Meet the Team

Dan Edwards

CEO LinkedIn

Expertise : Removing obstacles that pose a threat to our vision
Hometown : Sherman Oaks, CA
First Job : Newspaper delivery
Education and Training : Accounting and Business Management plus way too many Microsoft, Citrix, and Netware certifications
Organizations : Board Member, Future Smiles 2018 – Present
Board Member, Dental Integrators Association 2009 – 2019
Number of Computers at Home : 8
Hobbies : Travel, golf, and watching the Seahawks and Dodgers
Fuel : Hank’s Fine Steaks
Favorite Thing About Pact-One Solutions : It is all about the people. Our team makes this an amazing place
Favorite Charities : Future Smiles and Team Smiles
Recharging Zone : Anywhere tropical or mountainous with my family
Apps Can't Live Without : MLB At Bat, Google Maps, and Amazon
Tech Tip : If you need help with your technology, give Pact-One a call

Sean Hans

Vice President LinkedIn

Expertise : Network sales and design. HIPAA security, VoIP Phone solutions
Hometown : Tucson, AZ
First Job : Installing computer cables and washing dishes part time.
Education and Training : Mira Costa College -San Diego, CDT Computer Technology - Los Angeles
Number of computers at home : 2
Hobbies : Coaching youth sports, golf, gardening, Travel
Fuel : Gummy Bears, Micro Beers, My girlfriends cooking
Favorite Thing About Pact-One Solutions : All the great people I get to work with and that our clients continually express how they appreciate the level of expertise and service that our team provides from service to sales.
Recharging Zone : The Thai restaurant garden I help take care of. Yoga class. Any sporting event. Best of all - Spending time with my girlfriend
Apps Can't Live Without : Google Maps, Words with Friends, Spotify
Tech Tip : If you want to make your technology less intrusive, call Pact-One

Kim Hansen

Director of Operations LinkedIn

Expertise: Building a Strong Team.
Hometown: Sandpoint, Idaho
First job: Hostess at Copper Penny Restaurant
Education and training: Point Loma College
Number of computers at home: 6
Hobbies: Genealogy & Gardening
Fuel: Spicy Sushi and Shrimp!
Favorite thing about Pact-One: The ability to harness the strength of each team member, no cookie-cutters.
Recharging zone: All 4 Seasons… Spring, Summer, Fall & Winter
Apps I can't live without: Amazon
Tech tip: Use technology to bring out the best in you.

Kyle Christensen

Service Manager LinkedIn

Expertise: Nunchaku and Guacamole
Hometown: Alpine, Ca
First job: Sandwich Engineer at Submarina
Education and training: Bachelors in Cognitive Psychology, Minor in Photography
Number of computers at home: 2
Fuel: oatmeal and peanut butter
Favorite thing about Pact-One: Mike Mascaro
Recharging zone: Yosemite, Ca
Apps I can't live without: Feedly, Untappd, Spotify
Tech tip: Ask Greg

Greg Richards

Technical Director

Expertise: Technical Operations
Hometown: Maui, Hawaii
First job: Wedding and Events Coordinator
Education and training: College of Southern Nevada
Number of computers at home: 3 in full service, have 2-3 in need of parts.
Hobbies: Sports, Exercising, Gardening
Fuel: Coffee
Favorite thing about Pact-One: Getting to work with the latest technology!
Recharging zone: My couch
Apps I can't live without: Amazon, Slickdeals
Tech tip: Have you tried turning it off and back on again?

Lisa Edwards

Office Manager / Accounting

Expertise : Getting the CEO to take out the trash
Hometown : La Canada, CA
First Job : Doctor’s Office in Verdugo Hills
Education and Training : it is never-ending
Organizations : Steering Committee for the CDA Foundation 2015 – Present
Number of Computers at Home : 8
Hobbies : shopping, decorating, gardening, cooking/baking and watching my daughter dance.
Fuel : COFFEE
Favorite Thing About Pact-One Solutions : We have an awesome P1 family, we all work very well together!
Recharging Zone : The beach with my family
Apps Can't Live Without : Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Google maps and Shazam
Tech Tip : When you’ve tried the rest, call the best -- Pact–ONE!

