Meet the Team

Rocky Mountain Tech Team provides small to mid-sized businesses with full-service information technology support for PC or Mac-based computers, servers and networks. Dedicated to maximizing system uptime and efficiency, Rocky Mountain Tech Team offers services essential for their client’s smooth operation—from pro-active maintenance packages and spam control to emergency services.

Team members are personable and known for having the experience needed to provide time-tested solutions. Located in Boulder, Colorado, the firm has served as a technology solutions partner for a wide range of companies in Boulder, Denver, and across Colorado since 2002.

 

Brandon Hamilton

Owner / Network Engineer

Brandon’s IT career began in the late 90s on a team managing a 1500 user corporate network. Brandon moved from Wisconsin to Colorado in 2002 and began supporting small and medium sized businesses in the Boulder/Denver area. In his free time Brandon enjoys skiing, mountain biking, travelling and the Green Bay Packers. Be sure to ask him about his latest adventures around the globe.

Derek Buranen

Network Engineer

Derek's repertoire in the IT industry started out with web design in the late 90s and quickly grew to include projects from network design to end-user support. Derek moved to Boulder from Minnesota to work with Rocky Mountain Tech Team in 2003. He also loves to spend time in the mountains camping or snowboarding.

Jessica Taylor

Billing / Human Resources

Laurie Zimmerman

Network Engineer

Laurie moved to Boulder in 1995 after graduating from the University of Iowa and has been designing and supporting networks ever since. Her skills run the gamut from introducing the 1st server to a small business to managing 50 server data centers. She is another outdoor enthusiast, enjoying everything from snowboarding and mountain biking to the more mellow activities of snowshoeing and hiking.

Matt Jordan

Network Engineer

Matt started his IT career in Florida in 2003 supporting a local network with 13 servers. He progressed from there starting a consulting job in Florida then making the trip to Colorado. He enjoys working with small businesses to streamline their IT infrastructure and maximize their potential impact on the community. When he's not working he can be found in the mountains snowboarding or mountain biking.

Ben Taylor

Network Engineer

Ben began his life as an unofficial computer technician at the ripe old age of 13, when he would backup, format and rebuild his PC for fun. Before joining RMTT, he was the IT support for various nonprofit organizations across Colorado. When he gets out from behind a computer, Ben enjoys live music, the outdoors, and micro-brews.

Eric Burge

Account Manager

Eric’s first computer was an Apple II+ back in 1982 and he’s been working in IT ever since. He’s led technical support teams for companies like IBM, Lucent/Bell Labs and managed the IT department for a nutraceutical company in Broomfield. When Eric is not in front of a computer, he can usually be found in the kitchen perfecting a French sauce. Eric keeps busy with his wife and very active three kids.

Ryan Ziffer

Network Engineer

Ryan is a 9 year industry expert with a wide range of experience. He began his career in 2003 as a technology lead for a local business. In 2009 he started an IT consulting company and currently works as a Systems Engineer for Grooveshark.com in addition to working with RMTT. In his free time he can be found on the slopes strapped to either a snowboard or mountain bike.

TJ Bishop

Network Engineer

TJ, a Colorado native and techie by birth, seeks to bring the Colorado spirit to IT. Years and years of fixing (after breaking) his families computers gave him the background for being one of the team. When he isn't in front of a computer at work he's usually in front of a computer at home or tethered to the side of rock wall or enjoying a hike on one of Colorado's many trails.

Mo Kincaid

Client Services

Mo got his nickname over 20 years ago from his best friend and has stuck ever since. He has the philosophy that your smile carries through your voice. He likes to walk out of work each night with the same smile that he had when he walked in the door at the start of the day. With a background in both technical support and customer service—he loves to help people.

Kelly Bolen

Network Engineer

Kelly was born and raised in Boise, Idaho. He worked for a non-profit in Boise as the one man IT department for over 10 years. He decided he needed a change from Boise and moved to Boulder to see what Colorado had to offer. He has worked with computers all his life, being his family and friends IT support and playing with gadgets and technology whenever he can. He is a problem solver and loves helping others solve technology issues of any kind. He is also a huge sci-fi nerd and watches at least one Star Trek series every year—The Next Generation is the best.

Dave Morrison

Special Projects

Dave has been using and supporting Macs for well over 15 years. Relied on by design and law firms alike, Dave's creative solutions and troubleshooting talents help any user accomplish their work faster. Through his experience as an art director and Apple Certified technician, Dave is not only an expert in making systems and applications behave themselves, but also in using them.

