We’re in the business of delivering peace of mind.
Applied Connective is a managed services provider specializing in innovative solutions to help simplify, unify, and amplify your technology experience.
Trusted by hundreds of businesses and organizations throughout the Midwest, our experts are friendly, knowledgeable, and dedicated to making your company’s technology operate to its fullest potential, so you can count on technology that works as hard as you do.
At its core, we believe technology should be a tool used to complement, not complicate, your business. That’s why we make it our mission to take the hassle out of your systems by providing high-quality products that are both state-of-the-art and simple-to-use.
Most companies rely on countless different devices, programs, and providers to make their businesses operate smoothly—but it doesn’t have to take a village! Applied Connective is a one-touchpoint provider, streamlining your experience and connecting you with all of your technology needs in one place. One phone call. All your technology solutions.
When your technology works for you, not against you, your business enjoys less downtime, greater productivity, and maximum efficiency, which translates into a more impressive bottom line. Let us help you amplify your profitability and take “downtime” out of your vocabulary.
“It’s such a relief to have someone so knowledgeable to handle all of the different components of technology here at our office. Both the onsite and remote assistance have been excellent.You will be impressed with the personal and professional service. What has pleased me most is their knowledge, availability, and ability to organize and streamline our technology systems!”
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“There have been so many times when Applied Connective has provided me with excellent service and products. They were instrumental in helping me connect three different buildings on our campus to our network, and they provide after-hours assistance whenever I need it. Hire them! Their staff and technicians are extremely knowledgeable, efficient, cost-effective, and responsive to our needs. They’re my go-to team for assistance.”
As President at Applied Connective, I am responsible for organizational direction and general oversight of all product/service areas.
My wife, Colleen, is an RN, and we have 3 children.
I grew up on a small farming/ranching operation north of Taylor, NE, and received my bachelor’s degree at Doane College.
Life is crazy busy, but if I get some free time, I like to enjoy it outdoors…preferably fishing or hunting.
Co-workers love my unrealistic but realistic expectations for task completion…
My wife would kill me if I volunteer for one more thing. I’m currently involved with or have been a member of Boone Central School Board, Teammates Advisory Board, Albion Citizens Advisory Board, Boone County Fitness Center Board.
I’m proud and privileged to work alongside some of the brightest and best individuals in the area.
I install surveillance, security, Internet, phone, and audio systems to fit our customers’ needs.
My wife, Betsy, and I have two daughters, Julia and Emma.
I graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.
I play in weekly leagues of golf, basketball, sand volleyball, and flag football throughout the year.
I am a “beer geek.” When we grocery shop, I spend at least 20 minutes (or until my wife tells me it’s time to go) in the wine and spirits section looking up beer ratings on BeerAdvocate before I make a purchase.
I am usually around a smoker on the weekends. I love barbecuing: pork butt, brisket, ribs, chicken, turkey, pork loin, etc.
My job is to do whatever Ed tells me to. Just kidding…sort of. I am part of the wireless group, performing scouts, customer installations, infrastructure installation, tower maintenance, and wireless troubleshooting.
I graduated from Neligh-Oakdale high school in 2006 and Wayne State College in 2011 with a degree in K-12 Health/PE.
I have a wife named Alyssa and a daughter named Hazel. Alyssa is an RN at Boone County Heath Center and is the exact same person as me…only in a woman’s body.
I love the sport of wrestling and have been participating/coaching since I was 5.
I am a proud team member of “Buff’s Dairy,” the 2017 Neligh Men’s Bowling League Champions.
Until I was about 18, I thought the lyrics to “Smoke on the Water” were “Stone Covered Water.”
I do not like pizza cheese or cold cheese. All other cheese is fine.
My duties as Voice Manager include the sales, service, and consultation of all things voice-related, along with the management of the voice department.
My wife, Megan, and I have two children, Aurora and Miles, and live three miles south of Fullerton. I grew up in Cedar Rapids, NE, and attended Wayne State College, which is where I met Megan.
