DANEnet's TeamStrengthening local nonprofits, closing the digital divide
Executive Director, Accountant
Alyssa came to DANEnet in 2014 after fifteen years of leading and managing two Madison community centers. She has a bachelor’s degree in geography and a master’s degree in administrative leadership / adult education. She is also a certified public manager in Wisconsin. She is inspired by the work of Dane County’s nonprofit organizations; they do critical work and make Madison a great place for everyone. DANEnet’s work to support and build capacity in the nonprofit community motivates her, and she hopes to see the digital divide close in Dane County in her lifetime.
Jonathan has been working with DANEnet since 2000. He loves helping the agencies he works with keep on doing what they do, and ideally do it better. His expertise is mainly in the Microsoft world, and these days he spends most of his time working with Windows servers, email and cloud services. He has a BA in Communication and an MA in Theological Studies.
Eric, one of the two initial employees of DANEnet starting in 1994, has a masters degree in community psychology. He specializes in Linux, web programming (not design), open source software as well as youth and senior education. His passion for DANEnet has been trying to reduce the many digital divides; that is the unavailability of technical resources to people and organizations whose lives and/or work would benefit from better access.
Eric joined DANEnet in 2011 as a technology consultant. He is an application developer, database administrator, and project manager in a wide variety of business applications. He is particularly interested in client/server and relational database design using open source databases and Visual FoxPro, PHP, C#, or Java.
Senior Technology Consultant, Volunteer Coordinator
Matt has worked for DANEnet since 2002. He has a BA in elementary education and a minor in graphic arts and he has completed several Cisco Networking certificate courses at Madison College, including CCNA, CCNA VOICE and CCNP. He enjoys anything having to do with networking; everything from configuring switches and routers to pulling cable to finding creative solutions for fast internet access. Matt’s passion for the work DANEnet does stems from his belief that nonprofits should be afforded the same level of IT service as for-profits. He can’t stand to see a nonprofit pay more for IT solutions, knowing those dollars could have gone towards the services which that nonprofit provides in our community.
Todd is the newest member to the DANEnet team. He has worked in the IT field for over 20 years, most of that as a Citrix and Microsoft technology consultant. He is passionate about helping non-profit organizations by providing technology solutions that will help them achieve their mission. Todd recently completed an MA in Leadership with an emphasis in non-profit management.
Mark has been a consultant with DANEnet for four years. For 25 years, he has worked with information systems, managed IT departments for various non-profit and for profit companies. His strengths lie in the design, development and deployment of Microsoft Windows domain infrastructures, SQL database design and application development, Microsoft Azure Cloud Applications and Microsoft Office 365. He gains most satisfaction in finding economical solutions for the traditional problems faced by growing nonprofits through the use of always changing technology.
Brenna joined the DANEnet team in 2017. She is a Ph.D. student at UW-Madison, where she specializes in the teaching of literacy. She has a passion for helping people learn new computer skills and thinks technology can empower people to create change in the world. She has a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and has experience with a wide range of creative software applications, as well as digital photography.
Technology Consultant, Education Coordinator
Lauren has been working with DANEnet since 2012. She has a BS in computer science from Wellesley College and has experience with networking (including completing the CCNA curriculum), server administration, and desktop support, as well as community outreach and technical education. Her passion for DANEnet’s work stems from the feeling that she’s helping support individuals and organizations that are truly making a positive difference in our community. She leads maker culture projects, coordinates technology education, and is DANEnet’s Raspberry Pi Pro.
Editor, Community Outreach
John has been with DANEnet since 1994. He has a BA in history from UW-Madison, and his work mainly involves writing, editing and helping with office operations. He cares a lot about DANEnet’s work to help local nonprofits–especially so they can make better use of the Internet.
Al joined DANEnet in 2010 after retiring from a long career in technology and engineering. He started his career at Gilson Medical Electronics as an electrical design engineer, and then he worked for seven years at Oscar Meyer in computer tech support, including four years as the lead contract technician. Most recently he was the network administrator for the Milk Marketing Board. He really enjoys helping nonprofits create and implement preventative maintenance and back-up plans. “A little bit of support work each month can prevent a big headache later.”
Jorge started with DANENnet in 2017. He has BA Computer Science and Master’s degree in business administration studies. He has been teaching since the last 13 years in Business Technology field at Madison College, Latino Academy of Work Development and also has experience working in different IT companies. He likes to help businesses and individuals,especially Latino or bilingual community members, to improve their computer skills and ability to use end user software, like Microsoft Office, the internet and others tools.