Meet Our Team

Here at MainSpring we are fun, innovative and diverse with one common thread… we believe in the idea of a legacy. Learn how our story, values and approach create a culture and impact that’s undeniable.
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Marshall Micheals

Chief Executive Officer

Marshall Micheals

Chief Executive Officer

Marshall is the CEO and founder of MainSpring. His goal every day is to create a community of employees, clients and partners that help people create a legacy of success—in life and in business. From a three-person company in 1993 to more than 50 employees in four states supporting clients at home and abroad, Marshall remains focused on growth. He earned the 2014 Smart CEO Innovator Award, but is most proud of the countless employee-earned honors and being named one of the D.C. area’s best places to work.

He enjoys his family, loves to exchange stories, and shares his pain as a Kansas City Chiefs and Washington Capitals fan every chance he gets.

Tom Keller

Tom Keller

President & Chief Operations Officer

Tom Keller

President & Chief Operations Officer

Tom Keller joined MainSpring in 1999 as a client liaison in the cabling department, then created and developed the first iteration of the managed services offering and finally joined the consulting ranks.

As President and Chief Operating Officer, Tom oversees the development, management and growth of the MainSpring government consulting division as well as the ProSuite Support Centre. Tom borrows from his years of government experience to implement process-based consulting standards and resolution strategies across the firm.

A music enthusiast and fan of all things Philadelphia, Tom is most enthusiastic about being a dad to his three kids.

Ray Steen

Chief Strategy Officer

Ray Steen

Chief Strategy Officer

Ray Steen is the Chief Strategy Officer for MainSpring and has been with the firm since 2014. With over 25 years of experience in strategy, consulting and communications, his expertise arms clients with the strategies, tools and resources to meet their mission. Ray is a proud dad and coach of 5 kids, a fantasy sports nut and bleeds for the Chicago Bears and Boston Celtics

MainSpring IT managed services team

Tony Blevins

Professional Services Manager

Tony Blevins

Professional Services Manager

Tony Blevins joined MainSpring in 2007 as a systems engineer with the Support Centre. There, Tony managed our ProSuite technical support staff who help our clients be more productive with their technology. Tony currently manages our professional services team, working directly with clients, implementing best practices and automation standards to streamline efficiencies.

Prior to MainSpring, Tony was enlisted in the Army where he started his IT career in 2003. Afterward, Tony served as consultant for the Department of Energy. Today, he uses his experiences serving the government to implement a wide-range of battle-tested solutions for public, private and nonprofit MainSpring clients. Tony enjoys traveling and spending time with his wife and young son.

Jeremy Kaikko

Virtual Chief Information Officer

Jeremy Kaikko

Virtual Chief Information Officer

Jeremy Kaikko is MainSpring’s vCIO Manager who works with business leaders to secure and move their businesses forward. Raised in northern Maryland, Jeremy enjoys spending time with his kids and friends, fishing and cheering on the Washington Capitals and Kansas City Chiefs. He has been at MainSpring for over 20 years.

Kenji D’Aguiar

Support Centre Lead

Kenji D’Aguiar

Support Centre Lead

Kenji joined MainSpring in 2012 as their Support Centre Lead. He’s responsible for overseeing MainSpring’s Support Centre and working with ProSuite clients on technical issues. Prior to working in IT, Kenji was also a chef concierge at multiple high-end hotels, like the Mandarin Oriental and the Biltmore, and was a personal concierge to multiple celebrities in Miami, Fl.

In his free time, Kenji likes to travel as much as he can. He’s a big fan of Real Madrid fútbol and also enjoys watching the English Premier League.

Jim Bryan

Professional Services Consultant

Jim Bryan

Professional Services Consultant

Jim Bryan is a Professional Services Consultant. From Latrobe, Pennsylvania, Jim enjoys hobbies such as beer brewing, amateur radio, and other electronics work. Jim holds a degree in Mathematics with a minor in Computer Science.

