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Our Team

Meet each of our friendly superheroes who put an end to complicated IT issues with a personal approach.

John
Bloomquist

Project Installation Engineer

Bryan
Bolin

Sales Representative

Sam
Burkhead

Tech Support Engineer

Uriel
Cerqueda

Tech Support Engineer

Nic
Champagne

Project Installation Engineer

Laura
DePorter

Communications Director

Roger
Drapeaux

Lead Construction Engineer

George
Fischer

Project Prep Specialist

Ken
Fischer

Tech Support Engineer

Zac
Freymann

Tech Support Engineer

Brandon
Goodrich

IT Support Specialist

Jacob
Gregory

Senior IT Support Specialist

Omar
Guzman

Tech Support Engineer

Abbie
Hingstrum

Business Manager

Chris
Jess

Chief Operating Officer

Eric
Jess

Chief Development Officer

Nathan
Joyce

Marketing Specialist

Matt
Leja

Tech Support Engineer

Jeff
Loder

Director of Partner Support

Ingrid
Love

Office Manager

Anthony
Marranca

CTO

Kristina
Mercier

Sales Representative

Christian
Meyer

Sales Representative

Hannah
Moomey

Customer Service Rep

Sami
Mura

Executive Sales Assistant

AJ
Sharpe

Tech Support Engineer

Ryan
Siler

Sales Representative

Jimmy
Terronez

Project Prep Engineer

Tom
Terronez

CEO

Aiden
Tran

Project Installation Engineer

Matt
Westfall

Director of Field Services

Chad
White

IT Project Manager

Nick
White

Project Installation Engineer

More than a Dental IT Company

The Medix Dental IT team is different from other dental IT companies. We make dental technology fun and easy to understand! Plus, we value our partner relationships and are committed to your success. 

The Practice Protectors

Using their unique superpowers, our dental technology heroes work around the clock to make sure your practice is protected from data breaches, HIPAA violations, unnecessary practice downtime and IT-induced office drama. Our team serves practices across Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Kansas, South Dakota, Wyoming and Colorado. 

Our Team Makes Dental IT Pain-free

Thinking about making the switch to Medix Dental IT? Learn more about how we help dentists, orthodontists, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, periodontists and endodontists switch dental IT companies in minimal time. No anesthetic required. 

John Bloomquist

Project Installation Engineer

Coming soon!

Bryan Bolin

Sales Representative

Bryan is a huge Iowa Hawkeye fan who loves spending time with his wife, Ali, and their two kids, Layna and Briggs. In his free time, you’ll find Bryan watching sports games, listening to country music, or taking his family boating on a beautiful day.

I love technology because:

There's always something new to learn!

The easiest way into my heart:

Good food and beer!

Weirdest job I've ever had:

I was a crop inspector during college summers. I walked corn fields looking for bugs, crop diseases, and weeds.

Favorite concert I've attended:

Luke Bryan and Florida Georgia Line

Sam Burkhead

Tech Support Engineer

As a man of many talents, we’re lucky to have Sam on our team! When he’s not on the clock, you’ll find this Rock Island, IL, native with his wife Jorie on a hike, boat, or chilling at home with their dog. He’s also a skilled woodworker, often making tables, bedframes, and other items needed around the house.

Best part of my job

The instant gratification from solving issues all day!

What do you love about Medix?

The personal envionment, and being surrounded by people who are great at what they do.

Stranded island. Three items. GO:

Helicopter, boat, and computer. If I can’t get out of here, I’ll at least enjoy myself!

Little known fact

I love to bake.

Uriel Cerqueda

Tech Support Engineer

Uri is passionate about helping our partners, and loves assisting when times get tough. When he’s not working hard in our office, you can find Uri spending time with his daughter, making music, and catching an episode of The Office!

Nickname around the office:

Uri

Little known fact about me:

I used to do freelance graphic design work for EA Games

I can make a mean:

Grilled cheese with pesto

I love Medix Dental because:

The positive energy and great attitude everyone has is wonderful to be around.

Nic Champagne

Project Installation Engineer

Coming soon!

Laura DePorter

Communications Director

Laura loves spicy food, Halloween, and a mean session of Minecraft. Now based out of Colorado, you’ll find this Chicago native attending concerts, doing yoga, or hanging outdoors with her husband Austin and their Beagle-Basset Rez.

Office nickname

LoDepo

I'm happiest when

I'm outside on a beautiful day with my family

You may not know by looking at me, but

I'm a hardcore Nine Inch Nails and Lady Gaga fan

Why do you <3 Medix?