Outside of the office, I try to spend as much of my free time with my family as possible. We like to work outside and sit around a fire and listen to music. The cold and snow of winter cramps our style, but we love Nebraska.
I get to work with my baby brother, Matt, and he enjoys it very much.
I like bowling, yard games, cards, and board games (even if it’s becoming harder and harder to find people willing to play with me). I am very competitive and have been informed that I am unpleasant to be around when having lost. Luckily, losing doesn’t happen very often.
During football season, my Sunday afternoons and evenings have been and will be marked as “busy” on my schedule for many years.
My role here centers primarily on creative content development. I do the advertising, design, copywriting, website management, and social media for Applied Connective, and I work with clients in a few other services (website design and cyber security awareness training). I also coordinate our philanthropy efforts.
My husband Kyle, daughter Kacey, our yellow lab Huckleberry, and I live in Albion.
I studied Advertising (& English) at UNL and have worked in marketing, mostly as a project manager and copywriter/editor, before joining Applied in 2017.
I’m an Albion native, mostly Czech, double-jointed in one thumb, a professional fort-builder with my proteges (nieces and nephew), and still patiently waiting for “Mambo No. 6.”
My husband and I recreate different Christmas movie scenes for our holiday card every year—because we’re the jolliest bunch of [impersonators] this side of the nuthouse.
Family time is my “happy place.” And I’m a firm believer in the power of faith, gratitude, and 90s power ballads. ;)
My husband Jason farms, and we live on his family farm outside of Albion with our two kids Brooklyn & Braxton and our dog Ryder who will most certainly hate you if you pull in the yard, but warms up to the sweetest pup once he gets to know you. I also grew up on a farm near Petersburg so I am a farm girl at heart and would not trade our country living for anything. We love being “home” in Albion and close to both of our families.
I worked as a CPA doing tax accounting for 13 years until the twins were born. I have been blessed to be able to stay home with the twins for the last 3 1/2 years, and I am now ready to get back into the work environment.
My favorite sport is volleyball. I play sand volleyball in the summer and ladies league court volleyball in the fall and love to watch the Huskers play any chance I get.
We love spending time outdoors in the summer, mostly at our cabin or camping with family.
I love music. I can sing along and even dance to any good tune, but just don’t ask me the name of the song or who sings it…I won’t know.
I have collected postage stamps since I was a kid and to this day, I still save any new stamp designs to add to my collection.
As the Infrastructure Manager at Applied Connective, my job is diverse, to say the least. From new data cable and cameras to pro audio and projectors, my group keeps new business fun and challenging everyday.
I live with my beautiful wife, Amie, my son, Tucker, our two dogs, Duke and Ruger, and one Siamese cat we call Oreo. We live in a “real” log house, and we love spending time on the patio around our fire pit.
I went to school for Construction Management after discovering I could make more in less time than going to school for architecture and had a better chance of actually being able to see the projects day-to-day.
I like to help people.
I love challenges. New projects make sure I never have a slow day or dull moment. Too often, we find new problems to similar situations and must adapt to them. This sort of problem solving is what drives me.
I hold a higher attention to detail than most, which may put me in the “perfectionist” category. It can be taxing sometimes, but holding higher standards is what sets us apart from the rest and makes us good at what we do.
My memory is good—sometimes too good.If you ever need to know how deep or at what heading a fiber optic cable is in Hays, KS…I’m your guy.
In a world of technology and committing to lighter footprints and paper usage, I am old-fashioned. Whatever I can hold in my hands is TENFOLD better than what I can zoom in on on any smart device.
As an IT Systems Engineer, my job is to evaluate, monitor, and enhance IT infrastructure with an emphasis on availability, reliability, scalability, security, data confidentiality, and system integrity.
My wife, Stephanie, and I have two daughters, Annabelle and Claire, and a dog named Cletus.