Kevin Kellar

Network Engineer

Kevin started his IT career in Washington DC at a frozen foods distributor when he was 17. In 2011 he moved to Grand Forks, North Dakota where he attended the University of North Dakota. Kevin moved from North Dakota to Colorado in 2014 to join the team. He has worked with almost every type of desktop and server specializing in virtual environments.

David Ferszt

Network Engineer

After willing himself into existence, David received his college degree in philosophy from CU Denver. After failing to find anybody willing to pay him to sit around pondering the meaning of the universe, he took to the IT industry which he has been working in for about 15 years. He likes this profession because of the client interaction as he is an extrovert at heart. This Whovian will soon be a father and is looking forward to teaching this young chap everything he has learned. “Of all the things I have lost, I miss my mind the most” –Mark Twain

John Reinhardt

Account Manager

John is number 6 out of 9 kids and a Colorado native who believes there is no better place to live. He brings over ten years of experience helping dental, medical & veterinary practices with implementing technology to improve patient care and business efficiencies. You can count on John to respond whenever you need assistance with your practice related technical objectives.

Caleb Smith

Network Engineer

Caleb began his IT career by repairing and rebuilding PCs for family and friends while in Middle School in Clinton, MO for entertainment and pure interest for computers. Caleb moved to Westminster from Kansas City to join Rocky Mountain Tech Team in 2015. When not in front of a computer, Caleb enjoys live music, being outdoors and mountain biking.

Mike McManus

Network Engineer

Mike has been working in the IT field for over 10 years with experience across multiple platforms. He has always had a passion for connecting with people and loves working with clients, both helping with their IT issues and using his problem solving skills to make their days better. He has been skiing since he learned how to walk and enjoys live music and spending time in the great outdoors!

Tom Pattermann

Network Engineer

I went to tech school in ’98 and received my degree as a Microcomputer Electronic Technician in 2000. I began working in small electronic/computer repair shops around Wisconsin (Eau Claire, Menomonie, and Hudson) shortly thereafter. I have always had a passion for music and have been playing guitar for 20 years. I started working as a part time audio engineer at the age of 19 and toured with bands like the Knack, Rick Springfield and the Romantics as a guitar technician/monitor engineer. I started a band back in 2003 with aspirations of becoming famous! As a band we toured and played with tons of national acts across the Midwest. We moved here in 2006 signed with a record label and recorded our first full length album with Bill Stevenson (Black Flag, All, The Descendents) and Jason Livermoore (Rise Against). Unfortunately after being all over the media and playing some high profile shows across the country the music industry began it’s slow and painful downword spiral. The label ran out of money and we parted ways. We still record and play select shows but not as heavy duty as before. Luckily we bought the PC Express in Boulder shortly after we moved to CO and turned it in to a successful income generator.  As a business we began to expand our business ventures and became the “repair shop” for “repair shops” specializing in hardware repairs. We sold the PC Express to a “friend in need” in 2011.  During the last few years I began to work as an independent contractor for local IT business providing on-site business IT solutions. I have been in the industry for 15 years now and enjoy expanding my knowledge base in cutting edge IT solutions.      

Jordan Sisk

Network Engineer

Jordan has been working in IT for the better part of a decade with the goal of making sure a problem doesn’t just become a ticket number.  His approach to IT is people-oriented in order to make sure technology isn’t just a black box for the user.  In his free time you can probably find him making a craft cocktail and sitting down to tinker with either his car or his vintage technology.  Restoring vintage telecom gear is an old favorite, and if you ever happen to be at his apartment when he gets a phone call on his land line (because what else do you hook up to a 1980s telephone system?) you’ll hear the clanging peal of vintage telephone bells.

Vince Pattermann

Network Engineer

Dan Daigler

Cabling Engineer

Dan graduated from DePaul University (Chicago, IL) in 2010 with a degree in Environmental Public Policy. His passion for outdoor activity and the environment brought him to Colorado 2 years later. After years in both the outdoor retail industry and the environmental non-profit sphere he is excited to join RMTT. He enjoys bonfires, desert vacations and water sports.

José Rivera

Cabling Engineer

Krista Selvy

Client Services

Rocky Faruque

Network Engineer

Rocky has been very passionate about computers since the age of 11 when he built his first computer. He went to MSU in Denver, CO and completed his Bachelor's of Science in Physics. He enjoys his free time by enjoying live music, cooking, playing video games, and journeying through the varieties of scotch whiskeys.

Chris Dotson

Network Engineer

Chris started building and working on computers at a young age and pursued working in the IT field right out of college where he studied computer networking systems. Contracting short term projects right out of the gate and then eventually moving into IT outsourcing. Working and learning various end user systems as well as network infrastructures. He has spent 3 years supporting and managing several charter schools in the Denver area and enjoys supporting the education environment.