Mike has been supporting and cultivating others for all his life. Through business and ministry, Mike has mentored, led and helped others grow and develop themselves to be better. Business has run in Mike’s blood from an early age and he has owned and run a number of successful businesses. Over the last 30 years Mike has focused on helping organizations better leverage technology to achieve their business goals. Mike regularly shares his experiences and knowledge through churches, business groups and board directorships.
Most importantly, Mike is Denise’s husband as well as twins Matthew and Emily’s father. The Mazan family resides in Leesburg with an assortment of pets.
Fun Fact: Mike rapped with Sheila E…and lived to tell about it.
Book: There are many excellent books, but only one Bible.
Sport: Chasing twins – is that a sport?
Ryan has over 17 years of technology, marketing, and business process experience. His passion for technology and collaboration began while attending college. After college and before Facebook, Twitter, and other social media, he developed a collaborative online experience called “Touching Base” for his geographically diverse group of friends to share about happenings in their lives. Ryan holds IBM/Lotus Certifications and a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in marketing from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania.
Ryan lives with his wife, twin daughters, and son in Ashburn, Virginia. In his free time, he enjoys time with family, golfing, skiing, fishing, and hiking.
Fun Fact: Ryan weighed more at birth than his twin daughters combined birth weight.
Book: Anything business or personal development related
Sport: Playing golf & watching football
Activity: Spending time with family and friends.
Kevin was born in California and moved to Virginia when was seven. A graduate of Oakton High School, Kevin went to George Mason University where he met his wife. Kevin has two great daughters and currently lives in Front Royal. His mother in law lives with him and his parents have relocated nearby too. Kevin has a close family and the long haul between the office and home is worth the view he has at home!
Fun Fact: Kevin enjoys string archery and has an indoor archery range on his property.
Gagdet: GPS (He has a very poor sense of direction)
Band: Pink Floyd
Kelly was born in Wisconsin, and as an Air Force brat lived in California, Germany and Colorado. After graduating from the University of Colorado with a degree in Communications/Business, she moved to Phoenix, AZ. A job relocation brought Kelly to Virginia in 2000. She has over 20 years of technology, change control and business process experience.
Kelly lives in Chantilly and has 2 sons and a stepson. In her spare time she enjoys yoga, kettlebell workouts, sports photography, travel, volunteering and relaxing with coloring books.
Fun Fact: Kelly would rather watch a sporting event than go to a shopping mall.
Sport: Watching lacrosse & football
Technology: Anything that starts with an “i”
Arbe grew up in New Jersey and moved to Florida when he was twelve. He received his degree in Criminal Justice, then went on to the Florida Police academy to become a police officer. Arbe relocated to Virginia in 2013 and decided to follow his passion and start a career in IT. He enrolled at George Mason University and took a course where he earned his CompTIA A+ Certification and is currently pursing his CompTIA Network+ Certification.
Fun Fact: Arbe has moved 12 times in last 5 years.
Artist: John Legend
Sport: Mixed Marital Arts
Activity: Target Shooting
A graduate of Virginia Tech, Mr Johnson has 20 years of technical experience supporting small and large business, non-profit, government and military clients. His responsibilities include all aspects of hardware support and maintenance, and onsite and remote assistance of users. Mr Johnson is a Certified Microsoft Professional and holds many other certifications on various hardware platforms. In his spare time, he enjoys playing the guitar and bicycling, but not at the same time.
Fun Fact: Brad has been to all of the Lower 48 states.
Song: Say It Ain’t So by Weezer
Movie: Raiders of the Lost Ark
Game: Burger Time
Chris is a U.S. Army Veteran and lover of all things technology. Unsurprisingly, he found himself drawn to the field of IT after spending his childhood disassembling his parent’s computers on the garage floor (much to their dismay). Chris describes himself as a cinephile, and has been known to write screenplays of somewhat questionable quality. Problem solving is his passion, and he approaches every problem he encounters like puzzle.
Fun Fact: Speaks (very poor) conversational Japanese.
TV Show: Game of Thrones
Technology: PlayStation 4
Dan has over 15 years of IT experience and has been with SolutionWorx since 2010. Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, Dan is the middle of 5 kids. He attended Ohio University where he majored in Information Systems. Dan moved to Chicago when he was 22 with intentions to get out and see the world. Dan relocated to the D.C. area 5 years ago and enjoys watching and playing sports, camping, skiing, going to movies and concerts, and traveling.
Fun Fact: Dan’s dad is 5’11” and his mom is 5’7″. He is 6’6″. No idea where that came from.
Song: Black by Pearl Jam
Activity: Potato sack racing
Superhero: Green Lantern
Jake was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, moved to the United States in 1996, and has been in the Northern Virginia area ever since. He is passionate about bicycling, he races competitively with a local team all over the Mid-Atlantic region. During his free time he also likes to draw, play video games, and exercise.
