We are a small team of talented professionals with a wide range of skills and experience. We love what we do, and we do it with passion.
A.J. is a Sr. Network Deployment Engineer and Team Lead for Red River. He has spent 15+ years in IT as a generalist working as a Systems Administrator, Network Engineer, and IT Manager, covering Windows Server, Active Directory, and VMware Virtualization. He is now turning his focus to networking with a focus on Software-Defined networking technologies, including SD-WAN and Data Center solutions. Additionally, he writes articles on his blog, which can be found at blog.noblinkyblinky.com, and teaches courses as an Adjunct Professor at Champlain College. For his work as a writer/blogger A.J. has been recognized as both a Cisco Champion and VMware vExpert.
Aaron is an Enterprise Sales Engineer with twenty years of hands on experience working in telecommunications, fifteen of which are working directly for a major cable provider. He currently specializes in large, multi-site, managed WAN solutions for Fortune 50 and Fortune 100 companies.
Throughout his career he has been involved in all aspects of the field including, installation, troubleshooting, training, curriculum development and most recently engineering. In his current role, he has been able to develop his leadership and training skills as he has been promoted to a subject matter expert which has allowed him to specialize in various technical areas and then be a resource for fellow co-workers while they are learning these tools. Aaron loves being a mentor and a team player and always exceeds expectations at any given task.
Andy is a Senior Network Engineer working in Fintech, where he builds and maintains the backbone network of a Fortune 500 company. He has a decade of blended experience, where he worked his way up from cable guy to network engineer guy.
When he’s not permitting packets, he can be found creating content for the network engineering community on his YouTube channel and blog named Permit IP Andy Andy. For his contributions to the community, he was named Cisco Champion in 2020. In his spare time Andy enjoys being outdoors with his family, reading, fishing, photography and cycling.
Dan is a network engineer currently working in the insurance industry. He is a jack of all trades master of none kind of engineer, wearing many hats including cloud, WAN, LAN, Data Center, firewall, and load balancing.
Married with a son, he enjoys spending time with his family. Outside of technology, Dan likes to be outdoors. Fun fact: he is also a wedding photographer/videographer.