ReadiTech is here for you.
READiTECH has the insight and innovation to create change for your business.
READiTECH IS EXPERIENCE.
With more than six decades of serving its members and subscribers, READiTECH can provide you the benefit of experience and leadership to prepare your business for the future. As a technology solutions provider, READiTECH has a local presence, state of the art network being 100% fiber connected and expertise that can provide scale and skill to elevate your business.
READiTECH IS FOCUSED ON YOU.
When you work with READiTECH, you’re not just buying a service. You are taking the first step in establishing an ongoing relationship with a company that is committed to your success. We want to form a partnership that will serve your current need, as well as help you reach your future goals.
READiTECH IS A RESOURCE.
READiTECH is committed to getting to know your business and creating tailored solutions, not just offering a “one-size-fits-all” package. READiTECH’s certified employees are well educated and experienced with the latest communications technology and are ready to assist and answer questions anytime. Hence the name, READiTECH. From small businesses to large corporations, we encourage all of our customers to pick up the phone or send an email and make use of our expertise.
READiTECH IS FOCUSED ON COMMUNITY.
READiTECH is powered by DRN Experts and DRN, proud supporters of many worthwhile organizations in our area, including fire departments, first responders, 4-H, parades, and local schools. We award scholarship money to deserving high school seniors each Spring and actively seek opportunity to get involved in the communities we serve. For more information about DRN, visit drtel.com and www.thisislinvingwellconnected.com
MEET YOUR TEAM
Scott has been, shall we say, versatile! Starting at DRN 15 years ago as a construction apprentice. In that time he has worked in Customer Service Department, Outside Plant Technician, Central Office Technician, Technical Assistance Group Coordinator, and currently Network\Server Analyst. He was a nerd before it was cool!! Scott enjoys working with his team to solve problems, and complete jobs. To describe Scott in a word “Particular”. Away from work he enjoys spending time with family and friends, golfing, and attending his kids sporting events.
- MCP, Microsoft Certified Professional
Andrew is a Network/Server Analyst, with many years of experience managing networks and servers. He loves working with Managed Service customers to come up with a customized solution for our customers specific business needs. During his off time if he is not at his family’s Lake Cabin, on a golf course, or at one of his kids sporting events, send out the search party!
Senior Sales Account Executive & Network Analyst
- Cisco CCENT
David is a 1998 graduate of Bowdle High School in Bowdle, SD. David then went on to earn his Associate of Applied Science degree from Lake Area Technical Institute in the field of Computer Information Systems. He graduated from LATI in 2000 and immediately started working for Gateway Computers in Sioux Falls. David worked at Gateway for 2 years when he was presented with an opportunity to move closer to home and work at PC-LAN Computer Center in Aberdeen, SD. David worked at PC-LAN for 9 years when he decided it was time to start his own business. David started CompQuest in the fall of 2011 in the basement of his house. He has since turned it into one of the premier IT Service companies in the Aberdeen Area.
David spends his free time with his family. His wife Jolene and children Cole (6) and Claire (7) lead an active lifestyle and spend their time enjoying the outdoors. David’s is also a car enthusiast as well as an avid motorcyclist.
IS Applications Manager/Project Manager
- PMP, Project Management Professional
- CAPM, Certified Associate in Project Management
Kari Nishek has been in the telecom industry and working for DRN for the past 19 years. Kari’s educational background and experience prior to DRN was in the Accounting field. Kari’s DRN career has given her the opportunity to serve the company in Accounting, Plant Records, Customer Service Manager, IT Manager and Project Management. Kari has focused her efforts on reengineering and streamlining company processes and procedures along with managing DRN’s IT staff. In addition, she has served as DRN’s internal project manager in which she has overseen and managed several new projects DRN has implemented and developed. Kari has also contracted her Project Management skills to outside business customers.
Kari is a lover of lake fun, traveling, shopping, and sporting events! Kari is the official Project Manager of the Nishek family!
Danielle Whitaker is the newest member to the DRN ReadiTech team as a Network Assistance. He is a recent graduate of the University of Mary where he was also had the privilege of being a part of the football team as a defensive back. Being fresh to the industry allows Danielle to bring the latest ideas to the table. He is eager to learn everything there is about the IT world and enjoys the ongoing education required to be successful in this position. As a Network Assistant he works side by side with the other ReadiTech Analysts to come up with the best IT solutions for the customer.
In Danielle’s free time he enjoys traveling, playing video games and playing sports.
Software Lead/Developer & Network Analyst
- Cisco Field Engineer
- Account Manager
A network analyst with experience designing and deploying windows and linux systems infrastructure using VMware vSphere, Redhat Enterprise Linux, Windows 2008 R2 servers, and Storage Area Networks (SAN) can be a valuable asset to your company. Richard, along with Kari, also has a professional certification as a PMI Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM).
Senior Sales Account Executive
Travis is the Senior Sales Account Executive. He has been with DRN for thirteen years. Travis is a graduate of Mitchell Technical Institute with an Associates Degree in Telecommunications. Travis started at DRN as an Outside Plant Technician and has moved his way up to the sales team. Travis really enjoys helping customers find a technology solution that they will truly like and one that makes their day to day tasks easier. When he’s not at work you will find him outdoors, whether it be camping with the family or chasing the elusive 30 point buck.
Mary Lou Sundby
Business Account Specialist
Mary Lou is the Business Account Specialist at DRN who has a passion for working with our customers informing and educating of available DRN products and services. With 20+ years of sales experience and a cheerleader at heart, she will share the excitement of today’s growth in technology that can help your business run more efficiently and easily. Always on the go, she also represents DRN by providing local public relations and marketing services to the communities we serve. Known as the “voice of DRN”, you may have heard her on one of the monthly radio spots or seen her at a tradeshow, county fair, school presentation or attended one of the free computer classes she co-teaches. She stays just as active after hours enjoying time with her family including the ever growing number of grandchildren! From hunting to school, dance or sporting activities or just spending time at the lake, life never has a dull moment!
Software Lead/Developer & Network Analyst
- Cisco CCNA
Chris graduated from Ellendale High School in 1997 and went on to receive a degree from Mitchell
Technical Institute in telecommunications. Before joining ReadiTech, Chris worked at Marco,
previously Tel Serve Communications, as a voice systems engineer since 2009. He lives in Aberdeen
with his wife Sonya and their children, Lucy, Everett, and Simon. As a family, their favorite place to
vacation is Disney World.