Meet the Tech Field Day Staff

Andrew Blackburn

Andrew Blackburn is an event video editor at Gestalt IT, where he brings years of film and editing experience to Tech Field Day. He collaborates with the production and event teams to create high quality video of Tech Field Day events.

In his free time, Andrew enjoys taking photos, playing disc golf, hiking and camping. Andrew works out of the Hudson, Ohio office.
Benjamin Freedman

Corey Dirrig

Corey Dirrig is the Social Media Specialist at Gestalt IT and Tech Field Day, bringing years of community building and leadership experience to the table. He works alongside his colleagues to organize, build, create, and share content across social media. He also manages the content on the Gestalt IT and Tech Field Day websites. Corey is most excited about building the community both through social and in-person interactions at Tech Field Day. 

Outside of work, Corey is most likely playing video games, watching something nerdy, writing for his website, or recording his own podcasts and content for his YouTube channel. He is also a husband, father of two, avid Browns and Cavs fan, artist, and lover of burritos. Corey works out of the Hudson, Ohio office.

Matt Garvin

Matt Garvin is the Event Manager and brings nine years of event support and logistics experience to Tech Field Day for Gestalt IT. He works closely with delegates, presenters, and his Gestalt IT colleagues to help ensure successful Tech Field Day events

When not at work, Matt is probably playing some sort of game: most commonly board games, video games, or sports. Matt is also a Dad of 3, Cleveland sports enthusiast, and wannabe movie buff. Matt works out of the Hudson, Ohio office.

Rachael Fritz

Rachael Fritz is an Event Coordinator at Gestalt IT and brings her years of customer service and leadership experience from hospitality to Tech Field Day. She works alongside the delegates, presenters, and the Gestalt IT team to organize successful Tech Field Day events. Rachael is most excited about traveling for her position.

After work you can find Rachael walking her dogs around the neighborhood or binge-watching Grey’s Anatomy, again. On the weekends she is adventuring to someplace new with her fiancè or enjoying a sporting event with family. Rachael works out of the Hudson, Ohio office.
Shannon Foskett

Shannon Foskett manages the company’s resources. She is responsible for accounts receivable and payable, invoicing and contract processing, and bookkeeping. She also manages the recruiting and hiring process and manages payroll and expenses.

Shannon has degrees in Molecular Virology and Biotechnology, and is a certified teacher. She has taught High School Chemistry and worked in the biotech industry. She also volunteers with the Humane Society and was a foster mom for dozens of kittens.

Stephen Foskett

Stephen is the President of the Tech Field Day business unit for The Futurum Group. An active participant in the world of enterprise information technology, Stephen currently focuses on AI, edge, and cloud, and is a long-time voice in enterprise storage.

Stephen organizes the popular Tech Field Day event series for The Futurum Group, bringing a panel of independent technical content creators together with leading companies in the industry. We organize our Field Day events throughout the year in different topics, and also bring our community to industry events. Stephen also hosts the weekly Utilizing Tech podcast, and contributes to numerous podcasts, webcasts, and industry news reports.

A graduate of Worcester Polytechnic Institute, where he studied the impact of technology and society, Stephen has lived in northeast Ohio for a decade. He frequently travels to Silicon Valley for Field Day events and appears on-stage, in analyst and press panels, and behind the scenes at events around the world.

Sulagna Saha

Sulagna Saha is a writer at Gestalt IT where she covers all the latest in enterprise IT. In profession for 6 years and counting, she has written widely on miscellaneous topics. On she writes about the hottest technologies in Cloud, AI, Security and sundry.

A writer by day and reader by night, Sulagna can be found busy with a book or browsing through a bookstore in her free time. She also likes cooking fancy things on leisurely weekends. Traveling and movies are other things high on her list of passions. Sulagna works out of the Gestalt IT office in Hudson, Ohio.

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 With over 18 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.