Studied abroad in Senegal.
Conducted research in Romania on the effects of EU membership in Romania and its geopolitical importance.
Taught and planned a physical geography lab.
Presented at several national and regional conferences.
2013 International Seminar in Romania
2014 Association of American Geographers Conference
2015 SDSU Geography Convention
Donald Moore has recently joined BIT as a Software Engineer. While growing up, Donald moved numerous times across the U.S. due to his parents’ occupations. He has lived in North Carolina, Iowa, Arizona, Oregon, and many more states. He graduated …
Brian Reed has recently joined BIT as a Software Engineer. He will be working with the development team that develops and supports DOE .Net applications.
Brian grew up in southeastern South Dakota and attended Elk Point-Jefferson High School. After four years of college at the University of South Dakota, he moved to Hokkaido, Japan to study at Otaru University of Commerce for one year. After returning to the United States, he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and a minor in Computer Science. After graduation, he started his own web design and hosting business called Prairie Portals.
Brian enjoys a number of hobbies, including hunting and fishing, but most of all he enjoys volunteering his time. Brian volunteered his time every summer to help the city of Jefferson, SD put on a city-wide summer festival. His responsibilities as a team member organizing the event also included creating and maintaining the event website. This past year he also helped build a human foosball arena.
One of the many new faces you may have been seeing around the office lately is Caitlin Logan.Caitlin Logan has joined BIT as a Software Engineer. She will be working on web development and special projects. Caitlin Logan was born and raised in Pierre, …
Please meet Kathy Holtquist, a new I/T Business Analyst on Team 4. She will be working with the MMIS System.Kathy was born and raised in Milbank, SD. She graduated from Lake Area Tech in 2006 with a CIS degree in programming and web design/…
Bryan Koch has recently joined BIT Development Team 1. As a Software Engineer I, he will be supporting and assisting in the development of software applications mostly for the Department of Education.
Bryan was born and raised in Watertown, SD. He is a recent graduate of Dakota State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Game Design. Some of Bryan’s hobbies include playing and designing video games as well as camping.
Welcome to the BIT team, Bryan. We look forward to working with you.
Please give Curtis Conner a warm welcome as he joins Development Team 1 as a Software Engineer!
As a Software Engineer, Curtis’s duties include developing software applications using C#.NET, VB.NET and ASP.NET, along with providing support to BHR. Before joining the Bureau of Information and Telecommunications team, he spent a little over a year as a consultant at Eagle Creek Software Services here in Pierre and before that he spent a year as an Intern Programmer/Analyst at Resource Data Inc. in Anchorage, Alaska.
Curtis graduated at the top of his class from the University of Alaska Anchorage with a Bachelor in Computer Science and a Minor in Computer Systems Engineering, receiving the Outstanding Computer Science Graduate Award. He and his wife, Cristine, have been married for nearly 9 years and have a daughter who will be turning 1 in March. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with family, fishing, and hunting.
Welcome to the BIT team, Curtis. We look forward to working with you.
Please give Dan Roggenbuck a warm welcome as he joins Development Team 1 A as a Software Engineer!
As a Software Engineer, Dan’s duties include developing software applications using C#.NET, VB.NET and ASP.NET. Before joining the Bureau of Information and Telecommunications team, he spent the last two years as a Java Developer at Eagle Creek Software Services.
On a more personal level, Dan and his wife, Robin, have been married for over 14 years. Together they have three children (15, 10, 5) which keep them very busy! In his spare time he enjoys reading, fishing and playing games with his children.
Welcome to the BIT team, Dan. We look forward to spending time working beside you and learning more about you in the future!
Ryan Ogan has joined the BIT Project Management Office! As a project manager, Ryan will be responsible for overseeing and directing projects to ensure they are carried out and completed effectively using advanced project management methods.
Born and raised in Pierre, he and his wife, Nicole, moved back after graduating from Black Hills State University—eleven years later they are still here, now with the addition of two sons. Ryan has worked in I/T for over 15 years in many capacities from desktop support, server/systems administration, networking/network security to project management. He recently left the SD Board of Regents to join the BIT team after working there for over 10 years. Because of its ever changing tendencies, there is rarely a dull moment in the field of I/T which is why Ryan enjoys it so much.
In his spare time he enjoys spending time with family, riding motorcycles and trying to keep tabs on professional football. He has been a diehard Washington Redskins fan for many years.
All of BIT looks forward to working beside you and getting to know you better. Welcome to the team, Ryan!
Wayne Wayt is a new member of the Telecommunications Network Technologies division as a Technology Engineer II. Wayne will be working on a variety of network tasks, starting in the K12 and wireless infrastructure.
He has his Master’s degree in Computer Information Security as well as CCNA and CCNA Security certifications and has been working in the I/T field for the past five years. Helping other individuals is the main reason he got into the Networking field in the first place. Wayne enjoys finding solutions to technical problems and projects that expand his knowledge for troubleshooting and solving network issues. Outside of work he likes to spend time with friends playing video games and watching movies. Wayne’s overall philosophy is that life should be fun and enjoyed!
Welcome to the BIT team, Wayne!