Ursula Rethman

Purchasing Manager

Expertise : Still figuring that out : )
Hometown : Pleasant Hill, CA
First Job : Saginaw, MI
Education and Training : Lifeguard
Organizations : B.S. Recreation and Leisure Services
Number of Computers at Home : 1
Hobbies : Animal Rescue
Fuel : Milk Chocolate Caramel Patties
Favorite Thing About Pact-One Solutions : The Team
Recharging Zone : The couch
Tech Tip : F7

Sean Berlanga

Technical Services Engineer

Expertise: Unofficial Outlook expert
Hometown: El Cajon, CA
First job: Christmas tree lot attendant at Sears garden center
Education and training: El Dorado College, Cuyamaca College, Life
Number of computers at home: 6
Hobbies: Going to the movies or watching at home. Reptile enthusiast. Star Wars geek
Fuel: I am a Tacoholic
Favorite thing about Pact-One: The people I work with
Recharging zone: Spending time with my kids or relaxing at home with a good movie.
Apps I can't live without: Inkpad, because I can’t seem to remember stuff
Tech tip: Read what you are installing. Don’t just click through your install. Especially if it is a new application that you know nothing about. It will save you from having to try to uninstall a weather toolbar or changing your default browser back.

Matt Edwards

Technical Services Engineer

Expertise: Coding, databases, backup software and operating systems
Hometown: Seattle, WA
First job: Newspaper delivery
Education and training: Some college and technical certifications
Number of computers at home: 4
Hobbies: Gaming, song writing and studio recording
Fuel: Coffee
Favorite thing about Pact-One: The people I get to work with
Recharging zone: Couch and bed
Apps I can’t live without: Chrome, ebay and cubase
Tech tip: Save soon and often

Mike Ohls

Technical Services Engineer

Expertise: Windows and Linux Networking
Hometown: San Diego
First job: Round Table Pizza
Education and training: Every tech class high school offered, Coleman University, MSDN courses
Number of computers at home: 4
Hobbies: Video and Tabletop Gaming
Fuel: Slaters 50/50
Favorite thing about Pact-One: Great culture and good people to work with
Recharging zone: Imperial Beach or curled up watching movies.
Apps I can’t live without: Waze, Google Drive, Spotify
Tech tip: Wind the spring from a pen around your power/usb cords, it will prevent them from bending and breaking.

Reza Javadi

Technical Services Engineer

Expertise: Love to troubleshoot & figure things out. Works hands on as I used to be a mechanic.
Hometown: West Covina, CA
First job: Mechanic on Japanese cars
Education and training: College and self-taught
Number of computers at home: 4
Hobbies: Running, Swimming, Riding a bike, Mess with Tech stuff, Fix things and Go out with the family
Fuel: Love Mexican Food, Carrot Juice and Teas of different flavors
Favorite thing about Pact-One: We have vast amount of talent on our team, we all work together and help each other out to speed up the process of helping our clients.
Recharging zone: Spending time with the family and my two kids.
Apps I can’t live without: BBC News, CNN News and CNet.
Tech tip: Make sure you have a backup of your data because one day you will need it and it will come in handy.

Rusty Smith

Technical Services Engineer

Expertise: Troubleshooting difficult computer problems, they are a challenging puzzle to me
Hometown: San Diego, CA
First job: Selling Mistletoe as a kid during Christmas
Number of computers at home: 5
Hobbies: Computer Programming, Software Development, Web Development and Gaming
Fuel: Coffee
Favorite thing about Pact-One: Great Atmosphere and a company that truly cares about us as employees.
Recharging zone: Home on my computer playing video games.
Apps I can't live without: Spotify and Excel
Tech tip: Rebooting the device really does fix a lot of problems.

