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Eric Eley, Microsoft Certified Professional
706 548-9598, ext 1515
eric@cntdtech.com
Eric is a native of Athens, GA and holds an MIS degree from the University of Georgia. In his free time, he enjoys playing golf, building churches in Nicaragua, and spending time with his wife Sharla.
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Ren Buckland, Microsoft Certified Professional
(706) 548-9598, ext 1501
ren@cntdtech.com
Ren is a native of Atlanta, GA. Ren moved to Athens in 1994 and co-founded Connected Technologies in 1997. He enjoys being a husband and father to his wife Angela and four children Isabel, Josephine, Oliver and Abigail. Ren loves to travel with his family. Together with his wife, they own a frozen yogurt shop, di'lishi, in Athens.
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Davis Hipps, Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
(706) 548-9598, ext 1502
davis@cntdtech.com
Davis is originally from Columbus, GA. He moved to Athens in 1993 to attend UGA, where he received a Bachelorís degree in Computer Science. He worked for Connected Technologies in 2000, before moving to North Carolina for three years. He came back to the Connected Tech team in October of 2003. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his wife, Angie, and their children, Daniel, Maggie, Joshua and Katie. He is an avid reader and coffee drinker.
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Mike Cowan
(706) 548-9598, ext 1555
mike@cntdtech.com
Mike is originally from Marietta, GA. He attended Georgia Southern University where he received a Bachelorís degree in Music Theory and Composition. He and his wife, Suzanne, moved to Waco, Texas where they led worship at Bethany Chapel and were both teachers at St. Paulís Episcopal School and Texas Christian Academy. Mike moved back to Georgia in 2000 and began working as a training and support consultant for Convergys Corporation in Atlanta, Ga. He started working with Connected Technologies in September of 2004. Mike is the worship pastor at Athens First Assembly of God. He is also co-founder of the Christian group Scarlet Snow. He has a daughter, Lily who is 5 years old.
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John Carden, Microsoft Certified Professional
(706) 548-9598, ext 1514 john@cntdtech.com
John is a native of Danville, GA and has lived in Georgia all his life. He graduated from the University of Georgia in 2003 with a Bachelor's degree in Management Information Systems. He joined Connected Technologies in February 2005 after working as a project coordinator with the Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his wife, Morgan, and his son, Sam, playing golf, mountain biking, and any other sport imaginable.
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Chuck Neely
(706) 548-9598, ext 1505 chuck@cntdtech.com
Chuck grew up in Oconee County, Georgia. He earned his Bachelorís Degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Georgia in 2003, after which he spent seven years working as a landscape architect, graphics coordinator and IT Specialist for a local firm. Additionally, Chuck managed his own small landscape design business, which he owned and operated for three years. In 2010, Chuck changed his career path and joined Connected Technologies. Chuck continues to reside in Oconee County, with his wife Yolie and two children, CJ and Mae. He enjoys gardening, playing golf, off-road trailing and spending time with his family.

Keith Smith
(706) 548-9598, ext 1503 keith@cntdtech.com
Keith is a native of Athens where he acquired an Associateís degree in Computer Science. He began an interest in computers in high school has worked in IT industry since 2006. Keith is happily married with 2 boys and enjoys spending time with his family and friends. He joined Connected Technologies in 2011.

Aaron Green
(706) 548-9598, ext 1504 aaron@cntdtech.com

TJ Haynes
(706) 548-9598, ext 1508 TJ@cntdtech.com

Alex Sprinkles
(706) 548-9598, ext 1509 alex@cntdtech.com

Michelle Rayburn
(706) 548-9598, ext 1506 michelle@cntdtech.com
Michelle is originally from Benton Harbor, MI. She moved to Athens in 2000 to attend UGA, where she received a Bachelorís degree in Speech Communication. She started working with Connected Technologies in February 2012. She resides in Winterville with her husband, Mike, their two dogs Zippy & Joey, and their cat Tac. She enjoys gardening, painting, event planning, baking and outdoor sports, especially those involving water such as kayaking and scuba diving. Her favorite TV shows include: The Walking Dead, How I Met Your Mother, The Office, Breaking Bad & Sons of Anarchy.


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