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.

Kaid Whipple – Professional Services Manager

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.

Taryn Copeman – Telecom 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.

Khrystal Hill – Controller

Khrystal Hill joined the Stimulus Technologies team in January 2021. She brings 20 years of accounting experience spanning multiple industries and roles. Originally from Oakland, CA she received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Accounting from California State University, Long Beach. Khrystal moved to the Las Vegas area for the second time in 2018 with her two sons to escape the rainy days in the Bay Area. Khrystal thrives on bringing a positive energy to all those around her both professionally and personally. In her spare time Khrystal is a huge sports fan and avid Jeopardy watcher. 

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.

Chris Guzel – Sales Manager

At an early age Chris was fascinated with music. He learned to play bass/electric guitar, drums, and other instruments before pursuing a degree in Recording Arts & Technology (hoping to become an Audio Engineer). Later he took a swing at the sales life with hesitancy, but soon realized sales is about building relationships and helping people. From call centers to car dealerships, he quickly developed his own style. He moved to Las Vegas in 2015 and joined the trade show industry, which presented the opportunity to lead a sales team. He soon realized leadership is his true passion. Later he started managing a website design team, but life threw him a challenge that no longer allowed that. Unsure of his next path, his attention was caught when he found Stimulus Technologies. Immediately, he realized this is the way and joined Stimulus in March 2021. Chris’s hobbies include making music, strength training, bike rides, and all things Nintendo. GO BUCKEYES!

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.

Lindsey Montgomery – Technical 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.

Jeremy Duck - Technical Account Manager

Jeremy joined the Stimulus Technologies Team in November 2018. Born and raised in Henderson Nevada, Jeremy has always loved helping people and working around computers. As Stimulus' newest Technical Account Manager, Jeremy get's to spread his wings and get to know customers and their IT needs. In his free time, Jeremy enjoys spending time with friends and family, missionary work for his church, camping, reading, or playing board/ card games.

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.

Johnnie Wade – Marketing Assistant

Johnnie Wade joined the Stimulus Technologies team in September of 2021 bringing his love for words and design to the marketing team. He grew up in Fort Mill, South Carolina and moved to Las Vegas in the Summer of 2016. As a self-described media junky he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 2019. Johnnie's interest include music, photography, writing, fashion and film.

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.

Richard Cook - VoIP Systems Administrator

Richard Cook joined the Stimulus Technologies team in March 2021. Richard has worked in IT for over 20 years with a background in software development and the telecom industry. When not rolling out new phone services, Richard enjoys spending time with his family and their magical Disney addiction.

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.

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.

Alyson O'Hara - Help Desk Technician

Alyson O'Hara joined the Stimulus Technologies team in February of 2022 bringing over 2 years of telecommunications experience and 4 years of Hospitality experience. Alyson was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada and graduated from Green Valley High School in 2013. She then attended College of Southern Nevada where she changed her major more times than she would like to admit. She likes to think of herself as a grocery cart with a wonky wheel, she never knew in what direction she was going to go next. This is where Alyson fell in love with IT. Alyson is currently working towards getting her CompTIA A+. When Alyson is not in front of a computer, she loves spending time with her family and friends. She is a proud wife and an amazing dog mom to two Pitbull pups. Together they enjoy traveling, RZRing around the desert and racing off-road racecars.