Mark Michaelis (Blog) is the founder of IntelliTect and serves as the Chief Technical Architect and Trainer. Since 1996, he has been a Microsoft MVP for C#, Visual Studio Team System, and the Windows SDK and in 2007, he was recognized as a Microsoft Regional Director. He also serves on several Microsoft software design review teams, including C#, the Connected Systems Division, and VSTS. Mark speaks at developer conferences and has written numerous articles and books - Essential C# 5.0 is his most recent.
Mark holds a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from the University of Illinois and a Masters in Computer Science from the Illinois Institute of Technology. When not bonding with his computer, Mark is busy with his family or training for another triathlon (having completed the Ironman in 2008). Mark lives in Spokane, Washington, with his wife Elisabeth and three children, Benjamin, Hanna and Abigail.
Phil Spokas is the Vice President of Business Development for IntelliTect. He comes to the company with extensive executive management and leadership experience. Professionally Phil’s greatest accomplishment was the original design, architecture and development of the OnTrack Manufacturing Execution System.
Phil holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Computer Science from Benedictine University. When not assisting clients, Phil enjoys hikes with his family, home improvement projects and exploring the Inland Northwest.
Shane Kercheval is one of the newest full-time members of the IntelliTect Team. Shane has worked with IntelliTect for many years and his role will change from a master code developer to specializing in product/business development opportunities.
Congratulations are in order for Shane who just recently earned his Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Eastern Washington University this summer. Prior to earning his Master’s Degree he graduated Suma Cum Laude with a Bachelors of Science Degree and had two minors; in Math and Physics.
He mainly enjoys staying busy by “working outside of work” and enjoys spending time with friends and family. He also loves continuously learning by reading books on business, strategy, leadership, technical books, and more.
Michael Stokesbary is a SharePoint Development Architect for IntelliTect. Michael has been involved in computers since he was about 10 with his first computer being a Texas Instruments TI-99/4A that he programmed BASIC on and saved his programs on ordinary audio cassette tapes. Since then, Michael has learned various programming languages and primarily focuses on .NET technologies including C#, WCF, WPF, WF, SharePoint, and ASP.NET.
Michael obtained a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Gonzaga University. When not geeking out with either his computer or the .NET User Group in Spokane, he enjoys spending time with his 2 sons, daughter and lovely wife.
Brian Jones earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Systems from Troy University. His vast and lengthy industry experience, starting in the early 1990's, gives him a firm foundation in the field of information technology and software engineering. Brian has achieved expert level mastery in many different technologies. In addition to .NET (C#/WCF/WPF/WF) and ASP.NET, Brian has worked extensively with BizTalk Server since 2004 and he has published several BizTalk related white papers for Microsoft. Brian also has extensive experience with Team Foundation Server, promoting best-practices and installations and upgrades.
Brian is an avid soccer player and when he is not busy working (or playing with technology), he enjoys spending time with his wife and three sons, and recovering from Wii injuries.
Jeff Hemry is a Senior .NET Architect for IntelliTect. He has specialized in web development and XML/XSLT, but more currently in WPF work as he holds his MCAD, Microsoft Certified Application Developer Certificate.
Jeff graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Science in Molecular and Cell Biology. When not in front of his computer he enjoys riding sport bikes, any outdoor activity and raising two beautiful and well rounded daughters. One of Jeff’s biggest goals in life is to become a Life Coach and help people realize their dreams.
Kelly Adams is a Master Code Ninja for IntelliTect. Since 1999, Kelly has been developing line-of-business applications on Microsoft platforms in various industries ranging from commercial finance to health care. He comes to IntelliTect specializing in web-based applications that utilize technologies as ASP.Net MVC, WCF, jQuery, and Entity Framework. His greatest professional accomplishment was recently building a system to receive lab test orders and deliver test results to physician's offices securely over the internet.
Kelly previously attended Ithaca College in New York. When not developing unique applications, Kelly enjoys playing board games with his family, playing bass for the band Fairmount Chase and cooking Southern-style barbecue.
Mark Salvino is a well rounded Software Engineer who will be assisting us with multiple projects coming down the pike. Mark recently graduated from the University of Eastern Washington with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems with double minors, one in 3D Animation with another in design.
Mark has a well rounded range of skills stemming from a good mix of coursework and professional development, but he is currently striving to become a Subject Matter Expert in .NET and PowerShell.
When not working on his computer he enjoys hunting, fishing, and snowboarding. Mark is also a big college and professional football fan. If there is a big game Saturday or Sunday he watched it!
