My name is Krystal Bledsoe, I was raised in Paola, KS. In 2009, I graduated from Pittsburg State University with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Case Management. I have worked 10+ years in the Human Services field working with troubled youth, juvenile offenders, adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities and foster care. I have a passion for working directly with people of all ages and abilities and take pride in treating others with the utmost respect.
My name is Anthony Truhe. I am a husband, father, and developer. I am originally from Topeka. I went to college straight out of high school and graduated from Benedictine College in 2008 with a double major, Athletic Training and Physical Education – Concentration in Coaching. I spent the last decade-ish working in the world of sales, developing myself leadership skills along the way.
Before deciding to attend Centriq I was a Parts and Inventory Control Analyst with most of my working career focused around customer service and retail sales. Finding people’s needs and coming up with solutions for those needs or problems is something I have always really enjoyed. I have a passion for tech, always trying to get my hands on the newest and greatest devices being it phones, audio equipment, gaming rigs, you name it. When a friend or family member was looking to upgrade something, I was the one they came to – it was fun for me.
Before coming to Centriq, I earned my bachelor’s degree and MBA from the University of Central Missouri. I also worked for several years in the marketing, sales, and logistics industries in a variety of roles. I love helping others, problem solving, and tinkering with things. I’m a firm believer that hard work and dedication always pay off and fully commit myself to everything I do. I’m happiest with a thunderstorm, black coffee, and beats.
My name is Lance Vogel and I was born and raised here in St. Louis, MO. My wife Nikki and I have lived in Holly Hills for 2 years and we are expecting our first child in October. We also have a Pekingese, Taco, and a cat named Margo. I have been using computers my whole life and even learned to read with the Reader Rabbit computer games. Creative Writing and Computer class were always my favorites and I am excited to have finally merged my favorite subjects with my coding education.
I was born in a small town in the middle of Nevada, ending up in Kansas City at the age of 14 and have loved living here since, I especially enjoy the museums here. Before coming to Centriq I tended to have manual labor jobs, from warehouse work to construction and working at a plant nursery, because I enjoy working with my hands and being active. I enjoy spending my time with my family and friends, reading books of nearly any genre, and some gaming as well.
Over the past years I have been working in the customer service industry. I have always had a passion for different technologies (video games, computers, etc.). Over the past few years, I looked into coding and creating different apps, I’m excited to continue learning and seeing what I can make!
Hello, my name is Chris LaFave. I have been an avid gamer and tech enthusiast for about as long as I can remember. I have worked as an inventory auditor, kitchen manager, retail clerk and construction worker but I feel as if I have found my passion in IT. The prospects of continued career growth and education are something that I value greatly, and hope to be able to take full advantage of in this field.
I’ve worn a bunch of hats over the years. I toured in a band for a couple years, worked in audio engineering, but I’ve always had a really strong passion for technology. When I was in high school, I started programming Raspberry Pi’s to play old SNES and N64 games on, and I was hooked!
Hi, I’m Lindsey! I’m a newcomer to the IT scene and so excited to be here! I grew up in Kansas City, attended Park University in Parkville where I earned a Bachelors in English, and spent a few years working in the title insurance industry. I started to feel the itch to make a change to a field where there was a lot of room for growth and opportunities for continued learning that would challenge me throughout my career and found IT to be that field.