Staff

Wendy Huntoon

President and CEO

Gwendolyn (Wendy) Huntoon is President and CEO of KINBER. Wendy is known for her work to enhance high performance networking infrastructure, technology, and services for the research community. While at KINBER, she has expanded KINBER’s PennREN network, grown the number of connections, expanded service offerings, and enhanced support for research and education.

huntoon@kinber.org 814-470-0055

NATHAN FLOOD

Vice President

Nathan Flood is the Vice President at KINBER. Previously, Nathan served as the Deputy Secretary for Conservation and Technical Services, Department of Conservation and Natural Resource where he directed operations of Bureau of Topographic and Geologic Survey, Bureau of Recreation and Conservation, and Conservation Landscape Program.

nflood@kinber.org 717-963-7490

JENNIFER OXENFORD

Director of Community Engagement

Jennifer Oxenford is Director of Community Engagement at KINBER where she is responsible for facilitating collaborations, services, and support and Business Development for the KINBER member community. Jennifer leads several KINBER communities of practice including the Collaborative Video Working Group, the Cybersecurity Working Group, and the Research Engagement Advisory Group and also oversees KINBER’s webinars and training offerings.

joxenford@kinber.org 717-963-7490

LOREN ROSENTHAL

Manager Network Engineering and Operations

Loren Rosenthal is Manager of Network Engineering and Operations  where he is responsible for the daily performance and availability of the KINBER PennREN network and oversight of the Engineering and Operations staff. Previously, Loren served as the Vice President of Engineering and Operations for a regional Telecommunication company where he directed day-to-day operations and strategic direction planning for engineering and services for nearly 20 years.

lrosenthal@kinber.org 717-963-7490

ZACH BARE

NETWORK ENGINEER

Zach Bare is a KINBER Network Engineer responsible for the design, monitoring, improvement, and support of network services throughout the state, as well as wide area connections to national networks, including commercial Internet service providers and other research and education networks. Zach is also responsible for testing and implementing the latest tools in network monitoring and automation.

zbare@kinber.org 717-963-7489

BEN MILLER

NETWORK ENGINEER

Ben Miller is a KINBER Network Engineer responsible for the design, monitoring, improvement, and support of network services throughout the state. Ben joined KINBER full time after completing an internship. Ben earned his bachelor’s of science in Information Sciences and Technology with an integration and application option from Pennsylvania State University. He also has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Penn State University.

bmiller@kinber.org 717-963-7489

KEITH CARICHNER

Network Administrator

Keith Carichner is a Network Administrator working in the KINBER Boalsburg office. Keith is responsible for installing, maintaining, and troubleshooting network services on the PennREN network and providing technical support to the KINBER staff and customers. Keith previously worked at Verizon where he served as a forensic analyst. Keith is graduate of Penn State University, where he majored in Information Science and Technology with a minor in Security Risk Analysis. Keith is also a United States Air Force Veteran serving our country until he was honorably discharged in 2014.

kcarichner@kinber.org 717-963-7490

KRISTY HAMM

Network Administrator

Kristy Hamm is a Network Administrator working in the KINBER Boalsburg office. Kristy is responsible for installing, maintaining, and troubleshooting network services on the PennREN network and providing technical support to the KINBER staff and customers. Prior to KINBER Kristy was a System Design Specialist in Telecommunications and Network Services at Penn State University. Kristy has a B.S. in Management Information Systems and Organizational Leadership from St. Francis University.

khamm@kinber.org 717-963-7489

GRANT DULL

Business Development Representative

Grant Dull is a Business Development Representative responsible for for facilitating the pre-sales to service process, supporting sales and operations to achieve success with KINBER’s existing and prospective customers. Grant previously worked in Business Development Management roles at Echo International and TransPerfect and has experience in project management, operations and sales marketing. Grant received a B.A. in International Business & Management from Dickinson College.

gdull@kinber.org 717-963-7490

AUSTIN GAMBLE

Business Development Representative

Austin Gamble is a Business Development Representative responsible for facilitating the pre-sales to service process, supporting sales and operations to achieve success with KINBER’s existing and prospective customers. Prior to KINBER Austin was a Business Development Specialist at Clear Channel Outdoor and Next Media Outdoor. Austin has a B.S. in Communication with a concentration in Public Relations/Marketing from Western Carolina University and a Business Administration Certificate from University of North Carolina Wilmington.

agamble@kinber.org 717-963-7490

MEGAN FESSLER

Office Administrator

Megan Fessler is an Office Administrator working directly with the Vice President to support the day to day functions of the business office to assist and ensure overall integration among our various business units. Prior to KINBER Megan was a Marketing Coordinator at Visual Marking Systems. Megan is a graduate of Kent State where she majored in Business Administration with a Marketing focus.

mfessler@kinber.org 717-963-7490

DEB BONAWITZ

Administrative Assistant

Deb Bonawitz is an Administrative Assistant providing administrative support for KINBER working closely with the business office to assist with daily functions. Prior to KINBER Deb was a Pharmacy Technician at Giant Eagle, Harrisburg, PA.

 

dbonawitz@kinber.org 717-963-7490

ALEXIS KASOWITZ

Support Specialist

Alexis Kasowitz is a Support Specialist providing support for KINBER working closely with the business office, Business Development team and Engineering and Operations to assist with contracts, provisioning and account management. Prior to KINBER Alexis was an executive assistant at The Clubhouse in Fairfield, CT. Alexis holds a B.S. and M.S. in Occupational Therapy from Ithaca College.

akasowitz@kinber.org 717-963-7490

RANDALL MARTIN

Accountant

Randall Martin is the KINBER Accountant working out of the Harrisburg office and is responsible for KINBER billing activities including accounts payable and accounts receivable and general bookkeeping. Randall previously worked at the Carlisle Area School District where he served as an accountant for the last two years.  Randall is a graduate of Elizabethtown College where he majored in Accounting.

rmartin@kinber.org 717-963-7490