OUR TEAM

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Suzie Meier

President / Owner / SEO Specialist

Suzie is our cheerful, upbeat and caring leader with an energy that draws people in. After diving into her self-taught love of Web development in 2002, she’s taken on every challenge set before her and has grown Red Technologies from the ground up. Suzie’s boisterous personality and excitement for the work Red Tech does makes her a fast friend to many.

The company’s continued growth has led to an increase in staff, which allows Suzie to have a little free time every now and then, during which you can often find her running (15+ marathons to date) or biking. Her love of networking and socializing extends outside the business as she truly loves meeting new people. If you catch Suzie on the phone (on Bluetooth of course) while she’s driving between meetings with clients or keeping up with her three children, you might hear 80s music blaring from her stereo. (We try not to judge.) A big fan of the comedies Christmas Vacation and Uncle Buck, Suzie also has a secret love for books and movies by romance author Nicholas Sparks. Running Red Tech is what she loves most and it seems nothing will stop her in her tracks—except maybe snakes and bats. She has a serious fear of both.

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President / Owner / SEO Specialist

Experience

President / Owner  – Red Technologies  (13+ years)

Special Projects Administrator / Web Master  – National Association of Purchasing Card Professionals  (9 years)

Office Manager – American Association of Singapore (2 years)

Areas of Expertise

Networking
99%
Sales
98%
SEO
95%
Web Development
80%
Speed Talking
100%
Quietest in The Room
0%

Joe Larson

Principal Software Engineer / Technical Lead

Joe is our technical lead in defining, developing, integrating, and deploying all of our high-performing, scalable, and cloud-based, desktop and mobile applications. As our Principal Software Engineer, Joe listens to what our clients want and creates software to help solve their complex business problems.  Joe is tasked with overseeing all of our software development and technical projects and needs to push red technologies into new industry-leading technologies to always be at the top of our game. He takes a leadership/mentorship role over all other developers and engineers to make sure we always meet our high standards of excellent software development and technical needs for our clients.

Joe has four different computer and IT-based degrees, with over 20 years of experience in the technology field. His favorite type of project involves developing cloud-first microservice architecture and integrating artificial intelligence into service architecture to help with automation and intelligent systems as well as blockchain technologies to help with personal identity security. Some of us have no idea what that means, but his wide-ranging technology skill set makes him a real asset to Red Tech and our clients. Even in his spare time, you can find Joe tinkering with new software ideas. But when Joe does get away from his desk, he enjoys golf, golf and more golf, as well as spending time with his girlfriend, her daughters, and his two dogs.

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Principal Software Engineer / Technical Lead

Education

B.S. Computer Science – from the University of Minnesota

A.A.S. Information Systems Management : Emphasis in Cloud Systems – from Rasmussen College

A.A.S. Multimedia Technologies  : Emphasis in Web Design – from Rasmussen College

2 Year Degree Micro Computer Support & Computer Networking– from St. Cloud Technical & Community College

Experience
  • Principal Software Engineer – Red Technologies (May 2019 – present)
  • Senior Software Engineer – Red Technologies (2 Years 10 Months)
  • Web Application Developer – Red Technologies (3 Years 1 Month)
  • Principal Software Architect/Team Lead – Veradigm (April 2024 – present)
  • Software Architect – Veradigm (2 Years)
  • Senior Software Engineer – Veradigm (2 Years)
  • Senior Software Engineer – Two Harbors Investment Corp. (6 Months)
  • Software Engineer – Pediatric Home Service (2 Years)
  • Web Application Developer – Pediatric Home Service (3 Years)
  • Web Application Developer – Polaris Industries Inc. (6 Months)
  • Web Application Developer – Midwest Clinic of Dermatology (2 years)
  • System Administrator – Midwest Clinic of Dermatology (12 years)
  • Web Developer – Road Runner Specialized Transportation Services. (2 years 5 months)
  • Web Developer – Golf Source Inc. (4 years 11 months)
  • Senior Editor / Technical Service Advisor – New Century Medical Productions (3 years 10 months)

