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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He recently moved across the river to Washington state and now enjoys chuckling to himself on the morning commute as traffic piles up to cross into Oregon on I-205S as he’s exiting the highway. Unlike many system administrators, Tristan maintains a presence on NocTel’s blog covering many topics.

Professionally, Tristan has never been happy to just settle for things as they are. There’s always more to be done or done better. This attitude coupled with an almost mischievous curiosity led Tristan to NocTel and into other responsibilities well outside of what is typical for system administrators. Tristan is always happy to push for an “open source” attitude in sharing ideas for design and implementation; often sharing his own trials and errors with friends and peers. His preferred method of payment is (good) sushi.

For play, he enjoys music, skateboarding, and cooking. He is also known to some degree to drop everything if it means getting to pet a dog for a while. After weeks of research, writing, and changes to operations in relation to GDPR his personal theme song is now officially Rockwell’s Somebody’s Watching Me.