Staff

Patrick Czerny, ATP Coordinator of Technical Services

Patrick has been with the project since November 1992 and is a nationally certified Rehabilitation Technician. He is responsible for coordinating all technical services provided by DakotaLink and works from our main office in Rapid City South Dakota. Patrick provides quotes for evaluations as well as equipment purchases and training. He also plays a key role in the development of our four geographically located Demonstration Centers. These facilities offer onsite assistance and some products that individuals can see or evaluate before purchasing.

Page Hudson, Rehabilitation Technician

Page has been with DakotaLink since January 2001. He has a Psychology degree from South Dakota State University, 3/4 coursework complete for his Masters in business from the University of Sioux Falls and has been a technical manager for over 7 years prior to his employ with DakotaLink. He is responsible for providing information and referral on assistive technology devices, conducts assessments and research into the procurement of devices, and provides installation and training for individuals, groups and agencies/organizations.

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Ted Carrell, Assistive Technology Specialist

Ted has been with DakotaLink since July 1998. He has been working in the rehabilitation field for over 14 years specializing in Assistive Technology for the Blind and Visually Impaired. Ted originally was employed by a private computer company dealing with custom built computers and specialized software programs before becoming the computer instructor at the South Dakota Rehabilitation Center for the Blind in Sioux Falls. In 1996, Ted transferred his skills to Dakota State University as the Assistive Technology Specialist for Service to the Blind and Visually Impaired. Ted has degrees in Computer Science and Business.

Brett Burden, Rehabilitation Technician

Brett has been with DakotaLink since March 2008. He is based out of the Rapid City office and is responsible for providing installation and training for assistive technology along with conducting client assessments in western South Dakota. He has an AAS in Computer Networking and a Comptia Network+ certification. His primary area of expertise prior to DakotaLink is in the fields of print services and computer hardware and software.

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Mark Cook, Rehabilitation Technician

Mark has been with DakotaLink since July 2008. He has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Math/Computer Science from the University of Washington and is a Comptia and Microsoft certified computer technician. His job consists of providing information about assistive technology devices, conducting assessments, along with installation and training for individuals and groups. His primary area of expertise is in the field of computer equipment, but has experience in construction and equipment repair as well.

Andrea Steele, Billing Specialist

Andrea joined the DakotaLink team in December 2013 and brings to the project a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management. She is responsible for accounts receivable, accounts payable, and provides training to individuals as well.

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Tim Goembel, Driver

Tim joined DakotaLink in April 2017. Tim works out of the Sioux Falls office as a personal driver.

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David Scherer, Program Coordinator

Dave began working with DakotaLink in 1999. His duties include coordinating the activities of the DakotaLink federal project with other agencies and programs in the State that provide services or advocate for individuals of all ages with disabilities or limitations who might benefit from an Assistive Technology device or service. He also provides information and training on Assistive Technology and DakotaLink services to individuals, groups, service providers, and public agencies. David has a diversified employment background including prior public service in law enforcement as well as work in the private sector. He received his academic training at Black Hills State University and the Wurzweiler School of Social Work, Yeshiva University in New York City.

James Honomichl, Rehabilitation Technician

Based out of the Brookings office, James has been with DakotaLink since March 2005. He conducts client assessments and provides clients with installation and training for assistive technology. James has a Computer Science degree from South Dakota State University, and holds CompTIA A+ and CompTIA Network+ certifications. Prior to joining DakotaLink, his background included network and computer system administration and support.

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Andreia Mraz, Purchasing Agent/CCTV Program/Lending Library

Andreia joined the DakotaLink project January 2018. She has attended the SD School of Mines and Technology for civil engineering and attended nursing school at Western Dakota Technical School. She has various job duties which include information/referral, managing our lending programs, purchasing and receiving.