We enjoy a variety of outdoor camping activities, including camping and boating.
I am a former GM and raid leader of a successful WoW guild.
I’ve been the recipient of multiple Nebraska Master Angler Awards over the years.
When I was younger, I had a SWEET mullet—of which my coworkers absolutely insist I supply photographic evidence.
In 2002, I was the Nebraska State Wrestling Champion.
My role as a general technician at Applied Connective involves the installation of video surveillance, security, Internet, and phones, along with pathways and running cables just to name a few of our many duties.
I am happily married to my wife of 7 years, Kelli Ray, who is a PA at Boone County Health Center in Albion.
We have been blessed with three children, Sawyer, Harlow, and Asher, along with two Yorkies, Louie and Macie.
I’m an avid hunter and have taken two Boone & Crocket Bucks.
I enjoy golf, but baseball has always been my favorite sport. Growing up, if you couldn’t find me, all you had to do was look for the closest diamond. Speaking of baseball, I’m a HUGE Cubs fan.
I provide and coordinate technical services and support to infrastructure, access control, surveillance, and AVS clients.
I live on our family farm near Cedar Rapids, NE (yes, Nebraska has a Cedar Rapids too!) along with my wife, Sarah, our daughter, Reagan, our dog, Wolfe, two cats, and a farm full of cows and horses.
I have a degree in Architectural Drafting and also have a strong ag background from growing up on the farm.
I love spending time with my family, whether it be taking an evening drive, playing with the dog in the yard, or just relaxing at night watching our favorite shows and listening to our favorite music.
I’m a HUGE Dwight Yoakam fan! I’ve also managed to get my wife hooked and am currently doing my best to mold my daughter to follow me into Dwight Yoakam fandom. This makes family road trips more like a Dwight Concert!
My hobbies are few, but I can’t get enough of them. Hunting and woodworking are passions of mine. They require patience, adaptability, skill, attention to detail, and the ability to always keep your end-goal in sight—and I apply those skills to all aspects of my life, particularly when implementing today’s high-tech solutions for our customers.
My mantra is “Improvise, Adapt, and Overcome.” If you’re ever in a tough spot, just remember those three things!
My role as a general technician at Applied Connective is primarily to work with the AVS crew to install and configure surveillance, security, Internet, and voice technologies.
I’m a born-and-raised Boone County native.
I went to elementary school in Petersburg, high school at Boone Central here in Albion, graduated with a degree in business administration from Southeast Community College in Lincoln, and moved back to Petersburg in 2015.
My wife, Tori, and I have known each other since junior high, and we are happily married with two daughters, Jade and Lexi.
As a kid in tee ball, I’ve was dubbed “Pockets” because I’d run the bases with my hands in my pockets, and it continues to be a nickname I hear often today.
WHO: Boone County Mobile Food Pantry WHEN: TBD WHERE: TBD WHAT: Food collection for families in need in Boone County # OF VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: 2
Raelynn Bygland, who coordinates the mobile food pantry, said she will let me know when volunteers are needed this summer. If you’d like to contact her directly to inquire about available dates, her phone number is 402-920-3552.
WHEN: Weekends available listed below WHERE: Movie theater is just north of the intersection of 4th & Church streets (downtown Albion) WHAT: Volunteering to run concessions during the Friday, Saturday, Sunday matinee, and Sunday night showtimes # OF VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: 4-5 per night (for the full weekend)
We can also team up with another organization (or spouses/kids). For more information, contact Joel Sup at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHEN: Dates listed below WHERE: Locations listed below WHAT: Donating blood to the American Red Cross
To make this simple and painless (-ish) for anyone interested, Sara put together a list of some upcoming opportunities to donate blood as well as some additional information to save you some time.
Walk-ins are welcome, but to reduce your wait time, you can schedule your appointment ahead of time. You can also save time with a Rapid Pass on the day of the donation by answering all the questions online beforehand. This usually takes less than 10 minutes, and the donation usually takes roughly 30-40 minutes. Here are some local opportunities to donate blood in the next few months.
