Our Team

July 5, 2017

OUR TEAM

Steven Heystek, the founder of Technology Solutions of Michigan

Steven Heystek

Steven, the founder of Technology Solutions of Michigan, has come a long way since he began building and fixing computers back in 1986. As a young man, Steven worked for his family construction business. However, he had the winter off, and he had to find a way to pay the bills during those months. So, he self-taught himself how to build and repair computers. In 1992, he followed his passions in the computer industry by starting his own computer business, and thus, Technology Solutions of Michigan was born.

Josh Heystek

Josh was raised in Mattawan, and as a result of being the son of Steven, the founder of Technology Solutions, Josh was constantly surrounded by computers during his childhood. Growing up in this environment, it was only natural that Josh would follow in his father’s footsteps and become a part of the technology industry. After studying computer science and business at Davenport University, Josh became an information technology manager at Technology Solutions. Josh is happily married and lives with his two kids.

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Ted Roberts

Ted grew up on a farm in Vicksburg, and early on, he realized that he had a knack for problem solving. While in high school, Ted won several awards for java programming through Business Professionals of America. From there, he went on to attend Kalamazoo Valley Community College, where he further pursued his interest in computer programming. After gaining the necessary skills, Ted went to work at Technology Solutions as a developer, and has been with the company for ten years.

Zach Briggs

Zach was raised in Three Rivers, but it was not long before he left to pursue his diverse interests in technology, game design, robotics, and physics. Following high school, Zach attended Harvard University in Cambridge, where he studied computer science and applied physics. After having leadership roles in companies such as Rapid Kinetics, eFusion Systems, and Uplink Studios, just to name a few, Zach returned home to Kalamazoo to continue his technological career as a developer at Technology Solutions of Michigan.

Zach Briggs is a developer at Technology Solutions of Michigan
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Jason Joslin

Jason grew up in Vicksburg and always had a passion for technology. He graduated from Vicksburg High School and went on to attend Michigan Career and Technical Institute where he studied Office Automation. Jason has used his skills in IT at many volunteer organizations through the years and as IT for a local copier company. Jason has now moved on to serving in IT for Technology Solutions.

Betsy Beldock

Betsy Beldock has moved around quite a bit during her active and diverse career. Originally from Midland, Betsy is a graduate of Ludington High School and Calvin College in Grand Rapids, where she studied business and psychology. After college, Betsy worked as an account manager at Acucorp, a software company in San Diego. After five years, Betsy returned to Michigan, where she took a managing position at Wolverine bank. Eventually, Betsy came to Kalamazoo, where she was a manager at Medical Weight Loss Clinic. After a few years as an insurance producer, Betsy met Steve, the President of Technology Solutions of Michigan, and she decided to join the Technology Solutions team.

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Michael Mickelson

Born and raised in Colorado, Mike had a passion for biology and medicine. When he began attending Colorado State University, he chose to obtain a biology degree, and had tentative plans to apply to medical schools upon completion. During his sophomore year, he was offered a position working for a department at CSU developing web applications. Having never coded before then, he was offered on-the-job training to learn all the necessary languages, and quickly fell in love with the job. Having already completed more than half his biology degree requirements, he chose to finish with a Bachelor's of Science in Biology, but to follow a programmer's career path. He continued to develop for CSU even after completion of his degree and began working there full time. In early 2018, Mike moved to the Kalamazoo area with his girlfriend and was eventually offered a position as a developer for Technology Solutions of Michigan.

Scott Williams

Scott was born and grew up in Marshall Michigan graduating from Harper Creek High School. He attended Ferris State College (now University) and graduated with a degree in Computer Science. He worked for a short time in Sturgis Michigan for Kirsch Company before being hired at Kalamazoo RESA. He worked for KRESA for 30 years before retiring in December of 2018. While working at KRESA He was able to assist in the design of the EPG system. Scott was able to see the need for an emergency preparedness system to protect individuals in the event of an emergency. He was then able to join the staff of EPG where he will now work with schools, colleges, businesses and hospitals to help provide a solution to the growing needs of protecting people in all walks of life.

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Brian Dudek

Brian is responsible for managing all aspects of sales and marketing for our Emergency Preparedness Guide and SnowPaths applications.  He brings to the team a bachelor’s degree in business from Davenport University and over 15 years in software sales.  Brian has a true passion for helping others.  Brian is a Michigan native from “South Detroit” and is a big fan of the Detroit Red Wings.  Brian has lived in West Michigan over the past decade with his wife Kristin and their three dogs.  Outside of work he enjoys spending time with his family and time on the water.

 

You can get everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want. 

-Zig Ziglar

Jeff Martin

Born on Kincheloe Air Force Base, Jeff was raised around the world.  By the time he graduated from High School he had attended 13 schools and went on to attend 5 colleges and universities. Jeff last attended college at Kalamazoo Valley Community College, where he received a degree as a Software Developer. He has had diverse experiences professionally working in construction, shipping, animation, videography, television production, and software development. Jeff is now working at Technology Solution as a software developer.

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