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Joe Thigpen

CEO & Chief Engineer

Joe spent the first 20 years of his life in the US Army as a paratrooper where the only technology he used was weapons & explosives.  He bought his first computer in 1986 and instantly found his passion for IT. After he retired from the Army, he finished his degree in Computer Network Administration and founded Datagroup Technologies Inc.

Rhonda Rouse

Office Manager / Controller

Graduating from Ashford University and Forbes Business School, Rhonda obtained her BA in Accounting and has been showing off her math skills ever since!  With over 30 years of experience in accounting it is no wonder why she is our financial guru! Her inspiration comes from her sister in law, she strives to have her spit-fire attitude while still remaining the sweetest person you’ll ever meet.

Brad Caudill

IT Services Director

When Brad was 12 years old, he put together his first computer and has been fascinated with IT since then! Resolving issues, fixing problems, and looking for innovative solutions are what keeps him going! Outside the office, you can find Brad listening to music, playing the piano or reading a novel.

Tim Harris

Systems Engineer & Cloud Services Manager

Tim graduated from UNC Chapel Hill in 2003 and discovered his passion for IT when working in their physics department.  He is a Charlotte native, hiking enthusiast and fishing fanatic! His favorite part of the day is when he’s installing new applications, he finds it oddly enjoyable.

Kenneth Tyson

EHR Operations Manager

Ken finds inspiration in his wife and kids, and always strives to make a difference with the work he provides. A results-driven water-lover and outdoorsman, when Ken isn’t in a team meeting or behind his computer screen, he’ll be in the great outdoors sailing or shooting!

Elizabeth Semple

Director of Business Development

After graduating from UNC Chapel Hill, Elizabeth launched her career in Marketing and Advertising! Even with 28 years of experience, her favorite part about her job is still being able to interact with a variety of people every day! Her desire to win and to be the best are what keeps her going!

Michelle Pittman

Digital Marketing Manager & Strategist

Michelle, is our ukulele playing, mural painting, caffeine drinking, marketing extraordinaire! She has a passion for strategizing new ways to promote growth for her clients and helping their business achieve new heights! After earning her Business Administration degree she knew she had to pursue a career in Marketing!

Adam Campbell

Business Technology Adviser—Key Accounts

Adam graduated from The College of William and Mary, majoring in Economics, and later completed his MBA with a focus on Finance and Information Technology. Adam brings 20+ years of experience in sales and marketing of IT solutions to the DTI family, and is passionate about leveraging IT to promote growth and operating efficiencies to industry. When not at work, you’ll likely find him gravitating to the Outer Banks coast, with a fishing pole and sunscreen in hand.

Alan-Michael Skirnick

Digital Marketing Assistant

Alan internalizes the classic storybook, The Little Engine that Could. He is constantly striving to better himself and helping others in whatever way they need, and has an eye for seeing what could be. He has been working in the professional marketing sphere for 4 years, while working on his personal digital marketing experience for 6 years. After work, Alan likes nothing more than making dinner and talking with his roommates and cat.

David Hart

Business Technology Adviser

David graduated from the University of North Texas with a B.S in Management and minors in Information systems as well as biology. He and wife Mali have 4 amazing kids. Certified in Microsoft, Citrix and CA Enterprise Management Solutions, David brings his technological knowledge to assist clients by providing customized and current IT solutions.

John Ermolowich

Technical Services Engineer

John realized his love for IT when he was taking a PC programming and network class in high school. From that moment on he has devoted his career to teaching others how to work with computers and how to fix them. With over 14 years of experience, you could say he’s an expert!

Jon Kemling

System Analyst

Jon discovered his passion for IT in 1980 and has been honing in on his skills for over 29 years! His favorite part of the day is when he’s out in the field. He loves taking on these new challenges every day! Moving here all the way from Nebraska was a crazy move we are so glad he decided to make!

Kendall Walston

Senior Web & Graphic Designer

Kendall, our long-time list-lover, realized her passion for graphic art and web design during the Myspace movement. When she’s not creating phenomenal websites and eye-catching designs, you’ll catch her breaking a sweat at boxing class, getting creative in the kitchen, and pampering her pets!

Lewis Smith

EHR Executive

Did you know? Lewis went to Chowan College (now Chowan University) and earned a Bachelor’s in English. He would go on to use those skills to create publications of magazines such as the Carolina Brew Scene and more. When he isn’t using his experience of 10+ years in sales, Lewis is often drawing, traveling, and accumulating a vast amount of quai-useless knowledge to win games of trivia.

Matt Butler

Senior Software Engineer

Growing up with IT and having over 7 years of experience with computer programming has made Matt a force to be reckoned with here at DTI! But don’t worry, IT isn’t the only thing he’s good at.  In his free time, you can find him playing video games, riding his bike, and wood working! He considers himself a serial hobbyist!

Michael Mackey

Implementation Specialist

Michael is a family man, an avid sports fan, and master griller who welcomes any challenge. After his time in the Army, serving in the Gulf War, Michael jumped into his next challenge: full system implementation of EHR’s–a field he’s dedicated himself to for 10+ years.

Michelle Edwards

Digital Marketing Executive

Michelle earned her BS in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing from ECU. She has a passion for helping clients take their business to the next level. Outside of work, she prefers to be on a boat, on a beach, or reading a good book. Her desire to win is driven by her dedication to her 2 daughters & being a great role model for them.

Richard Haar

Web Developer & Cloud Support Specialist

Richard tries to make the most out of his life by constantly creating new goals and working hard to achieve them. After earning a degree in economics, he decided to turn his passion into a career and specialize in web development. Out of the office you can find him skiing, outdoors, or at a live show!

Robert Welker

Senior Field Engineer

Robert has been solving complicated IT issues for as long as he can remember. He obtained his degree in networking technology and network security, which made him the perfect asset here at DTI! Before joining us, he spent his days saving lives as a firefighter.

Steven Hill

Technical Services Engineer

Steven earned his education at Mount Olive College, earning a B.S. in Human Resources and an Associates in Business Administration. He gained his IT experience in the Army where he specialized in Communication, Intel, and Support. Married with 3 boys, Steven enjoys the great outdoors, family time, and his church.

Sutton Carruthers

Software Developer

Realizing his true calling, Sutton switched his career path from bio-process engineering into software development. When he isn’t glued to a monitor, he will be expanding his music library or driving just for fun. His one true goal is to be the very best, like no one ever was.

Teaven Johnson

Technical Services Engineer

Teaven grew inquisitive of technology when he was 9 years old after his father gave him his first computer. He earned his degree in Information Technology and has been paving his way through the IT industry ever since! What keeps him going is the desire to provide a better life for his family and success itself.

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