing customers for many years to come.

For Fun

“Games, Guitar and Good Rye” – Rick Brooke, summing himself up, and that’s pretty much our resident IT-poet.  He’s no softy, he’s donned an asbestos suit to help a client, and likes cats! His favorite place is the spectacular deck of his Colorado home.  Colorado has been his home for 23 years, the same amount of time he’s spent in IT.  Rick reads non-fiction, lives for the “four days of Spring” we have here, and although he has worn an asbestos suit, he probably wouldn’t be caught dead in the “typical” IT- guy outfit (the man’s a bit of a fashion plate.)  He’s also one of our founding partners, and continues to keep us sane during the other 361 days of non-Spring in Colorado!

Nate Becker

COO

Background

Nate Becker joins LeafTech with 15 years of experience in Operations and Management. Nate’s focus on our clients’ experience as LeafTech’s Chief Operating Officer drives him to search for ways to improve customer service and client satisfaction every day. He takes this challenge to obtain perfection head-on each day, knowing that perfection is impossible but hoping to catch excellence along the way. When Nate is not passionately innovating on behalf of LeafTech or motivating our team, he keeps calm and carries on in nature. Our resident Huntsman, Nate joins video calls with trophies on the wall behind him and hasn’t bought ground meat at the grocery store in over ten years! Providing for his family and caring for his community are Nate’s driving forces. His commitment as a wrestling coach to 200 youths ages 4 to 18 more than prepared him to motivate our team and lead the way to a brighter LeafTech!

For Fun

Nate Becker is a dog person and wants you to know about your hidden superpower! Check out this blog he put together to spread the word about helping your community effortlessly.

Nate Becker

Chief Operating Officer

Background

Nate Becker joins LeafTech with 15 years of experience in Operations and Management. Nate’s focus on our clients’ experience as LeafTech’s Chief Operating Officer drives him to search for ways to improve customer service and client satisfaction every day. He takes this challenge to obtain perfection head-on each day, knowing that perfection is impossible but hoping to catch excellence along the way. When Nate is not passionately innovating on behalf of LeafTech or motivating our team, he keeps calm and carries on in nature. Our resident Huntsman, Nate joins video calls with trophies on the wall behind him and hasn’t bought ground meat at the grocery store in over ten years! Providing for his family and caring for his community are Nate’s driving forces. His commitment as a wrestling coach to 200 youths ages 4 to 18 more than prepared him to motivate our team and lead the way to a brighter LeafTech!

For Fun

Nate Becker is a dog person and wants you to know about your hidden superpower! Check out this blog he put together to spread the word about helping your community effortlessly.

Jacob Baughn

Director of Technical Services

Background

Born on a mountaintop in Tennessee, Jacob Baughn, loves high places and feels most at home overlooking a nice pastoral scene.  But he also loves technology, always and forever.  All joking aside, Jacob has been in IT for over four years, he loves getting into the meat of a problem and solving it from the inside-out – he’s also spent over 72 hours on the same problem and won’t give up on LeafTech’s clients.  We love how Jacob feels that the problems and issues he confronts at LeafTech is never boring to him.  He knows that Winter is Coming, as it’s his favorite season, grew his first gray hair at 17, centers himself with Martial Arts and in true Jacob fashion loves dogs and explains it as “it’s exciting to be around a creature who so obviously finds you exciting” – true Baughn style.

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Jacob loves Martial Arts, dogs, and nature landscapes!

Jacob Baughn

Director of Technical Services

Background

Born on a mountaintop in Tennessee, Jacob Baughn, loves high places and feels most at home overlooking a nice pastoral scene.  But he also loves technology, always and forever.  All joking aside, Jacob has been in IT for over four years, he loves getting into the meat of a problem and solving it from the inside-out – he’s also spent over 72 hours on the same problem and won’t give up on LeafTech’s clients.  We love how Jacob feels that the problems and issues he confronts at LeafTech is never boring to him.  He knows that Winter is Coming, as it’s his favorite season, grew his first gray hair at 17, centers himself with Martial Arts and in true Jacob fashion loves dogs and explains it as “it’s exciting to be around a creature who so obviously finds you exciting” – true Baughn style.

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Jacob loves Martial Arts, dogs, and nature landscapes!

