Pete Gomersall, IT systems manager
Pete has worked
in the IT industry for nearly 20 years. He is a specialist in Windows Operating
System administration, computer imaging/deployment and systems integration.
Prior to coming to the US Pete worked in the UK as a Head of IT for several
educational establishments and as a consultant teaching Microsoft Curriculum
classes to the IT community. Pete has work for NAU for nine years initially
working for Geology and Mathematics and Statistic before the new College was
As IT Systems
Manager for the college, Pete oversees all IT that is deployed, managed, and
planned for in the future.
- Windows Imaging and Deployment
- Windows System Administration
Pete can be
reached @ x6877 and is located in Building 69, room 210.
Clint Baker, systems administrator, sr.
Clint has over 10
years professional experience in the IT industry, specializing in UNIX/Linux
administration and hardware maintenance. He joined the old College of
Engineering and Technology in 2004 as a student worker and was hired on
full-time in 2006.
configures, and maintains the 50+ Solaris and Linux servers and related
hardware that provide services to all of CEFNS, as well as end-user support for
the college. With the addition of Ben, he has been able to give up some other
duties, but still acts as a resource for A/V equipment and Omnilock
- Solaris/Linux Administration
- A/V Systems
Clint can be
reached @ x5731 and is located in Building 69, room 214.
Shawn Fowler, support systems analyst sr.
Shawn has worked
for NAU for a number of years primarily with Modern Languages. Starting with
Windows lab administration/deployments, and moving to Mac OS X system
administration. For the past few years he has been developing websites in
PHP/MySQL. He also serves as Research Coordinator for the Genocide
Resource Project at NAU.
With a background
in Art History and Political Science, Shawn has been working in IT and on
genocide related research for the last five years. In 2007, Shawn received two
research grants and an endowment to create a Genocide Geographical Information
System. In early 2008 he spent nearly three months in Berlin, Germany
conducting research for the project. For the last three years he has been
working on the analysis and digitization of the publication Der Stürmer.
the college computing labs (Windows lab builds and setups), websites, Macintosh
user base, and provides end user support for north campus.
- Mac OS X
- Web Development
- Windows Imaging and Deployment
Shawn can be
reached @ x5702 and is located in Building 21, room 153.
Ben Liszewski, support systems analyst sr.
Years of intense training within the depths of Computer Science and CEFNS have honed Ben into the perfect IT professional. He doesn't work on computers so much anymore as he just tells them what to do. Even if you haven't met Ben in person it is becoming increasingly likely he has already done something for you, with extensive software development for the Lumberjack Mathematics Center, CEFNS's Sun Ray thin clients, and many web forms and online resources. But Ben's superhuman abilities don't stop there; he also administrates omnilocks, maintains Linux servers, and saves kittens*.
*Some saved kittens may be only indirectly related to what Ben does.
Ben develops software systems to meet the oft unique challenges faced by CEFNS departments and is the go-to for CEFNS omnilocks. He also administrates servers and can provide support for most CEFNS resources.
- Software Development
- Web Development
- Omnilock Programming
- Linux Administration
- General Support
Ben can be
reached @ x5732 and is located in Building 69, room 225a.
Don Speer, support systems analyst
Don has a combined 10+ years of professional experience beginning with the military. He served his duty at MAWTS-1 the most advanced in Marine aviation, weapons, and tactics training school in the world. This is were Don began his career in the IT and computer science field. He now has 4+ years with computer/technical professional experience. He began his studies at NAU in 2009 and is completing his Computer Science degree. Working only part-time you may find Don working in the new Lumberjacks Mathematics Center (LMC) or the Adel Math Building.
Don supports the college computing labs on north campus, provides end user support for CEFNS resources, and manages the new LMC.
- Hardware support
- Windows system administration
- Mac OS X / Linux
- Development languages
Don can be reached @ x0467 and is located in Building 26, room 170.
Sarah Kehoe, help desk technician
Hailing from the wilds of Portland, Oregon, Sarah began her IT life learning to manage her high school's organic, free-range Dells. Seeking to broaden her knowledge base, she became a student at NAU, pursuing a major in Environmental Science. Two years into a four year plan, Sarah came to the realization that there were no computers there, and promptly switched to Applied Computer Science. She has an impressive 0 years of professional experience, including such positions as Burger King team member and unpaid front desk intern.
Sarah answers the IT Help Desk phone, occasionally updates the CEFNS website, gives accurate-ish directions, and performs miscellaneous tasks for her much busier coworkers.
- Basic hardware support
- Stapler operation
- Turning things off and back on again
- Saw the IT Crowd a couple times
Sarah can be reached @ x8084 and is located in Building 69, the desk around 225.