Meet the Team
Chewy, Chief Napping Officer here at PowerApps911, is the world’s best dog at building Power Apps and Flows. How did he achieve such an amazing level of success at only 3 years old? Osmosis. Chewy has spent the majority of his life sleeping at the feet of Shane absorbing as much as possible. When Chewy isn’t doing what he does best, making apps and taking naps, you can find him taking short walks or eating. You don’t get to be a 105-pound doodle without a lot of effort.
Shane Young has been a Microsoft MVP for the past 14 years and was named one of the first Power Apps and Flow MVPs. Microsoft has awarded him this for his work speaking at major conferences on their behalf, contributions to their training and documentation, and for his YouTube channel that has almost 19 million minutes of watch time for teaching people Microsoft technologies. He uses his strong relationship with the Power Apps and Power Automate product teams at Microsoft to provide his clients the best, most up-to-date information, and techniques for their apps. Shane has consulted on apps across the globe, with Antarctica being the only continent not covered. So if you know anyone who needs a polar bear app, please let him know. When Shane is not teaching or consulting, you can find him chasing his very active children all over the city of Cincinnati.
Fausto Capellan Jr.
Fausto Capellan, Jr is a Microsoft MVP in Business Applications, focused on the Power Platform: Microsoft Flow, PowerApps, and Power BI. He has worked with SharePoint both as an admin and as a developer for over 9 years. He is a frequent speaker at events such as the Microsoft Business Applications Summit and SharePoint Saturdays. He is also a frequent collaborator at the Microsoft Flow Community forums assisting users with solutions.
Allison Boswell began her career developing communities in need, even receiving congressional recognition for her work in New Mexico. Allison went on to further her education at Vanderbilt in the Graduate Program of Economic Development, where she completed her degree in nine months. During her time at Vanderbilt and her following tenure at Social Impact, a monitoring and evaluation company for international aid, Allison grew in her appreciation and skill for data analytics. Allison leveraged this skill and her drive towards action to become the SharePoint Administrator and Business Process Efficiency Lead for the company. After more than a year of leveraging Microsoft technologies including the Power Platform at Social Impact, Allison looked to cement herself more fully in the Power Platform, leading her to PowerApps911. In her spare time, Allison enjoys hiking and nature walks with her cocker spaniels, Adeline and Zoe. She also loves spending time with her many nieces and nephews, and curling up with a good book and cup of tea.
Certifications - PL100, PL200, PL400, PL600
Daniel LeMay has experience in a wide variety of information technology roles. Skilled in Systems Administration, DevOps, RPA Development and Implementation, Infrastructure Design, Cloud Architecture and Administration, Project Management, Requirements Analysis, Process Mapping, LoB Application/Workflow Development, Technical Support, and Agile Methodologies, as well as extensive knowledge of the Microsoft Power Platform. Daniel has a strong business development professional with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) from Eastern Illinois University.
Power Platform Support Consultant
Gino Cuccia has over 10 years of experience in the Construction space. He started in 2007 working in the field as an HVAC technician, and still refers back to his experiences when designing and implementing Power Platform solutions. Being able to create flexible solutions that effect every layer of a company from a field employee up to the CEO is what he loves about the Power Platform. In his spare time, Gino enjoys being outside whether he's exercising, riding his motorcycle, or spending time with family and friends.
Certifications - PL100, PL200
Brodie Krause began his IT career as an intern at a sign manufacturer in 2002. Years later as the Director of IT in the Funeral Industry, he migrated his company from on-premise services to Office 365 which began his journey into things like Exchange Online, Sharepoint Online, Stream, Yammer and of course the Power Platform. Brodie loves using these tools to overcome hurdles and bring aging processes into the present day. Brodie and his wife Carrie live in East Tennessee with their son and twin daughters. When not on the clock, Brodie enjoys spending time with his family, serving and studying with his church, traveling, hiking, watching movies and collecting Batman memorabilia.