What's not to love? Our team, culture, and clients are incredible!

Easiest way into my heart

A great sense of humor

Favorite food

I love all different types of cuisine. Indian, Mediterranean, Mexican, Thai... bring it on!

Roger Drapeaux

Lead Construction Engineer

Our road warrior and construction expert is also a fantastic cook of all things delicious. This die hard Stephen King fan and his wife Kelly have two children, and a dog named Hershel.

Office nickname

Beebo

Favorite TV Show

The Walking Dead

Favorite holiday

Halloween because I like to set up a scary scenes for the kids.

I'm happiest when

I'm kicked back with my wife, a beer, and a fishing pole.

I <3 technology because

It allows me to learn something new every day; like how to build something, grow a new vegetable, or make a new recipe.

Proudest achievement at Medix

Every day is a proud moment here at Medix Dental. (aww shucks, Beebo!)

George Fischer

Project Prep Specialist

Coming soon!

Ken Fischer

Tech Support Engineer

When the clock strikes 5:00, you can bet Ken is about to enjoy some outdoor frisbee golf or professional video gaming. Ken and his wife Stephanie welcomed their first baby, Killian, in early 2016. Ken works from our Omaha, NE, location.

Office nickname

Red Beard!

The easiest way to my heart

Video games!

If I won the lottery, I'd:

Share it with my family and friends, and continue to live how I already do.

I'm happiest when

I'm hanging out with friends and family, and enjoying video games.

Favorite vacation

Ireland - it was the best!

Most people don't know that...

I'm a certified Welder.

Zac Freymann

Tech Support Engineer

A true nerd at heart – we are lucky to have Zac on our team! When Zac isn’t assisting our awesome clients, he enjoys spending quality time with his wife, family, and cats Jackson and Ella.

Little known fact:

I'm one of five children

Best Halloween costume I've pulled off:

Inflatable sumo wrestler

Favorite hobbies:

Disc golf, hiking and kayaking

Best Part of My Job:

Helping people when they are struggling.

Brandon Goodrich

IT Support Specialist

Coming soon!

Jacob Gregory

Senior IT Support Specialist

Coming soon!

Omar Guzman

Tech Support Engineer

Omar is a nerd at heart who loves helping our partners and problem solving. When he’s not brightening up the halls in our office, you’ll find Omar chilling with a good videogame or group of friends.

Office Nickname

Guz

If I won the lottery, I'd:

Pay off student loans, and then travel the world!

My biggest pet peeve is:

Traffic caused by nothing.

Favorite vacation:

Visiting my dad's childhood home in Mexico!

I'm happiest when:

I finish a good book/movie/tv series/videogame!

Abbie Hingstrum

Business Manager

Our avid Harry Potter fan swears she’d be sorted into the Hufflepuff house, and has the research to back it up. Abbie loves keeping busy by playing in a local soccer league and spending time outdoors with her husband, Rob. When it’s time to relax, you’ll find Abbie snuggling up with her cat, Roz (short for Rosalind Franklin), and a good book.

Last New Years Eve at the stroke of midnight, I was:

Playing a mean game of Scrabble.

Favorite sports team

U.S. Women's National Soccer

Most people don't know...

I’m mixed-handed, but I always write with my left. I've also never had a cavity!

Favorite hobbies

I love playing soccer, traveling, reading and crafting

Favorite vacation

Harry Potter World a.k.a Universal Orlando

Chris Jess

Chief Operating Officer

Medix Dental’s head nerd enjoys Happy Joes pizza, Christmas time, and wishes he could see the future. Chris and his wife Erika live in Le Claire with their three beautiful children.

Office nickname

MP. Don't ask me what it stands for.

Best part of the job

Being able to implement new technologies and software to make our client experience rock.

Dream car

Tesla Model S with autopilot... Come on, it has autopilot!

I'm happiest when:

I'm being goofy with my kids.

The most dangerous thing I've ever done

Sydney Bridge Climb

I <3 Medix because...

Our atmosphere and our team is phenomenal. Great people to work with.

Eric Jess

Chief Development Officer

When Eric isn’t going above and beyond for clients, you’ll find him Frisbee golfing, making a mean breakfast burrito, or planning his next skydiving trip. Eric graduated from St. Ambrose University in 2004, where he majored in Finance and played a mean game of basketball. Eric became a co-owner of Medix Dental in 2016, and currently oversees our Des Moines, IA, office. Eric loves spending downtime with his wife Lindsay and their two dogs, Herky and Stanzi.

