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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.

Amanda Grice

Director of Sales

Always up for a challenge, Amanda found sales to be a natural fit for her. She’s worked in sales for the past 16 years for both telecommunications and consumer reporting firms. She volunteers and fosters with Friends of Pitt Co. Animal Shelter, helping “beautifully broken” dogs and cats find their forever homes. In her downtime, Amanda enjoys reading, listening to music, attending music festivals, and hanging out with family. She’s a little obsessed with horror movies and books, and especially enjoys the spooky season each year.

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!

Jason Hill

Senior Content Developer & SEO Specialist

Jason is a man of many words, very few of them actually spoken. He started writing creatively when he was 9 and we still can’t get him to stop. After 12+ years as a digital content specialist in e-commerce, he’s expanding his skillset into the ever-growing field of digital marketing. When not at work, you’ll often still find him in front of a screen, watching movies, listening to music, or blogging. But the best part of his downtime is spent enjoying life with his wife and two kids.

Nicole Leal

Web & Graphic Designer

Growing up, Nicole always had an interest in art, creativity, color and was destined to be a graphic designer. When not designing, you can find her spending time with loved ones, mostly her dog, and accumulating new plants to try and keep alive.

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!

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.

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.

Patrick Emery

Software Engineer

Patrick is an ECU graduate with a B.S. in Computer Science and a history of designing and deploying software. Between 6+ years of designing software and constantly researching the bleeding edge of technology, he’s always looking to improve his work. When he’s not working on computers, he’s probably baking – so if you have any interesting recipes, feel free to share!

Shar Shackleford

Account Services Representative

A Farmville NC native, Shar has a passion for helping and serving others. Shar is motivated by her three children that bring her joy and keep her going. She values her relationships with her children, her baby sister, and her closest friends who all hold a special place in her heart. Outside of the office, Shar enjoys cooking, reading, and crafting!

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.

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