Eric is one of the newest BIT employees under the Network and Security Technologies sector as a Technology Engineer II. After a career mix of Graphic Design and Plumbing, Eric moved from Apple Valley, Minnesota to Sioux Falls where he attended DSU and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Network Security in 2012. With that degree, he worked as an Information Security Administrator for The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society in Sioux Falls for 2 years.
Currently, Eric is in the process of moving his family to Pierre, commuting here during the week for work. He has been married for 18 years with two daughters (2nd grade and 6th grade). He enjoys hanging out with family, going to concerts, and doing outdoor activities. When he is not busy with family activities, he has a small garage shop where he does woodworking (home remodeling projects and small furniture cabinetry). In his spare time, he spends a lot of time with his computers either working with graphics (design/illustration and Web), or experimenting with software and tools.
Sam has joined BIT as a Software Engineer on the development team 1. His main job will focus on developing .Net applications.
Sam was born in Texas and grew up in Iowa. He graduated from William Penn University in Oskaloosa, Iowa with a BA in Software Engineering. Sam joined the state after working Eagle Creek as an associate consultant for the last year. Sam moved to SD leaving his mom and dad as well as his brother in Iowa. Outside of work, Sam enjoys PC gaming and modding, RC airplanes, reading, and pheasant hunting. He is a big fan of Star Wars and Star Trek and his favorite color is #0F32AF.
Welcome, Eric and Sam! We are glad to have you on the team and look forward to learning more about you.