Employee Spotlight – Trent Ballard

We'd like for you to get to know a member of our awesome team each month. Some of our staff you may know already but some you may not. We'll ask a different employee a few questions to help you get to know them a little better.

Trent & Whitney Ballard with children, Reagan & Jack

Name? Trent Ballard
Job Title? Vice President
How long have you been with DEVsource? Almost 12 years
First paying job? Cutting trees and clearing land with my Granddad
Favorite Subject in School? Industrial Arts (CAD, engineering)
Least Favorite Chore around the House? Laundry.

Employee Spotlight – Jared Fuller

We'd like for you to get to know a member of our awesome team each month. Some of our staff you may know already but some you may not. We'll ask a different employee a few questions to help you get to know them a little better.

Jared & Katie Fuller

Name? Jared Fuller
Job Title? Systems Engineer
How long have you been with DEVsource? 4 years
First paying job? Service Attendant at Redden's Service Station in Dawson Springs, KY
Favorite Subject in School? It's a tie: Art & Western Civilization History
Least Favorite Chore around the House? Dusting
Favorite Thing to do on the Weekend? Get outside: hiking, yardwork, running, walking Zelda (our dog); anything outside really
Favorite Food? Mexican food especially fajitas
What's One Thing You're Really Good At? Being generic 🙂
What's One Thing You're Really Bad At? Lying
What Did You Want To Be When You Grew Up? Another tie: a cartoonist and professional wrestler
Three Items You Would Take With You To A Deserted Island? My wife, Katie; our dog, Zelda; a good book
Most-Used Productivity Hack or Handy Tech Tip? Troubleshooting :p

Employee Spotlight – Chris Thomas

We'd like for you to get to know a member of our awesome team each month. Some of our staff you may know already but some you may not. We'll ask a different employee a few questions to help you get to know them a little better.

Chris & Bethany Thomas

Name? Chris Thomas
Job Title? Technical Analyst
How long have you been with DEVsource? 4 years
First paying job? Gas Station Clerk
Favorite Subject in School? Science
Least Favorite Chore around the House? Dealing with mail/paying bills
Favorite Thing to do on the Weekend? Dungeons and Dragons
Favorite Food? Turkey & Dressing
What's One Thing You're Really Good At? Solving Problems
What's One Thing You're Really Bad At? Producing Insulin
What Did You Want To Be When You Grew Up? An astronaut
Three Items You Would Take With You To A Deserted Island? A fully fueled operational helicopter, a high-quality machete, and Brandon Kindle
Most-Used Productivity Hack or Handy Tech Tip? If you don't know how to do something look it up on YouTube.

Employee Spotlight – Effie Hopkins

We'd like for you to get to know a member of our awesome team each month. Some of our staff you may know already but some you may not. We'll ask a different employee a few questions to help you get to know them a little better.

Mike & Effie Hopkins

Name? Effie Hopkins
Job Title? Marketing & PR Coordinator
How long have you been with DEVsource? 10 years
First paying job? Ag Extension Office - answering phones & filing paperwork
Favorite Subject in School? English, Biology or Art
Least Favorite Chore around the House? Vacuuming
Favorite Thing to do on the Weekend? Anything with my family (dinner out, cookout, biking trails, hiking)
Favorite Food? So many things! Waffles & bacon, sushi, Chinese, steak, chocolate, pizza, a great burger.

Your Credentials Have Been Compromised — Now What?

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Employee Spotlight – Chip Ray

We'd like for you to get to know a member of our awesome team each month. Some of our staff you may know already but some you may not. We'll ask a different employee a few questions to help you get to know them a little better.

Chip and Leslie with their exchange student Lucas

Name? Chip Ray
Job Title? Service Coordinator
How long have you been with DEVsource? Since June 2013
First paying job? Boone's Cleaners
Favorite Subject in School? Lunch (LOL)
Least Favorite Chore around the House? Dusting
Favorite Thing to do on the Weekend? Be outdoors (shooting, kayaking, fishing, archery, hunting)
Favorite Food? This is a loaded question for me.

Employee Spotlight – Ethan Reddick

We'd like for you to get to know a member of our awesome team each month. Some of our staff you may know already but some you may not. We'll ask a different employee a few questions to help you get to know them a little better.

Name? (Samuel) Ethan Reddick
Job Title? Systems Engineer
How long have you been with DEVsource? Since Feb.

Voice Tips For Effective Speaking “By Nido Qubein”

When George H.W. Bush ran for president in 1988, he hired a voice coach to help him lower his voice an octave. Why? Because the candidate’s high-pitched voice had helped saddle him with the “wimp” image, even though Bush had proved his valor as a Navy combat pilot during World War II.

Fairly or unfairly, we impute strength and confidence to the person who speaks with a low-pitched, well-modulated voice.

Missing Just One Of These Could Instantly Open Your Computer Network Up To A Cyber Attack

Welcome to the brave new world of cyber-warfare.

Gone are the days when software patches were just for nifty little feature add-ons or updates.

Today, a software update notice could mean your whole computer network is suddenly at risk. Dangers include data theft, crippling malware attacks and mischief you may not discover for months, or even years…

As with graffiti on your garage door, if you don’t pay attention and clamp down on bad behavior, your problems have likely just begun…

And, like those who hire a professional security firm to keep thieves out of the warehouse, thousands of CEOs and business owners are now waking up to the fact that it’s absolutely imperative to hire a pro when it comes to securing your data network.

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