Amer Yaqub

Senior Technology Advisor

Amer Yaqub

Senior Technology Advisor

Amer Yaqub has more than twenty years of business development experience with a diverse group of companies including AT&T, Quaker Oats, Washington Post, and Homesnap. He also is an adjunct professor and has taught business classes at Hood College, George Mason, and currently teaches a leadership course at the University of Maryland. Amer studied economics at Carnegie Mellon and got his MBA from Columbia University.

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Joshua Brechbuehl

Virtual Chief Information Officer

Joshua Brechbuehl

Virtual Chief Information Officer

Josh joined the MainSpring team in 2021 as a Virtual Chief Information Officer. Prior to joining MainSpring, he served as a Senior IT Director for a Frederick construction company. Josh also served as the Director of IT for a city government and served as a Senior Microsoft Cloud Consultant. Josh brings more than 20 years of IT experience to the team and is working on achieving his MBA in IT management.

 

Josh loves spending time with his wife and two children, and on his days off he enjoys DIY renovations as well as relaxing at local vineyards. He is a diehard Buffalo Bills fan.

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Cleon Lenhardt

Virtual Chief Information Officer

Cleon Lenhardt

Virtual Chief Information Officer

Cleon joined MainSpring in 2013 and has over 20 years of IT consulting experience with small businesses, nonprofits, associations and the government. From his work at the Department of Treasury to his tenure at MainSpring, he has worked at all levels of information technology, ranging from technical support and security compliance auditing to strategic consulting.

In his free time, Cleon enjoys playing basketball, running and scuba diving. He’s also an avid Dallas Cowboys and L.A. Dodgers fan.

Jolene Read

Virtual Chief Information Officer

Jolene Read

Virtual Chief Information Officer

Jolene Read is a Virtual Chief Information Officer (vCIO) who works with business owners to strategically plan for IT initiatives to maximize return on investment, lower risk and proactively manage resources. Raised in Cape Cod, Jolene currently lives in New Hampshire and enjoys gardening, cooking, and camping. She holds a BA in Forensic Psychology from Southern New Hampshire University.

Jairo Camargo

Systems Engineer

Jairo Camargo

Systems Engineer

Jairo Camargo is a System Engineer who assists MainSpring customers with all IT issues and concerns. Born in Colombia, Jairo calls Frederick his hometown. He has five grand-dogs, enjoys spending time with his wife and watching soccer. Jairo has worked in IT roles for over 15 years and holds a Bachelors in Electrical Engineering from Xaverian University in Bogota, Colombia.

Craig Kergald

Systems Engineer

Craig Kergald

Systems Engineer

Craig joined MainSpring in 2009 as a systems engineer. Previously, he was in the Air Force for many years, providing IT support and working as a broadcast engineer. Later, he transitioned to Hewlett Packard, where he provided IT support for their internal employees. After that, he worked for United Launch Alliance–supporting launch operations and general IT needs for the Atlas 5, Delta 4 and Delta 2 unmanned rockets in Cape Canaveral, Fl. Now, at MainSpring, Craig provides IT support for all ProSuite clients.

Craig enjoys cruising around and spending time with his two sons, whom are both autistic. He is a big supporter of raising Autism awareness. While he’s not a fan of any particular sports’ teams, he does enjoy watching sumo wrestling in his free time.

Matt Torrez

Systems Engineer

Matt Torrez

Systems Engineer

Matt joined MainSpring in 2018 as a systems engineer. He’s a former Marine with over 10 years of in-house IT management experience, as well as six years of experience working with an MSP. Currently, he’s responsible for providing technical support to ProSuite clients.

In his free time, Matt enjoys painting, photography, working on his old motorcycle, playing the guitar and drums and spending time with his two kids, Emma and Aaron. He’s the proud owner of a dog and three cats, and he has an uncanny ability to tame wild, neighborhood squirrels! You can also find Matt cheering for his alma mater, the Nebraska Cornhuskers any chance he gets, as well as the Washington Redskins and the Washington Capitals.

