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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

Jacob
Day

IT Support Specialist

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

Matt
Leja

Tech Support Engineer

Jeff
Loder

Director of Partner Support

Ingrid
Love

Office Manager

Anthony
Marranca

CTO

Whitney
Mason

Executive Sales Assistant

Spencer
Prather

IT Support Specialist

Kristina
Mercier

Sales Representative

Christian
Meyer

Sales Representative

Hannah
Moomey

Customer Service Rep

Sami
Mura

Executive Sales Assistant

Spencer
Prather

IT Support Specialist

Jenna
Ross

Marketing Specialist

AJ
Sharpe

Tech Support Engineer

Ryan
Siler

Sales Representative

Jimmy
Terronez

Project Prep Engineer

Tom
Terronez

CEO

Aiden
Tran

Project Installation Engineer

Sally
Ware

Project Coordinator

Matt
Westfall

Director of Field Services

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

John is a New Yorker who enjoys a good steak dinner and time with his family. You will rarely see him around the Medix office as he travels to assist our clients in person!

Basically, I love technology because . . .

I have watched it save lives.

The best part of my job is . . .

Seeing the relief in someone's face when we make something work.

If I won the lottery, I would . . .

Buy and airplane so I can go home to New York whenever I feel like it.

My favorite breakfast food . . .

Bacon

Dessert? Yes, please! My favorite is . . .

Cheesecake

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.

The best part of my job is . . .

Meeting new practices and their staff!

If I was stranded on an island and could only bring three items, I would bring . . .

Busch Light, a tent, and a shotgun.

A little known fact about me . . .

I've never owned a video game.

Others would describe me as . . .

Tall

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

Nic travels and serves our Medix clients face-to-face. When he returns to the office, you can typically find him with a monster cookie in-hand! Once his work is done, he loves to unwind at the office by playing Oculus Quest.

Nicknames I have are . . .

Bubbly (credit goes to Sami for that one)

The weirdest job I've ever had was . . .

Teaching marching band

My dinner of choice is . . .

Culver's

If I was stranded on an island and could only bring three items, I would bring . . .

A boat, a GPS, and my wife.

Jacob Day

IT Support Specialist

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

If you put in an IT support ticket, you might get the chance to work with Brandon! He is a lover of dogs, cheesecake, and loves a good laugh. Outside of work, he is happiest when nothing is on his to-do list but to sit and play video games!

Nickname

B Good

The best part of my job is . . .

Not having to dress up in dress pants, shirt, and tie!

Basically I love technology because . . .

It changes every day so we're paid to keep up with it!

My favorite breakfast food is . . .

Ham & cheese omelet

If I won the lottery, I would . . .

I would still show up to work, I just wouldn't stress about nearly as much.

Jacob Gregory

Senior IT Support Specialist

Jacob joined Medix with 10+ years of IT experience. When we asked him what his favorite part of his job is he said, “Being able to help our clients, working in an incredible environment with values I’ve never experienced anywhere else, and truly feeling like I am a part of a team and am valued.”

Nicknames I have are . . .

Jake & J-Greg

Basically, I love technology because . . .

It's ever-evolving and has provided the world with amazing advances.

My favorite breakfast food is . . .

Bacon, all the bacon.

If I won the lottery, I would . . .

Buy a large plot of land and build a house with the kitchen I've always wanted, then use a good chunk of the land and build an animal sanctuary for dogs, otters, and capybaras.

A little known fact about me . . .

In 5th grade, I scored 3rd highest in Illinois in a statewide rhythm test.

I am happiest when . . .

My family is happy and safe.

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.

Nicknames I have are . . .

The Guz

If I won the lottery, I would . . .

Pay off my Student Loans and travel the world with anything left over.

If I was stranded on an island and could only bring three items, I would bring . . .

A good knife, emergency radio, and a good book.

Others would describe me as . . .

Quiet and reserved.

I am happiest when . . .

I am hanging out with friends, or alone at home.

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!

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.

Nicknames I have are . . .

Ingy

I am happiest when . . .

I am with my husband, family, and friends.

If I won the lottery, I would . . .

Open up an animal rescue where animals of all sorts could come and live in peace, with lots of LOVE, and plenty of treats for the rest of their precious life!

