Our Team

CorKat Executive Team

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Mark Grundy- "The Hawaiian Cowboy"

President

Mark Grundy is a founding member of CorKat Data Solutions and still enjoys creating new solutions for businesses to assist them in becoming more efficient and profitable through technology.

Mark is married to his beautiful wife, Lea. They have 3 kids, 2 dogs, and a cat. He enjoys being outdoors and exploring Colorado, especially perfecting his shooting skill (he can hit a one mile target with his rifle) and coaching youth sports.

Mark graduated from Colorado State with a degree in Animal Science and Computer Science.

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Kevin Cox- "The Pastor"

CEO

Kevin is a bit of a stinker…he hasn’t submitted his bio yet.

Leadership Team

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Kevin Mortensen-"The Farmer in the Dell"

Director of Operations

Kevin comes from Putnam County, MO and he still has an active MO vocabulary. He graduated from Colorado Mesa University with a Bachelors degree in Biological Science.

He loves solving problems and designing solutions that meet customers needs. He also love to interact with our customers and potential clients in all facets of their business and life.

Kevin is married to Gayla and together they raise their two children, Emilee and Colton. They also have 36 furry friends in all types and sizes on their family farm. Kevin is a small organic farmer/rancher with a love for all things outdoors.

He is currently a 4H leaders and archery coach for the Rinn Valley Livestock Club in Boulder County. Being a coach allows him to be a better father and to help kids grown and mature through club activities and events. In addtional to 4H, he is an avid outdoors-man taking part in hunting, fishing, and camping as often as possible.

 

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Tracie Crites- "The Purple Cow Culprit"

Director of Marketing and Business Development

Tracie is known for being innovative in her marketing and development implementation. She is consistently improving businesses with her strengths in cultivation and finesse.  Her favorite part of working at CorKat is the opportunity to work in the channel, helping MSP’s find success in standing out from the crowd.

Tracie holds a bachelor’s degree in Communications, Sociology, and Marketing & Business Administration from Carroll College in Helena, MT.

She is an active Councilwoman for the Town of Frederick, CO, an advisory member for Women in Technology and a member of Women of the Channel.

In her spare time, she enjoys trips to Estes Park with her family, cheering on the CO Rockies, skiing, volunteering in her community, and watching documentaries. She loves Champagne, Coffee, and Dogs.

Most importantly to her, she adores being married to her husband Rhett and sharing the fun of their 3 children: Emerson (7), Isla (5) and Hamilton (4).

Sales Team

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Scott Gattis- "The Brewery God"

Sales Executive

Scott started in the IT industry 35 years ago and really enjoys working with the entire team at CorKat. He appreciates that we offer a range of products and services through our Data Center and Support team and that we consistently register customer satisfaction ratings above 95%- A very difficult thing to do in our industry. He also appreciates that at CorKat, we work well as a team and celebrate our people and our success regularly.

Scott graduated from University of Northern Colorado in Business Administration-Marketing. He enjoys playing golf, skiing with his family, and occasionally doing a little fly fishing.

Scott is married to Carolyn and together they have 2 children: Melissa and Grant. Grant is married and he and his wife kate recently welcomed a baby boy, Reid to the Gattis family.

Scott serves as a member of the Board of Trustees for his church, he has been a member of the Greeley Centennial Rotary Club for nearly 30 years and he loves being involved in his community and it’s many causes.

He is also an investor in a brewery that opened in 2015 and has enjoyed great success and recognition both regionally and nationally. Being involved with the brewery has allowed him to see the brewery team and the people who enjoy the amazing beers that they produce. Cheers!

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Charlie Jackson

Sales Executive

Charlie has been with CorKat for a little over 8 years and has found that he enjoys our ability to help companies improve efficiencies through technology. He thrives when consulting with clients to identify their challenges and using our technology knowledge to help them implement business solutions.

Charlie is married to his wife, Heather. They have two children, Tanner (14) and Hailey (12). As a family they like to do anything that gets them outdoors and involved in sports. He enjoys date nights and spending time with his family.

He graduated from Colorado State University with a BA in Economics.

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Chris Koplar

Sales Executive

Chris is our newest team member who joins CorKat with a plethora of experience in IT and Cloud Solutions. He graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a BA in Business Marketing.

He has always loved technology, a self proclaimed “nerd” since he was little. he believes CorKat has provided him with the ability to turn his hobby into an amazing career by using cutting edge technology to help the community resolve IT and business problems.

Chris is a former Marine who is happily married to his wife Lis and they have 4 fur babies.

In his spare time, Chris enjoys video games, staying on-top of new technology and staying active at his gym.

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Larry Warren

Sr. Account Executive

Larry is a graduate of Live Oak High School in Morgan Hill, CA. He holds an Associates in Business from the University of Phoenix.

