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 finding time to relax EVERY day 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 enjoys spending time with her children, grandchildren, family and friends.
Wayne McClure has 26 years of experience in the Technology industry, with the last 11 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 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. Spending time, virtually and physically, with children and grandchildren as they grow and experience life is Sheila’s number one priority.
Adrienne Christensen has over 18 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.
Gagan Chowdhary has 14 years of experience in the technology industry. He has worked with large, multi-national corporations, such as IBM Global and Dell International. Gagan has served business clients from various industries: including transportation, financial, healthcare, legal and fashion, as well as churches and other non-profit organizations. He has received several appreciations and accolades for his performance, especially for delivering exceptional client service experiences.
Gagan is a graduate. He has achieved various industry certifications that included CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network +, MCSA, Acronis and Datto.
Gagan likes to travel and explore different places especially vintage and natural. His itinerary includes many local and international destinations.
McEwan Rodefeld joined the Deerwood Technologies team through the mntech SciTech internship program. He’s a hard-working, methodical, and detail-oriented person who is very excited to get his start in the IT field at Deerwood Technologies.
He is a recent graduate from Augsburg University earning his bachelor’s degree in Computer Science with an emphasis on Cybersecurity. McEwan holds several vendor specific certifications and is currently working towards CompTIA certifications.
McEwan grew up in St. Paul, Minnesota and still lives in the Twin Cities area today. He is involved in the community by coaching high school ski teams. In their free time, McEwan and his fiancé Hannah enjoy biking and cross-country skiing around various metro area parks.
Mike Tooke comes from 20+ years in the military working in the Cybersecurity career field. From there he has worked for Northrop Grumman and NRO. Recently retired, but soon found out he missed the Cybersecurity field and wanted to return to the industry.
Throughout his career, he has worked everything from server maintenance up to directing a $10 billion worldwide military network that spanned half the globe. He aided in the setup of one of the first Defensive Counter Cyber Operations centers. It eliminated over 400 enemy threats to the military within the first year. Mike earned the coveted “Hacker” wings utilizing defensive and offensive strategies during this time.
His career then migrated more to an ISSM (Information Systems Security Manger) role as Cybersecurity Section Chief, where he utilized NIST, FIPS, and DISA STIGS to ensure military base networks were hardened and secure. Toward the end of his career, he became an auditor, inspecting military installations on their Cybersecurity posture and compliance.
Mike enjoys riding motorcycles and snowboarding in his leisure time.
Securing the upper Midwest for over 20 years
- 10+ Years In Business
- 2,100+ Devices Supported
- 50,000+ Tickets Resolved