NocTel Staff

Cory Schruth, Solutions Architect & President

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During the 1980’s, Cory spent a great deal of time with a computer in one hand and a soldering iron in the other.  Cory grew up in Roseburg, Oregon writing programs on his Apple ][e computer, designing electronic circuits, building radio stations in his bedroom and coming up with business ideas.  When he tried to string a serial port wire through Rose Elementary School, in order to link computers at opposite ends of the buildings together, the maintenance staff rolled their eyes. However, the 11-year old knew what was better AND what he wanted to do with his life.

Cory spent a majority of his childhood connecting people together and brainstorming various entrepreneurial startups.  He ran a dialup BBS (bulletin board system, for you 90’s kids) system with 300bps modems, attempted to design an analog telephone system for his parents’ house and even had a crazy idea about installing residential fiber optic lines underground in Roseburg.  During his teenage years, he had lemonade stands, also Cory’s (lunch) Delivery Service, as well as designing computer software and maintaining multiple commercial TV broadcast studios and transmitter sites.

Fast forward a couple decades and now Cory designs telecommunication networks for schools, businesses, government agencies and non-profit organizations all over the world. Since conceiving the NocTel idea and brand, Cory has never stopped thinking about ways to enhance telecommunications while enhancing the customer experience.  He’s always open to new suggestions, ideas and loves to solve tough problems for his customers.

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Joey Macaluso, Customer Experience Engineer

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Joey Macaluso lives in Murphy, North Carolina, a small town in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. He had a passion for technology and throughout his academic career graduated from East Carolina University in 2010 with a B.S. Business Education and Information Technologies.

Joey started working for NocTel in 2015 to support installations, user training and customer support for east coast operations.  In July 2016 Joey was promoted to Customer Experience Engineer and provides excellent service to our valued customers.

As a member of the NocTel team, Joey has worked in a number of areas including customer support, answering calls, emails and helping end users. He also guides customers through the on-boarding process making sure that things go smoothly and effortlessly. You can also find some of his helpful how-to guides over on our public knowledge-base as well as articles that are featured in our monthly newsletter.

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Tom Thomas, Sales Representative

Tom Thomas lives in Murphy, NC, a small town nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. He is a retired business owner, having operated his own local business for 20 years. Beyond owning his own business, Tom has had a long career in sales and enjoys the opportunity it brings him to meet a variety of people.

Tom started with NocTel in 2015 as the lead southeastern sales representative and continues in that position today. He is excited by the opportunity to provide businesses and organizations in his local area and beyond with a service that’s future-oriented and can save money compared to other service providers. He is dedicated to providing quality customer satisfaction and looks forward to working with new customers.

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Tristan Walker, System Administrator

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An Oregonian all his life except for a year spent so far east he flew west to get there, Tristan has grown up and lived alongside computers and networks (and the deer, possums, raccoons, and other indigenous Oregonian fauna), so it comes as no surprise his daily duties center around them. His professional history includes working in web development, wireless automation, and validation engineering with companies such as Intel, Boeing, and Allion USA. When not toiling away at some tooling or supporting infrastructure Tristan spends his time cooking, playing guitar, skateboarding when the weather allows, and incorrectly repeating pidgin phrases he heard from Hawaii 5-0 episodes that his girlfriend corrects on a regular basis. A hui hou kākou!

Tristan also enjoys various (and we do mean that) kinds of music and pining over various cars and guitars. What would happen if PRS made a sports car or if BMW made a guitar..? Hmmm…

He is generally pacified if given sushi – so it’s a good idea to have some at the ready depending on the how bad your news is.