The 501tech staff offers the nonprofit organizations we serve more than 100 years of collective IT experience.

Shelby Bartlett

Systems Support Engineer

Shelby Bartlett joined the 501tech team in October of 2016 (our newest team member!) after serving as an intern through the Goodwill TulsaWORKS Career Academy. A passionate and quick learner, Shelby has quickly become an integral part of the team. When not basking in the warm and familiar glow of a monitor’s screen, she enjoys travelling, the outdoors, and spending time with friends and family.

Erick Cortes

Systems Support Engineer

Erick joined the 501tech team in December 2011 after successfully completing the Network Administration Program at Tulsa Technology Center. Erick enjoys improvisational acting, writing and community outreaches. He also is involved with overseas Humanitarian and Medical missions work.

Leanne Dale

Business Manager

Leanne Dale joined the 501tech team in February of 2015 and is bringing 5 years of accounting experience. She is currently attending Northeastern State University with the goal of getting her CPA. In her spare time, she likes to camp, read books and spend time with friends and family.

Matt Dewart

Systems Support Engineer

Matt joined the 501tech team in February of 2012 after successfully completing the Network Administration Program and interning with the IT department at Tulsa Technology Center. Matt is a lifelong Tulsan who is passionate about technology on- and off-the-job. Matt thoroughly enjoys staying abreast of technology changes and in helping others use it to do more.

Caleb Fauss

Systems Support Engineer

Caleb joined the 501tech team in June of 2017 after successfully completing the Cyber Security Program and the Windows Server Administration Program at Tulsa Technology Center. Caleb is a lifelong Tulsan who enjoys reading, video games, and generally being a nerd and proud.

Joseph Foster

Systems Support Engineer

Joseph started out at 501Tech as an intern through TTC in February of 2017. Two months later, he was offered an official position, and gladly accepted. Joseph graduated from the CCNA program offered at TTC, and took one year of Network Administration. Even though he graduated, he is still a student as he is constantly learning from the friends he has made while working here.

Kevin Jefferson

Redistribution Program Support

Kevin was introduced to 501 Tech in March of 2017 as an intern through the Goodwill Tulsa WORKS Career Academy, joining the official team in July of 2017. Kevin enjoy learning new things about technology on the job. He likes to spend my spare time with friends and family but not on Sundays, those days are reserved for Church and Football. Cowboys Nation!!

Jesse Nuñez

Systems Support Engineer

Jesse joined the 501tech team in June of 2015 bringing 5 years of IT experience from Dell and the US Military. Jesse moved from California to OKC in 2008 and found his way into IT. In his off time he enjoys cooking, camping, sculpting, drawing, and reading.

Christina Ward

Resource Development Manager

Christina Ward joined 501tech in March 2017 as our Manager of Resource Development. She earned her Bachelor of Science from NSU and has over 15 years of experience in the non-profit sector. Her passions include volunteer management, fundraising, and donor communications. Christina lives in Owasso with her husband, Brian, and their two rescue dogs, Caesar & Cleo. She enjoys staying busy on the weekends and you just might see her selling real estate or officiating a wedding.

Daniel Varnell

Systems Support Engineer

Daniel moved to Tulsa from San Antonio in 2000 and has eleven years of IT experience, including three years in the nonprofit sector. He enjoys learning new things, particularly in regards to technology, and has been a passionate football fan and a San Francisco 49er fan his whole life. He has played fantasy football for ten consecutive years in a Tulsa league he founded and has won multiple championships.

Mark Whitmire

Program Director

Mark joined Tulsa Community Foundation in June 2010 to create the program now known as 501tech. He is a graduate of Memorial High School and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Sciences from Oklahoma State University. Mark has 35 years of IT experience having held senior leadership positions with several Oklahoma-based organizations.

Michelle Wigington

Systems Support Engineer

Michelle Wigington joined the 501tech team in March of 2013 while completing the Cisco Certified Network Professional program at Tulsa Tech. She has competed and won national competitions in networking, but enjoys all things technological, both at home and in the workplace.

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