Nathan Whittacre – President and CEO

Nathan Whittacre is the Founder and CEO of Stimulus Technologies; originally from Salt Lake City, Utah, he moved to Las Vegas, Nevada in 1988, making our city his new hometown. Before becoming our leader, Nathan, a born entrepreneur, founded his first business at age 11 when he started and ran a candy store for two years from his home. With a bachelor’s and master’s degree in computer science, Nathan founded Stimulus Technologies in 1995 with a goal to provide high technology solutions for his customers. His passion for innovation, analyzing hard issues, creating solutions and fixing problems has created a portfolio with a wide variety of Information Technology skills. When Nathan is not helping his customers or narrating stories of his missionary work in Peru, he enjoys spending time with his wife and five children, camping, running, biking, volunteering at church and flying his airplane.

Brian Alwood – Director of Technical Operations

Brian Alwood is Stimulus Technologies’ Director of Technical Operations. He joined the Stimulus Technologies team three years ago bringing over 20 years of experience in the technology industry, management and customer service field. Brian attended UNLV for Computer Science and worked for Dell as a trainer for five years. Born and raised in Las Vegas, Brian enjoys taking into new complex projects, completing tickets and forming long term relationships with our customers. When he is not at work Brian likes spending time with his family, camping, hiking and biking.

Taryn Copeman – Operations Manager

Taryn Copeman joined the Stimulus Technologies team in April 2014. She brings years of managing and planning experience in the hospitality, retail and distribution industries. Taryn grew up in Las Vegas but did spend a couple of years in Denver, Colorado. Taryn’s goals are to continue improving operational systems in our growing company with her contribution to strategies, policies & practices. She enjoys being the “right-hand man” to our technical staff when planning or deploying new projects. She is a mom of two sons & family time is most important to her.

Kaid Whipple – System Engineer

Kaid Whipple joined the Stimulus team in February 2016. He is originally from Alamo, NV and has lived in Nevada his entire life, except for the 2 years he lived in NJ serving a mission for his Church. Kaid has always enjoyed working on and with computers since adolescence.  He has been involved in the technology service industry since 1994 where he began as a help-desk technician in the UNLV library. While finishing his Bachelor’s degree at UNLV, he co-founded Saber Technologies, LLC in May, 2000 where for the past 16 years he learned a great deal about servicing and caring for customer’s needs. Kaid is proud to be an UNLV alumnus and to continue to give to his community. He is married to his college sweetheart and they spend most of their time (and money) raising 3 very active and involved children.

Cathy Pool – Accounting Manager

Cathy Pool joined the Stimulus Technologies team in October 2016 bringing over 15 years of experience as a full charge bookkeeper.  She grew up in the Los Angeles area where she went to school for Film Making at Los Angeles City College.  After working in accounting in both Public Relations and the Fashion industry, she married and had 2 beautiful children.  She then started her own Jewelry Design company.  Cathy relocated to the Henderson area in 2008 where she worked as an Accounting and Office Manager for another local IT firm before coming to Stimulus.  When not bringing sensational customer service to our clients, she enjoys spending time with her family, being active, vacationing, reading and boating.

Sherry Lipp – Marketing Manager

Sherry Lipp joined the Stimulus team in March 2018. She grew up in Seattle and moved to the Las Vegas area at the end of 2017 with her husband. Prior to joining Stimulus she did marketing in the pro-audio industry.  Outside of work Sherry enjoys, watching movies, cooking, and exploring her new surroundings with her husband and their dog Sheila.

Lindsey Montgomery – Account Manager

Lindsey joined the Stimulus Technologies Team in October of 2016 as the Inside Sales Specialist. Originally from Sumner, WA she moved to Las Vegas, NV in 2011 for a change of pace and scenery with her now husband who also works in the IT Industry. She started her career as a receptionist/dispatcher for a Dental MSP and has worked her way up to a Sales position at Stimulus in hopes of helping clients stay competitive in their market through continuously ensuring they are taking advantage of new technology. Lindsey spends her time off baking, reading, catching movies or taking her dogs to the dog park with her husband.

