Computer Programming & IT Faculty

Tim King

IT Department Head
Instructor: Information Technology 3

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With over 30 years of experience in the computer and electronics industry, Tim King brings much specific strength to his involvement with computers and technology. His career began in the third party maintenance field providing computer support and repair services to government agencies including, NASA, DOD, OSTI, Martin Marietta Energy Systems, Boeing, and TVA. Later his knowledge of computer and networking systems was applied to the engineering trades. Mr. King spent much time integrating computer-aided design and computer aided manufacturing systems for customers such as, FMC, M&M Mars Candy, Mitsubishi, Yale Lock, and Heritage Log Homes. In 1989 Mr. King moved home to Gatlinburg, TN, and provided computer-based reservations systems and retail Point of Sale solutions to the hospitality industry. His involvement with hotel and motel automation led him to build Infofast in 1993 to provide direct mail marketing support for these same customers.

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Robert Holt

Senior Instructor
Instructor: Information Technology 4

Robert HoltRobert HoltRobert Holt is the lead instructor for Novell, Linux, and Cisco Systems related training. He also instructs in the Computer Core 1 semester where he assists the lead instructor with A+, Network+, and Linux+. Mr. Holt sets the example for how a Fountainhead class should be conducted, as well as coordinate Instructor Development Training, assisting the Director of Education as needed. He was a Master Training Specialist for the United States Navy from 1978 to 1982 where he taught all aspects of Data Communications and Data Systems, and he was responsible for curriculum development and the test bank center. He has consistently maintained Novell Certification all the way back to Classic CNE 5 and attended the Novell Linux Advanced Technical Training workshop in Provo, UT in 2004.

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Kenneth J. Nedbal

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Department Head: Electronic Technology, Electronic Wireless Communications, Network Security & ForensicsInstuctor: Network Security & Forensics

Kenneth Nedbal began his career in technology at 17 when he enlisted in the Army as a 31S or Satellite Systems Operator. He excelled at this and was soon the senior operator of a land mobile satellite team and the hub for ARMY communications in Balad Iraq.

He used his military experience to gain employment at a regional commercial dealer for satellite based services and was quickly placed in a research and development position exploring opportunities and custom building client solutions.

After four years he started his own company, HD Solutions, and began investing in his education. Starting and running HD Solutions has given him an education in entrepreneurship, human relations, customer service, and vital business skills. He has designed projects for clients such as the University of Tennessee and Broadcast Music Inc.

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Christopher Nicholson

Department Head & Instructor: Computer Programming, Application Development

Chris-Nicholson2Christopher NicholsonChris Nicholson worked at ClientLogic in Oak Ridge as a Technical Support Representative where he managed client database records using the Oracle DBMS and diagnosed and remedied problems in computer networking.

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Ryan Rodio

Instructor: Computer Core 1

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With over a decade of experience in the computer industry, Ryan Rodio brings the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in the IT industry to the classroom. He started his career doing web development and graphic design before moving into information technology and helping to establish a startup technology company in the Knoxville area. As the company grew Ryan took over the Chattanooga franchise and concentrated efforts to grow this business. He has also worked as a systems administrator at a Knoxville Pediatrics office.

Mr. Rodio is a lifelong learner and is continuously improving his own education so that he can keep his students up-to-date with the latest technologies.

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Chris Schrimshaw

Instructor: Computer Core 2

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Chris Schrimshaw served honorably in the U.S. Air Force for 20 years as the Systems Administrator for the Air Force Officer Accession and Training Schools at Maxwell Air Force Base and administrated UNIX and Microsoft operating systems and applications. He was responsible for C2 network design, configuration, security, maintenance, training and operations.

He was also the chief liaison with software developer Lockheed Martin where he identified and corrected software application deficiencies of the Situation Awareness Assessment for servers. Mr. Schrimshaw brings strong hands-on technical experience into the classroom.

 

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