Power Platform Consultant
Garrett Elmy began his career in politics. After completing his bachelor’s in political science, he worked as a Legislative Assistant in the House of Representatives for 3 years. Always striving to learn more, Garrett began pursuing his Master’s in Economics where he first discovered the Power Platform when using Power BI for a data analytics project. Fostering a newfound enjoyment for the platform, Garrett went on to explore Power Apps and Power Automate, and later completed the Microsoft Certification for Power Platform App Makers. In his free time, Garrett likes to play video games, play pickleball, and work on his MG.
Certifications - PL100, PL200, PL400
Steven Farris graduated with a Bachelor of Science from Tennessee Technological University while already interning in Information Technology at a large scale construction company in Nashville, TN. He was then hired on full time as an IT Service Technician, and in that time, Steven started working with Power Apps, Power Automate, Power BI, SharePoint Online, and the Microsoft Office suite. He was soon promoted to Systems Administrator where he dove even deeper into the Power Platform, developed several Power Apps and Flows, led training classes, and managed a lot of administration and governance as well. As a Systems Administrator, he also designed and implemented SharePoint online and OneDrive to help the company achieve ISO 9001 compliance. When Steven is not working, he is usually playing video games, board games, or Dungeons & Dragons with friends and family.
Lindsay has a rich background in interior design, having specialized in the technical aspects such as AutoCAD, 3D modeling and rendering, presentation creation, and website design. She has found that her love for aesthetics and design principles translate wonderfully into Power Platform solution development. Sharing this passion with clients has been very fulfilling along with delving deeply into data modeling, business automation, and capturing the organization’s branding professionally and beautifully. Living a whimsical life with her husband and four teens, Lindsay is an Enneagram enthusiast, non-fiction aficionado, true crime follower, and believes every one of us has a life story worth telling.
Certifications - PL-100, DA-100(PL-300)
Juan Sebastian Grijalba
Power Platform Consultant
Juan Sebastian Grijalba, CPA began his career in corporate accounting where he specialized in reporting and financial analysis. While becoming skilled in working with data and utilizing Excel’s Power Pivot and PowerBI, he recognized the advantages associated with using both to create reports and dashboards. Juan later transitioned to a Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations functional consulting role, and began integrating Power Platform technology within business solutions. During his free time, Juan enjoys playing soccer, staying active, and spending time with family and friends.
Certifications - PL100, PL200, PL400, PL600
Microsoft 365 Specialist
Quentin Hilman is a Microsoft 365 Specialist who has over 20 years of IT experience. He has done everything from building physical computers to configuring enterprise cloud solutions. Quentin spent the last 5 years championing and leading a large building materials company's digital transformation and modern workplace initiatives. His efforts resulted in a Microsoft Case Study on the company's adoption of O365, PowerApps, and Power Automate. When Quentin isn't brushing up on Microsoft Licensing, he likes to spend time with his wife, Annie and playing board games with his two sons, Sebastian 24 and Cooper 10.
Nicola Young is the CEO of PowerApps911. Nicola has a long history in the startup and cloud space to complement her Ohio State MBA. Nicola co-founded a technology consulting company where she was a principal consultant before moving to the CEO role full time. Nicola is married to Shane Young with two sons, Grant 10 and Luke 7. When not in front of her computer, she can usually be found watching them at a soccer or basketball game.
Jeff Taylor, aka Scuba, has over 10 years of experience in the SharePoint space. Jeff’s SharePoint career started with an internship at SharePoint911, while he was attending college at the University of Cincinnati. After graduation, he went on to work for a cloud hosting company as a SharePoint Specialist. Jeff held several different positions; Lead-Support Tech, Account Manager, and Technical Account Manager 2. He was responsible for provisioning SharePoint tenants, taking support requests, training companies as well end-users on how to best utilize the Microsoft Office Suite for their business. Jeff then took on a SharePoint Consulting position which eventually lead him to working with PowerApps911 and later joining the team. When he is not building Power Apps or doing SharePoint things, Jeff enjoys exercising, creating YouTube videos, and remodeling his place.
