Affectionately known as the "nerd herd", this team brings a combined 50 years of experience in traditional IT and internet marketing. We are marketing technologists, priding ourselves on bridging the gap between traditional IT and Marketing environments by providing a high level of expertise in both areas, with a very keen eye on the requirements that are needed to connect the two.
Looking for on demand help desk support? We can help you with that. Want to have your website optimized for the keywords that will make your business more visible online? Need to connect your back end product catalog to Facebook or Google Shopping to advertise on those platforms? We can help you with that as well.
We pride ourselves as being problem solvers with a relentless pursuit in creating cost effective solutions to assist you in growing your business.
Meet the people who make Epyon Technologies a reality.
Born and raised in Tallahassee, Florida, Brian has spent the last 20 plus years in the trenches of IT. A true IT geek at heart, Brian is passionate about IT and internet marketing, and his enthusiasm for all things internet is very evident when you speak with him.
Graduating with a degree in Information Systems from Florida State University, Brian started his IT career as a Network Administrator at Associated Industries of Florida managing the network and all help desk activities. After that, he had an opportunity in South Florida with Associated Industries Insurance Services as their Vice President of IT. While there, he oversaw a team that developed and managed all operational IT activities for one of the largest Workers Compensation insurance companies in Florida at the time. While it was a great opportunity, Brian and his family missed Tallahassee, and moved back in the Summer of 2008.
Prior to joining Epyon, Brian spent the previous 9 years with GTO Access Systems, the manufacturer of Mighty Mule automatic gate openers, as their Vice President of IT and Internet Operations. In his time there, he managed a team that was responsible for the growth of eCommerce to account for 30% of the total revenue of the company. In addition, Brian worked with sister companies under the parent company Nortek (NTK) to train their teams in Search Engine Optimization, keyword research & analysis, and Google Analytics reporting.
Outside of work, Brian spends most of his time with his wife Ali and their 3 children. You can typically find them at Doak Campbell Stadium cheering on their beloved Florida State Seminoles in the Fall, or on the beach at St. George in the Summer.
Lead Network Engineer
A resident of Tallahassee for the past 21 years, Brian (aka Sarge) is committed to embracing and implementing ever changing and newly emerging Network technologies to deliver outstanding service. Brian is truly passionate about technology and helping people come up with IT solutions that best fit their environment.
Brian received his AA from Tallahassee Community College, and then attended Florida State University where he got his Bachelor’s Degree in Information Systems. From there, Brian began his IT career with the State of Florida at the Agency for Persons with Disabilities. After several years at APD, Brian accepted an offer from GTO Access Systems to be their Network Administrator. After 6 years of dedicated service at GTO, Brian decided it was time to accept a new challenge and become the Lead Network Engineer at Epyon Technologies.
When he is not preoccupied by other activities (mostly consisting of playing video games), Brian enjoys spending as much time as possible with his wife Elizabeth and two beautiful daughters. Brian enjoys taking cruises with his family, and watching his beloved Seminoles every chance he gets.
Lead Support Technician
Originally from South Florida, Cristian has been a Tallahassee transplant for over 17 years having moved here to attend Florida State University in the early 2000’s. Cristian has always had a keen interest in computers since his childhood and the days of the Apple IIGS and ‘black-screen-green-text’ Oregon Trail. He taught himself HTML over a summer when he was a teenager and started building his own machines shortly thereafter. He has pursued this passion throughout his entire life and has developed his once-hobby into a full-time career.
Graduating with degrees in Political Science and History from Florida State University, Cristian started his professional career as the IT Director for The News Service of Florida in downtown Tallahassee in 2008, managing the network and all help desk activities as well as the company website.
After 5 years at the News Service of Florida, he decided it was time to expand his skillset even further and joined Epyon Technologies as a Support Technician back in 2014. Through hard work and education, he currently holds the Lead Support Technician position with Epyon Technologies and continues learning and growing.
Outside of work, Cristian spends most of his time tinkering with new machines and tech-forward ideas. Always on the lookout for new trends in the field.
Lead Systems Developer
An analyst at heart, Joe has spent his adult life engineering and maintaining systems in the hopes of creating clean solutions to common problems.
Graduating from Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Joe prides himself in creating and automating output to better serve those around him. Before joining the Epyon team in March 2018, Joe spent the previous 4 years employed by GTO Access Systems LLC and has worked on a conglomerate of different projects spanning from web development to database administration. In that time he became comfortable in several different programming languages and frameworks, gaining an understanding for the underlying principles that come with this knowledge base. His goal is to work on projects of passion and purpose for those who seek well thought out solutions.
Outside of work, Joe is an avid sports fan. He enjoys spending time with friends and family while cheering on the Jacksonville Jaguars or the Florida State Seminoles anytime he gets the chance.
Technical Support Specialist
Originally from Central Florida, Cameron moved to Tallahassee in 2010 to attend Florida State University. He immediately became attached to our State Capital and has resided here ever since. Computers and Technology started out as hobby for Cameron alongside baseball and football but as he built/worked on more computers it quickly transformed into something he developed a deeper passion for.
Graduating from Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology he turned that passion into a career. Before joining the Epyon team Cameron previously worked for GTO Access Systems LLC where he worked directly with Brian Sargent on various projects. Cameron has acquired a wide variety of IT skills but is constantly looking for new challenges and opportunities to learn.
Outside of work Cameron enjoys gaming on his PC and Xbox but you will most likely find him on the golf course or tailgating at Doak Campbell Stadium.
Customer Support Representative
Jillian moved to Tallahassee from Thomasville, GA to pursue a degree in Information Technology. Graduating with a degree in Networking Systems Technology from Tallahassee Community College, she started her IT career as a Network Technician for Epyon Technologies.
Prior to joining Epyon, Jillian spent the previous 10 years working for an Internet company selling OEM products internationally. Working for a bunch of techies, it is there her interest in IT was born.
She currently resides in Canada with her husband Jordan, but continues to provide IT support and Office Administration assistance from London, Ontario.
Outside of work, Jillian loves to challenge herself with new and exciting recipes, and is planning her next adventure on her great Canadian tour.
Help Desk Field Technician
JR, originally from Orlando, FL really found a passion for IT while enrolled in a Web Design class. During this time, he was presented with the opportunity to be among the first to join the CISCO NetAcad program for high school students. Naturally, this opened up the door for him to continue his education, graduating with a Bachelor’s of Science in Network Communications Management from DeVry University.
After Graduation, JR interned for the CISCO LIVE 2013 convention in Orlando, FL and started working as a Customer Support Analyst for a logistics company called Green Mile. JR was married in his wife’s hometown, at the Goodwood Museum, here in Tallahassee. Shortly after the wedding, he decided to make Tallahassee his permanent home.
As an Epyon employee, JR welcomes every new challenge and opportunity to expand and grow as an IT professional. Outside of work JR enjoys online Gaming, Disc Golf, working on DIY projects, and researching cutting edge technology.