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 20 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”
Nima was born and raised in Virginia and started working at the age of 12. He did not take a break outside of vacation time until he was over 30. He has traveled through Europe, and made the drive from VA to California 3 times. A lifelong martial arts enthusiast, he has trained in Enshin Karate, Muay Thai Kickboxing, Wrestling, Boxing, Judo, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Nima built his first computer in high school using a clear Shuttle PC case because he felt tower PC’s did not utilize space properly. Nima has been in customer facing roles his whole life and has several years of management experience in IT.
Fun Fact: Nima and his wife were born exactly one month apart in the same hospital.
Song: Clair De Lune by Claude Debussy
Game: GTA 5
Seth has been working in sales since he was 16. He’s sold candy, cosmetics, computers, tablets, phones, cable internet/ tv services, enterprise accounting, HR, customer service, and BI software. Originally from Leesburg Virginia, he graduated from Heritage High School then received his Bachelors at the University of Virginia studying philosophy. Seth enjoys the company of his wife and two children, being with his close friends he’s known for 14+ years, playing games, and watching UVA and DC sports.
Fun Fact: Seth was the caterpillar in a high school production of Alice in Wonderland.
Song: “Needles” by System of a Down
Sports Teams: UVA Basketball, Capitals, Redskins (in that order)
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
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
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.”
Henry was born in El Salvador and came to the states when he was 5 1/2. He decided to pursue a career in IT because he has always been fond of technology and finding out how things work. While growing up, Henry was the tech person in the family whom everyone came to when they had a problem that needed troubleshot. Besides fiddling with technology, he enjoys a bright sunny day to hike and play sports.
Fun Fact: Henry can play Bass, Piano, Drums, and Guitar.
Sports Team: FC Barcelona
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
After spending infancy in Italy, A toddler aged Michael managed to confound an Italian-American restaurant owner by using Italian hand gestures. Michael is a LEGO Master builder, who won a regional design award for a modular arm attachment in a First LEGO League Competition. He is an accomplished dancer who studied from age 4 well into his teens, leaving dance when his foot size required custom tap shoes. Finally, Michael is the oldest of five siblings who keep him on his toes.
Fun Fact: Call of Duty inspired article published by Wharton Business School. Survived two 24 Hour Film Projects.
Movie: Blade Runner 2049
Activity: Unboxing a new gadget.
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
Torie grew up in Northern Virginia and has two older siblings. She went to George Mason University and received a bachelor’s degree in Earth Science. Torie loves to read, binge Netflix, and hang out with her roommate’s dog. She can sometimes tolerate the outdoors and, if the weather permits, will hike on a free day.
Fun Fact: Torie has traveled out of the country to England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
Book: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
TV Show: Black Mirror
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