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Cody Banzhaf
IT & Data Technician

Cody has a wide range of knowledge when it comes to IT support and services at Applied Connective, in which he began his career in July 2013. Cody primarily installs and services routers, servers, switches, firewalls and networking cabling. He also helps assist our customers by providing desktop, software and hardware support via phone and onsite.

Prior to working at Applied Connective Technologies,he lived in Lincoln, NE. and was working for “Geek Squad” for Best Buy.

Cody’s hobbies include camping, fishing, and cooking. He grew up in Cozad, NE. and he currently lives in Newman Grove, NE with his girlfriend Stephanie and his dog Cletus.

Michelle Hendrickson
Administrative Assistant

Michelle began with Applied Connective Technologies in July 2014 and ensures that customer and business needs are met each day by answering phones and helping direct calls. Michelle is responsible for bookkeeping duties for Applied Connective and is also a contact for businesses who are interested in the redesign and development of their company website. Michelle graduated from Southeast Community College in Lincoln, Nebraska in 2012 with an Associate's degree in Business Administrative with a Marketing focus. Prior to joining Applied Connective, Michelle worked as an Administrative Assistant with Principal Financial Group in Lincoln, NE.

Michelle enjoys traveling, cooking, creating Pinterest projects, and remodeling her new home.

Both originally from Spalding, NE, Michelle and her husband, Brian, recently moved back after being in Lincoln, NE for several years. Michelle also has a daughter, Maddie, a Great Dane named Saphira, and a Lab/Australian Shepherd mix named Copper. 

Alex Herstedt
Voice Technician

Alex is new to the IT industry and is in the process of earning his Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology through the University of Phoenix. Prior to joining Applied Connective, Alex spent 7 years as a chef.

Alex and his wife, Kaitlin, have two daughters, Jillian and Abigail. They also have two cats, Poptart and Strudel. Kaitlin is not very fond of these cats! Alex grew up in Alliance, Nebraska. His family recently made their new home in Central City, NE, where Kaitlin is a Special Education teacher at Central City High School.

In his free time, Alex enjoys cooking, playing video games, reading, and home brewing beer and mead. 

Nevan Hoffman
IT Intern







Sean Kerby
AVS Manager

Sean is the main point of contact for information regarding your security and surveillance needs. Sean is continuously researching new products, techniques, and services to greaten the ways that Applied Connective can work for you. A graduate of the University of Nebraska at Kearney in 2010, Sean received his Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management. Previous to joining Applied Connective Technologies, Sean work as a field engineer for RVW Inc of Columbus, NE.

Sean's hobbies include anything in the automotive world. He spends as much time 4-wheeling/ATVing with friends and family as he can. Sean is an avid outdoorsman and loves to shoot and hunt as well.

Sean is currently a member of the Royal Coachman car club of St. Paul, NE and volunteers at local events, contributes at club meetings, and takes pride in serving as a judge at the yearly 240+ car even in St. Paul every July. Sean is an active member of the Nebraska Off Highway Vehicle Association and volunteers his time to improve trail safety, rider knowledge, and general maintenance of the trails and riding areas of Nebraska.

Sean and his son, Tucker, live between Genoa and Fullerton and love the area. They enjoy spending time outdoors working on their property, and having family and friends visit. Sean makes sure that Tucker gets his fair share of dirt under his nails.

Joann Porter

Joann has been an instrumental part of operating Applied Connective's everyday tasks that keep the business running smoothly since she began employment here in September 2012. Joann is responsible for processing payments, purchasing and receiving products and inventory, and foresees all of the bookkeeping duties. Joann provides customer service and tier 1 technical support to our customers. She is proud of the way Applied Connective can help customers with all of their technological needs through our products and services. A 2001 graduate of Mitchell Technical Institute in Mitchell, SD, her Associate’s Degree in Satellite Communications paved the way for holding key positions with companies in Los Angeles, CA and Sioux Falls, SD. Prior to joining Applied Connective Technologies, she spent 5 years in Quality Assurance at Lodgenet Interactive, a leading lodging and healthcare industry provider of on-demand video and internet systems.

