Our Team

Our Digital Agency team consists of talented graphic designers, website developers, project managers, account managers, marketing specialists, and IT System administrators. We combine experience with the hunger to succeed for our clients to yield the best results.

Capitol Tech Solutions Team in 2018

Leadership Team

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Bobby Reed

President

Bobby Reed is an entrepreneur and business owner with an expertise in Custom Software Solutions. He has been providing custom solutions to political campaigns, small businesses, associations, and nonprofits since 2002.

Bobby started his business shortly after graduating from MIT with a degree in Computer Science in 2002, where he focused his studies on emerging web technologies. His first solutions included cloud based voter targeting database programs. From there, he added professional web design to his portfolio, along with online fundraising and eCommerce solutions. After successfully developing over 30 websites, he launched his first Software as a Service (SaaS) solution focused on fundraising in the political arena, and grew that product to support clients in California and Washington DC. Bobby incorporated his business as Capitol Tech Solutions, and now their works focus on technical consulting, application development, mobile application development, and energy efficiency applications based on the in house cloud infrastructure. In addition to the online solutions, he grew his technical consulting business to provide software expertise to Apple, Pearson, and the California Medical Association.

Bobby has been the lead project manager on several internal applications, as well as providing technical consulting to local businesses. Recently, Bobby developed an application to manage energy in portable classrooms using wireless thermostats. He developed the technical specification documentation after meeting with end users, and then saw the project through to completion.

Today, Capitol Tech Solutions is a fast growing technical solutions firm based in Midtown Sacramento, with 13 employees and counting. The company reflects Bobby’s core values of hard work and quality service, and has a passion for improving business experiences through custom technical solutions.

Bobby was born and raised in El Dorado County, and now lives in Sacramento with his wife Erin and three kids Eli, Isaac, and Mila.

Digital Marketing Team

Che-Hung Liu

Graphic UI/UX & Website Design

Che graduated from California State University of Sacramento with a degree of Bachelor of Science: Graphic Design in 2015. After graduated from College, he started to explore different things in related fields. Today he continues to seek different opportunities and accumulate skills in creative fields. Also, proceeds on the path of the creative career.

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BJ McCullough

Account Manager for eFundraising Connections

BJ McCullough comes to CTS from the Real Estate Industry, providing over 15 years of experience in Admin and Sales. BJ joins the team as the Account Manager for eFundraising Connections, a political campaign contribution platform partnered with CTS, which allows her to utilize her skills to provide clients with a high caliber of customer service and support.

While her previous role placed her as an agent and office manager, she understands that clients are the lifeblood of any good business and finding a solution that works for both parties is the ultimate goal at the end of the day.

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Robert Haney

Inbound Sales Representative

Robert Haney will join the CTS digital marketing team as a dedicated Inbound Sales Representative. In addition to his sales position, Robert will be collaborating with other members of the CTS team to generate carefully curated online content for all of our clients; that will be available through our blog and newsletter.

Robert comes to CTS as a recent Marketing graduate of Sacramento State. For the past five years, he’s worked at 101.9 The Wolf in Sacramento, hosting the successful nightly radio program as Jay Roberts.

Engineering Team

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Steve Reed Jr.

Software Engineer

Steve started his career developing projects for the State of California, with the Department of Fair Employment and Housing. There he honed his .NET development skills and server development. He joined Capitol Tech Solutions in 2009 as the first employee, and has been focused on building web based applications both internally for CTS and on client projects. His projects include MVC applications, web services, front end java development, and extensive SQL development. Steve’s projects have helped fuel the growth of CTS and he currently serves as the lead .NET developer on staff.

Steve Reed Sr.

Software Engineer

Mr. Reed has been a software professional for 40 years. During this time he has worked in nearly all facets of the industry: Operating System development, Database Design and Development, User Specifications, and formal classroom teaching. During a portion of his career he worked for a Fortune 100 company where he managed a staff of Software Engineers. He made a conscious career choice to focus on technical development over management. He currently specializes in software development for control systems, and works vertically within the systems from iPhone and Android development to website design and deployment.

Chuck Merkle

Senior PowerSchool Developer

Chuck has been a technology professional involved in education for over 30 years. He was a science teacher when he first came out of school, then graduate studies in Visual Communications/Message Design at Ohio University and Instructional Systems Technology at Indiana University, followed with a stint at Apple in K12 and Higher Education systems design and as the lead developer for an online school in Ohio. Chuck joined CTS in 2012, and his current role as Senior PowerSchool Developer has evolved from his experience working in PowerSchool’s State Compliance Technology team for over 7 years, as well as years of experience with PowerSchool when tailoring it for use with the online school. Chuck lives and works from his home in northeastern Ohio, in rural Amish country.

Nicole M. Michalik, Ph.D.

SIS Project Manager

Dr. Michalik started her career in finance then moved quickly into nonprofit work. While attending graduate school she taught and conducted developmental psychology research, and worked directly with kids conducting specialized programming in a juvenile detention facility. After graduate school, she moved into K-12 education with a focus on data and data management for school districts. In addition to managing student information systems (PowerSchool, Infinite Campus and Illuminate), she has experience in local, state and federal data reporting and compliance, and overall data management and quality control. She has a special interest in ensuring that teachers, staff and administrators have access to the data that they need through the use of appropriate tools and reports, as well as training on systems and data use. Dr. Michalik is a certified PowerSchool trainer. At CTS, she provides online and onsite PowerSchool training, as well as PowerSchool consultation.

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Benjamin Moulton

Lead Web Developer

Ben first started programming by recreating Pong and Asteroids as a teenager. After he got his degree in Computer Science from UC Davis in 2007, he started working at a Fortune 500 company developing Auto Insurance software. He later transitioned to Web Development, becoming the sole developer for the California Medical Association. Today he specializes in PHP, JavaScript, SQL and .NET working for a variety of websites.

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Brady LaBine

Database Engineer

Brady ventured into the business of all things data shortly after graduating from Sacramento State with a degree in Applied Mathematics. Armed with skills in statistics and a strong sense of curiosity, Brady immediately assisted with the development of fraud detection software, finding new indicators of suspicious behaviors within various verticals such as Medicaid and Unemployment Insurance. Here at CTS, he intends to further develop his skill sets in database engineering, data science and programming. Brady is also an avid climber and snowboarder.

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Ed Gwynn

IT System & Network Admin

Ed started his post college career in the entertainment software industry way back in 1988. Over a span of 15 years he worked for three prominent software development companies in various capacities on a wide variety of products. Working with both internal and external development teams, Ed feels he has had the privilege of working with some of the most talented and experienced individuals in the industry. Breaking from the entertainment software business, Ed became a tinkerer in a number of areas, not the least of which were very basic and simple HTML5, CSS, and even Python. Recognizing that he would only ever be a tinkerer, he furthered his education by attending MTI Sacramento and earned an AS degree in Systems Administration. Capitol Tech Solutions is a dream come true for Ed and he is enjoying the continued (and often overwhelming) training and education he is receiving.

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