Columbus United Methodist Outreach Center Thursday, September 27th from 11:30am – 5:30pm
Petersburg Wednesday, September 26th from 12:00 – 6:00pm
As a Level 1 IT Tech, I do some IT work for businesses, such as setting up computers on a domain.
I was born and raised in Columbus, Nebraska. I married the love of my life on June 24th, 2017. We welcomed our first son (Julian) on January 7th, 2018 and our first daughter (Juliette) on June 5th, 2019.
I recently graduated from Wayne State College. I am bilingual, fluent in both English and Spanish.
I prefer Samsung products, especially over Apple.
Before joining the Applied Connective Technologies family, I would build floors for semi-trailers. Also, I would attach refrigeration units on trailers and install trailer skirts/farings.
My perfect breakfast used to be Poptarts and Dr. Pepper.
WHO: Boone County Food Pantry WHEN: Thursdays from 2pm-4pm WHERE: Boone County Food Pantry WHAT: Food collection for families in need in Boone County # OF VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: 2
Raelynn Bygland, who coordinates the mobile food pantry, said she will let me know if/when they need volunteers. If you’d like to contact her directly to inquire about available dates, her phone number is 402-920-3552.
WHO: Sammy’s Superheroes WHEN: September 15, 2019 WHERE: Columbus, NE WHAT: 6th Annual Glow Gold Honors Event as we honor the fighters, celebrate the survivors and remember the angels. # OF VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: As many as possible
All proceeds go to Sammy’s Superheroes Foundation’s mission of raising awareness and funding for live-saving research for all types of childhood cancer! Event admission is FREE to general public! Food wristband available for $5 and activity/food wristband for $10 at event. No pre-registration is needed for general public.
Volunteers are needed to help with activities, such as bungee trampoline, climbing walls, and free-fall tower.
WHO: American Cancer Society WHEN: June 22, 2019, at 7:30am WHERE: Fuller Park, Albion, NE WHAT: 5K Fun Run/Walk # OF VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: As many as possible
Volunteers are needed to help check in participants/runners at the registration desk, stand at intersections to direct runners during the race, and stand at finish line to hand out water bottles to finishers.
As a Level 1 IT Technician, I assist our customers with all kinds of digital issues..
I was born in Nebraska but grew up in SoCal. Missed seeing all the corn everywhere so I came back.
Not many people are very tech-savvy where I came from, so I would actually help the school with small-scale issues with their computer systems. As I got older, it translated more to helping people and doing IT work by myself, before moving out here to Nebraska.
I love to ride dirt bikes (or really anything off-road!). Really I like anything with an engine. The faster the better!
I have three cats. One girl named Ahri and 2 boys named Teemo and Poptart. They’re…a handful.
I like pineapple on pizza.
My favorite genre of music is hip hop. Music is art, and I believe there’s something to enjoy in every song.
I assist customers with IT-related problems by answering questions on the helpdesk and working with customers to resolve the problems they have. I also assist advanced technicians with tasks for experience and faster project completion.
I live in Newman Grove with my wife Cara and our daughter Caitlyn. I originally grew up in Grand Island and left after high school to enlist in the US Air Force. My wife’s family is from the Newman Grove area, and we love being able to call it home.
In the USAF, I trained as a Communications-Computer Systems Operator and learned computer maintenance and repair with some network administration. I’ve worked for 12 years as a 911 dispatcher helping the public.
Ever since leaving the military, computers and computer gaming have been hobbies that I enjoy.
Genealogy is another hobby I have gotten into the last few years, and it has become more of an addiction than hobby!
I come from a family with lots of military and public safety history and we are always proud to serve near and far.
My wife and I have the same cousins. We enjoy the fact that our families have known each other before we were born as my aunt and Cara’s uncle married.
I am a Level 1 IT Technician at Applied Connective, so my role is to perform a variety of IT-related duties to different customers.
