doug.lundWe’d like to introduce you to one of the newest members of the Go West IT team, Doug Lund. Doug is a Network Engineer with 17 years of experience in the technology industry.

Prior to joining Go West IT earlier this month, Doug managed a local ISP, engineered multiple call centers and ran his own technical consulting company. He also spent several years building voice and data networks for telecom companies.

In 2000 he earned both a CCNA and CCDA (Cisco Certified Network Associate / Design Associate), and is certified in Lucent, Avaya and Nortel PBX systems.

We asked Doug what he most enjoys about his job at Go West IT so far and he replied, “I enjoy the variety of technical challenges and GWIT’s practice of using both proven and modern technologies to provide customers with solid, state-of-the-art solutions. The atmosphere of progress, innovation and growth is refreshing and stimulating. Go West IT’s commitment to customer satisfaction and the level of excellence at which they consistently operate is something that I have rarely encountered in the IT industry. Their culture of success and collection of dedicated professionals is as appealing to their customers as it is to me.”

Doug grew up in a military family that spent time in six different states and two countries before moving to Colorado 20 years ago. Since his wife and kids are Colorado natives, he likes to say that he’s a “Native-In-Law.”

Doug’s entire family, including his wife, nephew, daughter, and two sons, are all avid gamers. He says that their household dramas are often hashed out in MMOs or Mario Kart sessions.

Doug is a great example of someone who has found a way to get paid to do what he loves. Technology is just as much a hobby for him as an occupation. He loves tinkering with the latest apps and gadgets and lets his passion for technology drive his work.

“Doug has already proven a valuable asset to our team,” says David Lewien, President of Go West IT. “He joined us at a very busy time and fell right into step. We are thrilled to add his voice expertise. He has a great sense of humor and is great to be around.”