Certifications - PL100
Anthony started his career in IT when attending Colorado State University studying Computer Information Systems and working at Geek Squad. After graduating with a degree in Business Administration, Anthony went on to become a computer support technician contractor at the United States Air Force Academy, where he would then move on to be the Web Manager for the Dean of Faculty. Anthony has been working in the Power Platform extensively for the past 3 years with knowledge of Power Automate, Power Apps, and Power BI. He also was recently recognized by the Air Force innovation partner AFWERX, and introduced low code/no-code development at the Air Force Academy. Anthony lives in Colorado with his wife, Chelsea, and their three children; all under the age of 5. When not watching “Baby Shark,” Anthony enjoys watching football and Formula 1 racing with the family.
Stacy has spent the last 15 years doing all things SharePointy. Needing a change, she dipped her toes into IT Project Management, and it was the most welcomed change. Knowing just enough to be dangerous with a Power Platform license in her hands, managing projects related to Power Platform is a great fit for her. When she's not busy managing projects and clients you can find her juggling her family duties with her husband Chris, and their three children, twins, Jack and Lily (6), and little Emma (3). In her spare time (ha...spare time), she enjoys a solid cup of coffee, curling up with a good book, trying a new recipe and spending time with her extended family doing whatever the season in MN calls for.
Jennifer Hammond is an experienced Client Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry, she has become a jack of all trades in her 20 years of working. Whether it be billing, payroll, onboarding new employees, scheduling time with consultants and clients or, trying to tackle customer inquiries within Microsoft Power Apps, she is always doing it with a smile. In her spare time, she enjoys being with her 3 children and spending time with friends and family.
Eric Lott graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham with a bachelor’s in Accounting. While finishing his degree, he began working in IT as an analyst in the retail industry. After graduating, he decided to stay in IT and became a developer where he discovered the Power Platform. In 2020, he was recognized as a Power Apps Community Super User after providing many solutions and sample apps for the forums. He later moved to the insurance industry where he did Power Platform analysis, development, and managed the Power Platform development team. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two sons, taking trips, watching Auburn football, and being outdoors.
Certifications - PL100, PL200, PL400, PL600
Senior Program & Delivery Manager
Aubrey Peter began her career in corporate aviation and made the move to the IT world in 2011 taking on project and program management roles with professional services groups. Since that time, she received her PMP® and completed her MBA with Ohio University. When she is not tackling projects and building customer relationships Aubrey enjoys traveling and all modes of transportation including boats, motorcycles, cars and airplanes. She also volunteers with the Southern States Rescued Rottweiler organization.
Sara Ritter is a Project Manager and Administrator for PowerApps911. She graduated from Miami University with a degree in Marketing and International Business and worked in management for 2 major banking corporations before taking time off to raise her children. Over the past 15 years, she has held many volunteer roles and has helped raise over $750,000 for local organizations. When not working or volunteering, she shuttles her 4 children, Ellie 15, Lainey 12, and twins Lexie and Chase 10, to their various activities and enjoys hanging out with family and friends.
Patrick graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point. He served as a U.S. Army Officer for 20 years in a variety of roles including Tank Platoon Leader, Tank Company Commander, Tank Battalion Executive Officer, Battalion Observer-Controller/Trainer (at the National Training Center) and Division Chief of Operations. He is a decorated veteran of the war in Iraq. After retiring from the Army, he found his Power Platform “mojo” while working as an operations manager at a manufacturing facility in Virginia. He has several years of experience with Power Apps, Power Automate and SharePoint. Patrick and his wife Nicole have three sons and one daughter. When not working, he enjoys multi-player gaming with his sons, watching sports on TV, hiking/biking with Nicole, and taking family trips to the beach.