Areas of Expertise

C# | ASP.NET Core | SignalR | Blazor | SQL Server
98%
Azure Cloud Services
99%
Cloud Data Security
97%
Software Cloud Architecture
98%
WordPress | PHP | MySQL
96%
Angular | TypeScript
92%
HTML5 | CSS3 | JavaScript
94%
Artificial Intelligence Engineer
85%
Blockchain Technology
90%
Dog Parent & Lover
110%
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Jesse Banken

Senior Software Engineer

Jesse supports Red Technologies and our clients by developing, deploying, and maintaining desktop and mobile web applications. With a background in technology, he has more than 15 years of experience in architecting integrated software solutions for small and large retail and service companies. Jesse works with our clients and project managers to establish online goals and creates websites based on individual needs.  

When he is not programming, Jesse loves spending time with his two teenage boys, playing pool, and watching movies. A DIY devotee, Jesse also loves tinkering with new projects he finds on Pinterest.

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Senior Software Engineer

Education

B.S. Database Management – from Devry University

Experience
  • Senior Software Engineer – Red Technologies (Jan 2021 – present)
  • Senior Software Engineer – Veradigm (Mar 2021 – present)
  • Software Engineer – Pediatric Home Service (5 Years)
  • Senior Software Analyst – Pediatric Home Service (5 Years)
  • Database Analyst – Pediatric Home Service (5 Years)
  • Operations Analyst – Pediatric Home Service (1 Year)
  • Operations Analyst – Jostens (1 year)
  • Help Desk Analyst – Jostens (3 years)
  • Technical Support – Wells Fargo (1 year)

Areas of Expertise

SQL Server | .NET | C# | WPF | SignalR
98%
Win Forms | Entity Framework | Domain Driven Design
95%
Azure Cloud Services
89%
WordPress | PHP | MySQL
80%
Classic 90s Movie viewership's
100%

Emily Pierce

Project Manager

Emily is one of Red Techs newest project managers. She enjoys building connections with our clients and doing whatever she can to help them achieve their goals. She is very detail oriented and has the ability to help keep everyone on task. She also has a knack for being able to adapt to many different settings/situations. Emily has had a unique career path in that after working in shopping center marketing for a few years after college, she went back to school to get her nursing degree. She most recently has been working as a part time RN for the last 15 years while raising her family. During that time her love of business and marketing (her 1st degree) never left and she found various ways to stay involved including being a co-coordinator for her local Mothers of Preschoolers group and co-president of her children’s elementary school PTO. When Emily is not managing the multiple projects of Red Tech, you will find her and her husband chasing after their identical twin boys and daughter in various activities. She enjoys spending time with family, searching for rocks in central Minnesota, and spending time at the lake cabin.

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Education

 B.S. in Marketing from University of Northwestern in St. Paul, MN

A.S. in Nursing from North Hennepin Community College in Brooklyn Park, MN

Areas of Expertise

Project Management
99%
Love of Marketing
95%
Rock lover, especially agates
100%
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Cadyn Nelson

Internal Operations

Cadyn is one of RedTech’s newest additions to the team. She has been handling a little bit of everything when it comes to her role with the company, which fits her Entrepreneurial degree well. She has been running our internal operations as well as building connections with both clients and our employees. She specializes in communication and organization to ensure the greatest gain out of everyone’s time. Cadyn also has started her own photography business, of which she has been able to use to benefit our clients as well by hosting “content days” to use for their social media. Outside of these two things, you can find Cadyn, probably in a different state, with some of her 30+ head of horses barrel racing or rodeoing.

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Internal Operations

Education

B.S. in Business Administration with a major in Entrepreneurship – University of St.Thomas (MN)

Experience
  • Internal Operations – Red Technologies (Jan 2024 – present)
  • Photographer – Own business
  • She worked in many different areas; from sober houses to running a Christian clothing company.

