Who We Are

WHAT WE'RE ALL ABOUT

We’re a team of motivators, innovators, and problem solvers. We love what we do, and we strive every day to be the best at it. With small-town roots and big-time capabilities, our vision is to continue cultivating strong, enduring, and mutually successful relationships with our growing list of valued partners. We are one team for all your technology solutions. 

Where We Serve

WE GO THE EXTRA MILE

It’s a privilege to be trusted by hundreds of partners from Knox to Nuckolls and Holt to Hitchcock counties throughout Nebraska and beyond. We manage your tech remotely from our offices in Albion, Columbus, and Norfolk, but we’re just as happy to hit the road for a face-to-face when on-site work is necessary. So while we may not technically be headquartered in your city, we consider ourselves the “local” experts because we’re there—whenever and wherever you need us. 

Albion Office

2585 State Hwy 14, Albion, NE 68620

Norfolk Office

321 W Norfolk Ave, Suite 400, Norfolk, NE 68701

Columbus Office

4471 41st Ave, Suite 201, Columbus, NE 68601

What We Believe

UNCOMPROMISING VALUES

Simplicity

At its core, we believe technology should make your life easier. Our mission is to provide you with technology that’s both cutting-edge and simple to use. So you can do what you do best—even better.

Nebraska Values

Exceptional service is what we’re known for, and honestly, that can’t be done without integrity, friendliness, and transparency. Our technical skills may be the cream of the crop, but the way we deliver them will always be our bread & butter.

Quality & Dependability

You rely on a wide range of technologies in order to do your job efficiently. We offer only the most reputable, highest-rated, top-quality brands and products, thereby minimizing issues and costly downtime.

Our Team

Meet our starting lineup

Ed Knott, President

Will Zoucha, Voice Manager

Brigitte Burbach, Operations & HR Manager

Jarod Dendinger, Business Development

Ryan Robinson, AVS Service Manager

Justin Niewohner, AVS Project Manager

Nathan Niewohner, IT Project Manager

Sara Rasmussen, IT Service Desk Manager

Matt Childress, IT Project Engineer

Curt Hart, IT Project Engineer

Scott Whaley, IT Support Engineer

Alex Herstedt, Voice Technician

Colton Mazour, WISP & Voice Technician

Eric Petsche, AVS Technician

Jessi Larson, Creative & Marketing

Chase Thieman, AVS Technician

Cody Banzhaf, IT Manager

Eric Henn, Voice Technician

IT professional Nebraska

Brandon Petersen, Relationship Manager

Kelsi Havlovic, IT Support Specialist

Kris Wright, AVS Technician

Eric Beckman, AVS Technician

Heidi Kahlo, IT Support Engineer

Mikki Mangus, Accountant

Justin Borgmann, IT Support Specialist

Logan Niewohner, IT Support Specialist

Weston Ray, Inventory & Facilities

Bryce Molt, IT Systems Specialist

Clay Anderson, WISP Technician

Grady Higgins, IT Support Specialist

Kurt Langer, WISP Technician

Casey Schalk, AVS Technician

Justin Bounds, AVS Technician

Lance Bain, AVS Technician

Brandi Feldmann, IT Support Specialist

Kara Frey, Administrative Assistant

Mason Uhing, IT Support Specialist

Faith Nunn, IT Support Specialist

Kenley Silhacek, Senior IT Systems Engineer

Interested in joining the team?

Kenley Silhacek

Senior IT Systems Engineer

Mason Uhing

IT Support Specialist

Faith Nunn

IT Support Specialist

Kara Frey

Administrative Assistant

Brandi Feldmann

IT Support Specialist

“Lakeview Community Schools has enjoyed our partnership with Applied Connective. They have been incredibly responsive, knowledgeable, and cooperative as we have worked together. Applied Connective has provided a team-like atmosphere in their service!”

Aaron Plas, Superintendent

Lakeview Community Schools

“We have been very pleased with their communication, efficiency, and customer service over the course of the last few years. We would highly recommend ACT to any other schools out there looking for a reliable partner for your technology needs.”

Brandon Detlefsen, Technology Director

Central City Public Schools

“Their service is always reliable and timely, and the staff are very knowledgeable and friendly. Our needs are their #1 priority! Boone Central is beyond grateful to have top-of-the line technology services and customer support.”