Shannon Milair

Customer Service Manager

Background

Thank goodness Shannon joined LeafTech, bringing with her 23 years of experience in the IT industry. Shannon joins the team remotely from Florida, and describes the Florida winter as her favorite season, but she actually loves fall everywhere that is not tropical! Described as having actual superhuman powers by multiple sources, Shannon has already saved the day multiple times in her first month at LeafTech. Shannon once even drove a 6 hour round trip to assist a client for 10 minutes swapping a hard drive to make sure her client was comfortable. Shannon’s drive stems for pure love of learning – and when she first got her hands on a TRS-80 in school (age test!) her curiosity piqued, and Shannon’s path toward IT was set. When Shannon is not acting as our own LeafTech superhero – she is listening to her eclectic jams, or spending time with family, and enjoys taking her 4 children and 1 grandchild to Disney World on the regular (we are all jealous), or vacationing in Blue Ridge, GA.

For Fun

Shannon is a Dog person, but currently has 2 cats because her youngest daughter is a cat person. Sometimes the apple rolls away
from the tree just a bit…

Shannon Milair

Customer Service Manager

Background

Thank goodness Shannon joined LeafTech, bringing with her 23 years of experience in the IT industry. Shannon joins the team remotely from Florida, and describes the Florida winter as her favorite season, but she actually loves fall everywhere that is not tropical! Described as having actual superhuman powers by multiple sources, Shannon has already saved the day multiple times in her first month at LeafTech. Shannon once even drove a 6 hour round trip to assist a client for 10 minutes swapping a hard drive to make sure her client was comfortable. Shannon’s drive stems for pure love of learning – and when she first got her hands on a TRS-80 in school (age test!) her curiosity piqued, and Shannon’s path toward IT was set. When Shannon is not acting as our own LeafTech superhero – she is listening to her eclectic jams, or spending time with family, and enjoys taking her 4 children and 1 grandchild to Disney World on the regular (we are all jealous), or vacationing in Blue Ridge, GA.

For Fun

Shannon is a Dog person, but currently has 2 cats because her youngest daughter is a cat person. Sometimes the apple rolls away from the tree just a bit…

Jay Eklund

Senior Network Engineer

Background

Jay Eklund, don’t let his mild-manner appearance fool you, the man is a 5th-generation building mover!  When he’s not moving buildings, he’s fixing a fully redundant server cluster, making your email flow, gaming, traveling the world (he’s been to Bora Bora and 49 out of 50 states, but calls his birthplace of Colorado home), and has 23 years of experience in the IT Industry.  Got a seemingly insurmountable computer issue, Jay’s your guy to find that 15-minute, or 3 week fix – and he’ll tell you about it calmly and dryly.  Jay’s a dog guy with strong opinions on weather questions (don’t ask) and thinks technology is fun and challenging.  He’s a LeafTech mainstay, been here since 2010, and our server rack loves him. And if he could speak with anyone (living or dead) it would be Sam Kinison, hmmm….

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Jay loves dogs, traveling & gaming.

Jay Eklund

Senior Network Engineer

Background

Jay Eklund, don’t let his mild-manner appearance fool you, the man is a 5th-generation building mover!  When he’s not moving buildings, he’s fixing a fully redundant server cluster, making your email flow, gaming, traveling the world (he’s been to Bora Bora and 49 out of 50 states, but calls his birthplace of Colorado home), and has 23 years of experience in the IT Industry.  Got a seemingly insurmountable computer issue, Jay’s your guy to find that 15-minute, or 3 week fix – and he’ll tell you about it calmly and dryly.  Jay’s a dog guy with strong opinions on weather questions (don’t ask) and thinks technology is fun and challenging.  He’s a LeafTech mainstay, been here since 2010, and our server rack loves him. And if he could speak with anyone (living or dead) it would be Sam Kinison, hmmm….

For Fun

Jay loves dogs, traveling & gaming.

Mark Fleming

Senior Systems Consultant

Background

Mark Fleming joins the LeafTeam with a wealth of experience. When Mark started his career in 1982, he couldn’t have imagined where IT would take him. Mark somehow found his way into the healthcare IT industry and spent the majority of his career supporting imaging machines such as MRI, CT, and X-ray machines, where his assistance meant life or death in some situations. Supporting the brain surgeon who needs that imaging equipment to save a human life was a heavy burden, but a meaningful one to take on! Needless to say, Mark works well under pressure, and with 38 years in the industry he knows all the secrets and pitfalls to creating the best systems for his clients. Originally from Florida, Mark left the heat and fun of Ft. Lauderdale’s Spring Break Beaches for the cool refreshing mountain air of Colorado in 1988 – but considers his home wherever his heart is. Mark wishes he could live in the Italian Alps, but he also loves the people and nature here in Colorado. Mark even cites a moment on the road in Greeley that profoundly contributed to who he is; While driving to a sales call, the opportunity to stop and help an elderly woman with a broken down car by the side of the highway helped Mark to see how personally important helping others was to him. Mark takes that love of saving the day and solving problems to every project he tackles! The entire team is happy to welcome Mark into the fold, and are excited to see what he brings to our company.

