Curt Abbott – President, has over thirty years in the technology business. From the early years of the personal PC he has developed innovative software solutions for a variety of industries. While working for several major corporations, Curt developed and implemented multi-million dollar software projects used throughout the country. Many of his projects utilize advanced networking techniques, an expertise he has incorporated into the founding concepts of Oregon Coast Technology. In his spare time, Curt enjoys golf and has volunteered extensively to help build stronger rural communities. He is a Board Member of the Central Lincoln PUD and is very involved with the Lincoln County Telecom Committee and the Lincoln County Technology Solutions Alliance.
Dale Smith – Vice President, has worked in information technology for almost 40 years. During his career, Dale has worked to develop advanced networking facilities throughout Oregon and was part of the team that installed the first Internet connection in Oregon. Dale has also been active in the national and international networking community and has been engaged in projects to provide advice and assistance globally. Much of his recent focus has been to assist with networking projects in Africa and South Asia and is widely recognized as an international expert as a campus network and national research and education network engineer. Dale received both a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Oregon.
Tom Repasky – Monitoring Specialist, began his career in computer technology in southern California working for tech companies that designed and supplied components for the US space exploration program including Jet Propulsion Laboratories and NASA. In the 1970s he began producing high performance computing devices for educational institutions, government programs, medical applications and the military, including independent consulting services for specialized computer projects for the Air Force and the Department of Defense. He has expertise in multiple computer languages, networks, telecommunications, data center design and systems implementation. His mastery lies in using technology as a tool to add value to businesses, support growth, and enhance customer service. Tom serves as Technical Support and Alerts Manager at ORCOTECH.
Sharon Kelly – Administrative Assistant, took her father’s advice when he told her, “Learn to type and you’ll always have a job.” She started in the typing pool at ITT Electro-Physics Laboratories in Bladensburg MD. Ten years later she was the Assistant to the President at a manufacturing company in San Antonio TX. Sharon has worked in the legal, insurance, and banking industries, for a research pharmacologist and professor at OHSU and the City of Portland. For six years she owned and operated a mail forwarding business on the central Oregon coast. She also volunteers with Hospice and enjoys exercise classes at the gym. She brings strong written and organization skills to ORCOTECH. Sharon provides administrative help to staff, publishes the monthly newsletter, and researches leads for new customers.
Sandi Johnston – Technical Support Specialist, has been with Orcotech since she graduated with an Associate’s Degree in Computer Network Operations in 2013. Going back to school was the next step in Sandi’s long-term plans, and networking was her natural progression from her background as an analog electronics technician to a unique role as a senior manufacturing engineer specializing in product reliability improvement. Where she once focused on advancing one company’s products (high-end automatic test equipment), Sandi now focuses on the array of network and computer products that serve our customers. Sandi brings strong troubleshooting skills, a sense of process, and the desire to integrate change with stability. Sandi says, “I’m not a designer. I’m an implementer. And I have the skills to take it further.” Sandi is excited to begin working with all the new products that Orcotech can bring to our customers. The technologies evolve so quickly these days, integrating these changes can be challenging and great fun. Leveraging commonalities allows us to build processes that increase stability and decrease development and implementation expenses. An awareness of each customer’s unique network environmental factors allows us to maintain stability as we implement change appropriately. On an everyday basis Sandi manages backups for many of Orcotech’s customers. Though backups mostly run silently in the background, daily monitoring is required to ensure success, whether to recover that file that someone accidently deleted or for recovery after a disaster. Sandi is an animal lover and likes to walk or hike in her spare time. She makes friends with every cat and dog she meets.
Alan Kennedy – IT Manager, combines over 20 years of IT Consulting and Customer Service to provide an enterprise approach to supporting the needs of the business. Alan is available during business hours to coordinate and schedule appointments, ensure completion of deliverables and remove obstacles. With expertise in Help Desk, Software Licensing, Telecom, Project Management and Process Improvement; he utilizes his breadth of experience to drive results. A native Oregonian, Alan started his IT Career in Tempe, AZ as a sales consultant and engineer for a global professional services company. Upon his return to Oregon he worked with a specialty retailer where he was instrumental in implementing Category Management and IT Sourcing processes. Alan recently moved to the Oregon Coast where he enjoys taking his dog for walks on the beach and exploring the unique and ever changing landscape.
Shannon Totten – Dispatch Coordinator, is the friendly voice you’ll hear when you call. She has 22 years of experience in Engineering Part, Product, and Project Data Management. Shannon has worked with peers in other countries, and coordinated product launches with worldwide hub sites. She is organized, innovative, and eager to leverage her expertise at ORCOTECH. Outside of work she spends her time teaching Sunday School, releasing her creative side through several different methods of art, and volunteering in her community. She and her husband Doug have 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild all who love to visit them at the “beach.”