I love technology because

It never ceases to amaze me.

Childhood nickname

Jester

Favorite summer activities

Frisbee Golfing, Sand Volleyball, Golfing

Favorite vacation

For our honeymoon, my wife and I decided to test the relationship off the bat and go on a long road trip. We visited New Orleans, Nashville, St. Louis and many random stops along the way.

Dream car

Piloted driving Audi A7

Let's end on a sappy note. What do you love about Medix?

Everything! I couldn’t ask for better co-workers and clients to work with every day. And nothing is better than hearing from clients about how happy they are with our team and services!

Nathan Joyce

Marketing Specialist

Coming soon!

Matt Leja

Tech Support Engineer

Fondly called “Wormser” in our office (for his uncanning resemblance to the Revenge of the Nerds character), Matt loves tacos, reading, and is a graduate of Augustana College.

Best part of my job

My hilarious coworkers and making the clients happy.

I'm happiest when

I'm dancing by myself

Celebrity doppleganger

Michael Cera, and of course, Wormser.

If I could have any superpower, I'd choose

The power of teleportation

Favorite vacation

Family vacations from my childhood where all 6 of us took a camper across the country.

Favorite nerdy indulgence

Learning hacking, history of computers.

Jeff Loder

Director of Partner Support

Jeff keeps busy with freelance photography, jamming with his rock band, and the annual RAGBRAI biking event. When it’s time to fuel up, he loves chicken wings and ranch.

Office nickname

JLO

I <3 technology because

The video games just keep getting better

Best part of my job

Making someone's day better because I was able to quickly solve a problem.

Little known fact about me

I own a small but impressive collection of late 50's / early 60's bachelor pad vinyl LPs.

Dream car

Exotic: Ferrari 599. Muscle car would be a '69 Charger or '67 Camaro.

I'm happiest when

I'm playin' guitar or on a bike.

Ingrid Love

Office Manager

Ingrid enjoys baking, scrapbooking, and quality time with her pets and two kids. Before joining the Medix Dental team, Ingrid worked in the dental industry and earned a degree from Black Hawk College.

Office nickname

Ingy

I'm happiest when

I'm home enjoying dinner and time with my kids

Dream car

Black Mustang

Best part of my job

Getting to know and help our clients!

Favorite summer activities

Enjoying family picnics, cookouts, and parties!

You may not know, but...

I was in marching band. I played the flute and piccolo.

Anthony Marranca

CTO

Anthony is a Cubs-loving tech nerd who’s passion for technology is topped only by his adoration for his family. Outside of the office, you can find Anthony listening to music, cooking up a mean breakfast, restoring his Mustang, and enjoying time with his wife Nichole and their two kids, Ethan and Hudson.

My Favorite Holiday is

Christmas because I love seeing how happy my kids are Christmas morning!

What I love most about Medix Dental

The atmosphere and people are like no other. I'm very happy to be part of the team.

Favorite Nerdy Indulgance

Home Automation and choosing from over 300+ movies on my home media server that I can watch on the TV at any time with the click of a remote.

Little Known Fact About Myself

I used to run an online music/concert publication, and have been backstage for several meet and greets with major artists.

I <3 Technology Because

It’s constantly changing, evolving and growing. There is always something new to chase and learn.

Kristina Mercier

Sales Representative

Coming soon!

Christian Meyer

Sales Representative

Our Lincoln-based sales rep can’t get enough motorcycles, street racing, and muscle cars in his life. When he’s not behind a roaring motor, you’ll find Christian watching some classic Seinfeld episodes with his adorable German Shepherd, Blitz.

Dream Car

Underground Racing Lamborghini.

Weirdest Job I've Ever Had

School-Closing Intern: I had to wake up every morning at 3:00 am to find out if schools would be closed, and then enter them into the system that would put them on the scrolling ticker.

If I Could Have One Superpower...

I'd time travel!

Not-So-Secret Obsession

Muscle cars and motorcycles.

Favorite Concert

I saw Randy Rogers Band, Stoney LaRue, Wade Bowen and Casey Donahew Band at Red Rocks. It was a clear night with a full moon and lightning storms off in the distance. I’m officially ruined for other concerts…

Hannah Moomey

Customer Service Rep

Our self-proclaimmed adrenaline junkie loves Dr. Who and all things Sci-Fi. When she’s not helping our wonderful partners, Hannah loves hanging with friends and cooking up a mean cocunut curry.