Joseph Velazquez

Systems Engineer

Joseph Velazquez

Systems Engineer

Joseph joined MainSpring in 2018 as a Systems Engineer and brought with him over 20 years of technical experience. He began his career in the shipping industry and has worked at multiple Fortune 500 companies. For the past 10 years, Joseph has been working in the MSP arena, building processes and ensuring that customers receive excellent service. In his spare time, Joseph loves to ride his Harley all over the sunshine state. He also belongs to an organization that empowers abused children. When Joseph is not working or helping children, he likes to spend family time with his twin boys, wife, and dog, as well as spend time on his multiple hobbies from mechanics to air brushing.

 

Ashley Simmons

Project Coordinator

Ashley Simmons

Project Coordinator

Ashley Simmons is a Technical Project Coordinator who spearheads the communications of new and ongoing projects for IT managed services clients. Ashley is proud to call Frederick home for more than 25 years and enjoys baking, refinishing and repurposing old furniture, and raising German Shepherds with her husband.

Shadi Haider

Professional Services Consultant

Shadi Haider

Professional Services Consultant

Shadi Haider is a Professional Services Consultant who plans, executes, deploys and manages client infrastructures. Raised in Liberia, Shadi enjoys motorcycling, soccer and cheering on Real Madrid, the Golden State Warriors and the Ravens.

Charlie Hall

Professional Services Consultant

Charlie Hall

Professional Services Consultant

Charlie Hall is a Professional Services Consultant who assists clients with the implementation of new IT infrastructure. Raised in Rockville, Charlie enjoys gaming and being with his six pets: a Pomeranian, Papillon, Lab mix and three cats. He has spent close to 25 years working in different areas of IT.

Donovan Parker-Aleem

Technical Support Engineer

Donovan Parker-Aleem

Technical Support Engineer

Donovan Parker Aleem is a Tier 2 Field Engineer who ensures client environments are in compliance with industry best practices. His favorite aspect of his role is working with vCIO’s to understand client needs and deliver solutions. Raised in Baltimore, Donovan enjoys a good workout at the gym and learning about plants and flowers.

MainSpring application development team

Prat Hin

Application Development Team Lead

Prat Hin

Application Development Team Lead

Prat joined MainSpring in March of 2008 as their application developer team lead. He’s responsible for helping clients develop custom, innovative solutions to better grow their business. He also provides guidance to other developers when needed.

Prat enjoys fishing, traveling and playing basketball in his free time.

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Maria Melendez de Salas

FileMaker Coordinator

Maria Melendez de Salas

FileMaker Coordinator

Maria Melendez de Salas has served as the firm’s FileMaker licensing and hosting guru since 2008. She’s a staunch believer that FileMaker has a place in every business. She’s widely known in the FileMaker world as the go-to person for all things FileMaker licensing and hosting, and has been recognized by Claris International for her expertise. She has over 20 years of experience in business development, consultative sales and customer service. Maria loves to be involved in her community, spending time with family, enjoys crafting and a good game of dominos.

Mike Beargie

Senior Application Developer

Mike Beargie

Senior Application Developer

Mike Beargie has been with MainSpring since 2013 and has over 10 years of application development experience. As a developer, he creates solutions for clients in a wide variety of sectors across the U.S. and abroad. Prior to working at MainSpring, Mike worked as the lead developer for a consulting company, serving high profile political, special interest and nonprofit clients in the Washington, D.C., and Columbus, Ohio, markets.

Mike regularly presents solutions and best practices to the FileMaker development community around the country, and is well known as an answer man online as well. In 2014 and 2016, Mike was recognized with the FileMaker Excellence Award for community contributions. Mike is a man of many hobbies, including woodworking, home brewing, art and music.

Ryan McTeer

Associate Application Developer

Ryan McTeer

Associate Application Developer

Ryan joined MainSpring in April of 2018 as an associate application developer and works in our Towson office. He graduated from Towson University with his bachelor’s degree in computer science and is responsible for developing and supporting software and database applications for MainSpring’s client base, as well as internal projects.

Ryan enjoys spending time outside, hiking, biking, swimming, snowboarding and flying drones. He also enjoys rock concerts, bowling and watching MMA and wrestling. His favorite sports team is the Baltimore Orioles.