For Fun

Mark is a poet, and dosen’t even know it! When asked what individual he would want to have a conversation with, living or dead, Mark said he would want to speak with the 13th Century Sufi mystic, RUMI.

Mark Fleming

Senior Systems Consultant

Background

Mark Fleming joins the LeafTeam with a wealth of experience. When Mark started his career in 1982, he couldn’t have imagined where IT would take him. Mark somehow found his way into the healthcare IT industry and spent the majority of his career supporting imaging machines such as MRI, CT, and X-ray machines, where his assistance meant life or death in some situations. Supporting the brain surgeon who needs that imaging equipment to save a human life was a heavy burden, but a meaningful one to take on! Needless to say, Mark works well under pressure, and with 38 years in the industry he knows all the secrets and pitfalls to creating the best systems for his clients. Originally from Florida, Mark left the heat and fun of Ft. Lauderdale’s Spring Break Beaches for the cool refreshing mountain air of Colorado in 1988 – but considers his home wherever his heart is. Mark wishes he could live in the Italian Alps, but he also loves the people and nature here in Colorado. Mark even cites a moment on the road in Greeley that profoundly contributed to who he is; While driving to a sales call, the opportunity to stop and help an elderly woman with a broken down car by the side of the highway helped Mark to see how personally important helping others was to him. Mark takes that love of saving the day and solving problems to every project he tackles! The entire team is happy to welcome Mark into the fold, and are excited to see what he brings to our company.

For Fun

Mark is a poet, and dosen’t even know it! When asked what individual he would want to have a conversation with, living or dead, Mark said he would want to speak with the 13th Century Sufi mystic, RUMI.

Lee Neely

Level III Technical Support Analyst

Background

Lee comes to us with over 3 and a half years of IT experience and ALSO has a passion for flying and aviation (maybe there’s a theme here?) Born and raised in Denver, he loves Banff, British Columbia, Canada and standing on the deck of the USS Midway in San Diego (that’s a pretty cool place, but we digress.)  He too, has pulled a 24-hour day to get a client’s data back and we love Lee as he is the first to admit that when he’s knee deep in a “complex” problem it’s usually the simple answer that he overlooked 23 hours before (and that Jay probably pointed out!) We’ll forgive him for liking cats because “they’re so darn cute” because he loves the Autumn in Colorado and hopes that IT continues to flourish in Colorado, and maybe he’ll spread the IT word around the state as he’s racing up Mt. Evans in his Honda CRX – mild manner IT-Guy Lee is not!

For Fun

Lee has a passion for flying.  Oh…something you might not know but Lee Neely and Jacob Baughn are very good friends – have known each other for more than 20 years, they’ve worked together at Garbanzos in a previous life, and we’re VERY happy that Jacob recommended Lee to us!

Lee Neely

Level III Technical Support Analyst

Background

Lee comes to us with over 3 and a half years of IT experience and ALSO has a passion for flying and aviation (maybe there’s a theme here?) Born and raised in Denver, he loves Banff, British Columbia, Canada and standing on the deck of the USS Midway in San Diego (that’s a pretty cool place, but we digress.)  He too, has pulled a 24-hour day to get a client’s data back and we love Lee as he is the first to admit that when he’s knee deep in a “complex” problem it’s usually the simple answer that he overlooked 23 hours before (and that Jay probably pointed out!) We’ll forgive him for liking cats because “they’re so darn cute” because he loves the Autumn in Colorado and hopes that IT continues to flourish in Colorado, and maybe he’ll spread the IT word around the state as he’s racing up Mt. Evans in his Honda CRX – mild manner IT-Guy Lee is not!

For Fun

Lee has a passion for flying.  Oh…something you might not know but Lee Neely and Jacob Baughn are very good friends – have known each other for more than 20 years, they’ve worked together at Garbanzos in a previous life, and we’re VERY happy that Jacob recommended Lee to us!