The easiest way into my heart is

Coffee!

You may not know by lookin at me, but

I was a competitive speed skater for 10 years!

My favorite holiday is

Thanksgiving because of the food, family, and football.

Favorite summer activities:

Canoeing, running, camping, and hiking.

Sami Mura

Executive Sales Assistant

Coming soon!

AJ Sharpe

Tech Support Engineer

AJ is a woman of many talents and a lover of all-things-nerdy. When she’s not helping our awesome partners, you’ll find her skating, cozied up with a video game, or decompressing with legos. AJ lives with her husband, Ben, their two dogs (Nubbin and Ziggy), and hedgehog (Kevin).

Stranded Island. Three Items. Go.

Giant Knife, Bug Spray, Harry Potter book set.

I <3 Technology Because

It’s never stagnant. There is always something to new to explore and learn.

Secret Celebrity Idol

Mindy Kaling, except it’s no secret.

What Do You Love About Medix?

I love the passion and energy everyone brings to the table daily. Everyone is always willing to help and take the extra step to make it a great experience for partners.

Ryan Siler

Sales Representative

Coming soon!

Jimmy Terronez

Project Prep Engineer

Don’t let the muscles fool you; our gym rat Jimmy has a heart of gold. Outside of working and lifting weights, you’ll find him hanging with friends, surfing Netflix, or polishing his recently earned diploma from University of Northern Iowa.

My best Halloween costime

In 2013, I was a half-turned werewolf (colored contacts, fangs, claws). I looked awesome!

Why did you come to Medix?

Because of the great team!

My perfect pizza

A very spicy taco pizza

Favorite nerdy indulgence

Technical specs of cars & talking about them.

Summer hobbies

Disc golf, swimming, and longboarding

Bet you didn't know

I can do some voice impressions

Tom Terronez

CEO

Tom Terronez is a hands-on leader in the dental technology industry, committed to helping practices reach their efficiency and IT security potential. Since founding two tech companies in the early 2000’s (Medix Dental and Terrostar Interactive Media), he has become a nationally respected and increasingly sought-after expert in his field. His mission to help practices mitigate risk, protect patients, and maximize overall success has allowed dentists all over the country to embrace a new type of technology partner.

Tom’s philosophy is best likened to Benjamin Franklin’s sentiment, “An ounce of prevention is worth more than a pound of cure.” Accordingly, he enjoys regularly educating prominent dental universities, associations, and societies about proactively combating the critical cybersecurity threats that face our time. His ability to explain these complex topics in an accessible and inclusive fashion has allowed him to connect with both novice and expert audiences alike. Still, Tom’s time in the classroom is not always spent leading; he has attended executive education programs at both Stanford and Dartmouth College.

Outside of work, Tom and his wife, Brooke, enjoy traveling and value strong civic engagement. They volunteer and serve on multiple not-for-profit boards, and regularly sponsor a wide variety of goodwill efforts within their community.

Order and read Tom’s latest book contribution in the Wiley publication, Dental Practice Transition: A Practice Guide to Management.

Favorite nerdy indulgence

Video games. My latest and greatest is Call of Duty.

Favorite pizza

The Special from Angelo’s in Sterling, IL (it is perfect)

Celeb doppelganger

Russell Peters (who happens to be my favorite comedian)

Favorite summer activities

Driving, racing, and just about anything outdoors

What do you love about Medix?

The people. Our team and our clients seriously rock!

What's the most dangerous thing you've ever done?

Raced the Nordschleife in Nurburgring, and I'm definitely going to do it again.

Aiden Tran

Project Installation Engineer

Coming soon!

Matt Westfall

Director of Field Services

Matt is an at home brew master and certificated pilot. He loves traveling, spending time outdoors, and flying high above ground!

Favorite hobby

Flying planes! And brewing my own beer.

Favorite nerdy indulgance

Game ROMS for old arcades

Favorite holiday

The 4th of July... because I get to blow things up

Dream car

2011 BMW 1M

Proudest achievement at Medix

Plugging in that thing and having it light up and work

Favorite food

Mexican, Asian... Heck, I can't choose. I like food

Chad White

IT Project Manager

Coming soon!

Nick White

Project Installation Engineer

Coming soon!

"I would enthusiastically recommend Medix for all of your dental IT needs!!! They are always available, willing to help, proactive, professional, and fun to work…read"

– Dr. Kristen

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