Team Spotlight: Tech


In November 9, 2018
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Featuring Jeff Thompson, Stephanie Barkley, Anthony Pullano, Russell “Tree” Uhl, Paul Christopher.

 

 

Introducing the Technology Team!

 

The tech team is what keeps YPC Media up and running, generating innovative solutions each day. From ensuring there are no blips during that training session to streamlining processes and helping our teams perform more efficiently, the tech team is a diverse group of problem solvers. Each member of the team holds a different and unique role, especially as tech is split into three specialized teams—IT, Chat Support, and Research & Development. However, the strength of tech as a whole lies in collaboration.

 

 

YPC Media's Tech Team

YPC Media’s Tech Team.

“The tech team works well together, has a great sense of humor, and is obviously filled with problem solvers,” said New Media Designer and Research & Development team member Stephanie Barkley. “I think different parts of our team see problems differently, and that’s really valuable to have in a team that collaborates well together.”

 

 

In an industry that is always changing, this hardworking, intelligent group is constantly adapting and striving to provide the rest of the company—from development to fulfillment to sales—with quick, creative, and smart solutions to unanticipated problems. “I would describe the IT team at YPC as being one of the best and most intelligent groups of people I’ve ever worked with,” said IT support member Anthony Pullano. “Being as I’ve been in repairs for almost a decade now, I’ve met and worked with a lot of very intelligent people. Here at YPC—we’ve got the best. It’s an honor to work amongst my current coworkers and bosses. I learn something new every single day.”

 

 

Anthony Pullano
IT SupportIT Team

Anthony Pullano grew up in the Rochester area, attending Gananda schools and graduating in 2009. At 18, he moved to Pittsburgh, PA to obtain his Bachelors of Science degree in Visual Effects and Motion Graphics. Throughout college, Anthony taught himself to repair most any electronic device, eventually turning his childhood hobby of fixing electronics into a career. Prior to working at YPC he was heavy into hardware repair. Now, Anthony’s role at YPC Media includes essentially anything he can do within IT, as any problem with technology essentially goes through him first. Any problem he can solve helps keep our developers developing.

 

“Work smarter, not harder.”


Hardware Repair

Project/Time Management

Networking

Troubleshooting

Security

Cups of Coffee

 


Stephanie Barkley
New Media DesignerResearch & Development

Stephanie Barkley grew up in Syracuse, NY and studied Art & Design at SUNY Oswego. She enjoys anything involved with creating and building. She also loves trying new activities, figuring things out, and learning from peers—she would get really bored if she had to do the same thing all the time. In her spare time, she can be found illustrating. A little known fact about Stephanie, she has a piece published in an issue of “The Stone Canoe,” Syracuse University’s journal of arts. At YPC, she’s your girl if you need a website update done yesterday, a flyer created immediately, a Sales Tools update, or help making your marketing materials stand out.

 

“I’ll google it and figure it out.”


Hardware Repair

Project/Time Management

Design

Troubleshooting

Creativity

Cups of Coffee

 


Russell “Tree” Uhl
Software DeveloperIT Team

Russell “Tree” Uhl is from central Pennsylvania, but moved to Rochester to attend RIT where he graduated in 2014. Russell is also a violinist. At YPC, he is a Software Developer, although he is currently creating a phone system and not actually writing software. He has done hardware work as well and generally is available to make whatever is required. His typical work day? Coffee, a quick bit of research to stay up-to-date with the world, followed by staring at a wall of monitors.
 
 

Work philosophy? “More monitors.”


Hardware Repair

Project/Time Management

Networking

Troubleshooting

Security

Cups of Coffee

 


Paul Christopher
Lead Support AgentChat Support

Paul Christopher grew up in Ithaca, NY before heading all over the map—from Syracuse to Utica, Williamsport, PA, and Germantown and Rockville, MD. He finally ended up in Rochester, NY, where he now lives with his amazing wife and three kids, aged 18, 10, and 5. He enjoys hockey, snowboarding, golfing, working on cars, and really doing the family thing. At YPC, he works to generate quality leads to our clients through meeting and exceeding customer needs via our website live chat feature.

 

“You get what you put into it.”


Hardware Repair

Project/Time Management

Networking

Troubleshooting

Security

Cups of Coffee

 


Jeff Thompson
Support AgentChat Support

Jeff Thompson grew up in Visalia, CA and is the middle child of 5 kids. He attended school in Salt Lake City, Utah and has a fiancé Faith, a 7-year-old son and 5-year-old daughter. His role in the tech department is chat support, including providing quick information to customers and business owners via chat, a bunch of CTRL+C and CTRL+V, and a mid-day billiards break. In his free time, Jeff enjoys building RC planes and is currently building a couple for his kids to learn how to fly. Fun fact? He’s good at smoking cheese.

 

“Work smart, pool harder.”


Hardware Repair

Project/Time Management

Networking

Troubleshooting

Security

Cups of Coffee

 


Additional integral team members:

Mark Brightenfield
Mark Brightenfield
Director of IT
Scott Davignon
Scott Davignon
Sr. Software DeveloperResearch & Development
Ken Collins
Ken Collins
Director of R & D

 

Madison Wayland

Marketing Assistant

 

 

 

 

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