Kimberly Baxter – Executive Sales Assistant

Kimberly joined the Stimulus team in October 2018. She is born and raised in Las Vegas, but currently resides in Henderson. She went to school at the College of Southern Nevada for Videography and Film but is very passionate about writing and is currently working on a screenplay. Prior to joining Stimulus, she worked in various retail environments, building her character and customer service. Kim also enjoys photography, hiking with her dogs, and cuddling with her cats.

Garrett Koning-Wheeler – Project Administrator

Garrett joined the Stimulus Technologies team in February 2020, heading up the Project Team as the Project Administrator. He was born in Tacoma, WA and has lived all over the west coast. He decided to settle down in Las Vegas, NV about 9 years ago. Garrett has worked in the IT industry for 10+ years and has brought that experience to Stimulus to help build and implement large network projects for our partners. When he isn't working, Garrett likes to play computer games, spend time with his wife, and love on his two dogs.

Jesse Estrella – Systems Administrator

Jesse Estrella joined the Stimulus team in 2016 bringing with him 8 years of experience in the MSP industry. Born in Chicago, raised in Mexico City and lived most of his life in Las Vegas. Attended ITT Technical Institute for his Associates and Bachelors degrees in Network Systems Administration and Information Systems Security. Jesse loves approaching challenges with the "Where there's a will, there is a way" mindset and is always happy to enpower his colleagues with IT knowledge. When not pleasing his clients, you'll find Jesse spending his time off with family, friends or just tinkering with new toys (PCs, servers, home automation, etc).

Kurt Hanks - Systems Administrator

Kurt Hanks joined the Stimulus team in January 2018. When Kurt isn’t working on client networks and software systems, he lives in Pahrump with his two dogs Bandit and Shiba. Say congratulations to Kurt next time you see him because he’s getting married in October. In his spare time Kurt enjoys watching movies and rooting for the New England Patriots.

Jeremy Duck - VoIP Technician

Jeremy joined Stimulus Technologies in November of 2018. Growing up in the Las Vegas valley, Jeremy loved to build and tinker with computers. Never being able to stay sitting for too long Jeremy goes from client to client as hands in the field to help his co-workers get work done efficiently. Jeremy's passions include sharp shooting and auto racing.

Dean Narimatsu - System Technician

Dean joined the team in December 2015, bringing over 10 years of experience in the technology industry.  Born and raised in Hilo, Hawaii, he graduated from Hawaii Community College with a degree in marketing and moved to Portland, Oregon, where he resided for 12 years.  Dean has been living in Las Vegas since 2013.  He also DJ’s at local bars and clubs, enjoys watching Mixed Martial Arts competition, traveling and eating at new restaurants with his wife.  He is also better known as the IT Ninja.

Nate Jensen - System Technician

Nathan Jensen joined the Stimulus Technologies team in December 2016, bringing 5 years of technical experience to the team. Originally from Valparaiso, IN , he has called Henderson his home for the past 13 years. In his time in Henderson, Nate learned excellence in customer service in a number of retail management roles. Seeking to find a career he was passionate about, Nate attended the College of Southern Nevada for computer sciences and network engineering. He previously served numerous IT roles in the financial and insurance industries. When Nate is not vanquishing computer issues or deploying new projects, he enjoys spending time with his family on adventures, cooking, gaming and music. Grateful to be part of an amazing team, Nate makes sure that all his clients enjoy customer service with a special touch that has become customary at Stimulus Technologies.

Vince Magayon - System Technician

Vince Magayon joined the Stimulus in August 2018, bringing five years of support experience to the team. Vince moved to Las Vegas in 2002 from Northridge, California. He loves making genuine connections with people and turning their day around. Thanks to his older brother who showed him his first PC game in 1997, Vince developed a passion for computers and technology. He built his own custom PC in middle school where he also learned to troubleshoot and fix computer issues. When Vince isn't providing IT support, he enjoys freelance photography and visiting the national parks with his fiancé and their dog Sokka.

