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.
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 spaniel, Adeline. She also loves spending time with her many nieces and nephews, and curling up with a good book and cup of tea.
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.
Steven Farris graduated with a Bachelor of Science from Tennessee Technological University while already interning in Information Technology at Lee 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 Lee 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.
Daniel LeMay graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Eastern Illinois University and began his career in Information Technology as a Systems Analyst for a contracting group in Southern Illinois. He oversaw workstation imaging and deployment, as well as being the primary SharePoint and Active Directory administrator for Continental Tire Americas. After two years, Daniel moved to Nashville, TN, and accepted a consulting position as a Data Analyst, in which he participated in research projects on the effects of persuasive social media campaigns, specifically related to politics. Daniel’s contract ended and he moved on to Louisiana-Pacific Corporation. Through the course of his employment at LP, Daniel earned the title of Systems Administrator and, ultimately, DevOps Engineer. Daniel pioneered low-code/no-code development and deployment at LP, even garnering the attention of a Microsoft Case Study on his work. In his spare time, Daniel has a strong passion for music and enjoys taking trips to the mountains of Eastern Tennessee with his girlfriend and their two black labs, Clay and Murphy.
Jeff Taylor, aka Scuba, has over ten 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 Rackspace Hosting as a SharePoint Specialist. At Rackspace, 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.
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.
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.
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 National City and 5/3rd Banks 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.