Staff

Meet the Tech Field Day Staff

Ben Gage

Ben Gage has a professional background which started in logistics and supply chain for manufacturing and agriculture. To subsidize the methodical nature of these fields he started and performs with a traveling bluegrass band. With a penchant for the rare combination of the analytical and the creative, the next logical step was the tech industry.

Ben is now focusing his skillset on coordinating the details of our events. This ranges from working with our Delegates, IT Companies and all of the supporting companies that help make our events so great. Ben works out of the Hudson, Ohio office.

@BenTGage

https://www.linkedin.com/in/ben-gage-461a5024/
Benjamin Freedman

@PrimeImageBen

http://www.linkedin.com/in/primeimagemedia
Claire Chaplais

@CChaplais

http://www.linkedin.com/in/cchaplais
Ken Nalbone

Ken is a 15 year IT veteran many years of experience as a systems administrator/engineer. He currently works as a Solutions Architect for a VAR and Service Provider in the Midwest. He holds too many certifications to list and is a VMUG leader in Indianapolis. Ken has been recognized for his involvement in the tech community by being selected as a vExpert, vExpert vSAN, Nutanix Technology Champion, and Veeam Vanguard.

@KenNalbone

https://www.linkedin.com/in/kennalbone/
Kori Younger

I am just a girl trying to break the stigma around careers in technology, ready to ask the questions we all have stuck in our heads. DevOps, Networking, Virtualization, CyberSecurity, and IoT, are just a few of my favorite things. Forward thinking drives Innovation and changes the way our world works today. To innovate we must understand the why to get begin answering the question of how. Co- Founder of Total Packets Webcast.

@SDNDaughter

https://www.linkedin.com/in/kori-younger-16a562141/
Rich Stroffolino

Rich Stroffolino

Rich Stroffolino has been involved in media and tech since 2003. A former radio DJ and compulsive podcast creator, Rich is now putting his passion to work creating, organizing and distributing content for Tech Field Day and its sister site, Gestalt IT as Señor Editor. He loves getting to know about the latest enterprise technology, and expressing it through various mediums. Rich works out of the Hudson, Ohio office.

@MrAnthropology

https://www.linkedin.com/in/richard-stroffolino-652b0898/
Stephen Foskett

Stephen Foskett is an active participant in the world of enterprise information technology, currently focusing on enterprise storage, server virtualization, networking, and cloud computing. He organizes the popular Tech Field Day event series for Gestalt IT and runs Foskett Services. A long-time voice in the storage industry, Stephen has authored numerous articles for industry publications, and is a popular presenter at industry events. He can be found online at TechFieldDay.comblog.FoskettS.net, and on Twitter at @SFoskett.

@SFoskett

https://www.linkedin.com/in/sfoskett
Tom Hollingsworth

Tom Hollingsworth, CCIE #29213, is an event lead for the Tech Field Day events series. He also writes about networking and related technolgies on his blog at http://networkingnerd.net. With over 10 years of experience in the IT field, Tom has covered the breadth of technology from desktop deployment to data center installation. He brings his unique perspective to his writing both on his blog and at Network Computing. Tom can also be found prognosticating and commenting about technology from his Twitter account @networkingnerd.

@NetworkingNerd

https://www.linkedin.com/in/networkingnerd