He enjoys working at CorKat because he feels that the culture is unlike his previous experiences. He likes working with everyone on our team and that he has the opportunity to learn and grow in our industry through training and events that are regularly provided.

Larry married his bride, Brenda, in 1986. They have two daughters, Bayley (24) and Jordan (30). He has a “wild” German Shorthair Pointer named, Zeus who loves swimming in the family pool.

As a family they loved to be outdoors in Colorado. Hunting, camping, hiking, golfing and softball are his favorites. He also loves to Bowl in the winter.

You can find Larry most often participating in Golf and Bowling Leagues (he is even on a league with friends he met in 1982). In 1988 he was on the AAA Softball State Champions team. He also shot his first Hole-In-One on July 9,2015 at Pelican Lakes Golf course in Windsor during “Thursday Night Men’s League”.  (look it up on Water Valley/Pelican Country Club’s Website).

Operations Team

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Jim Farrell

Data Center Manager

Jim is way to cool for bio’s. He knows Chuck Norris.

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Lisa Olivas

Dispatch/Project Coordinator

Lisa is a rebel, so her bio is MIA.

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Tim Yaussi-Timmy

Solutions Architect

Tim is our resident unicorn. He speaks fluent technology but provides direction and understanding to our clients in a non-threatening manor.

He loves getting his hands on the newest cutting edge technology. He appreciates working at CorKat, as we are always working with Enterprise-Level hardware that isn’t common in other Data Infrastructure environments. He feels that our culture provides a fun and exciting work environment.

Tim is a graduate from Colorado State University with a bachelors in Physics and a minor in Mathematics. He is a Science Night Volunteer Lead, a regular caller on 104.3 The Fan, and a SMITE Clan Captain.

Tim firmly believes that pineapple goes on pizza.

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Jim Masuga

Systems Engineer

Jim was an original team member of CorKat upon our foundation. He is a valued engineer and has expansive historical understanding or our company and the IT industry. He appreciates that the IT environment is always evolving and creates new challenges often. With new technology being introduced every day, Jim always has something new to “figure out”.

Jim graduated from UCLA with a bachelors in Psychology. He currently serves on the AIMS Community College Technology Advisory Board where he can share his experience in Information Technology.

He enjoys playing ice hockey and reading in his free time.

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Pete Adelson

Systems Engineer

Pete holds a Computer Electronics degree from the College of the Canyons. He loves new technology and learning what it does and how it works. He feels that working at CorKat is a blast, as he gets to work with some awesome people and technology everyday.

Pete is happily married to his wife, Dannica and together they have a daughter named, Sophia. As a family, they also raise 1 dog, 2 cats, and 2 guinea pigs.

Pete enjoys playing games on the Xbox with his daughter, fishing and taking things apart to see how they work.

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Sean Janssen- "Jannnnnnnssen"

Systems Engineer

Sean loves how technology is integrated into every type of business. He thinks it’s fun to work with different client’s, as no two businesses are alike. It keeps his day fresh and exciting. He really enjoys learning and grasping how this “thing” that drives our lives works.

Sean graduated from the University of Minnesota Duluth in Computer Information Systems with a minor in Business. He is happily married to Kelsey and they have recently welcomed a tiny human named, Calvin. The have 2 fur babies, Skye and Halley (celestials).

Sean is an avid Skier whom has proclaimed, “if there was a way to become a “ski bum” without the “bum” part, I would do it”. He also enjoys camping, hiking, mountain biking, and snowshoeing. He also enjoys his volunteer work in conservation, river cleanup, and wilderness projects.

Sean has done a Civil War reenactment for the Minnesota Living History non profits, and the Gettysburg 150th anniversary was the highlight of that event.

He is passionate about a lot of things and loves talking. He feels that Beer never hurts that process. Cheers.

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Chris Gaddis

Help Desk Administrator

Chris doesn’t check emails, so he doesn’t know his bio was due last week.

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Peter Luecke- Luke

Help Desk Administrator

Peter has been with CorKat for the last five years and is known for his ability to build strong relationships with our clients. He loves helping people troubleshoot and helping to solve their IT problems. He prides himself on earning trust in relationships and being more than a voice on the other end of the phone. He feels that he works with some of the best people he has ever known.

Peter  graduated from Bucks County Community College in Newtown PA with an Associates in Business. He has holds a Computer Science Technology Certification from CHI Institute Southampton PA.

He enjoys woodworking and model railroading in his spare time. He also enjoys playing golf and volleyball.

Peter has two children, son Eric and daughter, Jessie. They are both in college and are his pride and joy. While they are in school, Peter’s Pit Bull, Cinnamon keeps him company.

Peter is a Diet Coke fanatic!