Ashley Lockerman

Technical Services Engineer

Expertise: Providing friendly customer service.
Hometown: Wilmington, NC
First job: Hotel Front Desk Receptionist
Education and training: BS in Geography at Appalachian State University, GIS Certification
Number of computers at home: Too many. Two gaming rigs, two laptops, one media center PC, one home server, and one Mac.
Hobbies: Video games, reading, hiking, reptile husbandry (I keep snakes and geckos), and anything and everything Star Wars.
Fuel: Obscene amounts of coffee and sweet tea.
Favorite thing about Pact-One: My coworkers and the relationships I’ve formed with clients.
Recharging zone: Getting outdoors and going for a hike or visiting the beach.
Apps I can’t live without: Star Wars app, Google Maps, MyRadar
Tech tip: Press Ctrl + Z to undo an action if you accidentally delete something or make a mistake. It works in most programs

AJ Lara

Technical Services Engineer LinkedIn

Expertise: Field Technician
Hometown: El Paso, Texas
First job: Lot Attendant at a Ford Dealership
Education and training: San Diego State, A+, MCP
Number of computers at home: 2
Hobbies: Fishing, Golf, Sports, and running.
Fuel: Trying new restaurants, traveling, Dallas Cowboys and my family
Favorite thing about Pact-One: The people I work with and the clients I help.
Recharging zone: Being out on the Pacific ocean with a tank full of bait and a fish waiting to get caught.
Apps I can't live without: Uber, Bleacher Report, Spotify, and MakeAMeme
Tech tip: If an app is frozen on your iphone, hold the power button down till you see the “slide to power off” prompt. Instead of sliding to power off the phone, push and hold the home button until you return to the home screen. This will force quit and refresh the app.

Freddie Garcia

Technical Services Engineer LinkedIn

Expertise:

Networking Administration, maintenance and troubleshooting

Help Desk / Technical Services

  • Desktop and software support
  • Help desk support
  • PC / applications deployment
Hometown: Born and Raised South San Francisco
First job: US Army – Combat Engineer (12 Bravo)
Education and training:
  • US Army
  • Computer Training Academy (Silicone Valley)
  • Unitek College (Microsoft Certifications)
Number of computers at home: 5 Computers
Hobbies: Showing my 57 Chevy Belair at car shows with my wife
Fuel: Starbucks
Favorite thing about Pact-One: Pact-One values their employees and the camaraderie
Recharging zone: My Sunday Morning Men’s Bible Study
Apps I can't live without: Waze and ITunes
Tech tip: You’ve probably heard people say it a million times, and there’s a reason for it. You always think data loss won’t happen to you, but it happens to everyone one day, and having a good, up to date backup is the only way to avoid frustration down the road. Plus, setting it up is insanely easy and is something absolutely everyone can do, so you have no excuse: start backing up right now. You’ll be glad you did.

Ryan Lapid

Technical Services Engineer
LinkedIn

Expertise: Food enthusiast with a passion in IT work
Hometown: Fullerton, CA
First job: Macy’s
Education and training: University of California, Irvine
Number of computers at home: 4
Hobbies: Playing Golf, Tennis, Video Games
Fuel: Braised Short Ribs or Korean BBQ Short Ribs
Favorite thing about Pact-One: Working with awesome co-workers!
Recharging zone: Playing video games on Xbox One: Gears of War, Halo, Star Wars Battlefront
Apps I can't live without: Candy Crush and Clash of Clans
Tech tip: Did you reboot your computer?

