Deerwood Technologies Team
Jim Mayne has delivered improved business results for Deerwood Technologies’ clients and filled key roles in enterprise technology organizations at a variety of major financial institutions over the past 40 years.
Jim has a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of St. Thomas; a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Minnesota along with various security, technical and sales certifications from industry groups and vendors. He is a US Navy veteran.
He’s a member of Salem Lutheran Church in Deerwood, is involved and engaged with 3 area Chambers of Commerce, president of Deerwood Civic & Commerce and is an active member of both the Deerwood American Legion and the Brainerd Area Sertoma service clubs.
Together with his wife, Sheila, they enjoy various activities and outdoor events with their grandchildren, children and their extended family and friends in the Deerwood and Cuyuna Lakes areas. Golfing, fishing and now preparing for an August 5K with his granddaughter are Jim’s current priorities.
Julie Nesseth has 30+ years of experience in a variety of business office environments. As office manager and purchasing manager Julie is in charge of all aspects of Deerwood’s national procurement operations as well as coordinating all back office activities, including: human resources, bookkeeping and payroll.
Julie is a self-motivated, organized and creative individual who understands the importance of providing quality business practices. She also documents and updates many standard operating procedures driving improvement across Deerwood Technologies’ general business processes.
Julie was born and raised in the Crosby area and she and her husband Mike are active in a local car club and enjoy spending time with their children, grandchildren, family and friends.
Wayne McClure has 24 years of experience in the Technology industry, with the last 9 years being at Deerwood Technologies. He has worked at several Central Minnesota computer businesses. Positions included Bench Technician, Commissioned Sales, Business Solutions Consultant, and Store Manager. He started his own business, and began doing low voltage technology work in addition to computer sales and service. He has serviced business customers with anywhere from 1 to 500 employees, and enjoys helping customers grow their business.
Wayne graduated from Northwest Technical College, majoring in Electronics Technology. He is CompTIA A+ and Network+ certified, Shoretel Telephone Certified, and a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist. He has been a MN Licensed Power Limited Technician since 2008. Wayne also holds several other vendor specific certifications.
Wayne was elected twice as President of his Church Council. He, along with his wife Robin, enjoy music, road trips, and spending time with their children and grandchildren.
Sheila Mayne has 30+ years of experience in a variety of businesses and industries. As logistics manager, assistant office manager and Chief Happiness Officer (CHO), Sheila is responsible for ensuring business operations meet client service levels and that our team’s morale and level of engagement remain high.
Sheila is a no-nonsense individual contributor and dependable team member. She regularly resolves problems quickly by getting to the root issue immediately. Her willingness to pitch-in to help with any task or project keeps things moving forward on a regular basis.
Sheila and her husband, Jim, host numerous company events and other social activities. They enjoy balancing as well as mixing work and play as much as possible.
Adrienne Christensen has over 15 years of experience in the Technology industry. She has held various positions in the technology field in corporate environments. At Deerwood Technologies, Adrienne leads complex Engineering activities and projects, and has also assumed Service Delivery roles with increasing responsibility. Delivering outstanding client service experiences is one of Adrienne’s greatest strengths.
Adrienne graduated from Central Lakes College with AAS degrees in both General Network Administration and Information Technology. She is A+ certified and has many certifications from Microsoft including Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert on Cloud Platform and Infrastructure and Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate on Windows Server.
Adrienne grew up in Aitkin and has always lived in the local area. She enjoys all the activities central Minnesota has to offer.
David Chong started at Deerwood Technologies as an Intern in the Summer of 2018 through the SciTechsperience program. He moved back to Morris, MN where he finished his Computer Science BA at the University of Minnesota – Morris. During his Senior year, David gained relevant exposure to Cryptography, Systems, and Databases, expanding on his Junior year education which focused on Software Development.
Since rejoining the team, David has continued resolving client issues and delivering superior service to GUARDIAN Network Support clients in Network and Security Operations.
David enjoys spending time outdoors with his friends in his free time. Camping, hunting and fishing are no stranger to Mr. Chong. When weather does not permit such activities, David prefers to listen to and produce music as well as watch movies and play video games.
Michael Dooney graduated with his associated degree from Winona State University this spring and will be going to Minnesota State College Southeast this fall to get his degree in Network Administration and Technology.
Michael’s main projects at Deerwood Technologies include Security Awareness Training deployment for existing GUARDIAN Network Support clients and Office 365 license/subscription migration and transition to more secure email and collaboration capabilities.
Michael grew up in Lakeville, Minnesota and enjoys spending time at his families cabin on Cedar Lake near Deerwood.