Fun Fact: Jake can wiggle each ear individually.
Movie: Pulp Fiction
Band: Foo Fighters
Game: Day of Defeat
Jonathan was born in Summerville, South Carolina. He moved around to many different locales in his childhood and got his start with IT by using computers to keep in contact with friends in far away places. Jonathan likes learning new skills and fun facts, especially those relating to technology.
Fun Fact: Jonathan spent 6 years of his childhood growing up in Okinawa, Japan.
Song: Homeboy by Eric Church
Technology: Gameboy Advance SP
Justin was born and raised in Charles Town West Virginia where he learned his love for technology. One eventful day at the age of 7 the family VCR died while watching his favorite movie, Pinocchio. This lead to full scale panic as General Hospital was about to come on and he did not want his mom to miss her show. Justin spent 30 minutes taking apart the VCR and putting it back together to have it record her show successfully. The only reason she ever noticed the VCR was fixed was because of a few internal screws left on the floor. This lead to a life of troubleshooting and getting to the roots of problems which he finds both challenging and fun.
Fun Fact: SolutionWorx Cornhole Champ – way too competitive.
Game: Counter-Strike Franchise
Mary was born in Belleville, Illinois just across the Mississippi River from St. Louis. Moved to Dallas, TX in 1986 where she met her husband of 27 years. They have a daughter and a son both in their twenties. Her husband’s employment transferred them to Virginia in 1993.
She has been a stay-at-home mom or worked part-time positions that coordinated with her children’s school schedules. In 2013 she was diagnosed with breast cancer and is currently cancer free!
Fun Fact: While traveling in Australia in 1987, Mary got to ride a camel, feed an apple to a kangaroo, hold a koala and eat kangaroo and grubs.
Song: Always and Forever by Heat Wave (her wedding song)
Game: Any type of card game
Superhero: “I’m too old to have a super hero.”
Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Joined the United States Navy in 1995 and served until late 2004 as an Information Systems Technician. Joined the civilian sector and worked on various high level contracts with the State Department, Lockheed Martin, IBM, and Amtrak as a systems and network administrator. Currently reside in Springfield, VA.
Fun Fact: Roy once rode around the Sarajevo countryside with the Sarajevo Motorcycle Club
Band: Just about every 80’s heavy metal or hair metal band
Sports: Anything Pittsburgh. Steelers, Penguins, and Pirates
Gadget: A 2012 Harley Davidson Street Glide
Ian graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a Bachelors in Mass Communications and a focus on Creative Advertising. Even though he may be a little rusty, he is still pretty good with the Adobe Creative Suite. Contrary to popular belief, being a computer nerd has not restricted him to a dark basement. Ian fully enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking and rock climbing. He is also interested in powerlifting and lacrosse. Ian played lacrosse throughout college and coached a high school junior varsity team. Ian is a pretty laid back person who derives delight in collecting vinyl and tattoos.
Fun Fact: Ian has only broken one bone. I broke my foot in a mosh pit and was on crutches for a month.
TV Show: Arrested Development
Game: League of Legends
Technology: Nintendo DS
Thomas attended Radford University where he earned a Bachelor’s of Business Administration and Bachelor’s of Science in Information Systems and Sciences in 2013.
Fun Fact: Thomas is a third generation Eagle Scout.
Superhero: Captain America
Gadget: Oculus Rift DK2
I was born and raised in the Northern Virginia area, the eldest of 3 brothers and 4 sisters. Graduated from Bryant High School 6 months earlier than expected. I was blessed with the a baby boy by age 20. I became an electrician at age 21, owned a music company by age 23 and dissolved it 5 years later. I attended Devry Univ. a year later, graduating June of 2015 as a National Honor Society member with a bachelors in Computer Info Sys. I currently utilize those skills as an entrepreneur and an IT professional at SolutionWorx.
Fun Fact: I hardly sleep, my nickname is Teddy Bear, and traveling to Africa and sky-diving are on my bucket list. I pride myself on helping others.
Song: “No Way No” by MAGIC
Movies: Shaw Shank Redemption, Gladiator, Passion of Christ
Activity: Creating Music
Zach was born in Rome, New York but grew up mainly in Gilroy, California and Northern Virginia. He is the youngest of 4 children. Zach found his love for technology after receiving an Atari 2600 for Christmas when he was 6 years old. As a kid he grew up on video games where he spent time taking apart his family’s PC and putting it back together. Zach studied at Virginia Commonweath University and lived in Richmond, Virginia, hanging around the local music scene. Besides technology and gaming, he also enjoys riding his bike, music, Asian cuisine, and traveling.
Fun Fact: Zach has lived on both US coasts
TV Shows: The Wire and Game of Thrones
Sports Team: Tottenham Hotspur