Maria McMaster has been in the Information Technology industry for over 23 years with the majority of her experience being in the financial/insurance industry. She has a Bachelor and Master’s Degree in Computer Science and has extensive experience as a developer, business analyst, quality assurance tester, and a project manager. Her wide range of knowledge includes IBM operating systems, which has only broadened her extensive knowledge of many mainframe systems, facilities, tools and record access methods.
Maria is used to traveling the world on multiple computer engineering projects; she really is looking forward to a project located primarily here in Spokane. One of her greatest accomplishments is having a happy healthy family. She has been married over 23 years and has a six year old son that keeps her very busy. Her many years of experience and knowledge combined with her positive, flexible, laid back attitude will easily earn her the respect of her colleagues. Please welcome Maria to our growing Quality Assurance Team.
Mike an experienced Quality Assurance Engineer did not take the traditional route to becoming a software engineer and has multiple degrees in the entertainment field; an Associate Degree in Multimedia and a Bachelor’s Degree in Digital Entertainment. Mike has a passion for teaching and was an adjunct instructor for ITT Technical Institute teaching students effective methods of utilizing 3D Max, Unity3D, and UnrealEngine3.
Prior work experience has lead Mike to become familiar with many aspects of QA, ranging from design review to manual and automated testing and test tracking. He would say manual testing, test tracking, and issue tracking would be his areas of specialization and why he chose QA as a career over 3D animation. One of his greatest accomplishments was being asked to learn HP Quality Center to instruct peers and colleagues how to have a better understanding of what the customer needs and how to better assist customers with QA related issues.
Zach Moore is a Master Code Ninja for IntelliTect. He specializes in SQL database architecture and optimization.
Zach graduated from Eastern Washington University first in 2005 with a Bachelors of Science in Chemistry and Biotechnology, and more recently with his Masters in Computer Science. When not working, Zach enjoys outdoor activities such as camping, fishing and hiking as well as Trivia.
Tom's primary focus this past decade has been with .Net based development in C# and Visual Basic, and most recently, Android app development. He has extensive experience with server side “back-end” software, including systems integration, data mining and a fair amount with various forms of network communication. Although he wouldn't consider himself particularly artistic, he enjoys UI design and taking care to make sure things work correctly, not just look good. His primary UI work has been with Windows Forms but has also done some ASP.Net work, and created a fairly complex Silverlight / WCF front-end.
Earlier in his career he spent many years coding in C and later in Java for Unix, writing software such as Xenix network drivers; a hierarchical database manager; diverse-product integration software and a windowed multi-process UI environment, called FLiP, for text-based monitors (prior to the popularity of Windows and Mac). He started out by teaching himself BASIC on a TRS-80 and then earned his Associates Degree in Data Processing in 1981. His education since then has been in the trenches, learning what he need as he needs it.
On the personal side he likes camping, hiking, photography, music (performance) and is a licensed amateur radio operator.
Tim Weston comes to IntelliTect with extensive experience leading teams as a Quality Assurance Project Manager and Engineer. Tim has over fifteen years of continuous Quality Assurance experience. He likes to joke that QA found him because it matches his personality! A natural engineer, he loves to tear things apart completely and figure out a more efficient, better way to do things. His expertise is increasing efficiency, planning, documenting and forecasting for the many projects he has led. He is adept in many different technologies, not just Microsoft, his experience with UNIX, Linux and Perl will add high value to our already brilliant QA team.
When Tim is not busy keeping up to date on the latest in QA, he works on his homestead which is a fully functioning farm. Tim’s greatest accomplishments are his seven children and his beautiful wife. He has fully admitted and is quite proud of being a big European board game geek! Please welcome him to our team!
Jenna Cypert is a certified Project Management Professional for IntelliTect. Jenna’s primary responsibility for IntelliTect is the implementation of software development projects for clients.
Jenna graduated from Northwest Nazarene University with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and a Minor in Management. Outside of work she enjoys traveling, outdoor activities as well as spending quality time with her family and close friends.
Anne Beard is a Human Resources Consultant for IntelliTect. With over 17 years in the industry, Anne has a broad range of HR experience benefiting the IntelliTect team. Previously, Anne has worked with the coordination and leading of training initiatives, recruiting, scheduling and payroll, health benefits, employee manuals and many others. Anne obtained her obtained both her National Certification in Human Resources and Professional Human Resources Certification in 2012.
Anne graduated from Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. Her greatest accomplishment is being deeply devoted to her awesome husband and two wonderful children. Anne enjoys reading, traveling, cooking and communicating with people which makes her an awesome fit as IntelliTect’s recruiter!