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.
Lisa Narkie has 20+ years of Account Management experience in a wide variety of fields. Her client focus and attention to detail have helped her build solid relationships and partnerships throughout her career.
Lisa is very disciplined, motivated and organized. As an Account Executive at Deerwood Technologies, Lisa works with our clients to understand the value of leveraging GUARDIAN Managed Security Services in their businesses. She plays an integral role in identifying, developing proposals for and closing renewal opportunities, product/project requests and related Cybersecurity services engagements.
Lisa was born in Buffalo, Minnesota, spent many years growing up in Minnesota and now lives in Southern Florida with her husband and two boxer “furkids”. Lisa and her husband are outdoors whenever possible and spend time on flowering landscaping projects blending with Florida’s tropical terrain.
Kris Millsop has worked in corporate IT environments for 20+ years in Desktop, Help Desk and Network Administration roles. She brings significant network management experience and skills having been responsible for voice and data connectivity at multiple locations and data centers. As a Network Security Engineer at Deerwood Technologies, Kris ensures the availability, security and performance GUARDIAN clients’ core business location and expanding remote networks. With other team members, she delivers security, network, premise/cloud server and unified communications services.
Kris graduated from St. Cloud Technical College with an AAS degree in Microcomputer Support and Network Administration. She is currently attending Lake Superior College and working on her CyberSecurity Certificate. She is CompTIA Network+ certified.
Kris was born and raised in the Crosby area. She loves to spend time with her family and friends and enjoys working on her flower gardens and yard projects.
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.
Securing the upper Midwest for over 20 years
- 10+ Years In Business
- 2,100+ Devices Supported
- 50,000+ Tickets Resolved