Meet the Now IT Connects Team

Fallen out of love with your current job? Now IT Connects may be the perfect next step in your IT career. Our talented team loves serving IT customers in Central Minnesota and beyond. Take a moment to meet your potential new coworkers and get a taste of what it’s like to work with Now IT Connects.

John Koshiol, President and CEO

John Koshiol is Now IT Connects’ president and CEO. He’s owned our Clearwater, Minnesota, company since 2004. Over time, John’s built a culture of respect and fun that puts relationships with clients and coworkers first.

“I like the opportunity to meet with our customers and learn about their businesses,” John says. “I also like our employees and watching them work with our clients and growing their customer relations skills. I really like our Friday lunches where we all can forget work for a little while and enjoy lunch and talk.”

Chris Imdieke, Systems Engineer

Chris Imdieke is a Now IT Connects systems engineer. He has been a member of the Now IT Connects team since 2018. Chris works on all types of projects for Now IT Connects customers.

“I like the variety of work I’m involved with each day,” Chris says. “There’s never a dull moment around here!”

Trevor Koshiol, Systems Engineer

Trevor Koshiol is another Now IT Connects system engineer. He works alongside Chris to support Now IT Connects clients across Central Minnesota. Like Chris, he values the variety working at Now IT Connects offers.

“I really like working with great clients and colleagues,” explains Trevor. “Every day is a new challenge. Things never seem to be the same.”

Casey Wahlin, Systems Engineer

Casey Wahlin rounds out the Now IT Connects systems engineer team. Casey is our newest addition and is eager to learn from the best.

“I get to learn and gain experience with so many different types of technologies,” Casey says of working with Now IT Connects clients.

Bobbie Anacker, Administrative Assistant

Bobbie is the glue that keeps our team together and running efficiently. She’s the cheerful face who greets clients and employees as they walk through our Clearwater doors.

Of working with Now IT Connects, Bobbie says, “I like that I’m able to interact with terrific clients who keep me on my toes. My coworkers are amazing. I really enjoy the comradery between us.”

Now IT Connects is expanding its team in 2022. If you’re an IT professional looking for your next IT career opportunity, our team would love to meet you.


Thank You to the Now IT Connects Community

The holidays are a time to reflect on the people and organizations that have helped make the past year successful. For Now IT Connects, we are especially grateful for our clients, our talented employees, and the organizations in our community that make it a great place to live and do business. Thank you!

Thank You to Our Outstanding Clients

Now IT Connects has the honor of working with the best companies in the Twin Cities and Greater Minnesota. From chemical distributors to construction companies, thank you to every single one of our clients. You can learn about a few of our favorite projects on our blog.

We’re Grateful for Our Talented Team

Of course, there’s no way we could serve these outstanding clients without our fantastically talented team. Each and every one of our Now IT Connects employees is an asset to our company. Anyone who’s worked with us knows how dedicated, creative, and easy to work with our team members are.

We’d like to officially welcome Casey is our newest employee. He joined us in September 2021 and is quickly coming up to speed. He is definitely an asset to our team.

Thanks to Our Community Organizations, Too

If you follow us on LinkedIn (and if you don’t, you should!), then you know how important our Clearwater, Minnesota, community is to us. We feature an organization on our LinkedIn account every single week.

Some of them, like the Clearwater Legion, fill our bellies while supporting veterans in our community. Others, like Batteries + Bulbs St. Cloud, keep our hardware up and running. Still others, like the St. Cloud Area Chamber, Clear Valley Business Connections, Clearwater Lions, and Ducks Unlimited, keep us professionally connected and entertained. And of course, we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention our sister company, Secure Net Pros, which helps our clients stay on top of cyber threats.

We couldn’t do IT without you. Thank you for your support of our small business this year, and we’re looking forward to serving you in 2022! For help with your business IT and technology, contact the Now IT Connects team today.


The Now IT Connects Office Gets a Make-Over

This spring, the Now IT Connects office got a fresh, new look! A few upgrades transformed our office and gave the Now It Connects team a place to collaborate while updating the design and improving sustainability.

New Flooring and Paint Provide a Fresh Foundation

It’s amazing what a difference a fresh coat of paint and updated flooring can have on an office space! At the Now IT Connects office, we freshened the walls with a new color in both the public spaces and the back-office work areas.

Then, we ripped out the carpet to replace it with durable, hard-wearing vinyl planking. The new floors offer the warm look of wood without the maintenance or up-front investment. We think they look sharp, especially with the fresh paint!

Our Work Areas Get Upgrades

Once we had our fresh foundation of paint and new flooring, we upgraded and renovated the tech cubicles where our network managers and network engineers work their magic. These new cubicles allow them the space they need to work without being crowded by equipment or each other.

Our Office Lighting Gets an Environmentally Friendly Upgrade

The last upgrade we made in our renovation was to our office lighting. Our lobby, conference room, and back-office work areas all got new fixtures with LED lighting. Not only does this provide our staff with superior light to work under, the LED lightbulbs are energy-efficient and cost effective. We won’t need to replace a bulb for about 15 years!

After several years in our Clearwater, Minnesota, location, it was time to show our office some love. We hope you stop by to check out our new digs! We’d love to see you.


Reasons to Love the Now IT Connects Team

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If you’re looking for a managed IT team to partner with in 2020, the Now IT Connects crew may be your perfect match. We work closely with our clients to provide right-sized IT solutions that keep their businesses running smoothly. If you want a managed IT team with personality and heart, we’d love the opportunity to get to know you better! Here’s a little bit about us.

John Koshiol, Now IT Connects CEO

John is the owner and CEO of Now IT Connects. He’s been our fearless leader for the last 16 years. John loves to help businesses keep their data secure and easy to use. When he’s not working with Now IT Connects customers, John’s outside hunting, fishing, golfing, or participating in shooting sports.