The best part of my job is . . .

Hands down, I love talking with our clients and helping them!

My favorite breakfast food is . . .

Biscuits and gravy

A little known fact about me . . .

I loved band! I was a total band nerd!

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.

Whitney Mason

Executive Sales Assistant

Coming soon!

Spencer Prather

IT Support Specialist

Coming soon!

Kristina Mercier

Sales Representative

Meet Kristina, our sales representative that serves our Colorado clients! She loves working with both our clients and the Medix team. After work hours Kristina is easy to please, put her outside surrounded by friends, food, and music and she is one happy camper.

Nicknames I have are . . .

Bean, TinaTime

The weirdest job I've ever had was . . .

Snowball stand! You know, the ones you add flavor to in the summertime. Maybe it's a Baltimore thing.

Basically, I love technology because . . .

How else could I watch Netflix in every room in my house?

Dessert? Yes, please! My favorite is . . .

All the donuts. Any time of day.

A little known fact about me . . .

I played volleyball in college which lead me to some amazing places and people. One summer I met Misty May and coached a one-day grass volleyball camp with her!

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

Sami is our ray of sunshine in the office, she walks in every day with a smile! Sami works closely with our sales team and supports our Medix clients. Outside the office, you will find Sami enjoying any combination of friends and family, sunshine, and a nice cool adult beverage.

Nicknames I have are . . .

Sami Kaye, Smura, Samonya, & Mommy

The best part of my job is . . .

The people I work with. My coworkers are the most fun, dedicated people out there and our dental partners are so amazing!

If I won the lottery, I would . . .

Volunteer for animal shelters and spend a copious amount of time with my two daughters.

A little known fact about me . . .

I'm a picky eater. I have the palate of a five-year-old!

If I was stranded on an island and could only bring three items, I would bring . . .

Matches, a book, and wine.

Spencer Prather

IT Support Specialist

Coming soon!

Jenna Ross

Marketing Specialist

Jenna comes to Medix with over ten years of marketing experience in various industries. She specializes in digital marketing and loves to be creative in and outside of work.

Basically, I love technology because . . .

It's forever evolving which keeps us on our toes!

I am happiest when . . .

I am with my crazy family.

Others would describe me as . . .

Laid-back and honest.

My dinner of choice is . . .

I could live off Mexican food.

A little known fact about me . . .

For those that don't know me, I am a wonderful mix of Greek and Irish!

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!

Sally Ware

Project Coordinator

Sally from the valley is one creative lady in and outside the workplace! At work, she loves that technology creatively solve problems, allowing for workflows to run more efficiently. Others describe her as weird, quiet, and loud – a perfect combination for the Medix Team.

The weirdest job I've ever had was . . .

Being a monument artist.

My favorite breakfast food is . . .

Asiago cheese bagel!

If I won the lottery, I would . . .

Travel . . . A LOT.

I am happiest when . . .

I am doing stuff with the family or doing creative work.

If I was stranded on an island and could only bring three items, I would bring . . .

Something to make fire with. Something to boil water in. A case of Highland Park single malt.

Matt Westfall

Director of Field Services

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

Nicknames I have are . . .

Mateo

Basically, I love technology because . . .

Technology is a tool that helps us to be more efficient.

The best part of my job is . . .

Meeting new and exciting people.

If I won the lottery, I would . . .

Buy an island in a warm place!

A little known fact about me . . .

I used to have really long hair.

Dessert? Yes, please! My favorite is . . .

The heart of a pan of brownies.

Nick White

Project Installation Engineer

Nick has worked in the tech industry for over ten years and currently serves our Colorado clients! You can always count on him for a smile and a good laugh. Outside of work, you will find him hanging out with friends and eating anything pasta related!

The best part of my job is . . .

There's no limitation to how innovative or detail-oriented you can be.

My favorite breakfast food is . . .

Yogurt with honey and granola.

If I won the lottery, I would . . .

I hope to become Oprah's best friend.

If I was stranded on an island and could only bring three items, I would bring . . .

1. Hammock 2. Sunglasses 3. Snacks

A little known fact about me . . .

Igniting a propane grill terrifies me.

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