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Sean Kerby
Lead Tech of Surveillance and Security

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


Jacob Kubik
Telecom Technician

Jacob’s primary focus is on programming and installing Panasonic phone systems since he began his career at Applied Connective in April 2013. Jacob is continuously expanding his knowledge about the phone systems we carry in order to better serve our customers. He also is a point of contact for our customers when their phone systems aren’t working correctly and fixes any problems that they may encounter.Before joining Applied Connective, Jacob studied Computer Science at Wayne State College.

Jacob’s hobbies include racing his dirt late model, where he competes in weekly races in Columbus, NE and McCool Junction, NE, deer hunting, fishing and golfing.

Jacob, who is originally from Stuart, NE, currently lives in Fullerton, NE with his brother.


Jessica Malander
Customer Service & Bookkeeping

Jessica began with Applied Connective in 2014 and ensures that customer and business needs are met each day by answering phones and helping direct calls. Jessica 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. Jessica graduated with high distinction from Concordia University, Seward, Nebraska in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing and a minor in Sport Management. Prior to joining Applied Connective, Jessica worked in customer service at Union Bank and Trust in Seward, NE.

Jessica’s hobbies include spending weekends visiting family and friends, remodeling her and her husband’s 100 year old home, trying out new recipes and playing with her cat, Arie. A Seward native, Jessica recently moved to Belgrade, NE. in July 2013 and is still adjusting to her new found life on the farm.

Jessica and her husband, Tom, were married in November 2013. They currently reside in Belgrade, NE. and are expecting their first child in August 2014.


Jeremiah Penn
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 and one of their favorite activities to do together is outdoor tent camping.

Currently Jeremiah, his wife, Jessie, and their six children live in Columbus, NE., and are in the process of finding a home closer to Albion, NE.


Joann Porter
Office Manager/Tier 1 Technical Support

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, South Dakota, 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, 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, South Dakota.


Will Zoucha
Telecom Manager

Will primarily installs and maintains Panasonic phone systems and began his career at Applied Connective 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 ACT can be the one source to complete their business’ IT needs. Will attended Wayne State College 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 and his wife, Megan, currently reside in Fullerton, NE. Will is originally from Cedar Rapids, NE, while his wife, Megan (Hassler), is from Emerson, NE. They are currently in the process of adopting a new addition to their family.


Cody Banzhaf
Technician

Cody 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,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 with his girlfriend Stephanie and his dog Cletus.