Nicole Hardwick, Superintendent

Boone Central Public Schools

“They’ve been with us every step of the way as we implemented phone systems, security cameras, and keypad doors. Their customer service is second to none, and their business knowledge is outstanding.”

Ronda Weber, Technology Coordinator

Burwell Public School

Applied Connective did an amazing job with our school security cameras. They were very professional and easy to work with. [They’re] patient with our questions and quickly respond when we need some direction. The cameras work great and are very easy to access. Thank you for a job well done!”

Amy Sokol, Principal

St. Anthony's School

Lance Bain

AVS Technician

Brigitte Burbach

HR & Operations Manager

Clay Anderson

WISP Technician

In my current role as WISP Technician I’m responsible for the network and infrastructure around the Columbus area and the quality of service provided to our customers therein.

Brandon Petersen

Relationship Manager & IT Engineer

Relationship Manager/IT Engineer – I work side by side with our clients to ensure they are receiving the best value from our products and services, offer insights to improve their workflows, and resolve any issues that may arise as fast as possible.

Logan Niewohner

Administrative and Marketing Assistant

My role here as of now includes helping in the administrative & marketing departments. I’ll be helping answer calls, assisting with simple IT questions for customers, coordinating marketing tasks, and more.

Justin Borgmann

Level 1 IT Technician

As a level 1 IT Technician, I assist customers in their daily IT needs, and respond to any issues that may arise.

Bryce Molt

Level 1 IT Technician

As a Level 1 IT Technician, I provide general help desk support for clients.

Michael Briseño

Level 1 IT Technician

As a level 1 IT Technician, I provide general desktop and printer support for clients. I ensure computer systems are running smoothly by diagnosing, repairing, and maintaining hardware and software components.

Weston Ray

General Technician

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.

Casey Schalk

AVS Technician

My role as a general technician at Applied Connective is primarily to work with the AVS crew to install and configure surveillance, internet, security, and voice technologies.

Grady Higgins

Level 1 IT Technician

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.

Eric Beckman

AVS Technician

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.

Kris Wright

General Technician

My role as General Technician includes installation and troubleshooting of door access and camera security systems.

Mikki Mangus

General Accountant

Some of my duties as General Accountant include payroll, accounts receivable, accounts payable and reconciliation. I am happy that I am part of the Applied Connective Team.

Heidi Kahlo

IT Technician

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Oscar Bonilla

Level 1 IT Technician

As a Level 1 IT Tech, I do some IT work for businesses, such as setting up computers on a domain.

Eric Petsche

General Technician

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.

Kelsi Havlovic

IT Technician

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.

Chase Thieman

AVS Technician

My role as an AVS technician at Applied Connective is to work with the AVS team to install and configure surveillance, security, internet, and voice technologies.

Cody Banzhaf

IT Systems Engineer

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.

Eric Henn

Voice Technician

My job is to do whatever Ed tells me to. Just kidding…sort of. I am part of the voice group.

Alex Herstedt

Telecom / IT Technician

As a Telecom/IT Technician, I work with traditional and hosted phone systems.

Scott Whaley

Level 1 IT Technician

I’m part of the IT team at Applied Connective, so my days are spent setting up new PCs for customers; troubleshooting broken PCs, printers, etc., and installing new hardware.  

Colton Mazour WISP Manager

Jessi Larson

Creative & Marketing

My work centers on creative content development and marketing—design, copywriting, website management, and social media as well as coordinating philanthropy efforts.

Curt Hart

IT Technician

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.

Matt Childress

Level 2 IT Technician

I am a level 1 tech here at Applied Connective, so I perform a variety of IT-related duties. 

Sara Rasmussen

IT Service Manager

Nathan Niewohner

IT Project Manager

Justin Niewohner

AVS Project Manager

I install surveillance, security, Internet, phone, and audio systems to fit our customers’ needs.

Ryan Robinson

AVS Service Technician

I provide and coordinate technical services and support for infrastructure, access control, surveillance, and audio/video solutions.

Jarod Dendinger

Business Development

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.

Will Zoucha

Voice Manager

My duties as Voice Manager include the sales, service, and consultation of all things voice-related, along with the management of the voice department.

Ed Knott

President

As President at Applied Connective, I am responsible for organizational direction and general oversight of all product/service areas.