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Jeff Drake

Senior Developer

Jeff Drake

Senior Developer

Jeff Drake joined the MainSpring team in 2021. Prior to joining MainSpring, Jeff was working as a Senior FileMaker Developer for PaleoWest, a Phoenix-based company that does cultural preservation. He worked primarily on their internal systems as well as their commercial iPad app.

Jeff has been married to his wife Anna for more than 20 years and has three kids. One of Jeff’s current passions is fixing up their old house. Jeff grew up in a diehard Yankees household living about 20 minutes from New York City. To this day, he still loves the Bronx Bombers, but now that his family is in Cincinnati they love the Reds as well.

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Sean Moore

Associate Developer

Sean Moore

Associate Developer

Sean Moore joined the Dataworks team in 2021 as an Associate Developer. Sean is a FileMaker and Web Developer who has built and maintained solutions to handle a wide variety of educational needs including admissions, billing, and a health office.

Sean has a dog named Stella who is a two-year lab rescue from Texas and who loves to play fetch in the river for hours on end. He also claims to be a bit of a nerd because in his downtime he plays Dungeons and Dragons and participates in the heavy list combat in the Society for Creative Anachronism (putting on full armor and hitting people with sticks). Sean also enjoys going for hikes or camping and taking Stella to the park.

​​​​​Since Sean lives in Massachusetts, he feels obligated to root for the Red Sox and Patriots. Another fun fact is that Sean is passionate about learning science and sustainability, and he also really enjoys riding his motorcycle through the hills.

Ariel Gely

Associate Application Developer

Ariel Gely

Associate Application Developer

Ariel Gely joined MainSpring in January 2022 as an associate developer. Prior to MainSpring, Ariel worked for the Milwaukee Public School system as a management intern assisting business analysts with process improvements and database management. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 2017 with an Information Technology Management degree and is excited to be able to put all his learned skills to use in the field with the MainSpring development team.

Ariel is a big gamer and plays many genres. He’s also a fan of comics and he likes to dabble into many different genres of music and really enjoys listening to new releases. He’s not a big sports fan but will root for his hometown teams (Brewers, Bucks and Packers).

MainSpring government solutions team

Dean Martin

Project Manager

Dean Martin

Project Manager

Dean Martin has been with MainSpring since 2015. He provides administrative oversight for his team, which has members stationed across the country and abroad. Prior to MainSpring, Dean spent 22 years in the Army, retiring in 2009 as the 555th Engineer Brigade Communication Chief. Since then, he has worked for General Dynamics as the Western Regional Manager at Fort Lewis and also the Korea Operations Manager at USAG Yongsan, Seoul South Korea.

When he’s not working on his MBA, Dean enjoys hiking in the Olympic and Cascade mountain ranges, as well as boating on the Puget Sound. You can also find him rooting for his favorite football team—the Seattle Seahawks. Go Hawks!

Leann Micheals

Clinical Applications Consultant & SME

Leann Micheals

Clinical Applications Consultant & SME

Leann joined MainSpring in June 2004 as their clinical applications consultant/SME. With over 20 years of experience in the clinical environment as a nurse and nurse practitioner, Leann is now working in healthcare information systems for the Army. She is responsible for software testing, OTS application training, providing help desk and end user support in addition to being a clinical resource and SME.

Leann enjoys traveling, reading and watching her daughter play travel softball. She is also currently attending school for her Healthcare Informatics certification.

Laura Micheals

Clinical SME

Laura Micheals

Clinical SME

Laura Micheals joined MainSpring in June of 2018 as the accounting and sales associate.

She assists in our accounting department with a variety of bookkeeping tasks as well as helps our Filemaker team with setting up our hosting clients. Laura recently took a part-time position with our Government Solutions group as a Modeling & Simulation Specialist supporting live, constructive or virtual training across multiple project assignments.

Prior to MainSpring Laura worked at Mercy Regional Medical Center for 23 years as an ICU nurse and then diabetes educator.