Alia Davis

Executive Assistant

Background

Alia Davis is our resident sanity-keeper. Alia keeps the office running efficiently while keeping things upbeat and positive – no matter the IT storms we are dealing with.  Alia even knows when to bring the hammer – mostly when Chris gets off task! Alia is the happy face you’ll see when you walk in, the warm voice you’ll hear when you call in and we love her love of all living creatures and how she sums up her fantastic personality: “I love doing the work that makes everyone’s life easier, better, more efficient.”  Plus, she comes to us with many years experience managing a doggie daycare, she’s even taken it upon herself to bring a dog to the Vet after hours and saved his life.  And that’s why we need her at LeafTech, we need Alia to be one that keeps us on task, productive and efficient for our clients, our vendors and each other.

For Fun

Fan of Van Gogh, creative to the core, and centers herself with art, Alia is our much-needed right hand woman!

Alia Davis

Executive Assistant

Background

Alia Davis is our resident sanity-keeper. Alia keeps the office running efficiently while keeping things upbeat and positive – no matter the IT storms we are dealing with.  Alia even knows when to bring the hammer – mostly when Chris gets off task! Alia is the happy face you’ll see when you walk in, the warm voice you’ll hear when you call in and we love her love of all living creatures and how she sums up her fantastic personality: “I love doing the work that makes everyone’s life easier, better, more efficient.”  Plus, she comes to us with many years experience managing a doggie daycare, she’s even taken it upon herself to bring a dog to the Vet after hours and saved his life.  And that’s why we need her at LeafTech, we need Alia to be one that keeps us on task, productive and efficient for our clients, our vendors and each other.

For Fun

Fan of Van Gogh, creative to the core, and centers herself with art, Alia is our much-needed right hand woman!

Danielle Voll

Customer Success Manager

Background

Danielle Voll is one of the most beloved members of the LeafTeam! Her passion for a good slice of pizza, and a constant positivity makes a big impact on everyone around her. A recent transplant from New Jersey where she was born and raised, Danielle fell in love with the Rockies instantly, and hopes to climb a fourteener as soon as she adjusts to the altitude! This is Danielle’s first foray into the world of IT, but she has been a caretaker of people and focused on customer service through her entire adult life. Her prior work with children and adults with developmental disabilities showed her how big her heart can be, and how far she will go to help others. Danielle once prepared a Thanksgiving feast completely solo for the clients and families of the group home she helped to run. When she is not making LeafTech feel more like a family too, Danielle enjoys baking, music, and creating art. We are lucky to have such a dedicated and caring person represent LeafTech, and happily assist the consultants solve issues for you. The next time you call us, it will most likely be Danielle listening, caring about and understanding your struggle, and getting your issue in front of the right people to help.

For Fun

Danielle diplomatically stated she loves all animals, but really is a dog person since we forced her to pick. She has a 4 year old Mini  Aussie/Jack Russel mix and registered emotional support animal named Sassafras (AKA Sassy), who shares Danielle’s love of helping people.

Danielle Voll

Customer Success Manager

Background

Danielle Voll is one of the most beloved members of the LeafTeam! Her passion for a good slice of pizza, and a constant positivity makes a big impact on everyone around her. A recent transplant from New Jersey where she was born and raised, Danielle fell in love with the Rockies instantly, and hopes to climb a fourteener as soon as she adjusts to the altitude! This is Danielle’s first foray into the world of IT, but she has been a caretaker of people and focused on customer service through her entire adult life. Her prior work with children and adults with developmental disabilities showed her how big her heart can be, and how far she will go to help others. Danielle once prepared a Thanksgiving feast completely solo for the clients and families of the group home she helped to run. When she is not making LeafTech feel more like a family too, Danielle enjoys baking, music, and creating art. We are lucky to have such a dedicated and caring person represent LeafTech, and happily assist the consultants solve issues for you. The next time you call us, it will most likely be Danielle listening, caring about and understanding your struggle, and getting your issue in front of the right people to help.

For Fun

Danielle diplomatically stated she loves all animals, but really is a dog person since we forced her to pick. She has a 4 year old Mini  Aussie/Jack Russel mix and registered emotional support animal named Sassafras (AKA Sassy), who shares Danielle’s love of helping  people.

