Who is Newmind Group?

Newmind Group is an award-winning IT Managed Service provider specializing in cloud computing solutions. Based in Kalamazoo, Michigan, Newmind Group began as a small, regional IT company in 2003. Since then, we have opened offices in Detroit, Charleston, Minneapolis, and have grown in scope and size to become a national provider of cloud computing solutions for businesses of all sizes. Our specialty is moving legacy systems to more cost effective and reliable cloud based systems.

Meet the Team

Daniel Jefferies

Daniel Jefferies

Always looking for adventure. Founder @newmindgroup. Interests: mobile products for moms and families, travel, beer and making dreams come true.

Dustin Adams-Fall

Dustin Adams-Fall

Dustin’s quest in life is to find problems and fix them. As a managed service tech, massage therapist, and generally relentless rectifier; when you need help, Dustin is your guy.

Steve Chang

Steve Chang

Managed Services Sergeant. Solving IT problems since 1995 and battling crime since 2003.

Cary Frick

Cary Frick

Cary’s super power is turning wood into beautiful things and spreading awesome all over the place! He loves to travel for live music, he’s the father of 4 pretty cool kids, and he’s a Marine Corps veteran.

Carman Goodrich

Carman Goodrich

When he’s not exploring the idiosyncrasies of modern technology and healing what ails it, Carman enjoys music, games, creator-owned comics, and all of those hoity-toity “prestige” TV shows.

Michael Ihnen

Michael Ihnen

Mike is new to Michigan coming from Lexington Kentucky. He loves trail mountain bike riding and cant wait to try it in the Michigan snow!

Heath Miller

Heath Miller

When he’s not delivering top notch service to clients, Heath is an avid retro gamer from arcades to home consoles of the 80s and 90s. He has also been improving himself by jogging and dabbling with learning blacksmithing.

Ben Morris

Ben Morris

Ben’s focus on the growth team is creating, maintaining and deepening relationships and loves reading classic literature to feel more intelligent.

Ben Pikaart

Ben Pikaart

Ben Pikaart hails from Western Michigan University, and he spends his free time cycling and rock climbing. Today he helps out the Kalamazoo Newmind team as a Happiness Technician

Luke Reynolds

Luke Reynolds

Luke’s days consist of helping people mend their fragile, unsound relationships with technology; His nights are filled with swashbuckling, ship sieges, and other adventures on the high seas.

Larry Richardson

Larry Richardson

When he’s not racing around fixing computers Larry races 600 horsepower race cars around Kalamazoo Speedway. He is also the first African American in the state to win a NASCAR track championship.

Amy Rizzo

Amy Rizzo

Amy is an administrative assistant at Newmind, and is a student at Western Michigan University. In her spare time she skates on a synchronized skating team and loves to bake.

Ryan Russey

Ryan Russey

Ryan manages the IT Managed Services team at Newmind Group, and is also a Level 42 Boss Chief. He likes making music in his spare time.

Shawn Tooley

Shawn Tooley

Shawn heads Newmind Education. When not helping schools he spends his free-time providing Uber services to his four children. His hobbies include building indestructible furniture and picking up heavy things.

Abbi VanDyken

Abbi VanDyken

Abbi joined the team as the resident financial expert, and in her spare time she enjoys craft beer, travel, nature hikes and a plethora of music.

Matt Vollmar

Matt Vollmar

Matt is passionate about leadership, service excellence and financial nerdery. In his spare time, Matt helps herd three beautiful and very active children. His running hobby helps.

Garrett Wenger

Garrett Wenger

Garrett Wenger is a storyteller and marketer on Newmind’s Growth Team. He spends his time spinning stories on and off the clock, and when he’s not doing that, he enjoys cycling and leafing through rare comics.