Laura enjoys gardening and lives in Ohio with her husband Marshall.

Mike Wilhide

Information Systems Security Manager

Mike Wilhide

Information Systems Security Manager

Mike joined MainSpring in 2010 and has spent the last four years of his 10-year IT career supporting the Army’s cybersecurity mission. As a security engineer, Mike is responsible for ensuring that systems are compliant with DoD and federal cybersecurity regulations by performing vulnerability assessments, designing remediation strategies and implementing innovative security solutions.

Mike has been a member of the Information Systems Security Association since 2011 and earned his (ISC)2 CISSP certification in 2013. He enjoys spending his free time practicing security research in his home lab, hanging out at Baltimore music venues and traveling the U.S. with his wife.

Angela Price

Project Manager

Angela Price

Project Manager

Angela joined MainSpring in 2015 as a technical writer and e-Learning developer. She specializes in training development and coordination. As an active member of the Association for Talent Development (ATD), Angela stays current on new research and trends in training and employee development.

Angela enjoys listening to live music, chauffeuring her sons to activities, baking, reading, and coloring–but ALWAYS inside the lines.

Damien Ancruem

Senior Engineer, Integration

Damien Ancruem

Senior Engineer, Integration

Damien joined MainSpring in 2007 and is a senior engineer. He’s responsible for creating and maintaining the electronic medical record systems for the Army.

In his free time, Damien enjoys spending time camping with his wife and son. He is also a survivalist, and he routinely practices methods with his family and students.

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Theresa Dalton

Human Resources Manager

Theresa Dalton

Human Resources Manager

Theresa Dalton joined MainSpring in 2013 and serves as the human resources manager for the team. She is responsible for managing new hire onboarding, payroll, benefits and the 401(k) profit sharing plan. She has over 18 years of business experience, including process development, employee engagement programs, contract administration and recruitment. Prior to MainSpring, Theresa was the director of operations for a small start-up government contractor and managed all activities related to the operations and development of the company.

Theresa is a loyal D.C. sports fan, especially the Washington Capitals, Nationals and Redskins and attends games every chance she gets. She also enjoys spending time traveling with her husband and family.

Michele Tate

Accounting Manager

Michele Tate

Accounting Manager

Michele Tate has been with MainSpring since 2014 and has 15 years of experience in customer service, accounting and office managing.

Prior to MainSpring she worked briefly for the Frederick County, Md, school system as a pre-K through 5th grade substitute teacher before deciding to return to her roots in accounting.

She enjoys musical theatre, live music and assisting her husband on his DJ gigs. She’s a mom to her canine child Mardi Gras, an advocate for pit bulls and bully breeds and is an avid New Orleans Saints fan who can often be heard yelling Who Dat!

Rebecca La Tourette

Accounting Assistant

Rebecca La Tourette

Accounting Assistant

Rebecca La Tourette is an Accounting Assistant and supports the Accounting Manager with daily and monthly accounting functions. From lower Alabama, Rebecca enjoys singing, cooking, reading, and watching movies. She has nearly 20 years of experience in accounting and holds a Bachelor’s in Early Childhood Education from the University of MD, College Park.

Renee Haverland

Senior Office Administrator

Renee Haverland

Senior Office Administrator

Renee Haverland is a Senior Office Administrator who provides administrative and marketing support to a diverse team of IT professionals. Raised in Richmond, Virginia, Renee enjoys spending time with her family, taking advantage of Frederick’s many activities, and is fluent in American Sign Language. She holds a BA from James Madison University.

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Supporting our core values

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    Connect

    Make every interaction count, whether it’s with a client, vendor or co-worker. Strong, meaningful connections lead to retention.

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    Own

    Own the problem; don’t assume someone else has it. While you may not work an issue from start to finish, ensure closure.

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    Innovate

    Think outside the box to resolve a problem. In our industry, many tasks are somewhat routine, but make sure you are always thinking of a better way.

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    Expedite

    Today not tomorrow; see a problem, fix a problem.

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    Succeed

    Find the ‘win-win’.