I attended Northeast Community College and graduated with an associate’s degree in Information Technology in Cisco Networking and Internet Security. I am currently completing my bachelor’s degree in Cybersecurity through Bellevue University. I worked in Omaha in an IT department for 2 years before moving to the area.
I have one niece named Harper. She is one year old and enjoys spending time with her auntie.
I am OBSESSED with shoes. I only have like 75 pairs.
I grew up in a small town called Prague, which has a population of about 300 people.
I have a sister named Mikala and a dog named Oppi.
My favorite thing to do is go shopping, attend concerts, and spend time with my family and friends.
My role here at Applied Connective centers on business development, so that involves assisting our team in focusing on value-added processes as well as leveraging technology to provide solutions for our business partners that support them in continued success and growth.
I have been married to my lovely wife, Shelby, since 2016. We have a two year old daughter named, Elliot, who currently is really into Scooby Doo, Trolls, and Frozen. We have a furry son who is 6 years old, Dennis the Goldendoodle. I grew up in Norfolk, NE and went to a high school that shall not be named. (Go Knights!) I graduated from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and majored in Management Information Systems.
I have worked in IT for 14 years (2006) and have had the privilege of working in many different facets of IT. I have dabbled in helpdesk support, networking, industrial automation, development, organizational change management, and corporate business system (ERP) implementation.
I took 10 years of piano lessons growing up, and played bass guitar in a band “Rhymes with Orange” with my two older brothers – Eric and Jake (I’m the youngest of three). (Check us out on Spotify!)
I grew up on an acreage in the middle of Norfolk, NE where my Dad continues to grow some of the best sweet corn in Northeast Nebraska. The sweet corn business really took off when me and my older brother would sell it door to door around our neighborhood with our garden tractor and trailer.
I absolutely love being near or on any body of water, when I get to go fishing that is an added bonus. I spend as much time as I possibly can in the summer up at our family cabin on the Missouri River.
Similar to Will, I like bowling, darts, yard games, cards and board games. I know he has troubles finding people to join him, so if he ever reads this, I would gladly participate with him.
My role here at Applied Connective is to provide support to our customers by diagnosing, repairing, and maintaining hardware and software components to ensure the smooth and secure operation of computer network systems.
My wife (Faith) and I have two sons (Taber, born on 10/9/13, and Kiply, born on 1/25/20) and a rabbit (Brownie White, born sometime in 2019).
As a kid I would always love getting new toys and electronics so I could take them apart and build something else out of them. Some of the more notable of these ‘inventions’ included:
a satellite dish that I hooked up to a black and white television and successfully picked up audio from a telephone answering machine service as well as orders from a drive through restaurant across town
a robot that had moving arms and spoke, a time travel device that the police department mistook for a bomb
and a ‘virtual sound shack’ for my Super Nintendo – I sent pictures and schematics of this in to Nintendo and received an official letter back from Nintendo North America.
I am originally from Fremont and graduated from Archbishop Bergan Catholic High School in 2002. I took all of the computer courses at my high school by the time I was a sophomore and ended up being sent to the local community college for more advanced courses as well as being tasked with helping to teach courses and maintain the high school’s network & website.
After high school, I went to Iowa Western Community College for a summer of radio practicum and then switched to Computer Science. I also took online courses in Network Security through the University of Advancing Technology while I was employed by a defense contractor for the United States federal government from 2004-2006. And in 2010 I received a specialty certificate in sound recording from Metro Community College. Currently, I am taking an ethical hacking/cyber security course online.
I have been in bands since I was 13 (lead vocals, guitar, synthesizer) and I owned my own business for awhile that did professional mixing & editing of audio (among other things). I have worked with audio in one way or another for about twenty years.
A few fun facts my wife provided about me: Every year for his birthday, his parents get him a DQ ice cream cake; he’s great at composing, editing, and playing music, and he used to race a sports car.