Scott Keller

Level II Technical Analyst

Background

Scott started his IT career with Apple and has 8 years of experience as an Apple Genius. LeafTech is excited to have an Apple Certified Macintosh Technician joining the team, and share some of the secret Apple Voodoo. Born in Manhattan, but raised in New Jersey, Scott never quite fit in and was always told he seemed like he was from California or out west. Something finally called Scott’s fun-loving spirit out to Colorado to see what it was all about 4 years ago – and he never left! Scott is familiar with hard work too, as he spent time in Afghanistan with the Navy before switching careers into IT. Our former Petty Officer 2nd Class and Boatswain’s mate loves to talk about the time he got to take the Helm of the USS Eisenhower, ask about it and you’ll get to see how big Scott’s smile can get! At the end of the day, Scott went into the Navy and is now in the IT industry because he wants to help others and despite his vast knowledge of Apple products – THAT is what will make him a valuable part of the LeafTeam!

For Fun

Scott loves hiking and video games and thinks both are improved with the presence of dogs. If Scott could have a conversation with anyone from history he would like to talk with Sigmund Freud about sleep and dreams, but Scott seems like the kind of guy to know when a Cigar is just a Cigar.

Scott Keller

Level II Technical Analyst

Background

Scott started his IT career with Apple and has 8 years of experience as an Apple Genius. LeafTech is excited to have an Apple Certified Macintosh Technician joining the team, and share some of the secret Apple Voodoo. Born in Manhattan, but raised in New Jersey, Scott never quite fit in and was always told he seemed like he was from California or out west. Something finally called Scott’s fun-loving spirit out to Colorado to see what it was all about 4 years ago – and he never left! Scott is familiar with hard work too, as he spent time in Afghanistan with the Navy before switching careers into IT. Our former Petty Officer 2nd Class and Boatswain’s mate loves to talk about the time he got to take the Helm of the USS Eisenhower, ask about it and you’ll get to see how big Scott’s smile can get! At the end of the day, Scott went into the Navy and is now in the IT industry because he wants to help others and despite his vast knowledge of Apple products – THAT is what will make him a valuable part of the LeafTeam!

For Fun

Scott loves hiking and video games and thinks both are improved with the presence of dogs. If Scott could have a conversation with anyone from history he would like to talk with Sigmund Freud about sleep and dreams, but Scott seems like the kind of guy to know when a Cigar is just a Cigar.

Brennan Shippert

Level II Technical Support Analyst

Background

Brennan Shippert joins the LeafTeam at the beginning of his formal IT consulting journey. A Colorado native and resident of Parker, Brennan has always been ‘the computer guy’ in his previous positions outside the IT industry, and fondly recalls taking apart and putting computers back together in his youth. Besides the work he did previously as a Parole Officer for the State of Colorado, Brennan served our Country for 4 years in the Army, ending his career at the rank of Captain. When Brennan described the toughest part of his training for the military, 11 days with just an hour and a half sleep per night, on reduced rations, while running full spectrum operations 24/7, we all understood the lengths he will go to when helping others. This is the guy we want on YOUR side of the battle, whether that is leading tanks or talking to service carriers. Brennan is also a passionate father, and shows off videos of how smart and funny his kids are regularly. Ask him about some of his previous careers or his family and Brennan is ready to share some amazing life stories, all while looking to help you!

For Fun

Brennan is a dog person, and has a german shepherd pup at home. He also revealed during the interview that he truly believes that Keith Richards knows where the fountain of youth is, and is determined to get the information out of him!

Brennan Shippert

Level II Technical Support Analyst

Background

Brennan Shippert joins the LeafTeam at the beginning of his formal IT consulting journey. A Colorado native and resident of Parker, Brennan has always been ‘the computer guy’ in his previous positions outside the IT industry, and fondly recalls taking apart and putting computers back together in his youth. Besides the work he did previously as a Parole Officer for the State of Colorado, Brennan served our Country for 4 years in the Army, ending his career at the rank of Captain. When Brennan described the toughest part of his training for the military, 11 days with just an hour and a half sleep per night, on reduced rations, while running full spectrum operations 24/7, we all understood the lengths he will go to when helping others. This is the guy we want on YOUR side of the battle, whether that is leading tanks or talking to service carriers. Brennan is also a passionate father, and shows off videos of how smart and funny his kids are regularly. Ask him about some of his previous careers or his family and Brennan is ready to share some amazing life stories, all while looking to help you!