Joann enjoys running and has completed two half marathons and numerous 5Ks. In her free time, she also loves to cook, read books and spend time with her family. Joann, and her husband Jon, currently reside in Albion, NE with their two children, ages 1 and 2. Jon, an Albion native, owns Porters, a local construction company. Joann is originally from Springfield, SD.

Jeremiah Penn
IT & Data Technician

Jeremiah has a wide range of knowledge when it comes to IT support and services at Applied Connective Technologies, in which he began his career in July 2013. Jeremiah primarily installs and services routers, servers, switches, firewalls, and networking cabling. He also helps assist our customers by providing desktop, software and hardware support via phone and onsite.

Prior to working at Applied Connective Technologies, Jeremiah worked in the desktop support department at both the Physicians Network and the Nebraska Heart Hospital in Lincoln, NE. He also worked in Information Technology as a Data Tech II for Verizon Wireless, where he earned the A+ Certification, which further kindled his passion for computers and computer networking. Jeremiah graduated from Southeast Community College in December 2012 and received his Associates Degree in Applied Science for Computer Information and Technology, Network Management.

Jeremiah's hobbies include combative arts and cooking, but he is most passionate about learning and expanding his knowledge through reading. He enjoys spending quality time with his wife and six children. Currently Jeremiah and his family live in Columbus, NE and are in the process of finding a home closer to Albion.

Sara Rasmussen
Administrative Assistant







Ryan Robinson
AVS/Cabling Technician

Since starting at Applied Connective Technologies in June 2014, Ryan's primary focus has been the installation of security and wireless equipment. In 2009, Ryan graduated from Northeast Community College in Norfolk, NE with a degree in Architectural Drafting. During and after college, Ryan was a drafter with Northeast Nebraska Economic Development District, designing plans for homes along with zoning and Platte maps. He then moved to Lincoln, NE where he spent three years at Best Buy as a Warehouse Lead and New Employee Trainer then worked for Orkin Pest Control as a Wildlife Technician.

In 2014, Ryan was given a unique opportunity to return to his home town. He currently lives on the family farm southwest of Cedar Rapids, NE with his wife Sarah. In his free time, Ryan loves playing basketball and hunting. 

Ryan looks forward to helping Applied Connective's customers with quality and professional workmanship along with filling the needs of our local communities' commercial and residential clients.   

Brice Steen
General Technician







Blake Trombley
General Technician







Scott Voichoskie
IT & Data Technician







Matt Zoucha
Wireless Technician

Matt began at Applied Connective Technologies in May 2014 and his main focus is the instillation of security and camera equipment. Matt attended Wayne State College in Wayne, NE where he studied Agribusiness. Prior to joining the team at Applied Connective, Matt worked at Country Partners in Cedar Rapids, NE. 

Matt lives in Cedar Rapids, NE and enjoys volunteering in as many community activities as he can. Some of his volunteer efforts include events hosted by the Cedar Rapids fire department, the melodrama, the community picnic, and church events. 

When not volunteering in his community, Matt enjoys partaking in any type of sporting event, whether it be recreational, fantasy, or competitive. He also is enjoys nature and loves being in the great outdoors. 

Will Zoucha
Voice Manager

Will primarily installs and maintains Panasonic phone systems and began his career at Applied Connective Technologies in March 2011. His knowledge and experience also expands into security systems, surveillance, wired/wireless networks and cabling, as he is TDE, NCP and TDA50G PBX Technician certified. Will helps each customer become as efficient as possible with their equipment and believes that Applied Connective can be the one source to complete their business’ IT needs. Will attended Wayne State College in Wayne, NE and studied Computer Science and Sport Management.

Will’s hobbies include watching NFL football games and attending BBQ competitions near and far. Will is currently a member of the United Methodist Church in Fullerton, NE. He is active in the Fullerton community by participating in Fullerton Economic Development meetings and becoming a member of the Fullerton Chamber of Commerce.

Will, his wife, Megan and their daughter, Aurora currently reside in Fullerton, NE. Will is originally from Cedar Rapids, NE, while his wife, Megan (Hassler), is from Emerson, NE and is the Nance County Assessor.