Calvin Kincaid

Technical Services Engineer
LinkedIn

Expertise: Meticulous in diagnosing and repairing electronics.
Hometown: Las Vegas, NV
First job: Vans Clothing
Education and training: Over 10 years experience in IT. Apple hardware / software certified.
Number of computers at home: 4
Hobbies: Figuring out how things work. Playing guitar. Video games. Building Legos with my daughter. Hanging out with friends.
Fuel: Cracked Pepper sunflower seeds. Mountain Dew. Now and Laters.
Favorite thing about Pact-One: Working with a team of people who are engaged and motivated to deliver amazing service and support to our clients.
Recharging zone: Chilling at home.
Apps I can't live without: CW mobile. Google Maps. Imgur. NPR One.
Tech tip: Alt + F4 closes everything.

Javier Vazquez

Technical Services Engineer LinkedIn

Expertise: Computer hardware
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
First job: Cashier
Education and training: Pact-One
Number of computers at home: 6
Hobbies: Photography, Model Crafting, collecting Star Wars memorabilia
Fuel: Iced Coffee
Favorite thing about Pact-One: The great team of co-workers
Recharging zone: Unwinding by playing video games or watching movies
Apps I can't live without: Google Maps, Yelp, Spotify
Tech tip: Read and save those manuals, they might be useful to have one day.

Shawn Giovanetti

Technical Services Engineer LinkedIn

Expertise: Finding the solutions out others seem to miss.
Hometown: Morgan Hill, CA
First job: Mervyn’s
Education and training: Gavilyn College, Television production and Networking design, Microsoft Courses.
Number of computers at home: 3
Hobbies: Restoring Classic Jaguars/ Steam locomotive engineer.
Fuel: Nothing Beats Moms Garlic Chicken.
Favorite thing about Pact-One: Making new friends at clients offices. I Have really enjoyed being “part of the family” at many client’s offices.
Recharging zone: Perfecting the running of a V12 engine, or out on the lake.
Apps I can't live without: google maps!! The greatest of them all!!
Tech tip: If you hit print once and it doesn’t come out, don’t keep pressing print, call me.

Chris Conklin

Technical Services Engineer LinkedIn

Expertise: Troublemaker
Hometown: Albany, GA
First job: Picnic Pizza, eating pizza/calzones was my primary job, delivering was secondary, ever wonder why your pizza was late?
Education and training: Ongoing
Number of computers at home: 9 (more if VM’s count)
Hobbies: Computing (embarrassing I know)
Fuel: Mountain Dew
Favorite thing about Pact-One: Pact-One inspires everyone to always try and find something to improve on
Tech tip: Keep Greg on speed dial

Taylor Balty

Technical Services Engineer LinkedIn

Expertise: Graphic Design
Hometown: Lake Forest, CA
First job: Production Engineer
Education and training: Bachelor of Arts Degree in Graphic Design at Cal State Long Beach
Number of computers at home: 2 Desktops, 2 Laptops, 2 iPads
Hobbies: Graphic Design, Hiking, Rock Climbing, Cycling, Gaming
Fuel: Frozen Yogurt
Favorite thing about Pact-One: Friendly and Caring Coworkers
Recharging zone: Video Games, Great Music, Anything with my Wife
Apps I can't live without: Plex, Pandora, Yelp
Tech tip: Regularly Audit Your Privacy Settings on Social Networks

Stayce Gatison

Technical Services Engineer LinkedIn

Expertise: Networking Administration, maintenance and troubleshooting

Help Desk / Technical Services

  • Desktop and software repair and support
  • POS systems
  • PC / applications deployment
Hometown: Born and Raised Richmond California
First job: Teaching Computer Programming at Nystrom Elementary School
Education and training: State University Hayward California (CSUH)
Global Knowledge (CCNA, CCNP courses)
Number of computers at home: 3 Computers personally, but everyone in the house has at least two
Hobbies: Hiking, bike riding, poetry and writing short stories.
Fuel: Ceviche
Favorite thing about Pact-One: The ability to work with a broad range of technologies, instead of being silo’d into one arena
Recharging zone: On top of some mountain, looking down at the view
Apps I can't live without: Google Drive and texting
Tech tip: Did you reboot?