For Fun

Brennan is a dog person, and has a german shepherd pup at home. He also revealed during the interview that he truly believes that Keith Richards knows where the fountain of youth is, and is determined to get the information out of him!

Lucas Reeves

Level II Technical Analyst

Background

Lucas comes to LeafTech as a Greenhorn in the IT world, though he has always been interested in Computers and learning about the growing field of Cyber Security. This Littleton native is comfortable in the tech cave where he maintains our Client’s hardware, but Lucas is also happy relaxing next to a babbling brook or hiking among snow-capped peaks. His previous position as hospital security taught him a great deal about helping others going through hardships. “Doing little things for people who are going through a tough time can make a big difference,” is the mantra he lives by. Lucas is most proud of the time he was able to help the wife and son of a man going through a high-risk surgery by finding them a spare room to spend the night at the hospital. Being close to family is important to Lucas, and the entire team is happy to have him as a part of ours.

For Fun

Lucas is one of the rare cat people we have around, and we love him for it! His reasoning being that cats have more personality and are less maintenance. If Lucas could time travel he would conduct a patriotic research mission to go back to consult the founding fathers about the changes in our country.

Lucas Reeves

Level II Technical Analyst

Background

Lucas comes to LeafTech as a Greenhorn in the IT world, though he has always been interested in Computers and learning about the growing field of Cyber Security. This Littleton native is comfortable in the tech cave where he maintains our Client’s hardware, but Lucas is also happy relaxing next to a babbling brook or hiking among snow-capped peaks. His previous position as hospital security taught him a great deal about helping others going through hardships. “Doing little things for people who are going through a tough time can make a big difference,” is the mantra he lives by. Lucas is most proud of the time he was able to help the wife and son of a man going through a high-risk surgery by finding them a spare room to spend the night at the hospital. Being close to family is important to Lucas, and the entire team is happy to have him as a part of ours.

For Fun

Lucas is one of the rare cat people we have around, and we love him for it! His reasoning being that cats have more personality and are less maintenance. If Lucas could time travel he would conduct a patriotic research mission to go back to consult the founding fathers about the changes in our country.

Jim Geary

Level I Technical Analyst

Background

Jim joins LeafTech with seven years of IT experience, mostly with a major carrier. We won’t say who, but we are glad that he chose to find a new adventure! Instead of being a ‘fixer’ for this un-named carrier, Jim is excited to get the job done right the first time for LeafTech clients. Above all else, Jim cares about people. When asked about his hero story, he talked about implementing a process at this previous company to help less-visible co-workers quantify their value to the company, to help qualify them for promotion or advancement where deserved. In his short time with LeafTech, we have already seen how Jim goes out of the way to help his team and clients. When Jim drove 45 minutes to help a LeafTech client at their home office during an emergency after already putting in an 8 hour day – we knew we had a team mate we could trust and respect. Jim says he kind of fell into learning Networking, and we bet it was an easy landing. Originally from Baltimore, Jim has been in Colorado long enough to know where to get the best gluten free options around. Luckily, he now lives in an amazing state where you even get gluten-free microbrews!

For Fun

Jim stated his fantasy philosophical conversation would be with either Thoreau, or Kevin Smith. I think we should get all three of them together and see what happens! Jim is also the only team member to openly call out cats for being a little rude… But he likes them well enough anyway.

Jim Geary

Level I Technical Analyst

Background

Jim joins LeafTech with seven years of IT experience, mostly with a major carrier. We won’t say who, but we are glad that he chose to find a new adventure! Instead of being a ‘fixer’ for this un-named carrier, Jim is excited to get the job done right the first time for LeafTech clients. Above all else, Jim cares about people. When asked about his hero story, he talked about implementing a process at this previous company to help less-visible co-workers quantify their value to the company, to help qualify them for promotion or advancement where deserved. In his short time with LeafTech, we have already seen how Jim goes out of the way to help his team and clients. When Jim drove 45 minutes to help a LeafTech client at their home office during an emergency after already putting in an 8 hour day – we knew we had a team mate we could trust and respect. Jim says he kind of fell into learning Networking, and we bet it was an easy landing. Originally from Baltimore, Jim has been in Colorado long enough to know where to get the best gluten free options around. Luckily, he now lives in an amazing state where you even get gluten-free microbrews!

For Fun

Jim stated his fantasy philosophical conversation would be with either Thoreau, or Kevin Smith. I think we should get all three of them together and see what happens! Jim is also the only team member to openly call out cats for being a little rude… But he likes them well enough anyway.

