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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Office 365 Specialist
Lisa Bartelli joined PowerApps911 with almost 20 years of insurance and corporate finance experience where she championed SharePoint utilization and Microsoft 365 capabilities to streamline processes, minimize risk exposure, and maximize savings. As a Microsoft Adoption Specialist, Lisa can provide guidance on which tool will work best, provide tips for engaging your team, and help you navigate through the Microsoft experience. Lisa enjoys building solutions for SharePoint using the Power Platform, especially with the new Syntex capabilities, as well as playing with her puppy Bea.
Certifications: Lean, PL-900
Power Platform Consultant
Todd Hawthorne began his career as a Software Engineer after graduating from East Tennessee State University with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science. Since then, he has split time across various IT developer and administration roles in retail, clinical research, and manufacturing industries. Digital transformation projects involving SharePoint led Todd to discover the Power Platform and the many capabilities of tools like Power Apps, Power Automate, and Power BI. Todd lives in east Tennessee with his wife, Jenny. Together they have one daughter, Abigail, and a rambunctious golden retriever, Gabby. In his spare time, Todd enjoys spending time with family, traveling, and college football.
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.
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.
Madison is a senior at Louisiana Tech University, and is majoring in Marketing. She is expected to graduate with her Bachelor's degree in 2022. Although her time isn't spent making apps, you can find her creating graphics, managing social media, or making jokes during team meetings. When Madison has free time, she spends every second of it with her dog Theo.