OUR TEAM

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Suzie Meier

President / Owner

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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Experience

President / Owner  – Red Technologies  (5+ 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%
Quietest in the Room
0%

Joe Larson

Principal Software Engineer

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 roll 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 19 years of experience in the technology field. His favorite type of projects involves developing back-end Web API’s. 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 bowling, golf, and weight lifting, as well as spending time with his wife and three dogs at their cabin.

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Principal Software Developer

Education

B.S. Information Technology Management – from the University of Minnesota

A.A.S. Information Systems Management : Emphasis in Web Programming – 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

Senior Web & Mobile Application Developer – Red Technologies

Senior Software Engineer – Allscripts (1 Year)

Software Engineer – Pediatric Home Service (5 Years)

Web Application Developer – Polaris Industries Inc. (1 Year)

Systems Administrator – Midwest Clinic of Dermatology  (14 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 MVC / Web API
95%
WordPress / PHP / MySQL
85%
HTML5 / CSS3 / JavaScript
85%
Petitioning for the show Eureka to return
98%
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Jesse Banken

Web Application Developer

Jesse supports Red Technologies and our clients by developing, deploying, and maintaining desktop and mobile web applications. With a background in business, 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.

Education:
BS, Devry University

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Website Developer

Areas of Expertise

SQL Server/ .NET/ C# VB
98%
Win Forms /Entity Framework/ Domain Driven Design
95%
Classic 90s Movie viewerships
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. In her free time, she enjoys watching Masterpiece Theater, reading, biking and traveling. She loves farming chickens and spending time with her children.

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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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Bjorna Jayson

Project Manager/ Social Media Expert

Building relationships is what Bjorna does best, but she’s expanding her skills by assisting with Web Development projects and has also been brought in to assist Red Tech with blogging and managing social media accounts. This mother of three is an excellent multi-tasker and is great with deadlines. When she isn’t busy managing projects, you can find her competing in a weekly women’s basketball league, working out and running, which she calls “training for life.” She’ll eat most anything (but hold the cilantro) and she loves reality television shows like The Amazing Race and Survivor. Maybe those shows take her back to her 20s when she backpacked through Europe, ran with the bulls in Pamplona, Spain, and spent a summer in Ireland.

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Project Manager and Social Media Expert

Education

B.S. Biology/Chemisty – from the University of Minnesota- Duluth

Areas of Expertise

Making Connections
95%
Content Writing/Blogging
85%
Web Development
79%
Likeliness of entering the WNBA
24%

Donna Bares

Graphic Designer

Donna is a 2014 graduate of St. Cloud State University and brings her design skills to Red Tech as our Graphic Designer. Donna loves creating illustrations, but also helps clients create flyers, brochures, email blasts and assists with website design. As one of 12 children, Donna enjoys working with others and has perfected the art of multitasking. She brings her energetic and outgoing personality to the job each and every day. Outside of work, Donna keeps the creativity going through painting and drawing, but also enjoys reading, running and being outdoors. Her love of pork chops, Rice-A-Roni and chocolate is nearly as dear to her heart as the Harry Potter series. Her positive nature has made her a great addition to the Red Tech team, but don’t stick her in a small space as she’s extremely claustrophobic.

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Graphic Designer

Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) in Graphic Design – from St. Cloud State University

Experience

Graphic Designer – Red Technologies

Graphic Designer – Lock Jewelers (1+ years)

Graphic Designer – Zirc Company (1 year 5 months)

Areas of Expertise

Graphic Design
98%
Photoshop
91%
Illustrator
91%
InDesign
90%
Harry Potter Expert
9.75%
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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%

Janine Kohlbeck

Content Writer

Janine is our content writer, who enjoys using language to make technical jargon
sound engaging. She is creative, organized, and always has a planner or notebook on hand. Her diverse background in writing, marketing, and multi-tasking make her an excellent fit for our team. When Janine isn’t playing dress up or having a dance party with her 4-year- old twins, she enjoys practicing yoga, reading a new book, and being outdoors. Born and raised in MN, Janine married a Green Bay native, so Sundays in the fall are often a little tense. Janine and her family love to travel and hope to plan another adventure soon.

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Areas of Expertise

Writer
98%
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Tori Peitz

Social Media Strategist

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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Social Media Specialist

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

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

Areas of Expertise

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

Social Media Strategist

Sydney is a high school senior, using her interest in marketing and social media to prepare her for college life. She loves creating and posting content to our clients media platforms and exploring how to grow engagement. 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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Social Media Strategist

Areas of Expertise

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

Tracie Kunz

Project Manager / Photographer

Tracie is an excellent multi-tasker. A background in marketing and sales, mixed with experience in the real estate industry, and a passion for photography makes Tracie the perfect fit for our well-rounded team. Her astute vision and keen eye for detail polish any project she works on. When she isn’t hanging with her kids, renovating her home, or adding to her brood of animals (which at last count included two dogs, five cats and two Nigerian dwarf coats), Tracie enjoys reading, exploring outside and gardening.

Education:
BS, UW-LaCrosse

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Project Manager / Photographer

Areas of Expertise

Photography
98%
Copy Writing
95%
90's Jock Jam Knowledge
100%
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