Areas of Expertise

Entrepreneurship
110%
Photography
95%
Organization/Communication
94%
Dog mom of two
100%

Kelly Pribyl

Project Manager

Kelly is one of Red Tech’s Project Managers, who truly enjoys learning about a client’s business and figuring out how to best help them achieve their goals. Her personality is both easygoing and straightforward and she loves to laugh. A mother of four with a cat, four dogs and 10 chickens, Kelly excels at organization both at home and on the job. She keeps Red Tech projects on schedule, excels at troubleshooting and brings excitement to the team—as long as she doesn’t miss her morning coffee. Married mother of four, She has four dogs, enjoy pickleball, and spending time with her grown kids and her sweetheart Rob. She has been married 22 years. She began in Marketing in 1994 (before internet) at CMG working for Northwest Airlines and helping handle their direct mail campaigns. There she learned how to interact with clients, manage an entire project and communicate with a team. 

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Experience

Multimedia Writer, Editor, SEO Specialist – Red Technologies

Areas of Expertise

Project Management
99%
Time Management
98%
Social Media
95%
Resident Coffee Drinker
95%
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Laura Neu

Social Media Specialist

As one of our Social Media Specialists, Laura loves keeping up with industry-related news and making sure your business is getting seen on all social media platforms. She enjoys learning about new businesses and researching their competition to stay ahead of the game in the social world. Laura, her husband and their two children enjoy Star Wars, super heroes and Legos and are often waiting at the store when a new Lego set is launched. The family also shows Pinto horses. In her spare time, Laura enjoys Stephen King novels and Mexican food. She loves helping others and having face-to-face interactions with clients. Laura is a University of Minnesota graduate and would love to travel to Europe someday to explore her Swedish heritage.

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Social Media Specialist

Education

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Scientific and Technical Communtication – from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

Experience

Social Media Specialist – Red Technologies
Printing Specialist – Lemon Drop Shop

Areas of Expertise

Social Media
95%
Copyediting
90%
Lego Lover
100%
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Tori Peitz

Writer / Graphic Designer

Tori is one of our digital marketing specialists, she enjoys getting to know new businesses and figuring out unique and creative ways to market their brand. She loves a humorous content feed (and creating it where its fits). She also helps clients with email blasts and blogging. Tori is a recent business and marketing graduate from The U of M- Crookston and has been in the marketing field since. You can usually catch Tori and her fiance outside enjoying the sun with their two dogs. If that isn’t the case, Tori is either at the lake, hanging with friends or her mom, grabbing coffee, or strolling the aisles of Target. One day you will catch her road tripping to Banff.. with the dogs of course.

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Writer & Graphic Designer

Education

U of M- Crookston (Business and Marketing degree)

Areas of Expertise

Learning about new businesses and coming up with unique and creative way to get their brand out there!
98%
Network Marketing Knowledge
97%
Dog Lover
100%

Marea Anderson

Graphic Designer / Writer

Marea has been a graphic designer for more than 15 years (she won’t admit to how long, as a lady never reveals her age) and has extensive experience with print and digital design, photography and photo editing, video editing, copywriting, brand development, social media management and more.  She’s a big fan of typography and fonts, and is probably silently judging your font choice.

When she’s not designing, she’s hanging with her husband, 2 kids, and 3 cats, baking, biking, rocking out to live music, volunteering with her kids’ school as a PTO board member, or obsessing over baseball.  

Education:
BA Studio Art & Design – St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN

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Graphic Designer & Writer

Areas of Expertise

Graphic Designer
98%
Copy Writing
93%
Typography
97%
Golden Girls Trivia Champion
100%
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Sydney Meier

Writer

Sydney is an entering her senior year at UT Austin.  Sydney is majoring in Writing & Rhetoric.  She has a passion for writing and loves creating and writing content for our clients through blogs, website content, or any other writing project that gets sent her way. Sydney loves travelling and music and enjoys finding safe and creative ways to hang out with her family and friends amidst the pandemic. Judas by Lady Gaga and Rules by Doja Cat help keep her motivated and she is dreaming of the day she can return to her most beloved travel destination, Vail Colorado.

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Areas of Expertise

Social Media
98%
Writer
95%
Reciting Andrew Garfield’s Monologue in The Social Network
100%
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