Our Team

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Ted Dronen

President

Ted Dronen, President, founded Lattis in 1999 with a vision to service business clients on the Central Coast and provide a range of solutions to meet his clients’ evolving technology needs.

Starting his professional career selling business telephone systems in the mid-90’s, Ted recognized the opportunity to provide businesses with networking capabilities and access to the Internet. Ted’s philosophy is to keep it as simple as possible for his clients, by designing elegant, robust, and reliable technology solutions. He understands that business people just want to do business and have dependable technology. That’s why Lattis has built its reputation designing well-built, flexible systems that increase productivity and keep costs affordable.

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Christine Miller

Office Administration Manager

Christine is responsible for keeping the office at Lattis running like clockwork.  Christine brings her background in customer support and computer manufacturing to Lattis, where she enjoys the fast-paced atmosphere and being surrounded by technology and the creative people who make it happen.  

Christine has a passion for the theatrical, and was involved in many shows at Classic American Theatre in Paso Robles, both onstage as an actor and backstage.  Los Angeles theatre critic, Rob Stevens, nominated her for two ‘Robbie Awards.’ Christine’s favorite role was playing Truvy, from Steel Magnolias, because of her humor and heart. Her favorite movie is a toss up between “The Princess Bride” and Jean Cocteau’s “Beauty and the Beast.”

 

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Joshua Philip Brewer

Network Systems Engineer II

Joshua is a Network Systems Engineer II at Lattis Networks.  He got his start in the IT industry as a Tier One Call Center Agent at a Fresno-based ISP.  He worked his way up to Director of Network Operations, achieving advanced skill sets in Voice-over-IP telephony, with a heavy emphasis on open source technologies.  After moving to the Central Coast he joined Lattis Networks.

Joshua received his musical prowess from his family.  He comes from a long line of guitar, piano, and percussion players.  He also considers himself a ‘shade tree mechanic’ with an obsession for anything turbocharged.  

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Justin Monroe Hamers

IT Support Technician II

Justin is a Network Systems Engineer at Lattis Networks.  Justin’s hard-working attitude is instrumental in giving Lattis a stellar problem-solving reputation.  Justin brings 15 years experience in the IT industry to his job.

Prior to joining Lattis, the fourth generation Templeton native was in the construction business. He switched careers to provide a better life for his family and became a network engineer.

Justin spends time with his family in Templeton and is interested in fast cars, football, and traveling, when he’s not working.

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Lloyd Balkind

Systems Engineer II

Experience is Lloyd's middle name.  He is a seasoned Systems Engineer with expertise in hardware, networking, operating systems and software. The first computer he worked on was a Xerox Data Systems Sigma 5 and for the next 30+ years he has kept himself educated about new technologies as they emerge. 

For relaxation, Lloyd practices close up magic, and he has been a member of the Magic Castle in Hollywood since 1979, and he also enjoys playing with his long hair Chihuahuas and Pomeranians. 

Monica Baldwin

Office Administration

Monica handles invoicing, telephone customer support, procurement, and provides general support for the technicians.  With a varied background in the grocery business, pest control, and the medical field, Monica brings her organizational and multi-tasking skills to the job.

Monica has an AA from Cuesta Community College in General Studies and is currently a junior at Columbia College studying Criminal Justice Administration.  She lives with her husband and daughter, and is a team mom for the soccer team.

Kristy Sue McMillin

Accounting / Financial Advisor

Kristy is responsible for bookkeeping, payroll, and payables at Lattis Networks.

Kristy has been in the bookkeeping and accounting field since 1997 and provides both in-house and on-site bookkeeping services.  She received her training by working side-by-side with CPAs and has worked with CPAs from Thousand Oaks to Paso Robles. She conducts Business Internal Audits, and helps clients through audits of sales tax and payroll reporting. She handles inventory, reconciliation, financial statements, and multi-company cash flows.

Kristy enjoys spending time with friends and family, and outdoor activities such as hunting, fishing, hiking, and dirt bike riding.

Mark Jespersen

IT Support Technician

At 6’ 6”, Mark Jespersen is the tallest drink of water at Lattis.  Still waters run deep, and Mark epitomizes this adage.   He has knack saying a lot with very few words, but he overflows with creative ideas.  He even built this website!