Colby Barron

Principal Consultant

Barron's background includes over 25 years of senior management in Information Systems, Software Development, and Internet Services.

Barron joined Nextworks from Connected Platforms. As Director of Corporate Services, Barron helped define the company's IT Managed Services business model, implementing policies and measurement mechanisms.

Previously, he was at Harland Financial Solutions where as a Senior Manager, he oversaw the development of Internet-based software products.

Before that, Barron was the General Manager of the Portland division of NW Link, which had acquired Europa Communications, Inc., one of Oregon's first, largest, and most successful Internet service providers. Barron founded and was president of Europa.

He holds a B.S. in Computer and Information Sciences from the University of Oregon.


Brian Knotts

Principal Consultant

Brian has extensive experience with Linux, UNIX, networking and web application development, and has been introducing open source into existing networks for nearly 20 years. He has also been involved with CIS and DISA security compliance projects.

Previously, he was director of Engineering for Prescient Software, LLC, where he developed extranet software for the financial services and insurance industries.

Before that, he was a product administrator for Harland Financial Solutions and developed web sites and Internet-based products.

He holds a B.A. in Speech Communication from Humboldt State University.


Andrej Miske

Principal Consultant

Andrej brings 18 years of experience managing small business networks. His focus on small business networks started in EU and continues in the Pacific Northwest. He has held key technical positions for various Northwest IT providers.

He specializes in business continuity, security and backup strategies. The key to his success is selecting the best available technologies that bring the best value to customers. Besides his strong technical background, Andrej emphasizes on true customer service.

Andrej holds Master’s Degree in Management of Information Systems from Comenius University in UE. He is MCSA/MCSE Certified Microsoft Professional since 2006.


Gary Cunningham

Sr. Consultant



Rich Palmer

NOC Administrator