Zachary Kurcbard

Level I Technical Analyst

Background

The entire LeafTeam is excited to introduce our newest team member, Zach! Zach joins us with 2 years experience in IT, skills as a cabler, and experience in the surveillance industry. Besides the agility that he adds to meet our client’s urgent cabling needs, Zach brings a serious dose of positivity anywhere he goes! With his catchphrase “Good Vibes”, he is always looking on the bright side and sending those happy feels out into the world. Zach thinks we should all work smarter, not harder, and gets excited to solve problems every day. This excitement to figure things out lead him to drive cross country to California for a client that appreciated his work here in Colorado. Some of what keeps Zach so positive are his two doggies, both Shiba Inus, named Yoshee and Naomi. The unconditional love of our canine friends puts him squarely in the Dog Person category – well, unconditional… as long as he has food!

For Fun

Zach is a competitive gamer in his free time, and would be happy to show you pro-strats to kick all your friends’ butts in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. You might be surprised to hear that Zach also loves Football and participates in a Fantasy League. That’s our Zach – constantly changing your perspective with a smile!

Zachary Kurcbard

Level I Technical Analyst

Background

The entire LeafTeam is excited to introduce our newest team member, Zach! Zach joins us with 2 years experience in IT, skills as a cabler, and experience in the surveillance industry. Besides the agility that he adds to meet our client’s urgent cabling needs, Zach brings a serious dose of positivity anywhere he goes! With his catchphrase “Good Vibes”, he is always looking on the bright side and sending those happy feels out into the world. Zach thinks we should all work smarter, not harder, and gets excited to solve problems every day. This excitement to figure things out lead him to drive cross country to California for a client that appreciated his work here in Colorado. Some of what keeps Zach so positive are his two doggies, both Shiba Inus, named Yoshee and Naomi. The unconditional love of our canine friends puts him squarely in the Dog Person category – well, unconditional… as long as he has food!

For Fun

Zach is a competitive gamer in his free time, and would be happy to show you pro-strats to kick all your friends’ butts in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. You might be surprised to hear that Zach also loves Football and participates in a Fantasy League. That’s our Zach – constantly changing your perspective with a smile!

Erin Cook

Customer Service Representative

Background

How can we explain our excitement about Erin Cook joining our team? Erin is our newest Customer Service Representative, but she is already going above and beyond for LeafTech and our clients. To use Erin’s own lingo, here is the TEA about our amazing front line lady! Erin lived in the Northeast of Florida for the majority of her life so far, working in restaurants and enjoying the exploration of music and art. Though Erin loved the music festival scene in Florida and says she will miss it, everyone at LeafTech assures her that it will be nothing compared to her first show at Red Rocks, and that she made a great choice to move out here with her significant other in November of 2019 with her sweet doodle Piper. This music loving dog mom also dabbles in visual art – Erin has done it all – from a stint studying oil painting in France, to practicing special effects makeup. Even though she loves horror and making herself look like a zombie sometimes, Erin loves making people smile most of all. Every time she answers the phones here, she is hoping she can hear that smile in the voice on the other end when she says her goodbyes.

For Fun

Erin said she would love to speak with Edgar Allen Poe if she could pick anyone living or dead. Yeah – we weren’t kidding, this sunny Florida girl has a dark side!

Erin Cook

Customer Service Representative

Background

How can we explain our excitement about Erin Cook joining our team? Erin is our newest Customer Service Representative, but she is already going above and beyond for LeafTech and our clients. To use Erin’s own lingo, here is the TEA about our amazing front line lady! Erin lived in the Northeast of Florida for the majority of her life so far, working in restaurants and enjoying the exploration of music and art. Though Erin loved the music festival scene in Florida and says she will miss it, everyone at LeafTech assures her that it will be nothing compared to her first show at Red Rocks, and that she made a great choice to move out here with her significant other in November of 2019 with her sweet doodle Piper. This music loving dog mom also dabbles in visual art – Erin has done it all – from a stint studying oil painting in France, to practicing special effects makeup. Even though she loves horror and making herself look like a zombie sometimes, Erin loves making people smile most of all. Every time she answers the phones here, she is hoping she can hear that smile in the voice on the other end when she says her goodbyes.

For Fun

Erin said she would love to speak with Edgar Allen Poe if she could pick anyone living or dead. Yeah – we weren’t kidding, this sunny Florida girl has a dark side!