Lloyd Sanquist, Now IT Connects Network Engineer

As a network engineer, Lloyd works alongside Chris and Trevor to keep our customers’ networks safe and performing well. Lloyd’s served Now IT Connects customers for more than eight years. Lloyd enjoys writing, camping, playing video games, and making the rest of the Now IT Connects team laugh.

Chris Imdieke, Now IT Connects Network Engineer

Chris is our second network engineer and has been part of our team for more than two years. Chris works alongside Lloyd and Trevor to support our customers’ networks and IT needs. After work, Chris enjoys playing video games and spending time with his family.

Trevor Koshiol, Now IT Connects Network Engineer

Trevor is our third network engineer, working alongside Lloyd and Chris to maintain our customers’ networks. Like his dad, Trevor enjoys spending time being active outdoors, whether he’s fishing, hunting, golfing, or playing team sports.

Bobbie Anacker, Now IT Connects Administrative Assistant

As the Now IT Connects administrative assistant, it’s likely Bobbie’s smiling face or cheery “Hello!” will greet you at our door or on the phone. Bobbie has been part of the Now IT Connects team for two years. When not supporting Now IT Connects customers, Bobbie enjoys listening to music, reading, and spending time with her family and friends.

Ready to fall in love with your IT support team? We’d love to meet you! Give Now IT Connects a call today at 320-558-6300.


Thank You to the Now IT Connects Team

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November is the month of gratitude. Early in the month, we take a moment to thank the veterans who serve our country. At the end of the month, we gather with our loved ones to share what we are grateful for this year.

But unfortunately, we don’t have a holiday in November to celebrate the reasons why we appreciate the people we see for at least eight hours every workday: our colleagues. Today, we’d like to take a moment to share why we’re grateful for the folks on the Now IT Connects team.

John Koshiol, CEO

John is our fearless leader. He’s run the company for the last 15 years. We are greatly appreciative of John’s leadership at Now IT Connects. He’s ambitious and always approaches new projects with the best interests of his team in mind. John’s excellent at bringing in new business. And since John’s built relationships with our vendors over the years, without him, we wouldn’t have any new products to offer you!

Justin Fullersen, Network Manager

Justin is the Now IT Connects network manager and has been with us for more than 6 years. He has a head for solving complex networking problems, which is a huge benefit for our clients. Once he’s working on an issue, Justin won’t stop until he’s found a solution. His diligence is a huge asset for the Now IT Connects team.

Lloyd Sanquist, Network Engineer

Lloyd is one of the Now IT Connects network engineers. He’s been a member of the team for 7 years. Lloyd’s a loyal worker and has a knack for designing and implementing specialty software installations for our customers. If you’ve spent any time at all with Lloyd, you know he has a great sense of humor. We can count on Lloyd to make our days at the office more enjoyable!

Chris Imdieke, Network Engineer

Chris is one of the Now IT Connects network engineers and has been a member of our team for more than a year. He’s an incredibly hard worker who can keep a level head no matter what challenges technology throws at him. Without Chris, no one would have working anti-virus and firewalls. We count on Chris to keep us all safe and secure online.

Trevor Koshiol, Network Engineer

Trevor is one of the Now IT Connects network engineers. He’s been a member of the team for just under a year. Trevor is immensely helpful around the office. He really comes through in a clutch as well—without him, we’d never get our passwords reset!

Bobbie Anacker, Administrative Assistant

Bobbie is the Now IT Connects administrative assistant. She’s been on the Now IT Connects team for more than a year. Without Bobbie, our office would not be able to function. She works incredibly hard for the team and our customers. We’re grateful for Bobbie’s resourcefulness and ability to take on any task.

The Now IT Connects team truly is a special group of IT professionals. If you want to partner with a team that’s highly qualified and a blast to work with, contact us today!


Fall in Love with the Now IT Connects Team!

Have you fallen out of love with your IT support team? Are you a lonely heart looking for an IT team to support your network security, email, and managed services this year? Or, are you a happy client of Now IT Connects that’s interested in learning a little more about the team that supports you?

If you answered “yes” to any of the questions above, we invite you to fall in love with the Now IT Connects team this Valentine’s day.

John Koshiol

John is the owner and CEO of Now IT Connects. He’s run the company for the last 15 years and looks forward to another 15 years of helping businesses keep their data secure and easy to use. When he’s not helping Now IT Connects customers, you’ll likely find John enjoying many outdoor activities, including hunting and fishing, golf, and shooting sports.

Bobbie Anacker

As the Now IT Connects administrative assistant, it’s likely that Bobbie’s smiling face or cheery “Hello!” will greet you at our door or on the phone. Bobbie has been part of the Now IT Connects team for a year. When not supporting Now IT Connects customers, Bobbie enjoys listening to music, reading, and spending time with her family and friends.

Justin Fellersen

Justin is our network manager. He installs and maintains the networks of our customers and our in-house network at our Clearwater, Minnesota, location. Justin has been part of the team for more than five years. Like John, Justin is an outdoorsman, enjoying hunting, fishing, hiking, camping, and snowboarding.

Lloyd Sanquist

As a network engineer, Lloyd works alongside Justin to keep our customers’ networks safe and performing well. Lloyd’s served Now IT Connects customers since 2012. When not at work, Lloyd enjoys writing, camping, and playing video games.

Chris Imdieke

Chris is our second network engineer and has been part of our team for a little over a year. Chris works alongside Lloyd and Justin to support our customers’ networks and IT needs. After work, Chris enjoys playing video games and spending time with his family.

Ready to fall in love with your IT support team? We’d love to meet you! Give Now IT Connects a call today at 320-558-6300.