Jaymond Li – System Technician

Jaymond first developed his interest in technology when taking his first computer course in middle school. Even at a young age, he enjoyed the problem solving skills required to troubleshoot technical problems. Originally from Brooklyn, New York he moved to California with his family in 1999 where he attended Cal State Northridge majoring in Business Administration. He worked for a major wireless provider for 6 years in California before moving to Las Vegas early 2018 to pursue a career in his true passion in IT. He became the IT administrator for a small call center before joining the Stimulus family in October 2018. In his free time he enjoys golfing and reading up on new technologies.

Kevin Ballerstein – System Technician

The air is hot and dry but despite these dusty lands a man emerges from the windswept trails of Mountain Vista Street. Carrying a blue backpack, a canteen, and a determination to carry out his mission, Kevin ventures out to help those in need of IT services. No single individual could be capable of this monumental task but with the help of his colleagues at Stimulus Technologies Kevin quickly realizes this can be done. The portal to Stimulus is before Kevin. With a crack of his knuckles and sheer will he crosses the threshold of not only Stimulus Technologies, but to the vast world of IT and Cloud Computing.

Eric Guzman – System Technician

Eric Guzman Joined Stimulus Technologies in December of 2018. Originally from Southern California, he moved to Las Vegas in May of 2016. Being in the mortgage industry for over 10 years and unhappy, he decided a change was needed and followed his true passion, Information Technology. He decided to go back to school and now holds three I.T. Certification. He believes it's never too late to follow your true passion. In his spare time he enjoys going to the movies with his wife and taking his 2 kids to the local jump houses.

Mike McKeen - System Technician

Mike is a native of Las Vegas, calling the city home since 1982 save for a few sojourns in other locales. He has been working in IT for nearly 20 years, doing a little bit of everything from helpdesk and managed services to freelance consulting. For the last nine years he was part of the Network team at the Sands Expo Center, deploying large networks for trade shows and conventions. When Covid-19 killed the trade shows, Mike made a triumphal return to the Managed Services space, bringing a wealth of experience to our team at Stimulus Technologies. He lives in Las Vegas with his family and an old goofy dog named Teddy.

Shane O'Hara - RF Engineer

Growing up around his father in the Telecommunications field Shane O'Hara has been highly interested in fiber optics and network engineering. Shane O'Hara joined the Stimulus Technologies Metro Ethernet team in September of 2018, bringing in 4 years of Fiber Optics and Cable experience for the Telecommunications field. Born in Apple Valley, California and raised In Las Vegas Nevada, Shane enjoys going to the gym, canyoneering, rock climbing, traveling and mixed martial arts.

Jeff Osbual - Jr. RF Technician

Jeff was born and raised in San Jose, California he moved to Las Vegas, NV in 2014. Joining the Stimulus team as a RF Technician he brings a decade of successful experience working with low voltage wiring. His goal is to broaden his skills and techniques in his field to help with unexpected situations and improve growth for his career. Outside of work Jeff is an amazing husband and wonderful father. He is and easy going guy that loves to spend time with his family and friends. His foundation in life is simple. Work hard play hard.

Nicolas Borysewich - Help Desk Supervisor

Nicolas joined the Stimulus team in the beginning of August 2019 as the Help Desk Supervisor. Born in Phoenix, AZ, he moved to Las Vegas at the age of 2 and has been a Las Vegan ever since. He began his career in customer service as the Assistant Store Manager at Sears in 2006. To move into the IT industry, he obtained a Master’s of Science in Management Information Systems from the University of Phoenix. For the past 5 years he has been at the forefront of ensuring MSPs run with the highest efficiency. He values implementing the right solutions for organizations and ensuring every person can understand IT in an easy way. Nicolas enjoys photography, spending time with his wife and two teenage girls, and playing the piano, bass, and drums.

Amir E. Amirvand - Field service & Help desk Technician

Amir joined Stimulus Technologies in August of 2020. Born and raised in his little bubble of Orange County that he calls home, Amir decided to keep his distance from his fellow employees in Nevada and to be their dedicated Technician out in California. Amir is currently working toward getting his CompTIA A+ and Network+ as well as pursuing higher education by studying for his B.S. in Computer Science and Engineering. Amir has hobbies and passions outside of IT such as videogames, vehicle performance/tuning and spending time with his dog as well as his significant other.