Our Team

Dan Paquette

Dan Paquette

Managing Partner

Mr. Paquette used to work as an IT director for a publicly held company before becoming the President of Key Methods. With over 25 years of experience in the industry, he has a keen eye for developing and implementing technology solutions for small and medium sized businesses.

In his free time, Dan enjoys spending time with his wife and two boys, camping, and boating.


Joel Rankin

Joel Rankin

Account Manager

Joel serves as the account manager at Key Methods. He blends both business and technical knowledge in a way that helps our clients understand how powerful technology can be for their business.

His hobbies and interests include hiking and travel as well as being involved with missions and youth ministries. Joel also loves spending time with his grandchildren.


Steve Colyar

Steve Colyar

Marketing Director

Mr. Colyar joined Key Methods in 2006. Steve is the marketing director at Key Methods. He also provides website development and marketing consulting for clients. Steve brings almost 10 years of marketing strategy and graphic design experience to Key Methods.

Steve enjoys spending time with his family and has two boys and a girl. His hobbies include basketball and camping.


Wendy Kirkhus

Wendy Kirkhus

Controller

Wendy serves as Controller at Key Methods. With over 20 years’ experience, she brings a strong background in finance and customer service support. She also has expertise in many business software packages, business consulting, and ERP implementation and support.

In her spare time you’ll find Wendy enjoying a good book, snowmobiling, or sitting in the backyard by the fire with a glass of wine.


Steve Walcher

Steve Walcher

Lead Technician

Steve’s expertise is in project management, Cloud computing, server virtualization and Exchange server. He has over 20 years of industry experience.

In his free time you can find Steve fly fishing.


Richard Davis

Richard Davis

Network Administrator

Richard has 19 years of experience in the IT industry and joined Key Methods as our Network Administrator. His expertise lies in project management, network design, firewall security and wireless deployments.

When Richard isn’t working, he enjoys spending time with his kids, mountain biking, hiking and camping.


Michael Ramires

Michael Ramires

Network Administrator

Mr. Ramires has nearly 15 years of IT experience in the private sector and the US Military where he served as an Information Systems Technician. His specialties include complex Office 365 implementations and network design. Michael's background also includes virtualization and network storage.

Outside of serving Key Methods’ clients, Michael can be found in the kitchen trying out new recipes, or outdoors enjoying scenic hiking trails.


Phil Tukey

Phil Tukey

Network Technician

Phil brings over 15 years of IT related experience to Key Methods. He has expertise in firewalls, switches, routers, and wireless systems. He specializes in advanced network troubleshooting.

In his spare time Phil enjoys hiking and spending time with his family. He is also currently back to school to earn his B.S. in Network Administration.


Timothy Francen

Timothy Francen

Network Technician

Timothy has worked in the IT industry for over five years and has certifications in SEC +, CCNA and Database Administration. Having joined Key Methods as a network technician, Timothy is responsible for a wide variety of networking, troubleshooting, and general support.

Timothy enjoys a number of hobbies including gardening, vegetables, flowers and trees. He also plays guitar and bass, and is a passionate lifelong learner who loves discovering new things.


Chuck Clark

Chuck Clark

ERP Consultant

Chuck is a graduate from Lake Washington Technical and is our ERP Implementations expert with 32 years of experience in the industry. He specializes in Fusion ERP installation, process improvement consulting, and M-Files installations.

Chuck’s interests outside of work include horses and gardening.


Curt Wilcox

Curt Wilcox

Network Technician

Curt brings over 5 years of IT experience and a Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems and Administrative Management. He specializes in workstation, network, and server support. His certifications include an AAS in Computer Information Systems, CompTIA Security+ and Cisco CCENT.

Outside of work, Curt enjoys biking, hiking, camping, and playing his favorite guitar.


Brandon Morris

Brandon Morris

Network Technician

Brandon brings over nine years’ experience in the field of IT to Key Methods. He currently holds CompTIA Network+ and Security+ certifications. Brandon is an expert in Cisco network devices and Fortigate firewalls.

While out of the office, he enjoys online gaming, skiing, and scuba diving.


Caleb Wyman

Caleb Wyman

Network Technician

Caleb has worked in the IT industry for over five years as senior broadband technician. He brings certifications as a Ubiquiti Broadband Wireless Admin and Tower Climber and Rescuer.

Caleb is a devoted father and husband who enjoys PC games, snowboarding, and is a hobbyist blacksmith in his spare time.


Jake Head

Jake Head

Network Technician

Jake is a recent graduate from Wenatchee Valley College and brings certifications in Networking and Help Desk Support. He also brings real world experience from performing network troubleshooting and computer support for the Leavenworth KOA campground. From there, he set his sights on the professional world of high-level IT and we’re happy to have him here at Key Methods.

In his free time, you can find Jake weightlifting, running, hiking, or spending time with his friends and family.